There's nothing in Givet rumours, insists Blackburn Rovers boss

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

STEVE Kean believes Gael Givet can play a key role in Blackburn Rovers’ relegation scrap – after rubbishing rumours he has been forced to pick his side partly around financial issues.

Givet returns to Rovers’ squad for this afternoon’s vital trip to West Bromwich Albion, having missed the last two games through a hamstring injury.

The Frenchman was only on the substitutes bench for the two Premier League games before that, after returning from suspension, sparking suggestions from sections of supporters ‘contractual issues’ were keeping him out.

Having already seen Jason Roberts and Michel Salgado frozen out of first team affairs at Ewood Park, due to clauses in their contracts that would have guaranteed them a new deal if they played a certain amount of games, it had been feared in some quarters there were other players affected by similar issues.

Kean has been reluctant to play the likes of Ruben Rochina and Simon Vukcevic for the past couple of months, even from the bench, but Kean has rubbished any suggestions contracts have had anything to do with his team selection.

Kean said: “There is not a thing in it. Gael Givet signed a contract last year and it was a fresh contract.

“There is no automatic extensions and that is not a factor why Gael is not playing.

“There is no truth in any of that. I was just about to bring David Dunn on at 0-0 against Manchester United and they scored.

“We felt the last few weeks the number of chances we are creating with the guys on the pitch, we will only look to change it if someone is struggling or we need a different dynamic. I felt against United we were still in it.

“Gael’s injury took longer to clear up. He is back, looking fresh and bright and it is always good to have a fit Gael Givet in the squad. He is the sort of character we want. He is a real warrior.

“You look at the competition we have all over the squad and it is great. We have had David Dunn on the bench, midfield players be aware.

“Formica, Rochina, everyone is looking fresh and sharp. People have to be right on it because the lads on the bench are chomping at the bit.”

Meanwhile, Rovers come up against former midfielder Keith Andrews at the Hawthorns this afternoon after the Republic of Ireland international quit Ewood in the summer.

Andrews opted to quit the club in favour of a short term deal at the Baggies, before launching an explosive attack on the Venky’s regime at Rovers.

He branded the club as “chaotic” and said Kean was not in charge of team selection but the Rovers boss insisted he still had full respect for Andrews.

He said: “I got on very well with Keith and have a lot of admiration for him as a player. He made it quite clear he had enjoyed playing week in and week out on loan at Ipswich and he wanted a fresh start and wanted to move on.”

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9:54am Sat 7 Apr 12

Joey99 says...

What a pack of lies!
What a pack of lies! Joey99
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10:04am Sat 7 Apr 12

Iiii1111 says...

He'll be off then:-)
He'll be off then:-) Iiii1111
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10:05am Sat 7 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

Here we go again!!!!

It is staggering how they can keep dishing out this tripe, whilst appearing to be totally sure of its validity.

Rotten to the core.
Here we go again!!!! It is staggering how they can keep dishing out this tripe, whilst appearing to be totally sure of its validity. Rotten to the core. bring back the good old days
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10:07am Sat 7 Apr 12

samsno2millfan says...

So we went a goal down and he DIDN'T bring DD on!? And if some of the player's WEREN'T struggling, how come they ran out of steam in the last 10 mins?

Givet got a new contract last Summer; what like Samba? Did he get fed the same rubbish as well?

I always felt a little sorry for Andrews. He got unjustified stick from Rover's fans, a bit like MGP seems to get for some reason. He is always our most likely source of a goal, even if it is mostly from set pieces - the stats show it. Andrews may just come back to bite us on the bum today.

Of course, we haven't been able to see if most of SK's signings are better or worse than either of them because he doesn't even pick them. Oh, that answers that question then.

"Chaotic"?;Keith Andrews, master of the understatement
So we went a goal down and he DIDN'T bring DD on!? And if some of the player's WEREN'T struggling, how come they ran out of steam in the last 10 mins? Givet got a new contract last Summer; what like Samba? Did he get fed the same rubbish as well? I always felt a little sorry for Andrews. He got unjustified stick from Rover's fans, a bit like MGP seems to get for some reason. He is always our most likely source of a goal, even if it is mostly from set pieces - the stats show it. Andrews may just come back to bite us on the bum today. Of course, we haven't been able to see if most of SK's signings are better or worse than either of them because he doesn't even pick them. Oh, that answers that question then. "Chaotic"?;Keith Andrews, master of the understatement samsno2millfan
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10:11am Sat 7 Apr 12

Coeur de Lion says...

You can tell he's lying, his lips are moving. Wait until the end of the season Venkys and kean will not be able to hide the fact that they will have lost half the season ticket holders. when was the last time you heard the supporters singing keans name? never! he is the only manager at the Rovers in the last 40 years never to have had fans singing his name.
You can tell he's lying, his lips are moving. Wait until the end of the season Venkys and kean will not be able to hide the fact that they will have lost half the season ticket holders. when was the last time you heard the supporters singing keans name? never! he is the only manager at the Rovers in the last 40 years never to have had fans singing his name. Coeur de Lion
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10:14am Sat 7 Apr 12

samsno2millfan says...

It is Saturday isn't it?

Why has the comments section not been blocked?

Vive la revolution!
It is Saturday isn't it? Why has the comments section not been blocked? Vive la revolution! samsno2millfan
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10:19am Sat 7 Apr 12

samsno2millfan says...

Coeur de Lion wrote:
You can tell he's lying, his lips are moving. Wait until the end of the season Venkys and kean will not be able to hide the fact that they will have lost half the season ticket holders. when was the last time you heard the supporters singing keans name? never! he is the only manager at the Rovers in the last 40 years never to have had fans singing his name.
It pains me to say it, but we did initially.

We were young and innocent, honest. We didn't know what we were doing.

Please forgive us.............
[quote][p][bold]Coeur de Lion[/bold] wrote: You can tell he's lying, his lips are moving. Wait until the end of the season Venkys and kean will not be able to hide the fact that they will have lost half the season ticket holders. when was the last time you heard the supporters singing keans name? never! he is the only manager at the Rovers in the last 40 years never to have had fans singing his name.[/p][/quote]It pains me to say it, but we did initially. We were young and innocent, honest. We didn't know what we were doing. Please forgive us............. samsno2millfan
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10:24am Sat 7 Apr 12

samsno2millfan says...

And what about Ryan Nelson?

Oh sorry, I forgot, he was injured. So injured he walked straight into the Spurs squad and was sitting on the bench for their next game.

How many clean sheets had we managed when he limped away from Ewood Park?
And what about Ryan Nelson? Oh sorry, I forgot, he was injured. So injured he walked straight into the Spurs squad and was sitting on the bench for their next game. How many clean sheets had we managed when he limped away from Ewood Park? samsno2millfan
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10:27am Sat 7 Apr 12

burner says...

LT . . . . . PLEASE change the picture !!! Get rid of he-who-shall-not-be-
named and give us a real Rovers photo . . one of the squad.
LT . . . . . PLEASE change the picture !!! Get rid of he-who-shall-not-be- named and give us a real Rovers photo . . one of the squad. burner
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10:35am Sat 7 Apr 12

LanghoDAN says...

Lairs
Lairs LanghoDAN
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10:48am Sat 7 Apr 12

gleechy says...

We can call Mr Kean an idiot and all that, but if he were a seasoned Manager, having the restrictions of not being able to choose your best players is an impossible task. There isn't a manager in the prem that would work welll in those conditions. He is an out and out politician, stumbling along with near impossible parameters, taking the flack and talking like tomorrow will be rosey. He probably grew up idolising the WWf, that's where he got the desire to sex up the situations.He would give Mr straw a run for his money, just a pity he isn't someone else's manager.
We can call Mr Kean an idiot and all that, but if he were a seasoned Manager, having the restrictions of not being able to choose your best players is an impossible task. There isn't a manager in the prem that would work welll in those conditions. He is an out and out politician, stumbling along with near impossible parameters, taking the flack and talking like tomorrow will be rosey. He probably grew up idolising the WWf, that's where he got the desire to sex up the situations.He would give Mr straw a run for his money, just a pity he isn't someone else's manager. gleechy
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10:50am Sat 7 Apr 12

3bricks says...

If kean stays at the helm,it"s a fair bet we will be playing fleetwood in 2 years.RIP blackburn rovers
If kean stays at the helm,it"s a fair bet we will be playing fleetwood in 2 years.RIP blackburn rovers 3bricks
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11:01am Sat 7 Apr 12

hastings1066 says...

samsno2millfan wrote:
It is Saturday isn't it? Why has the comments section not been blocked? Vive la revolution!
must have given us brownie points...just have to put up with more DINGLE remarks tho...
[quote][p][bold]samsno2millfan[/bold] wrote: It is Saturday isn't it? Why has the comments section not been blocked? Vive la revolution![/p][/quote]must have given us brownie points...just have to put up with more DINGLE remarks tho... hastings1066
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11:09am Sat 7 Apr 12

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Dunn, Rochina and Formica couldn't get on the pitch because you thought they couldn't bring something more to the latter part of the game than a pedestrian back-passing Nzonzi, a wayward-passing somnambulent Pedersen and an exhausted mistimed-tackling Lowe?

Kean, you're a balloon.
Dunn, Rochina and Formica couldn't get on the pitch because you thought they couldn't bring something more to the latter part of the game than a pedestrian back-passing Nzonzi, a wayward-passing somnambulent Pedersen and an exhausted mistimed-tackling Lowe? Kean, you're a balloon. OnePostThenTheOther
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11:24am Sat 7 Apr 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Rhetoric packed with lies, lies and damned lies.

According to reports WBA have a patched up team today thus let us hope our patched up team can glean a win of massive proportions ?

Here is to the B&W's

Arte et labore
Rhetoric packed with lies, lies and damned lies. According to reports WBA have a patched up team today thus let us hope our patched up team can glean a win of massive proportions ? Here is to the B&W's Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
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11:27am Sat 7 Apr 12

Bigbry says...

Just like hoillet will sign in the next 24hrs. He was spiked Ryan nelson is injured samba is going nowhere need I carry on u gallute
Just like hoillet will sign in the next 24hrs. He was spiked Ryan nelson is injured samba is going nowhere need I carry on u gallute Bigbry
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12:01pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Dukes says...

how can you trust Steve Kean?

Kean out And Venkys And Hunt out
how can you trust Steve Kean? Kean out And Venkys And Hunt out Dukes
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12:32pm Sat 7 Apr 12

A Darener says...

Waste of time keep asking LT to
change the photograph they don't seem to listen to the real fans.
Waste of time keep asking LT to change the photograph they don't seem to listen to the real fans. A Darener
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12:39pm Sat 7 Apr 12

formerover says...

Yes kean when your down at home what's the point in changing the side for a new dynamic pointless isn't it, do you honestly think we believe you you fool, if anybody else suggests you for a manager of the month/year I will vote for Abu Hamza to win the Nobel peace prize...you deluded fool.
Yes kean when your down at home what's the point in changing the side for a new dynamic pointless isn't it, do you honestly think we believe you you fool, if anybody else suggests you for a manager of the month/year I will vote for Abu Hamza to win the Nobel peace prize...you deluded fool. formerover
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1:00pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Bangkok Rover says...

Fair play to Andrews he's doing well at the Baggies. He'll be wanting to prove a point today. Hopefully with Lowe restored to midfield we'll have enough presence and that protection for the back four today.
Fair play to Andrews he's doing well at the Baggies. He'll be wanting to prove a point today. Hopefully with Lowe restored to midfield we'll have enough presence and that protection for the back four today. Bangkok Rover
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1:52pm Sat 7 Apr 12

born n bred blue says...

LET this is boring , similar story just a different player nothing new. wait till the summer all our players have a value
LET this is boring , similar story just a different player nothing new. wait till the summer all our players have a value born n bred blue
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2:17pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Darwenred68 says...

Dirty filthy liars! Rotten to the core. Get ready to resign Kean because if YOU take us down a bodyguard won't be any use to you. Simply bonkers what's been allowed to happen to this once proud club.
Dirty filthy liars! Rotten to the core. Get ready to resign Kean because if YOU take us down a bodyguard won't be any use to you. Simply bonkers what's been allowed to happen to this once proud club. Darwenred68
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2:28pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Stone Island. says...

LIARS!
LIARS! Stone Island.
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2:57pm 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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3:37pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

Your a total bunch of f@cking w@nkers.
LIERS
Your a total bunch of f@cking w@nkers. LIERS Justjes
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3:48pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

Are rovers being paid to play sh1t???
Are rovers being paid to play sh1t??? Justjes
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4:14pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

Dunn your useless, Dann f,ing useless
Dunn your useless, Dann f,ing useless Justjes
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4:24pm Sat 7 Apr 12

merlinrabbit says...

Justjes wrote:
Are rovers being paid to play sh1t???
That might not be as strange as we think. Every action and decision taken by Venkys and Kean has taken us more towards relegation and not towards staying in this league. They have eroded away any experience within the team, used contractual terms to block those players who might have helped the cause. You have to question why they only play for half a game or for 80 minutes
[quote][p][bold]Justjes[/bold] wrote: Are rovers being paid to play sh1t???[/p][/quote]That might not be as strange as we think. Every action and decision taken by Venkys and Kean has taken us more towards relegation and not towards staying in this league. They have eroded away any experience within the team, used contractual terms to block those players who might have helped the cause. You have to question why they only play for half a game or for 80 minutes merlinrabbit
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4:32pm Sat 7 Apr 12

nontetleydrinker says...

Boing Boing Boing Trampburn going down Ha Ha Ha.

Up the clarets.
Boing Boing Boing Trampburn going down Ha Ha Ha. Up the clarets. nontetleydrinker
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4:33pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

Rovers haven't got a bloody clue
Rovers haven't got a bloody clue Justjes
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4:46pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

I could support burnley I'm so p isst with the sower of cr@p
I could support burnley I'm so p isst with the sower of cr@p Justjes
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4:52pm 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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4:56pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

Blackburn your a fokkingg joke theb,lot of you should be fined and put down you are a disgrace to out town and your cok sucers of owners want beheading along with w@nker kean
Blackburn your a fokkingg joke theb,lot of you should be fined and put down you are a disgrace to out town and your cok sucers of owners want beheading along with w@nker kean Justjes
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4:56pm Sat 7 Apr 12

juanbbien says...

There all a bloody disgrace,not an ounce of guts between the lot of them,but why should they care with their million pound contracts in the bank,gutless excuses for a so called team.
There all a bloody disgrace,not an ounce of guts between the lot of them,but why should they care with their million pound contracts in the bank,gutless excuses for a so called team. juanbbien
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4:59pm Sat 7 Apr 12

juanbbien says...

Rovers surrendering the points in a tame way the comments from Final Score on b.b.c.says it all
Rovers surrendering the points in a tame way the comments from Final Score on b.b.c.says it all juanbbien
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5:12pm Sat 7 Apr 12

nontetleydrinker says...

Boing! Boing! Boing! i am loving this, big well done goes out to steve and the boys from your more affluent friends from down the road, and a special well done to venkys, Keep it going venky as their is still work to do on making these travellers the laughing stock of the football world Boing! Boing! Boing!

The good news is that the bear chested Travellers will not be 'tear arsing' up and down bolton road on their pony's with their rovers scarf's on celebrating a rare win.
Boing! Boing! Boing! i am loving this, big well done goes out to steve and the boys from your more affluent friends from down the road, and a special well done to venkys, Keep it going venky as their is still work to do on making these travellers the laughing stock of the football world Boing! Boing! Boing! The good news is that the bear chested Travellers will not be 'tear arsing' up and down bolton road on their pony's with their rovers scarf's on celebrating a rare win. nontetleydrinker
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6:12pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Coach Taylor says...

Kean out. A pitiful result. Tactics and organisation woeful. Championship here we come. Cue the excuses...
Kean out. A pitiful result. Tactics and organisation woeful. Championship here we come. Cue the excuses... Coach Taylor
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6:40pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Justjes says...

sorry to no ST for me next year, I'm not having the P!ss took out of me any longer.
sorry to no ST for me next year, I'm not having the P!ss took out of me any longer. Justjes
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6:58pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Stone Island. says...

Hey Kean, do you still think the dark days are behind us? Do you still think we have NO CHANCE of going down? Still think we've turned the corner? Still think we're nearly a top ten team? Still think we're nearly there?

You Kean, are a f*cking p*ick!
The sooner you, and the DESPICABLE Venky's pi$$ off, the better off we will be.
You are all beneath contempt.

Kean OUT! Venky's OUT! Anderson OUT! Hunt OUT! Sky OUT!
Hey Kean, do you still think the dark days are behind us? Do you still think we have NO CHANCE of going down? Still think we've turned the corner? Still think we're nearly a top ten team? Still think we're nearly there? You Kean, are a f*cking p*ick! The sooner you, and the DESPICABLE Venky's pi$$ off, the better off we will be. You are all beneath contempt. Kean OUT! Venky's OUT! Anderson OUT! Hunt OUT! Sky OUT! Stone Island.
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7:04pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Darwenred68 says...

Keans taking rovers down and there is little the rovers fans can do about it! A much darker force at work me thinks wave goodbye to all the talent.Life in the championship with no money no season ticket holders VENKYS have killed this once proud club forever and the abyss is calling
Keans taking rovers down and there is little the rovers fans can do about it! A much darker force at work me thinks wave goodbye to all the talent.Life in the championship with no money no season ticket holders VENKYS have killed this once proud club forever and the abyss is calling Darwenred68
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7:37pm Sat 7 Apr 12

god Im bored says...

Stone Island. wrote:
Hey Kean, do you still think the dark days are behind us? Do you still think we have NO CHANCE of going down? Still think we've turned the corner? Still think we're nearly a top ten team? Still think we're nearly there? You Kean, are a f*cking p*ick! The sooner you, and the DESPICABLE Venky's pi$$ off, the better off we will be. You are all beneath contempt. Kean OUT! Venky's OUT! Anderson OUT! Hunt OUT! Sky OUT!
How very true!!
A defeat against Liverpool on Tuesday night & that will probably be us doomed.
I just hope that if we are to go down, it is not away on the last day of the season at Chelsea, when everyone will just fade away & wake up next season in the Championship.
The home supporters need one home game to vent their anger on Kean & Venkies.
What an absolute tragedy this is to BRFC supporters!!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island.[/bold] wrote: Hey Kean, do you still think the dark days are behind us? Do you still think we have NO CHANCE of going down? Still think we've turned the corner? Still think we're nearly a top ten team? Still think we're nearly there? You Kean, are a f*cking p*ick! The sooner you, and the DESPICABLE Venky's pi$$ off, the better off we will be. You are all beneath contempt. Kean OUT! Venky's OUT! Anderson OUT! Hunt OUT! Sky OUT![/p][/quote]How very true!! A defeat against Liverpool on Tuesday night & that will probably be us doomed. I just hope that if we are to go down, it is not away on the last day of the season at Chelsea, when everyone will just fade away & wake up next season in the Championship. The home supporters need one home game to vent their anger on Kean & Venkies. What an absolute tragedy this is to BRFC supporters!! god Im bored
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7:47pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Stone Island. says...

god Im bored wrote:
Stone Island. wrote:
Hey Kean, do you still think the dark days are behind us? Do you still think we have NO CHANCE of going down? Still think we've turned the corner? Still think we're nearly a top ten team? Still think we're nearly there? You Kean, are a f*cking p*ick! The sooner you, and the DESPICABLE Venky's pi$$ off, the better off we will be. You are all beneath contempt. Kean OUT! Venky's OUT! Anderson OUT! Hunt OUT! Sky OUT!
How very true!!
A defeat against Liverpool on Tuesday night & that will probably be us doomed.
I just hope that if we are to go down, it is not away on the last day of the season at Chelsea, when everyone will just fade away & wake up next season in the Championship.
The home supporters need one home game to vent their anger on Kean & Venkies.
What an absolute tragedy this is to BRFC supporters!!
I very much doubt we will pick up another away point, so that means we need to win our three home games.

If we get relegated against Wigan in our final home game, I dread to think what will happen. Live on Sky too!
[quote][p][bold]god Im bored[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island.[/bold] wrote: Hey Kean, do you still think the dark days are behind us? Do you still think we have NO CHANCE of going down? Still think we've turned the corner? Still think we're nearly a top ten team? Still think we're nearly there? You Kean, are a f*cking p*ick! The sooner you, and the DESPICABLE Venky's pi$$ off, the better off we will be. You are all beneath contempt. Kean OUT! Venky's OUT! Anderson OUT! Hunt OUT! Sky OUT![/p][/quote]How very true!! A defeat against Liverpool on Tuesday night & that will probably be us doomed. I just hope that if we are to go down, it is not away on the last day of the season at Chelsea, when everyone will just fade away & wake up next season in the Championship. The home supporters need one home game to vent their anger on Kean & Venkies. What an absolute tragedy this is to BRFC supporters!![/p][/quote]I very much doubt we will pick up another away point, so that means we need to win our three home games. If we get relegated against Wigan in our final home game, I dread to think what will happen. Live on Sky too! Stone Island.
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7:48pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Darwenred68 says...

I have been a rovers fan going down since 1974 and never in my days would you have any fans who would stick up for a muppet like Kean. The supporters who come on here saying stick with him give him a chance you are delusional. Kean VENKYS etc... You are a GUILTY of the DEATH of this club! Shame on you!!!! It's all about the money
I have been a rovers fan going down since 1974 and never in my days would you have any fans who would stick up for a muppet like Kean. The supporters who come on here saying stick with him give him a chance you are delusional. Kean VENKYS etc... You are a GUILTY of the DEATH of this club! Shame on you!!!! It's all about the money Darwenred68
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9:04pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

Where are all Kean lovers now, come on get some excuses on here now, I will support the team till I die etc etc etc Bullsh-t he is a ****-r and he has took our club one better than last year alright, we are now in the bottom three with 7 games to go, anyone out there taking bets we won't go down, because I want a piece of the action, c u In the championship!
Where are all Kean lovers now, come on get some excuses on here now, I will support the team till I die etc etc etc Bullsh-t he is a ****-r and he has took our club one better than last year alright, we are now in the bottom three with 7 games to go, anyone out there taking bets we won't go down, because I want a piece of the action, c u In the championship! Lancs - pensioner
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9:47pm Sat 7 Apr 12

MxMave says...

We didn't pickup the crucial points like stoke, bolton & west brom at home, if we had 9 points there we would be mid table. With the results left, were doomed, without some staggering results it's now nailed on that were going down.
We didn't pickup the crucial points like stoke, bolton & west brom at home, if we had 9 points there we would be mid table. With the results left, were doomed, without some staggering results it's now nailed on that were going down. MxMave
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10:21pm Sat 7 Apr 12

Lancs - pensioner says...

MxMave wrote:
We didn't pickup the crucial points like stoke, bolton & west brom at home, if we had 9 points there we would be mid table. With the results left, were doomed, without some staggering results it's now nailed on that were going down.
Maxmave, unfortunately you r so so right! At least we get six points of the dingles each year
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: We didn't pickup the crucial points like stoke, bolton & west brom at home, if we had 9 points there we would be mid table. With the results left, were doomed, without some staggering results it's now nailed on that were going down.[/p][/quote]Maxmave, unfortunately you r so so right! At least we get six points of the dingles each year Lancs - pensioner
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10:00am Sun 8 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

Given our increasingly dire situation, how long is it now since Venkys were heard from???
Anyone anywhere must surely find this strange.
Maybe they don't care! because thats what it says to me.
At any other club you would have the owners 'rallying' for the club and team constantly.
But not here at Ewood.
Sadder by the day.
Given our increasingly dire situation, how long is it now since Venkys were heard from??? Anyone anywhere must surely find this strange. Maybe they don't care! because thats what it says to me. At any other club you would have the owners 'rallying' for the club and team constantly. But not here at Ewood. Sadder by the day. bring back the good old days
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11:08am Sun 8 Apr 12

carlmc says...

If there is nothing in the Givet Rumours, then why did he not play yesterday? I also will bet my house on him not starting on Tuesday. If Kean thinks the back 4 were good enough yesterday, to keep their place in the team, then blow me.

Please prove me wrong because I think there is definitley something in the Givet rumours and him not starting on Tuesday proves it.
If there is nothing in the Givet Rumours, then why did he not play yesterday? I also will bet my house on him not starting on Tuesday. If Kean thinks the back 4 were good enough yesterday, to keep their place in the team, then blow me. Please prove me wrong because I think there is definitley something in the Givet rumours and him not starting on Tuesday proves it. carlmc
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11:11am Sun 8 Apr 12

Rishtonian says...

SO WHY DID HE NOT PLAY ON SAT

SACK KEAN
OUT WITH VENKY's
SO WHY DID HE NOT PLAY ON SAT SACK KEAN OUT WITH VENKY's Rishtonian
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11:56am Sun 8 Apr 12

nontetleydrinker says...

carlmc wrote:
If there is nothing in the Givet Rumours, then why did he not play yesterday? I also will bet my house on him not starting on Tuesday. If Kean thinks the back 4 were good enough yesterday, to keep their place in the team, then blow me.

Please prove me wrong because I think there is definitley something in the Givet rumours and him not starting on Tuesday proves it.
Well being from Trampburn my friend you won't actually be betting your house will you ? more like you would bet your caravan and one or two of the pony's on that one, Please don't thank me for correcting your mistake i am just glad to be of service to a mate.

Venkys are to start cut price shoeing for the pony's on the local caravan sites in trampburn.
[quote][p][bold]carlmc[/bold] wrote: If there is nothing in the Givet Rumours, then why did he not play yesterday? I also will bet my house on him not starting on Tuesday. If Kean thinks the back 4 were good enough yesterday, to keep their place in the team, then blow me. Please prove me wrong because I think there is definitley something in the Givet rumours and him not starting on Tuesday proves it.[/p][/quote]Well being from Trampburn my friend you won't actually be betting your house will you ? more like you would bet your caravan and one or two of the pony's on that one, Please don't thank me for correcting your mistake i am just glad to be of service to a mate. Venkys are to start cut price shoeing for the pony's on the local caravan sites in trampburn. nontetleydrinker
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3:47pm Sun 8 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!
.
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.
.
PLEASE HOLD BACK YOUR ST RENEWAL UNTIL WE GET SOME ACTION!
.
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. . PLEASE HOLD BACK YOUR ST RENEWAL UNTIL WE GET SOME ACTION! . Kean Out! Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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9:19pm Sun 8 Apr 12

nontetleydrinker 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.
.
PLEASE HOLD BACK YOUR ST RENEWAL UNTIL WE GET SOME ACTION!
.
Kean Out!
ok Derek i will not buy a ST on your orders lets hope everyone else follows suit.
[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. . PLEASE HOLD BACK YOUR ST RENEWAL UNTIL WE GET SOME ACTION! . Kean Out![/p][/quote]ok Derek i will not buy a ST on your orders lets hope everyone else follows suit. nontetleydrinker
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11:22pm Sun 8 Apr 12

devo12 says...

return the season ticket letters to Mr Hunt saying "we will not fund Venky's destruction of our club, Kean must be sacked as a first step, we will not buy a ticket while this disgrace goes on" ALL ROVERS FANS must do this NOW, we must save our club somehow???
return the season ticket letters to Mr Hunt saying "we will not fund Venky's destruction of our club, Kean must be sacked as a first step, we will not buy a ticket while this disgrace goes on" ALL ROVERS FANS must do this NOW, we must save our club somehow??? devo12
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8:05am Mon 9 Apr 12

4youreyesonly says...

Stop complaining , hit the scum were its really counts in there pockets , DO NOT RENEW SEASON TICKETS , the smellies from Pune will soon get fed up and move on to the next gullableeeee club, as for Kean , brown paper bag sat on a bench outside Morrisons i think
Stop complaining , hit the scum were its really counts in there pockets , DO NOT RENEW SEASON TICKETS , the smellies from Pune will soon get fed up and move on to the next gullableeeee club, as for Kean , brown paper bag sat on a bench outside Morrisons i think 4youreyesonly
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8:40am Mon 9 Apr 12

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

nontetleydrinker wrote:
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.
.
PLEASE HOLD BACK YOUR ST RENEWAL UNTIL WE GET SOME ACTION!
.
Kean Out!
ok Derek i will not buy a ST on your orders lets hope everyone else follows suit.
Oh Tets don't do that - it means Dingles will only have 3 ST's left if you desert!
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John Bond, sorry I mean Kean Out!
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3 -1
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33rd......
[quote][p][bold]nontetleydrinker[/bold] wrote: [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. . PLEASE HOLD BACK YOUR ST RENEWAL UNTIL WE GET SOME ACTION! . Kean Out![/p][/quote]ok Derek i will not buy a ST on your orders lets hope everyone else follows suit.[/p][/quote]Oh Tets don't do that - it means Dingles will only have 3 ST's left if you desert! . John Bond, sorry I mean Kean Out! . 3 -1 . 33rd...... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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9:17am Mon 9 Apr 12

bring back the good old days says...

Even without 'encouragement' not to buy, I would be mightily surprised if more than 5 or 6 thou. commit.
It is obvious (or should be) to all that there is something radically wrong at BRFC, no matter how you stack it.
Only those with some unswerving belief that we will emerge from this and feel some sort of hard and fast allegance (to what?) will carry on. This though surely with a heavy heart.
I think that we may still have a season to run with Venkys yet, that means Kean also.
Could he hack it in Champs? I really have no idea.
Could we carry on 'blooding' our remaining youth? Yes why not.
Is there money to be made from this? Certainly.
Even without 'encouragement' not to buy, I would be mightily surprised if more than 5 or 6 thou. commit. It is obvious (or should be) to all that there is something radically wrong at BRFC, no matter how you stack it. Only those with some unswerving belief that we will emerge from this and feel some sort of hard and fast allegance (to what?) will carry on. This though surely with a heavy heart. I think that we may still have a season to run with Venkys yet, that means Kean also. Could he hack it in Champs? I really have no idea. Could we carry on 'blooding' our remaining youth? Yes why not. Is there money to be made from this? Certainly. bring back the good old days
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