Rovers ace Cairney tipped for Scotland call

Tom Cairney

Tom Cairney

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

TOM Cairney has been backed to make his international breakthrough and become the latest member of the growing Tartan Army at Blackburn Rovers.

That is the view of Rovers boss Gary Bowyer who fully believes the classy midfielder has the talent to follow in the footsteps of team-mates Craig Conway, Grant Hanley and Jordan Rhodes and become a fully fledged Scotland international.

Cairney, left, has won six caps for Scotland U21s – his last coming in February 2012 – and his fantastic form has led to speculation that he could win a first call-up to Gordon Strachan’s senior squad.

The 23-year-old has become an integral member of Bowyer’s side since signing initially on loan from Hull City at the start of the season and he showed he has the ability to shine on the big stage with man-of-the-match performances against Manchester City in the FA Cup.

Bowyer said: “It’s not for me to comment in terms of picking Gordon Strachan’s team or squad for him but there is no doubt the lad has been playing outstanding football.

“It is just my opinion but I think, yes, he should be striving to get into that squad with the talent that the he’s got.

“The performances he has put in for us have been fantastic and we were lucky to get the deal done permanently.

“But it is up to Mr Strachan to take notice of him or not.

“We’re forming our own little Blackburn Rovers Tartan Army!”

Cairney was born in Nottingham but qualifies for Scotland through his father Ian.

Should Strachan – who was in attendance when Rovers drew 0-0 at QPR in December – select Cairney it would strengthen a reputation that the former Leeds United trainee enhanced with his displays in the televised FA Cup ties with City last month.

By that stage Bowyer had already sealed a deal to sign Cairney permanently from Hull for a bargain £600,000.

Bowyer also signed striker Rudy Gestede, for £200,000, and winger Conway, for £100,000, in what he reckons – with some justification – was a successful January transfer window.

“The deals that were done both for the club and the players were very, very sensible,” said Bowyer, who has let 17 players leave Rovers since the start of last month.

“The players are only going to increase in value – and that is important to a club when you’re putting money out to buy people. You’ve got to be able to get something back off them.

“Like I’ve said all along, the model is getting in young and hungry players who can grow into become real assets to the squad.

“We were delighted to get in those three players and also able to get Luke Varney in on loan.”

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9:26am Mon 17 Feb 14

GAZHAY says...

Definitely worth a call up after his performances so far.
Much better player than Jones over at Dingle land and Cairney will only improve.
Roll on Saturday and lets hammer Reading.........well we can live in hope!!!!
Definitely worth a call up after his performances so far. Much better player than Jones over at Dingle land and Cairney will only improve. Roll on Saturday and lets hammer Reading.........well we can live in hope!!!! GAZHAY
  • Score: 25

9:56am Mon 17 Feb 14

MatthewCA says...

One Scotland call - our four key players are out from the team - Hanley,Conway,Cairne
y and Rhodes. Is it healthy for the CLUB:)) when we need week in week out FIT players.

GB will be praying to get his players back with same fitness after the international duty, otherwise the balance and shape of the game will roll out from his hand.
One Scotland call - our four key players are out from the team - Hanley,Conway,Cairne y and Rhodes. Is it healthy for the CLUB:)) when we need week in week out FIT players. GB will be praying to get his players back with same fitness after the international duty, otherwise the balance and shape of the game will roll out from his hand. MatthewCA
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10:04am Mon 17 Feb 14

owd nick says...

MatthewCA wrote:
One Scotland call - our four key players are out from the team - Hanley,Conway,Cairne

y and Rhodes. Is it healthy for the CLUB:)) when we need week in week out FIT players.

GB will be praying to get his players back with same fitness after the international duty, otherwise the balance and shape of the game will roll out from his hand.
It's no different for any club that has international players on their books and it's a double edged sword, we lost Evans for what? 3 months due to a bad tackle in a friendly international, I am convinced that had he still been playing during that period we would have been in the top 6 by now.

But you can't hold players back just because they may get injured, they also benefit from playing international games.
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: One Scotland call - our four key players are out from the team - Hanley,Conway,Cairne y and Rhodes. Is it healthy for the CLUB:)) when we need week in week out FIT players. GB will be praying to get his players back with same fitness after the international duty, otherwise the balance and shape of the game will roll out from his hand.[/p][/quote]It's no different for any club that has international players on their books and it's a double edged sword, we lost Evans for what? 3 months due to a bad tackle in a friendly international, I am convinced that had he still been playing during that period we would have been in the top 6 by now. But you can't hold players back just because they may get injured, they also benefit from playing international games. owd nick
  • Score: 10

10:05am Mon 17 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Hey brainless has not posted yet, must still be in bed.
Hey brainless has not posted yet, must still be in bed. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 9

10:34am Mon 17 Feb 14

adcr says...

