Italian clubs latest to show interest in Rovers star Hoilett

JUNIOR Hoilett is understood to be attracting interest from Italy as he nears the end of his Blackburn Rovers contract – but Steve Kean has not given up on the Canadian remaining at Ewood Park.

Hoilett’s Rovers deal expires at the end of June and talks over a new contract stalled some time ago.

The 21-year-old is unlikely to commit his future to Rovers while the possibility of relegation hangs over Ewood and FIFA rules allow the player to talk to overseas clubs in the final six months of his deal.

Hoilett was already known to have interest from Germany, where he spent loan spells in his younger days with Paderborn and St Pauli.

Bayern Munich are reported to be among the clubs eager to sign the forward and it is now understood that Hoilett has also received interest from Italy, increasing his options as he decides his future.

The Rovers star is permitted to sign a pre-contract with an overseas club at any time – he cannot talk to English sides until the end of the season – and will think carefully about his options.

Hoilett is said to be willing to consider all possibilities, including a new deal at Rovers, before making a decision that will benefit his career for the long term.

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Tottenham, Newcastle and Liverpool have also been linked, while Rovers’ relegation rivals Bolton made their interest known in January.

Hoilett was forced to limp off early in the second half of Saturday’s win over QPR but Kean revealed after the match that he had suffered only a kick to the calf and the hope was that the injury was not serious, with Rovers not in action again until their trip to Manchester City on February 25.

Hoilett set up a goal for Steven Nzonzi at the weekend and then saw his shot deflected into the net by defender Nedum Onuoha for Rovers’ third, with Kean believing the starlet has shown a real revival in form in recent weeks - having possibly been distracted by talk about his future early in the January transfer window.

And the Scot insists he has not given up hope that Hoilett will agree to sign a new deal at Ewood if Rovers remain in the top flight.

“Not at all, no,” Kean said.

“We would like to think that the way that he’s playing, he’s been playing with a spring in his step and he’s back to the form that he had before the transfer window opened so we’ve not given up on that.

“There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something that we can get pen put to paper on the appropriate time.

“I think what he’s got to do is just forget about everything, and just make sure he’s playing and performing the way he is.

“We’ve not given up and if it gets to the end of the season and we are where we think we’re going to be, there’s no reason why Junior can’t agree a contract with us.”

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9:05am Thu 16 Feb 12

oreilly21 says...

off to italy for free it is then!!
off to italy for free it is then!! oreilly21

9:11am Thu 16 Feb 12

HighburyB&W says...

Steve I think the 'appropriate time' was about 6 months ago. When will you learn to keep your mouth shut
Steve I think the 'appropriate time' was about 6 months ago. When will you learn to keep your mouth shut HighburyB&W

9:36am Thu 16 Feb 12

Bombay Duck Club says...

"“There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something that we can get pen put to paper on the appropriate time."
One of the many reasons why Kean is a complete turkey as a manager is that he can't speak English as demonstrated by the quote above.
Hoilett will go because he doesn't want Kean and the chicken chokers ruining his career.
"“There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something that we can get pen put to paper on the appropriate time." One of the many reasons why Kean is a complete turkey as a manager is that he can't speak English as demonstrated by the quote above. Hoilett will go because he doesn't want Kean and the chicken chokers ruining his career. Bombay Duck Club

10:25am Thu 16 Feb 12

Robbie says...

for me he needs to beg jnr to sign a deal - with terms along the lines of

if we go dwn you stay 1 more season, if we dont come back up we will let you go for free, if we do go up we will let you go for 5 million should you wish to leave. (yes he is worth more but it means we would still have him and get some money for him)
for me he needs to beg jnr to sign a deal - with terms along the lines of if we go dwn you stay 1 more season, if we dont come back up we will let you go for free, if we do go up we will let you go for 5 million should you wish to leave. (yes he is worth more but it means we would still have him and get some money for him) Robbie

10:29am Thu 16 Feb 12

jaysay says...

When will the LT learn not to print this crap spouted by Kean, they know what the fans think of this plonker and that cram runs freely from his mouth, I'd rather read nothing than keep listening to this wittering Jock
When will the LT learn not to print this crap spouted by Kean, they know what the fans think of this plonker and that cram runs freely from his mouth, I'd rather read nothing than keep listening to this wittering Jock jaysay

10:38am Thu 16 Feb 12

Tuo Neak says...

Really really Kean, push some blame onto the ownership and stop making fans dislike you. This is utterly ridiculous....

“There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something that we can get pen put to paper on the appropriate time"
Feb 2012

Yet in the past....

