Time to put play-offs to back of mind, says Rovers ace Conway

Craig Conway v Bolton

Craig Conway v Bolton

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WINGER Craig Conway reckons it is time to cut out the play-off talk – and concentrate on getting Blackburn Rovers’ faltering season back on track.

Going into tomorrow’s trip to Huddersfield Town Gary Bowyer’s side find themselves nine points off the top six after their losing run stretched to three matches on Tuesday when they went down 1-0 to Bournemouth.

But when asked whether Rovers still have an outside chance of making the play-offs Conway, who won promotion from the Championship with Cardiff City last season, said: “To be honest thinking too far ahead is dangerous.

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“You eventually start to run out of games and you cannot keep saying we have 12 games left.

“We have to take it one game at a time and treat the next game as the most important.

“If you deal with that game then you can concentrate on the next one.

“That’s personally the way I look at it and all we can be focused on now is the big game we’ve got coming up at Huddersfield on Saturday.”

Conway was Rovers’ best outfield player in the woeful home loss to Bournemouth.

But while he is pleased by the way he has played since his January transfer deadline day switch from Cardiff, he would prefer the team to be performing.

“The most important thing is for the team to be doing well,” said Conway, who believes Rovers cannot use their injury problems as an excuse for their sharp loss of form.

“I want to be playing in a winning side and I’m sure we can be that again as we have got good players here.

“Three defeats do not make your season so we’ve got to keep working hard and I’m sure the boys will do it.”

Conway’s first goal for the club earned Rovers a 1-0 win at Reading three weeks ago which left them well placed to launch a push for the top six.

But since then they have been beaten by Bolton, Burnley and Bournemouth.

When asked to put his finger on what has gone wrong Conway said: “In the Championship everybody can beat everybody, especially at the business end of the season when teams are fighting for points.

“But we’ve got to keep fighting and with a win on Saturday we can be positive again and look forward to the next game.”

Conway admits there was disappointment around the dressing room after the loss to Bournemouth.

The Scotland international added: “We really wanted to get a result and put in a performance after losing to Burnley.

“I thought we started the game really well and put them under a lot of pressure but as the half went on we just stopped pressing and they started to get on the ball a bit more.

“In the second half I thought we were okay but the goal changed everything and after that we put in a lot of crosses without having any clear-cut chances.

“It’s disappointing but it’s gone now and we have to get ourselves up for a big game on Saturday.”

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9:23am Fri 14 Mar 14

dangerous dave says...

' thinking to far ahead is dangerous' - sums it up well because any thinking at all from our cowboys and indians at ewood is to dangerous!!!!!
need'nt do my usual sign off the post says it all.
' thinking to far ahead is dangerous' - sums it up well because any thinking at all from our cowboys and indians at ewood is to dangerous!!!!! need'nt do my usual sign off the post says it all. dangerous dave
  • Score: 10

9:29am Fri 14 Mar 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

He talks a lot of sense but GB needs to experiment now at not being so cautious and see if he can get more points by being more adventurous, he has nothing to loose and it may give him some fresh thoughts for next season.
He talks a lot of sense but GB needs to experiment now at not being so cautious and see if he can get more points by being more adventurous, he has nothing to loose and it may give him some fresh thoughts for next season. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 13

9:31am Fri 14 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 19

9:36am Fri 14 Mar 14

kfc yummy says...

Don't put play-offs to the back of your mind ,put them completely out of your mind cos it ain't gonna happen.
Don't put play-offs to the back of your mind ,put them completely out of your mind cos it ain't gonna happen. kfc yummy
  • Score: 7

9:37am Fri 14 Mar 14

adcr says...

This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year.

Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football.

I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go.

Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.
This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens. adcr
  • Score: 9

9:43am Fri 14 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again. owd nick
  • Score: 20

9:51am Fri 14 Mar 14

MET1983 says...

Rovers wont make the play-offs this season. Simple as that.
The priority should be finishing strong, then holding on to key players in the summer (Rhodes, Hanley) and with a couple of smart buys in the Transfer window and who knows what could happen next season.
Rovers wont make the play-offs this season. Simple as that. The priority should be finishing strong, then holding on to key players in the summer (Rhodes, Hanley) and with a couple of smart buys in the Transfer window and who knows what could happen next season. MET1983
  • Score: 7

10:11am Fri 14 Mar 14

crankitup says...

the lad sounds like he's singing from Gary Bowyer's song sheet....Gary Bowyer....remember him he's our manager...one which hasn't got the B*lls to make a statement himself.

the play-offs went out the window along time ago (as it has been said) it went out the window when we couldn't string a run of wins together....well more than two games back to back anyway!

as for a strong finish....no....we'l
l stutter along as we have all season with no passion or heart with the odd glimpse of brilliance.

Next season will start very much as this one ends...how will we do with the FA sanctions who knows but i can't see us being any better than this season.
the lad sounds like he's singing from Gary Bowyer's song sheet....Gary Bowyer....remember him he's our manager...one which hasn't got the B*lls to make a statement himself. the play-offs went out the window along time ago (as it has been said) it went out the window when we couldn't string a run of wins together....well more than two games back to back anyway! as for a strong finish....no....we'l l stutter along as we have all season with no passion or heart with the odd glimpse of brilliance. Next season will start very much as this one ends...how will we do with the FA sanctions who knows but i can't see us being any better than this season. crankitup
  • Score: 4

10:12am Fri 14 Mar 14

burnleyglentoran says...

BURNLEY FC - Football and funeral services.

Well we put the final nail in your seasons coffin!!!!!!!!

B******** ROVUUURRRRS - ALREADY ON THE SUN LOUNGERS!!!!!
BURNLEY FC - Football and funeral services. Well we put the final nail in your seasons coffin!!!!!!!! B******** ROVUUURRRRS - ALREADY ON THE SUN LOUNGERS!!!!! burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -14

10:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

benal13 says...

crankitup wrote:
the lad sounds like he's singing from Gary Bowyer's song sheet....Gary Bowyer....remember him he's our manager...one which hasn't got the B*lls to make a statement himself.

the play-offs went out the window along time ago (as it has been said) it went out the window when we couldn't string a run of wins together....well more than two games back to back anyway!

as for a strong finish....no....we'l

l stutter along as we have all season with no passion or heart with the odd glimpse of brilliance.