It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level.

But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.
It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level. But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland. adcr
  • Score: -2

10:40am Mon 17 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

adcr wrote:
It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level.

But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.
Hi adcr
Everything you say is correct, however this is what football is all about, in Cairneys case we got him for a snip and yes he will go somewhere else (hopefully in three years time) but we aren't a big buying club anymore we have to get used to being a selling club until we return to the PL.lets just hope GB gets us up to the PL ASAP.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level. But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.[/p][/quote]Hi adcr Everything you say is correct, however this is what football is all about, in Cairneys case we got him for a snip and yes he will go somewhere else (hopefully in three years time) but we aren't a big buying club anymore we have to get used to being a selling club until we return to the PL.lets just hope GB gets us up to the PL ASAP. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

11:15am Mon 17 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Yes, he can get called up to the squad and then when he gets told he's on the bench he can develop a mystery injury that means he's out of the squad and then miraculously he can be fit again to play the following Saturday.

Sound a familiar story for sulking no dad internationals?
Yes, he can get called up to the squad and then when he gets told he's on the bench he can develop a mystery injury that means he's out of the squad and then miraculously he can be fit again to play the following Saturday. Sound a familiar story for sulking no dad internationals? Steven Seagull
  • Score: -14

11:25am Mon 17 Feb 14

jimluftas says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Yes, he can get called up to the squad and then when he gets told he's on the bench he can develop a mystery injury that means he's out of the squad and then miraculously he can be fit again to play the following Saturday.

Sound a familiar story for sulking no dad internationals?
You got any internationals?!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Yes, he can get called up to the squad and then when he gets told he's on the bench he can develop a mystery injury that means he's out of the squad and then miraculously he can be fit again to play the following Saturday. Sound a familiar story for sulking no dad internationals?[/p][/quote]You got any internationals?! jimluftas
  • Score: 15

11:30am Mon 17 Feb 14

adcr says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
adcr wrote:
It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level.

But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.
Hi adcr
Everything you say is correct, however this is what football is all about, in Cairneys case we got him for a snip and yes he will go somewhere else (hopefully in three years time) but we aren't a big buying club anymore we have to get used to being a selling club until we return to the PL.lets just hope GB gets us up to the PL ASAP.
I know. I am just looking at it through my manager's spectacles. It just makes promotion that little bit more tricky. I suppose a more pressing concern is keeping our best players if we don't go up next season. This season is pretty much over if we don't win at Reading on Saturday. We have got to take risks in this game. All out attack for me, if we get stuffed 5-0 what does it matter anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level. But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.[/p][/quote]Hi adcr Everything you say is correct, however this is what football is all about, in Cairneys case we got him for a snip and yes he will go somewhere else (hopefully in three years time) but we aren't a big buying club anymore we have to get used to being a selling club until we return to the PL.lets just hope GB gets us up to the PL ASAP.[/p][/quote]I know. I am just looking at it through my manager's spectacles. It just makes promotion that little bit more tricky. I suppose a more pressing concern is keeping our best players if we don't go up next season. This season is pretty much over if we don't win at Reading on Saturday. We have got to take risks in this game. All out attack for me, if we get stuffed 5-0 what does it matter anyway. adcr
  • Score: 3

11:53am Mon 17 Feb 14

peely says...

I,m expecting a Scotland call up for my granny - she once went on a coach trip there !
I,m expecting a Scotland call up for my granny - she once went on a coach trip there ! peely
  • Score: -4

11:55am Mon 17 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC? look.up.blackburn
  • Score: -11

11:58am Mon 17 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 9

12:15pm Mon 17 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Good morning Captain Bedwetter, at least you have had the decency this morning to acknowledge that you're no longer a big club and that you must get used to being a selling club once again, I've been trying to get that through to your comrades on here for some time now. At least you're seeing the light.

For all of the hype you are in fact going nowhere with Bowyer in charge, one or two of the more realistic no-dads have said as much on here, but some of you are still daydreaming of a return to the Premier League. It was beyond you last season, its beyond you this season, and with the financial nightmare about to take centre stage along with a transfer embargo you will be lucky to retain your Championship position next season.

