Reading v Burnley live on Sky

The Clarets are looking to finish a memorable season in style

The Clarets are looking to finish a memorable season in style

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BURNLEY'S final game of the season at Reading will be broadcast live on Sky Sports on Saturday, May 3, (Kick-off 12:15).

The Clarets are looking to finish a memorable season in style; and a win will see them register a club record of 95 points for the season.

They take on a Royals side needing a victory to secure a play-off spot on the final day of 2013/14 campaign.

Away tickets for this game have now sold out.

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12:18pm Wed 30 Apr 14

midas says...

What again!!!
What again!!! midas
  • Score: -2

1:28pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Ewood_Mark says...

I can't believe Rovers aren't on. Bowyer has us playing some of the most attractive, stunning football this league has ever seen and we are now on the brink of a play-off spot and surely a place back in the Premier league. Out with the Venkys and Sky Television!
I can't believe Rovers aren't on. Bowyer has us playing some of the most attractive, stunning football this league has ever seen and we are now on the brink of a play-off spot and surely a place back in the Premier league. Out with the Venkys and Sky Television! Ewood_Mark
  • Score: -12

1:43pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Mypointis says...

More likely that Reading will be in the play offs. A coincidence that they are playing a team already up. There is no chance that Blackburn will be there.
More likely that Reading will be in the play offs. A coincidence that they are playing a team already up. There is no chance that Blackburn will be there. Mypointis
  • Score: 8

1:58pm Wed 30 Apr 14

chickenfarm says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
I can't believe Rovers aren't on. Bowyer has us playing some of the most attractive, stunning football this league has ever seen and we are now on the brink of a play-off spot and surely a place back in the Premier league. Out with the Venkys and Sky Television!
The word Brink with Rovers is appropriate

Brink of Play off's?
Brink of financial disaster
Brink of transfer embargo

While the Clarets have achieved

Achieved Promotion
Achieved Financial Fair Play
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: I can't believe Rovers aren't on. Bowyer has us playing some of the most attractive, stunning football this league has ever seen and we are now on the brink of a play-off spot and surely a place back in the Premier league. Out with the Venkys and Sky Television![/p][/quote]The word Brink with Rovers is appropriate Brink of Play off's? Brink of financial disaster Brink of transfer embargo While the Clarets have achieved Achieved Promotion Achieved Financial Fair Play chickenfarm
  • Score: 13

1:58pm Wed 30 Apr 14

chickenfarm says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
I can't believe Rovers aren't on. Bowyer has us playing some of the most attractive, stunning football this league has ever seen and we are now on the brink of a play-off spot and surely a place back in the Premier league. Out with the Venkys and Sky Television!
The word Brink with Rovers is appropriate

Brink of Play off's?
Brink of financial disaster
Brink of transfer embargo

While the Clarets have achieved

Achieved Promotion
Achieved Financial Fair Play
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: I can't believe Rovers aren't on. Bowyer has us playing some of the most attractive, stunning football this league has ever seen and we are now on the brink of a play-off spot and surely a place back in the Premier league. Out with the Venkys and Sky Television![/p][/quote]The word Brink with Rovers is appropriate Brink of Play off's? Brink of financial disaster Brink of transfer embargo While the Clarets have achieved Achieved Promotion Achieved Financial Fair Play chickenfarm
  • Score: 8

1:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

garry_stockton says...

Ewood Marks comments are typical of the Fantasy island brigade that are involved with the Ewood inbreds. Fantastic football my ar-e, no team on this planet is capable of playing fantastic football with the likes of Grant Hanley in their side, coupled with the other "travellers" they are employing...........
...Bowyer couldnt create a chicken sandwich never mind a team that could play football . Get real Ewood tosser and enjoy the side that has gained promotion through hard work, skill and imagination, if you dont understand these statements look up in your dictionary, if you dont understand how to do that , go feed your brood of one legged chickens.
Ewood Marks comments are typical of the Fantasy island brigade that are involved with the Ewood inbreds. Fantastic football my ar-e, no team on this planet is capable of playing fantastic football with the likes of Grant Hanley in their side, coupled with the other "travellers" they are employing........... ...Bowyer couldnt create a chicken sandwich never mind a team that could play football . Get real Ewood tosser and enjoy the side that has gained promotion through hard work, skill and imagination, if you dont understand these statements look up in your dictionary, if you dont understand how to do that , go feed your brood of one legged chickens. garry_stockton
  • Score: 5