Next season will start very much as this one ends...how will we do with the FA sanctions who knows but i can't see us being any better than this season.
i agree with most of what you say but i cant agree with your ODD BIT OF BRILLIANCE quote thats not going to happen while GB ,venkys , shaw, and the rest of the last chancers are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: the lad sounds like he's singing from Gary Bowyer's song sheet....Gary Bowyer....remember him he's our manager...one which hasn't got the B*lls to make a statement himself. the play-offs went out the window along time ago (as it has been said) it went out the window when we couldn't string a run of wins together....well more than two games back to back anyway! as for a strong finish....no....we'l l stutter along as we have all season with no passion or heart with the odd glimpse of brilliance. Next season will start very much as this one ends...how will we do with the FA sanctions who knows but i can't see us being any better than this season.[/p][/quote]i agree with most of what you say but i cant agree with your ODD BIT OF BRILLIANCE quote thats not going to happen while GB ,venkys , shaw, and the rest of the last chancers are here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! benal13
  • Score: 9

10:26am Fri 14 Mar 14

dallydally says...

Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran
Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran dallydally
  • Score: 3

10:31am Fri 14 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
"I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day."

Yeah of course you were...

Amazingly the no-dads are STILL trying to find excuses for their home capitulation to the Clarets and losing their 34 year comfort blanket once and for all in the most humiliating way possible, by surrendering a lead at Ewood Park.

Burnley, as most people know, had a very poor day against Blackburn and were a shadow if their recent selves against the likes of QPR, Forest and Derby. However, a severely under-par Burnley STILL beat you at Ewood Park and put an end to your deluded ideas of being good enough for the play-offs.

Had we been on the same kind of form that saw us take 3 wins against those far better teams than you, then we would have spanked you off the park. However, after going a goal down we put in a solid performance without really getting out of second gear, and that speaks volumes for our never give in attitude. In summary we played well below our usual standards and yet still comfortably beat you on your own patch.

The concern for you now is that it looks like defeat against Burnley has had a lasting effect. I really can't see you winning another game all season under Bowyer, he's obviously lost the dressing room, as well as the fans, and I feel its simply a matter of time before he throws the towel in, a FORTH straight defeat at Huddersfield and there is no doubt, Bowyer will have to hold his hands up and say that this job is beyond his capabilities.

You are only 2 points above 15th place in the league and could still go down. Its a must-win for you clowns at Huddersfield with Leicester up next followed by trips to Watford and Millwall. Could your season possibly get any worse? I think it just might.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]"I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day." Yeah of course you were... Amazingly the no-dads are STILL trying to find excuses for their home capitulation to the Clarets and losing their 34 year comfort blanket once and for all in the most humiliating way possible, by surrendering a lead at Ewood Park. Burnley, as most people know, had a very poor day against Blackburn and were a shadow if their recent selves against the likes of QPR, Forest and Derby. However, a severely under-par Burnley STILL beat you at Ewood Park and put an end to your deluded ideas of being good enough for the play-offs. Had we been on the same kind of form that saw us take 3 wins against those far better teams than you, then we would have spanked you off the park. However, after going a goal down we put in a solid performance without really getting out of second gear, and that speaks volumes for our never give in attitude. In summary we played well below our usual standards and yet still comfortably beat you on your own patch. The concern for you now is that it looks like defeat against Burnley has had a lasting effect. I really can't see you winning another game all season under Bowyer, he's obviously lost the dressing room, as well as the fans, and I feel its simply a matter of time before he throws the towel in, a FORTH straight defeat at Huddersfield and there is no doubt, Bowyer will have to hold his hands up and say that this job is beyond his capabilities. You are only 2 points above 15th place in the league and could still go down. Its a must-win for you clowns at Huddersfield with Leicester up next followed by trips to Watford and Millwall. Could your season possibly get any worse? I think it just might. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -9

10:33am Fri 14 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

dallydally wrote:
Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran
What's all this "pride" about. Beating your nearest rival only once in 35 years is nothing to be proud of. I'd keep quiet if I was him and hope that no-one notices.
[quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran[/p][/quote]What's all this "pride" about. Beating your nearest rival only once in 35 years is nothing to be proud of. I'd keep quiet if I was him and hope that no-one notices. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

10:37am Fri 14 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
There's no excuse for professional footballers not to give %100. I see Sherwood at Tottenham is kicking @rses and not molly coddling them, and that's what Bowyer should be doing now.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]There's no excuse for professional footballers not to give %100. I see Sherwood at Tottenham is kicking @rses and not molly coddling them, and that's what Bowyer should be doing now. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

10:47am Fri 14 Mar 14

juanbbien says...

Getting the Rovers season back on track,there's dissapointment in the dressing room,well do something about it try changing the record and start playing for the full ninty minutes with some passion like we used to when Hughes was here
Getting the Rovers season back on track,there's dissapointment in the dressing room,well do something about it try changing the record and start playing for the full ninty minutes with some passion like we used to when Hughes was here juanbbien
  • Score: 11

11:11am Fri 14 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
dallydally wrote:
Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran
What's all this "pride" about. Beating your nearest rival only once in 35 years is nothing to be proud of. I'd keep quiet if I was him and hope that no-one notices.
There were 4,640 proud Burnley fans in the Darwen End all singing and dancing and waving you losers off on Sunday after not only beating you but taking away your last shred of dignity, your 34 year comfort blanket.

The singing inside Ewood Park was immense as I'm sure you all heard as you shuffled off back to Shadsworth, your miserable existencesbecoming that little bit more unbearable.

In beating you we put ourselves in a strong position to schieve automatic promotion and at the same time ended your season putting a stop to any chance you might have thought you had of reaching the play-offs. We are now 24 (TWENTY-FOUR) points above you in the league, thats is one more record that now sits proudly with Burnley.

We have now overtaken you, and nothing you can say or do will change that fact that we are your superiors. And we have done this even though you have had a £100million+ financial advantage over us. I'd keep quiet about that bit if I were you...

The shame is all yours!