Talking up a players chances of an international call-up when struggling in the Championship is just one way of hastening his exit from your sinking ship. If he's as good as you claim he is then he will be gone, along with Rhodes in the summer. Perhaps the two might find they get a shot at the Premier League with one of the teams going up... Burnley maybe?
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Good morning Captain Bedwetter, at least you have had the decency this morning to acknowledge that you're no longer a big club and that you must get used to being a selling club once again, I've been trying to get that through to your comrades on here for some time now. At least you're seeing the light. For all of the hype you are in fact going nowhere with Bowyer in charge, one or two of the more realistic no-dads have said as much on here, but some of you are still daydreaming of a return to the Premier League. It was beyond you last season, its beyond you this season, and with the financial nightmare about to take centre stage along with a transfer embargo you will be lucky to retain your Championship position next season. Talking up a players chances of an international call-up when struggling in the Championship is just one way of hastening his exit from your sinking ship. If he's as good as you claim he is then he will be gone, along with Rhodes in the summer. Perhaps the two might find they get a shot at the Premier League with one of the teams going up... Burnley maybe? look.up.blackburn
  • Score: -16

1:01pm Mon 17 Feb 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Good morning Captain Bedwetter, at least you have had the decency this morning to acknowledge that you're no longer a big club and that you must get used to being a selling club once again, I've been trying to get that through to your comrades on here for some time now. At least you're seeing the light.

For all of the hype you are in fact going nowhere with Bowyer in charge, one or two of the more realistic no-dads have said as much on here, but some of you are still daydreaming of a return to the Premier League. It was beyond you last season, its beyond you this season, and with the financial nightmare about to take centre stage along with a transfer embargo you will be lucky to retain your Championship position next season.

Talking up a players chances of an international call-up when struggling in the Championship is just one way of hastening his exit from your sinking ship. If he's as good as you claim he is then he will be gone, along with Rhodes in the summer. Perhaps the two might find they get a shot at the Premier League with one of the teams going up... Burnley maybe?
Here he is!!!!!! Happy Monday Shawshank how the hell are you Son?
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Good morning Captain Bedwetter, at least you have had the decency this morning to acknowledge that you're no longer a big club and that you must get used to being a selling club once again, I've been trying to get that through to your comrades on here for some time now. At least you're seeing the light. For all of the hype you are in fact going nowhere with Bowyer in charge, one or two of the more realistic no-dads have said as much on here, but some of you are still daydreaming of a return to the Premier League. It was beyond you last season, its beyond you this season, and with the financial nightmare about to take centre stage along with a transfer embargo you will be lucky to retain your Championship position next season. Talking up a players chances of an international call-up when struggling in the Championship is just one way of hastening his exit from your sinking ship. If he's as good as you claim he is then he will be gone, along with Rhodes in the summer. Perhaps the two might find they get a shot at the Premier League with one of the teams going up... Burnley maybe?[/p][/quote]Here he is!!!!!! Happy Monday Shawshank how the hell are you Son? George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 6

1:23pm Mon 17 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Then why did you bother answering him?

Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Then why did you bother answering him? Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock. owd nick
  • Score: 10

1:24pm Mon 17 Feb 14

French Rover says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
adcr wrote:
It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level.

But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.
Hi adcr
Everything you say is correct, however this is what football is all about, in Cairneys case we got him for a snip and yes he will go somewhere else (hopefully in three years time) but we aren't a big buying club anymore we have to get used to being a selling club until we return to the PL.lets just hope GB gets us up to the PL ASAP.
Hi LP, agree with someof that but its a fact that we have been a selling club ever since we won the prem....we won it and then sold the team that won it! And been selling ever since - but that`s no different than any other club our size, and that is also true of many bigger ones too. Its a business and buyng low and selling high are what keeps most clubs afloat. Unless that is a club gets foreign owners who dont understand the game and then go and almost ruin the club completely.....
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: It doesn't help us one bit being in the Championship. In effect playing for Scotland would put him in the shop window. A Premiership club could turn his head pretty easily with the promise of a lot more money and a better standard of football. And it is difficult for us to get fair value with any transfer fee, as they will say that he is unproven at the highest level. But worst of all is the number of extra games that an international will play. We already play 8 more league games than the Premiership, and they moan all the time in the Premiership about how tired they are. Imagine if we got to the playoffs next year and Rhodes, Conway, Hanley, Cairney, King, Robinson, Evans and Gestede (just off the top of my head) had been playing international games all season. They could be all burnt out, just when we needed them most. I suppose maybe I am being a tad hysterical as they would probably play no more than 5 internationals in any one season. I'm just glad that they all play for naff international teams, so they won't be needed for World Cups and the Euro's over the summers. Sorry Scotland, Norway and Northern Ireland.[/p][/quote]Hi adcr Everything you say is correct, however this is what football is all about, in Cairneys case we got him for a snip and yes he will go somewhere else (hopefully in three years time) but we aren't a big buying club anymore we have to get used to being a selling club until we return to the PL.lets just hope GB gets us up to the PL ASAP.[/p][/quote]Hi LP, agree with someof that but its a fact that we have been a selling club ever since we won the prem....we won it and then sold the team that won it! And been selling ever since - but that`s no different than any other club our size, and that is also true of many bigger ones too. Its a business and buyng low and selling high are what keeps most clubs afloat. Unless that is a club gets foreign owners who dont understand the game and then go and almost ruin the club completely..... French Rover
  • Score: 2

1:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

buckoff says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Hey brainless has not posted yet, must still be in bed.
He is otherwise engaged LT news story (Sheep rustlers from Yorkshire stealing from Pendle flocks!!) Poor lads loved up!!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Hey brainless has not posted yet, must still be in bed.[/p][/quote]He is otherwise engaged LT news story (Sheep rustlers from Yorkshire stealing from Pendle flocks!!) Poor lads loved up!! buckoff
  • Score: 5

2:03pm Mon 17 Feb 14

MattNewcastle says...

It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved.

From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else.

Best wishes to a great young talent
It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved. From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else. Best wishes to a great young talent MattNewcastle
  • Score: 7

2:46pm Mon 17 Feb 14

earwego says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved.

From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else.

Best wishes to a great young talent
The best midfielder in this league by a long way.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved. From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else. Best wishes to a great young talent[/p][/quote]The best midfielder in this league by a long way. earwego
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Tatts says...

earwego wrote:
MattNewcastle wrote:
It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved.

From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else.

Best wishes to a great young talent
The best midfielder in this league by a long way.
I agree that the he has the potential to be. During both City matches, he looked as if he should be playing for them. He just goes missing at times and needs to get more goals. But with youth very much on his side, I expect this will come in the next couple of years.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved. From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else. Best wishes to a great young talent[/p][/quote]The best midfielder in this league by a long way.[/p][/quote]I agree that the he has the potential to be. During both City matches, he looked as if he should be playing for them. He just goes missing at times and needs to get more goals. But with youth very much on his side, I expect this will come in the next couple of years. Tatts
  • Score: 5

4:28pm Mon 17 Feb 14

rover95 says...

jimluftas wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Yes, he can get called up to the squad and then when he gets told he's on the bench he can develop a mystery injury that means he's out of the squad and then miraculously he can be fit again to play the following Saturday.

Sound a familiar story for sulking no dad internationals?
You got any internationals?!
His mum is a international whore with a penis
[quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Yes, he can get called up to the squad and then when he gets told he's on the bench he can develop a mystery injury that means he's out of the squad and then miraculously he can be fit again to play the following Saturday. Sound a familiar story for sulking no dad internationals?[/p][/quote]You got any internationals?![/p][/quote]His mum is a international whore with a penis rover95
  • Score: 2

4:32pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Rover47 says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
For now... Enjoy it while you can pal
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]For now... Enjoy it while you can pal Rover47
  • Score: -2

4:46pm Mon 17 Feb 14

owd nick says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved.

From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else.

Best wishes to a great young talent
I would argue that Evans was the better player before he got injured but I'm not complaining either way.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: It would be fantastic news for Tom Cairney and so richly deserved. From his inauspicious start at Carlisle he has been head and shoulders above anyone else. Best wishes to a great young talent[/p][/quote]I would argue that Evans was the better player before he got injured but I'm not complaining either way. owd nick
  • Score: -1

4:58pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

owd nick wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Then why did you bother answering him?

Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.
Sorry Nic
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Then why did you bother answering him? Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.[/p][/quote]Sorry Nic Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

5:00pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

buckoff wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Hey brainless has not posted yet, must still be in bed.
He is otherwise engaged LT news story (Sheep rustlers from Yorkshire stealing from Pendle flocks!!) Poor lads loved up!!
Lol, nice one Buck.
[quote][p][bold]buckoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Hey brainless has not posted yet, must still be in bed.[/p][/quote]He is otherwise engaged LT news story (Sheep rustlers from Yorkshire stealing from Pendle flocks!!) Poor lads loved up!![/p][/quote]Lol, nice one Buck. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

5:08pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Whydidtheybanme? says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Good morning Captain Bedwetter, at least you have had the decency this morning to acknowledge that you're no longer a big club and that you must get used to being a selling club once again, I've been trying to get that through to your comrades on here for some time now. At least you're seeing the light.

