Blackburn Rovers complete the signing of Everton defender Shane Duffy

Rovers complete the signing of Everton's Shane Duffy

Rovers complete the signing of Everton's Shane Duffy

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BLACKBURN Rovers have completed the signing of Everton centre back Shane Duffy.

The 22-year-old, who played one game on loan for Burnley in 2011, moves to Ewood Park on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Republic of Ireland international Duffy, who watched Rovers go down to a 3-1 defeat at Wolves on Saturday, said: "I'm delighted and I'm over the moon to be here.

"It was tough decision to leave Everton of course but it was a chance to come to a great club and play football - that's my main aim and that's what I want to do."

One player on his way out of Rovers is Jack O'Connell.

The 20-year-old is set to re-sign for Rochdale on loan until January.

O'Connell helped Rochdale, managed by former Rovers defender Keith Hill, win promotion to League One last season while on loan at Spotland.

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11:38am Mon 1 Sep 14

gaylegarnerkennedy says...

Should be a good signing providing he is not still traumatised after that terrible day in 2011.
Should be a good signing providing he is not still traumatised after that terrible day in 2011. gaylegarnerkennedy
  • Score: 32

11:42am Mon 1 Sep 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

gaylegarnerkennedy wrote:
Should be a good signing providing he is not still traumatised after that terrible day in 2011.
An absolute dogger Centre Half.

Will make Grant Hanley look like Bobby Moore.
[quote][p][bold]gaylegarnerkennedy[/bold] wrote: Should be a good signing providing he is not still traumatised after that terrible day in 2011.[/p][/quote]An absolute dogger Centre Half. Will make Grant Hanley look like Bobby Moore. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -20

11:58am Mon 1 Sep 14

rhodie110961 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
gaylegarnerkennedy wrote:
Should be a good signing providing he is not still traumatised after that terrible day in 2011.
An absolute dogger Centre Half.

Will make Grant Hanley look like Bobby Moore.
Funny he was declared championship player of the year last season by a fair few media outlets.
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[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gaylegarnerkennedy[/bold] wrote: Should be a good signing providing he is not still traumatised after that terrible day in 2011.[/p][/quote]An absolute dogger Centre Half. Will make Grant Hanley look like Bobby Moore.[/p][/quote]Funny he was declared championship player of the year last season by a fair few media outlets. http://www.whoscored .com/Articles/ynblll zhjuegiuqa8pq7aw/Sho w/League-Focus-Champ ionship-201314-Seaso n-Review rhodie110961
  • Score: 19

12:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bburnrover says...

Just what we need a hard tackling big CB who can head a ball in both penalty areas.
Just what we need a hard tackling big CB who can head a ball in both penalty areas. bburnrover
  • Score: 14

12:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

A distinctly underwhelming signing that reeks of another Bowyer panic buy. I really cannot believe we effectively gave away Scott Dann our club captain and a top central defender to end up with a player who struggled at Yeovil last season. We already have one caveman at the back in Hanley, do we really need another knuckle dragger in the same mould?

A poor signing from Bowyer and a further massive chunk of money that we can ill afford to be losing at this stage with FFP about to plant a solid right hook on us.

God help us if we lose Rhodes today, we're looking more and more like League One material every day.
A distinctly underwhelming signing that reeks of another Bowyer panic buy. I really cannot believe we effectively gave away Scott Dann our club captain and a top central defender to end up with a player who struggled at Yeovil last season. We already have one caveman at the back in Hanley, do we really need another knuckle dragger in the same mould? A poor signing from Bowyer and a further massive chunk of money that we can ill afford to be losing at this stage with FFP about to plant a solid right hook on us. God help us if we lose Rhodes today, we're looking more and more like League One material every day. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 28

12:20pm Mon 1 Sep 14

TurfMoorTom says...

