Blame players for cup exit, says Rovers star Henley

Adam Henley

Adam Henley

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

ADAM Henley says the Blackburn Rovers players who threw away the club’s 13-match unbeaten run must take the blame for their midweek cup exit – and do their best to put it right at Blackpool on Saturday.

A second string Rovers side, including fit-again full back Henley, crashed to a woeful 1-0 home loss to Scunthorpe United in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

It was the Ewood Park outfit’s first competitive defeat since they went down 1-0 at home to Bournemouth on March 12 and it has led to questions over Gary Bowyer’s decision to make 10 changes for the first-round clash.

But Henley insists it is the players who must shoulder the responsibility for the cup upset – and not Rovers boss Bowyer who labelled the performance as the ‘worst’ of his 15-month reign.

Henley, who was making his first appearance since March 22, said: “I completely agree with what he said.

“We never got going and we played nowhere near our potential.

“We’re all disappointed and we’re going to have to take a look at ourselves in the mirror after that.

“We had a very strong side out there so we can’t make the excuse of all the changes being the reason we lost the game.

“We trained with each other and the potential was there to get a good win.

“We’re all aware of the run we have had and we didn’t want to be the ones who ended it. So everyone is disappointed and now we have to get back to training and do everything we can to get back to winning ways.”

Rovers get the opportunity to do that on Saturday when they make the trip to Lancashire rivals Blackpool.

But Henley accepts the majority of the side who took to the field against Scunthorpe are unlikely to retain their places for the Championship clash.

He said: “I know a lot of people will be disappointed with themselves.

“It was a chance to put your name forward for the first team on Saturday and these are the chances you’ve got to take.

“Everyone is disappointed with the result and the performance and we’ll just have to get back into training and go again.”

A furious Bowyer let the Rovers players know in no uncertain terms that their display against Scunthorpe was not up to scratch.

And after delivering his dressing room dressing down he re-emphasised the need to strengthen his squad.

Bowyer said: “It just highlights the need to bring more bodies in.

“There’s nothing more on that but we’re working very hard and we’ll keep going.”

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9:25am Thu 14 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Adam, an honest assessment but I suspect that had any of you bothered to read some of the previous comments on the subject you would have realised that some of us have already laid the bulk of the blame in the players.
Adam, an honest assessment but I suspect that had any of you bothered to read some of the previous comments on the subject you would have realised that some of us have already laid the bulk of the blame in the players. owd nick
  • Score: 16

9:34am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

is not the players fault that they are simply not good enough to compete with the Scunthorpe Stiffs.....
is not the players fault that they are simply not good enough to compete with the Scunthorpe Stiffs..... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -9

9:40am Thu 14 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
is not the players fault that they are simply not good enough to compete with the Scunthorpe Stiffs.....
There's an article on the Burnley page with no comments but it seems you'd rather be here ....troll.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: is not the players fault that they are simply not good enough to compete with the Scunthorpe Stiffs.....[/p][/quote]There's an article on the Burnley page with no comments but it seems you'd rather be here ....troll. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 18

9:43am Thu 14 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

It's alright taking it on the chin Adam and defending the manager but when are the players going to do something about these inept performances against lower league opposition ?
It's alright taking it on the chin Adam and defending the manager but when are the players going to do something about these inept performances against lower league opposition ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 13

9:51am Thu 14 Aug 14

owd nick says...

And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up." owd nick
  • Score: 2

10:04am Thu 14 Aug 14

stick to football says...

Adam is right about the players but the squad is GBs and good Managers can influence games. Is it a lack of experience No As a Team you win that includes the Staff and as a Team you loose - to blame one part of the equation is wrong.

Apologises wear thin when one doesnt seem to learn from the experience
Adam is right about the players but the squad is GBs and good Managers can influence games. Is it a lack of experience No As a Team you win that includes the Staff and as a Team you loose - to blame one part of the equation is wrong. Apologises wear thin when one doesnt seem to learn from the experience stick to football
  • Score: 3

10:07am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

the bell is tolling for Deadwood....
the bell is tolling for Deadwood.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -3

10:17am Thu 14 Aug 14

steralc says...

Blame the players ha ha ha
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Blame the players ha ha ha You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed steralc
  • Score: -4

10:18am Thu 14 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Blame players? Well I think they should abolish managers of the month award it counts for nothing win or lose its the players who take credit not the managers so why have someone who thinks or does his homework field a side which can and will win games
Blame players? Well I think they should abolish managers of the month award it counts for nothing win or lose its the players who take credit not the managers so why have someone who thinks or does his homework field a side which can and will win games mark anthony
  • Score: 1

10:19am Thu 14 Aug 14

TurfMoorTom says...

owd nick wrote:
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."[/p][/quote]No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -8

10:19am Thu 14 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
Looks like it's changed it's name again nick and trying to confuse. It's the troll alright.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."[/p][/quote]Looks like it's changed it's name again nick and trying to confuse. It's the troll alright. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

10:26am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

The Schizoid Man argues with himself all day long.....its quite comical really.
The Schizoid Man argues with himself all day long.....its quite comical really. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 0

