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Rovers wingers challenged to hit 30 goals by boss Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Rovers wingers challenged to hit 30 goals by boss Bowyer Rovers wingers challenged to hit 30 goals by boss Bowyer

GARY Bowyer has set his wingers the ambitious target of firing 30 goals between them this season to make Blackburn Rovers even more of an attacking force.

Rovers boss Bowyer has no doubt Craig Conway, Ben Marshall and Josh King will supply a string of chances for frontmen Jordan Rhodes, Rudy Gestede, Chris Brown and Luke Varney.

But he also wants the trio to weigh in with more than their fair share of strikes.

Injuries restricted Marshall and King to just two goals each last season.

But Conway proved more prolific as he found the net four times in 18 games following his £100,000 switch from Cardiff City.

And Bowyer believes that shows it is possible for each of his widemen to make a push for double figures across the course of the campaign.

He said: “We are going to fantastic supply next season from Craig, Marshy and Josh and the forwards should rightfully be excited.

“But we can’t just expect the strikers to get all our goals.

“That’s why I’ve got to challenge the wide lads. They have got to be looking to get close to double figures if not double figures this season.

“The wide players have to contribute in terms of goals and I see no reason why they can’t.

“Craig got four and he only joined us at the end of January so it shows it can be done.”

Marshall missed the final three months of the 2013-14 campaign with ankle ligament damage.

But he will be ready to hit the ground running when pre-season gets under way on Wednesday after he and right back Adam Henley, right, who suffered a similar injury in March, returned to training a week early.

Bowyer said: “It was something that we thought was the best thing for them and we’re delighted that they were more than happy to do it.”

Both of the Rovers manager’s summer signings, Brown and Varney, will be present at Brockhall on Wednesday.

Varney will be announced as a Rovers player tomorrow after his contract at Leeds officially expires.

And Bowyer is still working hard to make two further additions to his squad.

A defender is his top priority and he has once again been linked with released Sunderland youngster John Egan.

The 21-year-old Irishman was let go by the Black Cats at the end of last season after enjoying a successful loan spell in League Two with Southend United.

Southend would like to sign Egan permanently but their manager Phil Brown has said he will be joining a club from a ‘higher level’.

There has also been speculation that Bowyer is chasing West Ham United goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

It is not the first time that Rovers reportedly been interested in the 26-year-old Irishman. In the 2013 January transfer window Henderson was lined up to be part of a deal that took Paul Robinson to West Ham. The deal eventually fell through.

Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Jake Kean, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out.

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9:31am Mon 30 Jun 14

marcusbrfc95 says...

Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane"

Paul Wheelock you're a lemon
Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane" Paul Wheelock you're a lemon marcusbrfc95
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9:37am Mon 30 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

marcusbrfc95 wrote:
Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane"

Paul Wheelock you're a lemon
Oh dear poor knowledge by the editor
[quote][p][bold]marcusbrfc95[/bold] wrote: Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane" Paul Wheelock you're a lemon[/p][/quote]Oh dear poor knowledge by the editor Rovertheedge
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9:41am Mon 30 Jun 14

dangerous dave says...

challenge, challenge, challenge there aint half some cr-p coming out of Bowyer but then again his mate Wheelock matches him for spouting rubbish as well - its going to be interesting!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
challenge, challenge, challenge there aint half some cr-p coming out of Bowyer but then again his mate Wheelock matches him for spouting rubbish as well - its going to be interesting!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
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9:49am Mon 30 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

That a heck of a challenge GB but if they get close to double figures each, there will be a good chance of promotion I think.

It was a shame that King missed a chunk of the season and Marshall missed 3 months, but with all three fit it could be a good season.

Keep up the good work GB
That a heck of a challenge GB but if they get close to double figures each, there will be a good chance of promotion I think. It was a shame that King missed a chunk of the season and Marshall missed 3 months, but with all three fit it could be a good season. Keep up the good work GB Rovertheedge
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9:59am Mon 30 Jun 14

inflightmagazine says...

I think Garys right on this one, teams consistently set up to stifle us last season and at times we struggled to break teams down. Its much harder to do that when the goals are coming from all areas.

