Good omens offer Blackburn Rovers boss hope at Hawthorns

First published in Football Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

SUPERSTITION may not have much of a part to play in the Premier League relegation scrap but Steve Kean travels to West Brom tomorrow hoping the omens are with him.

Kean’s first ever win as a manager came in Rovers’ 3-1 triumph at West Bromwich Albion in December 2010 and he followed that up with victory over Liverpool in his next home match – albeit with a loss at Sunderland in between.

Now, as Kean prepares for two matches in the space of four days that could go a long way to deciding Rovers’ Premier League future the Rovers boss hopes the good memories will come flooding back.

After tomorrow’s trip to the Midlands, Rovers entertain struggling Liverpool at Ewood on Tuesday night as they look to climb out of the relegation zone, with the four teams above basement side Wolves separated by just one point.

He said: “I thought last year we played very well at the Hawthorns. We won there and quickly after that we managed to beat Liverpool. Good omens that these games are ahead.

“I think that is in players’ minds. When you turn up at a dressing room where you have good memories it helps. It certainly has a part to play.

“It is not only West Brom but Liverpool as well, we managed to win both games. Good memories.

“We saw them last week and know it will be a tough game.

“You have memories of a good result and, with the way we are playing at the moment, it is a ground we can go to and compete at and get out of the blocks and try to be positive from the first whistle.

“Much like we did last season when we played there. We set the tempo, played very quickly off their front men, played in their half and had a very good afternoon.”

With West Brom sitting eight points clear of Rovers, many believe the Baggies have already secured top flight football again for another season.

But, with Rovers, Bolton, QPR and Wigan all showing signs of a revival in recent weeks, Kean knows West Brom will still believe they have a lot to play for.

He said: “I saw West Brom play last week and I don’t think they will feel as though they are completely out of it yet. It is not a case of they have nothing to play for because they will want to put the points on the board as well.

“I am sure they will want to finish as high as they can. They are not going to take their foot off the pedal.

“Every player wants to play and wants to win.

“It is very tight. A few weeks ago people thought we were clear of it but then our rivals win and we play Manchester United.

“Others have to play them, so it changes and we just have to keep chipping away with the points.

“It changes every week. All you can do is get the most you can from every game and that is why we were so disappointed against Manchester United because a point would have lifted us up two places.

“It was a disappointing weekend for us because teams around us got points. That will swing again though I am sure.

“It is never nice when you slip down places but we have to quickly turn focus to what was good in the game.

“We have 17 points from the last 13 games and we know if we keep this form up we will get more than enough points to see us safe.”

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2:54pm Fri 6 Apr 12

CARover says...

SK..... I have memories of a great club and excellent managers at BRFC, how many of tommorow's squad were actually in the team last year that beat WBA and Liverpool? Dream on if you wish
SK..... I have memories of a great club and excellent managers at BRFC, how many of tommorow's squad were actually in the team last year that beat WBA and Liverpool? Dream on if you wish CARover
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3:01pm Fri 6 Apr 12

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

We're relying on "luck" now are we?

I bet the doubloons been "saluting" Magpies and avoiding standing on "nicks" all week......

You couldn't make this fool up
We're relying on "luck" now are we? I bet the doubloons been "saluting" Magpies and avoiding standing on "nicks" all week...... You couldn't make this fool up NICEONESUNSHINE
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3:02pm Fri 6 Apr 12

NICEONESUNSHINE says...

We're relying on "luck" now are we?

I bet the doubloons been "saluting" Magpies and avoiding standing on "nicks" all week......

You couldn't make this fool up
We're relying on "luck" now are we? I bet the doubloons been "saluting" Magpies and avoiding standing on "nicks" all week...... You couldn't make this fool up NICEONESUNSHINE
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3:09pm Fri 6 Apr 12

MORTEN GAMST 84 says...

No excuses or hard luck stories Rovers, must take 4 points at least next 2, come on Chelsea and Man utd this weekend also rattle the goals in, Art et labore.West Brom and liverppol in poor for, wba have key injuries tomorrow we have full squad so Kean none of this ifs and buts just get the points on board lads.Come on Rovers don't ruin another weekend.
No excuses or hard luck stories Rovers, must take 4 points at least next 2, come on Chelsea and Man utd this weekend also rattle the goals in, Art et labore.West Brom and liverppol in poor for, wba have key injuries tomorrow we have full squad so Kean none of this ifs and buts just get the points on board lads.Come on Rovers don't ruin another weekend. MORTEN GAMST 84
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3:10pm Fri 6 Apr 12

MORTEN GAMST 84 says...