2:28pm Wed 30 Apr 14

slants says...

jeez money for a totally pointless game ah well.
jeez money for a totally pointless game ah well. slants
  • Score: -1

2:30pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

At least we will be able to watch Burnley get thrashed by Reading. There is no way Burnley would be helping the Rovers into the playoffs.
As for Rovers this season is too early to get promoted. Next season will be soon enough.
At least we will be able to watch Burnley get thrashed by Reading. There is no way Burnley would be helping the Rovers into the playoffs. As for Rovers this season is too early to get promoted. Next season will be soon enough. A Darener
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
At least we will be able to watch Burnley get thrashed by Reading. There is no way Burnley would be helping the Rovers into the playoffs.
As for Rovers this season is too early to get promoted. Next season will be soon enough.
Ha ha ha ha - yes this season is too soon for Rovers, about 25 years too soon.

You will be forced to sell Rhodes, Hanley and the like, and then will need to scrabble around in the bargain bucket of free transfers and lower league cheapos to try and unsuccessfully avoid your inevitable relegation to Division Three. When FFP kicks in you will be the first club to get shafted up the **** about it and your transfer embargo will be hilarious and terminally damaging to you.

Bye Blackburn, it's been emotional (For you) and please remember that We'll never play you again.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: At least we will be able to watch Burnley get thrashed by Reading. There is no way Burnley would be helping the Rovers into the playoffs. As for Rovers this season is too early to get promoted. Next season will be soon enough.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha - yes this season is too soon for Rovers, about 25 years too soon. You will be forced to sell Rhodes, Hanley and the like, and then will need to scrabble around in the bargain bucket of free transfers and lower league cheapos to try and unsuccessfully avoid your inevitable relegation to Division Three. When FFP kicks in you will be the first club to get shafted up the **** about it and your transfer embargo will be hilarious and terminally damaging to you. Bye Blackburn, it's been emotional (For you) and please remember that We'll never play you again. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 10

2:48pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

C...C your fixation with FFP is getting monotonous. If Burnley can get promoted spending as little as they did then the Rovers can get promoted next year by spending nothing.
FFP is already being watered down, the big clubs are bulldozing through it like it doesn't exist. Soon it will be abandoned as unworkable, or even illegal.
Don't let it worry you any more. As for selling players, we will sell who we need to not who you think we will have to.
C...C your fixation with FFP is getting monotonous. If Burnley can get promoted spending as little as they did then the Rovers can get promoted next year by spending nothing. FFP is already being watered down, the big clubs are bulldozing through it like it doesn't exist. Soon it will be abandoned as unworkable, or even illegal. Don't let it worry you any more. As for selling players, we will sell who we need to not who you think we will have to. A Darener
  • Score: -6

2:58pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
C...C your fixation with FFP is getting monotonous. If Burnley can get promoted spending as little as they did then the Rovers can get promoted next year by spending nothing.
FFP is already being watered down, the big clubs are bulldozing through it like it doesn't exist. Soon it will be abandoned as unworkable, or even illegal.
Don't let it worry you any more. As for selling players, we will sell who we need to not who you think we will have to.
So you are using Burnley as your benchmark now are you? Quite wise.

However you have forgotten a couple of salient points:

You have a massive wage bill in comparison to ours (Which was approx £8 million), you will need to reduce this in order to have a chance at competing with the FFP.

These wages include players like Hanley, Rhodes, Etuhu, Robinson and the like, all on massive £30k a week plus wages - these players will either have to a) Take a wage cut or b) be sold because with your small commercial and matchday income (Comparatively), you simply cannot afford to keep paying these players this kind of Premier League money as FFP will ensure that you have a transfer embargo in January..

So I hope you understand you actually NEED TO SELL these players.