For me this is a water shed season for Josh king, at times he shows amazing skills and at others he just disappears. His pace is blistering and yet he just doesn't go past people enough. I would love to see him play with more confidence this season and show more of the footballing ability he clearly has.
I think Garys right on this one, teams consistently set up to stifle us last season and at times we struggled to break teams down. Its much harder to do that when the goals are coming from all areas. For me this is a water shed season for Josh king, at times he shows amazing skills and at others he just disappears. His pace is blistering and yet he just doesn't go past people enough. I would love to see him play with more confidence this season and show more of the footballing ability he clearly has. inflightmagazine
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10:00am Mon 30 Jun 14

marcusbrfc95 says...

marcusbrfc95 wrote:
Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane"

Paul Wheelock you're a lemon
Never mind was changed, and it was the editor not Paul, #editorknowsnothing
[quote][p][bold]marcusbrfc95[/bold] wrote: Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane" Paul Wheelock you're a lemon[/p][/quote]Never mind was changed, and it was the editor not Paul, #editorknowsnothing marcusbrfc95
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12:12pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bluerob says...

That's more like it GB, we need to go for it from the first game this season and be positive in our approach.
That's more like it GB, we need to go for it from the first game this season and be positive in our approach. bluerob
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12:15pm Mon 30 Jun 14

owd nick says...

Looks like the way it's going it will be the old Liverpool style of football we will be playing, a sort of "We don't mind if you score 3 we are going to score 4" attitude.

We really do carry a threat from all over the pitch now which is nice to see after the last couple of seasons when we were mostly reliant on Rhodes.
Looks like the way it's going it will be the old Liverpool style of football we will be playing, a sort of "We don't mind if you score 3 we are going to score 4" attitude. We really do carry a threat from all over the pitch now which is nice to see after the last couple of seasons when we were mostly reliant on Rhodes. owd nick
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12:24pm Mon 30 Jun 14

jwid says...

FFP is limbering up and doing some hamstring stretches.....
FFP is limbering up and doing some hamstring stretches..... jwid
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1:00pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bburnrover says...

Brown seems a good buy as he was voted the fans favourite at Doncaster so he must put in a shift,not too sure about Varney he wasn't exactly the Leeds fans favourite was he?
3 good wingers and decent midfielders we are crying out for a couple of big defenders, pity we cannot get Kean on loan again.
Brown seems a good buy as he was voted the fans favourite at Doncaster so he must put in a shift,not too sure about Varney he wasn't exactly the Leeds fans favourite was he? 3 good wingers and decent midfielders we are crying out for a couple of big defenders, pity we cannot get Kean on loan again. bburnrover
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1:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Warnie says...

Gary you can challenge any one you like to score goals but your biggest challenge will be complying with FFP. Not long now Gary.
Gary you can challenge any one you like to score goals but your biggest challenge will be complying with FFP. Not long now Gary. Warnie
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1:58pm Mon 30 Jun 14

adcr says...

I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede)

If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.
I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede) If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts. adcr
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2:27pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

adcr wrote:
I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede)

If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.
I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede) If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.[/p][/quote]I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players Rovertheedge
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2:29pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Quick message Mr Bowyer: Only ONE winger got double figures in the Championship last season - Adomah for Middlesbrough with 12 and now Bowyer wants all of Blackburn's wingers to hit double figures???

Ha ha ha Ouch, glad this footballing genius doesn't manage my club.
Quick message Mr Bowyer: Only ONE winger got double figures in the Championship last season - Adomah for Middlesbrough with 12 and now Bowyer wants all of Blackburn's wingers to hit double figures??? Ha ha ha Ouch, glad this footballing genius doesn't manage my club. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
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2:43pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Quick message Mr Bowyer: Only ONE winger got double figures in the Championship last season - Adomah for Middlesbrough with 12 and now Bowyer wants all of Blackburn's wingers to hit double figures???

Ha ha ha Ouch, glad this footballing genius doesn't manage my club.
split between 5-6 players. Chucky boy do your homework and analyse an article correctly please.

That's all on your way now
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Quick message Mr Bowyer: Only ONE winger got double figures in the Championship last season - Adomah for Middlesbrough with 12 and now Bowyer wants all of Blackburn's wingers to hit double figures??? Ha ha ha Ouch, glad this footballing genius doesn't manage my club.[/p][/quote]split between 5-6 players. Chucky boy do your homework and analyse an article correctly please. That's all on your way now Rovertheedge
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2:43pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Dublin Claret says...

l think gary meant to say 30 crosses.
l think gary meant to say 30 crosses. Dublin Claret
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3:10pm Mon 30 Jun 14

MattNewcastle says...

owd nick wrote:
Looks like the way it's going it will be the old Liverpool style of football we will be playing, a sort of "We don't mind if you score 3 we are going to score 4" attitude. We really do carry a threat from all over the pitch now which is nice to see after the last couple of seasons when we were mostly reliant on Rhodes.
Hi

Two aspects for me

1 king has struggled due to recurring hamstrung injuries which must play on his mind.