My typing skills are horrible, a bit like steve's substitutions.
My typing skills are horrible, a bit like steve's substitutions. MORTEN GAMST 84
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3:33pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Bluegoose says...

Rovers 0 Man ure 2
WBA 3 Rovers 1
Rovers 1 Scousers 4
Swansea 3 Rovers 0
Lottery numbers
5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3
Happy easter xxx
Rovers 0 Man ure 2 WBA 3 Rovers 1 Rovers 1 Scousers 4 Swansea 3 Rovers 0 Lottery numbers 5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3 Happy easter xxx Bluegoose
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4:30pm Fri 6 Apr 12

givet82 says...

Bluegoose wrote:
Rovers 0 Man ure 2
WBA 3 Rovers 1
Rovers 1 Scousers 4
Swansea 3 Rovers 0
Lottery numbers
5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3
Happy easter xxx
ha ha,,how on earth u guess that first one goose,,thought u were a dingle but you can't be u would be a turd moor now
[quote][p][bold]Bluegoose[/bold] wrote: Rovers 0 Man ure 2 WBA 3 Rovers 1 Rovers 1 Scousers 4 Swansea 3 Rovers 0 Lottery numbers 5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3 Happy easter xxx[/p][/quote]ha ha,,how on earth u guess that first one goose,,thought u were a dingle but you can't be u would be a turd moor now givet82
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5:41pm Fri 6 Apr 12

champs95 says...

Bluegoose wrote:
Rovers 0 Man ure 2
WBA 3 Rovers 1
Rovers 1 Scousers 4
Swansea 3 Rovers 0
Lottery numbers
5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3
Happy easter xxx
Maybe you should put a bet on the Rovers Man United game? Silly little man.
[quote][p][bold]Bluegoose[/bold] wrote: Rovers 0 Man ure 2 WBA 3 Rovers 1 Rovers 1 Scousers 4 Swansea 3 Rovers 0 Lottery numbers 5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3 Happy easter xxx[/p][/quote]Maybe you should put a bet on the Rovers Man United game? Silly little man. champs95
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6:23pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Only1Garner says...

Elvis once played Madison Square Gardens one Easter Monday, perhaps I may run out and get a plane to New York in the divine hope he does it again!
This man is a complete PR*CK!
Elvis once played Madison Square Gardens one Easter Monday, perhaps I may run out and get a plane to New York in the divine hope he does it again! This man is a complete PR*CK! Only1Garner
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6:30pm Fri 6 Apr 12

juanbbien says...

Mick Macarthey on commentating on the Barnsley v West Ham game that along with some others Kean should get a manager of the season award for all the stick he's had to endure and for what he's done,it beggars belief,what's he got on everybody.
Mick Macarthey on commentating on the Barnsley v West Ham game that along with some others Kean should get a manager of the season award for all the stick he's had to endure and for what he's done,it beggars belief,what's he got on everybody. juanbbien
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6:30pm Fri 6 Apr 12

born n bred blue says...

dosen't he talk ****. to be fair it's getting very boring same sh1te wk in wk out
dosen't he talk ****. to be fair it's getting very boring same sh1te wk in wk out born n bred blue
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6:40pm Fri 6 Apr 12

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

Papers today are running a "Hands off Hanley Fergie says Kean" story.
.
We all know you only put out a statement like that when you are actually saying make us an offer.
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Very Worrying - but nevermind Kean has signed a new player today called luck for tomos!
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33rd.......
Papers today are running a "Hands off Hanley Fergie says Kean" story. . We all know you only put out a statement like that when you are actually saying make us an offer. . Very Worrying - but nevermind Kean has signed a new player today called luck for tomos! . 33rd....... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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6:43pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Only1Garner says...

Shame the headline was not 'Hands of Kean Venky's warn United'
Shame the headline was not 'Hands of Kean Venky's warn United' Only1Garner
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8:02pm Fri 6 Apr 12

vic56 says...