"What we don't want to do is get into contract negotiations now and take away from that type of performance"
Mar 2011

"I had a great talk with his mum and dad in Toronto. He has since received an offer of a very good healthy contract and the signs are that it is progressing well"
Jul 2011

September 2011 saw the LT write an article where Kean thought he would sign within 24 Hours

"I thought all terms and conditions were agreed. That's what I was led to believe so I don't know what stage it's at"
Nov 2011

Where do we think we are going to be? Is the Top 10 still mathematically possible? Hoilett will probably leave, i've heard of complicated negotiations but this is ridiculous.
Really really Kean, push some blame onto the ownership and stop making fans dislike you. This is utterly ridiculous.... “There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something that we can get pen put to paper on the appropriate time" Feb 2012 Yet in the past.... "What we don't want to do is get into contract negotiations now and take away from that type of performance" Mar 2011 "I had a great talk with his mum and dad in Toronto. He has since received an offer of a very good healthy contract and the signs are that it is progressing well" Jul 2011 September 2011 saw the LT write an article where Kean thought he would sign within 24 Hours "I thought all terms and conditions were agreed. That's what I was led to believe so I don't know what stage it's at" Nov 2011 Where do we think we are going to be? Is the Top 10 still mathematically possible? Hoilett will probably leave, i've heard of complicated negotiations but this is ridiculous. Tuo Neak

10:49am Thu 16 Feb 12

Roy of the says...

Anyone seen this?

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=6JM5MVdjw
lU
Anyone seen this? http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=6JM5MVdjw lU Roy of the

10:54am Thu 16 Feb 12

French Rover says...

Ciao....For a mio Junior can go to Italia pronto as i ama pasta caring!

Maybe Signore Keanio should try to sign Toni Tagliatelli or Vincent Vermicelli whilst he is in Roma...?
Ciao....For a mio Junior can go to Italia pronto as i ama pasta caring! Maybe Signore Keanio should try to sign Toni Tagliatelli or Vincent Vermicelli whilst he is in Roma...? French Rover

11:11am Thu 16 Feb 12

davemal says...

Hoilett is going, it's as simple as that. Why can't Steve Kean get it into his head that Hoilett dosn't want to play for a club in Rovers circumstances, abd who can blame him.
Hoilett is going, it's as simple as that. Why can't Steve Kean get it into his head that Hoilett dosn't want to play for a club in Rovers circumstances, abd who can blame him. davemal

11:16am Thu 16 Feb 12

Billypieman says...

French Rover wrote:
Ciao....For a mio Junior can go to Italia pronto as i ama pasta caring!

Maybe Signore Keanio should try to sign Toni Tagliatelli or Vincent Vermicelli whilst he is in Roma...?
The literal translation on vermicelli is a fitting description of our manager.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Ciao....For a mio Junior can go to Italia pronto as i ama pasta caring! Maybe Signore Keanio should try to sign Toni Tagliatelli or Vincent Vermicelli whilst he is in Roma...?[/p][/quote]The literal translation on vermicelli is a fitting description of our manager. Billypieman

11:22am Thu 16 Feb 12

masher50 says...

If Hoilett goes to a Prem club, under current rules compensation has to be paid towards training costs, in Hoilett's case it would be about £4 million. (ABOUT!). If he goes abroad, this would be dramatically reduced. If he goes to Bayern a figure quoted was £675,000. This would allow foreign clubs to offer a very attractive package to him. They could give him a decent signing on fee, a good salary, and so long as they sell at the right time, recoup a substantial amount of the outlay. Hoilett's in a "win win" situation, whereas Rovers could lose out big style.
If Hoilett goes to a Prem club, under current rules compensation has to be paid towards training costs, in Hoilett's case it would be about £4 million. (ABOUT!). If he goes abroad, this would be dramatically reduced. If he goes to Bayern a figure quoted was £675,000. This would allow foreign clubs to offer a very attractive package to him. They could give him a decent signing on fee, a good salary, and so long as they sell at the right time, recoup a substantial amount of the outlay. Hoilett's in a "win win" situation, whereas Rovers could lose out big style. masher50

11:26am Thu 16 Feb 12

rover77 says...

This is just more laughable as the days and weeks go by!!!

Its all getting a little bit boring now.

I actually cant remember the last time i enjoyed reading the latest news on our club?

gloom gloom and more gloom to come
This is just more laughable as the days and weeks go by!!! Its all getting a little bit boring now. I actually cant remember the last time i enjoyed reading the latest news on our club? gloom gloom and more gloom to come rover77

11:40am Thu 16 Feb 12

reiko082 says...

"There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something..."

For exactly that reason, "moving forward," he hasn't agreed something. We've done nothing but moved backwards as a football club since the 19th November 2010.

Shame on the lot of them cowards.
"There’s no reason why moving forward we can’t agree something..." For exactly that reason, "moving forward," he hasn't agreed something. We've done nothing but moved backwards as a football club since the 19th November 2010. Shame on the lot of them cowards. reiko082

11:47am Thu 16 Feb 12

French Rover says...

Billypieman wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Ciao....For a mio Junior can go to Italia pronto as i ama pasta caring!

Maybe Signore Keanio should try to sign Toni Tagliatelli or Vincent Vermicelli whilst he is in Roma...?
The literal translation on vermicelli is a fitting description of our manager.
"little worm" ......haha a very astue translation spot mr pieman!
[quote][p][bold]Billypieman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Ciao....For a mio Junior can go to Italia pronto as i ama pasta caring! Maybe Signore Keanio should try to sign Toni Tagliatelli or Vincent Vermicelli whilst he is in Roma...?[/p][/quote]The literal translation on vermicelli is a fitting description of our manager.[/p][/quote]"little worm" ......haha a very astue translation spot mr pieman! French Rover

11:50am Thu 16 Feb 12

gleechy says...

