Rovers boss: Star isn't Dunn yet

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer has hailed the enduring quality of David Dunn.

The evergreen midfielder continued his fantastic form since returning from a two-month injury lay-off in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Yeovil Town at a wet and windy Huish Park.

Dunn, who turns 34 on Friday, was a constant threat with his forceful running and intelligent passing in his role behind lone striker Jordan Rhodes.

And with better finishing he would have made it two goals in two games following his decisive strike in the 3-2 home victory over Millwall one week earlier.

Bowyer was delighted by Dunn’s display.

He said: “Dunny’s got quality that I don’t think many in the division can match.

“He should have had a hat-trick in the first half – he was a little bit disappointed with that – but his running set up the goal.

“I thought Adam Henley did magnificently for it too.”

Top scorer Rhodes put the finishing touch to terrific approach play by Henley and Dunn to earn Rovers just their second away success of the season.

Rhodes, who now has 13 goals for the campaign, said: “We’ve not been fantastic on the road this season but especially on days like that when it’s a bit blustery and the conditions aren’t great to play football, you have to dig in and put in a real gritty away performance. At times we did that.

“To to come off with one more goal than the opposition – that’s what it’s all about as that’s what you apply yourself all week to do.”

Rovers, who are now unbeaten in three games, wasted a string of chances in a one-sided first half.

But after Rhodes notched what proved to be the winner, they had to ride their luck before securing back-to-back away clean sheets for the first time since April 2010.

Bowyer, whose side drew 0-0 at QPR earlier this month, was shocked by the statistic.

He said: “I didn’t realise it was that long so it shows you just how important it is.

“Now we have to dust ourselves down and get ourselves ready for a big game at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day.”

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5:02pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?
Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league? Lancs - pensioner

5:03pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

I love mugging myself where is your mate WLUV?
I love mugging myself where is your mate WLUV? Lancs - pensioner

6:23pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Captain Dreckley says...

I went to Yeovil on Saturday and Dunny was a different.class on the ball. Ok we only see him in flashes now but his class is what our younger players need to aspire to. Dunny has a blue n white heart and if we just get an hour a game from him he will make a big difference to our season. merry Christmas to one and all Rovers fans everywhere.
I went to Yeovil on Saturday and Dunny was a different.class on the ball. Ok we only see him in flashes now but his class is what our younger players need to aspire to. Dunny has a blue n white heart and if we just get an hour a game from him he will make a big difference to our season. merry Christmas to one and all Rovers fans everywhere. Captain Dreckley

9:51pm Tue 24 Dec 13

passingfootball says...

Bristol city , Barnsley, Peterborough, millwall, Bournemouth, Yeovil,

Since being relegated from the premier league, these are the teams rovers have managed to beat in the league away from home, a definite pattern there millwall and barnsley that were bottom part of the championship, the others being league one level, if rovers want to threaten the playOffs they need to pick maximum points from at least 9 away games, stop rivals from picking points while you slowly climb the table.
Bristol city , Barnsley, Peterborough, millwall, Bournemouth, Yeovil, Since being relegated from the premier league, these are the teams rovers have managed to beat in the league away from home, a definite pattern there millwall and barnsley that were bottom part of the championship, the others being league one level, if rovers want to threaten the playOffs they need to pick maximum points from at least 9 away games, stop rivals from picking points while you slowly climb the table. passingfootball

10:04pm Tue 24 Dec 13

passingfootball says...

A program on skysports 1 on Alan shearer in his rovers days on now
A program on skysports 1 on Alan shearer in his rovers days on now passingfootball

10:10am Wed 25 Dec 13

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

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?
Dunno mate, maybe he's going his Christian bit and helping out the shoeless tramps in the soup kitchens of Blackburn?

Anyhoo, Merry Christmas you old ****. Have a good one.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?[/p][/quote]Dunno mate, maybe he's going his Christian bit and helping out the shoeless tramps in the soup kitchens of Blackburn? Anyhoo, Merry Christmas you old ****. Have a good one. You're not mugging me off that easily

10:14am Wed 25 Dec 13

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

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?
Dunno mate, maybe he's going his Christian bit and helping out the shoeless tramps in the soup kitchens of Blackburn?

Anyhoo, Merry Christmas you old ****. Have a good one.
That said f@rt, nothing more abusive !!!
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?[/p][/quote]Dunno mate, maybe he's going his Christian bit and helping out the shoeless tramps in the soup kitchens of Blackburn? Anyhoo, Merry Christmas you old ****. Have a good one.[/p][/quote]That said f@rt, nothing more abusive !!! You're not mugging me off that easily

12:17pm Wed 25 Dec 13

earwego says...

If you're ever disappointed with what you received this Christmas just remember somewhere, someone has unwrapped a Burnley shirt today.
If you're ever disappointed with what you received this Christmas just remember somewhere, someone has unwrapped a Burnley shirt today. earwego

4:15pm Wed 25 Dec 13

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

earwego wrote:
If you're ever disappointed with what you received this Christmas just remember somewhere, someone has unwrapped a Burnley shirt today.
Have a look at the Championship table if you want to be disappointed.