2 Goals from set pieces were fewer last season than previous especially whenDann left however picked up when Keane arrived

If this improves with some good set piece plays then we could be an all round threat.

Good centre halves always add to the goal threat. Bruce Pallister in united days etc.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Looks like the way it's going it will be the old Liverpool style of football we will be playing, a sort of "We don't mind if you score 3 we are going to score 4" attitude. We really do carry a threat from all over the pitch now which is nice to see after the last couple of seasons when we were mostly reliant on Rhodes.[/p][/quote]Hi Two aspects for me 1 king has struggled due to recurring hamstrung injuries which must play on his mind. 2 Goals from set pieces were fewer last season than previous especially whenDann left however picked up when Keane arrived If this improves with some good set piece plays then we could be an all round threat. Good centre halves always add to the goal threat. Bruce Pallister in united days etc. MattNewcastle
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3:16pm Mon 30 Jun 14

adcr says...

Rovertheedge wrote:
adcr wrote:
I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede)

If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.
I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players
Yes, but there are only two wing positions available per game, so whether two or five players play there over the course of the season it doesn't really matter. A return of 30 goals in 46 games is one hell of a target for two wide players. I think he will play Cairney more central this season and I expect him to hit between 6-8 goals too :o)

By the way I am upbeat for the coming season, just a bit baffled by the ambitious target.
[quote][p][bold]Rovertheedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede) If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.[/p][/quote]I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players[/p][/quote]Yes, but there are only two wing positions available per game, so whether two or five players play there over the course of the season it doesn't really matter. A return of 30 goals in 46 games is one hell of a target for two wide players. I think he will play Cairney more central this season and I expect him to hit between 6-8 goals too :o) By the way I am upbeat for the coming season, just a bit baffled by the ambitious target. adcr
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3:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Rovertheedge wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Quick message Mr Bowyer: Only ONE winger got double figures in the Championship last season - Adomah for Middlesbrough with 12 and now Bowyer wants all of Blackburn's wingers to hit double figures???

Ha ha ha Ouch, glad this footballing genius doesn't manage my club.
split between 5-6 players. Chucky boy do your homework and analyse an article correctly please.

That's all on your way now
Epic Fail.

I suggest YOU read the article again:

"That’s why I’ve got to challenge the wide lads. They have got to be looking to get close to double figures if not double figures this season. The wide players have to contribute in terms of goals and I see no reason why they can’t"

Ha ha ha ha on YOUR way now, dunce.
[quote][p][bold]Rovertheedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Quick message Mr Bowyer: Only ONE winger got double figures in the Championship last season - Adomah for Middlesbrough with 12 and now Bowyer wants all of Blackburn's wingers to hit double figures??? Ha ha ha Ouch, glad this footballing genius doesn't manage my club.[/p][/quote]split between 5-6 players. Chucky boy do your homework and analyse an article correctly please. That's all on your way now[/p][/quote]Epic Fail. I suggest YOU read the article again: "That’s why I’ve got to challenge the wide lads. They have got to be looking to get close to double figures if not double figures this season. The wide players have to contribute in terms of goals and I see no reason why they can’t" Ha ha ha ha on YOUR way now, dunce. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
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4:57pm Mon 30 Jun 14

owd nick says...

adcr wrote:
Rovertheedge wrote:
adcr wrote:
I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede)

If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.
I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players
Yes, but there are only two wing positions available per game, so whether two or five players play there over the course of the season it doesn't really matter. A return of 30 goals in 46 games is one hell of a target for two wide players. I think he will play Cairney more central this season and I expect him to hit between 6-8 goals too :o)

By the way I am upbeat for the coming season, just a bit baffled by the ambitious target.
On the other side of the coin if he had come out and said "I expect our wingers to get 5 or 6 goals" how would you have reacted?

From what we saw of Conway last season he certainly looks capable and I think Marshall is capable of double figures, a fit King is like grease lightning and as he matures, who knows?

Taylor and Varney aren't going to let us down if they get a chance to play, but they are not out and out goalscorers and to be honest unless there are serious problems with injury (like last season) their chances are going to be restricted.