I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 3

1:11pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Pembina says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
How old are you Tom 6?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.[/p][/quote]How old are you Tom 6? Pembina
  • Score: 13

1:59pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Harwoodstblue says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
A distinctly underwhelming signing that reeks of another Bowyer panic buy. I really cannot believe we effectively gave away Scott Dann our club captain and a top central defender to end up with a player who struggled at Yeovil last season. We already have one caveman at the back in Hanley, do we really need another knuckle dragger in the same mould?

A poor signing from Bowyer and a further massive chunk of money that we can ill afford to be losing at this stage with FFP about to plant a solid right hook on us.

God help us if we lose Rhodes today, we're looking more and more like League One material every day.
Looks like the troll has been busy with his thumbs.
Really, who could be bothered?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: A distinctly underwhelming signing that reeks of another Bowyer panic buy. I really cannot believe we effectively gave away Scott Dann our club captain and a top central defender to end up with a player who struggled at Yeovil last season. We already have one caveman at the back in Hanley, do we really need another knuckle dragger in the same mould? A poor signing from Bowyer and a further massive chunk of money that we can ill afford to be losing at this stage with FFP about to plant a solid right hook on us. God help us if we lose Rhodes today, we're looking more and more like League One material every day.[/p][/quote]Looks like the troll has been busy with his thumbs. Really, who could be bothered? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 9

1:59pm Mon 1 Sep 14

SimonGarner'sNameSake says...

Another good young player. Can't argue with it
Another good young player. Can't argue with it SimonGarner'sNameSake
  • Score: 10

2:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

noddy57 says...

Pembina wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
How old are you Tom 6?
l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.
[quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.[/p][/quote]How old are you Tom 6?[/p][/quote]l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither. noddy57
  • Score: 16

2:09pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Harwoodstblue says...

noddy57 wrote:
Pembina wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
How old are you Tom 6?
l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.
This TMT is not the troll. The troll is TM T. Spot the difference?
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.[/p][/quote]How old are you Tom 6?[/p][/quote]l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.[/p][/quote]This TMT is not the troll. The troll is TM T. Spot the difference? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

2:09pm Mon 1 Sep 14

owd nick says...

Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far.

We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.
Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far. We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone. owd nick
  • Score: 8

2:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far.

We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.
Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far. We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.[/p][/quote]Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 7

3:04pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Bring in Dunn 0 he can park his own formidable bus and no need to spend any more money that you have not got.
Bring in Dunn 0 he can park his own formidable bus and no need to spend any more money that you have not got. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -9

3:23pm Mon 1 Sep 14

darwen1946 says...

Hope Brown is not getting too tired counting his pension pot every week !
Hope Brown is not getting too tired counting his pension pot every week ! darwen1946
  • Score: 6

4:00pm Mon 1 Sep 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far.

We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.
Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.
Difficult one.

I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place.

Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he?

Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB.

I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench.

But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed.

And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far. We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.[/p][/quote]Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.[/p][/quote]Difficult one. I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place. Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he? Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB. I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench. But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed. And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time. owd nick
  • Score: 4

4:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Garylla says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far.

We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.
Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.
Difficult one.

I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place.

Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he?

Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB.

I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench.

But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed.

And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.
The defence on paper isn't bad but 10 goals in 5 matches tells it's own story. 6 of those goals have come from set plays. The "wall" for the free kick on Saturday was an absolute joke and someone should be given a bollockin5
Bowyer needs to sort out his system fast or we'll be lower division by the end of September.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far. We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.[/p][/quote]Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.[/p][/quote]Difficult one. I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place. Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he? Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB. I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench. But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed. And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.[/p][/quote]The defence on paper isn't bad but 10 goals in 5 matches tells it's own story. 6 of those goals have come from set plays. The "wall" for the free kick on Saturday was an absolute joke and someone should be given a bollockin5 Bowyer needs to sort out his system fast or we'll be lower division by the end of September. Garylla
  • Score: 4

5:13pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Pembina says...

noddy57 wrote:
Pembina wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
How old are you Tom 6?
l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.
it's a shame for him -his mother wanted a boy.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.[/p][/quote]How old are you Tom 6?[/p][/quote]l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.[/p][/quote]it's a shame for him -his mother wanted a boy. Pembina
  • Score: 3

5:44pm Mon 1 Sep 14

owd nick says...

