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Victory was simply the best says boss Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Victory was simply the best says boss Bowyer Victory was simply the best says boss Bowyer

IMPRESSED Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer hailed his in-form side’s rousing 2-0 home victory over high-flying QPR as their best and most complete performance of the season.

Rovers made it back-to-back wins and stretched their unbeaten run to seven games thanks to goals either side of half-time from Rudy Gestede and Tommy Spurr.

And Bowyer reckoned it was the least they deserved for a dominant display in which they outplayed the Hoops.

“We’ve had some impressive halves and spells in games but for the complete 90 minutes we were excellent and the players deserve all the credit,” said Bowyer.

“From start to finish they were right at it and they were truly a credit to the football club against a tough team.

“We did what people call the ugly side of the game ever so well and played at the right time – and played some really good stuff. It was very pleasing.”

Whereas Rovers looked a team very much on the up QPR, who are now without a win in three matches, resembled one who have given up all hope of catching second-placed Burnley.

Hoops boss Harry Redknapp, whose side slipped to fourth after their sixth defeat in their last away games, said: “At 1-0 down we were still in the game but the second goal at the start of the second half was a blow.

“We had one or two chances, Will Keane should have scored but hit the post from eight yards out.

“But I thought they played well and we stood off them far too often.

“I thought we got what we deserved. They were stronger than us and their front two (Gestede and Jordan Rhodes) were a handful. They looked a good side.”

Bowyer was quick to pay tribute to goalscorers Gestede and Spurr but he saved some of his biggest praise for fit-again midfielder Jason Lowe.

After missing five matches with an ankle injury Lowe was thrust back into the side after Corry Evans was ruled out with a groin problem and given the job of negating the influence of Ravel Morrison, the Championship’s player of the month.

And Bowyer felt it was a task he completed admirably.

He said: “Lowey was outstanding. He was given a job and a half to do because Ravel Morrison is Premier League quality and he did it to magnificent effect.

“A lot of people don’t see what he brings to the team but if you really studied the game you would see his performance was right up there.”

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12:14pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

More of the same now Gary, if and it's a big if we want to get to the play offs it's a win every game scenario now.
More of the same now Gary, if and it's a big if we want to get to the play offs it's a win every game scenario now. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

It's took a while for GB and the team to build the confidence to play like that but I was always confident that we could. That's why I and others have criticised Bowyer's over cautious approach at times, although to be fair he and the team have been finding their feet in this division this season.
Now you know what we can do GB so there's no reason why we can't approach all the remaining games like that from now till the end of the season. If we want to make the most of our outside chance of the play offs, we'll have to.
It's took a while for GB and the team to build the confidence to play like that but I was always confident that we could. That's why I and others have criticised Bowyer's over cautious approach at times, although to be fair he and the team have been finding their feet in this division this season. Now you know what we can do GB so there's no reason why we can't approach all the remaining games like that from now till the end of the season. If we want to make the most of our outside chance of the play offs, we'll have to. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 7

12:48pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
It's took a while for GB and the team to build the confidence to play like that but I was always confident that we could. That's why I and others have criticised Bowyer's over cautious approach at times, although to be fair he and the team have been finding their feet in this division this season. Now you know what we can do GB so there's no reason why we can't approach all the remaining games like that from now till the end of the season. If we want to make the most of our outside chance of the play offs, we'll have to.
And G.B. please take no notice of the critics. I am sure you do anyway!!!
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: It's took a while for GB and the team to build the confidence to play like that but I was always confident that we could. That's why I and others have criticised Bowyer's over cautious approach at times, although to be fair he and the team have been finding their feet in this division this season. Now you know what we can do GB so there's no reason why we can't approach all the remaining games like that from now till the end of the season. If we want to make the most of our outside chance of the play offs, we'll have to.[/p][/quote]And G.B. please take no notice of the critics. I am sure you do anyway!!! Bazzer
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Bazzer wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
It's took a while for GB and the team to build the confidence to play like that but I was always confident that we could. That's why I and others have criticised Bowyer's over cautious approach at times, although to be fair he and the team have been finding their feet in this division this season. Now you know what we can do GB so there's no reason why we can't approach all the remaining games like that from now till the end of the season. If we want to make the most of our outside chance of the play offs, we'll have to.
And G.B. please take no notice of the critics. I am sure you do anyway!!!
If GB had been a little more adventurous earlier on a couple more wins could have made a huge difference at the final reckoning. As I say though he's a new manager and has been finding his feet in his first season.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: It's took a while for GB and the team to build the confidence to play like that but I was always confident that we could. That's why I and others have criticised Bowyer's over cautious approach at times, although to be fair he and the team have been finding their feet in this division this season. Now you know what we can do GB so there's no reason why we can't approach all the remaining games like that from now till the end of the season. If we want to make the most of our outside chance of the play offs, we'll have to.[/p][/quote]And G.B. please take no notice of the critics. I am sure you do anyway!!![/p][/quote]If GB had been a little more adventurous earlier on a couple more wins could have made a huge difference at the final reckoning. As I say though he's a new manager and has been finding his feet in his first season. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

