Simon Garner column: Blackburn Rovers ace Rhodes worth more than McCormack

Ross McCormack

Ross McCormack

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BLACKBURN Rovers have got to be looking for a bid in the £12m to £15m bracket before they considering letting Jordan Rhodes go to Hull City.

Ross McCormack went from Leeds to Fulham in the summer for £11m and for me Jordan is a better goalscorer, and younger too.

There is no way Blackburn should consider accepting anything less than that.

If a bid is made and Blackburn say yes, then it will be up to Jordan.

It’s clear he loves it at the club – he only just signed a new contract in the summer – and he is going to play every week here.

So he has to ask himself whether he’s going to get the same amount of football at Hull or another Premier League club.

Clubs in the top flight nowadays tend to have three or four strikers and you have to accept you are going to be rotated.

But for me there is nothing like playing every week and that is something Jordan should seriously consider if he does get the chance to go.

The big question Gary Bowyer has to ask if Jordan does leave, is how much am I going to spend and will I have enough time to spend given the transfer window closes in 10 days?

And another problem for Gary would be the fact that Jordan would be very difficult to replace as he’s so good at his job – no matter what he got to spend on a replacement.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

But for now the concentration has to be on getting back to winning ways at home to Bournemouth tomorrow.

I’m not surprised Norwich were so impressive in their win over Blackburn in the week.

They are one of the teams I’ve tipped to go up because they really know what they’re doing at that club whereas at Fulham and Cardiff – the other clubs who have come down – I’m not so sure.

Gary will have to pick his players up and I’m sure he will.

But the one thing that worries me is the amount of late goals his side are conceding.

We saw it at the back end of last season, against the likes of Watford and Sheffield Wednesday, and it happened again at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

It was a real sickener and it’s something Gary has got to work on with his players.

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1:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship.

Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.
Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship. Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -19

1:12pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship.

Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.
Sad days for Turd Moor T*t

He really has no life at all
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship. Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Sad days for Turd Moor T*t He really has no life at all Rovers 1495
  • Score: 35

1:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Simon Garner is a no-nothing fat dick.

The end.
Simon Garner is a no-nothing fat dick. The end. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -31

1:35pm Fri 22 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

I totally agree with Simon's publication he is worth more than 12 million and the fact is if they offer enough and the financial rewards take him there who will replace him?
We as a club need to be scouring the market place now to line up a replacement we need another young quick goal poacher and maybe we need to look in Europe or Africa as there are no british players settinf the leagues alight like Rhodes did.
The fans should help because the clubs use Xbox and PS4 game "football manager" to look up the players stats so come on lads get busy lets have some names of strikers that Rovers have a realistic chance of attracting to the Championship.
I totally agree with Simon's publication he is worth more than 12 million and the fact is if they offer enough and the financial rewards take him there who will replace him? We as a club need to be scouring the market place now to line up a replacement we need another young quick goal poacher and maybe we need to look in Europe or Africa as there are no british players settinf the leagues alight like Rhodes did. The fans should help because the clubs use Xbox and PS4 game "football manager" to look up the players stats so come on lads get busy lets have some names of strikers that Rovers have a realistic chance of attracting to the Championship. bburnrover
  • Score: 9

1:36pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Fulham got sucked into a panic buy with McCormack decent player but no where near worth the money. It just means now that each club subject to offers for their players will use that figure as a benchmark and want close to the same. Rhodes is another unproven Premier League player and not worth the amount bounded about. But if a 5 figure offer comes in its very hard to resist.
Fulham got sucked into a panic buy with McCormack decent player but no where near worth the money. It just means now that each club subject to offers for their players will use that figure as a benchmark and want close to the same. Rhodes is another unproven Premier League player and not worth the amount bounded about. But if a 5 figure offer comes in its very hard to resist. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -8

1:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

There you go ... so much for ambition

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There you go ... so much for ambition http://www.mirror.co .uk/sport/football/t ransfer-news/transfe r-news-rumours-live- mario-4087999 Rovers 1495
  • Score: 1

1:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

34 years says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship.

Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.
Please just go away!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship. Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Please just go away! 34 years
  • Score: 3

1:53pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pembina says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship.

Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.
Nothing positive to say - thought so - Doctor Shipman ill see you now
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Desperate comments from Garner as our last ray of hope is slowly but surely snuffed out. We are nailed on relegation fodder without Rhodes, his goals have singlehandedly kept us up two seasons running and without him in the side we are likely to freefall out of the Championship. Sad days indeed for Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Nothing positive to say - thought so - Doctor Shipman ill see you now Pembina
  • Score: 3

2:20pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

I wouldn't hazard much of a guess to players' values. It's always what someone is prepared to pay. From what I saw of Rhodes against us last season he was often on the fringes of the game but then would show some great touches and provide the finish, which he is excellent at. McCormack on the other hand appeared more of a footballer in the sense that he could be involved with, and set up attacking play. They are very different footballers in my view. Rhodes an out and out big centre forward and McCormack more of a Robbie Blake kind of player, so it's hard to make comparisons really when talking money.
I wouldn't hazard much of a guess to players' values. It's always what someone is prepared to pay. From what I saw of Rhodes against us last season he was often on the fringes of the game but then would show some great touches and provide the finish, which he is excellent at. McCormack on the other hand appeared more of a footballer in the sense that he could be involved with, and set up attacking play. They are very different footballers in my view. Rhodes an out and out big centre forward and McCormack more of a Robbie Blake kind of player, so it's hard to make comparisons really when talking money. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: -2

2:26pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Reg Rover says...

BOWYER IS BEST BET


The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above).
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above). Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 6

2:29pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET


The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above).
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
yeah - stick with Bowyer.....
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above). Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]yeah - stick with Bowyer..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -8

2:46pm Fri 22 Aug 14

dangerous dave says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET


The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above).
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Reg youve just confirmed what a pr__k you are this club is gowing no where with the cowboys and indians that are running it. No real investment and a manager and team around him way out of their depth yes a club going no where
Out with the cowboys and indiand
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above). Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Reg youve just confirmed what a pr__k you are this club is gowing no where with the cowboys and indians that are running it. No real investment and a manager and team around him way out of their depth yes a club going no where Out with the cowboys and indiand dangerous dave
  • Score: -7

5:09pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Reg Rover says...

NINETY NINE AND OUT.


Jordan Rhodes (pic above) will not play his 100th game for Blackburn Rovers this weekend v Bournemouth.
Instead he will be Premiership bound for Hull City.
If Hull meet Rovers £12 Million valuation, I will drive him their myself !. it is a fantastic piece of business.
Despite Rhodes 53 goals in 99 games, Rovers need the money to help them meet their FPP requirements. Rovers are woefully short of making those requirements due to the Kean and Anderson ‘Spending Frenzy’ in 2012.
Do not blame Gary Bowyer for Rovers predicament. Bowyer has gone a long way to putting wrongs to right.
Rovers face the financial abyss because of two men, Kean and Anderson.
Why the Rovers owners do not just come out and make it public I don’t know.
Cardiff City have. Owner Vincent Tan was taken for a financial ride by his ex-manager Malky McKay and ex- Director of Football Ian Moody. And has said so.
Cardiff losses pale into comparison compared to the losses Venky’s incurred under Kean. Venky’s foolishly trusted Kean and Anderson. Kean’s management-ship has threatened the very future and existence of the club.
That’s why Rhodes has to go.
Money is still owed to Huddersfield, and they will take a cut of any profit in the sell-on price. But Rovers will have money to help balance the books and another large wage of the books.
Rovers are in a strong position to negotiate the sale of Rhodes hence the new 5 year contract he was recently given.
Rhodes has more than re-paid the faith Rovers have shown in him. And has probably kept Rovers in the Championship. But ‘Needs Must’.
Possibly Rovers have had his best years ? I am a little surprised a Premiership Club wants him. I do not think he has the necessary quality, I hope I am wrong. Even Gordon Strachan does not select him for Scotland. Maybe I am wrong and Rhodes will surprise me in the Prem.
If Rhodes does go, and he will, all is not doom and gloom. Burnley sold their star striker this time last year. Relegation was forecast by all and sundry, and look what happened to them.
Whatever happens at the Rovers, fans must get behind Bowyer. He is not the villain, he is our salvation.
In November 2011 Rovers fans embraced the Venky takeover, and the sacking of Sam Allardyce. Having done my due diligence I told everyone it would ‘End In Tears’- it is well documented – Nobody listened – The useless Lancashire Telegraph even banned me – so do not keep moaning now. Embrace Bowyer and his team.
You never know maybe Eric Kinder will unearth a ‘gem’ from the U/21.
Keep on hoping. Keep on supporting. Rhodes is going and Bowyer is staying. There is no other way.
It is not a question of promotion to the Premiership. That is for the future. It is all about the very survival of Blackburn Rovers. That is why Rhodes is being sold.
Don’t believe me ?. look at Leeds Utd over the past few years, they have gone from crisis to crisis. Look at Crystal Palace who almost went out of existence twice.
Both those clubs financial problems pale into significance compared to the mess Kean and Anderson left Blackburn Rovers in.
Think about it !.
Reg.
www,regoftherovers.c
o.uk
NINETY NINE AND OUT. Jordan Rhodes (pic above) will not play his 100th game for Blackburn Rovers this weekend v Bournemouth. Instead he will be Premiership bound for Hull City. If Hull meet Rovers £12 Million valuation, I will drive him their myself !. it is a fantastic piece of business. Despite Rhodes 53 goals in 99 games, Rovers need the money to help them meet their FPP requirements. Rovers are woefully short of making those requirements due to the Kean and Anderson ‘Spending Frenzy’ in 2012. Do not blame Gary Bowyer for Rovers predicament. Bowyer has gone a long way to putting wrongs to right. Rovers face the financial abyss because of two men, Kean and Anderson. Why the Rovers owners do not just come out and make it public I don’t know. Cardiff City have. Owner Vincent Tan was taken for a financial ride by his ex-manager Malky McKay and ex- Director of Football Ian Moody. And has said so. Cardiff losses pale into comparison compared to the losses Venky’s incurred under Kean. Venky’s foolishly trusted Kean and Anderson. Kean’s management-ship has threatened the very future and existence of the club. That’s why Rhodes has to go. Money is still owed to Huddersfield, and they will take a cut of any profit in the sell-on price. But Rovers will have money to help balance the books and another large wage of the books. Rovers are in a strong position to negotiate the sale of Rhodes hence the new 5 year contract he was recently given. Rhodes has more than re-paid the faith Rovers have shown in him. And has probably kept Rovers in the Championship. But ‘Needs Must’. Possibly Rovers have had his best years ? I am a little surprised a Premiership Club wants him. I do not think he has the necessary quality, I hope I am wrong. Even Gordon Strachan does not select him for Scotland. Maybe I am wrong and Rhodes will surprise me in the Prem. If Rhodes does go, and he will, all is not doom and gloom. Burnley sold their star striker this time last year. Relegation was forecast by all and sundry, and look what happened to them. Whatever happens at the Rovers, fans must get behind Bowyer. He is not the villain, he is our salvation. In November 2011 Rovers fans embraced the Venky takeover, and the sacking of Sam Allardyce. Having done my due diligence I told everyone it would ‘End In Tears’- it is well documented – Nobody listened – The useless Lancashire Telegraph even banned me – so do not keep moaning now. Embrace Bowyer and his team. You never know maybe Eric Kinder will unearth a ‘gem’ from the U/21. Keep on hoping. Keep on supporting. Rhodes is going and Bowyer is staying. There is no other way. It is not a question of promotion to the Premiership. That is for the future. It is all about the very survival of Blackburn Rovers. That is why Rhodes is being sold. Don’t believe me ?. look at Leeds Utd over the past few years, they have gone from crisis to crisis. Look at Crystal Palace who almost went out of existence twice. Both those clubs financial problems pale into significance compared to the mess Kean and Anderson left Blackburn Rovers in. Think about it !. Reg. www,regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
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5:14pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Reg Rover says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET


The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above).
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c


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Reg youve just confirmed what a pr__k you are this club is gowing no where with the cowboys and indians that are running it. No real investment and a manager and team around him way out of their depth yes a club going no where
Out with the cowboys and indiand
Dangerous Dave.
Your intentions are good and you obviously love the club.
But your comments are negative.
What is your solution ?
What i your plan B ?
We can all rant and rave but we need constructive criticism and ideas.
Not your meaningless waffle.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above). Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Reg youve just confirmed what a pr__k you are this club is gowing no where with the cowboys and indians that are running it. No real investment and a manager and team around him way out of their depth yes a club going no where Out with the cowboys and indiand[/p][/quote]Dangerous Dave. Your intentions are good and you obviously love the club. But your comments are negative. What is your solution ? What i your plan B ? We can all rant and rave but we need constructive criticism and ideas. Not your meaningless waffle. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
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12:23am Sat 23 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Reg Rover wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET


The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above).
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c



o.uk
Reg youve just confirmed what a pr__k you are this club is gowing no where with the cowboys and indians that are running it. No real investment and a manager and team around him way out of their depth yes a club going no where
Out with the cowboys and indiand
Dangerous Dave.
Your intentions are good and you obviously love the club.
But your comments are negative.
What is your solution ?
What i your plan B ?
We can all rant and rave but we need constructive criticism and ideas.
Not your meaningless waffle.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Does it count as a battle of wits when one side is firing blanks and the other is unarmed ?
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. (pic above). Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has had to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should be laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). And dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Reg youve just confirmed what a pr__k you are this club is gowing no where with the cowboys and indians that are running it. No real investment and a manager and team around him way out of their depth yes a club going no where Out with the cowboys and indiand[/p][/quote]Dangerous Dave. Your intentions are good and you obviously love the club. But your comments are negative. What is your solution ? What i your plan B ? We can all rant and rave but we need constructive criticism and ideas. Not your meaningless waffle. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Does it count as a battle of wits when one side is firing blanks and the other is unarmed ? greenscreener
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