Garylla wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far.

We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.
Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.
Difficult one.

I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place.

Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he?

Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB.

I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench.

But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed.

And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.
The defence on paper isn't bad but 10 goals in 5 matches tells it's own story. 6 of those goals have come from set plays. The "wall" for the free kick on Saturday was an absolute joke and someone should be given a bollockin5
Bowyer needs to sort out his system fast or we'll be lower division by the end of September.
The wall is the responsibility of the Keeper at all times, so as far as I am concern that's where the blame for that one lies.

When defending at free kicks it's all about team effort, not just the four defenders, if it's breaking down there it's up to the captain or more experienced players on the pitch to sort it out.

By all accounts Haley has a very strong personality but does that make him captain material? Especially as he makes a lot of mistakes.

That question needs to be asked, he's young, still relatively inexperienced and it could be affecting him.

I know it sounds daft but we need someone like John Terry who would let players know in no uncertain terms what he thinks on the pitch and in the dressing room, and there are few players who would or could argue with him.
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far. We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.[/p][/quote]Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.[/p][/quote]Difficult one. I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place. Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he? Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB. I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench. But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed. And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.[/p][/quote]The defence on paper isn't bad but 10 goals in 5 matches tells it's own story. 6 of those goals have come from set plays. The "wall" for the free kick on Saturday was an absolute joke and someone should be given a bollockin5 Bowyer needs to sort out his system fast or we'll be lower division by the end of September.[/p][/quote]The wall is the responsibility of the Keeper at all times, so as far as I am concern that's where the blame for that one lies. When defending at free kicks it's all about team effort, not just the four defenders, if it's breaking down there it's up to the captain or more experienced players on the pitch to sort it out. By all accounts Haley has a very strong personality but does that make him captain material? Especially as he makes a lot of mistakes. That question needs to be asked, he's young, still relatively inexperienced and it could be affecting him. I know it sounds daft but we need someone like John Terry who would let players know in no uncertain terms what he thinks on the pitch and in the dressing room, and there are few players who would or could argue with him. owd nick
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it?? Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Stone Island: says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
A distinctly underwhelming signing that reeks of another Bowyer panic buy. I really cannot believe we effectively gave away Scott Dann our club captain and a top central defender to end up with a player who struggled at Yeovil last season. We already have one caveman at the back in Hanley, do we really need another knuckle dragger in the same mould?

A poor signing from Bowyer and a further massive chunk of money that we can ill afford to be losing at this stage with FFP about to plant a solid right hook on us.

God help us if we lose Rhodes today, we're looking more and more like League One material every day.
Looks like the troll has been busy with his thumbs.
Really, who could be bothered?
Just goes to show how many accounts the silly cnut has.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: A distinctly underwhelming signing that reeks of another Bowyer panic buy. I really cannot believe we effectively gave away Scott Dann our club captain and a top central defender to end up with a player who struggled at Yeovil last season. We already have one caveman at the back in Hanley, do we really need another knuckle dragger in the same mould? A poor signing from Bowyer and a further massive chunk of money that we can ill afford to be losing at this stage with FFP about to plant a solid right hook on us. God help us if we lose Rhodes today, we're looking more and more like League One material every day.[/p][/quote]Looks like the troll has been busy with his thumbs. Really, who could be bothered?[/p][/quote]Just goes to show how many accounts the silly cnut has. Stone Island:
  • Score: 3

6:50pm Mon 1 Sep 14

owd nick says...

Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
GB.

He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility.