And as for your FFP is being watered down comments - it's just not though is it. The Football League of which you are a member (And we used to be although we are now a member of the PREMIER LEAGUE), has voted this in with 69 of the 72 clubs voting for it (Yourselves, Leicester and QPR being the only detractors - two of which may not be in The Chumpionship next season, leaving just poor old Blackburn) - it is happening and burying your head in the sand and hoping it will go away is simply not going to work.

Can't wait to see you struggle next season.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: C...C your fixation with FFP is getting monotonous. If Burnley can get promoted spending as little as they did then the Rovers can get promoted next year by spending nothing. FFP is already being watered down, the big clubs are bulldozing through it like it doesn't exist. Soon it will be abandoned as unworkable, or even illegal. Don't let it worry you any more. As for selling players, we will sell who we need to not who you think we will have to.[/p][/quote]So you are using Burnley as your benchmark now are you? Quite wise. However you have forgotten a couple of salient points: You have a massive wage bill in comparison to ours (Which was approx £8 million), you will need to reduce this in order to have a chance at competing with the FFP. These wages include players like Hanley, Rhodes, Etuhu, Robinson and the like, all on massive £30k a week plus wages - these players will either have to a) Take a wage cut or b) be sold because with your small commercial and matchday income (Comparatively), you simply cannot afford to keep paying these players this kind of Premier League money as FFP will ensure that you have a transfer embargo in January.. So I hope you understand you actually NEED TO SELL these players. And as for your FFP is being watered down comments - it's just not though is it. The Football League of which you are a member (And we used to be although we are now a member of the PREMIER LEAGUE), has voted this in with 69 of the 72 clubs voting for it (Yourselves, Leicester and QPR being the only detractors - two of which may not be in The Chumpionship next season, leaving just poor old Blackburn) - it is happening and burying your head in the sand and hoping it will go away is simply not going to work. Can't wait to see you struggle next season. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 9

3:01pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Chris P Bacon says...

garry_stockton wrote:
Ewood Marks comments are typical of the Fantasy island brigade that are involved with the Ewood inbreds. Fantastic football my ar-e, no team on this planet is capable of playing fantastic football with the likes of Grant Hanley in their side, coupled with the other "travellers" they are employing...........

...Bowyer couldnt create a chicken sandwich never mind a team that could play football . Get real Ewood tosser and enjoy the side that has gained promotion through hard work, skill and imagination, if you dont understand these statements look up in your dictionary, if you dont understand how to do that , go feed your brood of one legged chickens.
You didn't actually suss that he's yanking your chain there. He's Burnley's answer to 'Turf Moor Tom' but has more panache and wit. Read it all again and away with your knee-jerk reaction to blatant wind-uppery!
[quote][p][bold]garry_stockton[/bold] wrote: Ewood Marks comments are typical of the Fantasy island brigade that are involved with the Ewood inbreds. Fantastic football my ar-e, no team on this planet is capable of playing fantastic football with the likes of Grant Hanley in their side, coupled with the other "travellers" they are employing........... ...Bowyer couldnt create a chicken sandwich never mind a team that could play football . Get real Ewood tosser and enjoy the side that has gained promotion through hard work, skill and imagination, if you dont understand these statements look up in your dictionary, if you dont understand how to do that , go feed your brood of one legged chickens.[/p][/quote]You didn't actually suss that he's yanking your chain there. He's Burnley's answer to 'Turf Moor Tom' but has more panache and wit. Read it all again and away with your knee-jerk reaction to blatant wind-uppery! Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Sorry but the only struggling you will see next year is Burnley, struggling to stay out of the bottom three of the PL.
Sorry but the only struggling you will see next year is Burnley, struggling to stay out of the bottom three of the PL. A Darener
  • Score: -9

3:35pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

A Darener wrote:
Sorry but the only struggling you will see next year is Burnley, struggling to stay out of the bottom three of the PL.
Aww yeah and what a real drag that will be, watching all those players from this summer's World Cup competing at the World Famous Turf Moor, getting full houses every week, being on Sky practically weekly.

Could be worse, we could be Scrapburn Rovers, struggling on sub 11k gates, with no Jordan Rhodes, no new signings and no chance of avoiding relegation to Division Three.

