Business as usual says Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer on DJ Campbell scandal

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DJ CAMPBELL will not feature for Blackburn Rovers against Millwall tomorrow but the club have not suspended the striker after his arrest and subsequent bail by police probing spot-fixing allegations in football matches.

Rovers said Campbell has been given ‘time off to spend with his family.’

The 32-year-old was among six people arrested on Sunday by the National Crime Agency and later bailed until April 2014.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer was unable to comment on any questions relating to Campbell at yesterday’s press conference at Ewood Park.

But Bowyer did insist the furore surrounding the spot-fixing allegations has not had a detrimental effect on his team’s preparations for the Championship clash with Millwall.

He said: “It’s just been business as usual. We have just focused on what we can control – and that’s the training.

“And to be fair to the players they have trained magnificently this week – and this morning was no different. Our focus is Millwall.”

It remains unclear when or if Campbell will return to training with Rovers.

The former Blackpool and QPR forward has not been present at Brockhall this week.

His representatives have, however, been in discussions with Rovers and the club’s lawyers over his future. Rovers have also been in contact with the Football Association.

It is believed the club is awaiting guidance from the English’s game governing body.

Bowyer said: “Everyone in the footballing world has commented on how shocked and surprised they are and we’re no different as a football club or individually.

“It is something that the authorities will deal with and we are waiting to be directed by them.”

Campbell was one of four footballers currently on the books of Football League clubs arrested on Sunday – the other players being Oldham Athletic’s Cristian Montano and Tranmere Rovers duo Ian Goodison and Akpo Sodje.

Oldham have suspended Montano without pay while Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore yesterday confirmed that both Goodison and Akpo are available for selection for matches.

Rovers handed a statement to the Lancashire Telegraph ahead of the press conference with Bowyer.

Part of the statement said: “In light of this week’s events, Rovers can confirm that DJ Campbell has been given time off to spend with his family and therefore will not be involved in Saturday’s Championship fixture with Millwall at Ewood Park.

“The club will be making no further comment.”

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10:28am Fri 13 Dec 13

owd nick says...

Three clubs affected, three totally different ways of dealing with a nasty, complex issue.

Out of the three I think that Rovers have really done their homework and got it right.

Now it will be interesting to see if anyone from the FA comes out of hiding and actually does something to help all three clubs, I for one won't be holding my breath.
Three clubs affected, three totally different ways of dealing with a nasty, complex issue. Out of the three I think that Rovers have really done their homework and got it right. Now it will be interesting to see if anyone from the FA comes out of hiding and actually does something to help all three clubs, I for one won't be holding my breath. owd nick

10:48am Fri 13 Dec 13

drunken donut says...

I feel that Rovers should suspend him on full pay until any court proceedings, however the wages should be paid into a separate account and if he is subsequently found guilty the money can then be reclaimed. He will obviously never play for us again either way, mud sticks!!
I feel that Rovers should suspend him on full pay until any court proceedings, however the wages should be paid into a separate account and if he is subsequently found guilty the money can then be reclaimed. He will obviously never play for us again either way, mud sticks!! drunken donut

10:51am Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
*** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading." we.love.u.venkys

10:53am Fri 13 Dec 13

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Even though this issue is a bit of a mess we need to move on and concentrate on getting the club back to where it belongs as GB says, he and the players are doing that. We need a win tomorrow if possible.
Even though this issue is a bit of a mess we need to move on and concentrate on getting the club back to where it belongs as GB says, he and the players are doing that. We need a win tomorrow if possible. A Rover 45 years and over

11:02am Fri 13 Dec 13

Dukes says...

he should be sacked, he done nothing but gaining these big wages for nothing.
he should be sacked, he done nothing but gaining these big wages for nothing. Dukes

11:28am Fri 13 Dec 13

GAZHAY says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
YAWN!!!!
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]YAWN!!!! GAZHAY

11:31am Fri 13 Dec 13

French Rover says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now.

We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now. We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest. French Rover

12:03pm Fri 13 Dec 13

jim 2012 says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
just more incoherent nonsense from a deluded dingel
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]just more incoherent nonsense from a deluded dingel jim 2012

12:18pm Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

French Rover wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now.