It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.
[quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??[/p][/quote]GB. He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility. It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level. owd nick
  • Score: 4

7:06pm Mon 1 Sep 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Pembina wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
How old are you Tom 6?
l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.
This TMT is not the troll. The troll is TM T. Spot the difference?
Wrong way round but carry on.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.[/p][/quote]How old are you Tom 6?[/p][/quote]l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.[/p][/quote]This TMT is not the troll. The troll is TM T. Spot the difference?[/p][/quote]Wrong way round but carry on. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -4

7:26pm Mon 1 Sep 14

forever blue and white says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far.

We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.
Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.
Difficult one.

I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place.

Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he?

Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB.

I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench.

But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed.

And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.
Hanley all day long for me. I would rather see Baptiste and Kilgallon or one of those two and Duffy given a try. Hanley makes far to many mistakes, is more interested in having a fight with the opposing players and Rovers continue to be poor at the back and the only regular at the back is Hanley. I think Hanley could progress in to a very good centre half but at the minute he is far to immature.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Time will tell as with every signing GB has made so far. We need to strengthen the defensive midfield and defence before the window closes without loosing anyone, the squad as been pared down to the bone.[/p][/quote]Nick, given that Duffy was the Championship defender of the year last season and given his height , which we have been lacking, I think he will be a first choice on the team sheet. If so who would you leave out bearing in mind Baptiste seems to be the in form central defender ATM.[/p][/quote]Difficult one. I have been really impressed with Baptiste but will GB drop his captain for Duffy? Not sure but it won't half put pressure on Hanley to up his level of performance if he keeps his place. Then we should have Killa back for the next game and hopefully better news on Spurr, Olsen hasn't been a problem at LB has he? Unless he goes back 3?, don't know if or how that will work, probably a tad too adventurous for GB. I suspect that the back 4 v Wigan will be Lowe (unless we sign a real RB), Duffy, Hanley, Olsen with Killa and Baps on the bench. But as I have said many times I don't think the defence is as bad as it's being painted, the real issue lies with the midfield which defensively simply doesn't exist, I don't care how good a defender you are, if there is no defensive midfield cover you are screwed. And that for me is what's happening with Rovers at the present time.[/p][/quote]Hanley all day long for me. I would rather see Baptiste and Kilgallon or one of those two and Duffy given a try. Hanley makes far to many mistakes, is more interested in having a fight with the opposing players and Rovers continue to be poor at the back and the only regular at the back is Hanley. I think Hanley could progress in to a very good centre half but at the minute he is far to immature. forever blue and white
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Mon 1 Sep 14

greenscreener says...

owd nick wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
GB.

He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility.

It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.
Agree with the both of you lads, but thinking about the combination of the current squad to get it right it is a tough one. Personally I like Lowe in the holding role, but he's the best right back cover right now and happier there than Baptiste.

Thinking outside the box, It's not unknown for a team to use a CB in there as a holding midfielder ( e.g. Phil jones) is Duffy or one of the others enough of a footballer to do that ?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??[/p][/quote]GB. He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility. It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.[/p][/quote]Agree with the both of you lads, but thinking about the combination of the current squad to get it right it is a tough one. Personally I like Lowe in the holding role, but he's the best right back cover right now and happier there than Baptiste. Thinking outside the box, It's not unknown for a team to use a CB in there as a holding midfielder ( e.g. Phil jones) is Duffy or one of the others enough of a footballer to do that ? greenscreener
  • Score: 3

7:35pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

owd nick wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
GB.

He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility.

It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.
No Nick, I meant available, suitable players. Yes its GBs job but no one can expect him to complete a rebuild in one season
Pearson had longer than 3 seasons at The Foxes and no where near the problems inherited by GB
What do you want him to do, go to CM Generals R Us?? Get one of the shelf?
This site is turning into a GB witch hunt...
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??[/p][/quote]GB. He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility. It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.[/p][/quote]No Nick, I meant available, suitable players. Yes its GBs job but no one can expect him to complete a rebuild in one season Pearson had longer than 3 seasons at The Foxes and no where near the problems inherited by GB What do you want him to do, go to CM Generals R Us?? Get one of the shelf? This site is turning into a GB witch hunt... Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