10:35am Thu 14 Aug 14

hasslem hasslem says...

steralc wrote:
Blame the players ha ha ha
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
do you think dingles are backwards? this guy proves it
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: Blame the players ha ha ha You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]do you think dingles are backwards? this guy proves it hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 3

10:36am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

the dingles are Premier League- remind us all where are deadwood ?
the dingles are Premier League- remind us all where are deadwood ? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

10:38am Thu 14 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
owd nick wrote:
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.
As a famous tennis player once said ‘You cannot be serious’.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."[/p][/quote]No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.[/p][/quote]As a famous tennis player once said ‘You cannot be serious’. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 1

10:38am Thu 14 Aug 14

34 years says...

owd nick wrote:
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
They are different people - note the space or lack of it between the last two words of his name
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."[/p][/quote]They are different people - note the space or lack of it between the last two words of his name 34 years
  • Score: 1

10:39am Thu 14 Aug 14

Bellypork says...

After that s**t performance it should be kids for free next home match never mind a quid!!!!!!
After that s**t performance it should be kids for free next home match never mind a quid!!!!!! Bellypork
  • Score: -2

10:44am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

on second thoughst - the kids should play instead of the blocks of deadwood that turned out against the mighty Iron......
on second thoughst - the kids should play instead of the blocks of deadwood that turned out against the mighty Iron...... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 1

10:45am Thu 14 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
owd nick wrote:
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.
So you are admitting to being a multi-usernamed troll then? Well done, you must be so proud to keep clogging this site up with your bull ****.

For the record you are treated as a joke now anyway and it appears you have been out-trolled anyway now by your namesake, bearing in mind you started off trying to be clever as a Burnley fan and then got easily outed because of your inane stupidity - you just troll the Burnley pages with your rubbish and your alter ego AnotherPounding4Burn
ley.

You sir are a d1ck.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."[/p][/quote]No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.[/p][/quote]So you are admitting to being a multi-usernamed troll then? Well done, you must be so proud to keep clogging this site up with your bull ****. For the record you are treated as a joke now anyway and it appears you have been out-trolled anyway now by your namesake, bearing in mind you started off trying to be clever as a Burnley fan and then got easily outed because of your inane stupidity - you just troll the Burnley pages with your rubbish and your alter ego AnotherPounding4Burn ley. You sir are a d1ck. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 3

10:55am Thu 14 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Here we go again Gary saying it proves we need more bodies. If you had your way you would be bringing players in every week, that's the only solution you can think of. You have brought more players than anybody in to this club about 20 last year and yet you say you need more because half of them didn't work out. Any body who brings so many players in and yet can't produce a winning team with the squad he's got sounds like failure to me.
Here we go again Gary saying it proves we need more bodies. If you had your way you would be bringing players in every week, that's the only solution you can think of. You have brought more players than anybody in to this club about 20 last year and yet you say you need more because half of them didn't work out. Any body who brings so many players in and yet can't produce a winning team with the squad he's got sounds like failure to me. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 5

10:57am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

plenty of bodies out there against the mighty Iron-all dead nes
plenty of bodies out there against the mighty Iron-all dead nes Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

10:57am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

plenty of bodies out there against the mighty Iron-all dead ones
plenty of bodies out there against the mighty Iron-all dead ones Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

11:01am Thu 14 Aug 14

crankitup says...

there's nothing we can do about the pathetic display on Tuesday, what's done is done, and yes you need to pull your socks up for the trip to Bloomfield on Saturday.....this we all know.

however, you look at any good managers in all leagues and if their teams put in a performance like that they take the blame, they say that they pick the team and as such the blame lies firmly at the managers door.

anyhow onwards and hopefully upwards, I hope that it's not going to be one of those seasons again.
there's nothing we can do about the pathetic display on Tuesday, what's done is done, and yes you need to pull your socks up for the trip to Bloomfield on Saturday.....this we all know. however, you look at any good managers in all leagues and if their teams put in a performance like that they take the blame, they say that they pick the team and as such the blame lies firmly at the managers door. anyhow onwards and hopefully upwards, I hope that it's not going to be one of those seasons again. crankitup
  • Score: 8

11:06am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

the half-Covs will soon be overtaken by the real Covs....
the half-Covs will soon be overtaken by the real Covs.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

11:10am Thu 14 Aug 14

jack01 says...

The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers.

Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup.

This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally.

Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league. jack01
  • Score: 0

11:17am Thu 14 Aug 14

darwen1946 says...

The players do not pick the team !!
The players do not pick the team !! darwen1946
  • Score: 1

11:22am Thu 14 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

jack01 wrote:
The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers.

Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup.

This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally.

Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not?

Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally?

