Simon Garner column: I’m backing Rovers to spring a surprise against Leicester

Could Jordan Rhodes sink Leicester tomorrow?

Could Jordan Rhodes sink Leicester tomorrow?

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THERE’S no doubt about it – tomorrow’s home match with Leicester is as tough as it gets.

But, call me crazy, I genuinely believe we can beat them – so much so I’ve had a little bet.

A fella I sit with in the pub is a massive Leicester fan and he reckons their run is going to continue at Ewood but I’ve had a wager with him that we’ll get a win.

The odds might be against me, what with Leicester unbeaten in 16 matches.

But we have seen this season that Blackburn can raise their game for the matches against the top teams in the division.

The best example for me was the 0-0 draw at QPR. No-one expected us to get anything out of the game, especially after it came on the back of that horrible defeat at Ipswich, but we stepped up a gear and got a really good point.

It’s a similar situation tomorrow as nobody is expecting Blackburn to get a result.

If we could get a result it would be a massive boost to our chances of staying in touch with the play-off places.

It’s going to be a tall order so we’ve got nothing to lose.

We took that attitude into the game at Huddersfield on Saturday and we ended up getting a great result.

It was great to be back to winning ways and see Jordan Rhodes well and truly back in the goals, we couldn’t have asked for more after the last few results.

I know fans must be scratching their heads at how we could go and score four at Huddersfield after losing at home to Bournemouth.

But you’ve got to remember we are a developing side who, like I’ve said many times, are still getting used to the way Gary Bowyer wants them to play.

And you’ve got to remember this is a funny division, one which can spring surprise results at any stage but particularly at this time of the season.

Hopefully we’ll get a pleasant surprise tomorrow.

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3:06pm Fri 21 Mar 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

I'm not another home defeat looms

Bowyer out venky's out.
I'm not another home defeat looms Bowyer out venky's out. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: -25

3:40pm Fri 21 Mar 14

crankitup says...

I hope you're right Simon...but to be honest mate you may find you're a bit lighter in the finance department after tomorrow.

but has you say and we all know...it is a strange league and on the day we could just do it...but Leicester are on fire at the moment.

i have a lot of respect for you Simon and it kills me to hear you come out with Bowyerism's the likes of Quote "you've got to remember we are a developing side who, like I've said many times, are still getting used to the way Gary Bowyer wants them to play" and Quote "If we could get a result it would be a massive boost to our chances of staying in touch with the play-off places".

firstly the thing about a developing squad is wearing thin....they're all professionals who are paid well to do a job....and to be honest GB has made some megga boobs with regards to formation and substitutes at times this season.....as i say....wearing thin.

secondly regarding the play-offs....we are only observers where they are concerned and if you were totally truthful Simon you'd say the same...unless by some miracle we can shake the inconsistency monkey off our backs....then....wel
l, you never know
I hope you're right Simon...but to be honest mate you may find you're a bit lighter in the finance department after tomorrow. but has you say and we all know...it is a strange league and on the day we could just do it...but Leicester are on fire at the moment. i have a lot of respect for you Simon and it kills me to hear you come out with Bowyerism's the likes of Quote "you've got to remember we are a developing side who, like I've said many times, are still getting used to the way Gary Bowyer wants them to play" and Quote "If we could get a result it would be a massive boost to our chances of staying in touch with the play-off places". firstly the thing about a developing squad is wearing thin....they're all professionals who are paid well to do a job....and to be honest GB has made some megga boobs with regards to formation and substitutes at times this season.....as i say....wearing thin. secondly regarding the play-offs....we are only observers where they are concerned and if you were totally truthful Simon you'd say the same...unless by some miracle we can shake the inconsistency monkey off our backs....then....wel l, you never know crankitup
  • Score: 6

4:04pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Same old simple Simon, always backing the loser.

Seem to remember a very similar article just before Burnley beat you at Ewood.

Will he ever learn.
Same old simple Simon, always backing the loser. Seem to remember a very similar article just before Burnley beat you at Ewood. Will he ever learn. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -13

4:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

Jackass
Jackass FCBurnley
  • Score: -13

4:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

He’s started early for the weekend. I usually imbibe around 7.00.
He’s started early for the weekend. I usually imbibe around 7.00. tall in the saddle
  • Score: -11

4:45pm Fri 21 Mar 14

golazzo says...

Come on rovers do the clarets a favour. You know you live us really.
Come on rovers do the clarets a favour. You know you live us really. golazzo
  • Score: -6

5:31pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

I will personally run down the M65 naked if we beat Leicester...I will do it blindfolded if we win and keep a clean sheet
I will personally run down the M65 naked if we beat Leicester...I will do it blindfolded if we win and keep a clean sheet Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 12

5:56pm Fri 21 Mar 14

dangerous dave says...

Mr Garner you said these things before and had to eat humble pie - think you'll be doing it again t morrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
Mr Garner you said these things before and had to eat humble pie - think you'll be doing it again t morrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -4

7:00pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
I'm not another home defeat looms

Bowyer out venky's out.
Just when I was about to enjoy my weekend tosser fake turns up, to all posters the normal rules apply, ignore the baby and his mummy will put him back to bed (hopefully).
Night night Fake don't wet the bed (again).
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: I'm not another home defeat looms Bowyer out venky's out.[/p][/quote]Just when I was about to enjoy my weekend tosser fake turns up, to all posters the normal rules apply, ignore the baby and his mummy will put him back to bed (hopefully). Night night Fake don't wet the bed (again). Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

7:28pm Fri 21 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
I will personally run down the M65 naked if we beat Leicester...I will do it blindfolded if we win and keep a clean sheet
I think you may just get reminded about that.....
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: I will personally run down the M65 naked if we beat Leicester...I will do it blindfolded if we win and keep a clean sheet[/p][/quote]I think you may just get reminded about that..... owd nick
  • Score: 7