7:47pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Harwoodstblue says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Pembina wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.
How old are you Tom 6?
l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.
This TMT is not the troll. The troll is TM T. Spot the difference?
Wrong way round but carry on.
Still trying to confuse ?....... try a bit harder.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: I hope this panic buy works out as poorly as Gestede, Cairney and Conway. If only Douche was as dynamic in the transfer market rather that relying on the past work of Howe we might stand a chance of survival. Until then I'll just have to comment on Rovers articles pretending to be Rovers fan with a Dingle moniker. What a n0b.[/p][/quote]How old are you Tom 6?[/p][/quote]l think maybe your being a bit generous their !! he also seems deluded to an extreme degree ! and he cannot make his mind up which team he supports. my guess is neither.[/p][/quote]This TMT is not the troll. The troll is TM T. Spot the difference?[/p][/quote]Wrong way round but carry on.[/p][/quote]Still trying to confuse ?....... try a bit harder. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

8:12pm Mon 1 Sep 14

French Rover says...

Duffy is a very welcome addition to the squad and must have been bought to play. I would have Killa and Duffy in the middle, move Baptiste to RB and put Lowe back in a defensive midfield role. Time to give Hanley a rest for a few games I think. As for midfield that has been a problem for the Rovers for several seasons now. Only Jermaine Jones (and Phil J at times) have shown the strength and skill and passion to really fill that role. If we cant hring a player lile that in then maybe it could be worth trying what Wild Rover suggested and using one of our more mobile defenders in that position? We are fine up front but having that midfielder we need would even add to our dyrength and play in attack too.
Duffy is a very welcome addition to the squad and must have been bought to play. I would have Killa and Duffy in the middle, move Baptiste to RB and put Lowe back in a defensive midfield role. Time to give Hanley a rest for a few games I think. As for midfield that has been a problem for the Rovers for several seasons now. Only Jermaine Jones (and Phil J at times) have shown the strength and skill and passion to really fill that role. If we cant hring a player lile that in then maybe it could be worth trying what Wild Rover suggested and using one of our more mobile defenders in that position? We are fine up front but having that midfielder we need would even add to our dyrength and play in attack too. French Rover
  • Score: 6

8:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

forever blue and white says...

Still a Wild Rover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
GB.

He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility.

It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.
No Nick, I meant available, suitable players. Yes its GBs job but no one can expect him to complete a rebuild in one season
Pearson had longer than 3 seasons at The Foxes and no where near the problems inherited by GB
What do you want him to do, go to CM Generals R Us?? Get one of the shelf?
This site is turning into a GB witch hunt...
I don't think it has turned in to a witch hunt. I do think there are an awful lot of people that can see the tactics and/or team selection is maybe not wrong because it is a matter of opinion but certainly negative. Unfortunately as well for GB the negative players if you will are generally the weakest players. Personally I think GB Has done a very good job with players in and out. However I am fed up of the negative tactics.
[quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??[/p][/quote]GB. He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility. It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.[/p][/quote]No Nick, I meant available, suitable players. Yes its GBs job but no one can expect him to complete a rebuild in one season Pearson had longer than 3 seasons at The Foxes and no where near the problems inherited by GB What do you want him to do, go to CM Generals R Us?? Get one of the shelf? This site is turning into a GB witch hunt...[/p][/quote]I don't think it has turned in to a witch hunt. I do think there are an awful lot of people that can see the tactics and/or team selection is maybe not wrong because it is a matter of opinion but certainly negative. Unfortunately as well for GB the negative players if you will are generally the weakest players. Personally I think GB Has done a very good job with players in and out. However I am fed up of the negative tactics. forever blue and white
  • Score: 3

8:44pm Mon 1 Sep 14

earwego says...

