Blackburn Rovers to look for centre-back cover after Scott Dann joins Crystal Palace

BLACKBURN Rovers have sold their captain Scott Dann to Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old, who was one of Rovers’ biggest earners, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League outfit.

As the Lancashire Telegraph went to press Dann was the only player to depart Ewood Park on the final day of the January transfer window.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer, who signed Cardiff City winger Craig Conway earlier in the day, has backed summer signing Matt Kilgallon to fill the void left by Dann.

But he is expected to seek defensive cover once the window for loan signings reopens next Saturday.

Last night Bowyer was attempting to sign a striker.

But it is believed the chaos engulfing Leeds United – they sacked manager Brian McDermott and were subject to a new takeover bid – would prevent him from sealing a deal for Luke Varney.

Dann joined Rovers in August 2011 from Birmingham City and made 106 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.

He said: “It’s been a long day and a long transfer window with a lot of speculation, so it's nice to finally put pen to paper and get it done.

“I’m looking forward to the next three-and-a-half years.

“Any professional footballer will tell you that they want to be in the Premier League.

“It’s something I’ve done before and really enjoyed and having the opportunity to come and play here for the next couple of years, do well and help the team – it’s something I really wanted to do and I’m glad that it’s all gone through,”

Dann’s exit means Bowyer will be down to just two recognised centre-backs – Kilgallon and vice-captain Grant Hanley – for tomorrow’s Lancashire derby at home to Blackpool (3pm).

Bowyer, speaking before Dann’s departure, said: “What we’re blessed with is some flexibility.

“We lost Grant Hanley in the game at Wigan and we had two volunteers – Tommy Spurr went in there and did a magnificent job until half-time and then Jason Lowe filled in there.

“So we’ve covered for this game but if the Scott Dann transfer goes through then the loan window opens next week and then that is something we will have to explore.”

Conway, 28, arrived from Cardiff for what is believed to be a nominal fee.
Rovers beat off strong competition from a host of clubs – including Brighton & Hove Albion – for the Scotland international’s signature.

Bowyer said: “We’re absolutely delighted. He’s somebody we earmarked before he went on loan to Brighton earlier this season.

“When he played against us he won a penalty and set their second goal up with a quality cross – so we became even more impressed with him.

“He fits the bill in terms of what we are after – which, first and foremost, is good people and then obviously good footballers.

“He’s been around, he’s an international and he knows quite a few of our lads so he’ll settle in very quickly.

“He brings something a little different to the squad especially now that Ben Marshall is out for a while.

“It was a great opportunity and the deal that we’ve done is a fantastic deal for the football club.”

Rovers were last night hoping international clearance for Conway and fellow new boy Bryan Dabo would come through in time for the duo to take their place in Bowyer’s squad for today’s Blackpool clash.

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8:15am Sat 1 Feb 14

Iiii1111 says...

At last a manager that is managing the club.....GB stays at the avenue some nights...no posh 5* hotels for him unlike previous manager I could name.....keep up the good work GB
At last a manager that is managing the club.....GB stays at the avenue some nights...no posh 5* hotels for him unlike previous manager I could name.....keep up the good work GB Iiii1111

8:56am Sat 1 Feb 14

blazerafe says...

This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before. blazerafe

9:04am Sat 1 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

Give Killy a run b4 givin crap, as for Varney we have had 4 weeks to do it !!
Give Killy a run b4 givin crap, as for Varney we have had 4 weeks to do it !! digitusjonfred

9:07am Sat 1 Feb 14

blazerafe says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
Give Killy a run b4 givin crap, as for Varney we have had 4 weeks to do it !!
Varney would have been a terrible waste of wages, couldn't make it at Portsmouth and the games I saw him play here he was very ineffective.
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Give Killy a run b4 givin crap, as for Varney we have had 4 weeks to do it !![/p][/quote]Varney would have been a terrible waste of wages, couldn't make it at Portsmouth and the games I saw him play here he was very ineffective. blazerafe

9:13am Sat 1 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Lets see how things go today, pity the weather is going to deteriorate by kick off time though.
Lets see how things go today, pity the weather is going to deteriorate by kick off time though. owd nick

9:17am Sat 1 Feb 14

RobbyRover says...

