Lancashire TelegraphBlackburn Rovers winger Liam Feeney eyes Bournemouth victory (From Lancashire Telegraph)

When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.

Blackburn Rovers winger Liam Feeney eyes Bournemouth victory

Lancashire Telegraph: Liam Feeney Liam Feeney

NEW winger Liam Feeney is out to put one over the club and manager who gave him his big break – in a bid to help Blackburn Rovers win the forgiveness of their fans.

Feeney, who has signed for Rovers on loan from league rivals Millwall, admits he is indebted to Eddie Howe and Bournemouth for plucking him out of non-league football five years ago.

But the 27-year-old will put sentiment aside tonight when Gary Bowyer’s wounded side attempt to make amends for Sunday’s East Lancashire derby defeat with victory over Bournemouth at Ewood Park (7.45pm).

MORE TOP STORIES:

“Everyone is disappointed, no more so than the fans, but we’ve got a quick turnaround and a game that gives us the chance to get right back on track,” said Feeney, who played a major part in the Cherries’ remarkable rise from the bottom of League Two to the Championship after signing for them from Salisbury City in 2009.

“The Championship is relentless and I’m sure if we pick up a couple of good results in the next week or two then the defeat, if not forgotten, will be forgiven a little bit.”

Feeney, who came off the bench to make his Rovers debut in the 2-1 loss to Burnley, was part of the Bournemouth side that survived relegation from League Two in 2008-09 despite suffering a 17-point deduction after going into administration.

The Londoner then helped the Cherries win promotion the following season before he joined Millwall in September 2011.

By that stage Howe had already left Dean Court to take over as Burnley boss.

But Howe, having returned to Bournemouth in October 2012 and having led them to promotion from League One last season, will be reunited with Feeney this evening.

“I’m indebted to the club and the manager who is there now and who left and came back as he gave me my chance,” said Feeney, who made 121 appearances and scored 14 goals for the Cherries.

“It is a club that is close to my heart and I’m glad to see it doing so well in the Championship after the financial difficulties they had when I was there.”

The pacy wideman, who can play on either flank, will not forget his Rovers debut in a hurry – and not just because it ended in the club’s first defeat to Burnley in 35 years.

Feeney was booked just seconds after coming on for a challenge on Scott Arfield that he feared could have landed him the most dramatic of red cards.

“After it settled down and the referee came over there were a few seconds when they were asking for a red card and I was thinking it must have been quite bad if they were asking for it,” said Feeney, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bolton Wanderers earlier this season.

“But what can you do? I couldn’t pull out of a tackle in a derby game like that and if I was in the same situation I’m sure I’d go for it again.”

Comments (27)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:48am Wed 12 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring.

There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play.

Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort.

Time to step up to the plate.
Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring. There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play. Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort. Time to step up to the plate. owd nick
  • Score: 10

10:06am Wed 12 Mar 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

owd nick wrote:
Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring. There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play. Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort. Time to step up to the plate.
We have been saying this all season Nick, it's just not in GB's DNA to do this.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring. There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play. Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort. Time to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]We have been saying this all season Nick, it's just not in GB's DNA to do this. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 6

10:17am Wed 12 Mar 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Don't see the point of getting another winger if you are not prepared to use our target man Gestede to get on the end of crosses etc. If GB was prepared to play Getsede up font on a regular basis it may make a bit more sense to have got a winger who is reputed to have pace. No doubt we wil find out tonight.
Don't see the point of getting another winger if you are not prepared to use our target man Gestede to get on the end of crosses etc. If GB was prepared to play Getsede up font on a regular basis it may make a bit more sense to have got a winger who is reputed to have pace. No doubt we wil find out tonight. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 7

10:28am Wed 12 Mar 14

Dukes says...

got to win tonight its very vital.
got to win tonight its very vital. Dukes
  • Score: 3

10:31am Wed 12 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring. There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play. Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort. Time to step up to the plate.
We have been saying this all season Nick, it's just not in GB's DNA to do this.
I agree it's one of GBs biggest failures, let's hope he learns before the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring. There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play. Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort. Time to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]We have been saying this all season Nick, it's just not in GB's DNA to do this.[/p][/quote]I agree it's one of GBs biggest failures, let's hope he learns before the end of the season. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 4

10:50am Wed 12 Mar 14

DanBlackburn says...

Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you. DanBlackburn
  • Score: 0

11:24am Wed 12 Mar 14

chickenfarm says...

Bournemouth have 2 fast strikers up front take the warning
Bournemouth have 2 fast strikers up front take the warning chickenfarm
  • Score: -1

11:27am Wed 12 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 9

11:28am Wed 12 Mar 14

RoversSwiss says...