Staying down forever - Love Burnley
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Sorry but the only struggling you will see next year is Burnley, struggling to stay out of the bottom three of the PL.[/p][/quote]Aww yeah and what a real drag that will be, watching all those players from this summer's World Cup competing at the World Famous Turf Moor, getting full houses every week, being on Sky practically weekly. Could be worse, we could be Scrapburn Rovers, struggling on sub 11k gates, with no Jordan Rhodes, no new signings and no chance of avoiding relegation to Division Three. Staying down forever - Love Burnley Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

4:19pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

Sold out again. What fantastic support Burnley has. I somehow feel the Venky’s will attend this match as well. Anything with Royal in it and they’re there like a shot. Possibly camped out at nearby Windsor right now. Pity they can’t be ar&ed to attend their own clubs games, but then again…..
Sold out again. What fantastic support Burnley has. I somehow feel the Venky’s will attend this match as well. Anything with Royal in it and they’re there like a shot. Possibly camped out at nearby Windsor right now. Pity they can’t be ar&ed to attend their own clubs games, but then again….. Fan@clared
  • Score: 8

4:26pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

A Darener wrote:
At least we will be able to watch Burnley get thrashed by Reading. There is no way Burnley would be helping the Rovers into the playoffs.
As for Rovers this season is too early to get promoted. Next season will be soon enough.
Darener, it’s my guess you’ve been on strong medication since Burnley thrashed you at Ewood in March and you’ve doubled the dose since Burnley eased into an automatic promotion spot. I think you should take some advice because it’s only going to get worse for you next season when Sean Dyche not only survives but thrives in the Premier League with the Clarets and you guys have a shockingly bad season
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: At least we will be able to watch Burnley get thrashed by Reading. There is no way Burnley would be helping the Rovers into the playoffs. As for Rovers this season is too early to get promoted. Next season will be soon enough.[/p][/quote]Darener, it’s my guess you’ve been on strong medication since Burnley thrashed you at Ewood in March and you’ve doubled the dose since Burnley eased into an automatic promotion spot. I think you should take some advice because it’s only going to get worse for you next season when Sean Dyche not only survives but thrives in the Premier League with the Clarets and you guys have a shockingly bad season Fan@clared
  • Score: 7

5:20pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Haven't you heard? Dyche off to Newcastle.
Haven't you heard? Dyche off to Newcastle. A Darener
  • Score: -5

5:39pm Wed 30 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
C...C your fixation with FFP is getting monotonous. If Burnley can get promoted spending as little as they did then the Rovers can get promoted next year by spending nothing.
FFP is already being watered down, the big clubs are bulldozing through it like it doesn't exist. Soon it will be abandoned as unworkable, or even illegal.
Don't let it worry you any more. As for selling players, we will sell who we need to not who you think we will have to.
Now then Darener. I hope all is happy and tickety-boo on your cloud. If you find FFP monotonous, then you empathise with we Clarets who find "your going to go down/struggle/take beatings" etc. being trotted out endlessly by you happy clappies as monotonous too!

I am heartened to read that you now eschew the need for money to succeed. Well done. Its brave going cold-turkey. Your club and you lot have been injecting like junkies for a long time. Your esteemed benefactor Lawrence Cotton trotted up in 1909, rebuilt Ewood Park and bank rolled two titles for you. Every one complained that it was unfair and distorted "not an honest Christian effort" (The Manchester Guardian 1914). But, hey, you where high and happy man!

Then you went cold-turkey and lived within your means and landed the FA Cup 1928. You carried on grinding away living within the means of what you earned as a club for further 64 years. You won not a stitch. During that period The Clarets won two titles and the FA Cup, spent two more years than you in the Top Flight, had more second a third place finishes in the top flight and reached the European Cup Quarter Finals. So much better at living in the real world than you guys, hey?

Then someone delivered a whole new batch of the Core Blimey and you were high again! 1995 and 2002 came and went. So did the delicious injections.

Back on Mean Street again now. Wallowing in the second tier of football. Shouting loudly that FFP doesn't matter - forcing people not to inject is silly. Making the injections legal!

You sir, are a shining light in the gloom of the Rovers obsession with injected money.