We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.
Ok, I'll humour you.

Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th.

That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out..

(You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season)

Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley.

However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice?

Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now. We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.[/p][/quote]Ok, I'll humour you. Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th. That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out.. (You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season) Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley. However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice? Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that. we.love.u.venkys

1:20pm Fri 13 Dec 13

French Rover says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
French Rover wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now.

We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.
Ok, I'll humour you.

Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th.

That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out..

(You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season)

Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley.

However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice?

Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.
well as dismal as our away form is - the fact is that the Rovers have been to three of the current top four clubs and come away unbeaten (Derby, QPR and ahem Burnley) so trips to places like Reading, Bolton, Leeds and Forest hold no fears for us at all and we will pick some points up from these games.

Plus of course we will beat you in the derby game (again) as sure as the sun rises in the east every day - Plus now that GB is getting the side sorted then games against lower placed teams will no longer be banana skins for us!

So after taking your advice and having a good think about your extremely wild and biased predictions - I have to say that you are about a zillion miles off the mark, as you surely know. Your hopes and dreams will once again be smashed into a thousand pieces as we say hello and then wave goodbye as we pass you in March!

Mind the Gap!
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now. We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.[/p][/quote]Ok, I'll humour you. Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th. That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out.. (You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season) Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley. However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice? Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.[/p][/quote]well as dismal as our away form is - the fact is that the Rovers have been to three of the current top four clubs and come away unbeaten (Derby, QPR and ahem Burnley) so trips to places like Reading, Bolton, Leeds and Forest hold no fears for us at all and we will pick some points up from these games. Plus of course we will beat you in the derby game (again) as sure as the sun rises in the east every day - Plus now that GB is getting the side sorted then games against lower placed teams will no longer be banana skins for us! So after taking your advice and having a good think about your extremely wild and biased predictions - I have to say that you are about a zillion miles off the mark, as you surely know. Your hopes and dreams will once again be smashed into a thousand pieces as we say hello and then wave goodbye as we pass you in March! Mind the Gap! French Rover

1:32pm Fri 13 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

French Rover wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
French Rover wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now.

We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.
Ok, I'll humour you.

Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th.

That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out..

(You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season)

Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley.

However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice?

Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.
well as dismal as our away form is - the fact is that the Rovers have been to three of the current top four clubs and come away unbeaten (Derby, QPR and ahem Burnley) so trips to places like Reading, Bolton, Leeds and Forest hold no fears for us at all and we will pick some points up from these games.

Plus of course we will beat you in the derby game (again) as sure as the sun rises in the east every day - Plus now that GB is getting the side sorted then games against lower placed teams will no longer be banana skins for us!

So after taking your advice and having a good think about your extremely wild and biased predictions - I have to say that you are about a zillion miles off the mark, as you surely know. Your hopes and dreams will once again be smashed into a thousand pieces as we say hello and then wave goodbye as we pass you in March!

Mind the Gap!
So you believe Burnley won't pick up 8 points between now and mid-March? And that Blackburn during the same period will astound the football world and go on such a fantastic winning run? Fantasy once again from the no-dads.

Looking at the fixtures I would say its reasonable to expect that Burnley will more than likely collect at least 22 points or so between now and mid-March, including room for slip-ups, leaving Blackburn having to amass a minimum of 37 points in a 16 game period to have any chance of catching Burnley. Not wild, not even biased, just a reasonable prediction.

You have played 19 games, you have 24 points.
We have played 19 games, we have 39 points.