Blackburn Rovers are reported to have signed Fulham’s midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe on loan,
Blackburn Rovers are reported to have signed Fulham’s midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe on loan, earwego
  • Score: 3

8:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

earwego says...

Burnley set to sign Keane from UTD
Burnley set to sign Keane from UTD earwego
  • Score: -4

9:18pm Mon 1 Sep 14

doggydog says...

More money wasted! Must have a bottomless pit to spend on rubbish!
More money wasted! Must have a bottomless pit to spend on rubbish! doggydog
  • Score: -3

10:19pm Mon 1 Sep 14

digitusjonfred says...

Good signing.. now lets back Gary..GO THE ROVERS BOYS !!!
Good signing.. now lets back Gary..GO THE ROVERS BOYS !!! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 1

10:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
Duffy is a very welcome addition to the squad and must have been bought to play. I would have Killa and Duffy in the middle, move Baptiste to RB and put Lowe back in a defensive midfield role. Time to give Hanley a rest for a few games I think. As for midfield that has been a problem for the Rovers for several seasons now. Only Jermaine Jones (and Phil J at times) have shown the strength and skill and passion to really fill that role. If we cant hring a player lile that in then maybe it could be worth trying what Wild Rover suggested and using one of our more mobile defenders in that position? We are fine up front but having that midfielder we need would even add to our dyrength and play in attack too.
Think that suggestion was mine Frenchy, just wish I was confident that we had someone who could confidently step up to the role.

Thanks to most of the contributors for keeping up a semblance of football chat on here, there's another serious display of sad willy waving going on amongst the trolls on the deadline day thread.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Duffy is a very welcome addition to the squad and must have been bought to play. I would have Killa and Duffy in the middle, move Baptiste to RB and put Lowe back in a defensive midfield role. Time to give Hanley a rest for a few games I think. As for midfield that has been a problem for the Rovers for several seasons now. Only Jermaine Jones (and Phil J at times) have shown the strength and skill and passion to really fill that role. If we cant hring a player lile that in then maybe it could be worth trying what Wild Rover suggested and using one of our more mobile defenders in that position? We are fine up front but having that midfielder we need would even add to our dyrength and play in attack too.[/p][/quote]Think that suggestion was mine Frenchy, just wish I was confident that we had someone who could confidently step up to the role. Thanks to most of the contributors for keeping up a semblance of football chat on here, there's another serious display of sad willy waving going on amongst the trolls on the deadline day thread. greenscreener
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Cumbrian Blue says...

greenscreener wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
GB.

He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility.

It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.
Agree with the both of you lads, but thinking about the combination of the current squad to get it right it is a tough one. Personally I like Lowe in the holding role, but he's the best right back cover right now and happier there than Baptiste.

Thinking outside the box, It's not unknown for a team to use a CB in there as a holding midfielder ( e.g. Phil jones) is Duffy or one of the others enough of a footballer to do that ?
Two words...

SUPER ATKO

Remember standing on the Blackburn End with my brother and friends on the day we beat Plymouth and Dalglish and Harford were unveiled. We were pinching ourselves. Conversation went something like this, "Dalglish will see straight through Atkins he'll be gone in no time."

And to our surprise - he suddenly popped up in midfield.

Stranger things have happened at sea.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??[/p][/quote]GB. He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility. It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.[/p][/quote]Agree with the both of you lads, but thinking about the combination of the current squad to get it right it is a tough one. Personally I like Lowe in the holding role, but he's the best right back cover right now and happier there than Baptiste. Thinking outside the box, It's not unknown for a team to use a CB in there as a holding midfielder ( e.g. Phil jones) is Duffy or one of the others enough of a footballer to do that ?[/p][/quote]Two words... SUPER ATKO Remember standing on the Blackburn End with my brother and friends on the day we beat Plymouth and Dalglish and Harford were unveiled. We were pinching ourselves. Conversation went something like this, "Dalglish will see straight through Atkins he'll be gone in no time." And to our surprise - he suddenly popped up in midfield. Stranger things have happened at sea. Cumbrian Blue
  • Score: 2

10:44pm Mon 1 Sep 14

owd nick says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume
1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings
2 do not have the football brain to address said problems
3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at
4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues
5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above

You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers
And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??
GB.