If fans of the club generally don't like the owners, you can imagine what a relief it must be for him to be so near to escaping the badly run club. The owners have to go to bring back any chance of good players wanting to be here.
If fans of the club generally don't like the owners, you can imagine what a relief it must be for him to be so near to escaping the badly run club. The owners have to go to bring back any chance of good players wanting to be here. gleechy

11:58am Thu 16 Feb 12

gleechy says...

Chris Samba will be an example to all good players at Blackburn. He was as adamant that he wanted to leave us last year as he is now, and he was duped into signing a long contract. I would imagine they can only do that once, all good players will look at how he was handled and get away fast. Con me once shame on you, con me twice shame on me.
Chris Samba will be an example to all good players at Blackburn. He was as adamant that he wanted to leave us last year as he is now, and he was duped into signing a long contract. I would imagine they can only do that once, all good players will look at how he was handled and get away fast. Con me once shame on you, con me twice shame on me. gleechy

12:54pm Thu 16 Feb 12

alfa111 says...

When are venkys and kean going to wake up, players like hoillet,samba,Nzonzi dont want to play for a club like BRFC that will not invest for its future in the PL and europe, venkys have never achieved on there statement of intent, as we all know now was false like all the promises they have made, these players dont want to be having to constantly fight relegation battles and they certainly dont want to be playing in the championship ,they will go to clubs that will show ambition and actually achieve something, if we did some survive the relegation drop venkys would have to spend big time to have any chance of keeping are top draw players at ewood park, which everyone realizes now will not happen.Kean the fans want you out they dont want you running the team next year P,L or Championship kean has to go or venkys will loose more money.
When are venkys and kean going to wake up, players like hoillet,samba,Nzonzi dont want to play for a club like BRFC that will not invest for its future in the PL and europe, venkys have never achieved on there statement of intent, as we all know now was false like all the promises they have made, these players dont want to be having to constantly fight relegation battles and they certainly dont want to be playing in the championship ,they will go to clubs that will show ambition and actually achieve something, if we did some survive the relegation drop venkys would have to spend big time to have any chance of keeping are top draw players at ewood park, which everyone realizes now will not happen.Kean the fans want you out they dont want you running the team next year P,L or Championship kean has to go or venkys will loose more money. alfa111

1:52pm Thu 16 Feb 12

RobbyRover says...

I've gone through the full spectrum of emotions and reactions with Rovers over the last 18 months; excitement, scepticism, pleased, sad, frustrated, optimistic, pessimistic, anger, fury, helplessness, contempt and hatered. I'll be honest, now its just boredom and fatigue. Every time I see something to do with Rovers I instantly feel shattered, drained and bored of life nowadays.

Unfortunately the owners and manager have had the same emotion throughout - apathy.
I've gone through the full spectrum of emotions and reactions with Rovers over the last 18 months; excitement, scepticism, pleased, sad, frustrated, optimistic, pessimistic, anger, fury, helplessness, contempt and hatered. I'll be honest, now its just boredom and fatigue. Every time I see something to do with Rovers I instantly feel shattered, drained and bored of life nowadays. Unfortunately the owners and manager have had the same emotion throughout - apathy. RobbyRover

1:57pm Thu 16 Feb 12

noddymcleod says...

Some fans on this site keep making the fundamental error that what Kean does or says has something to do with football success at Rovers. Kean is simply the frontman for Venkys who clearly are running Rovers like a cut-price, bankruptcy sale.
Kean knows there's not a chance in hell of Hoillet staying, but he thinks that if he says the usual cliches about keeping his best players, the fans will somehow be reassured, fortunately most fans are more savvy than the LET which depressingly continues to print this drivel.
Venkys will keep Keano on as long as he will be their puppet and they need a puppet, and Keano has no self-respect but keeps on putting the £13,000 a week into the bank.
It's as crude, simple and depressing as that.
Some fans on this site keep making the fundamental error that what Kean does or says has something to do with football success at Rovers. Kean is simply the frontman for Venkys who clearly are running Rovers like a cut-price, bankruptcy sale. Kean knows there's not a chance in hell of Hoillet staying, but he thinks that if he says the usual cliches about keeping his best players, the fans will somehow be reassured, fortunately most fans are more savvy than the LET which depressingly continues to print this drivel. Venkys will keep Keano on as long as he will be their puppet and they need a puppet, and Keano has no self-respect but keeps on putting the £13,000 a week into the bank. It's as crude, simple and depressing as that. noddymcleod

2:17pm Thu 16 Feb 12

hasslem hasslem says...

just a quick reminder to everyone - get your comments in today as they will all disappear for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon.
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media law only applies at weekend so it seems to LT.
just a quick reminder to everyone - get your comments in today as they will all disappear for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon. . media law only applies at weekend so it seems to LT. hasslem hasslem

2:53pm Thu 16 Feb 12

BluMonday says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
just a quick reminder to everyone - get your comments in today as they will all disappear for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon.
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media law only applies at weekend so it seems to LT.
Or perhaps it is more to do with no-one being available at LT to moderate comments. LT are being tight pure and simple.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: just a quick reminder to everyone - get your comments in today as they will all disappear for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon. . media law only applies at weekend so it seems to LT.[/p][/quote]Or perhaps it is more to do with no-one being available at LT to moderate comments. LT are being tight pure and simple. BluMonday

3:10pm Thu 16 Feb 12

formerover says...