I think that's a great bit of business. Dann has been playing well the last couple of years but being realistic he was a massive earner and we need to be smart. I'd rather lose him than JR and I think Kilgallon will do a fine job there. We're a bit short of cover, but as GB says we have people who can play there. The situation Rovers are in atm, this is sensible.
I think that's a great bit of business. Dann has been playing well the last couple of years but being realistic he was a massive earner and we need to be smart. I'd rather lose him than JR and I think Kilgallon will do a fine job there. We're a bit short of cover, but as GB says we have people who can play there. The situation Rovers are in atm, this is sensible. RobbyRover

9:22am Sat 1 Feb 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

I agree we should give Kilgallon a chance at least to be fair and if we could start killing teams off it makes everyone's job a bit easier. We all saw the substitution last week and why Gestede was taken off is beyond me, we were at home for gods sake. We could have easily lost that game at the end so let's get at Blackpool from the off today, then if we get in front keep the pressure on not sit on a one goal lead
I agree we should give Kilgallon a chance at least to be fair and if we could start killing teams off it makes everyone's job a bit easier. We all saw the substitution last week and why Gestede was taken off is beyond me, we were at home for gods sake. We could have easily lost that game at the end so let's get at Blackpool from the off today, then if we get in front keep the pressure on not sit on a one goal lead George Oghani's Ironing Board

9:28am Sat 1 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

I've said my bit about Scott Dann elsewhere.

I would also like to point out that since Ryan Nelsen left we have not had a decent on field captain. Samba couldn't communicate, Murphy couldn't be arsed, Dann couldn't cope. When the team are struggling you look around for inspiration and leadership and frankly Dann has been found seriously wanting. I think it might be too soon to give young Hanley the job full time, Robbo has seniority but the guy I see with the right attitude could be Tommy Spurr. Discuss.
I've said my bit about Scott Dann elsewhere. I would also like to point out that since Ryan Nelsen left we have not had a decent on field captain. Samba couldn't communicate, Murphy couldn't be arsed, Dann couldn't cope. When the team are struggling you look around for inspiration and leadership and frankly Dann has been found seriously wanting. I think it might be too soon to give young Hanley the job full time, Robbo has seniority but the guy I see with the right attitude could be Tommy Spurr. Discuss. greenscreener

9:29am Sat 1 Feb 14

bluenwhite says...

blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
[quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k bluenwhite

9:34am Sat 1 Feb 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Or Tom Cairney? Yes a bit young I guess but he has the drive, and it could improve him even more as a player. Provided that he is played centre midfield as he should be GB, hey it worked with Stevie G all them years back
Or Tom Cairney? Yes a bit young I guess but he has the drive, and it could improve him even more as a player. Provided that he is played centre midfield as he should be GB, hey it worked with Stevie G all them years back George Oghani's Ironing Board

9:43am Sat 1 Feb 14

chrisstuttard says...

Scott Dann will be playing Championship football again next season.
Scott Dann will be playing Championship football again next season. chrisstuttard

10:02am Sat 1 Feb 14

Thirtyfour Years says...

bluenwhite wrote:
blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
Well put. I think the Venkys have learned their lesson
Now matters in hand. 3 points today please..
[quote][p][bold]bluenwhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k[/p][/quote]Well put. I think the Venkys have learned their lesson Now matters in hand. 3 points today please.. Thirtyfour Years

10:41am Sat 1 Feb 14

Bill Carson says...

Rovers squad is now seriously unbalanced, with only 5 defenders and 3 strikers on the books (that's including the lazy waster Best). Sadly we have a plethora of midfielders that you would still struggle to pick 4 effective players from the crocks. I would predict an avalanche either way today, depending on who ****-up first!
Rovers squad is now seriously unbalanced, with only 5 defenders and 3 strikers on the books (that's including the lazy waster Best). Sadly we have a plethora of midfielders that you would still struggle to pick 4 effective players from the crocks. I would predict an avalanche either way today, depending on who ****-up first! Bill Carson

11:12am Sat 1 Feb 14

BlueSkies says...

Can we not get O'Connell back from loan, he's having a good season at Dale, or is he tied up for the full term?
He's an excellent prospect and I'd rather give him an opportunity than an outsider.
Can we not get O'Connell back from loan, he's having a good season at Dale, or is he tied up for the full term? He's an excellent prospect and I'd rather give him an opportunity than an outsider. BlueSkies

11:34am Sat 1 Feb 14

PlutoRover says...

