Paul Wheelock column: Bowyer taking his lessons from Foxes boss Pearson

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

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YOU say you learn from the best – and the best right now in the Championship are undoubtedly Nigel Pearson’s record-breaking Leicester City side.

It is interesting, then, that Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has brought up the name of his Foxes counterpart in recent press conferences.

If Bowyer is looking for inspiration, then Pearson could well be his man.

When Pearson returned to the King Power Stadium in November 2011 he was tasked with the responsibility of getting rid of the club’s big earners – while at the same time building a new, younger smaller squad that was expected to get results.

Sound familiar? It certainly will be to Bowyer.

But what will be comforting to Bowyer is that Pearson has done exactly that, with his team’s club-record ninth straight success on Saturday extending their lead at the top of the table to 10 points.

Crucially, however, Pearson has been given time to get Leicester in the seemingly unassailable position they now find themselves in.

In his first season back at the Foxes, they finished ninth. In his second, sixth.

In the 27 months Pearson has been back at Leicester he has signed 26 players and let 65 leave.

Bowyer has been in the Rovers hotseat for a third of that time and he has already brought in 18 players and, incredibly, shown 22 the door and sent another 17 out on loan.

It is a huge turnaround and it is testament to Bowyer that, nine months into the job, he believes he is getting closer to the right blend of youth and experience.

Whether he gets the blend right in time to lead his side into the play-offs this season remains open to question.

When you look at the size of the task he has taken on, perhaps that is asking too much.

But the Championship being the wonderfully competitive and unpredictable division that it is, every team bar a few has something to play for.

And, going into their 30th match of the season, Rovers are very much in the shake up for a top-six spot.

Their next three games – Middlesbrough and Reading away and Brighton and Hove Albion at home – look like going a long way to deciding whether they remain part of it.

But whatever happens over the next three weeks, there is no question Bowyer has put Rovers back on the right track.

Pearson – the perfect example of what a manager can do when given the opportunity – would no doubt approve.

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3:48pm Thu 6 Feb 14

crankitup says...

well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that, crankitup
  • Score: -31

4:45pm Thu 6 Feb 14

ashton_9 says...

crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply. ashton_9
  • Score: 26

5:33pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gingerprince says...

As another reader said rome was not built in a day but GB has set the foundations for a excellent team small yes but everyone will fight for each other on the pitch. youthful the average age of rovers is 25 yrs old and thats with robinson dunny etc.talented the midfield is shaping into the best mid of the championship.speed we have to wingers that are not only quick but can deliver a great ball into to the box which rudy will stick his head on or head into the path of rover rhodes. strong leadership giving the captincy to hanley is the smartest move he has done this season in my opinion he sums up what GB stands for young hungry playing for the shirt and earns resect of his team mates.so lets re-cap on team rovers
SMALL
YOUTHFUL
TALENTED
SPEEDY
ATTACKING
STRONG LEADERSHIP
HUNGRY
RESPECT
now who says as blackburn fans we have noting to look forward to if all you do is complain about how rovers are shaping theres a little tea in yarkshire that could do with a little support ( as there gate recipts will tell) called bur###y i cant swear on here
As another reader said rome was not built in a day but GB has set the foundations for a excellent team small yes but everyone will fight for each other on the pitch. youthful the average age of rovers is 25 yrs old and thats with robinson dunny etc.talented the midfield is shaping into the best mid of the championship.speed we have to wingers that are not only quick but can deliver a great ball into to the box which rudy will stick his head on or head into the path of rover rhodes. strong leadership giving the captincy to hanley is the smartest move he has done this season in my opinion he sums up what GB stands for young hungry playing for the shirt and earns resect of his team mates.so lets re-cap on team rovers SMALL YOUTHFUL TALENTED SPEEDY ATTACKING STRONG LEADERSHIP HUNGRY RESPECT now who says as blackburn fans we have noting to look forward to if all you do is complain about how rovers are shaping theres a little tea in yarkshire that could do with a little support ( as there gate recipts will tell) called bur###y i cant swear on here gingerprince
  • Score: 10

11:07pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Remember no replies to you know who.
Remember no replies to you know who. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Good article, says it all simply and concisely.