Just lol.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 1

11:35am Thu 14 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

To be perfectly serious, I believe that GB missed an opportunity here to try some of the reserves ALONGSIDE the more obvious first team choices to assess how they can plat together when required. I really don't see the point of starting a full team of reserves and then throwing on a couple of stars in a thirty minute cavalry charge. An opportunity missed, fans disheartened and another question mark against Bowyer's judgement. He has now put unnecessary pressure upon himself and the team for a result on Saturday.
To be perfectly serious, I believe that GB missed an opportunity here to try some of the reserves ALONGSIDE the more obvious first team choices to assess how they can plat together when required. I really don't see the point of starting a full team of reserves and then throwing on a couple of stars in a thirty minute cavalry charge. An opportunity missed, fans disheartened and another question mark against Bowyer's judgement. He has now put unnecessary pressure upon himself and the team for a result on Saturday. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 9

11:45am Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

b..ds perfectly serious....?!?!??!?!
?...hahaha
b..ds perfectly serious....?!?!??!?! ?...hahaha Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -2

11:53am Thu 14 Aug 14

jack01 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers.

Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup.

This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally.

Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not?

Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally?

Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them.

When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book.

Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have.

I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years? jack01
  • Score: 3

11:54am Thu 14 Aug 14

Bill Carson says...

Massive potential for a Bloomfield banana skin now.
Massive potential for a Bloomfield banana skin now. Bill Carson
  • Score: -3

11:59am Thu 14 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers.

Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup.

This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally.

Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not?

Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally?

Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them.

When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book.

Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have.

I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water.

I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?[/p][/quote]Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jack01 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers.

Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup.

This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally.

Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not?

Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally?

Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them.

When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book.

Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have.

I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water.

I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.
I quote Rhodes himself:

"I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player"

"It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here"

"Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player"

And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life"

Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?[/p][/quote]Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.[/p][/quote]I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening. jack01
  • Score: 2

12:19pm Thu 14 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
owd nick wrote:
And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself.

Priceless!

"TurfMoor Tom says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride.
More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th.

The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season.

Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team!

Disgraceful.

Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."
No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.
Blackburn Rovers 0 -1 Scunthorpe.

We should really keep our mouths shut as regards Premier League Burnley, especially when we get tubbed off League One sides.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: And before it crawls from under it's stone this absolute classic from the troll last night as it forgot to change identities before having an argument with itself. Priceless! "TurfMoor Tom says... TurfMoorTom wrote: Hard to take and it's no excuse but at the end of the day everything this season needs to focus on promotion alone. No distraction from this cup or potential injuries from the extra games. In that respect Bowyer was right to mix up the squad, not necessarily to go out so early, but to simply give others some game time and find out how much depth he has. Depending on how they react, this might be the kick up the backside needed and nothing lost against the main objective other than a little bit of pride. More than pride was lost you moron. We lost our dignity and any remaining shred of credibility that Bowyer might have scraped together since the humiliation of March the 9th. The match showed just how completely pathetic we are when first team players are out. We simply have no backup players capable of stepping in when the likes of Rhodes or Cairney are out through injury which will surely happen during the season. Bowyer has sold us down the river. All the decent Championship level backup we had is gone. We had our backsides exposed and a League One team has taken advantage of us. A League One team! Disgraceful. Talk of promotion is ridiculous, and just one more reason why the dingles are running rings around us on these message boards, we are making ourselves look like fools and they are laughing at us, and you in particular. Stop making us look desperate by claiming promotion is without our capability, it isn't. We are more likely to go down than up."[/p][/quote]No it didn't Nick - the one with a space in is a Dingle thinking it's clever. I usually only ever use this on Dingle threads anyway so just ignore any comment from anything looking like TurfMoorTom. Must admit the Rovers are in a different league for handling troll with sensible ignorance. Dingles can't help but be fished in every time.[/p][/quote]Blackburn Rovers 0 -1 Scunthorpe. We should really keep our mouths shut as regards Premier League Burnley, especially when we get tubbed off League One sides. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

12:33pm Thu 14 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers.

Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup.

This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally.

Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not?

Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally?

Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them.

When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book.

Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have.

I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water.

I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.
I quote Rhodes himself:

"I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player"

"It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here"

"Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player"

And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life"

Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.
Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us.

We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out?

I know who's position I'd rather be in.

God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south.

Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?[/p][/quote]Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.[/p][/quote]I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.[/p][/quote]Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -1

12:39pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

I like the selectivity of the Claret troll. The Championship is constantly referred to as "the Second division" now that Burnley are briefly out of it
That means Burnley are only in the First Division then?
Oh no thats the Multi Zillion poond premier league for Burnley who will soon be seeing of Barca in the CL as well....
Bless...
I like the selectivity of the Claret troll. The Championship is constantly referred to as "the Second division" now that Burnley are briefly out of it That means Burnley are only in the First Division then? Oh no thats the Multi Zillion poond premier league for Burnley who will soon be seeing of Barca in the CL as well.... Bless... Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

12:43pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jack went up says...

not an ideal result but could be a good kick up the backside in a way. The League cup is the same every season, 1 or 2 weeks into the season, teams still trying to gel and managers trying to give the impression of taking it seriously. You only ever see a concerted effort from clubs at the qtr final stage. I am sure the fans of Wigan, Ipswich, Blackpool and wolves are equally as disappointed . I am but I am nowhere near as disappointed as the fans of the three relegated sides are having seen there teams struggle in their openers.

