Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer: I’m under no pressure to sell

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

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GARY Bowyer says he has been given no indication he will have to sell any of the star players that took Blackburn Rovers to within touching distance of the play-offs this season.

With Rovers’ Premier League parachute payments being halved and Financial Fair Play coming into force in January, Bowyer admits he will have to trim his squad in the summer.

But the Rovers boss, who will soon fly to India for a pre-planned meeting with the club’s owners Venky’s, does not expect to have to let any of his key men leave.

Bowyer said: “I’ve got a trip planned to India but there’s no indication from the owners at all that we’ve got to sell any of our assets.

“We’ve got to trim the squad, that’s for sure, and there are additions I’d like to bring to the team.

“We will work very hard to make sure we have a good summer.”

Rovers have nine senior players out on loan and the club’s wage bill would be reduced significantly if players who are not seemingly in the manager’s plan could be moved on.

Bowyer believes the club is still at least two transfer windows away from having a squad ‘back to where it should be’.

But he added: “It’s all right saying, ‘he’s not in my plans and he’s not in my plans’, but rightly so they’ve got a contract and the club has to honour that contract to them.”

Saturday’s thrilling 4-3 home victory over Wigan Athletic ensured Rovers finished the Championship season in eighth on 70 points, two points off the play-offs.

And Bowyer is confident his side, who ended the campaign unbeaten in 12 and on the back of a three-match winning run, have put the building blocks in place to launch a sustained push for the top six next season.

“We can’t and we won’t rest on what we’ve achieved,” said Bowyer, who took over the Ewood Park hotseat full-time last May after he steered the club to survival as caretaker boss.

“We’ve laid the foundations for rebuilding the club again and that was my aim at the start when I first took over.

“I wanted to get us back to being competitive and try to get us on a level playing field and keep us out of the headlines for the wrong reasons.

“I think we’ve achieved that but we’ve got a lot of progress to make still and a lot of work to do.”

Seventy points would have been enough for Rovers, who won five of their final seven matches, to finish in the play-offs last season.

And Bowyer said: “That shouldn’t be undervalued.

“If you consider what we’ve had to do throughout the season, in terms of making changes to the squad, then that’s progress.

“But it’s only a starting block.”

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11:11am Mon 5 May 14

Nuttall Street says...

Rovers season has been defined by mediocrity
Rovers season has been defined by mediocrity Nuttall Street
  • Score: -73

11:24am Mon 5 May 14

krazzi horse says...

We need 2 be shut of Best,Williamson,DJ,E
tutu .............IMO....
. and a few more maybe .but these 4 extract the urine from a pregnent donkey.
We need 2 be shut of Best,Williamson,DJ,E tutu .............IMO.... . and a few more maybe .but these 4 extract the urine from a pregnent donkey. krazzi horse
  • Score: 20

11:26am Mon 5 May 14

madrover says...

And you are a terrible supporter
And you are a terrible supporter madrover
  • Score: 5

11:28am Mon 5 May 14

CorkyMac says...

First of all well done GB on this season, don't think we had the squad for a Premiership return this time around, but It would be great If we could off load Goodwillie, Best, and few more so we can get them off the books and bring In two or three more decent players, I think we could have a decent season come August. Would certainly look at defence and decide which centre midfield start a game as Lowe and Williamson are not cutting It. Better tactics, better selection, and a couple of more decent players, we might just get back to being a respectable club again, providing Venkies have learnt a hard lesson, but still not holding my breath where they are concerned. Upwards and onwards hopefully!
First of all well done GB on this season, don't think we had the squad for a Premiership return this time around, but It would be great If we could off load Goodwillie, Best, and few more so we can get them off the books and bring In two or three more decent players, I think we could have a decent season come August. Would certainly look at defence and decide which centre midfield start a game as Lowe and Williamson are not cutting It. Better tactics, better selection, and a couple of more decent players, we might just get back to being a respectable club again, providing Venkies have learnt a hard lesson, but still not holding my breath where they are concerned. Upwards and onwards hopefully! CorkyMac
  • Score: 33

11:59am Mon 5 May 14

crankitup says...

well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs.

Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?.

if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go.

Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?.

on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know.

and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton.

it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell.

lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.
well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance. crankitup
  • Score: -9

12:02pm Mon 5 May 14

cboyer says...

I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB
I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB cboyer
  • Score: 31

12:08pm Mon 5 May 14

john byrom says...

What no Dingles on yet. Still in bed I suppose dole office closed today.
What no Dingles on yet. Still in bed I suppose dole office closed today. john byrom
  • Score: 9

12:21pm Mon 5 May 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

crankitup wrote:
well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs.

Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?.

if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go.

Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?.

on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know.

and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton.

it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell.

lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.
As for "being two transfer windows away from where we should be", the problem is the contracts handed out by the deluded one, Steve Keane. In all likelihood we are lumbered with the likes of DJ, Goodwillie, Etuhu and Best until their contracts expire. We can try and loan them out but are unlikely to recover all their wages. DJ and Goodwillie are under contract until summer 2015 and both Best and Etuhu are under contract until summer 2016 so it may take even longer than 2 windows. Rochina is also out on loan and under contract until summer 2015 but may actually be saleable if it is decided he is still surplus to requirements.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]As for "being two transfer windows away from where we should be", the problem is the contracts handed out by the deluded one, Steve Keane. In all likelihood we are lumbered with the likes of DJ, Goodwillie, Etuhu and Best until their contracts expire. We can try and loan them out but are unlikely to recover all their wages. DJ and Goodwillie are under contract until summer 2015 and both Best and Etuhu are under contract until summer 2016 so it may take even longer than 2 windows. Rochina is also out on loan and under contract until summer 2015 but may actually be saleable if it is decided he is still surplus to requirements. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune
  • Score: 5

12:43pm Mon 5 May 14

Maxrus says...

john byrom wrote:
What no Dingles on yet. Still in bed I suppose dole office closed today.
Shhhh - don't wake them up, poor fook.up was still on here at way past 2 in the morning!!
[quote][p][bold]john byrom[/bold] wrote: What no Dingles on yet. Still in bed I suppose dole office closed today.[/p][/quote]Shhhh - don't wake them up, poor fook.up was still on here at way past 2 in the morning!! Maxrus
  • Score: -2

1:20pm Mon 5 May 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -8

1:37pm Mon 5 May 14

owd nick says...

crankitup wrote:
well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs.

Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?.

if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go.

Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?.

on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know.

and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton.

it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell.

lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.
The two transfer window thing roughly equate to his only chance of getting rid of the remaining deadlegs who quite rightly expect their contracts to be honoured by the club but in the process are bleeding it dry.

You need to read up on FFP, unless Venky's have found a miracle cure for idiocy there is absolutely nothing they can do to prevent Rovers for paying for the excesses of the last few seasons, (I add pre Venky's into that equation as well).

No-one, not even Man City, Chelsea and PSG, can escape FFP, so what chance do we have? Venky's cannot pour money into the club anymore, it's as simple as that, but as long as all clubs are now working to that rule it shouldn't be a major long term problem.

All along GB has quoted the same mantra, "I don't have to sell the players I want to keep", In the 12 months or so he has been in charge only one such player has gone, Dann, and he went on to a PL club.

On the other side of the coin he has brought in several decent players (and admittedly some not so decent ones) and got us playing football with confidence (at last) an no lack of flair and skill.

Compare that to the last few seasons of doom and gloom.

If a player wants to move on to better things he will go, nothing GB can do about that, but all indications are that this particular group have bought into what GB is trying to achieve.

So let's se how things progress over the summer.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]The two transfer window thing roughly equate to his only chance of getting rid of the remaining deadlegs who quite rightly expect their contracts to be honoured by the club but in the process are bleeding it dry. You need to read up on FFP, unless Venky's have found a miracle cure for idiocy there is absolutely nothing they can do to prevent Rovers for paying for the excesses of the last few seasons, (I add pre Venky's into that equation as well). No-one, not even Man City, Chelsea and PSG, can escape FFP, so what chance do we have? Venky's cannot pour money into the club anymore, it's as simple as that, but as long as all clubs are now working to that rule it shouldn't be a major long term problem. All along GB has quoted the same mantra, "I don't have to sell the players I want to keep", In the 12 months or so he has been in charge only one such player has gone, Dann, and he went on to a PL club. On the other side of the coin he has brought in several decent players (and admittedly some not so decent ones) and got us playing football with confidence (at last) an no lack of flair and skill. Compare that to the last few seasons of doom and gloom. If a player wants to move on to better things he will go, nothing GB can do about that, but all indications are that this particular group have bought into what GB is trying to achieve. So let's se how things progress over the summer. owd nick
  • Score: 13

1:56pm Mon 5 May 14

madrover says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh madrover
  • Score: 2

2:08pm Mon 5 May 14

MattNewcastle says...

cboyer wrote:
I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB
Yes but you need a creative midfield to help them.

Respect your view however Williamson and Lowe are unfortunately not capable of doing that.