Mind the gap? You're at the wrong side of the gap you fool!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now. We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.[/p][/quote]Ok, I'll humour you. Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th. That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out.. (You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season) Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley. However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice? Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.[/p][/quote]well as dismal as our away form is - the fact is that the Rovers have been to three of the current top four clubs and come away unbeaten (Derby, QPR and ahem Burnley) so trips to places like Reading, Bolton, Leeds and Forest hold no fears for us at all and we will pick some points up from these games. Plus of course we will beat you in the derby game (again) as sure as the sun rises in the east every day - Plus now that GB is getting the side sorted then games against lower placed teams will no longer be banana skins for us! So after taking your advice and having a good think about your extremely wild and biased predictions - I have to say that you are about a zillion miles off the mark, as you surely know. Your hopes and dreams will once again be smashed into a thousand pieces as we say hello and then wave goodbye as we pass you in March! Mind the Gap![/p][/quote]So you believe Burnley won't pick up 8 points between now and mid-March? And that Blackburn during the same period will astound the football world and go on such a fantastic winning run? Fantasy once again from the no-dads. Looking at the fixtures I would say its reasonable to expect that Burnley will more than likely collect at least 22 points or so between now and mid-March, including room for slip-ups, leaving Blackburn having to amass a minimum of 37 points in a 16 game period to have any chance of catching Burnley. Not wild, not even biased, just a reasonable prediction. You have played 19 games, you have 24 points. We have played 19 games, we have 39 points. Mind the gap? You're at the wrong side of the gap you fool! we.love.u.venkys

1:41pm Fri 13 Dec 13

peely says...

So the alleged fixer has been given time off to spend with his family ! So Xmas & new year off on full pay ( 24k a week ) , nice work if you can get it !
The next thing we hear will be , he is " a victim " .
You couldn't,t make it up !
So the alleged fixer has been given time off to spend with his family ! So Xmas & new year off on full pay ( 24k a week ) , nice work if you can get it ! The next thing we hear will be , he is " a victim " . You couldn't,t make it up ! peely

2:19pm Fri 13 Dec 13

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
Three clubs affected, three totally different ways of dealing with a nasty, complex issue.

Out of the three I think that Rovers have really done their homework and got it right.

Now it will be interesting to see if anyone from the FA comes out of hiding and actually does something to help all three clubs, I for one won't be holding my breath.
wish you would for about an hour or more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Three clubs affected, three totally different ways of dealing with a nasty, complex issue. Out of the three I think that Rovers have really done their homework and got it right. Now it will be interesting to see if anyone from the FA comes out of hiding and actually does something to help all three clubs, I for one won't be holding my breath.[/p][/quote]wish you would for about an hour or more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

2:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

fudgingluvrovers says...

Time off with pay for what! he's not injured and if innocent or even has a shred of integrity as a "professional" footballer he should be insisting on trainning his balls off and playing for the reserves in order to keep match fit and prove his worth ,not come across as a selfish useless money grabbing sack of sh!te.
Time off with pay for what! he's not injured and if innocent or even has a shred of integrity as a "professional" footballer he should be insisting on trainning his balls off and playing for the reserves in order to keep match fit and prove his worth ,not come across as a selfish useless money grabbing sack of sh!te. fudgingluvrovers

3:49pm Fri 13 Dec 13

oakdale blue 1875 says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
Haha quite funny coming from an interbred , good effort .
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]Haha quite funny coming from an interbred , good effort . oakdale blue 1875

4:50pm Fri 13 Dec 13

French Rover says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
French Rover wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
French Rover wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position.

Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae."

"Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck."

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."
quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now.

We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.
Ok, I'll humour you.

Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th.

That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out..

(You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season)

Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley.

However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice?

Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.
well as dismal as our away form is - the fact is that the Rovers have been to three of the current top four clubs and come away unbeaten (Derby, QPR and ahem Burnley) so trips to places like Reading, Bolton, Leeds and Forest hold no fears for us at all and we will pick some points up from these games.

Plus of course we will beat you in the derby game (again) as sure as the sun rises in the east every day - Plus now that GB is getting the side sorted then games against lower placed teams will no longer be banana skins for us!

So after taking your advice and having a good think about your extremely wild and biased predictions - I have to say that you are about a zillion miles off the mark, as you surely know. Your hopes and dreams will once again be smashed into a thousand pieces as we say hello and then wave goodbye as we pass you in March!

Mind the Gap!
So you believe Burnley won't pick up 8 points between now and mid-March? And that Blackburn during the same period will astound the football world and go on such a fantastic winning run? Fantasy once again from the no-dads.