"The omens are good!"
He's consulting knuckle bones and chicken entrails now. Strange lights and sounds late at night at Brockhall!
"Hands off Hanley!"- but get your season ticket soon.
What time does free speech end for the weekend?
"The omens are good!" He's consulting knuckle bones and chicken entrails now. Strange lights and sounds late at night at Brockhall! "Hands off Hanley!"- but get your season ticket soon. What time does free speech end for the weekend? vic56
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8:17pm Fri 6 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Whilst there is no doubt that Venkys will never run out of entrails nor Kean the capacity to talk absolute and total sh8, what the hell does "played very quickly off their front men" mean?

Anyone renewing their season ticket is condoning this never-ending, perpetual, relentless stream of drivel, misinformation and mismanagement.
Whilst there is no doubt that Venkys will never run out of entrails nor Kean the capacity to talk absolute and total sh8, what the hell does "played very quickly off their front men" mean? Anyone renewing their season ticket is condoning this never-ending, perpetual, relentless stream of drivel, misinformation and mismanagement. OnePostThenTheOther
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8:26pm Fri 6 Apr 12

merlinrabbit says...

givet82 wrote:
Bluegoose wrote:
Rovers 0 Man ure 2
WBA 3 Rovers 1
Rovers 1 Scousers 4
Swansea 3 Rovers 0
Lottery numbers
5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3
Happy easter xxx
ha ha,,how on earth u guess that first one goose,,thought u were a dingle but you can't be u would be a turd moor now
Cant be a Dingle. He would be commenting on the article about their win instead of commenting on Rovers. Oh hang on, Burnley fans dont talk about their own team. Only 3 comments on that article
[quote][p][bold]givet82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluegoose[/bold] wrote: Rovers 0 Man ure 2 WBA 3 Rovers 1 Rovers 1 Scousers 4 Swansea 3 Rovers 0 Lottery numbers 5 14 18 26 35 43 bonus ball 3 Happy easter xxx[/p][/quote]ha ha,,how on earth u guess that first one goose,,thought u were a dingle but you can't be u would be a turd moor now[/p][/quote]Cant be a Dingle. He would be commenting on the article about their win instead of commenting on Rovers. Oh hang on, Burnley fans dont talk about their own team. Only 3 comments on that article merlinrabbit
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8:30pm Fri 6 Apr 12

merlinrabbit says...

juanbbien wrote:
Mick Macarthey on commentating on the Barnsley v West Ham game that along with some others Kean should get a manager of the season award for all the stick he's had to endure and for what he's done,it beggars belief,what's he got on everybody.
Well that just proves Mick to be as thick as a brick then. I thought Manager of the Season award was related to achievement not pity. Coyle will get it for overcoming adversity by beating Rovers and Wolves after his player collapsed
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Mick Macarthey on commentating on the Barnsley v West Ham game that along with some others Kean should get a manager of the season award for all the stick he's had to endure and for what he's done,it beggars belief,what's he got on everybody.[/p][/quote]Well that just proves Mick to be as thick as a brick then. I thought Manager of the Season award was related to achievement not pity. Coyle will get it for overcoming adversity by beating Rovers and Wolves after his player collapsed merlinrabbit
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8:46pm Fri 6 Apr 12

vic56 says...

Manager of the season award- shows what influence the media has on public opinion when most people you speak to from outside Blackburn think we have treated Kean terribly. Same with global warming etc.
When will the gentlemen of the press tell the truth about what Venky's and their gang have done to the club?
Manager of the season award- shows what influence the media has on public opinion when most people you speak to from outside Blackburn think we have treated Kean terribly. Same with global warming etc. When will the gentlemen of the press tell the truth about what Venky's and their gang have done to the club? vic56
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8:49pm Fri 6 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Quote from the Mirror, WBA have only 19 fit players including two goalkeepers, BRFC have a full strength squad, no pathetic excuses Kean!! Only three points will do!!
Quote from the Mirror, WBA have only 19 fit players including two goalkeepers, BRFC have a full strength squad, no pathetic excuses Kean!! Only three points will do!! Lancs - pensioner
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9:49pm Fri 6 Apr 12

vic56 says...

Venky's-ssssssssssss
sssssssssh!
Keep it quiet- there's still lots of dosh to make out of that football team.
GET YOUR EARLY BIRD SEASON TICKETS! GREAT VALUE! COME AND GET 'EM. ROLL UP! ROLL UP!
Venky's-ssssssssssss sssssssssh! Keep it quiet- there's still lots of dosh to make out of that football team. GET YOUR EARLY BIRD SEASON TICKETS! GREAT VALUE! COME AND GET 'EM. ROLL UP! ROLL UP! vic56
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1:03am Sat 7 Apr 12

Roy of the says...