Not that long ago great things were being said of Edwards and O'Connell but I have to admit that I have seen very little of them. Are either of them good enough to join our first team squad and provide cover for Killa and Big Heed? It would be great to promote up the ranks if they are. Also, whats the opinion on Hugo Fernandes, I thought he may be breaking into the first team this year?
Not that long ago great things were being said of Edwards and O'Connell but I have to admit that I have seen very little of them. Are either of them good enough to join our first team squad and provide cover for Killa and Big Heed? It would be great to promote up the ranks if they are. Also, whats the opinion on Hugo Fernandes, I thought he may be breaking into the first team this year? PlutoRover

12:01pm Sat 1 Feb 14

seekyrovers says...

bluenwhite wrote:
blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
totally agree venkys are supporting us bowyer has a great british squad and its clear to see for all how far we have come , cmon the blues big 3 points tday time to kick on now and give it a good go , rovers till i die cmonnnnnnn
[quote][p][bold]bluenwhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k[/p][/quote]totally agree venkys are supporting us bowyer has a great british squad and its clear to see for all how far we have come , cmon the blues big 3 points tday time to kick on now and give it a good go , rovers till i die cmonnnnnnn seekyrovers

12:09pm Sat 1 Feb 14

J.C - Rishton says...

bluenwhite wrote:
blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
Yes you are right Venkys have lost millions (their own fault) but if, even now, Venkys started to comunicate/interact with fans then some who are currently staying away may start to return.

Just a thought, but if Venkys truely cared about BRFC (like they claim) and want to stay around for the longterm then they HAVE to start building bridges with those supporters AND those sponsers that they have hacked off.

The only way BFRC (or any club) can properly progress is if ALL parties, fans, players, owners, management & sponsers are pulling in the same direction.

Whilst they remain in their bunker in Pune they will never be accepted by a large percentage of fans & sponsers - they must swallow their over inflated pride and ego's, grow a pair of balls and start to come back, attend games & comunicate.

I (as many on here know) am a Venky hater but if they started to build bridges with us fans then I, for one, (for the good of the club) would draw a line on what has happened and move forward together.

But at the end of the day its the Venky family who have to make the first move as we all know there are many fans groups and sponsers who would meet and talk with the Venkys if they were given the chance to do so.

If Venkys continue to refuse to build bridges with fans then BRFC will continue to limp on as a broken club with ever decreasing ticket sales and low sponsership rates (Corporate sponsership is down by 90% since Venkys took over BRFC).
[quote][p][bold]bluenwhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k[/p][/quote]Yes you are right Venkys have lost millions (their own fault) but if, even now, Venkys started to comunicate/interact with fans then some who are currently staying away may start to return. Just a thought, but if Venkys truely cared about BRFC (like they claim) and want to stay around for the longterm then they HAVE to start building bridges with those supporters AND those sponsers that they have hacked off. The only way BFRC (or any club) can properly progress is if ALL parties, fans, players, owners, management & sponsers are pulling in the same direction. Whilst they remain in their bunker in Pune they will never be accepted by a large percentage of fans & sponsers - they must swallow their over inflated pride and ego's, grow a pair of balls and start to come back, attend games & comunicate. I (as many on here know) am a Venky hater but if they started to build bridges with us fans then I, for one, (for the good of the club) would draw a line on what has happened and move forward together. But at the end of the day its the Venky family who have to make the first move as we all know there are many fans groups and sponsers who would meet and talk with the Venkys if they were given the chance to do so. If Venkys continue to refuse to build bridges with fans then BRFC will continue to limp on as a broken club with ever decreasing ticket sales and low sponsership rates (Corporate sponsership is down by 90% since Venkys took over BRFC). J.C - Rishton

12:30pm Sat 1 Feb 14

A Darener says...

So that's Palace relegated then!
So that's Palace relegated then! A Darener

12:31pm Sat 1 Feb 14

BlueSkies says...

PlutoRover wrote:
Not that long ago great things were being said of Edwards and O'Connell but I have to admit that I have seen very little of them. Are either of them good enough to join our first team squad and provide cover for Killa and Big Heed? It would be great to promote up the ranks if they are. Also, whats the opinion on Hugo Fernandes, I thought he may be breaking into the first team this year?
O'Connell getting rave reviews at Dale, saw him play earlier this season and didn't put a foot wrong. GB and his team must be aware of his performances but it's League 2. They are the experts!
Speaking with Dale fan this morning and his comment was "Hands Off"!
[quote][p][bold]PlutoRover[/bold] wrote: Not that long ago great things were being said of Edwards and O'Connell but I have to admit that I have seen very little of them. Are either of them good enough to join our first team squad and provide cover for Killa and Big Heed? It would be great to promote up the ranks if they are. Also, whats the opinion on Hugo Fernandes, I thought he may be breaking into the first team this year?[/p][/quote]O'Connell getting rave reviews at Dale, saw him play earlier this season and didn't put a foot wrong. GB and his team must be aware of his performances but it's League 2. They are the experts! Speaking with Dale fan this morning and his comment was "Hands Off"! BlueSkies

12:52pm Sat 1 Feb 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
I've said my bit about Scott Dann elsewhere.