Looking at the fixtures I would say its reasonable to expect that Burnley will more than likely collect at least 22 points or so between now and mid-March, including room for slip-ups, leaving Blackburn having to amass a minimum of 37 points in a 16 game period to have any chance of catching Burnley. Not wild, not even biased, just a reasonable prediction.

You have played 19 games, you have 24 points.
We have played 19 games, we have 39 points.

Mind the gap? You're at the wrong side of the gap you fool!
rather rattled eh....quite understandable I suppose ias you know what is coming - Rovers overtaking you in the league and another derby game loss for the claret monkeys....and dont forget that we will be three points nearer to you by the end of this weekends games and thats just the start!
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: *** BREAKING NEWS *** "The latest shipment of emergency neck braces are being distributed by Blackburn with Darwen council following reports that local medical departments are now overrun with cases of chronic neck pain due to the Clarets continued lofty position. Blackburn fans are being urged by medical professionals to take a break from looking up at the Clarets to avoid serious and lasting damage to the cervical vertebrae." "Rovers season ticket holder Neville Nodad, 53, of Shadsworth Road was rushed into the emergency department at the Royal Blackburn hospital yesterday having complained of a sore neck since the beginning of October, coincidentally around the time the Clarets stormed to the top of the League. Neville said he felt his neck lock up, preventing him from finishing his morning Pot Noodle. Following emergency surgery he has been put on a course of painkillers and must attend specialist physiotherapy sessions in the hope that full movement may be restored to his damaged neck." Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Neville said, "I tried to deny it to the doctor but he saw right through me when he asked if I'd been looking up at the Clarets again. I have to admit to being one of many Rovers supporters suffering at the present time. It's difficult when our team is sliding down the league while against all odds our biggest rivals are showing us how its done. I've now had to refrain from looking up due to my condition and I urge others like me to do the same. Burnley are now almost out of sight so we might as well rest our sore necks and spend our time looking down as that's clearly the way we're heading."[/p][/quote]quite funny compared to your usual verbal diahorea - but laugh while you can you cheeky claret monkeys - as the London Underground announcer has joined the staff at the Rovers and his loud cries aimed at Burnley of `Mind that Gap` are resounding around Ewood now. We are starting to bring you `johnny come latelys` back to reality away from the heady heights you strangely experienced this far. We should overtake you in the league (and put you in your rightful position below us) by mid March latest.[/p][/quote]Ok, I'll humour you. Mid-March would be 16 league games give or take. For Blackburn those 16 games include trips to Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and Bolton. I would expect you to take zero points from those four away games based on your abysmal away form this season, That leaves you 12 games, and in all honestly the quality and team spirit of the Clarets combined with a well overdue end to your incredible derby day luck will see the points go to Burnley on Sunday the 9th. That leaves you 11 games, including difficult ties against the likes of Blackpool and several potential banana skins against bottom of the table teams who you seem to fall to pieces against. So let's say you manage to go on a fantastic run and win 7 out of those 11 games with a couple of draws thrown in. You would be looking at a return of 23 points.. far fetched I know but hear me out.. (You've only managed 24 points out of 19 games so far this season) Burnley are currently 15 points ahead of you. Now I may be biased but I can see Burnley managing to pick up more than 8 points between now and mid-March, can't you? Therefore by mid-March it is highly unlikely that you will be above Burnley. However... the real problems could well come after mid-March when Blackburn have to play Leicester, Watford, QPR, and Wigan. Is it beyond the realms of possibility that Wigan could relegate you twice? Maybe it's time to have a good long think about that.[/p][/quote]well as dismal as our away form is - the fact is that the Rovers have been to three of the current top four clubs and come away unbeaten (Derby, QPR and ahem Burnley) so trips to places like Reading, Bolton, Leeds and Forest hold no fears for us at all and we will pick some points up from these games. Plus of course we will beat you in the derby game (again) as sure as the sun rises in the east every day - Plus now that GB is getting the side sorted then games against lower placed teams will no longer be banana skins for us! So after taking your advice and having a good think about your extremely wild and biased predictions - I have to say that you are about a zillion miles off the mark, as you surely know. Your hopes and dreams will once again be smashed into a thousand pieces as we say hello and then wave goodbye as we pass you in March! Mind the Gap![/p][/quote]So you believe Burnley won't pick up 8 points between now and mid-March? And that Blackburn during the same period will astound the football world and go on such a fantastic winning run? Fantasy once again from the no-dads. Looking at the fixtures I would say its reasonable to expect that Burnley will more than likely collect at least 22 points or so between now and mid-March, including room for slip-ups, leaving Blackburn having to amass a minimum of 37 points in a 16 game period to have any chance of catching Burnley. Not wild, not even biased, just a reasonable prediction. You have played 19 games, you have 24 points. We have played 19 games, we have 39 points. Mind the gap? You're at the wrong side of the gap you fool![/p][/quote]rather rattled eh....quite understandable I suppose ias you know what is coming - Rovers overtaking you in the league and another derby game loss for the claret monkeys....and dont forget that we will be three points nearer to you by the end of this weekends games and thats just the start! French Rover