Andy Cryer wrote.....triumph at West Bromwich Albion in December 2010 and he followed that up with victory over Liverpool in his next home match – albeit with a loss at Sunderland in between.

Well, he didn't follow up on one victory after another did he? Back to back wins didn't happen, so why write it as if it did? Why polish up the record to Kean's advantage?

Cryer, your paper called for Kean to be shunted out - and that call was well founded and a little late coming - but now you have to stop spouting Kean rubbish and write it as it is. Your articles are picked up by most on-line media organisations and your influence on what the media think about Kean, Rovers and the fans cannot be underestimated.
When Kean says this: “I think that is in players’ minds. When you turn up at a dressing room where you have good memories it helps. It certainly has a part to play." Your duty. Yes, DUTY. To the fans is to outline the memories this chump has in football. All those dressing rooms he turned up to. Four games in Division Four and one game in Scottish Division 3.(Don't even mention Portugal! 12 games, Second DIvision.) Memories? Steve Kean thinks experience is important, but he has none, and you don't highlight it? Why not tell the world what we are putting up with?
I know the newspaper industry is in a bad way. I know you guys don't have all the time you need, but get a grip of priorities. You can't keep feeding the international media with
Kean waffle and pretend to be doing a job for the fans - your READERS!
I noticed a couple of articles in the national press last week castigating the fans (yet again) for being presumptuous enough to challenge "an expert" with 27 years experience. Yet more fan baiting by the national media that was unwarranted. From an average home crowd you could gather at least a couple of hundred footballers with greater experience that Kean. If YOU don't point this stuff out, Cryer, who will? If you keep pushing the Kean tripe, the media outlets all over the world will publish it - just like this garbage you wrote here - it will be spread around about how Kean is relying on experience and he has been there before!

To sum up, we are going into relegation scrap with a manager who has no right to be a manager. To make things worse, the owners appear to have tied his hands regarding team selection. Yet your news articles read like Jerome Anderson press releases.
What a weird perspective. Call for the manager's sacking and then fully support all his PR.
Andy Cryer wrote.....triumph at West Bromwich Albion in December 2010 and he followed that up with victory over Liverpool in his next home match – albeit with a loss at Sunderland in between. Well, he didn't follow up on one victory after another did he? Back to back wins didn't happen, so why write it as if it did? Why polish up the record to Kean's advantage? Cryer, your paper called for Kean to be shunted out - and that call was well founded and a little late coming - but now you have to stop spouting Kean rubbish and write it as it is. Your articles are picked up by most on-line media organisations and your influence on what the media think about Kean, Rovers and the fans cannot be underestimated. When Kean says this: “I think that is in players’ minds. When you turn up at a dressing room where you have good memories it helps. It certainly has a part to play." Your duty. Yes, DUTY. To the fans is to outline the memories this chump has in football. All those dressing rooms he turned up to. Four games in Division Four and one game in Scottish Division 3.(Don't even mention Portugal! 12 games, Second DIvision.) Memories? Steve Kean thinks experience is important, but he has none, and you don't highlight it? Why not tell the world what we are putting up with? I know the newspaper industry is in a bad way. I know you guys don't have all the time you need, but get a grip of priorities. You can't keep feeding the international media with Kean waffle and pretend to be doing a job for the fans - your READERS! I noticed a couple of articles in the national press last week castigating the fans (yet again) for being presumptuous enough to challenge "an expert" with 27 years experience. Yet more fan baiting by the national media that was unwarranted. From an average home crowd you could gather at least a couple of hundred footballers with greater experience that Kean. If YOU don't point this stuff out, Cryer, who will? If you keep pushing the Kean tripe, the media outlets all over the world will publish it - just like this garbage you wrote here - it will be spread around about how Kean is relying on experience and he has been there before! To sum up, we are going into relegation scrap with a manager who has no right to be a manager. To make things worse, the owners appear to have tied his hands regarding team selection. Yet your news articles read like Jerome Anderson press releases. What a weird perspective. Call for the manager's sacking and then fully support all his PR. Roy of the
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8:33am Sat 7 Apr 12

