Hardy supporters earn praise from Rovers boss after Yeovil victory

This Is Lancashire: Rovers fans sing in the rain at Yeovil Rovers fans sing in the rain at Yeovil

GARY Bowyer poured praise on the 1,074 Blackburn Rovers supporters who roared their side on to a 1-0 win at Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Rovers boss Bowyer was pleased by his side’s performance in what was the first competitive meeting between the clubs.

But he saved his biggest compliments for the travelling fans who made the long trek to Somerset just four days before Christmas, braving the wet weather on an open terrace at Huish Park.

And if the three points were not enough Bowyer and the Rovers players showed just how grateful they were by handing out signed gifts at the end of a pulsating encounter decided by top scorer Jordan Rhodes’ 13th goal of the season.

Bowyer said: “To bring 1,000 fans here is a phenomenal effort, so it was the least we could do to give signed balls, hats and scarves.

“Hopefully they will enjoy the win.”

Rovers ran the first half, missing countless opportunities.

But they had to ride their luck after the restart, before and after Rhodes scored the goal that secured their second straight victory.

Bowyer said: “We played some really good stuff and, as an away team, to come and put a performance on like that – the way we controlled possession in the first half especially – was a fantastic effort from our lads.”

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12:17pm Mon 23 Dec 13

noddy57 says...

although the following was pleasing to see,,imagine how many there would have been if we had our normal following you could easily have trebled that figure under the old regime,,
although the following was pleasing to see,,imagine how many there would have been if we had our normal following you could easily have trebled that figure under the old regime,, noddy57

1:04pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Any sign of the Venkys there? Mmmm.....thought not.
Any sign of the Venkys there? Mmmm.....thought not. Is Eckersley playing?

1:36pm Mon 23 Dec 13

dangerous dave says...

GB fantastic first half effort but 'signed the woodwork' on to save us in the second half!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
GB fantastic first half effort but 'signed the woodwork' on to save us in the second half!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

1:52pm Mon 23 Dec 13

we.love.u.venkys says...

Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c
racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.
Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent. we.love.u.venkys

2:03pm Mon 23 Dec 13

accyphil says...

I travelled down on saturday and we couldn't of fitted any fans in the stands. In the 2nd half the post saved us twice but going by we love venkys logic we would of been 6 nil up anyways.
Can't wait for the annual post xmas form dip from our 6 fingered neighbours.
I travelled down on saturday and we couldn't of fitted any fans in the stands. In the 2nd half the post saved us twice but going by we love venkys logic we would of been 6 nil up anyways. Can't wait for the annual post xmas form dip from our 6 fingered neighbours. accyphil

2:05pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Blackburn_End says...

we.love.u.venkys wrote:
Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c

racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.
Home wins against Wednesday & Birmingham in the next 2 games will see us within touching distance of the play-off.

Meanwhile tough away games in the next 2 for the Clarots will no doubt see them slip out of the top 2 and begin their plummet to the bottom half.

... if only the season was 20 games eh you clampets??
[quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.[/p][/quote]Home wins against Wednesday & Birmingham in the next 2 games will see us within touching distance of the play-off. Meanwhile tough away games in the next 2 for the Clarots will no doubt see them slip out of the top 2 and begin their plummet to the bottom half. ... if only the season was 20 games eh you clampets?? Blackburn_End

2:46pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Harwoodstblue says...

Blackburn_End wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c


racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.
Home wins against Wednesday & Birmingham in the next 2 games will see us within touching distance of the play-off.

Meanwhile tough away games in the next 2 for the Clarots will no doubt see them slip out of the top 2 and begin their plummet to the bottom half.

... if only the season was 20 games eh you clampets??
20 games ? That's the only way the carrots would win it. Yes Yeovil were unlucky twice but they were played off the park most of the game and it should have been over at half time. The points went were they were deserved.
Keep up the momentum GB. Keep em on their toes and we could have a rewarding Christmas. There's nothing to fear in this league given the oppositions inability to catch Burnley during that pathetic run of two wins in the last nine games. None of the so called fancied teams are doing anything spectacular.
[quote][p][bold]Blackburn_End[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.[/p][/quote]Home wins against Wednesday & Birmingham in the next 2 games will see us within touching distance of the play-off. Meanwhile tough away games in the next 2 for the Clarots will no doubt see them slip out of the top 2 and begin their plummet to the bottom half. ... if only the season was 20 games eh you clampets??[/p][/quote]20 games ? That's the only way the carrots would win it. Yes Yeovil were unlucky twice but they were played off the park most of the game and it should have been over at half time. The points went were they were deserved. Keep up the momentum GB. Keep em on their toes and we could have a rewarding Christmas. There's nothing to fear in this league given the oppositions inability to catch Burnley during that pathetic run of two wins in the last nine games. None of the so called fancied teams are doing anything spectacular. Harwoodstblue

5:39pm Mon 23 Dec 13

ghost of sceptic says...