5:44pm Fri 13 Dec 13

baldie says...

peely wrote:
So the alleged fixer has been given time off to spend with his family ! So Xmas & new year off on full pay ( 24k a week ) , nice work if you can get it !
The next thing we hear will be , he is " a victim " .
You couldn't,t make it up !
How do you know he's on full pay?
[quote][p][bold]peely[/bold] wrote: So the alleged fixer has been given time off to spend with his family ! So Xmas & new year off on full pay ( 24k a week ) , nice work if you can get it ! The next thing we hear will be , he is " a victim " . You couldn't,t make it up ![/p][/quote]How do you know he's on full pay? baldie

6:54pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

If business as usual includes trio of shameless mercenaries sat on their arses and pulling in excess of £20k a week then I guess it is. If I were in Derek Shaws place I would have Scumpbell doing the most menial duties his contract permits, just short of cleaning the toilets with a tooth brush. At his first refusal, suspend him without pay for breach of contract or gross misconduct.
If business as usual includes trio of shameless mercenaries sat on their arses and pulling in excess of £20k a week then I guess it is. If I were in Derek Shaws place I would have Scumpbell doing the most menial duties his contract permits, just short of cleaning the toilets with a tooth brush. At his first refusal, suspend him without pay for breach of contract or gross misconduct. Angry From Accrington

10:37pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Wild Rover says...

@WLUV
I am not using quote. CBA. Reading your laughable post I am struck by the underlying panic behind your words. Clearly you are worried
Not surprising with your recent and continuing poor form , one win in 6 and that a scraped win against Barnsley, easily the poorest side in the division.
As always I enjoy your ludicrous predictions, Rovers were going to get zip from our games against Leeds , Ipswich and QPR. We got 4 points, a reasonable haul which could have been better without our slip up at Ipswich.
As Frenchie said we have played them all at the top, we have no fear and are steadily improving.
Yep we will catch you, no doubt at all
@WLUV I am not using quote. CBA. Reading your laughable post I am struck by the underlying panic behind your words. Clearly you are worried Not surprising with your recent and continuing poor form , one win in 6 and that a scraped win against Barnsley, easily the poorest side in the division. As always I enjoy your ludicrous predictions, Rovers were going to get zip from our games against Leeds , Ipswich and QPR. We got 4 points, a reasonable haul which could have been better without our slip up at Ipswich. As Frenchie said we have played them all at the top, we have no fear and are steadily improving. Yep we will catch you, no doubt at all Wild Rover

8:42pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Crazy times says...

WLYV- I'm new to this board so maybe I'm missing something buy I'm not sure why we are looking at 16 games until mid march. Rovers next 4 are easily winnable but minimum of 10 points should be expected. Bumley have 4 tough games (3 away) so the gap could be down to 5 (or less) by early jan. Just a thought.....
WLYV- I'm new to this board so maybe I'm missing something buy I'm not sure why we are looking at 16 games until mid march. Rovers next 4 are easily winnable but minimum of 10 points should be expected. Bumley have 4 tough games (3 away) so the gap could be down to 5 (or less) by early jan. Just a thought..... Crazy times

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