24 points.
5 years.
Look up!
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran[/p][/quote]What's all this "pride" about. Beating your nearest rival only once in 35 years is nothing to be proud of. I'd keep quiet if I was him and hope that no-one notices.[/p][/quote]There were 4,640 proud Burnley fans in the Darwen End all singing and dancing and waving you losers off on Sunday after not only beating you but taking away your last shred of dignity, your 34 year comfort blanket. The singing inside Ewood Park was immense as I'm sure you all heard as you shuffled off back to Shadsworth, your miserable existencesbecoming that little bit more unbearable. In beating you we put ourselves in a strong position to schieve automatic promotion and at the same time ended your season putting a stop to any chance you might have thought you had of reaching the play-offs. We are now 24 (TWENTY-FOUR) points above you in the league, thats is one more record that now sits proudly with Burnley. We have now overtaken you, and nothing you can say or do will change that fact that we are your superiors. And we have done this even though you have had a £100million+ financial advantage over us. I'd keep quiet about that bit if I were you... The shame is all yours! 24 points. 5 years. Look up! Super_Clarets
  • Score: -1

11:15am Fri 14 Mar 14

benal13 says...

juanbbien wrote:
Getting the Rovers season back on track,there's dissapointment in the dressing room,well do something about it try changing the record and start playing for the full ninty minutes with some passion like we used to when Hughes was here
GB has no passion so how can he get his last chancers up for it ,when you hear him speak on tv or radio he sounds like hes giving a church service recital and most of the time his teams play like choirboys it can only get worse if you ask me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Getting the Rovers season back on track,there's dissapointment in the dressing room,well do something about it try changing the record and start playing for the full ninty minutes with some passion like we used to when Hughes was here[/p][/quote]GB has no passion so how can he get his last chancers up for it ,when you hear him speak on tv or radio he sounds like hes giving a church service recital and most of the time his teams play like choirboys it can only get worse if you ask me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! benal13
  • Score: 6

11:24am Fri 14 Mar 14

Walkerstandrover says...

Never thought we would make the play offs but did think we had stopped the rot of the last few years - then along come Bournemouth and give us a lesson in passing, moving and keeping possession whilst moving forward and what do we do? Revert to several safe sideways passes then back to Robbo for a hoof upfield (and watching Rhodes "challenge" for those is embarrassing), When that fails try it again and again until the final whistle. It was like watching table football with players sticking to one position and just kicking what comes near to them. Come on lads, relax, have confidence in each other and pass it around a bit, preferably on the ground - can't believe you don't have it in you.
Never thought we would make the play offs but did think we had stopped the rot of the last few years - then along come Bournemouth and give us a lesson in passing, moving and keeping possession whilst moving forward and what do we do? Revert to several safe sideways passes then back to Robbo for a hoof upfield (and watching Rhodes "challenge" for those is embarrassing), When that fails try it again and again until the final whistle. It was like watching table football with players sticking to one position and just kicking what comes near to them. Come on lads, relax, have confidence in each other and pass it around a bit, preferably on the ground - can't believe you don't have it in you. Walkerstandrover
  • Score: 3

11:25am Fri 14 Mar 14

mammamiauk says...

adcr wrote:
This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year.

Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football.

I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go.

Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.
GB was thrust into managing a turmoil and I salute him for picking up the pieces and stabilising Rovers as he is someone who also genuinely loves the club. What is greatly lacking is consistency this season and if Rovers play very well like what they have done for a limited few games, they would have been in the top six by now. The other thing is tactics which others have obviously mentioned - I hope that GB will learn from his mistakes there.

If GB goes, the question is, would Rovers fans trust the Venky's in replacing him with someone who can manage the club? I very much doubt it and the last thing Rovers fans want would be a repetition of what has been going on with the sacking of Managers, etc since the Venky's took over.

Look at Sean Dyche - he was given time and look at what he has achieved for the Dingles this season when he was previously sacked by Watford. Sean must be doing something right at his training ground as he has a smaller squad and the Dingles have been fortunate that their players have hardly had any injuries.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.[/p][/quote]GB was thrust into managing a turmoil and I salute him for picking up the pieces and stabilising Rovers as he is someone who also genuinely loves the club. What is greatly lacking is consistency this season and if Rovers play very well like what they have done for a limited few games, they would have been in the top six by now. The other thing is tactics which others have obviously mentioned - I hope that GB will learn from his mistakes there. If GB goes, the question is, would Rovers fans trust the Venky's in replacing him with someone who can manage the club? I very much doubt it and the last thing Rovers fans want would be a repetition of what has been going on with the sacking of Managers, etc since the Venky's took over. Look at Sean Dyche - he was given time and look at what he has achieved for the Dingles this season when he was previously sacked by Watford. Sean must be doing something right at his training ground as he has a smaller squad and the Dingles have been fortunate that their players have hardly had any injuries. mammamiauk
  • Score: 1

11:29am Fri 14 Mar 14

mammamiauk says...

Yes, Rovers were simply dreadful on Wednesday and it was one of the worst games that I have seen for a while. I shudder to think what will happen if Rovers continue to play like that as teams like Leicester City will just rip us apart!
Yes, Rovers were simply dreadful on Wednesday and it was one of the worst games that I have seen for a while. I shudder to think what will happen if Rovers continue to play like that as teams like Leicester City will just rip us apart! mammamiauk
  • Score: 1

11:44am Fri 14 Mar 14

capri1 says...

Quote "in the second half i thought we were ok" sorry if you think that performance is OK then it's no surprise where we are
Quote "in the second half i thought we were ok" sorry if you think that performance is OK then it's no surprise where we are capri1
  • Score: 1

11:45am Fri 14 Mar 14

tom2malta2 says...

Excuses, excuses, excuses, time for Bowyer to admit he is a youth team coach not a championship manager, end of . Leave the club and take Venkys with you.
Excuses, excuses, excuses, time for Bowyer to admit he is a youth team coach not a championship manager, end of . Leave the club and take Venkys with you. tom2malta2
  • Score: 2

11:52am Fri 14 Mar 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
dallydally wrote:
Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran
What's all this "pride" about. Beating your nearest rival only once in 35 years is nothing to be proud of. I'd keep quiet if I was him and hope that no-one notices.
BURNLEY FC - THE PRIDE OF LANCASHIRE.