But Mr.Kean said last August that he was only 24 hours from signing, surely Mr.Kean is not lying he said this on T.V. we all saw it, surely a man who works for Venkys/Anderson cannot be such a thing, the poor man had his drink spiked you know
But Mr.Kean said last August that he was only 24 hours from signing, surely Mr.Kean is not lying he said this on T.V. we all saw it, surely a man who works for Venkys/Anderson cannot be such a thing, the poor man had his drink spiked you know formerover

3:17pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Dan11 says...

It is very clear and very obvious that Hoilett will be joining an overseas club, as it is a no-brainer that because the compensation required by a non-premier league club is significantly lower, this means the difference in money can be paid to Hoilett.
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The time for Kean's rhetoric on this matter was a year ago, now we are into the last 6 months of his contract, it is clear he is going overseas and Rovers are going to lose him for next to nothing.
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Please Kean why the hell do you have to talk so much rubbish so often, you have zero credibility we all know you are a clueless puppet, on orders from owners who are just as clueless.
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Just further examples of miss-management although this can happen at any club. You do feel if the Venkys had not appointed such a non entity poor manager, we would have been far higher in the league and Hoilett might have signed a new contract when it was offered to him.
It is very clear and very obvious that Hoilett will be joining an overseas club, as it is a no-brainer that because the compensation required by a non-premier league club is significantly lower, this means the difference in money can be paid to Hoilett. - The time for Kean's rhetoric on this matter was a year ago, now we are into the last 6 months of his contract, it is clear he is going overseas and Rovers are going to lose him for next to nothing. - Please Kean why the hell do you have to talk so much rubbish so often, you have zero credibility we all know you are a clueless puppet, on orders from owners who are just as clueless. - Just further examples of miss-management although this can happen at any club. You do feel if the Venkys had not appointed such a non entity poor manager, we would have been far higher in the league and Hoilett might have signed a new contract when it was offered to him. Dan11

3:47pm Thu 16 Feb 12

pepperpot2296 says...

After tomorrow for legal reasons there will be the weekend blackout on the comments column.I suggest nobody buys the LT until further notice for legal reasons,then see if we are finally told what if anythings going on
After tomorrow for legal reasons there will be the weekend blackout on the comments column.I suggest nobody buys the LT until further notice for legal reasons,then see if we are finally told what if anythings going on pepperpot2296

4:02pm Thu 16 Feb 12

bwfcyeah says...

jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good.
I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it!
good luck for reminder of season
jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good. I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it! good luck for reminder of season bwfcyeah

4:04pm Thu 16 Feb 12

HilariousClinton says...

Hahahahha, hilarious. absolutely hilarious kean. you crack me up.
Hahahahha, hilarious. absolutely hilarious kean. you crack me up. HilariousClinton

4:41pm Thu 16 Feb 12

French Rover says...

RobbyRover wrote:
I've gone through the full spectrum of emotions and reactions with Rovers over the last 18 months; excitement, scepticism, pleased, sad, frustrated, optimistic, pessimistic, anger, fury, helplessness, contempt and hatered. I'll be honest, now its just boredom and fatigue. Every time I see something to do with Rovers I instantly feel shattered, drained and bored of life nowadays.

Unfortunately the owners and manager have had the same emotion throughout - apathy.
I shared most of those same emotions this season too Robby - from utter disbelief to bitter disappointment and every station in between. But the apathy bit has not set in with me yet.

I loved the win at the weekend over QPR and celebrated it in good style (as I don't know when the next one one will come along!) but it was three excellent points and out of the bottom three, a very good weekend from a Rovers fans point of view I would say.

Apathy? Not for me Robby. At least not for my club.

But I do have a growing sense of apathy concerning the future of our game, about the fat cat consortiums who run the game and who are ruining it with their ever increasing selfishness and greed.

Apathy for the satellite TV companies who seem to control the fixture list these days and whose control over the game in general is very unhealthy.

Apathy for the over-paid over protected players who think its ok to behave like thugs on a football pitch, who taunt people with racist comments and then jump into their hummers and lamborginis and bentleys to drive away from the training pitch and ground and don't give a flying you know what about their clubs history or future or about the clubs fans..

Apathy for the World Cup which sold out oh so quickly to the highest bidders via the backdoor bribes of the Russian and Qatari oil barons.

Apathy for the big clubs in England, Spain and Italy who are so on such a high plateau way above the rest of the normal football teams that its seems almost pointless playing them anymore.

The joy of playing and watching football is being eroded by money and greed.

What the Venky's are doing to the Rovers is being done tenfold to hundreds of other clubs throughout Europe.