I don't mind targets at all, however outlandish they appear at first, because it gives players, and the whole squad something tangible to aim for, aside from the drudgery of chasing points.

25 each for the two main strikers and another 50 from the supporting cast will suit me fine! :-)

One thing though, if we are talking of targets we need to be far more ruthless than last season, no more backing off when we are up in games, we need to go for the jugular, whoever we are playing.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovertheedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede) If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.[/p][/quote]I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players[/p][/quote]Yes, but there are only two wing positions available per game, so whether two or five players play there over the course of the season it doesn't really matter. A return of 30 goals in 46 games is one hell of a target for two wide players. I think he will play Cairney more central this season and I expect him to hit between 6-8 goals too :o) By the way I am upbeat for the coming season, just a bit baffled by the ambitious target.[/p][/quote]On the other side of the coin if he had come out and said "I expect our wingers to get 5 or 6 goals" how would you have reacted? From what we saw of Conway last season he certainly looks capable and I think Marshall is capable of double figures, a fit King is like grease lightning and as he matures, who knows? Taylor and Varney aren't going to let us down if they get a chance to play, but they are not out and out goalscorers and to be honest unless there are serious problems with injury (like last season) their chances are going to be restricted. I don't mind targets at all, however outlandish they appear at first, because it gives players, and the whole squad something tangible to aim for, aside from the drudgery of chasing points. 25 each for the two main strikers and another 50 from the supporting cast will suit me fine! :-) One thing though, if we are talking of targets we need to be far more ruthless than last season, no more backing off when we are up in games, we need to go for the jugular, whoever we are playing. owd nick
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5:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

bluebella says...

Jordan Rhodes can score 25 goals for fun,

He scored 40 goals in 2011 - 12 season for Huddersfield.
Jordan Rhodes can score 25 goals for fun, He scored 40 goals in 2011 - 12 season for Huddersfield. bluebella
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6:18pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Rob_H2O says...

I envy you your column, I really do. Trolls do appear but sparingly, and you can get on with debating the article. I can only dream.
I envy you your column, I really do. Trolls do appear but sparingly, and you can get on with debating the article. I can only dream. Rob_H2O
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6:20pm Mon 30 Jun 14

baldie says...

jwid wrote:
FFP is limbering up and doing some hamstring stretches.....
...and there we go into our friend's last year.
What a shambles.
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: FFP is limbering up and doing some hamstring stretches.....[/p][/quote]...and there we go into our friend's last year. What a shambles. baldie
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6:40pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Nothing wrong with setting healthy targets.

I think young Mahony could get more of a chance this season on the wing once he's match fit as well.

Just need to bolster at the back.
Nothing wrong with setting healthy targets. I think young Mahony could get more of a chance this season on the wing once he's match fit as well. Just need to bolster at the back. Mr Ted Maul
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6:46pm Mon 30 Jun 14

jack went up says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
Nothing wrong with setting healthy targets.

I think young Mahony could get more of a chance this season on the wing once he's match fit as well.

Just need to bolster at the back.
Totally agree, the lads we have are capable of hitting 10 goals in a season, why not throw the challenge at them. If he'd have said "we've had a word with the lads and told them, "just see what you can get" we would have said he wasn't pushing them enough.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with setting healthy targets. I think young Mahony could get more of a chance this season on the wing once he's match fit as well. Just need to bolster at the back.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, the lads we have are capable of hitting 10 goals in a season, why not throw the challenge at them. If he'd have said "we've had a word with the lads and told them, "just see what you can get" we would have said he wasn't pushing them enough. jack went up
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7:22pm Mon 30 Jun 14

adcr says...

owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Rovertheedge wrote:
adcr wrote:
I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede)

If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.
I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players
Yes, but there are only two wing positions available per game, so whether two or five players play there over the course of the season it doesn't really matter. A return of 30 goals in 46 games is one hell of a target for two wide players. I think he will play Cairney more central this season and I expect him to hit between 6-8 goals too :o)

By the way I am upbeat for the coming season, just a bit baffled by the ambitious target.
On the other side of the coin if he had come out and said "I expect our wingers to get 5 or 6 goals" how would you have reacted?

From what we saw of Conway last season he certainly looks capable and I think Marshall is capable of double figures, a fit King is like grease lightning and as he matures, who knows?

Taylor and Varney aren't going to let us down if they get a chance to play, but they are not out and out goalscorers and to be honest unless there are serious problems with injury (like last season) their chances are going to be restricted.