Agree with most of the comments above, but still believing that GB can become a good manager.

It's been a strange season, we have been plagued with injuries to important players, goalkeeper errors, panic in defence, strange substitutions and GB's negative tactics, but we are still just off the play off places.

We have made progress from the debacle of last season and GB seems very good at improving players individually - players like Marshall who looked awful when he first signed. GB should have more confidence in himself and his players and stop being so negative, always looking to save games instead of winning them.

Burnley played the same starting 11 for the eight game in a row, although the quality of football wasn't fantastic, it was clear that they had a lot of confidence that comes from winning games, however up until yet another strange substitution we looked like winning.

A full squad of fit players next season should see us make a genuine challenge for promotion.
Agree with most of the comments above, but still believing that GB can become a good manager. It's been a strange season, we have been plagued with injuries to important players, goalkeeper errors, panic in defence, strange substitutions and GB's negative tactics, but we are still just off the play off places. We have made progress from the debacle of last season and GB seems very good at improving players individually - players like Marshall who looked awful when he first signed. GB should have more confidence in himself and his players and stop being so negative, always looking to save games instead of winning them. Burnley played the same starting 11 for the eight game in a row, although the quality of football wasn't fantastic, it was clear that they had a lot of confidence that comes from winning games, however up until yet another strange substitution we looked like winning. A full squad of fit players next season should see us make a genuine challenge for promotion. RoversSwiss
  • Score: 3

11:46am Wed 12 Mar 14

unclejacklegend says...

Still no news on Tom cairney?
Still no news on Tom cairney? unclejacklegend
  • Score: 0

11:51am Wed 12 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

owd nick wrote:
Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring.

There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play.

Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort.

Time to step up to the plate.
Couldn't agree more. Nothing else left now but drive at it and at the very least have a well drilled game plan or two for next season.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Here's hoping that GB picks a team that is going to take the game to Bournemouth, and give Rhodes and whoever he is playing near, hopefully in the same areas of the pitch, a chance of scoring. There were signs again against Burnley when we put teams under pressure they will buckle, but we simply don't have the players to sit back then hit on the break as he appears to want to play. Those tactics invite disaster, I would rather we went all out for a win than hope to snatch one, if we were to lose under the former tactics at least we fans would be able to appreciate the effort. Time to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Nothing else left now but drive at it and at the very least have a well drilled game plan or two for next season. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 3

11:54am Wed 12 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

unclejacklegend wrote:
Still no news on Tom cairney?
I think it was said yesterday he'll be out for another 2 weeks. Must say the physio's seem to have gone a bit hit and miss as it seems fairly consistently woolly as to when people are coming back and always seems to take longer than initially thought.
[quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Still no news on Tom cairney?[/p][/quote]I think it was said yesterday he'll be out for another 2 weeks. Must say the physio's seem to have gone a bit hit and miss as it seems fairly consistently woolly as to when people are coming back and always seems to take longer than initially thought. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 0

12:05pm Wed 12 Mar 14

flagstone says...

Wigan at home , the final game of the season , lets hope that's the one to guarantee a playoff place and that Burnley have slipped into the palyoff third place, now wouldn't that be ace , to think we could return the favour and out them out , please god
Wigan at home , the final game of the season , lets hope that's the one to guarantee a playoff place and that Burnley have slipped into the palyoff third place, now wouldn't that be ace , to think we could return the favour and out them out , please god flagstone
  • Score: -1

12:53pm Wed 12 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

flagstone wrote:
Wigan at home , the final game of the season , lets hope that's the one to guarantee a playoff place and that Burnley have slipped into the palyoff third place, now wouldn't that be ace , to think we could return the favour and out them out , please god
What you been smoking ?
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: Wigan at home , the final game of the season , lets hope that's the one to guarantee a playoff place and that Burnley have slipped into the palyoff third place, now wouldn't that be ace , to think we could return the favour and out them out , please god[/p][/quote]What you been smoking ? FCBurnley
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Wed 12 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ? FCBurnley
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Totally agree HSB , this season was never expected to result in promotion, play offs at best but going up, though we would have taken it.
GB has made mistakes but we have done better than our critics forecasted at the start.
The policy of being gungho didnt work for SK ( sorry) so those advocating go all out attack might want to think again.
We need to learn to defend, how many more games would we have won 1-0 if we could defend properly.
Think on that? He needs time, not one season. See the article above, is it coincidence that the best two teams currently have both had steady management
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Totally agree HSB , this season was never expected to result in promotion, play offs at best but going up, though we would have taken it. GB has made mistakes but we have done better than our critics forecasted at the start. The policy of being gungho didnt work for SK ( sorry) so those advocating go all out attack might want to think again. We need to learn to defend, how many more games would we have won 1-0 if we could defend properly. Think on that? He needs time, not one season. See the article above, is it coincidence that the best two teams currently have both had steady management Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

1:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

MattNewcastle says...