No need to say anything else.
Good article, says it all simply and concisely. No need to say anything else. owd nick
  • Score: 4

11:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Chicken.Plucker2 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Remember no replies to you know who.
I'm getting a bit sick of you warning people not to reply to me. I am an honest Clarets fan on here to tell the truth about you no dads and in partnership with my new buddy Shebby sock a lot we will rule this board with our fantastic Shakespearian writing skills. As long as matron let's us.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Remember no replies to you know who.[/p][/quote]I'm getting a bit sick of you warning people not to reply to me. I am an honest Clarets fan on here to tell the truth about you no dads and in partnership with my new buddy Shebby sock a lot we will rule this board with our fantastic Shakespearian writing skills. As long as matron let's us. Chicken.Plucker2
  • Score: -2

8:31am Fri 7 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

ashton_9 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!!

What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again?

With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!!

The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely!
[quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.[/p][/quote]3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!! What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again? With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!! The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely! ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 7

8:44am Fri 7 Feb 14

shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
ashton_9 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!!

What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again?

With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!!

The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely!
Absolute nonsense. You are quite clearly a one man team, you were last season and you are this season.

Take away Jordan Rhodes goals last season and you would have finished bottom and been relegated to League One.

Take away Jordan Rhodes goals this season and factor in that his goals have now dried up and you would be bottom heading for relegation to League One.

You are Jordan Rhodes FC and if some of the no-dads on here panic about losing him then rightly so, once he's gone in the summer there is a massive £8million hole to fill but no £8million available to fill it with. Venky's will never again lay out that kind of money, it was an all or nothing gamble on a straight return to the Premier League that has backfired.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.[/p][/quote]3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!! What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again? With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!! The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely![/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense. You are quite clearly a one man team, you were last season and you are this season. Take away Jordan Rhodes goals last season and you would have finished bottom and been relegated to League One. Take away Jordan Rhodes goals this season and factor in that his goals have now dried up and you would be bottom heading for relegation to League One. You are Jordan Rhodes FC and if some of the no-dads on here panic about losing him then rightly so, once he's gone in the summer there is a massive £8million hole to fill but no £8million available to fill it with. Venky's will never again lay out that kind of money, it was an all or nothing gamble on a straight return to the Premier League that has backfired. shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock
  • Score: -1

9:19am Fri 7 Feb 14

owd nick says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
ashton_9 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!!

What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again?

With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!!

The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely!
Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell".

What more do they have to say?

Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world.

I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them.

Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points.

Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.[/p][/quote]3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!! What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again? With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!! The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely![/p][/quote]Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell". What more do they have to say? Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world. I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them. Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points. Thats what happens when you have a team ethic. owd nick
  • Score: 5

9:37am Fri 7 Feb 14

garry_stockton says...

Sounds like Ginger Prince has taken on board the Claret and Blue print route to success!!
Probably 5 seasons too late and still no mention of how to clear the accumulated debt.
My bet is that even when you sell Rhodes the money you clear will be swallowed up by your Chicken Farm developers..
Rest assured these wonderful people will definitely not invest again , after all the abuse thrown at them by No dads fans in general.
Stand by for all concerned at the Chicken Farm to spit their Dummies out of their respective prams..... cant wait !!!
Sounds like Ginger Prince has taken on board the Claret and Blue print route to success!! Probably 5 seasons too late and still no mention of how to clear the accumulated debt. My bet is that even when you sell Rhodes the money you clear will be swallowed up by your Chicken Farm developers.. Rest assured these wonderful people will definitely not invest again , after all the abuse thrown at them by No dads fans in general. Stand by for all concerned at the Chicken Farm to spit their Dummies out of their respective prams..... cant wait !!! garry_stockton
  • Score: -5

9:41am Fri 7 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

owd nick wrote:
ChrisDeBerg wrote:
ashton_9 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!!