Cairney and Evans are just better more skillful players its as simple as that.

our glaring weakness apart from creativity in midfield has been at Right Back which every manager has realised apart from ours
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB[/p][/quote]Yes but you need a creative midfield to help them. Respect your view however Williamson and Lowe are unfortunately not capable of doing that. Cairney and Evans are just better more skillful players its as simple as that. our glaring weakness apart from creativity in midfield has been at Right Back which every manager has realised apart from ours MattNewcastle
  • Score: 12

2:11pm Mon 5 May 14

MattNewcastle says...

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
crankitup wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.
As for "being two transfer windows away from where we should be", the problem is the contracts handed out by the deluded one, Steve Keane. In all likelihood we are lumbered with the likes of DJ, Goodwillie, Etuhu and Best until their contracts expire. We can try and loan them out but are unlikely to recover all their wages. DJ and Goodwillie are under contract until summer 2015 and both Best and Etuhu are under contract until summer 2016 so it may take even longer than 2 windows. Rochina is also out on loan and under contract until summer 2015 but may actually be saleable if it is decided he is still surplus to requirements.
I still think Best can be an asset if Team GB and he can bury their differences
[quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]As for "being two transfer windows away from where we should be", the problem is the contracts handed out by the deluded one, Steve Keane. In all likelihood we are lumbered with the likes of DJ, Goodwillie, Etuhu and Best until their contracts expire. We can try and loan them out but are unlikely to recover all their wages. DJ and Goodwillie are under contract until summer 2015 and both Best and Etuhu are under contract until summer 2016 so it may take even longer than 2 windows. Rochina is also out on loan and under contract until summer 2015 but may actually be saleable if it is decided he is still surplus to requirements.[/p][/quote]I still think Best can be an asset if Team GB and he can bury their differences MattNewcastle
  • Score: -2

2:15pm Mon 5 May 14

noddy57 says...

Gary Bowyer talks a lot of sense but l would have liked to hear him say we are aiming for a top 2 that would be inspiring to the fans and the players or am l being too optimistic ?. The first thing Gary has to do is get shut of the big earners who are not performing or even playing for us,ie best Etuhu Campbell and any other fringe player not up to the challenge,we need another solid centre back and a bit of midfield attacking flair,this Jesus Lopez might be a good partner for Rochina maybe he is ready to come back and be more effective this time round,either way l am optimistic for the coming season.
Gary Bowyer talks a lot of sense but l would have liked to hear him say we are aiming for a top 2 that would be inspiring to the fans and the players or am l being too optimistic ?. The first thing Gary has to do is get shut of the big earners who are not performing or even playing for us,ie best Etuhu Campbell and any other fringe player not up to the challenge,we need another solid centre back and a bit of midfield attacking flair,this Jesus Lopez might be a good partner for Rochina maybe he is ready to come back and be more effective this time round,either way l am optimistic for the coming season. noddy57
  • Score: -5

3:17pm Mon 5 May 14

RoversNorthEast says...

The only way we can get promotion next season and save the club..and that's what we have to do to get premier league money again.

is to

A.Keep Rhodes,Cairney,Geste
de etc
B.Get rid of Best and Goodwillie etc
C.Buy some quality defenders and also a attacking playmaker

If we sell any of our top performers we are F***** and the wage bill excuse is bull**** as we can make a huge amount more getting promoted.

Our defence has let us down this season,also heres hoping we get in premier league and then the cowboys and indians sell us.

Sell anyone we need and that's us done for years.
The only way we can get promotion next season and save the club..and that's what we have to do to get premier league money again. is to A.Keep Rhodes,Cairney,Geste de etc B.Get rid of Best and Goodwillie etc C.Buy some quality defenders and also a attacking playmaker If we sell any of our top performers we are F***** and the wage bill excuse is bull**** as we can make a huge amount more getting promoted. Our defence has let us down this season,also heres hoping we get in premier league and then the cowboys and indians sell us. Sell anyone we need and that's us done for years. RoversNorthEast
  • Score: 7

3:34pm Mon 5 May 14

azza234 says...

crankitup wrote:
well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.
Crankitup that's what happens teams by players and have to replace them on the manager front who's out there to replace GB if he don't get your 20 points you want in 10 games?. If he says he don't have to sell his best players then he don't we keep questioning it yeah no one likes venky's right now but it does look like they have learnt from there mistakes atm. And the new man from everton is obviously is settling into his new job because he knows that if he speaks to early he will get slated by most rovers fans.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]Crankitup that's what happens teams by players and have to replace them on the manager front who's out there to replace GB if he don't get your 20 points you want in 10 games?. If he says he don't have to sell his best players then he don't we keep questioning it yeah no one likes venky's right now but it does look like they have learnt from there mistakes atm. And the new man from everton is obviously is settling into his new job because he knows that if he speaks to early he will get slated by most rovers fans. azza234
  • Score: 2

3:37pm Mon 5 May 14

azza234 says...