Is it just every Championship manager that can see we have a gapping hole at Right Back and they exploit it to the maximum and we sign another wide player.

Gary Bowyer sadly is not up to it

Absolute joke.
Is it just every Championship manager that can see we have a gapping hole at Right Back and they exploit it to the maximum and we sign another wide player. Gary Bowyer sadly is not up to it Absolute joke. MattNewcastle
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Totally agree HSB , this season was never expected to result in promotion, play offs at best but going up, though we would have taken it.
GB has made mistakes but we have done better than our critics forecasted at the start.
The policy of being gungho didnt work for SK ( sorry) so those advocating go all out attack might want to think again.
We need to learn to defend, how many more games would we have won 1-0 if we could defend properly.
Think on that? He needs time, not one season. See the article above, is it coincidence that the best two teams currently have both had steady management
Good points WR, let's hope he is given time, at least the Venkys have backed him in the transfer market up to now.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Totally agree HSB , this season was never expected to result in promotion, play offs at best but going up, though we would have taken it. GB has made mistakes but we have done better than our critics forecasted at the start. The policy of being gungho didnt work for SK ( sorry) so those advocating go all out attack might want to think again. We need to learn to defend, how many more games would we have won 1-0 if we could defend properly. Think on that? He needs time, not one season. See the article above, is it coincidence that the best two teams currently have both had steady management[/p][/quote]Good points WR, let's hope he is given time, at least the Venkys have backed him in the transfer market up to now. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 1

1:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Totally agree HSB , this season was never expected to result in promotion, play offs at best but going up, though we would have taken it.
GB has made mistakes but we have done better than our critics forecasted at the start.
The policy of being gungho didnt work for SK ( sorry) so those advocating go all out attack might want to think again.
We need to learn to defend, how many more games would we have won 1-0 if we could defend properly.
Think on that? He needs time, not one season. See the article above, is it coincidence that the best two teams currently have both had steady management
I agree Wild Rover. Bowyer has done better than most of us could have expected taking on the mess that he did. I think he's doing OK and will improve given time. None of us expected getting anywhere near the playoffs this season and the fact that we did tells us he's not out of his depth in this division. Those that are disappointed that we didn't / might not make the playoffs, should remember that we didn't expect getting this far, so shouldn't be. I expect to finish in the top half and said at the beginning of the season that I would be satisfied with that, seeing where we had come from.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Totally agree HSB , this season was never expected to result in promotion, play offs at best but going up, though we would have taken it. GB has made mistakes but we have done better than our critics forecasted at the start. The policy of being gungho didnt work for SK ( sorry) so those advocating go all out attack might want to think again. We need to learn to defend, how many more games would we have won 1-0 if we could defend properly. Think on that? He needs time, not one season. See the article above, is it coincidence that the best two teams currently have both had steady management[/p][/quote]I agree Wild Rover. Bowyer has done better than most of us could have expected taking on the mess that he did. I think he's doing OK and will improve given time. None of us expected getting anywhere near the playoffs this season and the fact that we did tells us he's not out of his depth in this division. Those that are disappointed that we didn't / might not make the playoffs, should remember that we didn't expect getting this far, so shouldn't be. I expect to finish in the top half and said at the beginning of the season that I would be satisfied with that, seeing where we had come from. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?
Yes FC perhaps we had a little cry but not for as long as you have been doing.
How do you feel after finally getting a win against the Rovers. Great isn't it, I've known the feeling countless times.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?[/p][/quote]Yes FC perhaps we had a little cry but not for as long as you have been doing. How do you feel after finally getting a win against the Rovers. Great isn't it, I've known the feeling countless times. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Wed 12 Mar 14

owd nick says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
Win three games on the trot (OK I accept that we haven't managed that for a long time) and it all changes.

Look at Bolton, nearly dead and buried a few short weeks ago, now they are brimming with confidence and flying up the table.

The only thing I will be critical of with GB is his tactics, I think they have cost us around 15 points at least this season, he really does need to wise up.

All managers sign players that don't work out and the beauty of the majority of GB's signings is they are all on short term, sensible contracts, they are not going to be nooses round our necks like many made by previous managers, Allardyce included.