1:03pm Thu 10 Apr 14

unclejacklegend says...

“A lot of people don’t see what he brings to the team but if you really studied the game you would see his performance was right up there.”

I resent that comment. I do study the game and I do see what he brings to the team however, my point is if you are going to play in the center of midfield, defensive or not, you have to offer something in the way of creativity, you only have to look at the great holding midfielders around the world to realise that. Obviously Lowey isn't one of the worlds great holding midfielders but to play holding midfield you have to be strong in every aspect of the game, not just tackling and getting in the way of the opposition.

Having said all that, he was quality on Tuesday night and deserves to start on Saturday..
“A lot of people don’t see what he brings to the team but if you really studied the game you would see his performance was right up there.” I resent that comment. I do study the game and I do see what he brings to the team however, my point is if you are going to play in the center of midfield, defensive or not, you have to offer something in the way of creativity, you only have to look at the great holding midfielders around the world to realise that. Obviously Lowey isn't one of the worlds great holding midfielders but to play holding midfield you have to be strong in every aspect of the game, not just tackling and getting in the way of the opposition. Having said all that, he was quality on Tuesday night and deserves to start on Saturday.. unclejacklegend
  • Score: 6

1:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Wild Rover says...

Time is what he needed, it is ok saying bring in X Y Z managers but any team needs and takes time to build. Look at the names touted by the experienced manager lobby. Most of em are either sacked or about to be.
Gary B is building patiently and imo will give us a side capable of going up and staying up.
Time is what he needed, it is ok saying bring in X Y Z managers but any team needs and takes time to build. Look at the names touted by the experienced manager lobby. Most of em are either sacked or about to be. Gary B is building patiently and imo will give us a side capable of going up and staying up. Wild Rover
  • Score: 7

1:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

French Rover says...

Just about the game against QPR, did I miss the item but I didnt see that the LET madke any mention of the twin Keane brothers playing against each other? Not big news in football I know, but not somethimg that happens often and most of the nationals mentioned it.
Just about the game against QPR, did I miss the item but I didnt see that the LET madke any mention of the twin Keane brothers playing against each other? Not big news in football I know, but not somethimg that happens often and most of the nationals mentioned it. French Rover
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Thu 10 Apr 14

mammamiauk says...

French Rover wrote:
Just about the game against QPR, did I miss the item but I didnt see that the LET madke any mention of the twin Keane brothers playing against each other? Not big news in football I know, but not somethimg that happens often and most of the nationals mentioned it.
You have not missed anything as the LET did not mention this. There is, however, a two-page article in the matchday programme.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Just about the game against QPR, did I miss the item but I didnt see that the LET madke any mention of the twin Keane brothers playing against each other? Not big news in football I know, but not somethimg that happens often and most of the nationals mentioned it.[/p][/quote]You have not missed anything as the LET did not mention this. There is, however, a two-page article in the matchday programme. mammamiauk
  • Score: 0

1:54pm Thu 10 Apr 14

mammamiauk says...

French Rover wrote:
Just about the game against QPR, did I miss the item but I didnt see that the LET madke any mention of the twin Keane brothers playing against each other? Not big news in football I know, but not somethimg that happens often and most of the nationals mentioned it.
My mistake, I have just come across the article. Here is the link:

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[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Just about the game against QPR, did I miss the item but I didnt see that the LET madke any mention of the twin Keane brothers playing against each other? Not big news in football I know, but not somethimg that happens often and most of the nationals mentioned it.[/p][/quote]My mistake, I have just come across the article. Here is the link: http://www.lancashir etelegraph.co.uk/spo rt/football/rovers/n ews/11133945.Blackbu rn_Rovers_defender_K eane_hoping_to_face_ twin_brother/ mammamiauk
  • Score: -2

2:03pm Thu 10 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

.....Said Tina Bowyer Turner
.....Said Tina Bowyer Turner ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Thu 10 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

LET,S not get carried away,,we are getting results at the right time and if we keep at it in every game we may just become the party Poopers like Wigan in many respects,,COYB
LET,S not get carried away,,we are getting results at the right time and if we keep at it in every game we may just become the party Poopers like Wigan in many respects,,COYB noddy57
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Thu 10 Apr 14

mark anthony says...

Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.
Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong. mark anthony
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

mark anthony wrote:
Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.
Hope you are but I know we can rely on our friends down the road to cheer us up every Saturday teatime next season. Lol lol lol.
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.[/p][/quote]Hope you are but I know we can rely on our friends down the road to cheer us up every Saturday teatime next season. Lol lol lol. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

3:27pm Thu 10 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads!
You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -3

4:01pm Thu 10 Apr 14

azza234 says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads!
Ha superior but still needs a helping hand nothing superior about your 1 season wonder team
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads![/p][/quote]Ha superior but still needs a helping hand nothing superior about your 1 season wonder team azza234
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Thu 10 Apr 14

azza234 says...

On the chance off play off's we just beat the best team on paper out of the remaining fixtures we have left so there's every chance we can steal the last play off spot.
On the chance off play off's we just beat the best team on paper out of the remaining fixtures we have left so there's every chance we can steal the last play off spot. azza234
  • Score: 2

4:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

azza234 wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads!
Ha superior but still needs a helping hand nothing superior about your 1 season wonder team
83 points and 11 clear of 3rd place says we are significantly superior.

Burnley FC going up!
[quote][p][bold]azza234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads![/p][/quote]Ha superior but still needs a helping hand nothing superior about your 1 season wonder team[/p][/quote]83 points and 11 clear of 3rd place says we are significantly superior. Burnley FC going up! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -1

4:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

azza234 wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads!
Ha superior but still needs a helping hand nothing superior about your 1 season wonder team
83 points and 11 clear of 3rd place says we are significantly superior.

Burnley FC going up!
[quote][p][bold]azza234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: You just did your superior neighbours a big favour. Thank you no-dads![/p][/quote]Ha superior but still needs a helping hand nothing superior about your 1 season wonder team[/p][/quote]83 points and 11 clear of 3rd place says we are significantly superior. Burnley FC going up! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -3

4:24pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

What goes up must come down.
The things you do come back around.

Already looking forward to next season with Bowyers team and of course a chuckle every Saturday teatime thanks to the Dingles.
What goes up must come down. The things you do come back around. Already looking forward to next season with Bowyers team and of course a chuckle every Saturday teatime thanks to the Dingles. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

6:48pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Wild Rover says...

mark anthony wrote:
Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.
Nice try Baldric, but what about FFP that you keep banging on about?
Forest cant spend millions nor QPR
Goose sauce gander etc
Try harder next time eh?
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.[/p][/quote]Nice try Baldric, but what about FFP that you keep banging on about? Forest cant spend millions nor QPR Goose sauce gander etc Try harder next time eh? Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

7:28pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Oz Rover says...

Anyone with half a brain can't argue with what Bowyer said there. Though the usual suspects will prove once again they don't even have a quarter of one......
Anyone with half a brain can't argue with what Bowyer said there. Though the usual suspects will prove once again they don't even have a quarter of one...... Oz Rover
  • Score: 3

7:10am Sat 12 Apr 14

jimluftas says...

mark anthony wrote:
Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.
'Chris' Pearce?!
You mean the same Sunderland, Fulham and Norwich with massive wage bills and overrated players? As qpr, wolves and rovers proved there's nothing to fear from teams coming down from the prem. And redknapp won't be there next season.
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Little to late. I don't want to p@@ on anybody's paradie but looking to next season in the championship will be the most difficult yet. With a strong possibility of the likes of.either. Sunderland Fulham Cardiff or Norwich gracing the championship Harry Rednapps rebuilding QPR. And the promise of millions in the kittie for new Notts forrest boss Chris Pearce I think it's going to be ground hog day all over again down at ewood I hope I am wrong.[/p][/quote]'Chris' Pearce?! You mean the same Sunderland, Fulham and Norwich with massive wage bills and overrated players? As qpr, wolves and rovers proved there's nothing to fear from teams coming down from the prem. And redknapp won't be there next season. jimluftas
  • Score: -1

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