What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again?

With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!!

The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely!
Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell".

What more do they have to say?

Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world.

I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them.

Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points.

Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.
Well said! Exactly my point! And before anyone tries to argue on here that without Jordan that we would would be elsewhere this season... Absolute nonce-sense! Take JR out of the picture and you change the game, making it impossible to base historic results on who scored the goals, of course if you take out a factor of the historic result! Some people are simple minded! Have some people never heard of the butterfly effect?? Idiots!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.[/p][/quote]3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!! What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again? With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!! The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely![/p][/quote]Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell". What more do they have to say? Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world. I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them. Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points. Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.[/p][/quote]Well said! Exactly my point! And before anyone tries to argue on here that without Jordan that we would would be elsewhere this season... Absolute nonce-sense! Take JR out of the picture and you change the game, making it impossible to base historic results on who scored the goals, of course if you take out a factor of the historic result! Some people are simple minded! Have some people never heard of the butterfly effect?? Idiots! ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 5

9:55am Fri 7 Feb 14

shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
owd nick wrote:
ChrisDeBerg wrote:
ashton_9 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!!

What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again?

With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!!

The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely!
Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell".

What more do they have to say?

Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world.

I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them.

Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points.

Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.
Well said! Exactly my point! And before anyone tries to argue on here that without Jordan that we would would be elsewhere this season... Absolute nonce-sense! Take JR out of the picture and you change the game, making it impossible to base historic results on who scored the goals, of course if you take out a factor of the historic result! Some people are simple minded! Have some people never heard of the butterfly effect?? Idiots!
So without Jordan Rhodes 28 goals last season you would have found another 28 goals from elsewhere?

You survived on the last day of the season you clown.

Just another no-dad bumming up his teams chances and accepting that their star man is gone at the end of the disastrous season to be replaced with A.N.Other championship reject for free while Venky's recover the £8million drop in parachute payments.

What a mug.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.[/p][/quote]3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!! What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again? With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!! The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely![/p][/quote]Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell". What more do they have to say? Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world. I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them. Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points. Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.[/p][/quote]Well said! Exactly my point! And before anyone tries to argue on here that without Jordan that we would would be elsewhere this season... Absolute nonce-sense! Take JR out of the picture and you change the game, making it impossible to base historic results on who scored the goals, of course if you take out a factor of the historic result! Some people are simple minded! Have some people never heard of the butterfly effect?? Idiots![/p][/quote]So without Jordan Rhodes 28 goals last season you would have found another 28 goals from elsewhere? You survived on the last day of the season you clown. Just another no-dad bumming up his teams chances and accepting that their star man is gone at the end of the disastrous season to be replaced with A.N.Other championship reject for free while Venky's recover the £8million drop in parachute payments. What a mug. shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock
  • Score: -1

10:24am Fri 7 Feb 14

owd nick says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
owd nick wrote:
ChrisDeBerg wrote:
ashton_9 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two.

it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth.
it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,
1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season'

2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative.

The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.
3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!!

What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again?

With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!!

The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely!
Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell".

What more do they have to say?

Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world.

I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them.

Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points.

Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.
Well said! Exactly my point! And before anyone tries to argue on here that without Jordan that we would would be elsewhere this season... Absolute nonce-sense! Take JR out of the picture and you change the game, making it impossible to base historic results on who scored the goals, of course if you take out a factor of the historic result! Some people are simple minded! Have some people never heard of the butterfly effect?? Idiots!
I actually love the phrase "one man team".it shows that the clowns using it simply don't have a clue as to how a team sport operates.

So in their view Rhodes plays in goal, as two centre backs, two full backs, midfield (defensive, attacking and winger) and striker.