I would also like to point out that since Ryan Nelsen left we have not had a decent on field captain. Samba couldn't communicate, Murphy couldn't be arsed, Dann couldn't cope. When the team are struggling you look around for inspiration and leadership and frankly Dann has been found seriously wanting. I think it might be too soon to give young Hanley the job full time, Robbo has seniority but the guy I see with the right attitude could be Tommy Spurr. Discuss.
Unfortunately there aren't many John Terry's around and we don't really know the characters of the players involved.

I don't like keepers as captains, although Robbo does a fantastic job commanding the area, GB appears to prefer Hanley and that might have something of a calming influence on him.

I like Spurr as a player but not as a potential captain yet.

Robbo or Hanley would suit me fine for now.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: I've said my bit about Scott Dann elsewhere. I would also like to point out that since Ryan Nelsen left we have not had a decent on field captain. Samba couldn't communicate, Murphy couldn't be arsed, Dann couldn't cope. When the team are struggling you look around for inspiration and leadership and frankly Dann has been found seriously wanting. I think it might be too soon to give young Hanley the job full time, Robbo has seniority but the guy I see with the right attitude could be Tommy Spurr. Discuss.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately there aren't many John Terry's around and we don't really know the characters of the players involved. I don't like keepers as captains, although Robbo does a fantastic job commanding the area, GB appears to prefer Hanley and that might have something of a calming influence on him. I like Spurr as a player but not as a potential captain yet. Robbo or Hanley would suit me fine for now. owd nick

12:53pm Sat 1 Feb 14

owd nick says...

bluenwhite wrote:
blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
seconded.
[quote][p][bold]bluenwhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k[/p][/quote]seconded. owd nick

1:21pm Sat 1 Feb 14

owd nick says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
bluenwhite wrote:
blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
Yes you are right Venkys have lost millions (their own fault) but if, even now, Venkys started to comunicate/interact with fans then some who are currently staying away may start to return.

Just a thought, but if Venkys truely cared about BRFC (like they claim) and want to stay around for the longterm then they HAVE to start building bridges with those supporters AND those sponsers that they have hacked off.

The only way BFRC (or any club) can properly progress is if ALL parties, fans, players, owners, management & sponsers are pulling in the same direction.

Whilst they remain in their bunker in Pune they will never be accepted by a large percentage of fans & sponsers - they must swallow their over inflated pride and ego's, grow a pair of balls and start to come back, attend games & comunicate.

I (as many on here know) am a Venky hater but if they started to build bridges with us fans then I, for one, (for the good of the club) would draw a line on what has happened and move forward together.

But at the end of the day its the Venky family who have to make the first move as we all know there are many fans groups and sponsers who would meet and talk with the Venkys if they were given the chance to do so.

If Venkys continue to refuse to build bridges with fans then BRFC will continue to limp on as a broken club with ever decreasing ticket sales and low sponsership rates (Corporate sponsership is down by 90% since Venkys took over BRFC).
I for one have drawn a line under what has happened regarding Venky's, I won't forget what has happened in the past but that's the past and until some genius invents a time machine there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.

While the Shebby shambles was going on we asked, nay pleaded with them to put real football people in place and let them get on with it.

Isn't that what has happened? Maybe that's their way of starting to build bridges.

Football clubs are like supertankers, when things are going wrong it takes an awful long time to turn things around, usually because there are another 20 or so supertankers on your league trying to take advantage of your misfortune.

Whatever Venky's motives are they appear to have learned an extremely harsh lesson, as have we fans, but unlike so many good time fans I am not going to cut off my own nose to spite my face, life is far too short for that.

If you received the abuse that Venky's do every time they turn up what would you do in their position? I saw it first hand on one occaision, I was appalled and taking my Rovers supporter hat off if I had been Mrs Desai I would have pulled the plug on the club there and then.

Sponsors want to be associated with success, once we start moving forward their memories and consciences will suddenly shorten because they will make money out of being associated with us.