No time for Apathy when our beautiful game is under such intense threat.
[quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: I've gone through the full spectrum of emotions and reactions with Rovers over the last 18 months; excitement, scepticism, pleased, sad, frustrated, optimistic, pessimistic, anger, fury, helplessness, contempt and hatered. I'll be honest, now its just boredom and fatigue. Every time I see something to do with Rovers I instantly feel shattered, drained and bored of life nowadays. Unfortunately the owners and manager have had the same emotion throughout - apathy.[/p][/quote]I shared most of those same emotions this season too Robby - from utter disbelief to bitter disappointment and every station in between. But the apathy bit has not set in with me yet. I loved the win at the weekend over QPR and celebrated it in good style (as I don't know when the next one one will come along!) but it was three excellent points and out of the bottom three, a very good weekend from a Rovers fans point of view I would say. Apathy? Not for me Robby. At least not for my club. But I do have a growing sense of apathy concerning the future of our game, about the fat cat consortiums who run the game and who are ruining it with their ever increasing selfishness and greed. Apathy for the satellite TV companies who seem to control the fixture list these days and whose control over the game in general is very unhealthy. Apathy for the over-paid over protected players who think its ok to behave like thugs on a football pitch, who taunt people with racist comments and then jump into their hummers and lamborginis and bentleys to drive away from the training pitch and ground and don't give a flying you know what about their clubs history or future or about the clubs fans.. Apathy for the World Cup which sold out oh so quickly to the highest bidders via the backdoor bribes of the Russian and Qatari oil barons. Apathy for the big clubs in England, Spain and Italy who are so on such a high plateau way above the rest of the normal football teams that its seems almost pointless playing them anymore. The joy of playing and watching football is being eroded by money and greed. What the Venky's are doing to the Rovers is being done tenfold to hundreds of other clubs throughout Europe. No time for Apathy when our beautiful game is under such intense threat. French Rover

5:01pm Thu 16 Feb 12

noddymcleod says...

Glasgow Rangers are the first "big" club to go bust, but not the last. Footie is on the same track of the banks, excpet as their welfare doesn't effect the general economy there will be no government bail-out. Prepare for more. I'd always reckoned that this would happen and in the long-lost days when Rovers were a respected and well run club, I thought we might survive any general collapse - alas since the Venky takeover, we're ahead of the curve.
The only way forward for the likes of Rovers is community based clubs, owned by fans.
Glasgow Rangers are the first "big" club to go bust, but not the last. Footie is on the same track of the banks, excpet as their welfare doesn't effect the general economy there will be no government bail-out. Prepare for more. I'd always reckoned that this would happen and in the long-lost days when Rovers were a respected and well run club, I thought we might survive any general collapse - alas since the Venky takeover, we're ahead of the curve. The only way forward for the likes of Rovers is community based clubs, owned by fans. noddymcleod

5:06pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

RobbyRover wrote:
I've gone through the full spectrum of emotions and reactions with Rovers over the last 18 months; excitement, scepticism, pleased, sad, frustrated, optimistic, pessimistic, anger, fury, helplessness, contempt and hatered. I'll be honest, now its just boredom and fatigue. Every time I see something to do with Rovers I instantly feel shattered, drained and bored of life nowadays.

Unfortunately the owners and manager have had the same emotion throughout - apathy.
What would really shake Venkys out of their apathy?
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Man Utd Game - Thousands of empty seats on TV seen back in India?
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Why don't we all watch it on TV and leave the ground empty as a protest - that would be really embarrasing for them?
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33rd......
[quote][p][bold]RobbyRover[/bold] wrote: I've gone through the full spectrum of emotions and reactions with Rovers over the last 18 months; excitement, scepticism, pleased, sad, frustrated, optimistic, pessimistic, anger, fury, helplessness, contempt and hatered. I'll be honest, now its just boredom and fatigue. Every time I see something to do with Rovers I instantly feel shattered, drained and bored of life nowadays. Unfortunately the owners and manager have had the same emotion throughout - apathy.[/p][/quote]What would really shake Venkys out of their apathy? . Man Utd Game - Thousands of empty seats on TV seen back in India? . Why don't we all watch it on TV and leave the ground empty as a protest - that would be really embarrasing for them? . 33rd...... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

5:08pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Debate - Each time I see Messi play thoughts that Pele or Maradona were just as good are slowly diminishing?
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33rd Year And Still Counting Sad Dingles!
Debate - Each time I see Messi play thoughts that Pele or Maradona were just as good are slowly diminishing? . 33rd Year And Still Counting Sad Dingles! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

6:54pm Thu 16 Feb 12

French Rover says...

Agreed Morst, Messi is one of the top ten all time greats. He could almost play some teams all on his own and he often does!
Best Rovers player ever - has to be Shearer for me. He had it all when he joined us, he could score goals from anywhere, find anyone with his passing and also defended when needed. Brilliant player. He is the only Rovers player that when he got the ball you almost knew there was a goal coming.
Agreed Morst, Messi is one of the top ten all time greats. He could almost play some teams all on his own and he often does! Best Rovers player ever - has to be Shearer for me. He had it all when he joined us, he could score goals from anywhere, find anyone with his passing and also defended when needed. Brilliant player. He is the only Rovers player that when he got the ball you almost knew there was a goal coming. French Rover

6:59pm Thu 16 Feb 12

noddymcleod says...