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

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Quote from the Mirror, WBA have only 19 fit players including two goalkeepers, BRFC have a full strength squad, no pathetic excuses Kean!! Only three points will do!!
So if you exclude Kean's signings even he is not daft enough to risk playing thats West brom 19 players against our 12 or 13 !
.
Oh well don't want to upset anyone so lets be positive and all sing .... (Mike and the mecs)
.
All we need is a miracle,
All I need is blue,
All we need is a miracle,
Yeah all we need is a miracle.
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33rd.....
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Quote from the Mirror, WBA have only 19 fit players including two goalkeepers, BRFC have a full strength squad, no pathetic excuses Kean!! Only three points will do!![/p][/quote]So if you exclude Kean's signings even he is not daft enough to risk playing thats West brom 19 players against our 12 or 13 ! . Oh well don't want to upset anyone so lets be positive and all sing .... (Mike and the mecs) . All we need is a miracle, All I need is blue, All we need is a miracle, Yeah all we need is a miracle. . 33rd..... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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9:14am Sat 7 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Roy of the wrote:
Andy Cryer wrote.....triumph at West Bromwich Albion in December 2010 and he followed that up with victory over Liverpool in his next home match – albeit with a loss at Sunderland in between.

Well, he didn't follow up on one victory after another did he? Back to back wins didn't happen, so why write it as if it did? Why polish up the record to Kean's advantage?

Cryer, your paper called for Kean to be shunted out - and that call was well founded and a little late coming - but now you have to stop spouting Kean rubbish and write it as it is. Your articles are picked up by most on-line media organisations and your influence on what the media think about Kean, Rovers and the fans cannot be underestimated.
When Kean says this: “I think that is in players’ minds. When you turn up at a dressing room where you have good memories it helps. It certainly has a part to play." Your duty. Yes, DUTY. To the fans is to outline the memories this chump has in football. All those dressing rooms he turned up to. Four games in Division Four and one game in Scottish Division 3.(Don't even mention Portugal! 12 games, Second DIvision.) Memories? Steve Kean thinks experience is important, but he has none, and you don't highlight it? Why not tell the world what we are putting up with?
I know the newspaper industry is in a bad way. I know you guys don't have all the time you need, but get a grip of priorities. You can't keep feeding the international media with
Kean waffle and pretend to be doing a job for the fans - your READERS!
I noticed a couple of articles in the national press last week castigating the fans (yet again) for being presumptuous enough to challenge "an expert" with 27 years experience. Yet more fan baiting by the national media that was unwarranted. From an average home crowd you could gather at least a couple of hundred footballers with greater experience that Kean. If YOU don't point this stuff out, Cryer, who will? If you keep pushing the Kean tripe, the media outlets all over the world will publish it - just like this garbage you wrote here - it will be spread around about how Kean is relying on experience and he has been there before!

To sum up, we are going into relegation scrap with a manager who has no right to be a manager. To make things worse, the owners appear to have tied his hands regarding team selection. Yet your news articles read like Jerome Anderson press releases.
What a weird perspective. Call for the manager's sacking and then fully support all his PR.
Spot on.

Last week the national media were making out that Kean has to put up with chants against him every game. On the contrary, since Bolton at home and the Cardiff farce (remember that?) there has been NOTHING chanted against Kean so as not to "upset our players" and their child-like sensibilities.

Prior to that was the reiteration of the bodyguard story, the 100s of supporting letters in the post, fans personally apologising.

In the meantime Rovers are in the bottom three, looking like the fourth most likely to stay up and the Telegraph printing this drivel. Can I suggest that you go and have a read of a few Peter White articles.