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
crankitup wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.
As for "being two transfer windows away from where we should be", the problem is the contracts handed out by the deluded one, Steve Keane. In all likelihood we are lumbered with the likes of DJ, Goodwillie, Etuhu and Best until their contracts expire. We can try and loan them out but are unlikely to recover all their wages. DJ and Goodwillie are under contract until summer 2015 and both Best and Etuhu are under contract until summer 2016 so it may take even longer than 2 windows. Rochina is also out on loan and under contract until summer 2015 but may actually be saleable if it is decided he is still surplus to requirements.
Come still spelling kean's name wrong after all the crap he's done lol
[quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: well done lads, but you left it a little too late to be a real threat, but all said and done, we finished strong and got the two wins in a row monkey off our backs. Bowyer says he's under no pressure to sell our top players, that doesn't mean he wont nor be instructed to by the useless morons in India, yes we need to cut the fat but at what cost?. if we are to be contenders for next season we need to keep the heart of the team together, does that include GB i think so, but like i say if after 10 games we don't have at least 20 points then we need to have a re-think, that's not taking anything away from what he's brought to the team but as i also stated sentiments wont get us promoted, if he's not good enough then he needs to go. Gary state's above that we're still two transfer windows away from being where we should be....didn't he say that about two transfer windows ago?. on your trip to India Gary, i wonder if you'll be telling the chicken pluckers the truth about who is responsible for where our club is?, if you don't think they've done anything wrong then why do we need to re-build the club as you've stated above, they wont come here and hear it from us fans so it's up to you to let them know. and finally where is our new communications man? I've not seen nor heard from him since he signed from Everton. it's going to be a long summer, teams are going to circling around like vultures looking to pick off our good players, worrying if come the start of next term we're having to replace some players and having to give the new lads a season to gell. lets hope Gary can keep his squad together and start next term where we left off and maybe just maybe we could be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]As for "being two transfer windows away from where we should be", the problem is the contracts handed out by the deluded one, Steve Keane. In all likelihood we are lumbered with the likes of DJ, Goodwillie, Etuhu and Best until their contracts expire. We can try and loan them out but are unlikely to recover all their wages. DJ and Goodwillie are under contract until summer 2015 and both Best and Etuhu are under contract until summer 2016 so it may take even longer than 2 windows. Rochina is also out on loan and under contract until summer 2015 but may actually be saleable if it is decided he is still surplus to requirements.[/p][/quote]Come still spelling kean's name wrong after all the crap he's done lol azza234
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Mon 5 May 14

cboyer says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
cboyer wrote:
I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB
Yes but you need a creative midfield to help them.

Respect your view however Williamson and Lowe are unfortunately not capable of doing that.

Cairney and Evans are just better more skillful players its as simple as that.

our glaring weakness apart from creativity in midfield has been at Right Back which every manager has realised apart from ours
I was just replying to an earlier post where somebody said we need to get rid of Williamson. I totally agree for me the 2 I would pick is cairny and evans but Williamson deserves a place in the squad he is an ideal backup incase 1 of those get injured
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB[/p][/quote]Yes but you need a creative midfield to help them. Respect your view however Williamson and Lowe are unfortunately not capable of doing that. Cairney and Evans are just better more skillful players its as simple as that. our glaring weakness apart from creativity in midfield has been at Right Back which every manager has realised apart from ours[/p][/quote]I was just replying to an earlier post where somebody said we need to get rid of Williamson. I totally agree for me the 2 I would pick is cairny and evans but Williamson deserves a place in the squad he is an ideal backup incase 1 of those get injured cboyer
  • Score: 3

5:06pm Mon 5 May 14

owd nick says...

cboyer wrote:
MattNewcastle wrote:
cboyer wrote:
I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB
Yes but you need a creative midfield to help them.

Respect your view however Williamson and Lowe are unfortunately not capable of doing that.

Cairney and Evans are just better more skillful players its as simple as that.

our glaring weakness apart from creativity in midfield has been at Right Back which every manager has realised apart from ours
I was just replying to an earlier post where somebody said we need to get rid of Williamson. I totally agree for me the 2 I would pick is cairny and evans but Williamson deserves a place in the squad he is an ideal backup incase 1 of those get injured
I agree, I was totally against Williamson when he first came here, he didn't look fit, was two yards short on pace and lost the ball all to easily, basically I thought he was playing in a league to high for him.