Messi etc.
In terms of outright skill, you're probably right, though Maradona could tackle and Pele was a brilliant header.
But, two goals in a world cup final at 18, Pele and Captaining your country to winning the world cup and being the best player in the tournament, Maradona - takes some beating.
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Messi etc. In terms of outright skill, you're probably right, though Maradona could tackle and Pele was a brilliant header. But, two goals in a world cup final at 18, Pele and Captaining your country to winning the world cup and being the best player in the tournament, Maradona - takes some beating. . noddymcleod

8:27pm Thu 16 Feb 12

stefjam says...

you can still post on other team or subject comments, sometimes older stories as well
you can still post on other team or subject comments, sometimes older stories as well stefjam

8:50pm Thu 16 Feb 12

merlinrabbit says...

BluMonday wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
just a quick reminder to everyone - get your comments in today as they will all disappear for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon.
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media law only applies at weekend so it seems to LT.
Or perhaps it is more to do with no-one being available at LT to moderate comments. LT are being tight pure and simple.
Put your weekend comments under the Burnley news articles. They dont get any comments. Dont be put off.
[quote][p][bold]BluMonday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: just a quick reminder to everyone - get your comments in today as they will all disappear for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon. . media law only applies at weekend so it seems to LT.[/p][/quote]Or perhaps it is more to do with no-one being available at LT to moderate comments. LT are being tight pure and simple.[/p][/quote]Put your weekend comments under the Burnley news articles. They dont get any comments. Dont be put off. merlinrabbit

8:58pm Thu 16 Feb 12

merlinrabbit says...

bwfcyeah wrote:
jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good.
I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it!
good luck for reminder of season
I have to agree, there are some funny posts on here. It gives me a chuckle reading some days, some real dry wit. To say Kean is doing a decent job though?? Is that sarcasm? He is a bargain basement manager with a B side record. We were winning the last game 3-0 and only just hung on at the end conceding 2 goals. Game before that we got beat 7-1 at Arsenal, home game before that we got beat by Newcastle when their best players were in Africa. Believe me, Kean is not doing anything decent except lie. We are never going to win another 19 pts from 13 games when we have only won 21 pts from 25 games.It is not possible mate. We will be in the championship with Wigan and your own club. I would rather by in Sparky's lifeboat than Keans anyday. I would rather be in Coyle's or McCarthys.
[quote][p][bold]bwfcyeah[/bold] wrote: jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good. I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it! good luck for reminder of season[/p][/quote]I have to agree, there are some funny posts on here. It gives me a chuckle reading some days, some real dry wit. To say Kean is doing a decent job though?? Is that sarcasm? He is a bargain basement manager with a B side record. We were winning the last game 3-0 and only just hung on at the end conceding 2 goals. Game before that we got beat 7-1 at Arsenal, home game before that we got beat by Newcastle when their best players were in Africa. Believe me, Kean is not doing anything decent except lie. We are never going to win another 19 pts from 13 games when we have only won 21 pts from 25 games.It is not possible mate. We will be in the championship with Wigan and your own club. I would rather by in Sparky's lifeboat than Keans anyday. I would rather be in Coyle's or McCarthys. merlinrabbit

9:13pm Thu 16 Feb 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

noddymcleod wrote:
Messi etc.
In terms of outright skill, you're probably right, though Maradona could tackle and Pele was a brilliant header.
But, two goals in a world cup final at 18, Pele and Captaining your country to winning the world cup and being the best player in the tournament, Maradona - takes some beating.
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I agree about maradona he took some catching after getting mindwiped on crack rocks topped off with cocaine and a few bombs of angel dust, no-one could catch him. Behave yourselves its like comparing jennifer ennis and fatima whitbread, one chemicaly enhanced and the other just natural. The thing is back then drug cheats knew how to beat the system. Thats why maradona will always be a kn@b. And also if messi hadn't been intravenous dripped human growth hormone, which by the way is banned all over the world by every sporting body, would he be the player he is now, answer, no he wouldn't. But its okay beacuse he plays for barcelona, the question should be, is the greatest footballer in the world a drugs cheat? has he been chemically enhanced like maradona was. Debate? I don't get all glassy eyed because someone is a good player if they've been taking drugs to get there.
[quote][p][bold]noddymcleod[/bold] wrote: Messi etc. In terms of outright skill, you're probably right, though Maradona could tackle and Pele was a brilliant header. But, two goals in a world cup final at 18, Pele and Captaining your country to winning the world cup and being the best player in the tournament, Maradona - takes some beating. .[/p][/quote]I agree about maradona he took some catching after getting mindwiped on crack rocks topped off with cocaine and a few bombs of angel dust, no-one could catch him. Behave yourselves its like comparing jennifer ennis and fatima whitbread, one chemicaly enhanced and the other just natural. The thing is back then drug cheats knew how to beat the system. Thats why maradona will always be a kn@b. And also if messi hadn't been intravenous dripped human growth hormone, which by the way is banned all over the world by every sporting body, would he be the player he is now, answer, no he wouldn't. But its okay beacuse he plays for barcelona, the question should be, is the greatest footballer in the world a drugs cheat? has he been chemically enhanced like maradona was. Debate? I don't get all glassy eyed because someone is a good player if they've been taking drugs to get there. Keep Darwen Green

9:21pm Thu 16 Feb 12

kiwipom73 says...