For all of the hype you are in fact going nowhere with Bowyer in charge, one or two of the more realistic no-dads have said as much on here, but some of you are still daydreaming of a return to the Premier League. It was beyond you last season, its beyond you this season, and with the financial nightmare about to take centre stage along with a transfer embargo you will be lucky to retain your Championship position next season.

Talking up a players chances of an international call-up when struggling in the Championship is just one way of hastening his exit from your sinking ship. If he's as good as you claim he is then he will be gone, along with Rhodes in the summer. Perhaps the two might find they get a shot at the Premier League with one of the teams going up... Burnley maybe?
Mark, you never answered my question - will you be on here eating humble pie should the unthinkable happen and you don't beat us down Ewood on 9 March?
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Good morning Captain Bedwetter, at least you have had the decency this morning to acknowledge that you're no longer a big club and that you must get used to being a selling club once again, I've been trying to get that through to your comrades on here for some time now. At least you're seeing the light. For all of the hype you are in fact going nowhere with Bowyer in charge, one or two of the more realistic no-dads have said as much on here, but some of you are still daydreaming of a return to the Premier League. It was beyond you last season, its beyond you this season, and with the financial nightmare about to take centre stage along with a transfer embargo you will be lucky to retain your Championship position next season. Talking up a players chances of an international call-up when struggling in the Championship is just one way of hastening his exit from your sinking ship. If he's as good as you claim he is then he will be gone, along with Rhodes in the summer. Perhaps the two might find they get a shot at the Premier League with one of the teams going up... Burnley maybe?[/p][/quote]Mark, you never answered my question - will you be on here eating humble pie should the unthinkable happen and you don't beat us down Ewood on 9 March? Whydidtheybanme?
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Then why did you bother answering him?

Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.
Sorry Nic
LOL.

I wouldn't worry about it I used to fall into the same trap, I have just learned to hesitate before pressing Enter and think to myself "Is it worth it".

The answer is always no.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Then why did you bother answering him? Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.[/p][/quote]Sorry Nic[/p][/quote]LOL. I wouldn't worry about it I used to fall into the same trap, I have just learned to hesitate before pressing Enter and think to myself "Is it worth it". The answer is always no. owd nick
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

owd nick wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him.

Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?
Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.
Then why did you bother answering him?

Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.
Sorry Nic
LOL.

I wouldn't worry about it I used to fall into the same trap, I have just learned to hesitate before pressing Enter and think to myself "Is it worth it".

The answer is always no.
True true!!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Another no-mark Scotland bench warmer being bummed up once again by the deluded masses. Your best player perhaps but he's certainly no David Jones that's for sure. Jones left you for better things and it appears to be working out for him. Heartbreaking result for you lot yesterday with QPR taking yet another beating and the play-off's now out of reach for another season, whatever next for Laughingstock FC?[/p][/quote]Oh no the no marks woken up, unlike me don't answer the p!llock.[/p][/quote]Then why did you bother answering him? Yet again another decent thread ruined, you need to look at the definition of pillock.[/p][/quote]Sorry Nic[/p][/quote]LOL. I wouldn't worry about it I used to fall into the same trap, I have just learned to hesitate before pressing Enter and think to myself "Is it worth it". The answer is always no.[/p][/quote]True true!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

7:43pm Mon 17 Feb 14

daan says...

Keep reading those history books dingles, tell us those tales of when burnley beat Blackburn, I'm 34 and in my life time I've never seen it, nope not once. Haha.
Keep reading those history books dingles, tell us those tales of when burnley beat Blackburn, I'm 34 and in my life time I've never seen it, nope not once. Haha. daan
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Mon 17 Feb 14

modan says...

Well done GB , Cairney £600,000 , Gestede for 200,000 and Coway for £100,00 all three were a snip and are very talented players.
BRFC have a very big squad of players but not the quality like some players are just not good enough to be in the club.
GB learning the Indian way of running business.
Well done GB , Cairney £600,000 , Gestede for 200,000 and Coway for £100,00 all three were a snip and are very talented players. BRFC have a very big squad of players but not the quality like some players are just not good enough to be in the club. GB learning the Indian way of running business. modan
  • Score: -2

8:42am Tue 18 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

It's fair to say that International football, like the FACup no longer has the prestige it once did. Club football at Premier and European level is where the money lies and Salary, not caps, is how footballers are recognised and measured. I would be pleased for the lad to achieve this if it means something to him personally but frankly it's just a distraction from the serious business.
It's fair to say that International football, like the FACup no longer has the prestige it once did. Club football at Premier and European level is where the money lies and Salary, not caps, is how footballers are recognised and measured. I would be pleased for the lad to achieve this if it means something to him personally but frankly it's just a distraction from the serious business. greenscreener
  • Score: 2

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