Deeping Lad wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Blackburn_End wrote:
we.love.u.venkys wrote: Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.
Home wins against Wednesday & Birmingham in the next 2 games will see us within touching distance of the play-off. Meanwhile tough away games in the next 2 for the Clarots will no doubt see them slip out of the top 2 and begin their plummet to the bottom half. ... if only the season was 20 games eh you clampets??
20 games ? That's the only way the carrots would win it. Yes Yeovil were unlucky twice but they were played off the park most of the game and it should have been over at half time. The points went were they were deserved. Keep up the momentum GB. Keep em on their toes and we could have a rewarding Christmas. There's nothing to fear in this league given the oppositions inability to catch Burnley during that pathetic run of two wins in the last nine games. None of the so called fancied teams are doing anything spectacular.
And during our "pathetic run of two wins in the last 9 games" you have obviously closed the gap dramatically on us haven't you, and you are obviously breathing down our necks by now aren't you? Oh no, you're not... You are STILL unbelievably 13 (THIRTEEN) points behind the Clarets after our worse spell of the season. You have missed your chance to close the gap and will forever regret it. That was your big chance and you blew it by getting spanked off the likes of Brighton and Ipswich. How will you ever live it down?? Meanwhile the Clarets have now taken 7 points from 9 including a fantastic point away at Leicester and the win of the season in the big Lancashire derby against Blackpool. With a winnable run of four games against bottom half opposition coming up over Christmas and the New Year, and Blackburn having to go to Leeds and face a mauling off Man City in the cup, it could be time for a communal winding in of those filthy Rovers necks. The teams below you are also picking up points and Wigan have a game in hand and will go above you should they win. So yes, keep up that mid-table momentum you deluded fools!
What an unbelievably stupid person this " we love u venkys is " not worth the effort to reply so I will stop right n
Let him keep crowing. What have Burnley won so far this season = nothing, what have they achieved thus far = nothing. Its a long time tll May.
[quote][p][bold]Deeping Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackburn_End[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we.love.u.venkys[/bold] wrote: Another desperate 'papering-over-the-c racks' affair with the woodwork to thank for saving your blushes. The strain is beginning to show on this team as the depression of mid-table mediocrity prompts one or two to have a quiet word with their agent.[/p][/quote]Home wins against Wednesday & Birmingham in the next 2 games will see us within touching distance of the play-off. Meanwhile tough away games in the next 2 for the Clarots will no doubt see them slip out of the top 2 and begin their plummet to the bottom half. ... if only the season was 20 games eh you clampets??[/p][/quote]20 games ? That's the only way the carrots would win it. Yes Yeovil were unlucky twice but they were played off the park most of the game and it should have been over at half time. The points went were they were deserved. Keep up the momentum GB. Keep em on their toes and we could have a rewarding Christmas. There's nothing to fear in this league given the oppositions inability to catch Burnley during that pathetic run of two wins in the last nine games. None of the so called fancied teams are doing anything spectacular.[/p][/quote]And during our "pathetic run of two wins in the last 9 games" you have obviously closed the gap dramatically on us haven't you, and you are obviously breathing down our necks by now aren't you? Oh no, you're not... You are STILL unbelievably 13 (THIRTEEN) points behind the Clarets after our worse spell of the season. You have missed your chance to close the gap and will forever regret it. That was your big chance and you blew it by getting spanked off the likes of Brighton and Ipswich. How will you ever live it down?? Meanwhile the Clarets have now taken 7 points from 9 including a fantastic point away at Leicester and the win of the season in the big Lancashire derby against Blackpool. With a winnable run of four games against bottom half opposition coming up over Christmas and the New Year, and Blackburn having to go to Leeds and face a mauling off Man City in the cup, it could be time for a communal winding in of those filthy Rovers necks. The teams below you are also picking up points and Wigan have a game in hand and will go above you should they win. So yes, keep up that mid-table momentum you deluded fools![/p][/quote]What an unbelievably stupid person this " we love u venkys is " not worth the effort to reply so I will stop right n[/p][/quote]Let him keep crowing. What have Burnley won so far this season = nothing, what have they achieved thus far = nothing. Its a long time tll May. ghost of sceptic

5:24am Tue 24 Dec 13

MatthewCA says...

It was an easy 5-0 game, but no luck with Dunn on that day, otherwise he will be a hat trick players on that day.

3 points id a big gain at the end, hope another 6 are on the way...!!!!
Play Rochina and Rhodes up front will be great to watch.
It was an easy 5-0 game, but no luck with Dunn on that day, otherwise he will be a hat trick players on that day. 3 points id a big gain at the end, hope another 6 are on the way...!!!! Play Rochina and Rhodes up front will be great to watch. MatthewCA

2:39pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Bazzer says...

MatthewCA wrote:
It was an easy 5-0 game, but no luck with Dunn on that day, otherwise he will be a hat trick players on that day.

3 points id a big gain at the end, hope another 6 are on the way...!!!!
Play Rochina and Rhodes up front will be great to watch.
Not if Rochina persists with his flashy "rabona" shots at a mere 1-0 up. It is a team game.
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: It was an easy 5-0 game, but no luck with Dunn on that day, otherwise he will be a hat trick players on that day. 3 points id a big gain at the end, hope another 6 are on the way...!!!! Play Rochina and Rhodes up front will be great to watch.[/p][/quote]Not if Rochina persists with his flashy "rabona" shots at a mere 1-0 up. It is a team game. Bazzer

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