Why not become a Claret? The model of probity you bravely seek is already up and working. You'd fit in with we six-fingered, tail-waiving hill monkeys perfectly!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: C...C your fixation with FFP is getting monotonous. If Burnley can get promoted spending as little as they did then the Rovers can get promoted next year by spending nothing. FFP is already being watered down, the big clubs are bulldozing through it like it doesn't exist. Soon it will be abandoned as unworkable, or even illegal. Don't let it worry you any more. As for selling players, we will sell who we need to not who you think we will have to.[/p][/quote]Now then Darener. I hope all is happy and tickety-boo on your cloud. If you find FFP monotonous, then you empathise with we Clarets who find "your going to go down/struggle/take beatings" etc. being trotted out endlessly by you happy clappies as monotonous too! I am heartened to read that you now eschew the need for money to succeed. Well done. Its brave going cold-turkey. Your club and you lot have been injecting like junkies for a long time. Your esteemed benefactor Lawrence Cotton trotted up in 1909, rebuilt Ewood Park and bank rolled two titles for you. Every one complained that it was unfair and distorted "not an honest Christian effort" (The Manchester Guardian 1914). But, hey, you where high and happy man! Then you went cold-turkey and lived within your means and landed the FA Cup 1928. You carried on grinding away living within the means of what you earned as a club for further 64 years. You won not a stitch. During that period The Clarets won two titles and the FA Cup, spent two more years than you in the Top Flight, had more second a third place finishes in the top flight and reached the European Cup Quarter Finals. So much better at living in the real world than you guys, hey? Then someone delivered a whole new batch of the Core Blimey and you were high again! 1995 and 2002 came and went. So did the delicious injections. Back on Mean Street again now. Wallowing in the second tier of football. Shouting loudly that FFP doesn't matter - forcing people not to inject is silly. Making the injections legal! You sir, are a shining light in the gloom of the Rovers obsession with injected money. Why not become a Claret? The model of probity you bravely seek is already up and working. You'd fit in with we six-fingered, tail-waiving hill monkeys perfectly! RobH2O
  • Score: 7

5:42pm Wed 30 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
Haven't you heard? Dyche off to Newcastle.
Are you high again?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Haven't you heard? Dyche off to Newcastle.[/p][/quote]Are you high again? RobH2O
  • Score: 6

5:46pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

with we Clarets who find "your going to go down/struggle/take beatings" etc. being trotted out endlessly by you happy clappies as monotonous too!
The difference is we will be found to be correct before you.
with we Clarets who find "your going to go down/struggle/take beatings" etc. being trotted out endlessly by you happy clappies as monotonous too! The difference is we will be found to be correct before you. A Darener
  • Score: -3

5:53pm Wed 30 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
with we Clarets who find "your going to go down/struggle/take beatings" etc. being trotted out endlessly by you happy clappies as monotonous too!
The difference is we will be found to be correct before you.
Having a crack at the prediction business eh! Beats injecting!

Where's your famous sense of humour gone to by the way?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: with we Clarets who find "your going to go down/struggle/take beatings" etc. being trotted out endlessly by you happy clappies as monotonous too! The difference is we will be found to be correct before you.[/p][/quote]Having a crack at the prediction business eh! Beats injecting! Where's your famous sense of humour gone to by the way? RobH2O
  • Score: 3

5:55pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

I'm saving it for next season when I am anticipating having a belly laugh every weekend.
I'm saving it for next season when I am anticipating having a belly laugh every weekend. A Darener
  • Score: -3

5:55pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

So FFP isn't really happening, its just all a figment of our collective imagination. Well at least that clears that up then....

Don't be so desperate.

FFP is happening, and its happening for the good of the game you moron. You will be forced to do what all the other clubs have been doing for the last two seasons, cutting their cloth accordingly, reducing their wage bills and planning for a sustainable future where the investment of a rich benefactor is no longer allowable. A club must generate the money that it spends, which is basic common sense.

As stated above Blackburn Rovers are the ones who next season will be made an example of. Your shambles of a club and clueless owners will be named and shamed as you are strapped with a transfer ban until you get your house in order, which looking at your £3million monthly losses and your 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio, could be some considerable time. Several years perhaps.