B******** ROVUUUURRRS - PRIDE OF PUNE
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dallydally[/bold] wrote: Pride comes before a fall Burnley Glentoran[/p][/quote]What's all this "pride" about. Beating your nearest rival only once in 35 years is nothing to be proud of. I'd keep quiet if I was him and hope that no-one notices.[/p][/quote]BURNLEY FC - THE PRIDE OF LANCASHIRE. B******** ROVUUUURRRS - PRIDE OF PUNE burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 2

11:54am Fri 14 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

All banter aside, you need to make a serious decision re: Bowyer.

Does anyone really think he can motivate a group of players to better things? I mean just listen to his dull, toneless, PASSIONLESS voice in post match interviews.

On the flip side though, at this stage last season at Burnley there were rumblings against Sean Dyche with regards to his negative tactics and the way he sets up his teams, but we stuck by him, and look where we are now - Liverpool are another example, they stuck by Rogers last season when things were tough and they have reaped the rewards this year.

Personally I don't think Bowyer is the man for your job, he couldn't inspire anyone in my opinion, but there is a lot to be said for consistency in the Championship.
All banter aside, you need to make a serious decision re: Bowyer. Does anyone really think he can motivate a group of players to better things? I mean just listen to his dull, toneless, PASSIONLESS voice in post match interviews. On the flip side though, at this stage last season at Burnley there were rumblings against Sean Dyche with regards to his negative tactics and the way he sets up his teams, but we stuck by him, and look where we are now - Liverpool are another example, they stuck by Rogers last season when things were tough and they have reaped the rewards this year. Personally I don't think Bowyer is the man for your job, he couldn't inspire anyone in my opinion, but there is a lot to be said for consistency in the Championship. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 5

12:29pm Fri 14 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
The Bournemouth result was highly predictable. Why ? Because Rovers had to run themselves into the ground to against Burnley. At the end of the game they were beaten , exhausted and mentally defeated. That is why they lost so comprehensively to Bournemouth and I suspect you might just get another hiding at Huddersfield. The Burnley game was more than just a defeat . It was the end of an era for both clubs. Until you guys can accept that you are no longer a Premier League club and probably never will be again, you will be unable to move on.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]The Bournemouth result was highly predictable. Why ? Because Rovers had to run themselves into the ground to against Burnley. At the end of the game they were beaten , exhausted and mentally defeated. That is why they lost so comprehensively to Bournemouth and I suspect you might just get another hiding at Huddersfield. The Burnley game was more than just a defeat . It was the end of an era for both clubs. Until you guys can accept that you are no longer a Premier League club and probably never will be again, you will be unable to move on. FCBurnley
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Fri 14 Mar 14

MattNewcastle says...

adcr wrote:
This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.
Bowyer is out of his depth and no amount of time will change my opinion

someone who cannot see the blindingly obvious does not deserve to be in charge of a potentially top 6 championship side looking to regain premiership status.

Sides for example attacking game in and game out our RB position and he has done nothing about it is an absolute embarrasment
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.[/p][/quote]Bowyer is out of his depth and no amount of time will change my opinion someone who cannot see the blindingly obvious does not deserve to be in charge of a potentially top 6 championship side looking to regain premiership status. Sides for example attacking game in and game out our RB position and he has done nothing about it is an absolute embarrasment MattNewcastle
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Fri 14 Mar 14

adcr says...

mammamiauk wrote:
adcr wrote:
This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year.

Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football.

I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go.

Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.
GB was thrust into managing a turmoil and I salute him for picking up the pieces and stabilising Rovers as he is someone who also genuinely loves the club. What is greatly lacking is consistency this season and if Rovers play very well like what they have done for a limited few games, they would have been in the top six by now. The other thing is tactics which others have obviously mentioned - I hope that GB will learn from his mistakes there.

If GB goes, the question is, would Rovers fans trust the Venky's in replacing him with someone who can manage the club? I very much doubt it and the last thing Rovers fans want would be a repetition of what has been going on with the sacking of Managers, etc since the Venky's took over.

Look at Sean Dyche - he was given time and look at what he has achieved for the Dingles this season when he was previously sacked by Watford. Sean must be doing something right at his training ground as he has a smaller squad and the Dingles have been fortunate that their players have hardly had any injuries.
Yes totally agree with you.
A lot of manager's (particularly at smaller clubs with limited funds) either succeed or fail by luck, by that I mean you take a few chances on signing players and hope you have guessed right.

A lot of people have said why didn't we bring in McClaren instead of Bowyer, well I would argue over his full managerial career he has failed - to my mind he was successful at Twente (his first spell there) and he is having a good season at Derby, but that's it - he failed at Forest, Middlesbrough, England, Wolfberg and his second spell at Twente. Nigel Pearson was disliked by his own fans until now. Steve Bruce up until he went to Hull had failed in all/most of his managerial positions. The list goes on. What I am saying is there is no outstanding candidate out there who would be interested in managing us (and that is if Venky's could be trusted to appoint and experienced person). So we need to persevere with Bowyer at least at little longer because our circumstances dictate this.

Like everybody else I am very alarmed at recent performances and tactics, both will need to improve next year, my gut feeling though is just wait a bit longer to see if he can put things right.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.[/p][/quote]GB was thrust into managing a turmoil and I salute him for picking up the pieces and stabilising Rovers as he is someone who also genuinely loves the club. What is greatly lacking is consistency this season and if Rovers play very well like what they have done for a limited few games, they would have been in the top six by now. The other thing is tactics which others have obviously mentioned - I hope that GB will learn from his mistakes there. If GB goes, the question is, would Rovers fans trust the Venky's in replacing him with someone who can manage the club? I very much doubt it and the last thing Rovers fans want would be a repetition of what has been going on with the sacking of Managers, etc since the Venky's took over. Look at Sean Dyche - he was given time and look at what he has achieved for the Dingles this season when he was previously sacked by Watford. Sean must be doing something right at his training ground as he has a smaller squad and the Dingles have been fortunate that their players have hardly had any injuries.[/p][/quote]Yes totally agree with you. A lot of manager's (particularly at smaller clubs with limited funds) either succeed or fail by luck, by that I mean you take a few chances on signing players and hope you have guessed right. A lot of people have said why didn't we bring in McClaren instead of Bowyer, well I would argue over his full managerial career he has failed - to my mind he was successful at Twente (his first spell there) and he is having a good season at Derby, but that's it - he failed at Forest, Middlesbrough, England, Wolfberg and his second spell at Twente. Nigel Pearson was disliked by his own fans until now. Steve Bruce up until he went to Hull had failed in all/most of his managerial positions. The list goes on. What I am saying is there is no outstanding candidate out there who would be interested in managing us (and that is if Venky's could be trusted to appoint and experienced person). So we need to persevere with Bowyer at least at little longer because our circumstances dictate this. Like everybody else I am very alarmed at recent performances and tactics, both will need to improve next year, my gut feeling though is just wait a bit longer to see if he can put things right. adcr
  • Score: -2

12:54pm Fri 14 Mar 14

adcr says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
adcr wrote:
This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.
Bowyer is out of his depth and no amount of time will change my opinion

someone who cannot see the blindingly obvious does not deserve to be in charge of a potentially top 6 championship side looking to regain premiership status.