But in all honesty I like the way he has knuckled down and adapted his game, I wouldn't have him as a starter but unless we can get someone better I would certainly have him on the bench.
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB[/p][/quote]Yes but you need a creative midfield to help them. Respect your view however Williamson and Lowe are unfortunately not capable of doing that. Cairney and Evans are just better more skillful players its as simple as that. our glaring weakness apart from creativity in midfield has been at Right Back which every manager has realised apart from ours[/p][/quote]I was just replying to an earlier post where somebody said we need to get rid of Williamson. I totally agree for me the 2 I would pick is cairny and evans but Williamson deserves a place in the squad he is an ideal backup incase 1 of those get injured[/p][/quote]I agree, I was totally against Williamson when he first came here, he didn't look fit, was two yards short on pace and lost the ball all to easily, basically I thought he was playing in a league to high for him. But in all honesty I like the way he has knuckled down and adapted his game, I wouldn't have him as a starter but unless we can get someone better I would certainly have him on the bench. owd nick
  • Score: 2

5:28pm Mon 5 May 14

onsidecobra says...

Gary Bowyer is planing a trip to India is he? India should be planing a trip to Ewood to sort things out (if they are capable, which I very much doubt they are) instead of just sitting on fat backsides waiting for lesser mortals to come to bow and scrape and make them feel important.
Gary Bowyer is planing a trip to India is he? India should be planing a trip to Ewood to sort things out (if they are capable, which I very much doubt they are) instead of just sitting on fat backsides waiting for lesser mortals to come to bow and scrape and make them feel important. onsidecobra
  • Score: 6

6:18pm Mon 5 May 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Robbo
Lowe
Hanley
Kilgallon
Spurr
King
Cairney
Evans
Conway
Gestede
Rhodes

Kean
Henley
?????
?????
Morris
Marshall
Williamson
Taylor
Mahoney
Goodwillie
Best

Move out (honestly their all brilliant please take them !) Etuhu, DJ Campbell, Judge, Marrow

Contract expired Olsson, Dunn (sorry but not going to play enough games)

If possible and wages are lower replace Goodwillie and Best with other back up strikers

Secure Keane on a season log loan to cover the obvious gap. Easy.
Robbo Lowe Hanley Kilgallon Spurr King Cairney Evans Conway Gestede Rhodes Kean Henley ????? ????? Morris Marshall Williamson Taylor Mahoney Goodwillie Best Move out (honestly their all brilliant please take them !) Etuhu, DJ Campbell, Judge, Marrow Contract expired Olsson, Dunn (sorry but not going to play enough games) If possible and wages are lower replace Goodwillie and Best with other back up strikers Secure Keane on a season log loan to cover the obvious gap. Easy. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 4

7:03pm Mon 5 May 14

cboyer says...

king winds me up if i am honest he is brilliant until he gets near the box where he just panicks when he should be playing an easy pass he shoots and when he is through on goal he passes hes a bit like rochina does all the hard work then f**ks it up ha
king winds me up if i am honest he is brilliant until he gets near the box where he just panicks when he should be playing an easy pass he shoots and when he is through on goal he passes hes a bit like rochina does all the hard work then f**ks it up ha cboyer
  • Score: -6

7:55pm Mon 5 May 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

madrover wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park.

We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion.

We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March.

However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns!

BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER!
[quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh[/p][/quote]We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park. We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion. We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March. However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns! BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER! look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 5

8:41pm Mon 5 May 14

roverstid says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
madrover wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park.

We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion.

We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March.

However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns!

BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER!
Zzz... but thanks for the laughs in advance... you know, dince you won't want to show your faeces sorry faces on here next season.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh[/p][/quote]We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park. We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion. We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March. However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns! BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER![/p][/quote]Zzz... but thanks for the laughs in advance... you know, dince you won't want to show your faeces sorry faces on here next season. roverstid
  • Score: 0

9:46pm Mon 5 May 14

RoversSwiss says...

onsidecobra wrote:
Gary Bowyer is planing a trip to India is he? India should be planing a trip to Ewood to sort things out (if they are capable, which I very much doubt they are) instead of just sitting on fat backsides waiting for lesser mortals to come to bow and scrape and make them feel important.
Sitting on their backsides in India and not interfering is exactly what they should do. The club has been well run all round this year, we need this to continue.

I doubt that a Premiership club will come in for Rhodes, his general play is probably not good enough. Cairney and Evans could attract attention from a Premiership club. If a Premiership club offers Cairney or Evans a contract there is nothing anyone can do about it, otherwise GB will keep his best players.