Conman Kean strikes us again with his words of wisdom !

Excellent read from "French Rover" yet there does seem less contribution from fans right now, especially since moves by Anderson & Co to curb the criticism of owners, agents and mis-management (all justified indeed).
I agree that Conman Kean is better to say "nout" then comment on his mis-management & his continued speculations of player and team performances.
ALL players will be happy to kiss the clubs badge (and some the managers feet !), if they are in the first team and on centre stage come the weekend...the truth will always come to the fore when the transfer windows are open and better offers come in.
Conman Kean is in exactly the same boat has the players are, yet with him he is NEVER going to receive a better contract therefore playing the "muffet" role for his "silent" partners & owner(s) is what he does best.... and keeps them happy, of course.
Rovers survive with players that are desperate to build OR re-build their career,s. (Dunn being an exception to the rule !!!).
Conman Kean strikes us again with his words of wisdom ! Excellent read from "French Rover" yet there does seem less contribution from fans right now, especially since moves by Anderson & Co to curb the criticism of owners, agents and mis-management (all justified indeed). I agree that Conman Kean is better to say "nout" then comment on his mis-management & his continued speculations of player and team performances. ALL players will be happy to kiss the clubs badge (and some the managers feet !), if they are in the first team and on centre stage come the weekend...the truth will always come to the fore when the transfer windows are open and better offers come in. Conman Kean is in exactly the same boat has the players are, yet with him he is NEVER going to receive a better contract therefore playing the "muffet" role for his "silent" partners & owner(s) is what he does best.... and keeps them happy, of course. Rovers survive with players that are desperate to build OR re-build their career,s. (Dunn being an exception to the rule !!!). kiwipom73

9:44pm Thu 16 Feb 12

gleechy says...

bwfcyeah wrote:
jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good.
I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it!
good luck for reminder of season
Spoken like a true supporter......of another team. No offence, but you don't go through what Rovers fans have been through, you only see the highlights. It's not just player's ability, it's the club out of control, and nobody knows what stunt will be pulled next, it's not much like the other clubs around us. If we get through this season, we still have the blind leading the blind with our owners.
[quote][p][bold]bwfcyeah[/bold] wrote: jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good. I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it! good luck for reminder of season[/p][/quote]Spoken like a true supporter......of another team. No offence, but you don't go through what Rovers fans have been through, you only see the highlights. It's not just player's ability, it's the club out of control, and nobody knows what stunt will be pulled next, it's not much like the other clubs around us. If we get through this season, we still have the blind leading the blind with our owners. gleechy

9:53pm Thu 16 Feb 12

riversidefan says...

bwfcyeah wrote:
jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good.
I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it!
good luck for reminder of season
Yeah if I supported Bolton I would want Kean in charge of Rovers as well. No-one accused Sunderland players of not playing for Steve Bruce but look at the difference O'Neil's tactical ability has made. The issues with Kean are more than just results, although they are terrible in their own right; he's part of the cancer of our club.

'winge winge, winge'? LOL
[quote][p][bold]bwfcyeah[/bold] wrote: jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good. I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it! good luck for reminder of season[/p][/quote]Yeah if I supported Bolton I would want Kean in charge of Rovers as well. No-one accused Sunderland players of not playing for Steve Bruce but look at the difference O'Neil's tactical ability has made. The issues with Kean are more than just results, although they are terrible in their own right; he's part of the cancer of our club. 'winge winge, winge'? LOL riversidefan

4:26am Fri 17 Feb 12

reiko082 says...

riversidefan wrote:
bwfcyeah wrote:
jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good.
I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it!
good luck for reminder of season
Yeah if I supported Bolton I would want Kean in charge of Rovers as well. No-one accused Sunderland players of not playing for Steve Bruce but look at the difference O'Neil's tactical ability has made. The issues with Kean are more than just results, although they are terrible in their own right; he's part of the cancer of our club.

'winge winge, winge'? LOL
"No-one accused Sunderland players of not playing for Steve Bruce but look at the difference O'Neil's tactical ability has made."

Nail on the head, mate.

"the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good."

I don't understand just exactly what people and the media mean by this statement. But anyway I'd suggest Samba is doing the exact opposite of this, literally.
[quote][p][bold]riversidefan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bwfcyeah[/bold] wrote: jesus you guys, this is hilarious reading, all you ever do is winge winge, winge, look at bolotn getting beat of wigan for gods sake. Steve Kean is doing a decent job of recent, your form is good, you are scoring, you are winning, you have a strong squad, you are gonna obtain 40 points to survive, the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good. I think wolves wigan and bolton down, fingers crossed its qpr insetad of bolton would love to see hughes choke it! good luck for reminder of season[/p][/quote]Yeah if I supported Bolton I would want Kean in charge of Rovers as well. No-one accused Sunderland players of not playing for Steve Bruce but look at the difference O'Neil's tactical ability has made. The issues with Kean are more than just results, although they are terrible in their own right; he's part of the cancer of our club. 'winge winge, winge'? LOL[/p][/quote]"No-one accused Sunderland players of not playing for Steve Bruce but look at the difference O'Neil's tactical ability has made." Nail on the head, mate. "the plasyers wanna play for kean its simple, there attitude is good." I don't understand just exactly what people and the media mean by this statement. But anyway I'd suggest Samba is doing the exact opposite of this, literally. reiko082

7:21am Fri 17 Feb 12

alphajono says...