Sides for example attacking game in and game out our RB position and he has done nothing about it is an absolute embarrasment
I agree some performances this season have been terrible, and if we had Jack Walker's money I would say we need to get someone in who is top notch, but the reality is anybody who is top notch would choose 20+ or more better options than us at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: This season we have had too many players who are not good enough for a playoff challenge. Forget blaming Bowyer’s tactics, even Fergie couldn’t have got us promoted this year. Whilst I accept Bowyer has made many tactical mistakes this season; I feel his negative tactics were largely borne out because he doesn't trust the team enough to play attacking football. I know a lot of people have made up their mind that Bowyer is out of his depth, to me that is a bit harsh after only one full season. I will judge him over the summer if he moves out our weak links and brings in promising recruits then I will be fully behind him for the coming season. If though we are largely unchanged when we start next season, then I will question my backing of him as that would suggest he has faith in the team as it is now. Then I will hold my hands up and say that Bowyer has to go. Even if we did get rid of Bowyer, who would we get to replace him? Replacing him may or may not work, but either way it will cost us massively financially, I would rather give him one more season and see what happens.[/p][/quote]Bowyer is out of his depth and no amount of time will change my opinion someone who cannot see the blindingly obvious does not deserve to be in charge of a potentially top 6 championship side looking to regain premiership status. Sides for example attacking game in and game out our RB position and he has done nothing about it is an absolute embarrasment[/p][/quote]I agree some performances this season have been terrible, and if we had Jack Walker's money I would say we need to get someone in who is top notch, but the reality is anybody who is top notch would choose 20+ or more better options than us at the moment. adcr
  • Score: 1

12:56pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Sneakyclaret says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1 Sneakyclaret
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

Gary Bowyer is on record several times this season as saying it will take a few more windows before our squad is shaped. He is a calm solid professional and I believe he knows what he is doing. The Rovers fans on here that think we should be challenging for promotion as a matter of course are just being silly.
We are not a Premiership contender and wont be for some time.
So how about we calm down, get behind the team and the manager and do some supporting?
Bear in mind that over half the posts on here are not from Rovers fans, and are in fact Dingles sticking the boot in.
You cant blame, all those long years of humiliation and inferiorority have warped their already simple minds.
We need to keep calm and carry on....only my opinion but...
Gary Bowyer is on record several times this season as saying it will take a few more windows before our squad is shaped. He is a calm solid professional and I believe he knows what he is doing. The Rovers fans on here that think we should be challenging for promotion as a matter of course are just being silly. We are not a Premiership contender and wont be for some time. So how about we calm down, get behind the team and the manager and do some supporting? Bear in mind that over half the posts on here are not from Rovers fans, and are in fact Dingles sticking the boot in. You cant blame, all those long years of humiliation and inferiorority have warped their already simple minds. We need to keep calm and carry on....only my opinion but... Wild Rover
  • Score: -2

1:36pm Fri 14 Mar 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
There's no excuse for professional footballers not to give %100. I see Sherwood at Tottenham is kicking @rses and not molly coddling them, and that's what Bowyer should be doing now.
yep Sherwood is kicking @rses and losing 4-0 and 1-3 - he's nailed on to be out of Spurs in the summer.

I agree with a lot of the comments on here - the still obsessed dingle trolls apart of course - we need to be seeing our stable core of a team week in and week out at this stage, it worries me that we still seem to have such an unsettled midfield. I like Conway but can't see what he gives that Judge didn't - Judges delivery much better and he really wanted to come back to Rovers. Our starting 11 should be built around

Robbo?
spur, hanley, killgallon, henley/kane?
Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King/Conway/Taylor?
Rhodes Gestede

With a bench of Kean, Lowe, a striker, a CB (Edwards, Songo'o or the other lad who's on loan), and others from our youth set up/reserves e.g. Fernadez, Rittenburg etc

We've had very little consistency in terms of the starting 11 and far too many injuries. We've brought in the likes of Taylor and Judge and appear not to have treated them well - can't be good for morale. He's almost had too many options at time with the loan market. Varney (trier), Dabo?

I like Bowyer - but think he just needs a bit more focus - he also said we need more transfer windows until we get the right squad, doubt he'll be given the time and am sure that isn't a good message to be relaying back to the dressing room.

I like Conway's comments - I'm sick of seeing players come out in the pressing prattling on about promotion and the playoffs and setting us up for a big fall each week. Just keep the mouths shut and turn up on the pitch.

Rant over!
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]There's no excuse for professional footballers not to give %100. I see Sherwood at Tottenham is kicking @rses and not molly coddling them, and that's what Bowyer should be doing now.[/p][/quote]yep Sherwood is kicking @rses and losing 4-0 and 1-3 - he's nailed on to be out of Spurs in the summer. I agree with a lot of the comments on here - the still obsessed dingle trolls apart of course - we need to be seeing our stable core of a team week in and week out at this stage, it worries me that we still seem to have such an unsettled midfield. I like Conway but can't see what he gives that Judge didn't - Judges delivery much better and he really wanted to come back to Rovers. Our starting 11 should be built around Robbo? spur, hanley, killgallon, henley/kane? Marshall, Cairney, Evans, King/Conway/Taylor? Rhodes Gestede With a bench of Kean, Lowe, a striker, a CB (Edwards, Songo'o or the other lad who's on loan), and others from our youth set up/reserves e.g. Fernadez, Rittenburg etc We've had very little consistency in terms of the starting 11 and far too many injuries. We've brought in the likes of Taylor and Judge and appear not to have treated them well - can't be good for morale. He's almost had too many options at time with the loan market. Varney (trier), Dabo? I like Bowyer - but think he just needs a bit more focus - he also said we need more transfer windows until we get the right squad, doubt he'll be given the time and am sure that isn't a good message to be relaying back to the dressing room. I like Conway's comments - I'm sick of seeing players come out in the pressing prattling on about promotion and the playoffs and setting us up for a big fall each week. Just keep the mouths shut and turn up on the pitch. Rant over! LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: -2