This is a long season with a wide open league at the minute, I for one much prefer the brand of football we are seeing at the moment, 1-1 against Cardiff with 65% has got to be seen a progress. A win would have been better but to start dominating games you have to be able to keep possession. This team has the ability within it to play football on the ground and that is much likely to give better results over time. If we get into the premier league I would rather be equipped with technically sound footballers than hoof merchants, that takes time to develop. The best example in recent times was Swansea. They came up with a brand of football that they could carry on into the premier league and win games.

Ole has us down as one of the favourites, ex man utd player with a vast amount of experience in the game ( Not sure he can manage) , he knows a good team when he sees them, second half he gave up the ghost on trying to win that game, because he knew we were a better side. We move on.
not an ideal result but could be a good kick up the backside in a way. The League cup is the same every season, 1 or 2 weeks into the season, teams still trying to gel and managers trying to give the impression of taking it seriously. You only ever see a concerted effort from clubs at the qtr final stage. I am sure the fans of Wigan, Ipswich, Blackpool and wolves are equally as disappointed . I am but I am nowhere near as disappointed as the fans of the three relegated sides are having seen there teams struggle in their openers. This is a long season with a wide open league at the minute, I for one much prefer the brand of football we are seeing at the moment, 1-1 against Cardiff with 65% has got to be seen a progress. A win would have been better but to start dominating games you have to be able to keep possession. This team has the ability within it to play football on the ground and that is much likely to give better results over time. If we get into the premier league I would rather be equipped with technically sound footballers than hoof merchants, that takes time to develop. The best example in recent times was Swansea. They came up with a brand of football that they could carry on into the premier league and win games. Ole has us down as one of the favourites, ex man utd player with a vast amount of experience in the game ( Not sure he can manage) , he knows a good team when he sees them, second half he gave up the ghost on trying to win that game, because he knew we were a better side. We move on. jack went up
  • Score: 3

12:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Still a Wild Rover wrote:
I like the selectivity of the Claret troll. The Championship is constantly referred to as "the Second division" now that Burnley are briefly out of it
That means Burnley are only in the First Division then?
Oh no thats the Multi Zillion poond premier league for Burnley who will soon be seeing of Barca in the CL as well....
Bless...
I think they also refer to second division as a measure of the quality of our players these days. We've just been taught a lesson by Scunthorpe for god sake, how can we class ourselves as anything else.

The dingles are running rings around us on here yet again, and we keep supplying them with reason to do so with our outlandish claims of being good enough for promotion. It's not just the idiotic Rovers fans who are at fault, the LT reporters have also come out with some utter nonsense recently, and all the build-up is going to lead to an even greater fall for us.

We are not even a week into the new season and we now have to negotiate a MUST WIN away trip to Blackpool, anything else simply is not good enough. God forbid we lose our next to league games at Blackpool and Norwich. Bowyer will be on the end of some serious abuse.
[quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: I like the selectivity of the Claret troll. The Championship is constantly referred to as "the Second division" now that Burnley are briefly out of it That means Burnley are only in the First Division then? Oh no thats the Multi Zillion poond premier league for Burnley who will soon be seeing of Barca in the CL as well.... Bless...[/p][/quote]I think they also refer to second division as a measure of the quality of our players these days. We've just been taught a lesson by Scunthorpe for god sake, how can we class ourselves as anything else. The dingles are running rings around us on here yet again, and we keep supplying them with reason to do so with our outlandish claims of being good enough for promotion. It's not just the idiotic Rovers fans who are at fault, the LT reporters have also come out with some utter nonsense recently, and all the build-up is going to lead to an even greater fall for us. We are not even a week into the new season and we now have to negotiate a MUST WIN away trip to Blackpool, anything else simply is not good enough. God forbid we lose our next to league games at Blackpool and Norwich. Bowyer will be on the end of some serious abuse. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

12:51pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.
I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.
Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.
Still mixing up debt and loss I see. Punisment will be an embargo, no buying.
Our first team squad is as good as the Dingle squad was last year. If we are anywhere near injury free we will make it back. If your shower can do it, we certainly can
We can get by without buying after January.
Now, stop being silly and stop posting your tedious troll messages , we aint buying them either fool!
We know where we are and still have a firm grip on the paddles and we are heading downstream
Now I am being nice to you, so stop being such a pratt and stop making a fool youself with your 70 plus accounts trying to spread doom and foment unrest at Ewood
You got away with it for a couple of years but it is over. Back in the day I was the first to out you with your multi account head games but many people refused to believe that anyone would stoop so low or be such a sad kucf up.
Now EVERYONE knows who and what you are. You have gone beyond the obvious to the ridiculous
Go and get a life. throw those curtains wide as Elbow say.....
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?[/p][/quote]Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.[/p][/quote]I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.[/p][/quote]Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.[/p][/quote]Still mixing up debt and loss I see. Punisment will be an embargo, no buying. Our first team squad is as good as the Dingle squad was last year. If we are anywhere near injury free we will make it back. If your shower can do it, we certainly can We can get by without buying after January. Now, stop being silly and stop posting your tedious troll messages , we aint buying them either fool! We know where we are and still have a firm grip on the paddles and we are heading downstream Now I am being nice to you, so stop being such a pratt and stop making a fool youself with your 70 plus accounts trying to spread doom and foment unrest at Ewood You got away with it for a couple of years but it is over. Back in the day I was the first to out you with your multi account head games but many people refused to believe that anyone would stoop so low or be such a sad kucf up. Now EVERYONE knows who and what you are. You have gone beyond the obvious to the ridiculous Go and get a life. throw those curtains wide as Elbow say..... Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