The club is being ripped apart, maybe even irreperably by these charlatans. Stop reiterating their bilge and do some proper analsis of our chances of survival.
[quote][p][bold]Roy of the[/bold] wrote: Andy Cryer wrote.....triumph at West Bromwich Albion in December 2010 and he followed that up with victory over Liverpool in his next home match – albeit with a loss at Sunderland in between. Well, he didn't follow up on one victory after another did he? Back to back wins didn't happen, so why write it as if it did? Why polish up the record to Kean's advantage? Cryer, your paper called for Kean to be shunted out - and that call was well founded and a little late coming - but now you have to stop spouting Kean rubbish and write it as it is. Your articles are picked up by most on-line media organisations and your influence on what the media think about Kean, Rovers and the fans cannot be underestimated. When Kean says this: “I think that is in players’ minds. When you turn up at a dressing room where you have good memories it helps. It certainly has a part to play." Your duty. Yes, DUTY. To the fans is to outline the memories this chump has in football. All those dressing rooms he turned up to. Four games in Division Four and one game in Scottish Division 3.(Don't even mention Portugal! 12 games, Second DIvision.) Memories? Steve Kean thinks experience is important, but he has none, and you don't highlight it? Why not tell the world what we are putting up with? I know the newspaper industry is in a bad way. I know you guys don't have all the time you need, but get a grip of priorities. You can't keep feeding the international media with Kean waffle and pretend to be doing a job for the fans - your READERS! I noticed a couple of articles in the national press last week castigating the fans (yet again) for being presumptuous enough to challenge "an expert" with 27 years experience. Yet more fan baiting by the national media that was unwarranted. From an average home crowd you could gather at least a couple of hundred footballers with greater experience that Kean. If YOU don't point this stuff out, Cryer, who will? If you keep pushing the Kean tripe, the media outlets all over the world will publish it - just like this garbage you wrote here - it will be spread around about how Kean is relying on experience and he has been there before! To sum up, we are going into relegation scrap with a manager who has no right to be a manager. To make things worse, the owners appear to have tied his hands regarding team selection. Yet your news articles read like Jerome Anderson press releases. What a weird perspective. Call for the manager's sacking and then fully support all his PR.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Last week the national media were making out that Kean has to put up with chants against him every game. On the contrary, since Bolton at home and the Cardiff farce (remember that?) there has been NOTHING chanted against Kean so as not to "upset our players" and their child-like sensibilities. Prior to that was the reiteration of the bodyguard story, the 100s of supporting letters in the post, fans personally apologising. In the meantime Rovers are in the bottom three, looking like the fourth most likely to stay up and the Telegraph printing this drivel. Can I suggest that you go and have a read of a few Peter White articles. The club is being ripped apart, maybe even irreperably by these charlatans. Stop reiterating their bilge and do some proper analsis of our chances of survival. OnePostThenTheOther
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9:24am Sat 7 Apr 12

dangerous dave says...

Fully support 'Roy of' comments I've said this before the LT continues to support the 'crap' statements that come from the PR machine at Ewood and never ask the pertinent questions about what is really going on within the club.
As for Kean well he continues to have verbal diarrhoea and is now in touch with the 'spirits' in respect of results!!!!
Bloody idiot OUT WITH KEAN OUT WITH THE VENKYS
Fully support 'Roy of' comments I've said this before the LT continues to support the 'crap' statements that come from the PR machine at Ewood and never ask the pertinent questions about what is really going on within the club. As for Kean well he continues to have verbal diarrhoea and is now in touch with the 'spirits' in respect of results!!!! Bloody idiot OUT WITH KEAN OUT WITH THE VENKYS dangerous dave
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10:06am Sat 7 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

More rubbish and if WBA don't actually turn up we have a chance.
More rubbish and if WBA don't actually turn up we have a chance. bring back the good old days
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10:38am Sat 7 Apr 12

LanghoDAN says...

I really hope rovers do win today and all the other results go for us,but if we don't win today and on Tuesday we will get are punishment which we will deserve the the Big R next to us
I really hope rovers do win today and all the other results go for us,but if we don't win today and on Tuesday we will get are punishment which we will deserve the the Big R next to us LanghoDAN
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11:08am Sat 7 Apr 12

Melanie :-) says...

I know this is a bit off topic, but i'm only a girl.

Can someone settle this for me, did Simon Garner score in every game he played against Burnley no matter which club he played for?

According to one source, Garner has made 570 appearences and scored 194 goals.


1978–1992: Blackburn Rovers.
474 appearences, 168 goals.

1992–1994: West Bromwich Albion. 33 appearences, 8 goals.

1994–1996: Wycombe Wanderers. 66 appearences, 15 goals.

1996: Torquay United (loan).
11 appearences, 1 goal.