So in 45 minutes or so we will be wandering down to Ewood hoping for a good, dominant performance, 3 points and just as importantly staying dry!
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluenwhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k[/p][/quote]Yes you are right Venkys have lost millions (their own fault) but if, even now, Venkys started to comunicate/interact with fans then some who are currently staying away may start to return. Just a thought, but if Venkys truely cared about BRFC (like they claim) and want to stay around for the longterm then they HAVE to start building bridges with those supporters AND those sponsers that they have hacked off. The only way BFRC (or any club) can properly progress is if ALL parties, fans, players, owners, management & sponsers are pulling in the same direction. Whilst they remain in their bunker in Pune they will never be accepted by a large percentage of fans & sponsers - they must swallow their over inflated pride and ego's, grow a pair of balls and start to come back, attend games & comunicate. I (as many on here know) am a Venky hater but if they started to build bridges with us fans then I, for one, (for the good of the club) would draw a line on what has happened and move forward together. But at the end of the day its the Venky family who have to make the first move as we all know there are many fans groups and sponsers who would meet and talk with the Venkys if they were given the chance to do so. If Venkys continue to refuse to build bridges with fans then BRFC will continue to limp on as a broken club with ever decreasing ticket sales and low sponsership rates (Corporate sponsership is down by 90% since Venkys took over BRFC).[/p][/quote]I for one have drawn a line under what has happened regarding Venky's, I won't forget what has happened in the past but that's the past and until some genius invents a time machine there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. While the Shebby shambles was going on we asked, nay pleaded with them to put real football people in place and let them get on with it. Isn't that what has happened? Maybe that's their way of starting to build bridges. Football clubs are like supertankers, when things are going wrong it takes an awful long time to turn things around, usually because there are another 20 or so supertankers on your league trying to take advantage of your misfortune. Whatever Venky's motives are they appear to have learned an extremely harsh lesson, as have we fans, but unlike so many good time fans I am not going to cut off my own nose to spite my face, life is far too short for that. If you received the abuse that Venky's do every time they turn up what would you do in their position? I saw it first hand on one occaision, I was appalled and taking my Rovers supporter hat off if I had been Mrs Desai I would have pulled the plug on the club there and then. Sponsors want to be associated with success, once we start moving forward their memories and consciences will suddenly shorten because they will make money out of being associated with us. So in 45 minutes or so we will be wandering down to Ewood hoping for a good, dominant performance, 3 points and just as importantly staying dry! owd nick

7:41am Sun 2 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
bluenwhite wrote:
blazerafe wrote:
This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.
Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be.
Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in.
Its how the club has to be.
Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us.
Pri@k
Yes you are right Venkys have lost millions (their own fault) but if, even now, Venkys started to comunicate/interact with fans then some who are currently staying away may start to return.

Just a thought, but if Venkys truely cared about BRFC (like they claim) and want to stay around for the longterm then they HAVE to start building bridges with those supporters AND those sponsers that they have hacked off.

The only way BFRC (or any club) can properly progress is if ALL parties, fans, players, owners, management & sponsers are pulling in the same direction.

Whilst they remain in their bunker in Pune they will never be accepted by a large percentage of fans & sponsers - they must swallow their over inflated pride and ego's, grow a pair of balls and start to come back, attend games & comunicate.

I (as many on here know) am a Venky hater but if they started to build bridges with us fans then I, for one, (for the good of the club) would draw a line on what has happened and move forward together.

But at the end of the day its the Venky family who have to make the first move as we all know there are many fans groups and sponsers who would meet and talk with the Venkys if they were given the chance to do so.

If Venkys continue to refuse to build bridges with fans then BRFC will continue to limp on as a broken club with ever decreasing ticket sales and low sponsership rates (Corporate sponsership is down by 90% since Venkys took over BRFC).
I for one have drawn a line under what has happened regarding Venky's, I won't forget what has happened in the past but that's the past and until some genius invents a time machine there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.

While the Shebby shambles was going on we asked, nay pleaded with them to put real football people in place and let them get on with it.

Isn't that what has happened? Maybe that's their way of starting to build bridges.

Football clubs are like supertankers, when things are going wrong it takes an awful long time to turn things around, usually because there are another 20 or so supertankers on your league trying to take advantage of your misfortune.

Whatever Venky's motives are they appear to have learned an extremely harsh lesson, as have we fans, but unlike so many good time fans I am not going to cut off my own nose to spite my face, life is far too short for that.

If you received the abuse that Venky's do every time they turn up what would you do in their position? I saw it first hand on one occaision, I was appalled and taking my Rovers supporter hat off if I had been Mrs Desai I would have pulled the plug on the club there and then.