8:46pm Fri 21 Mar 14

spudpaul61 says...

just hope your guys turn up for the leicester game think the mighty clarets are in for a toughie in the smoke and forest to beat the rams UTC
just hope your guys turn up for the leicester game think the mighty clarets are in for a toughie in the smoke and forest to beat the rams UTC spudpaul61
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Fri 21 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Real Lancs - pensioner...don't worry your reputation is safe with proper correspondents on these pages, we all know the real you.
Real Lancs - pensioner...don't worry your reputation is safe with proper correspondents on these pages, we all know the real you. A Darener
  • Score: 6

10:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

A Darener wrote:
Real Lancs - pensioner...don't worry your reputation is safe with proper correspondents on these pages, we all know the real you.
Cheers buddy, you have to feel for him, I think he would really like to be him self but it's hard when your a no body!!!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Real Lancs - pensioner...don't worry your reputation is safe with proper correspondents on these pages, we all know the real you.[/p][/quote]Cheers buddy, you have to feel for him, I think he would really like to be him self but it's hard when your a no body!!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 6

10:48pm Fri 21 Mar 14

baldie says...

spudpaul61 wrote:
just hope your guys turn up for the leicester game think the mighty clarets are in for a toughie in the smoke and forest to beat the rams UTC
Doesn't matter to you 1 way or the other.They're well away.
[quote][p][bold]spudpaul61[/bold] wrote: just hope your guys turn up for the leicester game think the mighty clarets are in for a toughie in the smoke and forest to beat the rams UTC[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter to you 1 way or the other.They're well away. baldie
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Fri 21 Mar 14

noddy57 says...

If Simon Garner fancies us to win against Leicester than that,s good enough for me,but unlike simon l wont be putting up any money because the Rovers have cost me too much this season but l fully expect to get at least a point but 3 would be a big boost and then who knows what lies ahead ?.
If Simon Garner fancies us to win against Leicester than that,s good enough for me,but unlike simon l wont be putting up any money because the Rovers have cost me too much this season but l fully expect to get at least a point but 3 would be a big boost and then who knows what lies ahead ?. noddy57
  • Score: 1

8:36am Sat 22 Mar 14

spudpaul61 says...

baldie wrote:
spudpaul61 wrote:
just hope your guys turn up for the leicester game think the mighty clarets are in for a toughie in the smoke and forest to beat the rams UTC
Doesn't matter to you 1 way or the other.They're well away.
you never know if we win they lose and still to come to fortress turf all to play for !!! UTC
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spudpaul61[/bold] wrote: just hope your guys turn up for the leicester game think the mighty clarets are in for a toughie in the smoke and forest to beat the rams UTC[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter to you 1 way or the other.They're well away.[/p][/quote]you never know if we win they lose and still to come to fortress turf all to play for !!! UTC spudpaul61
  • Score: 1

8:41am Sat 22 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

Prediction (sensible) for Rovers for the rest of the season in a solid Clarets pub last night;

Homes Leicester L, Millwall W, Brighton D, Ipswich D, QPR W, Yeovil W, Wigan L 11pts

Away Watford D, Sheff Wed L, Birmingham W, Charlton D 5pts

Points Total for season 65pts. Just miss playoffs by about 4pts. GD -3. Place 9th.
Prediction (sensible) for Rovers for the rest of the season in a solid Clarets pub last night; Homes Leicester L, Millwall W, Brighton D, Ipswich D, QPR W, Yeovil W, Wigan L 11pts Away Watford D, Sheff Wed L, Birmingham W, Charlton D 5pts Points Total for season 65pts. Just miss playoffs by about 4pts. GD -3. Place 9th. RobH2O
  • Score: 4

8:47am Sat 22 Mar 14

gingerprince says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
I'm not another home defeat looms

Bowyer out venky's out.
You miserable old **** shut up you dingle
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: I'm not another home defeat looms Bowyer out venky's out.[/p][/quote]You miserable old **** shut up you dingle gingerprince
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
I'm not another home defeat looms

Bowyer out venky's out.
I'm with you old man, your lot are heading one way with Bowyer in charge...
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: I'm not another home defeat looms Bowyer out venky's out.[/p][/quote]I'm with you old man, your lot are heading one way with Bowyer in charge... Super_Clarets
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Sun 23 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
I'm not another home defeat looms

Bowyer out venky's out.
I'm with you old man, your lot are heading one way with Bowyer in charge...
SC, that ain't Lancs - Pen. It's a fake.

On a more positive note, thanks Rovers for nicking two points from the Foxes.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: I'm not another home defeat looms Bowyer out venky's out.[/p][/quote]I'm with you old man, your lot are heading one way with Bowyer in charge...[/p][/quote]SC, that ain't Lancs - Pen. It's a fake. On a more positive note, thanks Rovers for nicking two points from the Foxes. stevewhipp
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

stevewhipp wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
I'm not another home defeat looms

Bowyer out venky's out.
I'm with you old man, your lot are heading one way with Bowyer in charge...
SC, that ain't Lancs - Pen. It's a fake.

On a more positive note, thanks Rovers for nicking two points from the Foxes.
Thanks for pointing out this tosser Steve, fake by name fake by nature with this chap.
[quote][p][bold]stevewhipp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: I'm not another home defeat looms Bowyer out venky's out.[/p][/quote]I'm with you old man, your lot are heading one way with Bowyer in charge...[/p][/quote]SC, that ain't Lancs - Pen. It's a fake. On a more positive note, thanks Rovers for nicking two points from the Foxes.[/p][/quote]Thanks for pointing out this tosser Steve, fake by name fake by nature with this chap. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

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