It will of course mean that you have to sell all of your high earners and begin the long slow process of developing from within. It could well take 3, 4 or even 5 seasons for your club to balance the books by which time you could be looking at another Portsmouth situation having dropped through the divisions.

I take no pleasure (well perhaps a little) in saying that I truly believe FFP will be the straw that breaks the camels back as far as the funding of Blackburn Rovers by Venky's London goes. I think they will make a full withdrawal in the face of mounting losses and an inability to ever recoup the millions upon millions that have been flushed away through years of tragic mismanagement.

The end is now in sight for Blackburn Rovers.
So FFP isn't really happening, its just all a figment of our collective imagination. Well at least that clears that up then.... Don't be so desperate. FFP is happening, and its happening for the good of the game you moron. You will be forced to do what all the other clubs have been doing for the last two seasons, cutting their cloth accordingly, reducing their wage bills and planning for a sustainable future where the investment of a rich benefactor is no longer allowable. A club must generate the money that it spends, which is basic common sense. As stated above Blackburn Rovers are the ones who next season will be made an example of. Your shambles of a club and clueless owners will be named and shamed as you are strapped with a transfer ban until you get your house in order, which looking at your £3million monthly losses and your 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio, could be some considerable time. Several years perhaps. It will of course mean that you have to sell all of your high earners and begin the long slow process of developing from within. It could well take 3, 4 or even 5 seasons for your club to balance the books by which time you could be looking at another Portsmouth situation having dropped through the divisions. I take no pleasure (well perhaps a little) in saying that I truly believe FFP will be the straw that breaks the camels back as far as the funding of Blackburn Rovers by Venky's London goes. I think they will make a full withdrawal in the face of mounting losses and an inability to ever recoup the millions upon millions that have been flushed away through years of tragic mismanagement. The end is now in sight for Blackburn Rovers. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 6

5:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Already teams failing FFP have been given concessions across Europe. So I have a feeling that come next season the status quo will be maintained. Otherwise I think a legal challenge through the European courts will be forthcoming.
Already teams failing FFP have been given concessions across Europe. So I have a feeling that come next season the status quo will be maintained. Otherwise I think a legal challenge through the European courts will be forthcoming. A Darener
  • Score: -2

6:00pm Wed 30 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
I'm saving it for next season when I am anticipating having a belly laugh every weekend.
Funny man. You'll be playing the pubs next! Come and do a turn in the Lord Rodney in Colne. Top tip - come in a blue white shirt, that'll get 'em roaring with laughter!

Good reposte by the way!
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I'm saving it for next season when I am anticipating having a belly laugh every weekend.[/p][/quote]Funny man. You'll be playing the pubs next! Come and do a turn in the Lord Rodney in Colne. Top tip - come in a blue white shirt, that'll get 'em roaring with laughter! Good reposte by the way! RobH2O
  • Score: 5

6:41pm Wed 30 Apr 14

McClaret says...

A Darener wrote:
Already teams failing FFP have been given concessions across Europe. So I have a feeling that come next season the status quo will be maintained. Otherwise I think a legal challenge through the European courts will be forthcoming.
Now might be a good time to go to grass Darener? The only way you will go up is to buy it, just like you did with Dogleash in charge.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Already teams failing FFP have been given concessions across Europe. So I have a feeling that come next season the status quo will be maintained. Otherwise I think a legal challenge through the European courts will be forthcoming.[/p][/quote]Now might be a good time to go to grass Darener? The only way you will go up is to buy it, just like you did with Dogleash in charge. McClaret
  • Score: 1

6:45pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Not interested in going up. Still wouldn't go to Ewood. Not until the Venky's leave. Don't care if we were playing Chorley as long as they were out of Ewood.
Not interested in going up. Still wouldn't go to Ewood. Not until the Venky's leave. Don't care if we were playing Chorley as long as they were out of Ewood. A Darener
  • Score: -2

8:20pm Wed 30 Apr 14

stevieclaret says...