Getting into the top 6 isn't going to be easy but it isn't impossible, simply because apart from Leicester and Burnley the rest of the teams are taking points off each other.

When we reach the point where we need more points than are available will be the point I will throw in the towel, but not before then.

"It's a funny old game" Last game of the season we play Wigan at home, it may all be over by then but just imagine the two teams are challenging for 6th on that day, and Wigan could possibly be in a cup final the week after.

What a finale that would be, and dafter things have happened in football.
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]Win three games on the trot (OK I accept that we haven't managed that for a long time) and it all changes. Look at Bolton, nearly dead and buried a few short weeks ago, now they are brimming with confidence and flying up the table. The only thing I will be critical of with GB is his tactics, I think they have cost us around 15 points at least this season, he really does need to wise up. All managers sign players that don't work out and the beauty of the majority of GB's signings is they are all on short term, sensible contracts, they are not going to be nooses round our necks like many made by previous managers, Allardyce included. Getting into the top 6 isn't going to be easy but it isn't impossible, simply because apart from Leicester and Burnley the rest of the teams are taking points off each other. When we reach the point where we need more points than are available will be the point I will throw in the towel, but not before then. "It's a funny old game" Last game of the season we play Wigan at home, it may all be over by then but just imagine the two teams are challenging for 6th on that day, and Wigan could possibly be in a cup final the week after. What a finale that would be, and dafter things have happened in football. owd nick
  • Score: -1

3:16pm Wed 12 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?
Yes FC perhaps we had a little cry but not for as long as you have been doing.
How do you feel after finally getting a win against the Rovers. Great isn't it, I've known the feeling countless times.
I feel very well thank you. In fact I feel awesome, not because we beat a mid table team but because we are in a great position which COULD get us promoted. I have seen Burnley beat Rovers many times so it is no big deal for me but I am pleased for the younger supporters. Sadly it doesnt look like we will get the chance to beat you again next season.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?[/p][/quote]Yes FC perhaps we had a little cry but not for as long as you have been doing. How do you feel after finally getting a win against the Rovers. Great isn't it, I've known the feeling countless times.[/p][/quote]I feel very well thank you. In fact I feel awesome, not because we beat a mid table team but because we are in a great position which COULD get us promoted. I have seen Burnley beat Rovers many times so it is no big deal for me but I am pleased for the younger supporters. Sadly it doesnt look like we will get the chance to beat you again next season. FCBurnley
  • Score: 1

3:53pm Wed 12 Mar 14

owd nick says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
DanBlackburn wrote:
Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited.
Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan.
I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.
First post since the derby disappointment.

You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club.
I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this.
Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us.
I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.
Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?
Yes FC perhaps we had a little cry but not for as long as you have been doing.
How do you feel after finally getting a win against the Rovers. Great isn't it, I've known the feeling countless times.
I feel very well thank you. In fact I feel awesome, not because we beat a mid table team but because we are in a great position which COULD get us promoted. I have seen Burnley beat Rovers many times so it is no big deal for me but I am pleased for the younger supporters. Sadly it doesnt look like we will get the chance to beat you again next season.
If you don't get promoted it will be a **** up of gargantuan proportions.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Come on everyone. we have no chance of the play offs, we are playing for what pride we have left, which I admit is limited. Last night's results show just how far we would have to climb and above a number of better placed teams such as Wigan. I'll reiterate my consistent stance, GB will take us to mid table. His recruitment policy is that of his bosses, only recruit no mark also rans who will never challenge you.[/p][/quote]First post since the derby disappointment. You're right, Bowyer can only recruit the players that he / Venkys can afford or are prepared to pay for. Added to that FFP and Bowyers hands are tied at the moment. Some of his signings have come off, others haven't as happens at every other club. I agree with others that Bowyers tactics are questionable at times but hope he is learning from this. Our greatest downfall this season has been inconsistency but quite understandable after all the comings and goings this last few months. To me it's all been done far too quick rather than introducing one or two players at a time to improve the squad gradually. In our haste to get rid of high earners it's left us weak and unbalanced as in the case of the Dann transfer before a replacement was found, and it cost us. I think Bowyer needs this coming summer to assess his best eleven / squad, consider his tactical approach and to improve the squad where needed. He was thrown in at the deep end and some expected miracles. It's all been too hurried IMO.[/p][/quote]Welcome back Harwood. Have you stopped crying yet ?[/p][/quote]Yes FC perhaps we had a little cry but not for as long as you have been doing. How do you feel after finally getting a win against the Rovers. Great isn't it, I've known the feeling countless times.[/p][/quote]I feel very well thank you. In fact I feel awesome, not because we beat a mid table team but because we are in a great position which COULD get us promoted. I have seen Burnley beat Rovers many times so it is no big deal for me but I am pleased for the younger supporters. Sadly it doesnt look like we will get the chance to beat you again next season.[/p][/quote]If you don't get promoted it will be a **** up of gargantuan proportions. owd nick
  • Score: -1

5:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

flagstone wrote:
Wigan at home , the final game of the season , lets hope that's the one to guarantee a playoff place and that Burnley have slipped into the palyoff third place, now wouldn't that be ace , to think we could return the favour and out them out , please god
I really think you should have a check up.
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: Wigan at home , the final game of the season , lets hope that's the one to guarantee a playoff place and that Burnley have slipped into the palyoff third place, now wouldn't that be ace , to think we could return the favour and out them out , please god[/p][/quote]I really think you should have a check up. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
Agree with most of the comments above, but still believing that GB can become a good manager.

It's been a strange season, we have been plagued with injuries to important players, goalkeeper errors, panic in defence, strange substitutions and GB's negative tactics, but we are still just off the play off places.

We have made progress from the debacle of last season and GB seems very good at improving players individually - players like Marshall who looked awful when he first signed. GB should have more confidence in himself and his players and stop being so negative, always looking to save games instead of winning them.

Burnley played the same starting 11 for the eight game in a row, although the quality of football wasn't fantastic, it was clear that they had a lot of confidence that comes from winning games, however up until yet another strange substitution we looked like winning.

A full squad of fit players next season should see us make a genuine challenge for promotion.
Isn't that what you were saying about this season?

Don't forget that half way through your amazing season you're going to get hoofed in the nuts by FFP.

Keep holding onto those dreams you clown.
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Agree with most of the comments above, but still believing that GB can become a good manager. It's been a strange season, we have been plagued with injuries to important players, goalkeeper errors, panic in defence, strange substitutions and GB's negative tactics, but we are still just off the play off places. We have made progress from the debacle of last season and GB seems very good at improving players individually - players like Marshall who looked awful when he first signed. GB should have more confidence in himself and his players and stop being so negative, always looking to save games instead of winning them. Burnley played the same starting 11 for the eight game in a row, although the quality of football wasn't fantastic, it was clear that they had a lot of confidence that comes from winning games, however up until yet another strange substitution we looked like winning. A full squad of fit players next season should see us make a genuine challenge for promotion.[/p][/quote]Isn't that what you were saying about this season? Don't forget that half way through your amazing season you're going to get hoofed in the nuts by FFP. Keep holding onto those dreams you clown. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
Agree with most of the comments above, but still believing that GB can become a good manager.

It's been a strange season, we have been plagued with injuries to important players, goalkeeper errors, panic in defence, strange substitutions and GB's negative tactics, but we are still just off the play off places.

We have made progress from the debacle of last season and GB seems very good at improving players individually - players like Marshall who looked awful when he first signed. GB should have more confidence in himself and his players and stop being so negative, always looking to save games instead of winning them.

Burnley played the same starting 11 for the eight game in a row, although the quality of football wasn't fantastic, it was clear that they had a lot of confidence that comes from winning games, however up until yet another strange substitution we looked like winning.

A full squad of fit players next season should see us make a genuine challenge for promotion.
Isn't that what you were saying about this season?

Don't forget that half way through your amazing season you're going to get hoofed in the nuts by FFP.

Keep holding onto those dreams you clown.
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: Agree with most of the comments above, but still believing that GB can become a good manager. It's been a strange season, we have been plagued with injuries to important players, goalkeeper errors, panic in defence, strange substitutions and GB's negative tactics, but we are still just off the play off places. We have made progress from the debacle of last season and GB seems very good at improving players individually - players like Marshall who looked awful when he first signed. GB should have more confidence in himself and his players and stop being so negative, always looking to save games instead of winning them. Burnley played the same starting 11 for the eight game in a row, although the quality of football wasn't fantastic, it was clear that they had a lot of confidence that comes from winning games, however up until yet another strange substitution we looked like winning. A full squad of fit players next season should see us make a genuine challenge for promotion.[/p][/quote]Isn't that what you were saying about this season? Don't forget that half way through your amazing season you're going to get hoofed in the nuts by FFP. Keep holding onto those dreams you clown. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

6:35pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

Will Feeney stamp on an opposition player tonight and get a red card this time?

Same old dirty Rovers, always cheating.
Will Feeney stamp on an opposition player tonight and get a red card this time? Same old dirty Rovers, always cheating. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree