Kazim-Richards return is huge for Blackburn Rovers caretaker

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

COLIN Kazim-Richards’ long-awaited return to fitness will be “massive” for Blackburn Rovers’ Premier League push, caretaker boss Eric Black says.

The Turkish international made his first appearance since August 22 as a late second half substitute in Wednesday’s goalless draw at Nottingham Forest, with Black adamant life is about to get easier for his other strikers.

Kazim-Richards was signed on loan from Galatasaray to cover the long-term absence of fellow summer new boy Leon Best but his recent injury has left Rovers without a physical presence in attack.

Nuno Gomes and £8million man Jordan Rhodes have done their utmost to cover, scoring seven goals between them, but Black admits the duo have been asked to do things that don’t come naturally to them.

Black said: “It’d be massive to get him back, absolutely massive. Not taking away anything from the players who have played but we have had to adapt to not having a real presence.

“We have signed Jordan who is an immense talent but we are asking him to do a lot of things that he has never done in his career – and he is doing them willingly. As is Nuno Gomes but it is not their game. Bringing Kaz in would bring something extra into the mix. He is a presence and he plays off the back four. He wants to play higher in the game.

“The other two have been doing their utmost and I have been delighted with their response but Kaz brings different things to the party.”

Kazim-Richards comes into contention for a start for tomorrow’s Championship visit of Wolves, with Rovers looking short creatively over the past few games.

Rhodes and Gomes have particularly struggled over the past couple of away games but Black believes they deserve praise, not criticism, for their efforts.

“Kaz was rusty coming on but just his presence helps us,” said Black. “We need to try to get him fit, which will help Rhodes and Gomes.

“It makes their lives an awful lost easier. They are not the type of players to back in and receive, and we know that, but they are our two options at this moment in time.

“The strikers we have, we kick the ball up to them and it comes straight back, that is the type of strikers we have.

“It is not a criticism of them at all because they are top, top strikers but that is not their game, we have to find a solution to that. Kazim-Richards brings a different thing.

“Without doubt there is sympathy for those two. They worked exceptionally hard. We have to try and work the ball up the pitch.

“Neither of them are exceptionally physical, that is not their game. They don’t fix defenders, they don’t win flick-ons. It is very hard for them.

“I certainly would not criticise them in any shape or form and we have to try and show that we can create in some shape or form.”

Rovers came away from the City Ground on Wednesday reasonably content with a rare 0-0 draw, as a new 3-5-2 formation saw them looking more solid than they have done all season.

But Black knows they have to improve offensively as they look to entertain the Ewood faithful tomorrow.

He said: “It is not an easy task coming anywhere in the Championship. I would be honest and say we would have liked to have created more.

“We changed the shape and the players worked really hard to adopt that shape and make it work.

“We are asking two front man who are not necessarily people who fix the game to fix the game, so it was really difficult for those.

“I knew the players’ attitude and I never had a worry about that. It would have been nice for us to create more chances but it is not up to us to come to an away ground and open up and play.

“We need to be more offensive at home there is no doubt about that. I am happy to accept whatever criticism we get for coming to an away ground and getting a point.

“I think we have to score more goals at home with that type of defensive performance.”

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1:28pm Fri 5 Oct 12

notac says...

Good to hear - we've missed him.

Question is now will someone please have the backbone to drop Murphy who for me has been getting progressivley worse game by game...
Good to hear - we've missed him. Question is now will someone please have the backbone to drop Murphy who for me has been getting progressivley worse game by game... notac
  • Score: 11

1:35pm Fri 5 Oct 12

jonjonweatherman says...

the midfielders are supposed to supply the strikers but our midfielders hide and the ball comes from the back to the strikers. Not good.
the midfielders are supposed to supply the strikers but our midfielders hide and the ball comes from the back to the strikers. Not good. jonjonweatherman
  • Score: 10

1:39pm Fri 5 Oct 12

NickH1982 says...

notac wrote:
Good to hear - we've missed him.

Question is now will someone please have the backbone to drop Murphy who for me has been getting progressivley worse game by game...
Murphy needs a good kick up his ****. he said he would be the one giving orders on pitch etc.. ive not heard him once and he has been probably our worst player
[quote][p][bold]notac[/bold] wrote: Good to hear - we've missed him. Question is now will someone please have the backbone to drop Murphy who for me has been getting progressivley worse game by game...[/p][/quote]Murphy needs a good kick up his ****. he said he would be the one giving orders on pitch etc.. ive not heard him once and he has been probably our worst player NickH1982
  • Score: 9

1:44pm Fri 5 Oct 12

sweetjesus says...

rochina needs to start he tears this league apart
rochina needs to start he tears this league apart sweetjesus
  • Score: 18

1:44pm Fri 5 Oct 12

sweetjesus says...

rochina needs to start he tears this league apart
rochina needs to start he tears this league apart sweetjesus
  • Score: 10

1:49pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Crow27 says...

If Black knows “The strikers we have, we kick the ball up to them and it comes straight back, that is the type of strikers we have'.
if he knows this thenm you have to adapt the feed to the players. Wasn't Murphy bought to thread passes etc? Rhodes & Gomes could score against any championship defence if you play to their strengths. I think a bit of hope on the staffs part are to blame with trying to put a square brick in a circular hole.
If Black knows “The strikers we have, we kick the ball up to them and it comes straight back, that is the type of strikers we have'. if he knows this thenm you have to adapt the feed to the players. Wasn't Murphy bought to thread passes etc? Rhodes & Gomes could score against any championship defence if you play to their strengths. I think a bit of hope on the staffs part are to blame with trying to put a square brick in a circular hole. Crow27
  • Score: 4

1:56pm Fri 5 Oct 12

makaveli96 says...

Is MASSIVE the new POSITIVE?
Is MASSIVE the new POSITIVE? makaveli96
  • Score: -2

1:57pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Crow27 says...

If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play;
Robinson
Dann Hanley Givet
Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson
Rhodes Gomes

I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing.
Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.
If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play; Robinson Dann Hanley Givet Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson Rhodes Gomes I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing. Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet. Crow27
  • Score: -4

2:07pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Crow27 says...

Sorry, I ranting and reading way too much into thing!. Blacks old pal Steve Bruce has been playing 3-5-2 this season. Do you think hes been on the phone? However Bruce is now reverting to 4-4-2 in order to tighten up.
Sorry, I ranting and reading way too much into thing!. Blacks old pal Steve Bruce has been playing 3-5-2 this season. Do you think hes been on the phone? However Bruce is now reverting to 4-4-2 in order to tighten up. Crow27
  • Score: 0

2:15pm Fri 5 Oct 12

wampam says...

Orr isn't good enough; if Murphy doesn't improve I'm afraid the suspicions he's here just for a payday will seem well founded. Should be an interesting game nonetheless. Hopefully 18000 plus.
Orr isn't good enough; if Murphy doesn't improve I'm afraid the suspicions he's here just for a payday will seem well founded. Should be an interesting game nonetheless. Hopefully 18000 plus. wampam
  • Score: 7

2:20pm Fri 5 Oct 12

MxMave says...

And there we go, Black looses 100% credability in my eyes.

Kazim-Richards is a SECOND RATE striker at best. To say we are missing him is crazy with nuno, rhodes and rochina in the team. Mark my words, CKR will loose us games.

Black & Cryer both reporting that the 3-5-2 was "solid" and "sured up the team", was I the only one listening to radio lands and ssn talking about how abysmal we were? How we had 2 shots on target the whole game? Black is just as inept as Kean, don't be fooled, he WILL be taking the reins at Ewood and we WILL sink like a stone.
And there we go, Black looses 100% credability in my eyes. Kazim-Richards is a SECOND RATE striker at best. To say we are missing him is crazy with nuno, rhodes and rochina in the team. Mark my words, CKR will loose us games. Black & Cryer both reporting that the 3-5-2 was "solid" and "sured up the team", was I the only one listening to radio lands and ssn talking about how abysmal we were? How we had 2 shots on target the whole game? Black is just as inept as Kean, don't be fooled, he WILL be taking the reins at Ewood and we WILL sink like a stone. MxMave
  • Score: -8

2:20pm Fri 5 Oct 12

phia012 says...

Crow27 wrote:
If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play;
Robinson
Dann Hanley Givet
Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson
Rhodes Gomes

I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing.
Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.
I like the attacking flair in that side - but the defense would be ripped to shreds. 3-5-2 for me would be:

Robinson

Hanley Dann Givet

Orr Etuhu Rochina Pedersen Olsson

Rhodes Kaz


Murphy has been poor and just hasn't done what we bought him for. Etuhu has looked good and is solid defensively... I had a quandry between Peds and Dunn, but I think Dunn has just lost it so Peds gets in - but he would be further down the pitch with Etuhu. Rochina behind an actual front two with Gomes as an impact sub.

I like Lowe... I hope he proves a good player in time - but currently he is not a good player, in fact he tends to be the one making critical errors. Seriously though... we need two solid centre-backs because I worry about both Hanley and Dann... and even Givet isn't fantastic.
[quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play; Robinson Dann Hanley Givet Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson Rhodes Gomes I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing. Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.[/p][/quote]I like the attacking flair in that side - but the defense would be ripped to shreds. 3-5-2 for me would be: Robinson Hanley Dann Givet Orr Etuhu Rochina Pedersen Olsson Rhodes Kaz Murphy has been poor and just hasn't done what we bought him for. Etuhu has looked good and is solid defensively... I had a quandry between Peds and Dunn, but I think Dunn has just lost it so Peds gets in - but he would be further down the pitch with Etuhu. Rochina behind an actual front two with Gomes as an impact sub. I like Lowe... I hope he proves a good player in time - but currently he is not a good player, in fact he tends to be the one making critical errors. Seriously though... we need two solid centre-backs because I worry about both Hanley and Dann... and even Givet isn't fantastic. phia012
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Fri 5 Oct 12

MxMave says...

wampam wrote:
Orr isn't good enough; if Murphy doesn't improve I'm afraid the suspicions he's here just for a payday will seem well founded. Should be an interesting game nonetheless. Hopefully 18000 plus.
Hopefully 9k minus. This isn't over until we have a decent manager in charge who will do his own thing. Venky's can turn this into nightmare mk2 within the next few weeks if they appoint Black.
[quote][p][bold]wampam[/bold] wrote: Orr isn't good enough; if Murphy doesn't improve I'm afraid the suspicions he's here just for a payday will seem well founded. Should be an interesting game nonetheless. Hopefully 18000 plus.[/p][/quote]Hopefully 9k minus. This isn't over until we have a decent manager in charge who will do his own thing. Venky's can turn this into nightmare mk2 within the next few weeks if they appoint Black. MxMave
  • Score: -8

2:23pm Fri 5 Oct 12

MxMave says...

phia012 wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play;
Robinson
Dann Hanley Givet
Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson
Rhodes Gomes

I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing.
Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.
I like the attacking flair in that side - but the defense would be ripped to shreds. 3-5-2 for me would be:

Robinson

Hanley Dann Givet

Orr Etuhu Rochina Pedersen Olsson

Rhodes Kaz


Murphy has been poor and just hasn't done what we bought him for. Etuhu has looked good and is solid defensively... I had a quandry between Peds and Dunn, but I think Dunn has just lost it so Peds gets in - but he would be further down the pitch with Etuhu. Rochina behind an actual front two with Gomes as an impact sub.

I like Lowe... I hope he proves a good player in time - but currently he is not a good player, in fact he tends to be the one making critical errors. Seriously though... we need two solid centre-backs because I worry about both Hanley and Dann... and even Givet isn't fantastic.
ORR?! Are you on crack?

Another deficiency from the Steve Kean era, no Right Winger in the squad. What about Vucevic? Surely hes going to be a better right winger than Lowe, Orr or Ribiero.
[quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play; Robinson Dann Hanley Givet Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson Rhodes Gomes I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing. Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.[/p][/quote]I like the attacking flair in that side - but the defense would be ripped to shreds. 3-5-2 for me would be: Robinson Hanley Dann Givet Orr Etuhu Rochina Pedersen Olsson Rhodes Kaz Murphy has been poor and just hasn't done what we bought him for. Etuhu has looked good and is solid defensively... I had a quandry between Peds and Dunn, but I think Dunn has just lost it so Peds gets in - but he would be further down the pitch with Etuhu. Rochina behind an actual front two with Gomes as an impact sub. I like Lowe... I hope he proves a good player in time - but currently he is not a good player, in fact he tends to be the one making critical errors. Seriously though... we need two solid centre-backs because I worry about both Hanley and Dann... and even Givet isn't fantastic.[/p][/quote]ORR?! Are you on crack? Another deficiency from the Steve Kean era, no Right Winger in the squad. What about Vucevic? Surely hes going to be a better right winger than Lowe, Orr or Ribiero. MxMave
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Fri 5 Oct 12

unclejacklegend says...

"it is not up to us to come to an away ground and open up and play"

We're supposed to be one of the top teams in this league; we should be controlling games like better teams did to us at ewood last season. More positive approach required.
"it is not up to us to come to an away ground and open up and play" We're supposed to be one of the top teams in this league; we should be controlling games like better teams did to us at ewood last season. More positive approach required. unclejacklegend
  • Score: 8

2:44pm Fri 5 Oct 12

phia012 says...

MxMave wrote:
phia012 wrote:
Crow27 wrote:
If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play;
Robinson
Dann Hanley Givet
Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson
Rhodes Gomes

I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing.
Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.
I like the attacking flair in that side - but the defense would be ripped to shreds. 3-5-2 for me would be:

Robinson

Hanley Dann Givet

Orr Etuhu Rochina Pedersen Olsson

Rhodes Kaz


Murphy has been poor and just hasn't done what we bought him for. Etuhu has looked good and is solid defensively... I had a quandry between Peds and Dunn, but I think Dunn has just lost it so Peds gets in - but he would be further down the pitch with Etuhu. Rochina behind an actual front two with Gomes as an impact sub.

I like Lowe... I hope he proves a good player in time - but currently he is not a good player, in fact he tends to be the one making critical errors. Seriously though... we need two solid centre-backs because I worry about both Hanley and Dann... and even Givet isn't fantastic.
ORR?! Are you on crack?

Another deficiency from the Steve Kean era, no Right Winger in the squad. What about Vucevic? Surely hes going to be a better right winger than Lowe, Orr or Ribiero.
3-5-2 become 5-3-2 when under attack - this is the formation Souness played and it's still the best formation for the league as it gives extra attackers when attacking but a quick fall back to defense when you're hit on the break. Therefore anyone who plays wide MUST be a good defender - Lowe is defensively very weak he's just not up to the job, that's why Orr is the better choice. Ribena is just a pile of carp, and Vukcevic is exactly what you said he is... an attacking winger with no defensive ability.

Basically it's a flip between Lowe and Orr and I chose Orr because I just think he's better positionally when we're defending. Right Wing Back is by far our weakest position though... so I certainly understand your reservations.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]phia012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crow27[/bold] wrote: If 3-5-2 is our new formation i would play; Robinson Dann Hanley Givet Lowe Murphy Dunn Rochina Olsson Rhodes Gomes I am only playing Murphy and Gomes as we need a someone who can tackle a ittle better than Formica. The other option for me would be to put Lowe as centre mid and remove murphy and have Orr on the wing. Gomes selected just because CKR not fit enough yet.[/p][/quote]I like the attacking flair in that side - but the defense would be ripped to shreds. 3-5-2 for me would be: Robinson Hanley Dann Givet Orr Etuhu Rochina Pedersen Olsson Rhodes Kaz Murphy has been poor and just hasn't done what we bought him for. Etuhu has looked good and is solid defensively... I had a quandry between Peds and Dunn, but I think Dunn has just lost it so Peds gets in - but he would be further down the pitch with Etuhu. Rochina behind an actual front two with Gomes as an impact sub. I like Lowe... I hope he proves a good player in time - but currently he is not a good player, in fact he tends to be the one making critical errors. Seriously though... we need two solid centre-backs because I worry about both Hanley and Dann... and even Givet isn't fantastic.[/p][/quote]ORR?! Are you on crack? Another deficiency from the Steve Kean era, no Right Winger in the squad. What about Vucevic? Surely hes going to be a better right winger than Lowe, Orr or Ribiero.[/p][/quote]3-5-2 become 5-3-2 when under attack - this is the formation Souness played and it's still the best formation for the league as it gives extra attackers when attacking but a quick fall back to defense when you're hit on the break. Therefore anyone who plays wide MUST be a good defender - Lowe is defensively very weak he's just not up to the job, that's why Orr is the better choice. Ribena is just a pile of carp, and Vukcevic is exactly what you said he is... an attacking winger with no defensive ability. Basically it's a flip between Lowe and Orr and I chose Orr because I just think he's better positionally when we're defending. Right Wing Back is by far our weakest position though... so I certainly understand your reservations. phia012
  • Score: 5

3:07pm Fri 5 Oct 12

oreilly21 says...

Why not CKR right side? he has played there more than up front the past few years and would give their full back an awful lot to do
Why not CKR right side? he has played there more than up front the past few years and would give their full back an awful lot to do oreilly21
  • Score: 4

3:14pm Fri 5 Oct 12

mwoods1 says...

How about King Kenny back at the helm?
Would definitely bring the fans back and he is well respected by a lot of players around the world so he would be able to get some good signings in.
He has done it once, no question he can't do it again even though his last few jobs have not gone to plan.
Remember as well that he got sacked as Liverpool manager last season even though he won the league cup and FA Cup.
Not many managers would get the bullet if they had done that.
How about King Kenny back at the helm? Would definitely bring the fans back and he is well respected by a lot of players around the world so he would be able to get some good signings in. He has done it once, no question he can't do it again even though his last few jobs have not gone to plan. Remember as well that he got sacked as Liverpool manager last season even though he won the league cup and FA Cup. Not many managers would get the bullet if they had done that. mwoods1
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers.

Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge.

Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un !

T'up the Rovers

Arte et labore
Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers. Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge. Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un ! T'up the Rovers Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
  • Score: 8

3:38pm Fri 5 Oct 12

handsj14 says...

My team for tomorrow:

Robbo
Hanley, Dann, Givet
Lowe, Etuhu, Murphy, Peds, Ollsson
Gomes, Rhodes

I would have said CKR for Lowe if 100% fit!!
Attack with 5 in midfield & defend with 5 at the back.. simples!!!
My team for tomorrow: Robbo Hanley, Dann, Givet Lowe, Etuhu, Murphy, Peds, Ollsson Gomes, Rhodes I would have said CKR for Lowe if 100% fit!! Attack with 5 in midfield & defend with 5 at the back.. simples!!! handsj14
  • Score: 0

4:00pm Fri 5 Oct 12

madrover says...

ckr second rate my a**e when fully fit a real handful . Good luck tommorrow boys
ckr second rate my a**e when fully fit a real handful . Good luck tommorrow boys madrover
  • Score: 6

4:07pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Only1Garner says...

It's been a full week without N*bhead, I can get used to this, also back at Ewood tomorrow after nearly 12 months away. Things are looking up.
It's been a full week without N*bhead, I can get used to this, also back at Ewood tomorrow after nearly 12 months away. Things are looking up. Only1Garner
  • Score: 4

4:38pm Fri 5 Oct 12

madrover says...

only1garner welcome back
only1garner welcome back madrover
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Only1Garner says...

Season tickets arrived yeserday, I got that excited feeling inside that I have not had for years. Come on the Blues, win, lose or draw if they give their best that's all we can ask for.
Lets all look forward now and show Venky's and the rest of the footballing world that we are actually nice people, not the idiots we have been made out to be, Charlie Nicholas, Paul Merson etc. eat your words.
Season tickets arrived yeserday, I got that excited feeling inside that I have not had for years. Come on the Blues, win, lose or draw if they give their best that's all we can ask for. Lets all look forward now and show Venky's and the rest of the footballing world that we are actually nice people, not the idiots we have been made out to be, Charlie Nicholas, Paul Merson etc. eat your words. Only1Garner
  • Score: 4

5:09pm Fri 5 Oct 12

jogalot says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers.

Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge.

Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un !

T'up the Rovers

Arte et labore
Seems to me like Black's given the game plan away. It's going to be defensive like before but bypass the midfied, who have been non-existent anyway, and boot it long to Kazim Richards. I hope it works. A big crowd will help and I think Black is hoping they'll be the 12th man. Black did not help Kean at all, he was his right hand man but he had no positive effect. Black continuing will just be more of the same. It won't work out a cheap option in the end. It will work out more expensive as Rovers will go down, down, down, fans will stay away again and Venky's will have lost this wonderful opportunity to appoint a top-class experienced manager.

By the way, RRRR, please stop tupping t'Rovers! it hurts!

Up the Rovers! COME ON YOU BLUES!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers. Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge. Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un ! T'up the Rovers Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Seems to me like Black's given the game plan away. It's going to be defensive like before but bypass the midfied, who have been non-existent anyway, and boot it long to Kazim Richards. I hope it works. A big crowd will help and I think Black is hoping they'll be the 12th man. Black did not help Kean at all, he was his right hand man but he had no positive effect. Black continuing will just be more of the same. It won't work out a cheap option in the end. It will work out more expensive as Rovers will go down, down, down, fans will stay away again and Venky's will have lost this wonderful opportunity to appoint a top-class experienced manager. By the way, RRRR, please stop tupping t'Rovers! it hurts! Up the Rovers! COME ON YOU BLUES!!!!! jogalot
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Fri 5 Oct 12

French Rover says...

Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers.

Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge.

Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un !

T'up the Rovers

Arte et labore
I am pleased he can see the same things that are obvious to us all.....I wonder if he was as frustrated with the Odious one as we all were? Sounds like it. Or either he is playing it clever now and saying what we all want to hear :-)

Benitez, Sherwood or Ole Gunnar for me.
[quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers. Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge. Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un ! T'up the Rovers Arte et labore[/p][/quote]I am pleased he can see the same things that are obvious to us all.....I wonder if he was as frustrated with the Odious one as we all were? Sounds like it. Or either he is playing it clever now and saying what we all want to hear :-) Benitez, Sherwood or Ole Gunnar for me. French Rover
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Miss-You-Uncle-Jack says...

"The strikers we have, we kick the ball up to them and it comes straight back, that is the type of strikers we have."

Isn't that just a reflection of the hoof ball we've resorted to playing at home - not really a reflection of the strikers in my opinion Eric, just lack of dimensions And ideas the previous plonker had! Oh and the lack of quality of the main culprits dann and Orr. I would rather bin them off and get the kid.s in, at least they play with their hearts on their sleeves and for the shirt on their backs.
"The strikers we have, we kick the ball up to them and it comes straight back, that is the type of strikers we have." Isn't that just a reflection of the hoof ball we've resorted to playing at home - not really a reflection of the strikers in my opinion Eric, just lack of dimensions And ideas the previous plonker had! Oh and the lack of quality of the main culprits dann and Orr. I would rather bin them off and get the kid.s in, at least they play with their hearts on their sleeves and for the shirt on their backs. Miss-You-Uncle-Jack
  • Score: 1

6:01pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Matt Newcastle says...

Just when things were looking brilliant what is it with Rovers managers.

Talk about poor discussion of two of our most promising young talents Mr Black.

They must be feeling on top of the world after what you have blurted out. They need protecting at this stage of their careers not having all their weaknesses being pointed out to all and sundry.

The giveaway for what it's worth Mr Black is all the good points being followed by the inexcusable BUT word.

Carry on with bigging up articles like this will certainly put your application on the " no thank you" pile.
Just when things were looking brilliant what is it with Rovers managers. Talk about poor discussion of two of our most promising young talents Mr Black. They must be feeling on top of the world after what you have blurted out. They need protecting at this stage of their careers not having all their weaknesses being pointed out to all and sundry. The giveaway for what it's worth Mr Black is all the good points being followed by the inexcusable BUT word. Carry on with bigging up articles like this will certainly put your application on the " no thank you" pile. Matt Newcastle
  • Score: -3

6:01pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Matt Newcastle says...

Just when things were looking brilliant what is it with Rovers managers.

Talk about poor discussion of two of our most promising young talents Mr Black.

They must be feeling on top of the world after what you have blurted out. They need protecting at this stage of their careers not having all their weaknesses being pointed out to all and sundry.

The giveaway for what it's worth Mr Black is all the good points being followed by the inexcusable BUT word.

Carry on with bigging up articles like this will certainly put your application on the " no thank you" pile.
Just when things were looking brilliant what is it with Rovers managers. Talk about poor discussion of two of our most promising young talents Mr Black. They must be feeling on top of the world after what you have blurted out. They need protecting at this stage of their careers not having all their weaknesses being pointed out to all and sundry. The giveaway for what it's worth Mr Black is all the good points being followed by the inexcusable BUT word. Carry on with bigging up articles like this will certainly put your application on the " no thank you" pile. Matt Newcastle
  • Score: -3

6:34pm Fri 5 Oct 12

guiderover says...

Its the first time back at Ewood since March.Looking forward to a positive atmosphere.and a home win."C'mon you blues" lets make The Wolves howl...
Its the first time back at Ewood since March.Looking forward to a positive atmosphere.and a home win."C'mon you blues" lets make The Wolves howl... guiderover
  • Score: 5

7:41pm Fri 5 Oct 12

YarkshahRover says...

Nice to see football discussion on here again. Got my ticket for tomorrow. Will reserve judgement about a ST until to half ST in Dec/Jan.
Nice to see football discussion on here again. Got my ticket for tomorrow. Will reserve judgement about a ST until to half ST in Dec/Jan. YarkshahRover
  • Score: 2

8:22pm Fri 5 Oct 12

MatthewCA says...

Ia a welcome note than kazim get the fitness back. If we change the combination for attacking football to win the match, bring it on - strikers.
My Team for 2ro's match. is not a easy game, still we can win as a team because of the happy atmosphere, its just an advantage and players play for there FANS 2ro.

Robbo, Lawe,Dann,Givet,Olls
on,Pedersen,Dunn,Mur
phy,Rochina,Kazim,Rh
odes.
Sub:Kean,Gomes,Hanle
y,Orr,Formica,Ribero
,Fabio Nunes

suggestion :-Murphy should take a touch and go- sit in the bench, give chance to new players to see on the ground by fans.
Ia a welcome note than kazim get the fitness back. If we change the combination for attacking football to win the match, bring it on - strikers. My Team for 2ro's match. is not a easy game, still we can win as a team because of the happy atmosphere, its just an advantage and players play for there FANS 2ro. Robbo, Lawe,Dann,Givet,Olls on,Pedersen,Dunn,Mur phy,Rochina,Kazim,Rh odes. Sub:Kean,Gomes,Hanle y,Orr,Formica,Ribero ,Fabio Nunes suggestion :-Murphy should take a touch and go- sit in the bench, give chance to new players to see on the ground by fans. MatthewCA
  • Score: 0

8:23pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Walkerstandrover says...

We're suppose to have one of the strongest squads in the league, yet we go to play two away games against teams in the lower half of the league and our ambition stretches as far as not getting beaten - hardly seems to match Venky's idea of the attractive football which they promised. If this is Black auditioning for the job the surely it's interview over. Just heard Johann Cruyff on the radio - he said you should always look to pass forward - might be worth a try instead of sideways to and fro across the back four allowing the opposition all the time in the world to pack the defence.
Anyway, my wish for tomorrow is for nobody to mention the K word and give the team a reminder of what it's like to have 100% support behind them
We're suppose to have one of the strongest squads in the league, yet we go to play two away games against teams in the lower half of the league and our ambition stretches as far as not getting beaten - hardly seems to match Venky's idea of the attractive football which they promised. If this is Black auditioning for the job the surely it's interview over. Just heard Johann Cruyff on the radio - he said you should always look to pass forward - might be worth a try instead of sideways to and fro across the back four allowing the opposition all the time in the world to pack the defence. Anyway, my wish for tomorrow is for nobody to mention the K word and give the team a reminder of what it's like to have 100% support behind them Walkerstandrover
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Fri 5 Oct 12

A Darener says...

Come on you blues!

Can't wait for 3:00pm...back down at Ewood. Hope it lasts. Hope the place is rocking. We can show the team just what Rovers fans can do to help them win games. Hope all you stay aways are going down tomorrow. Show the media, Press, Dingles and especially the Venky's just how we support the team. If they know what's good for them the owners will do what the fans want and appoint an experienced manager so we can get back on track after the nightmare of the last two years.

Get into em!!
Come on you blues! Can't wait for 3:00pm...back down at Ewood. Hope it lasts. Hope the place is rocking. We can show the team just what Rovers fans can do to help them win games. Hope all you stay aways are going down tomorrow. Show the media, Press, Dingles and especially the Venky's just how we support the team. If they know what's good for them the owners will do what the fans want and appoint an experienced manager so we can get back on track after the nightmare of the last two years. Get into em!! A Darener
  • Score: 10

9:50pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Rovers1975 says...

A Darener wrote:
Come on you blues!

Can't wait for 3:00pm...back down at Ewood. Hope it lasts. Hope the place is rocking. We can show the team just what Rovers fans can do to help them win games. Hope all you stay aways are going down tomorrow. Show the media, Press, Dingles and especially the Venky's just how we support the team. If they know what's good for them the owners will do what the fans want and appoint an experienced manager so we can get back on track after the nightmare of the last two years.

Get into em!!
Well said Darener....I can't remember going to Ewood feeling so positive for....about 2 years actually. Wonder why that is? This team, apart from a few, never seen a positive atmosphere at Ewood. I just hope we can get the right man for the job, get the crowds back and get out of this league at the first attempt!!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Come on you blues! Can't wait for 3:00pm...back down at Ewood. Hope it lasts. Hope the place is rocking. We can show the team just what Rovers fans can do to help them win games. Hope all you stay aways are going down tomorrow. Show the media, Press, Dingles and especially the Venky's just how we support the team. If they know what's good for them the owners will do what the fans want and appoint an experienced manager so we can get back on track after the nightmare of the last two years. Get into em!![/p][/quote]Well said Darener....I can't remember going to Ewood feeling so positive for....about 2 years actually. Wonder why that is? This team, apart from a few, never seen a positive atmosphere at Ewood. I just hope we can get the right man for the job, get the crowds back and get out of this league at the first attempt!! Rovers1975
  • Score: 9

10:22pm Fri 5 Oct 12

kazluvsrovers says...

can't wait for tomorrows game, hope the ground is full, I just hope it's not a scrappy match, the Charlton game was like watching railings rust.
Come on Rovers!!!!
Lets turn this around and get back where we belong......
The PREMIERSHIP
can't wait for tomorrows game, hope the ground is full, I just hope it's not a scrappy match, the Charlton game was like watching railings rust. Come on Rovers!!!! Lets turn this around and get back where we belong...... The PREMIERSHIP kazluvsrovers
  • Score: 6

10:29pm Fri 5 Oct 12

icannotrace says...

MxMave wrote:
And there we go, Black looses 100% credability in my eyes.

Kazim-Richards is a SECOND RATE striker at best. To say we are missing him is crazy with nuno, rhodes and rochina in the team. Mark my words, CKR will loose us games.

Black & Cryer both reporting that the 3-5-2 was "solid" and "sured up the team", was I the only one listening to radio lands and ssn talking about how abysmal we were? How we had 2 shots on target the whole game? Black is just as inept as Kean, don't be fooled, he WILL be taking the reins at Ewood and we WILL sink like a stone.
Second rate premier league striker. First rate championship striker. Just try and remember which league Rovers are currently in.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: And there we go, Black looses 100% credability in my eyes. Kazim-Richards is a SECOND RATE striker at best. To say we are missing him is crazy with nuno, rhodes and rochina in the team. Mark my words, CKR will loose us games. Black & Cryer both reporting that the 3-5-2 was "solid" and "sured up the team", was I the only one listening to radio lands and ssn talking about how abysmal we were? How we had 2 shots on target the whole game? Black is just as inept as Kean, don't be fooled, he WILL be taking the reins at Ewood and we WILL sink like a stone.[/p][/quote]Second rate premier league striker. First rate championship striker. Just try and remember which league Rovers are currently in. icannotrace
  • Score: 2

5:33am Sat 6 Oct 12

proudlancslass says...

All good wishes for the Wolves game for team & supporters,so wish I could be there . Stuck in NZ.
Hope the ground is ram jam packed with support for the Rover's.
Be loud n proud."Come on you Blues."
Happy Days are here again!!!
All good wishes for the Wolves game for team & supporters,so wish I could be there . Stuck in NZ. Hope the ground is ram jam packed with support for the Rover's. Be loud n proud."Come on you Blues." Happy Days are here again!!! proudlancslass
  • Score: 2

7:41am Sat 6 Oct 12

petemcglinn says...

Morning to all rovers fans. Today has finally arrived cant wait to get back down to ewood like thousands more.
Hope ewood is bouncing, like russ abbot said i love a party with a happy happy atmosphere, and so will the boys wearing thd famous blue n white halves, and boys n girls are we going to party.
So come on you blues get in to em.
Rtid
Morning to all rovers fans. Today has finally arrived cant wait to get back down to ewood like thousands more. Hope ewood is bouncing, like russ abbot said i love a party with a happy happy atmosphere, and so will the boys wearing thd famous blue n white halves, and boys n girls are we going to party. So come on you blues get in to em. Rtid petemcglinn
  • Score: 0

9:24am Sat 6 Oct 12

Rovers 1495 says...

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/article-2213610/Ca
retaker-boss-Eric-Bl
ack-throws-hat-ring-
charge-Blackburn.htm
l

What a f*cking surprise ... couldn't even wait till after the match

BLACK OUT
http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2213610/Ca retaker-boss-Eric-Bl ack-throws-hat-ring- charge-Blackburn.htm l What a f*cking surprise ... couldn't even wait till after the match BLACK OUT Rovers 1495
  • Score: -2

9:49am Sat 6 Oct 12

janus1947 says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/article-2213610/Ca

retaker-boss-Eric-Bl

ack-throws-hat-ring-

charge-Blackburn.htm

l

What a f*cking surprise ... couldn't even wait till after the match

BLACK OUT
There's nothing better than an early morning whinge - prat
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2213610/Ca retaker-boss-Eric-Bl ack-throws-hat-ring- charge-Blackburn.htm l What a f*cking surprise ... couldn't even wait till after the match BLACK OUT[/p][/quote]There's nothing better than an early morning whinge - prat janus1947
  • Score: 1

10:27am Sat 6 Oct 12

Road Runner Road Runner says...

jogalot wrote:
Road Runner Road Runner wrote:
Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers.

Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge.

Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un !

T'up the Rovers

Arte et labore
Seems to me like Black's given the game plan away. It's going to be defensive like before but bypass the midfied, who have been non-existent anyway, and boot it long to Kazim Richards. I hope it works. A big crowd will help and I think Black is hoping they'll be the 12th man. Black did not help Kean at all, he was his right hand man but he had no positive effect. Black continuing will just be more of the same. It won't work out a cheap option in the end. It will work out more expensive as Rovers will go down, down, down, fans will stay away again and Venky's will have lost this wonderful opportunity to appoint a top-class experienced manager.

By the way, RRRR, please stop tupping t'Rovers! it hurts!

Up the Rovers! COME ON YOU BLUES!!!!!
Ha Ha Jogalot..........

I just kinda find it refreshing that a guy is pointing out and discussing these things. Whether this helps his cause is another matter ? I personally don't see Black as the man that can, and would love OGS with his track record in the game which surely must give him an advantage in reining in the shambles down at Ewood ?

I promise to not T'up the Rovers anymore ! Ouch :)

3 points is a must today !

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]jogalot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Road Runner Road Runner[/bold] wrote: Pleasing to hear the comments off Black concerning his view on the situation around the strikers. Cannot ask for more than that which in turn helps in supporting the team with that knowledge. Here is to a good win tomorrow with a 3/4 quarters full Ewood(with Woves supporters too) and the jobs a good un ! T'up the Rovers Arte et labore[/p][/quote]Seems to me like Black's given the game plan away. It's going to be defensive like before but bypass the midfied, who have been non-existent anyway, and boot it long to Kazim Richards. I hope it works. A big crowd will help and I think Black is hoping they'll be the 12th man. Black did not help Kean at all, he was his right hand man but he had no positive effect. Black continuing will just be more of the same. It won't work out a cheap option in the end. It will work out more expensive as Rovers will go down, down, down, fans will stay away again and Venky's will have lost this wonderful opportunity to appoint a top-class experienced manager. By the way, RRRR, please stop tupping t'Rovers! it hurts! Up the Rovers! COME ON YOU BLUES!!!!![/p][/quote]Ha Ha Jogalot.......... I just kinda find it refreshing that a guy is pointing out and discussing these things. Whether this helps his cause is another matter ? I personally don't see Black as the man that can, and would love OGS with his track record in the game which surely must give him an advantage in reining in the shambles down at Ewood ? I promise to not T'up the Rovers anymore ! Ouch :) 3 points is a must today ! Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner
  • Score: 1

11:14am Sat 6 Oct 12

wirral rover says...

MxMave wrote:
wampam wrote:
Orr isn't good enough; if Murphy doesn't improve I'm afraid the suspicions he's here just for a payday will seem well founded. Should be an interesting game nonetheless. Hopefully 18000 plus.
Hopefully 9k minus. This isn't over until we have a decent manager in charge who will do his own thing. Venky's can turn this into nightmare mk2 within the next few weeks if they appoint Black.
What a tool you are!
Time to move and be positive, but still you and loads of others concentrate on the negatives.

The sun is out and SK has gone, so get down to ewood and make the place look an attractive opportunity to potential managers.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wampam[/bold] wrote: Orr isn't good enough; if Murphy doesn't improve I'm afraid the suspicions he's here just for a payday will seem well founded. Should be an interesting game nonetheless. Hopefully 18000 plus.[/p][/quote]Hopefully 9k minus. This isn't over until we have a decent manager in charge who will do his own thing. Venky's can turn this into nightmare mk2 within the next few weeks if they appoint Black.[/p][/quote]What a tool you are! Time to move and be positive, but still you and loads of others concentrate on the negatives. The sun is out and SK has gone, so get down to ewood and make the place look an attractive opportunity to potential managers. wirral rover
  • Score: 1

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