Rhodes is determined to end Rovers’ away hoodoo

This Is Lancashire: Rhodes is determined to end Rovers’ away hoodoo Rhodes is determined to end Rovers’ away hoodoo

TOP-SCORER Jordan Rhodes insists Blackburn Rovers cannot afford to dwell on their desperately disappointing defeat at Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich forward Rhodes, who netted his 11th goal of the season in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss, admits the result was tough to swallow for both players and supporters.

But Rhodes is now eyeing a surprise win at a QPR side who have not lost at home all campaign when Rovers travel to Loftus Road on Saturday.

And the Scotland striker believes cutting out the silly mistakes that have blighted Rovers’ away performances, coupled with hard work, can help Gary Bowyer’s men find just their second victory on the road this season.

Rhodes said: “It (the mistakes) is something we have to eradicate and try and put right on the training field.

“We have to knuckle down and get on with it, starting on Saturday at QPR, where we will do our best to try and get a result.

“It’s going to be an even tougher test. They are right at the top of the table and rightly so.

“They’re full of good players while our form away from home hasn’t been great so we are really going to have to knuckle down.

“We’ve got to go there, give it our all and hopefully come the end of the 90 minutes we’ll have the same goals as them or, even better, more than them.”

Rhodes felt the midweek reverse to Ipswich was an opportunity missed.

“We did ever so well to get ourselves back in the game and going in at half-time we firmly believed we could kick on from there and get something, whether it was a draw or a win,” said Rhodes, who had brought Rovers level.

“But to give away two poor goals and shoot ourselves in the foot like we did in the second half was hard to take.”

Rhodes’ goal and performance was the highlight of an otherwise night to forget at Portman Road.

The goal was a moment to savour for Rhodes on his first return to his boyhood club after being controversially sold by then Ipswich boss Roy Keane in July 2009.

“The circumstances in which I left were not nice and as a 19-year-old you kind of think that’s the norm,” said Rhodes, who has now netted 126 times in 214 matches, for Rovers and Huddersfield Town, since being unceremoniously shown the door by Keane.

“It was hard to take at the time as never for one moment did I want to leave Ipswich Town.

“I grew up supporting them – I still do – and I always wanted to run out there at 3pm in the shirt.

“So I enjoyed the goal, for personal and family reasons, but it was not the result I would have liked.”

Todd Kane will be suspended against QPR after being shown his fifth booking of the season on Tuesday.

Grant Hanley, who came off with an arm injury, will be assessed at Brockhall today.

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9:13am Thu 5 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

You can sense His frustration at playing in a team that consistently under performs while he pulls his tripe out. Defeat on Saturday will probably be the tipping point for him in relation to making his decision to want to leave in January.
You can sense His frustration at playing in a team that consistently under performs while he pulls his tripe out. Defeat on Saturday will probably be the tipping point for him in relation to making his decision to want to leave in January. You're not mugging me off that easily

9:21am Thu 5 Dec 13

digitusjonfred says...

opportunity missed is an understatement.. one man team,, or Bowyer not good enough !!
opportunity missed is an understatement.. one man team,, or Bowyer not good enough !! digitusjonfred

9:48am Thu 5 Dec 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.
Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences. Is Eckersley playing?

10:04am Thu 5 Dec 13

SteppBladder says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.
Did you have a nice time?
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.[/p][/quote]Did you have a nice time? SteppBladder

10:18am Thu 5 Dec 13

DanBlackburn says...

We are now 8 points away from the play off places. Our poor performances have caught up with us.
I am annoyed with myself for getting my hopes up every time we win. We should all accept we have not a cat in hell's chance of the play offs this year. GB may be a good bloke but from what I have heard he every bit as much a sycophant to Venkys as the rest of the Ewood "management".
Everything is on the cheap with them apart from the contracts they dish out to the youth coaches and friends of Shaw they keep installing as managers. (How can Shaw still be in situ after the Berg fiasco?) We all know that they are so arrogant that they would never have anyone working for them who may dissent. I suggest this attitude drives from the hideous medieval country they live in.
We are now 8 points away from the play off places. Our poor performances have caught up with us. I am annoyed with myself for getting my hopes up every time we win. We should all accept we have not a cat in hell's chance of the play offs this year. GB may be a good bloke but from what I have heard he every bit as much a sycophant to Venkys as the rest of the Ewood "management". Everything is on the cheap with them apart from the contracts they dish out to the youth coaches and friends of Shaw they keep installing as managers. (How can Shaw still be in situ after the Berg fiasco?) We all know that they are so arrogant that they would never have anyone working for them who may dissent. I suggest this attitude drives from the hideous medieval country they live in. DanBlackburn

10:19am Thu 5 Dec 13

razwoods78 says...

He couldn't have a nice time in the Maldives with Michelle Keegan
He couldn't have a nice time in the Maldives with Michelle Keegan razwoods78

10:32am Thu 5 Dec 13

dangerous dave says...

Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.
totally agree - the Venkys with their yes men such as Shaw Coar Hendry and now even I suspect GB should be ashamed of their track record - watching the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool Chelsea, Man Utd and even teams such as your Swansea's Southampton's & co our' BEST ELEVEN' has'nt got a cat in hell's chance of living with them even if we got promoted in any event its light years away under this regime!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.[/p][/quote]totally agree - the Venkys with their yes men such as Shaw Coar Hendry and now even I suspect GB should be ashamed of their track record - watching the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool Chelsea, Man Utd and even teams such as your Swansea's Southampton's & co our' BEST ELEVEN' has'nt got a cat in hell's chance of living with them even if we got promoted in any event its light years away under this regime!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

10:42am Thu 5 Dec 13

French Rover says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.
totally agree - the Venkys with their yes men such as Shaw Coar Hendry and now even I suspect GB should be ashamed of their track record - watching the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool Chelsea, Man Utd and even teams such as your Swansea's Southampton's & co our' BEST ELEVEN' has'nt got a cat in hell's chance of living with them even if we got promoted in any event its light years away under this regime!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
that holiday did you no good at all Mr. Eckersley as even Deluded Dave is agreeing with you now....time for another holiday maybe!
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.[/p][/quote]totally agree - the Venkys with their yes men such as Shaw Coar Hendry and now even I suspect GB should be ashamed of their track record - watching the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool Chelsea, Man Utd and even teams such as your Swansea's Southampton's & co our' BEST ELEVEN' has'nt got a cat in hell's chance of living with them even if we got promoted in any event its light years away under this regime!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]that holiday did you no good at all Mr. Eckersley as even Deluded Dave is agreeing with you now....time for another holiday maybe! French Rover

11:56am Thu 5 Dec 13

champs95 says...

SteppBladder wrote:
Is Eckersley playing? wrote:
Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.
Did you have a nice time?
Of course he did, he went to Auschwitz.
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is Eckersley playing?[/bold] wrote: Back off a fortnight's holiday. Nowts changed. Poor performances, poor excuses, poor team,poor,poor,poor. Bloody awful owners. Oh! Nearly forgot. Letter behind the door inviting me to buy a half season ticket. Me! With an added inducement to buy it .....says it includes Burnley match! Dream on Venkys! Or should I say keep having bloody nightmares if you haver any consciences.[/p][/quote]Did you have a nice time?[/p][/quote]Of course he did, he went to Auschwitz. champs95

12:03pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Only1Garner says...

razwoods78 wrote:
He couldn't have a nice time in the Maldives with Michelle Keegan
I did
[quote][p][bold]razwoods78[/bold] wrote: He couldn't have a nice time in the Maldives with Michelle Keegan[/p][/quote]I did Only1Garner

12:30pm Thu 5 Dec 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

If you can quadruple as a right back, centre half and goalkeeper as well as a striker Jordan we might have a chance, otherwise you can forget Saturday and all this silly talk of how you and your mates will get a result at QPR. You might all be having a good time and loving it at Rovers but don't forget boys you are their to get results not particularly to have a good laugh with your mates every week. That should come after you get the good results otherwise the good times will soon vanish.. Time for Gary to show his mettle now and why he should be in the job.
If you can quadruple as a right back, centre half and goalkeeper as well as a striker Jordan we might have a chance, otherwise you can forget Saturday and all this silly talk of how you and your mates will get a result at QPR. You might all be having a good time and loving it at Rovers but don't forget boys you are their to get results not particularly to have a good laugh with your mates every week. That should come after you get the good results otherwise the good times will soon vanish.. Time for Gary to show his mettle now and why he should be in the job. A Rover 45 years and over

2:48pm Thu 5 Dec 13

noddy57 says...

come on Blackburn there is no hiding place,,if there is any promotion ambition after the Debacle at Ipswitch then it has to be at Q P R its a big ask but so is promotion, its **** or bust if you pardon the expression.
come on Blackburn there is no hiding place,,if there is any promotion ambition after the Debacle at Ipswitch then it has to be at Q P R its a big ask but so is promotion, its **** or bust if you pardon the expression. noddy57

2:49pm Thu 5 Dec 13

thelincolnshirepoacher says...

No manager can ever achieve at Ewood working for Venky's, you have to be a 'YES' man or you will be sacked simple as that.

Venky's have not got the town halls to speak to the fans so all they get off Bowyer and the rest is a doffed cap and carry on attitude.

Can you imagine a 30 second phone call from the Venky's to Bowyer ??