1:04pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

'Our first team squad is as good as the dingle squad from last year'

Comedy gold - explains why you were 23 points behind us then doesn't it - have you even improved your squad? Brown, Varney and Baptiste added? With those three clowns added I would say you are weaker than you were.

You can get buy without buying in January can you - good luck with that you will definitely need it lol
'Our first team squad is as good as the dingle squad from last year' Comedy gold - explains why you were 23 points behind us then doesn't it - have you even improved your squad? Brown, Varney and Baptiste added? With those three clowns added I would say you are weaker than you were. You can get buy without buying in January can you - good luck with that you will definitely need it lol Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -1

1:07pm Thu 14 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Still a Wild Rover wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.
I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.
Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.
Still mixing up debt and loss I see. Punisment will be an embargo, no buying.
Our first team squad is as good as the Dingle squad was last year. If we are anywhere near injury free we will make it back. If your shower can do it, we certainly can
We can get by without buying after January.
Now, stop being silly and stop posting your tedious troll messages , we aint buying them either fool!
We know where we are and still have a firm grip on the paddles and we are heading downstream
Now I am being nice to you, so stop being such a pratt and stop making a fool youself with your 70 plus accounts trying to spread doom and foment unrest at Ewood
You got away with it for a couple of years but it is over. Back in the day I was the first to out you with your multi account head games but many people refused to believe that anyone would stoop so low or be such a sad kucf up.
Now EVERYONE knows who and what you are. You have gone beyond the obvious to the ridiculous
Go and get a life. throw those curtains wide as Elbow say.....
Poor poor effort my fellow Rovers fan.

'Tis you who is mixing up his debts with his losses.

We lost over £35 million last season and since then we have made minor savings in getting rid of a number of bit part players however our senior, high earners have all had to be paid to leave, at a cost of millions. We've also incurred the additional loss of £8 from the reduction in parachute payments, and taken a further hit in commercial revenue. It all adds up to another massive loss (which in turns adds to our net debt).

The loss is the important figure as regards FFP, and as such we are about to be royally shafted when it comes to December and the release into the public domain of our accounts.

The part that you clearly don't understand is that the Transfer Embargo is simply there to force us to make the savings necessary to fall in line with the agreed limits on losses which for 2014/15 is just £3million.

We therefore have to find a further £25million+ saving to have the transfer embargo lifted, which may take several seasons. Hence Jordan Rhodes will be the first to go in January. Its simple economics, there is no other way we can possible make that level of saving, his contract alone will cost us £13.78million!

Wake up and smell the poultry you moron, we're on the road to relegation and the sooner you fools accept it the better.
[quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?[/p][/quote]Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.[/p][/quote]I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.[/p][/quote]Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.[/p][/quote]Still mixing up debt and loss I see. Punisment will be an embargo, no buying. Our first team squad is as good as the Dingle squad was last year. If we are anywhere near injury free we will make it back. If your shower can do it, we certainly can We can get by without buying after January. Now, stop being silly and stop posting your tedious troll messages , we aint buying them either fool! We know where we are and still have a firm grip on the paddles and we are heading downstream Now I am being nice to you, so stop being such a pratt and stop making a fool youself with your 70 plus accounts trying to spread doom and foment unrest at Ewood You got away with it for a couple of years but it is over. Back in the day I was the first to out you with your multi account head games but many people refused to believe that anyone would stoop so low or be such a sad kucf up. Now EVERYONE knows who and what you are. You have gone beyond the obvious to the ridiculous Go and get a life. throw those curtains wide as Elbow say.....[/p][/quote]Poor poor effort my fellow Rovers fan. 'Tis you who is mixing up his debts with his losses. We lost over £35 million last season and since then we have made minor savings in getting rid of a number of bit part players however our senior, high earners have all had to be paid to leave, at a cost of millions. We've also incurred the additional loss of £8 from the reduction in parachute payments, and taken a further hit in commercial revenue. It all adds up to another massive loss (which in turns adds to our net debt). The loss is the important figure as regards FFP, and as such we are about to be royally shafted when it comes to December and the release into the public domain of our accounts. The part that you clearly don't understand is that the Transfer Embargo is simply there to force us to make the savings necessary to fall in line with the agreed limits on losses which for 2014/15 is just £3million. We therefore have to find a further £25million+ saving to have the transfer embargo lifted, which may take several seasons. Hence Jordan Rhodes will be the first to go in January. Its simple economics, there is no other way we can possible make that level of saving, his contract alone will cost us £13.78million! Wake up and smell the poultry you moron, we're on the road to relegation and the sooner you fools accept it the better. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 0

1:11pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jack went up says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
'Our first team squad is as good as the dingle squad from last year'

Comedy gold - explains why you were 23 points behind us then doesn't it - have you even improved your squad? Brown, Varney and Baptiste added? With those three clowns added I would say you are weaker than you were.