Games.
Blackburn Rovers.
Division Two.
04.04.1983:
Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Burnley

27.12.1982:
Burnley 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

14.04.1979:
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Burnley

26.12.1978:
Burnley 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

27.03.1978:
Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Burnley

Anglo-Scottish Cup
04.08.1979: Blackburn Rovers
2-2 Burnley

12.08.1978:
Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Burnley

WBA
Division Two
24.09.1994:
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Burnley

06.03.1993:
West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Burnley

03.10.1992:
Burnley 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Wycome Wanderers.
Division Two.
14.09.1996:
Burnley 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

30.03.1996:
Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 Burnley

07.10.1995:
Burnley 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers.
I know this is a bit off topic, but i'm only a girl. Can someone settle this for me, did Simon Garner score in every game he played against Burnley no matter which club he played for? According to one source, Garner has made 570 appearences and scored 194 goals. 1978–1992: Blackburn Rovers. 474 appearences, 168 goals. 1992–1994: West Bromwich Albion. 33 appearences, 8 goals. 1994–1996: Wycombe Wanderers. 66 appearences, 15 goals. 1996: Torquay United (loan). 11 appearences, 1 goal. Games. Blackburn Rovers. Division Two. 04.04.1983: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Burnley 27.12.1982: Burnley 0-1 Blackburn Rovers 14.04.1979: Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Burnley 26.12.1978: Burnley 2-1 Blackburn Rovers 27.03.1978: Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Burnley Anglo-Scottish Cup 04.08.1979: Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Burnley 12.08.1978: Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Burnley WBA Division Two 24.09.1994: West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Burnley 06.03.1993: West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Burnley 03.10.1992: Burnley 2-1 West Bromwich Albion Wycome Wanderers. Division Two. 14.09.1996: Burnley 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers 30.03.1996: Wycombe Wanderers 4-1 Burnley 07.10.1995: Burnley 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers. Melanie :-)
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2:58pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Melanie :-) says...

An oldie but a goody:

Hitler's a Burnley fan -

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=zSvrVQNGa
Vs
An oldie but a goody: Hitler's a Burnley fan - http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=zSvrVQNGa Vs Melanie :-)
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4:53pm Sat 7 Apr 12

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

By far the best journalism on Rovers in recent months has been by long term Rovers fan (he did the Rovers Mag in the 90's) Jim Wilky alias "Blue Eyed Boy" in the Accrington Observer. The LT should do everything they can to at least get him to do a weekly column!
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I give you part of this weeks analysis - "The many sycophantic and congratulatory messages aimed towards Kean and the team after last months consecutive clean sheets / victories have been ridiculed and exposed as the vacant-headed pen-jerk non-sense most of us knew they were.
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Easy with hindsight Jim's critics may say - not so as this was his column 2 weeks ago - whilst Kean must get credit for two wins there is an uncomfortable feeling we caught Wolves and Sunderland at the right time. Has he become a tactical genius over night? Are his dodgy signings suddenly looking good?
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And last week he said - You could understand one team at the Reebok being affected by the weeks events. Players and manager in London for 4 days. No training and no planning and the emotional issues which can drain you. Unfortunately that team was not Rovers whom seemed most affected. All Kean had to do was tunnel vision and keep them focused on the match and yet he has the audacity to use it as an excuse.
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I hope from memory the above was fairly accurate brief review of your columns Jim!
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The real fear is that the Kean and Venky madness has left us with little more than 12 or 13 worthy players of premiership quality as Andy Cryer rightly covered this week and some of them are home grown youngsters being asked to do too much too early - Shame on Kean - Shame on Venkys.

Kean Out!
By far the best journalism on Rovers in recent months has been by long term Rovers fan (he did the Rovers Mag in the 90's) Jim Wilky alias "Blue Eyed Boy" in the Accrington Observer. The LT should do everything they can to at least get him to do a weekly column! . I give you part of this weeks analysis - "The many sycophantic and congratulatory messages aimed towards Kean and the team after last months consecutive clean sheets / victories have been ridiculed and exposed as the vacant-headed pen-jerk non-sense most of us knew they were. . Easy with hindsight Jim's critics may say - not so as this was his column 2 weeks ago - whilst Kean must get credit for two wins there is an uncomfortable feeling we caught Wolves and Sunderland at the right time. Has he become a tactical genius over night? Are his dodgy signings suddenly looking good? . And last week he said - You could understand one team at the Reebok being affected by the weeks events. Players and manager in London for 4 days. No training and no planning and the emotional issues which can drain you. Unfortunately that team was not Rovers whom seemed most affected. All Kean had to do was tunnel vision and keep them focused on the match and yet he has the audacity to use it as an excuse. . I hope from memory the above was fairly accurate brief review of your columns Jim! . The real fear is that the Kean and Venky madness has left us with little more than 12 or 13 worthy players of premiership quality as Andy Cryer rightly covered this week and some of them are home grown youngsters being asked to do too much too early - Shame on Kean - Shame on Venkys. Kean Out! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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9:10am Sun 8 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

This story needs updating. We now have a 3-0 spanking and another abject display to motivate us next time we get to The Hawthorns.

