Blackburn Rovers fans' jury

Blackburn Rovers fans' jury

Blackburn Rovers fans' jury

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How do you think Rovers have performed off the field so far this season?

I THINK Rovers have done very well in getting rid of the players they have had to get rid of.

Apart from Dickson Etuhu and Leon Best, I don’t think we could have expected anything more.

And I think we’ve signed good players, like Craig Conway, who looks like the kind of direct winger we have needed.

Hopefully Venky’s have finally seen what they need to be doing.

KELVIN WILKINS

THE Venky family may these days be hidden from sight but their looming inevitability can still be sensed. Let us hope they remain in the background.

Gary Bowyer’s comments about Craig Conway – ‘he fits the bill of what we are after, good people first and foremost, and then obviously good footballers’ – were music to my ears.

The club needs a settled atmosphere.

The club is finally on an upward curve and getting some of those with bloated wages off the payroll will have helped.

SIMON SMITH

WE seem to have gone from one extreme to the other – weekly crises being replaced by deafening silences.

I would like to know what the future of Shebby Singh is.

Hopefully we have entered a period of stability that will allow the manager to consolidate the progress we appear to be making.

Perhaps ‘no news is good news’ is the relevant adage thinking back to the anarchy and mayhem we previously inflicted upon ourselves.

‘Patience is a virtue’ – and we are all going to need it.

PAUL YATES

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5:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

First of all Gary Bowyer has done a tremendous job when you consider the amount of turmoil around him Anyone who can stabilise a football club with owners that have Systematically dismantled the Infastructure of a once well run club gets my utmost respect,
First of all Gary Bowyer has done a tremendous job when you consider the amount of turmoil around him Anyone who can stabilise a football club with owners that have Systematically dismantled the Infastructure of a once well run club gets my utmost respect, noddy57
  • Score: 18

5:56pm Thu 6 Feb 14

realisticrover says...

totally agree...he's actually managed to turn the team into one that we can be proud of again - which was almost impossible to envisage, just 12 months ago
totally agree...he's actually managed to turn the team into one that we can be proud of again - which was almost impossible to envisage, just 12 months ago realisticrover
  • Score: 17

10:00pm Thu 6 Feb 14

realisticrover says...

Cheer up Shebby...even we have to admit, the club was spiralling downwards very fast and becoming embarrassing a year or so ago, whereas our long term actually looks quite bright at the moment...and we all know we are back as a club far superior to Burnley.
Cheer up Shebby...even we have to admit, the club was spiralling downwards very fast and becoming embarrassing a year or so ago, whereas our long term actually looks quite bright at the moment...and we all know we are back as a club far superior to Burnley. realisticrover
  • Score: 8

10:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

The Shebby thing is the Troll, please dont reply.
The Shebby thing is the Troll, please dont reply. owd nick
  • Score: 1

11:05pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation.

Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer.

But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit.

In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened.

Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now.

And that's how it should be.

A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well.

I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.
Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation. Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer. But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit. In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened. Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now. And that's how it should be. A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well. I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need. owd nick
  • Score: 9

11:08pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Remember lads and lasses no replies to you know who!!
Remember lads and lasses no replies to you know who!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 7

8:44am Fri 7 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation.

Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer.

But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit.

In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened.

Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now.

And that's how it should be.

A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well.

I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.
cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation. Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer. But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit. In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened. Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now. And that's how it should be. A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well. I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.[/p][/quote]cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -4

9:05am Fri 7 Feb 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation.

Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer.

But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit.

In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened.

Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now.

And that's how it should be.

A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well.

I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.
cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave?

I suppose it all depends on the observer really;

Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you.

Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me.

I know what I prefer.

I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation. Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer. But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit. In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened. Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now. And that's how it should be. A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well. I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.[/p][/quote]cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave? I suppose it all depends on the observer really; Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you. Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me. I know what I prefer. I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes. owd nick
  • Score: 2

10:02am Fri 7 Feb 14

bburnrover says...

I heard Shebbie Singh had fallen into a chicken food mincer and the chickens are looking a bit worse for wear as none of them can walk properly and are clucking in Portugese.
I heard Shebbie Singh had fallen into a chicken food mincer and the chickens are looking a bit worse for wear as none of them can walk properly and are clucking in Portugese. bburnrover
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Fri 7 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation.

Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer.

But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit.

In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened.

Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now.

And that's how it should be.

A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well.

I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.
cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave?

I suppose it all depends on the observer really;

Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you.

Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me.

I know what I prefer.

I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.
good luck!!!!!! and as I say enjoy what you believe to be right for you.
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation. Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer. But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit. In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened. Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now. And that's how it should be. A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well. I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.[/p][/quote]cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave? I suppose it all depends on the observer really; Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you. Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me. I know what I prefer. I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.[/p][/quote]good luck!!!!!! and as I say enjoy what you believe to be right for you. OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: 0

1:10pm Fri 7 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation.

Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer.

But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit.

In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened.

Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now.

And that's how it should be.

A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well.

I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.
cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave?

I suppose it all depends on the observer really;

Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you.

Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me.

I know what I prefer.

I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.
Deluded.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation. Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer. But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit. In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened. Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now. And that's how it should be. A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well. I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.[/p][/quote]cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave? I suppose it all depends on the observer really; Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you. Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me. I know what I prefer. I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.[/p][/quote]Deluded. look.up.blackburn
  • Score: 0

3:15pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation.

Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer.

But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit.

In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened.

Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now.

And that's how it should be.

A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well.

I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.
cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave?

I suppose it all depends on the observer really;

Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you.

Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me.

I know what I prefer.

I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.
Deluded.
Mentally unstable.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Compared to the last couple of seasons what has been achieved off the field is something of a revelation. Just one man speaks for Rovers now, Gary Bowyer. But like Rovers Swiss I also think that Derek Shaw deserves a lot of credit. In the dark days of Shebby Singh they were the ones who took the risk of going over to Pune and fairly obviously explaining the birds and bees of professional football to our esteemed owners, thank Gawd they appear to have listened. Because of this, in less than 12 months Bowyer and Shaw have turned round this car crash of a club into something that real Rovers fans can start to believe in again, we are signing players who want to play for us, not players just chasing easy cash, the deck clearing is going on, not many left now. And that's how it should be. A chairman who quietly works in the background, a manager whose heart and soul is in this club, good, hungry, young players and supporters who actually prefer the club to do well. I am so looking forward to next season because even if we are hit with transfer embargoes it won't matter because we will have everyone in place that we need.[/p][/quote]cuckoo, cuckoo comes to mind - yes your living in cuckoo land with thoughts of grandeur under this management team but so what this is your view - so enjoy!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]What thoughts of grandeur exactly Dave? I suppose it all depends on the observer really; Bitter, twisted and full of irrational hatred, dreaming of old glories, hoping against hope that Rovers go under just so you can say "I told you so", like you. Or optimistic and rational, looking forward to see what is possible from a club basically starting again from scratch, like me. I know what I prefer. I personally don't expect miracles let alone "grandeur", I do want to see my team doing well, giving me something to support, "grandeur" will be a bonus, whatever shape it takes.[/p][/quote]Deluded.[/p][/quote]Mentally unstable. Stone Island:
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