You can get buy without buying in January can you - good luck with that you will definitely need it lol
Brown - Back up for Getsede to ensure we can continue to support Rhodes
( Scored 9 goals last season which is the same a the 3rd top scorer at both our clubs in a side that really struggled)

Varney - would agree at the minute ( But time will tell)

Baptiste - Played well against stoke and Cardiff operating at RB and at CB.

Players released all fringe players none of which played much first team football. So at the minute I would say we have improved our squad, having also managed to keep them together they are now a bit more settled. and looking at the opening day games the squad is certainly in the mix


Same question for you have you improved your squad enough to stay in the premier league
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: 'Our first team squad is as good as the dingle squad from last year' Comedy gold - explains why you were 23 points behind us then doesn't it - have you even improved your squad? Brown, Varney and Baptiste added? With those three clowns added I would say you are weaker than you were. You can get buy without buying in January can you - good luck with that you will definitely need it lol[/p][/quote]Brown - Back up for Getsede to ensure we can continue to support Rhodes ( Scored 9 goals last season which is the same a the 3rd top scorer at both our clubs in a side that really struggled) Varney - would agree at the minute ( But time will tell) Baptiste - Played well against stoke and Cardiff operating at RB and at CB. Players released all fringe players none of which played much first team football. So at the minute I would say we have improved our squad, having also managed to keep them together they are now a bit more settled. and looking at the opening day games the squad is certainly in the mix Same question for you have you improved your squad enough to stay in the premier league jack went up
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

Well that was an honest appraisal but looking at that line up before the match I was wondering where our goals would come from. I still believe if GB and his staff knew their players he would not have selected that team as the fans seem to understand who is good and who is rubbish in our squad why can't the Rover's management see it as well?
Well that was an honest appraisal but looking at that line up before the match I was wondering where our goals would come from. I still believe if GB and his staff knew their players he would not have selected that team as the fans seem to understand who is good and who is rubbish in our squad why can't the Rover's management see it as well? bburnrover
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jack went up says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
jack01 wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.
Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.
No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?
Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.
I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.
Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.
Still mixing up debt and loss I see. Punisment will be an embargo, no buying.
Our first team squad is as good as the Dingle squad was last year. If we are anywhere near injury free we will make it back. If your shower can do it, we certainly can
We can get by without buying after January.
Now, stop being silly and stop posting your tedious troll messages , we aint buying them either fool!
We know where we are and still have a firm grip on the paddles and we are heading downstream
Now I am being nice to you, so stop being such a pratt and stop making a fool youself with your 70 plus accounts trying to spread doom and foment unrest at Ewood
You got away with it for a couple of years but it is over. Back in the day I was the first to out you with your multi account head games but many people refused to believe that anyone would stoop so low or be such a sad kucf up.
Now EVERYONE knows who and what you are. You have gone beyond the obvious to the ridiculous
Go and get a life. throw those curtains wide as Elbow say.....
Poor poor effort my fellow Rovers fan.

'Tis you who is mixing up his debts with his losses.

We lost over £35 million last season and since then we have made minor savings in getting rid of a number of bit part players however our senior, high earners have all had to be paid to leave, at a cost of millions. We've also incurred the additional loss of £8 from the reduction in parachute payments, and taken a further hit in commercial revenue. It all adds up to another massive loss (which in turns adds to our net debt).

The loss is the important figure as regards FFP, and as such we are about to be royally shafted when it comes to December and the release into the public domain of our accounts.

The part that you clearly don't understand is that the Transfer Embargo is simply there to force us to make the savings necessary to fall in line with the agreed limits on losses which for 2014/15 is just £3million.

We therefore have to find a further £25million+ saving to have the transfer embargo lifted, which may take several seasons. Hence Jordan Rhodes will be the first to go in January. Its simple economics, there is no other way we can possible make that level of saving, his contract alone will cost us £13.78million!

Wake up and smell the poultry you moron, we're on the road to relegation and the sooner you fools accept it the better.
wow you really do have a n ability to mix numbers up and make them look like you want to , you should get a job in politics.

1. £35 m was year before not last season.
2. Losses a £3m plus £5 m allowance. ( investment in youth development is also unlimited ( hence the announcement of new pitches ect at the end of the season )
3. Annual calculations are used not lifetime of contract so even if your figures are true mystic meg , the annual figure your looking for on Rhodes is £2.76 m
4. If your figures are true an we got hit with an embargo, why would we sell Rhodes in January. Given that by your logic we have just taken a big gamble on this contract surely you would see it through until the end of the season, so if you do get promoted you can tell the league your not paying it anyway , just like QPR are doing.