The more I hear from GB, the more I like him. A right back, a centre half (hope Man U will let him keep Keane), oh for a top goalkeeper.
[quote][p][bold]onsidecobra[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer is planing a trip to India is he? India should be planing a trip to Ewood to sort things out (if they are capable, which I very much doubt they are) instead of just sitting on fat backsides waiting for lesser mortals to come to bow and scrape and make them feel important.[/p][/quote]Sitting on their backsides in India and not interfering is exactly what they should do. The club has been well run all round this year, we need this to continue. I doubt that a Premiership club will come in for Rhodes, his general play is probably not good enough. Cairney and Evans could attract attention from a Premiership club. If a Premiership club offers Cairney or Evans a contract there is nothing anyone can do about it, otherwise GB will keep his best players. The more I hear from GB, the more I like him. A right back, a centre half (hope Man U will let him keep Keane), oh for a top goalkeeper. RoversSwiss
  • Score: 8

10:02pm Mon 5 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
madrover wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park.

We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion.

We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March.

However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns!

BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER!
KH
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh[/p][/quote]We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park. We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion. We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March. However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns! BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER![/p][/quote]KH Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Mon 5 May 14

noddy57 says...

keep the squad intact get shut of the hangers on and its onwards and upwards. cannot wait for the end of next season when we exchange places with Burnley,
keep the squad intact get shut of the hangers on and its onwards and upwards. cannot wait for the end of next season when we exchange places with Burnley, noddy57
  • Score: -4

11:31pm Mon 5 May 14

baldie says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
madrover wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park.

We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion.

We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March.

However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns!

BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER!
As the bus came past,did you turn your back on your team, like you did the night before the derby at Ewood?
Just wondering.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh[/p][/quote]We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park. We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion. We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March. However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns! BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER![/p][/quote]As the bus came past,did you turn your back on your team, like you did the night before the derby at Ewood? Just wondering. baldie
  • Score: -1

8:42am Tue 6 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley
BURNLEY ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!

Don't cry no-dads!
Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Burnley BURNLEY ARE PREMIER LEAGUE! Don't cry no-dads! Super_Clarets
  • Score: 3

8:44am Tue 6 May 14

Rovers 1495 says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
madrover wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park.

We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion.

We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March.

However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns!

BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER!
Boiiiiiiiiiiiing ... that's the sound of bumley bouncing back down to the Chumpionship at the end of next season. Have your fun while you can. I'll certainly be giggling as you get trounced by Hull and Aston Villa.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh[/p][/quote]We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park. We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion. We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March. However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns! BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER![/p][/quote]Boiiiiiiiiiiiing ... that's the sound of bumley bouncing back down to the Chumpionship at the end of next season. Have your fun while you can. I'll certainly be giggling as you get trounced by Hull and Aston Villa. Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

11:04am Tue 6 May 14

RobH2O says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
madrover wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x
And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo
td will be a laugh
We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park.

We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion.

We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March.

However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns!

BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER!
Boiiiiiiiiiiiing ... that's the sound of bumley bouncing back down to the Chumpionship at the end of next season. Have your fun while you can. I'll certainly be giggling as you get trounced by Hull and Aston Villa.
And we will guffaw when you lose to Brentford and so many others. Your trimmed squad should be a laugh don't you think/ Still, if we come down at least we won't have to play you. You guys will be pointing out that you have the best stadium in the third tier.

Enjoy the summer.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]madrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: STAYING DOWN FOREVER... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]And you will be the laughing stock of premier league .mo td will be a laugh[/p][/quote]We had a good laugh when we gave you a footballing lesson at Ewood Park. We then laughed at you some more as all your promises of our demise were dashed when we secured automatic promotion. We then laughed even harder as you missed out on the play-off's by the very same three points that we took from you in March. However, the biggest laugh of all is being a FULL DIVISION above you clowns! BLACKBURN ROVERS - STAYING DOWN FOREVER![/p][/quote]Boiiiiiiiiiiiing ... that's the sound of bumley bouncing back down to the Chumpionship at the end of next season. Have your fun while you can. I'll certainly be giggling as you get trounced by Hull and Aston Villa.[/p][/quote]And we will guffaw when you lose to Brentford and so many others. Your trimmed squad should be a laugh don't you think/ Still, if we come down at least we won't have to play you. You guys will be pointing out that you have the best stadium in the third tier. Enjoy the summer. RobH2O
  • Score: 2

12:24pm Tue 6 May 14

Reg Rover says...

Are the Rao family losing interest in their football club?