French Rover wrote:
Agreed Morst, Messi is one of the top ten all time greats. He could almost play some teams all on his own and he often does!
Best Rovers player ever - has to be Shearer for me. He had it all when he joined us, he could score goals from anywhere, find anyone with his passing and also defended when needed. Brilliant player. He is the only Rovers player that when he got the ball you almost knew there was a goal coming.
French I live in Spain some of the year and watch Spanish footy alot.....If iam honest I am not that keen on Barca or Messi he is good dont get me wrong but he is a cheating Tw*t and is constantly on the ground. For me Madrid are a better side under the special one with Higuaín, di maria, and Ronaldo, this shows as they are running away with the league this season
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Agreed Morst, Messi is one of the top ten all time greats. He could almost play some teams all on his own and he often does! Best Rovers player ever - has to be Shearer for me. He had it all when he joined us, he could score goals from anywhere, find anyone with his passing and also defended when needed. Brilliant player. He is the only Rovers player that when he got the ball you almost knew there was a goal coming.[/p][/quote]French I live in Spain some of the year and watch Spanish footy alot.....If iam honest I am not that keen on Barca or Messi he is good dont get me wrong but he is a cheating Tw*t and is constantly on the ground. For me Madrid are a better side under the special one with Higuaín, di maria, and Ronaldo, this shows as they are running away with the league this season alphajono

8:39am Fri 17 Feb 12

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

French Rover wrote:
Agreed Morst, Messi is one of the top ten all time greats. He could almost play some teams all on his own and he often does!
Best Rovers player ever - has to be Shearer for me. He had it all when he joined us, he could score goals from anywhere, find anyone with his passing and also defended when needed. Brilliant player. He is the only Rovers player that when he got the ball you almost knew there was a goal coming.
First FR can I just say how amusing is it that KDG comes up with a conspiracy theory about the great Messi but does not seem to see any conspiracy in events at Ewood in the last 18 months!
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I was thinking which Rovers players could you add together to get a Messi? In the end I thought we would need 5 .....
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Tony Field (Dribbling), Matt Jansen (Touch and control at pace), Tugay (passing),Windy Miller (Pure Pace) and Shearer (finish from anywhere)?
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As good as Maradona and Pele where I don't think they quite had all those at the same level so its Messi No1 for me now and he is still only 24 - buts its about opinions!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Agreed Morst, Messi is one of the top ten all time greats. He could almost play some teams all on his own and he often does! Best Rovers player ever - has to be Shearer for me. He had it all when he joined us, he could score goals from anywhere, find anyone with his passing and also defended when needed. Brilliant player. He is the only Rovers player that when he got the ball you almost knew there was a goal coming.[/p][/quote]First FR can I just say how amusing is it that KDG comes up with a conspiracy theory about the great Messi but does not seem to see any conspiracy in events at Ewood in the last 18 months! . I was thinking which Rovers players could you add together to get a Messi? In the end I thought we would need 5 ..... . Tony Field (Dribbling), Matt Jansen (Touch and control at pace), Tugay (passing),Windy Miller (Pure Pace) and Shearer (finish from anywhere)? . As good as Maradona and Pele where I don't think they quite had all those at the same level so its Messi No1 for me now and he is still only 24 - buts its about opinions! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

8:42am Fri 17 Feb 12

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Perhaps Bryan Douglas and Shearer could do it but Duggy at his peak was just before my time?
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33rd.......
Perhaps Bryan Douglas and Shearer could do it but Duggy at his peak was just before my time? . 33rd....... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!

9:23am Fri 17 Feb 12

bburnrover says...

I have just stopped going my season ticket stays on the table maybe my son can take a mate with it.
I do not even watch football any more except FIFA 2012 on the ps3.
I am sickened by the events that have happened and that it was blatantly obvious last January which way the club was going with all those Indian buffoons in charge.A manager who cannot mananage and is tactically inept.
I have just stopped going my season ticket stays on the table maybe my son can take a mate with it. I do not even watch football any more except FIFA 2012 on the ps3. I am sickened by the events that have happened and that it was blatantly obvious last January which way the club was going with all those Indian buffoons in charge.A manager who cannot mananage and is tactically inept. bburnrover

10:04am Fri 17 Feb 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Who's ****?
Who's ****? OnePostThenTheOther

2:12pm Sun 19 Feb 12

louderfasterlonger says...

The Hoilett debacle became boring long ago, particularly as any coin for him will be going into the owner's pocket and will NOT be used to benefit the Club or the Team.
The Hoilett debacle became boring long ago, particularly as any coin for him will be going into the owner's pocket and will NOT be used to benefit the Club or the Team. louderfasterlonger

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