And all this against a different team of 11 every week, and still managed to score 28 goals, absolutely amazing when you think of it.

Now that is some player! lol, worth at least £200,000,000,000 in my book.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well Mr wheelock it sounds like you are setting us up for disappointment....it was never going to be easy....we all knew that, but what annoys me is people at the club saying we'll be up this season instead of being truthful and saying it could take another season or two. it's all lies....take the Scott Dann sale....was it good business? yes it gets the wage bill down....but the sale was on the cards for a while and that's why nearly every week someone was saying 'we don't have to sell Rhodes' or words to that affect, that way it takes the emphasis of the Dann sale.....all we want is to be told the truth. it's just like WE ALL KNOW Rhodes will be playing his football elsewhere next season....but they wont tell you that,[/p][/quote]1) Nobody at the club has said 'we'll be up this season' 2) You openly accept selling Dann was good business but then proceed to turn this into a negative. The reason all the transfer talk was centered around Rhodes was simply due to the fact he is indispensable and absolutely pivotal in us having any chance or realistically reaching the play-offs. It had absolutely nothing to do with the club being underhand by bringing your attention to Rhodes and then selling Dann whilst looking the other way as you imply.[/p][/quote]3) none of us want Rhodes to leave, he's a class player and clinical in front of a goal... But some fans think that if he leaves, that the ground is going to crack open and swallow Blackburn Rovers into oblivion or something!!... NO! It is not!! What Bowyer is building, is a team of players that all want to play as a TEAM and they are eager... Not a team of lazy Etuhu's, Murphy's, Best's etc! If you are a Rovers fan watching games week in, week out and you can't see this, then you know absolutely nothing about football! If Rhodes goes, which will be for a nice sum, we replace him... Name a striker that Bowyer has brought to the club... ermm Rudy, who else? Did he get it right? It would seem so, for much less than Rhodes and smaller wages too! So why not believe that he could do it again? With the way people go on about Rhodes on here I am not surprised that the dingles rip you with the Jordan Rhodes FC gags... Bowyer is building a team that does not rely on one player... A TEAM!! The column above summed up things going on at Rovers at the moment nicely![/p][/quote]Rhodes has often repeated that he is happy at Rovers and has no intention of leaving, Venky's must be sick of saying "Rhodes isn't for sale", GB must be sick of saying "It will take a really stupid offer to even tempt us to sell". What more do they have to say? Yet the myopic continue to predict his going, I suppose that's life in glass half empty world. I have supported Rovers for 44 years, this is my 45th, guess what? Strikers and other players who are "irreplaceable" come and go, that's life, guess what? They aren't irreplaceable, someone else always comes along to replace them. Rhodes hasn't scored for how long? Yet suddenly we have Gestede, Dunn, Cairney, Hanley and a couple of others taking up the slack, guess what? we are still winning games or picking up points. Thats what happens when you have a team ethic.[/p][/quote]Well said! Exactly my point! And before anyone tries to argue on here that without Jordan that we would would be elsewhere this season... Absolute nonce-sense! Take JR out of the picture and you change the game, making it impossible to base historic results on who scored the goals, of course if you take out a factor of the historic result! Some people are simple minded! Have some people never heard of the butterfly effect?? Idiots![/p][/quote]I actually love the phrase "one man team".it shows that the clowns using it simply don't have a clue as to how a team sport operates. So in their view Rhodes plays in goal, as two centre backs, two full backs, midfield (defensive, attacking and winger) and striker. And all this against a different team of 11 every week, and still managed to score 28 goals, absolutely amazing when you think of it. Now that is some player! lol, worth at least £200,000,000,000 in my book. owd nick
  • Score: 3

1:26pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

I was going to comment but CBA set in, it is setting up even more troll accounts.
I was going to comment but CBA set in, it is setting up even more troll accounts. Wild Rover
  • Score: 1

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