I don't mind targets at all, however outlandish they appear at first, because it gives players, and the whole squad something tangible to aim for, aside from the drudgery of chasing points.

25 each for the two main strikers and another 50 from the supporting cast will suit me fine! :-)

One thing though, if we are talking of targets we need to be far more ruthless than last season, no more backing off when we are up in games, we need to go for the jugular, whoever we are playing.
When I first read this I thought yes yes, let's aim for two hundred goals next season then, and have a real target to aim for.

But do you know what….. you may be right. I'm a realist by nature and I tend to think what is the most likely outcome, hence I didn't want to set the targets too high. Maybe I was being too cautious, for a start we will probably have the best two forwards in the Championship next year, and even after last season's mediocre season we still scored 106 goals. Not bad for a team that missed out on the playoffs.

But still, for Bowyer’s challenge to come to fruition we will need to be scoring 3-4 goals a game and that is some going mate.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovertheedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: I don't think Bowyer has thought that comment through. Not many clubs have two forwards netting 15 goals a piece, so for two wingers to do this is almost unheard of. (especially when there primary objective is to keep supplying the crosses for Rhodes and Gestede) If we keep Rhodes and if Gestede continues where he left off from last season then we are looking at possibly 40-55 goals from just these two players. So if we apply a more realistic target of between 6-8 goals per winger then we will be there or there abouts.[/p][/quote]I suppose he is thinking about, Marshall, Conway, King, Taylor, and maybe Cairney (sometimes plays wide) so not just based on 2 players[/p][/quote]Yes, but there are only two wing positions available per game, so whether two or five players play there over the course of the season it doesn't really matter. A return of 30 goals in 46 games is one hell of a target for two wide players. I think he will play Cairney more central this season and I expect him to hit between 6-8 goals too :o) By the way I am upbeat for the coming season, just a bit baffled by the ambitious target.[/p][/quote]On the other side of the coin if he had come out and said "I expect our wingers to get 5 or 6 goals" how would you have reacted? From what we saw of Conway last season he certainly looks capable and I think Marshall is capable of double figures, a fit King is like grease lightning and as he matures, who knows? Taylor and Varney aren't going to let us down if they get a chance to play, but they are not out and out goalscorers and to be honest unless there are serious problems with injury (like last season) their chances are going to be restricted. I don't mind targets at all, however outlandish they appear at first, because it gives players, and the whole squad something tangible to aim for, aside from the drudgery of chasing points. 25 each for the two main strikers and another 50 from the supporting cast will suit me fine! :-) One thing though, if we are talking of targets we need to be far more ruthless than last season, no more backing off when we are up in games, we need to go for the jugular, whoever we are playing.[/p][/quote]When I first read this I thought yes yes, let's aim for two hundred goals next season then, and have a real target to aim for. But do you know what….. you may be right. I'm a realist by nature and I tend to think what is the most likely outcome, hence I didn't want to set the targets too high. Maybe I was being too cautious, for a start we will probably have the best two forwards in the Championship next year, and even after last season's mediocre season we still scored 106 goals. Not bad for a team that missed out on the playoffs. But still, for Bowyer’s challenge to come to fruition we will need to be scoring 3-4 goals a game and that is some going mate. adcr
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11:51pm Mon 30 Jun 14

taurus1530 says...

Rovertheedge wrote:
marcusbrfc95 wrote:
Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane"

Paul Wheelock you're a lemon
Oh dear poor knowledge by the editor
Maybe you should read the article first before making stupid comments
[quote][p][bold]Rovertheedge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marcusbrfc95[/bold] wrote: Rovers currently have three senior goalkeepers on their books– Robinson, Todd Kane, and Simon Eastwood. It is unlikely another keeper will be brought in without one going out. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH "Todd Kane" Paul Wheelock you're a lemon[/p][/quote]Oh dear poor knowledge by the editor[/p][/quote]Maybe you should read the article first before making stupid comments taurus1530
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12:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

jim 2012 says...

jwid wrote:
FFP is limbering up and doing some hamstring stretches.....
STRIKER DJ Campbell has become the second player, after midfielder Dickson Etuhu, to leave Blackburn Rovers today by mutual agreement.
will danny ings be at burnley or will he move on soon ?
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: FFP is limbering up and doing some hamstring stretches.....[/p][/quote]STRIKER DJ Campbell has become the second player, after midfielder Dickson Etuhu, to leave Blackburn Rovers today by mutual agreement. will danny ings be at burnley or will he move on soon ? jim 2012
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