I ask because I find it strange that having visited Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 17th April to meet the Queen, as she distributed the traditional Easter Maundy Money to her loyal subjects. All well-deserved recipients who had served the Blackburn community over many years.
But what of Balaji and Venkatesh Rao (pic above). What have they done to deserve their ‘Day In The Sun’ meeting our Monarch.
No doubt they were invited as the owners of our football team. But apart from paying a poultry £26 million to buy our famous club, what have they done for the town?.
Absolutely nothing only untold harm. Their presence at the Cathedral was an insult to the good people of Blackburn.
They have managed to take a well-run club and turn into a shambles. They have seen us relegated from the Premiership and incur horrendous debts. At the last count companies’ house had Venky’s of London (club owners) with debts approaching £100 Million and counting. Will the club even survive?. We do not know because they tell us nothing. They ignore requests from supporters and local media to speak to them. They refuse to issue any statements. They just do not communicate. They totally ignore us.
They are a disgrace. They even ignore Blackburn / Darwen Town Council who have repeatedly tried to engage in meaningful talks, regarding the future of Blackburn Rovers.
They even ignore their own Vice President Right Honourable Jack Straw MP.
And yet they joined the Mayor of Blackburn Councillor Salim Mulla, The Lord Lieutenant Of Lancashire and local dignitaries to meet our Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Later Venkatesh and Balaji hosted a reception at Ewood Park. Cooked and supervised by Blackburn Rovers supporter and Michelin starred Chef Nigel Howarth, owner of Northcote Manor. I have known Nigel Howarth for many years and he is a top man, and keen Rovers supporter and deserved the accolade of cooking for our Queen.
Now a lot of people met and were honoured by the Queen on Maundy Thursday and all well deserved. But Balaji and Venkatesh Rao-I don’t think so.
The following day their team, Blackburn Rovers, entertained Yeovil Town at Ewood Park on Good Friday. Where the brainless brothers there? – NO. (unless someone can tell me otherwise).
Presumably flown back to India after their brief stay.
Why? – could they not have met with press, TV and Radio and given some meaningful interviews. Could they not have come pitch-side to say hello and try to build bridges. Could they not at least apologise for the dreadful mess they have got Blackburn Rovers into – NO. Nothing – Zilch.
Presumably back to Pune to concentrate on the career of Pop Idol Akon and the Indian Premier League with Pune. They are just not interested in Blackburn Rovers-that is clear.
Why do they not sell the club? They would not get a good price but maybe just maybe someone would buy who was interested in the club and it’s future. We are on the road to oblivion.
Although my contacts at Radio Lancashire and the Lancashire Telegraph tell me we are walking ‘on egg shells’ and my views are provocative, well someone has to be !. I'm told they could at any time ‘pull the plug’. Send Rovers into liquidation and rid themselves of the problem that is Blackburn Rovers.
That is ‘the dark cloud hanging above the club’. Our new Director of Communications Alan Myers needs to start COMMUNICATING.
The uncertainty of the clubs future and blasé’ attitude of the owners are effecting the attendances at Ewood Park and the future sales of season tickets. Communication is the key word. Do that and we can start to build bridges and then we will be delighted when our owners next meet the Queen.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
Are the Rao family losing interest in their football club? I ask because I find it strange that having visited Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 17th April to meet the Queen, as she distributed the traditional Easter Maundy Money to her loyal subjects. All well-deserved recipients who had served the Blackburn community over many years. But what of Balaji and Venkatesh Rao (pic above). What have they done to deserve their ‘Day In The Sun’ meeting our Monarch. No doubt they were invited as the owners of our football team. But apart from paying a poultry £26 million to buy our famous club, what have they done for the town?. Absolutely nothing only untold harm. Their presence at the Cathedral was an insult to the good people of Blackburn. They have managed to take a well-run club and turn into a shambles. They have seen us relegated from the Premiership and incur horrendous debts. At the last count companies’ house had Venky’s of London (club owners) with debts approaching £100 Million and counting. Will the club even survive?. We do not know because they tell us nothing. They ignore requests from supporters and local media to speak to them. They refuse to issue any statements. They just do not communicate. They totally ignore us. They are a disgrace. They even ignore Blackburn / Darwen Town Council who have repeatedly tried to engage in meaningful talks, regarding the future of Blackburn Rovers. They even ignore their own Vice President Right Honourable Jack Straw MP. And yet they joined the Mayor of Blackburn Councillor Salim Mulla, The Lord Lieutenant Of Lancashire and local dignitaries to meet our Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Later Venkatesh and Balaji hosted a reception at Ewood Park. Cooked and supervised by Blackburn Rovers supporter and Michelin starred Chef Nigel Howarth, owner of Northcote Manor. I have known Nigel Howarth for many years and he is a top man, and keen Rovers supporter and deserved the accolade of cooking for our Queen. Now a lot of people met and were honoured by the Queen on Maundy Thursday and all well deserved. But Balaji and Venkatesh Rao-I don’t think so. The following day their team, Blackburn Rovers, entertained Yeovil Town at Ewood Park on Good Friday. Where the brainless brothers there? – NO. (unless someone can tell me otherwise). Presumably flown back to India after their brief stay. Why? – could they not have met with press, TV and Radio and given some meaningful interviews. Could they not have come pitch-side to say hello and try to build bridges. Could they not at least apologise for the dreadful mess they have got Blackburn Rovers into – NO. Nothing – Zilch. Presumably back to Pune to concentrate on the career of Pop Idol Akon and the Indian Premier League with Pune. They are just not interested in Blackburn Rovers-that is clear. Why do they not sell the club? They would not get a good price but maybe just maybe someone would buy who was interested in the club and it’s future. We are on the road to oblivion. Although my contacts at Radio Lancashire and the Lancashire Telegraph tell me we are walking ‘on egg shells’ and my views are provocative, well someone has to be !. I'm told they could at any time ‘pull the plug’. Send Rovers into liquidation and rid themselves of the problem that is Blackburn Rovers. That is ‘the dark cloud hanging above the club’. Our new Director of Communications Alan Myers needs to start COMMUNICATING. The uncertainty of the clubs future and blasé’ attitude of the owners are effecting the attendances at Ewood Park and the future sales of season tickets. Communication is the key word. Do that and we can start to build bridges and then we will be delighted when our owners next meet the Queen. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Tue 6 May 14