Not forgotting that one of Kean's experienced hit-the-ground-runni
ng January signings got sent off for a petulant act barely 10 minutes after coming on. On a positive note, at least we won't miss what he brings to the side.
This story needs updating. We now have a 3-0 spanking and another abject display to motivate us next time we get to The Hawthorns. Not forgotting that one of Kean's experienced hit-the-ground-runni ng January signings got sent off for a petulant act barely 10 minutes after coming on. On a positive note, at least we won't miss what he brings to the side. OnePostThenTheOther
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10:02am Sun 8 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

Keans fave record: Wishing on a star!

Says it all
Keans fave record: Wishing on a star! Says it all bring back the good old days
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10:22am Sun 8 Apr 12

carlmc says...

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! wrote:
By far the best journalism on Rovers in recent months has been by long term Rovers fan (he did the Rovers Mag in the 90's) Jim Wilky alias "Blue Eyed Boy" in the Accrington Observer. The LT should do everything they can to at least get him to do a weekly column! . I give you part of this weeks analysis - "The many sycophantic and congratulatory messages aimed towards Kean and the team after last months consecutive clean sheets / victories have been ridiculed and exposed as the vacant-headed pen-jerk non-sense most of us knew they were. . Easy with hindsight Jim's critics may say - not so as this was his column 2 weeks ago - whilst Kean must get credit for two wins there is an uncomfortable feeling we caught Wolves and Sunderland at the right time. Has he become a tactical genius over night? Are his dodgy signings suddenly looking good? . And last week he said - You could understand one team at the Reebok being affected by the weeks events. Players and manager in London for 4 days. No training and no planning and the emotional issues which can drain you. Unfortunately that team was not Rovers whom seemed most affected. All Kean had to do was tunnel vision and keep them focused on the match and yet he has the audacity to use it as an excuse. . I hope from memory the above was fairly accurate brief review of your columns Jim! . The real fear is that the Kean and Venky madness has left us with little more than 12 or 13 worthy players of premiership quality as Andy Cryer rightly covered this week and some of them are home grown youngsters being asked to do too much too early - Shame on Kean - Shame on Venkys. Kean Out!
No need to get him to do an article for the LET. Let's all start to buy the paper, increase the circulation and get some REAL reporting done.
[quote][p][bold]Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles![/bold] wrote: By far the best journalism on Rovers in recent months has been by long term Rovers fan (he did the Rovers Mag in the 90's) Jim Wilky alias "Blue Eyed Boy" in the Accrington Observer. The LT should do everything they can to at least get him to do a weekly column! . I give you part of this weeks analysis - "The many sycophantic and congratulatory messages aimed towards Kean and the team after last months consecutive clean sheets / victories have been ridiculed and exposed as the vacant-headed pen-jerk non-sense most of us knew they were. . Easy with hindsight Jim's critics may say - not so as this was his column 2 weeks ago - whilst Kean must get credit for two wins there is an uncomfortable feeling we caught Wolves and Sunderland at the right time. Has he become a tactical genius over night? Are his dodgy signings suddenly looking good? . And last week he said - You could understand one team at the Reebok being affected by the weeks events. Players and manager in London for 4 days. No training and no planning and the emotional issues which can drain you. Unfortunately that team was not Rovers whom seemed most affected. All Kean had to do was tunnel vision and keep them focused on the match and yet he has the audacity to use it as an excuse. . I hope from memory the above was fairly accurate brief review of your columns Jim! . The real fear is that the Kean and Venky madness has left us with little more than 12 or 13 worthy players of premiership quality as Andy Cryer rightly covered this week and some of them are home grown youngsters being asked to do too much too early - Shame on Kean - Shame on Venkys. Kean Out![/p][/quote]No need to get him to do an article for the LET. Let's all start to buy the paper, increase the circulation and get some REAL reporting done. carlmc
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