1:45pm Fri 14 Mar 14

mammamiauk says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Gary Bowyer is on record several times this season as saying it will take a few more windows before our squad is shaped. He is a calm solid professional and I believe he knows what he is doing. The Rovers fans on here that think we should be challenging for promotion as a matter of course are just being silly.
We are not a Premiership contender and wont be for some time.
So how about we calm down, get behind the team and the manager and do some supporting?
Bear in mind that over half the posts on here are not from Rovers fans, and are in fact Dingles sticking the boot in.
You cant blame, all those long years of humiliation and inferiorority have warped their already simple minds.
We need to keep calm and carry on....only my opinion but...
Someone I know who was listening to the commentary on the Bournemouth match on Radio Rovers told me that he could hear the fans in the background turning on GB which is a great pity. As a season ticket holder, I am in the Jack Walker Upper Stand and together with others, could not hear anything but obviously did hear the boos at half-time and at the final whistle.

Yes, you are absolutely correct, we need to continue to support GB and the team!

RTID
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer is on record several times this season as saying it will take a few more windows before our squad is shaped. He is a calm solid professional and I believe he knows what he is doing. The Rovers fans on here that think we should be challenging for promotion as a matter of course are just being silly. We are not a Premiership contender and wont be for some time. So how about we calm down, get behind the team and the manager and do some supporting? Bear in mind that over half the posts on here are not from Rovers fans, and are in fact Dingles sticking the boot in. You cant blame, all those long years of humiliation and inferiorority have warped their already simple minds. We need to keep calm and carry on....only my opinion but...[/p][/quote]Someone I know who was listening to the commentary on the Bournemouth match on Radio Rovers told me that he could hear the fans in the background turning on GB which is a great pity. As a season ticket holder, I am in the Jack Walker Upper Stand and together with others, could not hear anything but obviously did hear the boos at half-time and at the final whistle. Yes, you are absolutely correct, we need to continue to support GB and the team! RTID mammamiauk
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Fri 14 Mar 14

benal13 says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Gary Bowyer is on record several times this season as saying it will take a few more windows before our squad is shaped. He is a calm solid professional and I believe he knows what he is doing. The Rovers fans on here that think we should be challenging for promotion as a matter of course are just being silly.
We are not a Premiership contender and wont be for some time.
So how about we calm down, get behind the team and the manager and do some supporting?
Bear in mind that over half the posts on here are not from Rovers fans, and are in fact Dingles sticking the boot in.
You cant blame, all those long years of humiliation and inferiorority have warped their already simple minds.
We need to keep calm and carry on....only my opinion but...
the only reason he says a few more windows, is more windows makes more money in his bank account he is not the man for the job end of storey, whats the bet that after another defeat on saturday he says WEVE GOT A YOUNG SQUAD AND THEY HAVE TO BE GIVEN TIME, thats another of his pathetic time wasting mantras and youll be surprised to hear that i would not get rid of him altogether i would put him back with the kids were he did a fair old job.only my opinion .
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer is on record several times this season as saying it will take a few more windows before our squad is shaped. He is a calm solid professional and I believe he knows what he is doing. The Rovers fans on here that think we should be challenging for promotion as a matter of course are just being silly. We are not a Premiership contender and wont be for some time. So how about we calm down, get behind the team and the manager and do some supporting? Bear in mind that over half the posts on here are not from Rovers fans, and are in fact Dingles sticking the boot in. You cant blame, all those long years of humiliation and inferiorority have warped their already simple minds. We need to keep calm and carry on....only my opinion but...[/p][/quote]the only reason he says a few more windows, is more windows makes more money in his bank account he is not the man for the job end of storey, whats the bet that after another defeat on saturday he says WEVE GOT A YOUNG SQUAD AND THEY HAVE TO BE GIVEN TIME, thats another of his pathetic time wasting mantras and youll be surprised to hear that i would not get rid of him altogether i would put him back with the kids were he did a fair old job.only my opinion . benal13
  • Score: 0

1:53pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

BOWYER OUT!
BOWYER OUT! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 3

4:35pm Fri 14 Mar 14

baldie says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
"I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day."

Yeah of course you were...

Amazingly the no-dads are STILL trying to find excuses for their home capitulation to the Clarets and losing their 34 year comfort blanket once and for all in the most humiliating way possible, by surrendering a lead at Ewood Park.

Burnley, as most people know, had a very poor day against Blackburn and were a shadow if their recent selves against the likes of QPR, Forest and Derby. However, a severely under-par Burnley STILL beat you at Ewood Park and put an end to your deluded ideas of being good enough for the play-offs.

Had we been on the same kind of form that saw us take 3 wins against those far better teams than you, then we would have spanked you off the park. However, after going a goal down we put in a solid performance without really getting out of second gear, and that speaks volumes for our never give in attitude. In summary we played well below our usual standards and yet still comfortably beat you on your own patch.

The concern for you now is that it looks like defeat against Burnley has had a lasting effect. I really can't see you winning another game all season under Bowyer, he's obviously lost the dressing room, as well as the fans, and I feel its simply a matter of time before he throws the towel in, a FORTH straight defeat at Huddersfield and there is no doubt, Bowyer will have to hold his hands up and say that this job is beyond his capabilities.