Take a deep breath son , get your ducks in a row and come back your starting to fall over your own nonsense now,
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: The run is still going. 13 league games unbeaten. I don't count second string League Cup ties as regular games, unlike the Lancashire Telegraph, who will do whatever they can to sap any positive thinking away from Blackburn Rovers. Disappointed with the performance and result on Tuesday, but not really bothered about being out of the cup. This is the same Lancashire Telegraph that counted Danny Ings' goals against the likes of York City in the League Cup last season as part of his season tally. Roll on Saturday, should be a winnable game, or at the very least we should be coming away 14 unbeaten in the league.[/p][/quote]Hilarious, so you don't count goals that players have scored against lower league opposition in a cup competition do you not? Talk about being selective, what happened if you got a good run in the competition (I know that may be a leap of faith for you to imagine) and say Rhodes got a couple of hat-tricks - would you expect him to count them in his seasons tally? Just lol.[/p][/quote]No I wouldn't count them. When judging a strikers goal scoring record I don't consider those scored in cup games against League Two opposition, and I wouldn't if it was Jordan Rhodes either. Its those scored in the league that count in my book. Rhodes scored 25 league goals last season. Danny Ings scored 21. However if you include those goals scored against York City, Preston and Southampton reserves in the cups then he scored 26. I know which record I'd sooner have. I can imagine a good run in the competition. What is it now, one win and multiple semi/quarter finals in the last 12 years?[/p][/quote]Well I am pretty sure that Jordan Rhodes would rather be playing his trade in the league that Danny Ings is now, instead of rattling around Division Two, single-handedly keeping Blackburn's head above water. I also reckon Rhodes would have loved to pick up the Championship Player Of The Year Award or be named in the PFA Championship team of the year, or even be capped and score two goals in two games for England Under 21's like Ings did last season.[/p][/quote]I quote Rhodes himself: "I love being at Blackburn Rovers and being a Blackburn player" "It is a fantastic football club and I am very lucky to be here" "Until Blackburn Rovers don't want me any more I'm a Blackburn Rovers player" And on recently extending his contract by a further two years: "I would sign for Blackburn for life" Has Danny Ings signed up yet? The silence is deafening.[/p][/quote]Danny Ings hasn't been offered a £53,000 a week 5 years contract totalling an obscene £13.78million, like Jordan Rhodes has by us. We are shortly to be subjected to a transfer embargo as our accounts are made public in December. Do you really think the FFP administrators will look kindly on our attempts to break even by offering £14million contracts out? I know who's position I'd rather be in. God help us in January, Rhodes will be the first to be sold, we may get £8 to £10m for him if we're lucky but that money will go straight towards reducing our losses for the year and offsetting the £8m reduction in our parachute payments. No replacement will be brought in, hence we are then looking at the players who disgraced us on Tuesday night, Varney will be in for Rhodes and we'll be heading south. Plain and simple, we are in a real mess financially, it just doesn't bear thinking about.[/p][/quote]Still mixing up debt and loss I see. Punisment will be an embargo, no buying. Our first team squad is as good as the Dingle squad was last year. If we are anywhere near injury free we will make it back. If your shower can do it, we certainly can We can get by without buying after January. Now, stop being silly and stop posting your tedious troll messages , we aint buying them either fool! We know where we are and still have a firm grip on the paddles and we are heading downstream Now I am being nice to you, so stop being such a pratt and stop making a fool youself with your 70 plus accounts trying to spread doom and foment unrest at Ewood You got away with it for a couple of years but it is over. Back in the day I was the first to out you with your multi account head games but many people refused to believe that anyone would stoop so low or be such a sad kucf up. Now EVERYONE knows who and what you are. You have gone beyond the obvious to the ridiculous Go and get a life. throw those curtains wide as Elbow say.....[/p][/quote]Poor poor effort my fellow Rovers fan. 'Tis you who is mixing up his debts with his losses. We lost over £35 million last season and since then we have made minor savings in getting rid of a number of bit part players however our senior, high earners have all had to be paid to leave, at a cost of millions. We've also incurred the additional loss of £8 from the reduction in parachute payments, and taken a further hit in commercial revenue. It all adds up to another massive loss (which in turns adds to our net debt). The loss is the important figure as regards FFP, and as such we are about to be royally shafted when it comes to December and the release into the public domain of our accounts. The part that you clearly don't understand is that the Transfer Embargo is simply there to force us to make the savings necessary to fall in line with the agreed limits on losses which for 2014/15 is just £3million. We therefore have to find a further £25million+ saving to have the transfer embargo lifted, which may take several seasons. Hence Jordan Rhodes will be the first to go in January. Its simple economics, there is no other way we can possible make that level of saving, his contract alone will cost us £13.78million! Wake up and smell the poultry you moron, we're on the road to relegation and the sooner you fools accept it the better.[/p][/quote]wow you really do have a n ability to mix numbers up and make them look like you want to , you should get a job in politics. 1. £35 m was year before not last season. 2. Losses a £3m plus £5 m allowance. ( investment in youth development is also unlimited ( hence the announcement of new pitches ect at the end of the season ) 3. Annual calculations are used not lifetime of contract so even if your figures are true mystic meg , the annual figure your looking for on Rhodes is £2.76 m 4. If your figures are true an we got hit with an embargo, why would we sell Rhodes in January. Given that by your logic we have just taken a big gamble on this contract surely you would see it through until the end of the season, so if you do get promoted you can tell the league your not paying it anyway , just like QPR are doing. Take a deep breath son , get your ducks in a row and come back your starting to fall over your own nonsense now, jack went up
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1:28pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Still trying to flog season tickets we see - truth is you could not give them away....
Still trying to flog season tickets we see - truth is you could not give them away.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 0

1:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

How will Burnley cope this season they have made 6 signings has anyone heard of any of them before? 500 phone calls ! he needs to ring players in Outer Mongolia because any who have seen that pit of a ground won't want to sign and I bet a lot of Championship sides are paying higher wages.
I can see them panic struck at Christmas wondering if they should sack dick or spend millions on whoever they can get to sustain a Prem place.
How will Burnley cope this season they have made 6 signings has anyone heard of any of them before? 500 phone calls ! he needs to ring players in Outer Mongolia because any who have seen that pit of a ground won't want to sign and I bet a lot of Championship sides are paying higher wages. I can see them panic struck at Christmas wondering if they should sack dick or spend millions on whoever they can get to sustain a Prem place. bburnrover
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1:29pm Thu 14 Aug 14

jack went up says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Still trying to flog season tickets we see - truth is you could not give them away....
we did 20 actually as golden tickets
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: Still trying to flog season tickets we see - truth is you could not give them away....[/p][/quote]we did 20 actually as golden tickets jack went up
  • Score: 1

1:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

bburnrover wrote:
How will Burnley cope this season they have made 6 signings has anyone heard of any of them before? 500 phone calls ! he needs to ring players in Outer Mongolia because any who have seen that pit of a ground won't want to sign and I bet a lot of Championship sides are paying higher wages.
I can see them panic struck at Christmas wondering if they should sack dick or spend millions on whoever they can get to sustain a Prem place.
' sustain a Prem place '...now that sounds a lot better than trying to stay in the championshp
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: How will Burnley cope this season they have made 6 signings has anyone heard of any of them before? 500 phone calls ! he needs to ring players in Outer Mongolia because any who have seen that pit of a ground won't want to sign and I bet a lot of Championship sides are paying higher wages. I can see them panic struck at Christmas wondering if they should sack dick or spend millions on whoever they can get to sustain a Prem place.[/p][/quote]' sustain a Prem place '...now that sounds a lot better than trying to stay in the championshp Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

2:04pm Thu 14 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

owd nick wrote:
Adam, an honest assessment but I suspect that had any of you bothered to read some of the previous comments on the subject you would have realised that some of us have already laid the bulk of the blame in the players.
Everyone from the manager down to the 11 on the pitch have let the club down so just accept it .You did not have the commitment or desire or even the guts to at least reply to their early goal. Simply not good enough.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Adam, an honest assessment but I suspect that had any of you bothered to read some of the previous comments on the subject you would have realised that some of us have already laid the bulk of the blame in the players.[/p][/quote]Everyone from the manager down to the 11 on the pitch have let the club down so just accept it .You did not have the commitment or desire or even the guts to at least reply to their early goal. Simply not good enough. noddy57
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

owd nick says...

noddy57 wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Adam, an honest assessment but I suspect that had any of you bothered to read some of the previous comments on the subject you would have realised that some of us have already laid the bulk of the blame in the players.
Everyone from the manager down to the 11 on the pitch have let the club down so just accept it .You did not have the commitment or desire or even the guts to at least reply to their early goal. Simply not good enough.
Me?

I didn't play, wasn't even on the bench!

Although I am a tad flattered that at 62 years old you still think I could chase anything bigger than a golf ball around a field! :-)
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Adam, an honest assessment but I suspect that had any of you bothered to read some of the previous comments on the subject you would have realised that some of us have already laid the bulk of the blame in the players.[/p][/quote]Everyone from the manager down to the 11 on the pitch have let the club down so just accept it .You did not have the commitment or desire or even the guts to at least reply to their early goal. Simply not good enough.[/p][/quote]Me? I didn't play, wasn't even on the bench! Although I am a tad flattered that at 62 years old you still think I could chase anything bigger than a golf ball around a field! :-) owd nick
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7:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

peely says...

" Bring in more bodies ", says call me Gaz. , ! Just how many players does he want . The problem is of course that call me Gaz can't differentiate between bodies and decent footballers , he seems to work on the principle that for every ten " bodies " he signs he might just get two or three decent players . At this rate he,s going to need a squad of fifty players to get a squad of fifteen or sixteen . F. Clueless , nice guy he might be but a winner he definitely ain't !
" Bring in more bodies ", says call me Gaz. , ! Just how many players does he want . The problem is of course that call me Gaz can't differentiate between bodies and decent footballers , he seems to work on the principle that for every ten " bodies " he signs he might just get two or three decent players . At this rate he,s going to need a squad of fifty players to get a squad of fifteen or sixteen . F. Clueless , nice guy he might be but a winner he definitely ain't ! peely
  • Score: 2

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