He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility.

It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.
No Nick, I meant available, suitable players. Yes its GBs job but no one can expect him to complete a rebuild in one season
Pearson had longer than 3 seasons at The Foxes and no where near the problems inherited by GB
What do you want him to do, go to CM Generals R Us?? Get one of the shelf?
This site is turning into a GB witch hunt...
I don't think it has turned in to a witch hunt. I do think there are an awful lot of people that can see the tactics and/or team selection is maybe not wrong because it is a matter of opinion but certainly negative. Unfortunately as well for GB the negative players if you will are generally the weakest players. Personally I think GB Has done a very good job with players in and out. However I am fed up of the negative tactics.
Not a witch hunt from my perspective, my only problem with GB is his lack of imagination and tactical nous, he is extremely predictable, hopefully he will learn, after all look what happened at the end of last season when he let them off the leash.

I honestly don't think we have anyone at present apart from Lowe who can fill that defensive midfield role and to me it's a major problem.

I for one don't expect GB to completely rebuild the squad in a few months, what I do expect is for him to learn from his mistakes.

Before I retired I was a manager (in industry) I made a lot of mistakes, the main one was becoming a manager, but I never repeated them, if I had done I wouldn't have been a manager for over 15 years.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Im a little perplexed by all the posts on here that seem to assume 1 that GB and his staff are unaware of our shortcomings 2 do not have the football brain to address said problems 3 that they have an infinite choice of players to go at 4 that FFP rules do not have a bearing on said recruitment issues 5 that they are not trying their best to solve all of the above You can forgive the Dingles trying the wind up but some of you are supposed to be Rovers And it is the midfield Nick, always has been but who is out there to solve it??[/p][/quote]GB. He's the guy who takes the ultimate responsibility. It's obvious to you, me and probably a whole host of fans who never come on here to voice an opinion what the problem is,we have far too many attack minded midfielders, which is fine as long as we are winning games, but the only two defensive midfielders are Lowe, who is marooned at full back and Williamson, who is a trier but slightly out of his depth at this level.[/p][/quote]No Nick, I meant available, suitable players. Yes its GBs job but no one can expect him to complete a rebuild in one season Pearson had longer than 3 seasons at The Foxes and no where near the problems inherited by GB What do you want him to do, go to CM Generals R Us?? Get one of the shelf? This site is turning into a GB witch hunt...[/p][/quote]I don't think it has turned in to a witch hunt. I do think there are an awful lot of people that can see the tactics and/or team selection is maybe not wrong because it is a matter of opinion but certainly negative. Unfortunately as well for GB the negative players if you will are generally the weakest players. Personally I think GB Has done a very good job with players in and out. However I am fed up of the negative tactics.[/p][/quote]Not a witch hunt from my perspective, my only problem with GB is his lack of imagination and tactical nous, he is extremely predictable, hopefully he will learn, after all look what happened at the end of last season when he let them off the leash. I honestly don't think we have anyone at present apart from Lowe who can fill that defensive midfield role and to me it's a major problem. I for one don't expect GB to completely rebuild the squad in a few months, what I do expect is for him to learn from his mistakes. Before I retired I was a manager (in industry) I made a lot of mistakes, the main one was becoming a manager, but I never repeated them, if I had done I wouldn't have been a manager for over 15 years. owd nick
  • Score: 0

2:38am Tue 2 Sep 14

bulldogbrfc says...

I work in Liverpool and all the Everton fans say hw is a great player and can't understand why they have let him go. Anyway good luck son. Coyb
I work in Liverpool and all the Everton fans say hw is a great player and can't understand why they have let him go. Anyway good luck son. Coyb bulldogbrfc
  • Score: 12
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