Sponsors want to be associated with success, once we start moving forward their memories and consciences will suddenly shorten because they will make money out of being associated with us.

So in 45 minutes or so we will be wandering down to Ewood hoping for a good, dominant performance, 3 points and just as importantly staying dry!
Dominant performance, sponsors associated with succesd - you clot none og this at ewood!!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluenwhite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blazerafe[/bold] wrote: This is madness. From what I've seen Kilgallon is nothing but a flapper and is out performed by Hanley every game they have played together. I am bitterly disappointed that once again put best defender is allowed to leave on transfer deadline day and venkys are allowed to pocket the money. To not have a replacement available already is pathetic and to have to rely on people playing out of position is an embarrassment. As far as I'm concerned all the hard defensive work Bowyer has done has gone and there is zero to no chance of a play off place now as we will be shipping more goals than ever before.[/p][/quote]Are you an Idiot?? Do you not understand........we have to get rid of these players to fit in with fair play. Dann earned a fortune and to be fair was never the player we hoped he would be. Bowyer has no choice, and by nxt week we will hopefully have a loan player in. Its how the club has to be. Venkys might have made mistakes but if you think they have made money out of Rovers you really are an idiot. We have spent fortunes, albeit wasted mainly by Kean. We have pathetic gates on the lowest prices in the football league............we lose money constantly and Venkys still fund us. Pri@k[/p][/quote]Yes you are right Venkys have lost millions (their own fault) but if, even now, Venkys started to comunicate/interact with fans then some who are currently staying away may start to return. Just a thought, but if Venkys truely cared about BRFC (like they claim) and want to stay around for the longterm then they HAVE to start building bridges with those supporters AND those sponsers that they have hacked off. The only way BFRC (or any club) can properly progress is if ALL parties, fans, players, owners, management & sponsers are pulling in the same direction. Whilst they remain in their bunker in Pune they will never be accepted by a large percentage of fans & sponsers - they must swallow their over inflated pride and ego's, grow a pair of balls and start to come back, attend games & comunicate. I (as many on here know) am a Venky hater but if they started to build bridges with us fans then I, for one, (for the good of the club) would draw a line on what has happened and move forward together. But at the end of the day its the Venky family who have to make the first move as we all know there are many fans groups and sponsers who would meet and talk with the Venkys if they were given the chance to do so. If Venkys continue to refuse to build bridges with fans then BRFC will continue to limp on as a broken club with ever decreasing ticket sales and low sponsership rates (Corporate sponsership is down by 90% since Venkys took over BRFC).[/p][/quote]I for one have drawn a line under what has happened regarding Venky's, I won't forget what has happened in the past but that's the past and until some genius invents a time machine there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. While the Shebby shambles was going on we asked, nay pleaded with them to put real football people in place and let them get on with it. Isn't that what has happened? Maybe that's their way of starting to build bridges. Football clubs are like supertankers, when things are going wrong it takes an awful long time to turn things around, usually because there are another 20 or so supertankers on your league trying to take advantage of your misfortune. Whatever Venky's motives are they appear to have learned an extremely harsh lesson, as have we fans, but unlike so many good time fans I am not going to cut off my own nose to spite my face, life is far too short for that. If you received the abuse that Venky's do every time they turn up what would you do in their position? I saw it first hand on one occaision, I was appalled and taking my Rovers supporter hat off if I had been Mrs Desai I would have pulled the plug on the club there and then. Sponsors want to be associated with success, once we start moving forward their memories and consciences will suddenly shorten because they will make money out of being associated with us. So in 45 minutes or so we will be wandering down to Ewood hoping for a good, dominant performance, 3 points and just as importantly staying dry![/p][/quote]Dominant performance, sponsors associated with succesd - you clot none og this at ewood!!!! Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave

2:00pm Sun 2 Feb 14

cornish rover says...

A Darener wrote:
So that's Palace relegated then!
Yup !
Good bit of business there for us, however much he went for !
Average Championship CH at best. I'll be watching his c**k-ups on MOTD for the rest of this season...
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: So that's Palace relegated then![/p][/quote]Yup ! Good bit of business there for us, however much he went for ! Average Championship CH at best. I'll be watching his c**k-ups on MOTD for the rest of this season... cornish rover

5:10pm Sun 2 Feb 14

shimmy says...

Sad sign of the times, he will do well at Palace
Sad sign of the times, he will do well at Palace shimmy

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