You are only 2 points above 15th place in the league and could still go down. Its a must-win for you clowns at Huddersfield with Leicester up next followed by trips to Watford and Millwall. Could your season possibly get any worse? I think it just might.
I ask you now,yes or no,do you promise to come on here tomorrow night if you win?
Of course you will,what a cowardly individual you are.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]"I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day." Yeah of course you were... Amazingly the no-dads are STILL trying to find excuses for their home capitulation to the Clarets and losing their 34 year comfort blanket once and for all in the most humiliating way possible, by surrendering a lead at Ewood Park. Burnley, as most people know, had a very poor day against Blackburn and were a shadow if their recent selves against the likes of QPR, Forest and Derby. However, a severely under-par Burnley STILL beat you at Ewood Park and put an end to your deluded ideas of being good enough for the play-offs. Had we been on the same kind of form that saw us take 3 wins against those far better teams than you, then we would have spanked you off the park. However, after going a goal down we put in a solid performance without really getting out of second gear, and that speaks volumes for our never give in attitude. In summary we played well below our usual standards and yet still comfortably beat you on your own patch. The concern for you now is that it looks like defeat against Burnley has had a lasting effect. I really can't see you winning another game all season under Bowyer, he's obviously lost the dressing room, as well as the fans, and I feel its simply a matter of time before he throws the towel in, a FORTH straight defeat at Huddersfield and there is no doubt, Bowyer will have to hold his hands up and say that this job is beyond his capabilities. You are only 2 points above 15th place in the league and could still go down. Its a must-win for you clowns at Huddersfield with Leicester up next followed by trips to Watford and Millwall. Could your season possibly get any worse? I think it just might.[/p][/quote]I ask you now,yes or no,do you promise to come on here tomorrow night if you win? Of course you will,what a cowardly individual you are. baldie
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Fri 14 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
"I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day."

Yeah of course you were...

Amazingly the no-dads are STILL trying to find excuses for their home capitulation to the Clarets and losing their 34 year comfort blanket once and for all in the most humiliating way possible, by surrendering a lead at Ewood Park.

Burnley, as most people know, had a very poor day against Blackburn and were a shadow if their recent selves against the likes of QPR, Forest and Derby. However, a severely under-par Burnley STILL beat you at Ewood Park and put an end to your deluded ideas of being good enough for the play-offs.

Had we been on the same kind of form that saw us take 3 wins against those far better teams than you, then we would have spanked you off the park. However, after going a goal down we put in a solid performance without really getting out of second gear, and that speaks volumes for our never give in attitude. In summary we played well below our usual standards and yet still comfortably beat you on your own patch.

The concern for you now is that it looks like defeat against Burnley has had a lasting effect. I really can't see you winning another game all season under Bowyer, he's obviously lost the dressing room, as well as the fans, and I feel its simply a matter of time before he throws the towel in, a FORTH straight defeat at Huddersfield and there is no doubt, Bowyer will have to hold his hands up and say that this job is beyond his capabilities.

You are only 2 points above 15th place in the league and could still go down. Its a must-win for you clowns at Huddersfield with Leicester up next followed by trips to Watford and Millwall. Could your season possibly get any worse? I think it just might.
Please shut up you pathetic little troll.

How on earth con you tell what I am thinking or feeling, telepathy perhaps? Because if that's the case you aren't tuned in correctly I can assure you.

Can I say once again I have no interest in your pathetic little club whatsoever, the last club I was interested in was Bournemouth, the next one I am interested in is Huddersfield.

The only club I support is Blackburn Rovers, that is who I am concerned with.

I am telepathically sending out the reason with a suggestion of what you can do to yourself physically, are you reading it?

If so could you please film yourself and put it on YouTube so we can all have a laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]"I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day." Yeah of course you were... Amazingly the no-dads are STILL trying to find excuses for their home capitulation to the Clarets and losing their 34 year comfort blanket once and for all in the most humiliating way possible, by surrendering a lead at Ewood Park. Burnley, as most people know, had a very poor day against Blackburn and were a shadow if their recent selves against the likes of QPR, Forest and Derby. However, a severely under-par Burnley STILL beat you at Ewood Park and put an end to your deluded ideas of being good enough for the play-offs. Had we been on the same kind of form that saw us take 3 wins against those far better teams than you, then we would have spanked you off the park. However, after going a goal down we put in a solid performance without really getting out of second gear, and that speaks volumes for our never give in attitude. In summary we played well below our usual standards and yet still comfortably beat you on your own patch. The concern for you now is that it looks like defeat against Burnley has had a lasting effect. I really can't see you winning another game all season under Bowyer, he's obviously lost the dressing room, as well as the fans, and I feel its simply a matter of time before he throws the towel in, a FORTH straight defeat at Huddersfield and there is no doubt, Bowyer will have to hold his hands up and say that this job is beyond his capabilities. You are only 2 points above 15th place in the league and could still go down. Its a must-win for you clowns at Huddersfield with Leicester up next followed by trips to Watford and Millwall. Could your season possibly get any worse? I think it just might.[/p][/quote]Please shut up you pathetic little troll. How on earth con you tell what I am thinking or feeling, telepathy perhaps? Because if that's the case you aren't tuned in correctly I can assure you. Can I say once again I have no interest in your pathetic little club whatsoever, the last club I was interested in was Bournemouth, the next one I am interested in is Huddersfield. The only club I support is Blackburn Rovers, that is who I am concerned with. I am telepathically sending out the reason with a suggestion of what you can do to yourself physically, are you reading it? If so could you please film yourself and put it on YouTube so we can all have a laugh. owd nick
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Fri 14 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Sneakyclaret wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1
You haven't quite grasped the idea behind sport have you.

Yes you won the game 2-1, absolutely no doubt about that at all, whether you deserved to do so is a matter of conjecture, a bit like Rovers last season when Dunny the Dingle Slayer scored in injury time.

My honest opinion at the time was Burnley deserved to win that game, but Rovers got lucky and you didn't.

On Sunday Burnley didn't deserve to win the game but you got lucky with the second goal.

That is sport.

I remember a (possibly) Chelsea game played last season, could have been against Fulham or West Brom but I am not sure, Chelsea had 20+ shots on target, their opponents 1

Pretty sure Chelsea lost 1 - 0.

Chelsea did not deserve to lose but they did.
[quote][p][bold]Sneakyclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1[/p][/quote]You haven't quite grasped the idea behind sport have you. Yes you won the game 2-1, absolutely no doubt about that at all, whether you deserved to do so is a matter of conjecture, a bit like Rovers last season when Dunny the Dingle Slayer scored in injury time. My honest opinion at the time was Burnley deserved to win that game, but Rovers got lucky and you didn't. On Sunday Burnley didn't deserve to win the game but you got lucky with the second goal. That is sport. I remember a (possibly) Chelsea game played last season, could have been against Fulham or West Brom but I am not sure, Chelsea had 20+ shots on target, their opponents 1 Pretty sure Chelsea lost 1 - 0. Chelsea did not deserve to lose but they did. owd nick
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Sneakyclaret wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1
You haven't quite grasped the idea behind sport have you.

