Hanley will be success as Blackburn Rovers skipper – Dunn

David Dunn leads the celebrations on Saturday

David Dunn leads the celebrations on Saturday

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DAVID Dunn and his fellow Blackburn Rovers team-mates believe boss Gary Bowyer has made the perfect decision to hand Grant Hanley the club’s captaincy.

Academy graduate Hanley marked his appointment as the new Rovers skipper by scoring the crucial second goal in Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Blackpool.

Dunn, who broke the deadlock with a solo strike, is delighted for the 22-year-old.

And he has no doubt that Hanley will go on to become a great leader for Rovers.

“Grant is what every young player at this club should want to be,” said Dunn, 34, a past Rovers captain.

“The commitment that he shows, how well he has done and the attitude he shows every single day.

“He’s a leader and a winner so he was certainly the stand-out choice for me.”

Bowyer could have turned to more experienced players like Dunn, Paul Robinson or Matt Kilgallon to take over the captain’s armband after skipper Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a fee that could rise to more than £2million.

But the Rovers boss had no hesitation in naming the Scotland international as Dann’s successor.

Bowyer said: “I’ve seen Grant do the job for many a year at youth and reserve level – he’s captain material.

“I know other people have spoken about him being national captain for Scotland one day and I honestly believe he’ll do that too.

“He is an organiser and he leads by example – not just on matchday but every day in training.

“He gets the respect of the older players as well, which says a hell of a lot for him as a person and as a player.”

Hanley’s fellow defender Tommy Spurr backed up his manager.

Left-back Spurr, 26, said: “Everyone knows how good Grant is and the stature that he has – everyone respects him.

“But the lads all respect each other so whoever would have stepped in would have had the same.

“But I think Grant’s perfect for it.”

The win over Blackpool stretched Rovers’ unbeaten run in the Championship to three matches.

But Dunn admitted it was vital to pick up the three points after having to settle for draws against Barnsley and Derby County.

He said: "After drawing the last two games – games which we thought we could have got a little bit more out of – it was important to get the win.

“I was pleased with my goal and the performance although I was a little disappointed we stopped playing a little bit in the second half.

“But the lads showed great resilience to go and get that second goal and put the game to bed.”

Rovers boss Bowyer confirmed he will have to assess the injury which forced substitute Josh King to come off 20 minutes after coming on during Saturday’s win.

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12:37pm Mon 3 Feb 14

mmickk says...

Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a still undisclosed fee but one that could rise to more than £2million. In other words you have not got a clue so made it up? Do you read what you write LT?
Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a still undisclosed fee but one that could rise to more than £2million. In other words you have not got a clue so made it up? Do you read what you write LT? mmickk
  • Score: -13

12:44pm Mon 3 Feb 14

adcr says...

Arguably our most improved player over the last few years. He was truly shocking when he was first intoduced to the team, understandable as the entire team was terrible back then. To be a team captain at such a young age is a massive achievement, and his best is yet to come. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if he turned out to be as good, or even better than Jones. I read somewhere that when they were both youth players Hanley was regarded as the better of the two (don't know if that is true or not).
Arguably our most improved player over the last few years. He was truly shocking when he was first intoduced to the team, understandable as the entire team was terrible back then. To be a team captain at such a young age is a massive achievement, and his best is yet to come. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if he turned out to be as good, or even better than Jones. I read somewhere that when they were both youth players Hanley was regarded as the better of the two (don't know if that is true or not). adcr
  • Score: 20

12:48pm Mon 3 Feb 14

bburnrover says...

I was informed that we actually paid 6 million for Dann from this paper so how much did we pay for him? I cannot believe his value has dropped by 4 million quid as he has actually improved since his move from Brum.
I was informed that we actually paid 6 million for Dann from this paper so how much did we pay for him? I cannot believe his value has dropped by 4 million quid as he has actually improved since his move from Brum. bburnrover
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Mon 3 Feb 14

chicken.pluckers says...

mmickk wrote:
Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a still undisclosed fee but one that could rise to more than £2million. In other words you have not got a clue so made it up? Do you read what you write LT?
I believe the figure is though to be in the region of £1.5 million, a quarter of what you paid for him, which highlights just how desperate Venky's are to offload your high earners.
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a still undisclosed fee but one that could rise to more than £2million. In other words you have not got a clue so made it up? Do you read what you write LT?[/p][/quote]I believe the figure is though to be in the region of £1.5 million, a quarter of what you paid for him, which highlights just how desperate Venky's are to offload your high earners. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: -20

12:56pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

mmickk wrote:
Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a still undisclosed fee but one that could rise to more than £2million. In other words you have not got a clue so made it up? Do you read what you write LT?
I read somewhere that the fee was £1 million plus another million if Palace stay up. It's interesting that Dann wasn't even on the bench for Palace at the weekend although that's probably because his clearance didn't come through in time.
[quote][p][bold]mmickk[/bold] wrote: Scott Dann’s transfer deadline day departure to Crystal Palace for a still undisclosed fee but one that could rise to more than £2million. In other words you have not got a clue so made it up? Do you read what you write LT?[/p][/quote]I read somewhere that the fee was £1 million plus another million if Palace stay up. It's interesting that Dann wasn't even on the bench for Palace at the weekend although that's probably because his clearance didn't come through in time. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Mon 3 Feb 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Lets hope it matures him a bit shall we and also improves his decision making, lets be honest when its one on one with Grant you are always thinking please do not dive in, especially in and around the box. That said you cant fault the lads commitment and his will to win so fair play to him, he is also willing to dish out a b........g which is whats been missing at times over the last few years.
Lets hope it matures him a bit shall we and also improves his decision making, lets be honest when its one on one with Grant you are always thinking please do not dive in, especially in and around the box. That said you cant fault the lads commitment and his will to win so fair play to him, he is also willing to dish out a b........g which is whats been missing at times over the last few years. George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Mon 3 Feb 14

gingerprince says...

bad business if you ask me paid 6 mil and sell or 1-2 mil dont understand it personally but hey ho who am i to judge also if dann wants another relgation on his c.v it entirely up to him
bad business if you ask me paid 6 mil and sell or 1-2 mil dont understand it personally but hey ho who am i to judge also if dann wants another relgation on his c.v it entirely up to him gingerprince
  • Score: 5

1:12pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

bburnrover wrote:
I was informed that we actually paid 6 million for Dann from this paper so how much did we pay for him? I cannot believe his value has dropped by 4 million quid as he has actually improved since his move from Brum.
It's undisclosed as Venkys keep their business to themselves. We and this newspaper can speculate all we want but we'll never know presumably.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I was informed that we actually paid 6 million for Dann from this paper so how much did we pay for him? I cannot believe his value has dropped by 4 million quid as he has actually improved since his move from Brum.[/p][/quote]It's undisclosed as Venkys keep their business to themselves. We and this newspaper can speculate all we want but we'll never know presumably. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

1:31pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Only1Garner says...

bburnrover wrote:
I was informed that we actually paid 6 million for Dann from this paper so how much did we pay for him? I cannot believe his value has dropped by 4 million quid as he has actually improved since his move from Brum.
£1-2 Million is probably about right for Dann, it was the £6millon that out of order, consider this though, the agent often get a %age of the fee, and as it was during the Kean/Anderson era it would not surprise anyone if this was the case. Some managers have a contract clause whereby they get a %age of any profit made on the sale of any player they signed, if Kean has such a clause, he must owe Rovers millions.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I was informed that we actually paid 6 million for Dann from this paper so how much did we pay for him? I cannot believe his value has dropped by 4 million quid as he has actually improved since his move from Brum.[/p][/quote]£1-2 Million is probably about right for Dann, it was the £6millon that out of order, consider this though, the agent often get a %age of the fee, and as it was during the Kean/Anderson era it would not surprise anyone if this was the case. Some managers have a contract clause whereby they get a %age of any profit made on the sale of any player they signed, if Kean has such a clause, he must owe Rovers millions. Only1Garner
  • Score: 5

1:46pm Mon 3 Feb 14

BlueSkies says...

Someone on here recently put Dann's wage at £37k a week, if that's the case then over £1.9m a year saving. How long was there to run on his contract? If we get £2m tops plus savings on salary, sounds good to me for a guy who was ok in the Championship but didn't perform as well in the PL.
Someone on here recently put Dann's wage at £37k a week, if that's the case then over £1.9m a year saving. How long was there to run on his contract? If we get £2m tops plus savings on salary, sounds good to me for a guy who was ok in the Championship but didn't perform as well in the PL. BlueSkies
  • Score: 9

2:01pm Mon 3 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call. owd nick
  • Score: 30

2:35pm Mon 3 Feb 14

baz58 says...

owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time! baz58
  • Score: 12

2:41pm Mon 3 Feb 14

chicken.pluckers says...

owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Er, he was the captain of Blackburn Rovers...

Dann couldn't get out of there fast enough and would gladly take another relegation on his CV before enduring another season of mediocrity and mid-table nothingness with Blackburn Rovers.

If not Hanley then who? Where are the Samba's, the Nelson's, the Jones's? You only get 7 games a season out of Dunn. Simply put Bowyer had no other option so he gives the captaincy to a 22 year-old with a short fuse who looks like an escaped psychiatric patient. Best of a bad bunch I suppose.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Er, he was the captain of Blackburn Rovers... Dann couldn't get out of there fast enough and would gladly take another relegation on his CV before enduring another season of mediocrity and mid-table nothingness with Blackburn Rovers. If not Hanley then who? Where are the Samba's, the Nelson's, the Jones's? You only get 7 games a season out of Dunn. Simply put Bowyer had no other option so he gives the captaincy to a 22 year-old with a short fuse who looks like an escaped psychiatric patient. Best of a bad bunch I suppose. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: -24

2:41pm Mon 3 Feb 14

brown cow warrior says...

I will reserve my judgement on 'the new improved Hanley' until someone rakes their studs down his shin..........then we'll see if his temperament has improved.........on his recent showing when he looked as though he was going to chin Taylor I'd say he's got a way to go. Only saying.
I will reserve my judgement on 'the new improved Hanley' until someone rakes their studs down his shin..........then we'll see if his temperament has improved.........on his recent showing when he looked as though he was going to chin Taylor I'd say he's got a way to go. Only saying. brown cow warrior
  • Score: -5

3:14pm Mon 3 Feb 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Er, he was the captain of Blackburn Rovers...

Dann couldn't get out of there fast enough and would gladly take another relegation on his CV before enduring another season of mediocrity and mid-table nothingness with Blackburn Rovers.

If not Hanley then who? Where are the Samba's, the Nelson's, the Jones's? You only get 7 games a season out of Dunn. Simply put Bowyer had no other option so he gives the captaincy to a 22 year-old with a short fuse who looks like an escaped psychiatric patient. Best of a bad bunch I suppose.
Rubbish! No other options???? Paul Robinson. Tommy Spurr, Jordan Rhodes, Dunny as vice Captain. Look Hanley got the job on merit you spanner dont talk c..p. i seem to remember Steven Gerrard having a short fuse as a kid coming through at Liverpool, not to mention an even more dodgy haircut than Hanley. Well done at QPR by the way and Stone cold as them fired up to be fair, soon be March
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Er, he was the captain of Blackburn Rovers... Dann couldn't get out of there fast enough and would gladly take another relegation on his CV before enduring another season of mediocrity and mid-table nothingness with Blackburn Rovers. If not Hanley then who? Where are the Samba's, the Nelson's, the Jones's? You only get 7 games a season out of Dunn. Simply put Bowyer had no other option so he gives the captaincy to a 22 year-old with a short fuse who looks like an escaped psychiatric patient. Best of a bad bunch I suppose.[/p][/quote]Rubbish! No other options???? Paul Robinson. Tommy Spurr, Jordan Rhodes, Dunny as vice Captain. Look Hanley got the job on merit you spanner dont talk c..p. i seem to remember Steven Gerrard having a short fuse as a kid coming through at Liverpool, not to mention an even more dodgy haircut than Hanley. Well done at QPR by the way and Stone cold as them fired up to be fair, soon be March George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 4

3:45pm Mon 3 Feb 14

chicken.pluckers says...

baz58 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time!
That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time![/p][/quote]That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: -20

4:00pm Mon 3 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

i see wluv is back on here once more confirming that the village is missing its idiot again
i see wluv is back on here once more confirming that the village is missing its idiot again hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 13

4:02pm Mon 3 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

Let us just put Danns loss down to experience , it was a bad bit of business but so what we have freed up some cash and l am sure Gary Bowyer has his eyes on another central defender, anyway who knows this move may just be the catalyst for the rest of the season,
Let us just put Danns loss down to experience , it was a bad bit of business but so what we have freed up some cash and l am sure Gary Bowyer has his eyes on another central defender, anyway who knows this move may just be the catalyst for the rest of the season, noddy57
  • Score: 7

4:07pm Mon 3 Feb 14

baz58 says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
baz58 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time!
That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.
I meant no disrespect whatsoever, I just said it as I see it, obviously I could be wrong. Anyway whats it got to do with you? Go and comment on your own team instead of hogging this site!
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time![/p][/quote]That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.[/p][/quote]I meant no disrespect whatsoever, I just said it as I see it, obviously I could be wrong. Anyway whats it got to do with you? Go and comment on your own team instead of hogging this site! baz58
  • Score: 6

4:33pm Mon 3 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Why do you answer this troll?

All you are doing is feeding the troll.
Why do you answer this troll? All you are doing is feeding the troll. owd nick
  • Score: 7

4:38pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Rover47 says...

Seems we gave Scotty away just to get him off the wage bill. Having said that, Tony Pulis is probably patting himself on the back at having bagged a bargain - and he didn't even have to take the wastrel Best as a make-weight either.
Seems we gave Scotty away just to get him off the wage bill. Having said that, Tony Pulis is probably patting himself on the back at having bagged a bargain - and he didn't even have to take the wastrel Best as a make-weight either. Rover47
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Mon 3 Feb 14

jr21blueandwhite says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Er, he was the captain of Blackburn Rovers...

Dann couldn't get out of there fast enough and would gladly take another relegation on his CV before enduring another season of mediocrity and mid-table nothingness with Blackburn Rovers.

If not Hanley then who? Where are the Samba's, the Nelson's, the Jones's? You only get 7 games a season out of Dunn. Simply put Bowyer had no other option so he gives the captaincy to a 22 year-old with a short fuse who looks like an escaped psychiatric patient. Best of a bad bunch I suppose.
David Dunn

David Dunn
This season so far 2013/14

Appearances
14
Assists
4
Goals
3
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Er, he was the captain of Blackburn Rovers... Dann couldn't get out of there fast enough and would gladly take another relegation on his CV before enduring another season of mediocrity and mid-table nothingness with Blackburn Rovers. If not Hanley then who? Where are the Samba's, the Nelson's, the Jones's? You only get 7 games a season out of Dunn. Simply put Bowyer had no other option so he gives the captaincy to a 22 year-old with a short fuse who looks like an escaped psychiatric patient. Best of a bad bunch I suppose.[/p][/quote]David Dunn David Dunn This season so far 2013/14 Appearances 14 Assists 4 Goals 3 jr21blueandwhite
  • Score: 9

4:48pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Road Runner Road Runner says...

A real potential to join the ranks of a long line of true custodians of the beloved.

These last couple of years since the departure of ....................
....................
............(fill the blanks with your thoughts) Hanley has become head and shoulders above.

Arte et labore
A real potential to join the ranks of a long line of true custodians of the beloved. These last couple of years since the departure of .................... .................... ............(fill the blanks with your thoughts) Hanley has become head and shoulders above. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Mon 3 Feb 14

baldie says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
baz58 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time!
That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.
Just a short break away this time,Judith?
Then again,you did get a draw so not a completely bad weekend.
What was it,a Sun £9.50 special to Grange over Sands?
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time![/p][/quote]That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.[/p][/quote]Just a short break away this time,Judith? Then again,you did get a draw so not a completely bad weekend. What was it,a Sun £9.50 special to Grange over Sands? baldie
  • Score: 26

5:51pm Mon 3 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Mr Nick - totally agree with your comments about Dann - all he could talk about was Palace and Premiership Football no goodbye to the fans or thanks to the Venkys/Rovers for his time at Ewood and his 'fat' income so as the say the 'King is Dead Long Live the King' - but the King might be back in the Championship next season but will it matter to him - not at all still on big bucks!!! as for Hanley just hope that the faith GB has put in him as Captain pays dividends but my view like the Manager he is out of his depth - sorry!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Mr Nick - totally agree with your comments about Dann - all he could talk about was Palace and Premiership Football no goodbye to the fans or thanks to the Venkys/Rovers for his time at Ewood and his 'fat' income so as the say the 'King is Dead Long Live the King' - but the King might be back in the Championship next season but will it matter to him - not at all still on big bucks!!! as for Hanley just hope that the faith GB has put in him as Captain pays dividends but my view like the Manager he is out of his depth - sorry! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -4

6:44pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Whydidtheybanme? says...

baldie wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
baz58 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time!
That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.
Just a short break away this time,Judith?
Then again,you did get a draw so not a completely bad weekend.
What was it,a Sun £9.50 special to Grange over Sands?
Mark you are so so sad. Just go on BFC FFS!
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%, Danns gone, Hanleys the one who counts now, I honestly believe that Scott Dann will disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, whilst the football world hasn't heard the last of Grant Hanley! Having said that, all the best Scott, you did ok for us....most of the time![/p][/quote]That says it all about Blackburn Rovers fans, treating their former captain with such disrespect. I believe its more likely that Blackburn Rovers could disappear off the radar and finish up in the lower divisions, while Scott Dann goes on to have a decent career. You're owned by Venky's remember, Scott Dann isn't. Complete arrogance but we expect nothing less from Blackburn Rovers supporters.[/p][/quote]Just a short break away this time,Judith? Then again,you did get a draw so not a completely bad weekend. What was it,a Sun £9.50 special to Grange over Sands?[/p][/quote]Mark you are so so sad. Just go on BFC FFS! Whydidtheybanme?
  • Score: 17

7:05pm Mon 3 Feb 14

jimluftas says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Mr Nick - totally agree with your comments about Dann - all he could talk about was Palace and Premiership Football no goodbye to the fans or thanks to the Venkys/Rovers for his time at Ewood and his 'fat' income so as the say the 'King is Dead Long Live the King' - but the King might be back in the Championship next season but will it matter to him - not at all still on big bucks!!! as for Hanley just hope that the faith GB has put in him as Captain pays dividends but my view like the Manager he is out of his depth - sorry!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Out of his depth in the championship? You're showing yourself up with your lack of football knowledge, best head over to the burnley page where you belong.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Mr Nick - totally agree with your comments about Dann - all he could talk about was Palace and Premiership Football no goodbye to the fans or thanks to the Venkys/Rovers for his time at Ewood and his 'fat' income so as the say the 'King is Dead Long Live the King' - but the King might be back in the Championship next season but will it matter to him - not at all still on big bucks!!! as for Hanley just hope that the faith GB has put in him as Captain pays dividends but my view like the Manager he is out of his depth - sorry! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]Out of his depth in the championship? You're showing yourself up with your lack of football knowledge, best head over to the burnley page where you belong. jimluftas
  • Score: 11

7:59pm Mon 3 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Mr Nick - totally agree with your comments about Dann - all he could talk about was Palace and Premiership Football no goodbye to the fans or thanks to the Venkys/Rovers for his time at Ewood and his 'fat' income so as the say the 'King is Dead Long Live the King' - but the King might be back in the Championship next season but will it matter to him - not at all still on big bucks!!! as for Hanley just hope that the faith GB has put in him as Captain pays dividends but my view like the Manager he is out of his depth - sorry!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
GB out of his depth? If he was out of his depth wouldn't we be scrapping around at the bottom with the likes of Barnsley, Yeovil & Bolton?

You on the other hand Dave are clearly well out of your depth judging by your opinions on football.

The Indians may well be here but the cowboys have all but gone.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Mr Nick - totally agree with your comments about Dann - all he could talk about was Palace and Premiership Football no goodbye to the fans or thanks to the Venkys/Rovers for his time at Ewood and his 'fat' income so as the say the 'King is Dead Long Live the King' - but the King might be back in the Championship next season but will it matter to him - not at all still on big bucks!!! as for Hanley just hope that the faith GB has put in him as Captain pays dividends but my view like the Manager he is out of his depth - sorry! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]GB out of his depth? If he was out of his depth wouldn't we be scrapping around at the bottom with the likes of Barnsley, Yeovil & Bolton? You on the other hand Dave are clearly well out of your depth judging by your opinions on football. The Indians may well be here but the cowboys have all but gone. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 16

10:08pm Mon 3 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Another back slapping story of no intrest.
How the town the club and this news, did I say news, as gone down hill in recent years.
Another back slapping story of no intrest. How the town the club and this news, did I say news, as gone down hill in recent years. speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: -4

10:27pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

owd nick wrote:
Who is Scott Dann guys?

He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye.

What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us.

So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned.

The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.
Perfectly put Nick, could not have said it better myself
and Grant is a proper Scot....
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Who is Scott Dann guys? He's gone and didn't even wave goodbye. What does it matter how much we paid for him or what salary he was on? It was probably the going rate at the time and he did a decent job for us. So it's a case of "So long and thanks for the fish" as far as I am concerned. The article is about Grant Hanley, an up and coming young player with tons of potential who our manager rates highly enough to make him captain on the pitch, and judging from Saturday's performance it's a pretty good call.[/p][/quote]Perfectly put Nick, could not have said it better myself and Grant is a proper Scot.... Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

1:21am Tue 4 Feb 14

gaylegarnerkennedy says...

Dann was okay but never really wanted it and on his wages etc reasonable to let him go ...Hanley, however, a great prospect, committed and hopefully wlll thrive in the role, just need some cover at centre half and up front and we wont be far off...GB' s doing a great job but in all honesty we need another year In this division...going up would not do us any favour at he mo. However 9th March is crucial
Dann was okay but never really wanted it and on his wages etc reasonable to let him go ...Hanley, however, a great prospect, committed and hopefully wlll thrive in the role, just need some cover at centre half and up front and we wont be far off...GB' s doing a great job but in all honesty we need another year In this division...going up would not do us any favour at he mo. However 9th March is crucial gaylegarnerkennedy
  • Score: 3

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