A Darener wrote:
Not interested in going up. Still wouldn't go to Ewood. Not until the Venky's leave. Don't care if we were playing Chorley as long as they were out of Ewood.
Still wouldn't go to ewood? What about the other 10000 fans you lost in 2 years? Are the rovers giving season tickets away again next season?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Not interested in going up. Still wouldn't go to Ewood. Not until the Venky's leave. Don't care if we were playing Chorley as long as they were out of Ewood.[/p][/quote]Still wouldn't go to ewood? What about the other 10000 fans you lost in 2 years? Are the rovers giving season tickets away again next season? stevieclaret
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Hopefully the other 10000 are of the same mind and will stay away until the Venky's go. As for giving away STs they will need to to get many back.
Hopefully the other 10000 are of the same mind and will stay away until the Venky's go. As for giving away STs they will need to to get many back. A Darener
  • Score: 2

10:30pm Wed 30 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
Not interested in going up. Still wouldn't go to Ewood. Not until the Venky's leave. Don't care if we were playing Chorley as long as they were out of Ewood.
A moment of seriousness. I completely agree with your stance on the Venky. There are two features to the modern game that i despise. The first is the rich man putting money into a club that distorts the position and opportunity for all the others involved in that league. The second is the absentee landlord who guarantees loans into the club from a bank, then fails in the duty of material support. They inevitably fail managerially too.

The question is what would Darener like to be the replacement for Venky. A rich sugar-daddy or a group of competent local businessmen who are true supporters of Rovers?
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Not interested in going up. Still wouldn't go to Ewood. Not until the Venky's leave. Don't care if we were playing Chorley as long as they were out of Ewood.[/p][/quote]A moment of seriousness. I completely agree with your stance on the Venky. There are two features to the modern game that i despise. The first is the rich man putting money into a club that distorts the position and opportunity for all the others involved in that league. The second is the absentee landlord who guarantees loans into the club from a bank, then fails in the duty of material support. They inevitably fail managerially too. The question is what would Darener like to be the replacement for Venky. A rich sugar-daddy or a group of competent local businessmen who are true supporters of Rovers? RobH2O
  • Score: 3

8:09am Thu 1 May 14

A Darener says...

I assume by "sugar daddy" you are getting at Uncle Jack!
Jack Walker was a local competent businessman with the gumption to take a small town team to the dizzy heights of the Top of the PL. He surrounded himself with more able and competent footballing experts who knew what they were doing. The fact that he had the backing of some money is irrelevant. What is the difference between one man's money and a group of businessmen's money? He was a true supporter of the Rovers, not in it for the money or personal glory.
I have no problem with a group of competent..... etc taking over the club or a multi millionaire pouring money into the club, just so long as they either know what they are doing or get expert help in running the club. Unfortunately this probably won't happen so my days of watching the Rovers will have to be limited to the tv, computer and newspaper medium.
I assume by "sugar daddy" you are getting at Uncle Jack! Jack Walker was a local competent businessman with the gumption to take a small town team to the dizzy heights of the Top of the PL. He surrounded himself with more able and competent footballing experts who knew what they were doing. The fact that he had the backing of some money is irrelevant. What is the difference between one man's money and a group of businessmen's money? He was a true supporter of the Rovers, not in it for the money or personal glory. I have no problem with a group of competent..... etc taking over the club or a multi millionaire pouring money into the club, just so long as they either know what they are doing or get expert help in running the club. Unfortunately this probably won't happen so my days of watching the Rovers will have to be limited to the tv, computer and newspaper medium. A Darener
  • Score: 1

9:29am Thu 1 May 14

McClaret says...

The fact he had the money was everything. He was the first and the rest has been a domino effect. True it would have always happened thanks to the grubbiness of the modern game but it is undeniable that your benefactor started it all.
Admire your stance re the Venky's and agree with your principles. The problem for your club is who can replace them? Who would want to buy such debt? The only way out I can see is if you make it back to the Prem and a new bidder comes in for you.
The fact he had the money was everything. He was the first and the rest has been a domino effect. True it would have always happened thanks to the grubbiness of the modern game but it is undeniable that your benefactor started it all. Admire your stance re the Venky's and agree with your principles. The problem for your club is who can replace them? Who would want to buy such debt? The only way out I can see is if you make it back to the Prem and a new bidder comes in for you. McClaret
  • Score: 2

2:47pm Thu 1 May 14

RobH2O says...