Yes you won the game 2-1, absolutely no doubt about that at all, whether you deserved to do so is a matter of conjecture, a bit like Rovers last season when Dunny the Dingle Slayer scored in injury time.

My honest opinion at the time was Burnley deserved to win that game, but Rovers got lucky and you didn't.

On Sunday Burnley didn't deserve to win the game but you got lucky with the second goal.

That is sport.

I remember a (possibly) Chelsea game played last season, could have been against Fulham or West Brom but I am not sure, Chelsea had 20+ shots on target, their opponents 1

Pretty sure Chelsea lost 1 - 0.

Chelsea did not deserve to lose but they did.
Common sense and facts do not matter to this troll. No matter what you try to explain he will ignore it. They've beaten us once in 35 years and by his way of thinking that surpasses the fact that we were unbeaten for all that time and no matter how many times we beat them it doesn't count. Again, facts don't matter, it's Dingle logic unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sneakyclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1[/p][/quote]You haven't quite grasped the idea behind sport have you. Yes you won the game 2-1, absolutely no doubt about that at all, whether you deserved to do so is a matter of conjecture, a bit like Rovers last season when Dunny the Dingle Slayer scored in injury time. My honest opinion at the time was Burnley deserved to win that game, but Rovers got lucky and you didn't. On Sunday Burnley didn't deserve to win the game but you got lucky with the second goal. That is sport. I remember a (possibly) Chelsea game played last season, could have been against Fulham or West Brom but I am not sure, Chelsea had 20+ shots on target, their opponents 1 Pretty sure Chelsea lost 1 - 0. Chelsea did not deserve to lose but they did.[/p][/quote]Common sense and facts do not matter to this troll. No matter what you try to explain he will ignore it. They've beaten us once in 35 years and by his way of thinking that surpasses the fact that we were unbeaten for all that time and no matter how many times we beat them it doesn't count. Again, facts don't matter, it's Dingle logic unfortunately. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Fri 14 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Sneakyclaret wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up.
I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.
Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game".

I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day.

Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win.

Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt.

I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.
Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1
You haven't quite grasped the idea behind sport have you.

Yes you won the game 2-1, absolutely no doubt about that at all, whether you deserved to do so is a matter of conjecture, a bit like Rovers last season when Dunny the Dingle Slayer scored in injury time.

My honest opinion at the time was Burnley deserved to win that game, but Rovers got lucky and you didn't.

On Sunday Burnley didn't deserve to win the game but you got lucky with the second goal.

That is sport.

I remember a (possibly) Chelsea game played last season, could have been against Fulham or West Brom but I am not sure, Chelsea had 20+ shots on target, their opponents 1

Pretty sure Chelsea lost 1 - 0.

Chelsea did not deserve to lose but they did.
Common sense and facts do not matter to this troll. No matter what you try to explain he will ignore it. They've beaten us once in 35 years and by his way of thinking that surpasses the fact that we were unbeaten for all that time and no matter how many times we beat them it doesn't count. Again, facts don't matter, it's Dingle logic unfortunately.
Putting the words "Dingle" and "Logic" together as a phrase.....making that work would be incredibly difficult. lol.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sneakyclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Well said Craig Conway, the most sensible comment to come out of Ewood for weeks. We did well to get within touching distance of the playoffs but were nowhere near good enough to go up. I would suggest to use the remaining games to prepare for next season and to get things right, learn from our mistakes, be man enough to admit that we made them and change what didn't work this term.[/p][/quote]Agree, I am starting to calm down a bit now, unusual for me as I am a pretty realistic person who normally gets a bit grumpy for a couple of hours then it's a case of "Ah well, on to the next game". I was more upset about what happened on Wednesday than I was about loosing to Burnley, simply because although they finished the game better whatever Burnley fans might think there was little difference, if any, between the teams on the day. Rovers didn't deserve to lose, Burnley didn't deserve to win. Bournemouth however wiped the floor with us, and that really hurt. I don't care who GB puts out on the pitch on Saturday, or for that matter all the remaining games this season, what I do expect is that we never put in another display like that ever again.[/p][/quote]Well we did deserve to win burnly scored 2 u scored 1[/p][/quote]You haven't quite grasped the idea behind sport have you. Yes you won the game 2-1, absolutely no doubt about that at all, whether you deserved to do so is a matter of conjecture, a bit like Rovers last season when Dunny the Dingle Slayer scored in injury time. My honest opinion at the time was Burnley deserved to win that game, but Rovers got lucky and you didn't. On Sunday Burnley didn't deserve to win the game but you got lucky with the second goal. That is sport. I remember a (possibly) Chelsea game played last season, could have been against Fulham or West Brom but I am not sure, Chelsea had 20+ shots on target, their opponents 1 Pretty sure Chelsea lost 1 - 0. Chelsea did not deserve to lose but they did.[/p][/quote]Common sense and facts do not matter to this troll. No matter what you try to explain he will ignore it. They've beaten us once in 35 years and by his way of thinking that surpasses the fact that we were unbeaten for all that time and no matter how many times we beat them it doesn't count. Again, facts don't matter, it's Dingle logic unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Putting the words "Dingle" and "Logic" together as a phrase.....making that work would be incredibly difficult. lol. owd nick
  • Score: 1

9:23pm Fri 14 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

You guys should take it one game at a time. It's the Brendan Rogers mantra at Liverpool, Dyche's mantra at Burnley and Mourinho's too. Its built on the underpins of pennies and pounds. If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves. The aims as football, if you look after the game you far, each and every time, the season will look after itself. In the Championship, each side can beat any other. A spot of hard and blinkered focus game by game will see Rovers progress. And the playoffs can be won from sixth place too.
You guys should take it one game at a time. It's the Brendan Rogers mantra at Liverpool, Dyche's mantra at Burnley and Mourinho's too. Its built on the underpins of pennies and pounds. If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves. The aims as football, if you look after the game you far, each and every time, the season will look after itself. In the Championship, each side can beat any other. A spot of hard and blinkered focus game by game will see Rovers progress. And the playoffs can be won from sixth place too. RobH2O
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