CJB official says...

cboyer wrote:
I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB
There have been numerous occasions this season were the mistakes Williamson has made have cost us, one instance imparticular, his balls up against derby costing us two points.
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: I think Williamson has been alright this season I do agree Williamson and lowe together doesn't work and is too negative but I wouldn't say Williamson has played bad at all! anyway as for the season we have had a decent season and I cannot wait already for next season, gestede and Conway have been a breath of fresh air and next season when marshall is back just think of all those crosses for Rhodes and gestede to get on the end of from marshall and Conway ha cant wait COYB[/p][/quote]There have been numerous occasions this season were the mistakes Williamson has made have cost us, one instance imparticular, his balls up against derby costing us two points. CJB official
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Tue 6 May 14

wilddog says...

no one mentioned FFP or is that a dirty word?
no one mentioned FFP or is that a dirty word? wilddog
  • Score: -2

11:37pm Tue 6 May 14

fireonthemountain says...

Two quick questions if I may .

Is our current number one goalie really up to it ?

Is our curent captain the best man for that job ?

Personally , I don't think so .

I genuinely welcome intelligent and reasoned opinions .
Two quick questions if I may . Is our current number one goalie really up to it ? Is our curent captain the best man for that job ? Personally , I don't think so . I genuinely welcome intelligent and reasoned opinions . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Thu 15 May 14

scroungeofstpeters says...

I think we all know what the problems areThe venkys might be learning If they come to Ewood would they be attacked againI.It is now wait and see time forBowyer and supporters alike.Keane brought in duds at a great price and what was his backhanders worth.Bowyer has to get rid of them no small task.Why keep slagging Burnley they beat us fair and square.The Rovers let themselves down against Bolton Burnley Bournemourth Brighton and Yeovil.5 games when we were supposedly going great guns.I think we all know what positions need to be strengthened.I personally do n ot think that Handley is capabe of iether being a good centre back or a Captain.I listen from Spain and get Rovers Player.I also stay up later to watch the championship highlights.
I have been a Rovers supporter since i was put over the wall by my Dad.I am 67 yrs old and miss going to lve matches.Bowyer must sort out our continual defensive mistakes or we go nowhere.
I think we all know what the problems areThe venkys might be learning If they come to Ewood would they be attacked againI.It is now wait and see time forBowyer and supporters alike.Keane brought in duds at a great price and what was his backhanders worth.Bowyer has to get rid of them no small task.Why keep slagging Burnley they beat us fair and square.The Rovers let themselves down against Bolton Burnley Bournemourth Brighton and Yeovil.5 games when we were supposedly going great guns.I think we all know what positions need to be strengthened.I personally do n ot think that Handley is capabe of iether being a good centre back or a Captain.I listen from Spain and get Rovers Player.I also stay up later to watch the championship highlights. I have been a Rovers supporter since i was put over the wall by my Dad.I am 67 yrs old and miss going to lve matches.Bowyer must sort out our continual defensive mistakes or we go nowhere. scroungeofstpeters
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