''Hello it's Venky's here, how are things at Ewood and how are the team doing ?'' ''Oh Mr Bowyer here, yes fine the team is doing well thanks''

''Good, phone you again in a month's time Mr Bowyer, keep up the good work''

Sickening isn't it.
No manager can ever achieve at Ewood working for Venky's, you have to be a 'YES' man or you will be sacked simple as that. Venky's have not got the town halls to speak to the fans so all they get off Bowyer and the rest is a doffed cap and carry on attitude. Can you imagine a 30 second phone call from the Venky's to Bowyer ?? ''Hello it's Venky's here, how are things at Ewood and how are the team doing ?'' ''Oh Mr Bowyer here, yes fine the team is doing well thanks'' ''Good, phone you again in a month's time Mr Bowyer, keep up the good work'' Sickening isn't it. thelincolnshirepoacher

2:55pm Thu 5 Dec 13

gasman 01 says...

champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot
champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot gasman 01

3:08pm Thu 5 Dec 13

benal13 says...

noddy57 wrote:
come on Blackburn there is no hiding place,,if there is any promotion ambition after the Debacle at Ipswitch then it has to be at Q P R its a big ask but so is promotion, its **** or bust if you pardon the expression.
pass him the bog role
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: come on Blackburn there is no hiding place,,if there is any promotion ambition after the Debacle at Ipswitch then it has to be at Q P R its a big ask but so is promotion, its **** or bust if you pardon the expression.[/p][/quote]pass him the bog role benal13

3:11pm Thu 5 Dec 13

benal13 says...

thelincolnshirepoach
er
wrote:
No manager can ever achieve at Ewood working for Venky's, you have to be a 'YES' man or you will be sacked simple as that.

Venky's have not got the town halls to speak to the fans so all they get off Bowyer and the rest is a doffed cap and carry on attitude.

Can you imagine a 30 second phone call from the Venky's to Bowyer ??

''Hello it's Venky's here, how are things at Ewood and how are the team doing ?'' ''Oh Mr Bowyer here, yes fine the team is doing well thanks''

''Good, phone you again in a month's time Mr Bowyer, keep up the good work''

Sickening isn't it.
i bet they reverse the charges as well
[quote][p][bold]thelincolnshirepoach er[/bold] wrote: No manager can ever achieve at Ewood working for Venky's, you have to be a 'YES' man or you will be sacked simple as that. Venky's have not got the town halls to speak to the fans so all they get off Bowyer and the rest is a doffed cap and carry on attitude. Can you imagine a 30 second phone call from the Venky's to Bowyer ?? ''Hello it's Venky's here, how are things at Ewood and how are the team doing ?'' ''Oh Mr Bowyer here, yes fine the team is doing well thanks'' ''Good, phone you again in a month's time Mr Bowyer, keep up the good work'' Sickening isn't it.[/p][/quote]i bet they reverse the charges as well benal13

4:12pm Thu 5 Dec 13

champs95 says...

gasman 01 wrote:
champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot
Lighten up.
[quote][p][bold]gasman 01[/bold] wrote: champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot[/p][/quote]Lighten up. champs95

4:16pm Thu 5 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

benal13 wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
come on Blackburn there is no hiding place,,if there is any promotion ambition after the Debacle at Ipswitch then it has to be at Q P R its a big ask but so is promotion, its **** or bust if you pardon the expression.
pass him the bog role
* Bog Roll.

Bog Role would imply that the bog has some part to play..........which I guess it kind of does.
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: come on Blackburn there is no hiding place,,if there is any promotion ambition after the Debacle at Ipswitch then it has to be at Q P R its a big ask but so is promotion, its **** or bust if you pardon the expression.[/p][/quote]pass him the bog role[/p][/quote]* Bog Roll. Bog Role would imply that the bog has some part to play..........which I guess it kind of does. You're not mugging me off that easily

4:19pm Thu 5 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

gasman 01 wrote:
champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot
Hmmm, somebody called gasman complaining about a derogatory Auschwitz comment.

There's a certain irony there.
[quote][p][bold]gasman 01[/bold] wrote: champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot[/p][/quote]Hmmm, somebody called gasman complaining about a derogatory Auschwitz comment. There's a certain irony there. You're not mugging me off that easily

4:26pm Thu 5 Dec 13

champs95 says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
gasman 01 wrote:
champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot
Hmmm, somebody called gasman complaining about a derogatory Auschwitz comment.

There's a certain irony there.
I was going to mention that but I didn't want to get shouted at again.
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gasman 01[/bold] wrote: champ95,have you ever been to auschwitz you **** ,typical comment from a twatburn rovers fan,you complete feckin idiot[/p][/quote]Hmmm, somebody called gasman complaining about a derogatory Auschwitz comment. There's a certain irony there.[/p][/quote]I was going to mention that but I didn't want to get shouted at again. champs95

1:18pm Fri 6 Dec 13

noddy57 says...

we,re backing Barnsley for 3 easy points this week end,,,what do you think of that ?
we,re backing Barnsley for 3 easy points this week end,,,what do you think of that ? noddy57

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