A Darener wrote:
I assume by "sugar daddy" you are getting at Uncle Jack!
Jack Walker was a local competent businessman with the gumption to take a small town team to the dizzy heights of the Top of the PL. He surrounded himself with more able and competent footballing experts who knew what they were doing. The fact that he had the backing of some money is irrelevant. What is the difference between one man's money and a group of businessmen's money? He was a true supporter of the Rovers, not in it for the money or personal glory.
I have no problem with a group of competent..... etc taking over the club or a multi millionaire pouring money into the club, just so long as they either know what they are doing or get expert help in running the club. Unfortunately this probably won't happen so my days of watching the Rovers will have to be limited to the tv, computer and newspaper medium.
Lets get somethings ramrod straight. I am not 'getting at' Jack Walker. The Rovers fans standard trot-outs of "he was an honest guy", "he earned his money fair and square", "he could do what he liked with his money", "football is a business", "your jealous", "its not just his money he put in shrewd management personnel". are ALL true (except the "jealous" bit) within context.

My central thesis is that he should not have been allowed to do that. Football's rules should be different. We need to learn form the mistakes that rippled from those events, to move on and make football meritocratic. All sport rooted in the community should be open to "Social Entrepreneurship" and not "Commercial Entrepreneurship" .

All gate receipts and merchandising should be handed into a central pool. It would then be levied out to a pre-agreed to each club. Private individuals can make a contribution to the sport they love and add to the grand pot. They know that some will reach each club, including the one that they support.

A living wage would be paid commensurate to the average wage. Win bonuses and national-side participation bonuses of a cry considerable size would be paid - success by results.

All players would contract for two year terms. No transfer fees would apply on moving. Youth players would be allocated to clubs in a method akin to the USA Gridiron Draft. I could go on. I won't your a bright lad. You get my drift.

What we have now will see the sport for the likes of our community clubs perish eventually. Your nearest "soccer franchise" could be London Bombers in 15 years time.

Build a statue to the incomparable Bill Fox. Show the world you care about what you really are.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: I assume by "sugar daddy" you are getting at Uncle Jack! Jack Walker was a local competent businessman with the gumption to take a small town team to the dizzy heights of the Top of the PL. He surrounded himself with more able and competent footballing experts who knew what they were doing. The fact that he had the backing of some money is irrelevant. What is the difference between one man's money and a group of businessmen's money? He was a true supporter of the Rovers, not in it for the money or personal glory. I have no problem with a group of competent..... etc taking over the club or a multi millionaire pouring money into the club, just so long as they either know what they are doing or get expert help in running the club. Unfortunately this probably won't happen so my days of watching the Rovers will have to be limited to the tv, computer and newspaper medium.[/p][/quote]Lets get somethings ramrod straight. I am not 'getting at' Jack Walker. The Rovers fans standard trot-outs of "he was an honest guy", "he earned his money fair and square", "he could do what he liked with his money", "football is a business", "your jealous", "its not just his money he put in shrewd management personnel". are ALL true (except the "jealous" bit) within context. My central thesis is that he should not have been allowed to do that. Football's rules should be different. We need to learn form the mistakes that rippled from those events, to move on and make football meritocratic. All sport rooted in the community should be open to "Social Entrepreneurship" and not "Commercial Entrepreneurship" . All gate receipts and merchandising should be handed into a central pool. It would then be levied out to a pre-agreed to each club. Private individuals can make a contribution to the sport they love and add to the grand pot. They know that some will reach each club, including the one that they support. A living wage would be paid commensurate to the average wage. Win bonuses and national-side participation bonuses of a cry considerable size would be paid - success by results. All players would contract for two year terms. No transfer fees would apply on moving. Youth players would be allocated to clubs in a method akin to the USA Gridiron Draft. I could go on. I won't your a bright lad. You get my drift. What we have now will see the sport for the likes of our community clubs perish eventually. Your nearest "soccer franchise" could be London Bombers in 15 years time. Build a statue to the incomparable Bill Fox. Show the world you care about what you really are. RobH2O
  • Score: 1

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