Happy Christmas pal :)
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: If you're ever disappointed with what you received this Christmas just remember somewhere, someone has unwrapped a Burnley shirt today.[/p][/quote]Have a look at the Championship table if you want to be disappointed. Happy Christmas pal :) You're not mugging me off that easily

5:09pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Lancs - pensioner says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?
Dunno mate, maybe he's going his Christian bit and helping out the shoeless tramps in the soup kitchens of Blackburn?

Anyhoo, Merry Christmas you old ****. Have a good one.
That said f@rt, nothing more abusive !!!
Lol
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Still no WLUV, what's happened have they cut his benefits or is he down at Ewood getting a season ticket for our push up the league?[/p][/quote]Dunno mate, maybe he's going his Christian bit and helping out the shoeless tramps in the soup kitchens of Blackburn? Anyhoo, Merry Christmas you old ****. Have a good one.[/p][/quote]That said f@rt, nothing more abusive !!![/p][/quote]Lol Lancs - pensioner

8:14pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Wild Rover says...

A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours
This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow
Until then good luck to all
Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf..
oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret
Oops, did I just say the C word
MERRY Christmas!
A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow Until then good luck to all Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf.. oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret Oops, did I just say the C word MERRY Christmas! Wild Rover

9:14pm Wed 25 Dec 13

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

Wild Rover wrote:
A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours
This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow
Until then good luck to all
Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf..
oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret
Oops, did I just say the C word
MERRY Christmas!
You certainly did mate !! :) forever be it known that you made a Freudian Burnley slip !
Happy Christmas pal, enjoy the rest of your eve!
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow Until then good luck to all Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf.. oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret Oops, did I just say the C word MERRY Christmas![/p][/quote]You certainly did mate !! :) forever be it known that you made a Freudian Burnley slip ! Happy Christmas pal, enjoy the rest of your eve! You're not mugging me off that easily

7:37am Thu 26 Dec 13

greenscreener says...

Wild Rover wrote:
A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours
This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow
Until then good luck to all
Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf..
oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret
Oops, did I just say the C word
MERRY Christmas!
Seasons greetings to you Wild Rover, and to all fellow Rovers fans.

I may be stepping on the toes of our friend French Rover here but I can make you feel a little cleaner !

The 'c' word is actually used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, your Chateauneuf Du Pape comes from the southern Rhone and can therefore be consumed with a clear conscience.

COYB
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow Until then good luck to all Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf.. oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret Oops, did I just say the C word MERRY Christmas![/p][/quote]Seasons greetings to you Wild Rover, and to all fellow Rovers fans. I may be stepping on the toes of our friend French Rover here but I can make you feel a little cleaner ! The 'c' word is actually used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, your Chateauneuf Du Pape comes from the southern Rhone and can therefore be consumed with a clear conscience. COYB greenscreener

8:09am Thu 26 Dec 13

greenscreener says...

Looking forward to the match today and hoping all true blues make a special effort to cheer Tom Cairney over the next 2 games, let's make sure he knows just how much he is appreciated and wanted by Rovers fans.

He has stood out as a class act this season and apart from a couple of occasions where he got a bit too isolated trying to bring width to the right he has been a major influence in our midfield.

Two more games to help us push into the top 10 and the mid term report could be looking good for Team GB.

COYB
Looking forward to the match today and hoping all true blues make a special effort to cheer Tom Cairney over the next 2 games, let's make sure he knows just how much he is appreciated and wanted by Rovers fans. He has stood out as a class act this season and apart from a couple of occasions where he got a bit too isolated trying to bring width to the right he has been a major influence in our midfield. Two more games to help us push into the top 10 and the mid term report could be looking good for Team GB. COYB greenscreener

9:37am Thu 26 Dec 13

Angry From Accrington says...

greenscreener wrote:
Looking forward to the match today and hoping all true blues make a special effort to cheer Tom Cairney over the next 2 games, let's make sure he knows just how much he is appreciated and wanted by Rovers fans.

He has stood out as a class act this season and apart from a couple of occasions where he got a bit too isolated trying to bring width to the right he has been a major influence in our midfield.

Two more games to help us push into the top 10 and the mid term report could be looking good for Team GB.

COYB
Quite right. And a Merry Christmas to all the proper supporters at the game today and the dedicated followers of the club who can't get down for whatever reason. A great big Brussels sprout flavoured Bah humbug though to all the armchair whiners wishing us a cold and miserable Boxing Day. If you come down to Uncle Jacks I will spread some good cheer!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to the match today and hoping all true blues make a special effort to cheer Tom Cairney over the next 2 games, let's make sure he knows just how much he is appreciated and wanted by Rovers fans. He has stood out as a class act this season and apart from a couple of occasions where he got a bit too isolated trying to bring width to the right he has been a major influence in our midfield. Two more games to help us push into the top 10 and the mid term report could be looking good for Team GB. COYB[/p][/quote]Quite right. And a Merry Christmas to all the proper supporters at the game today and the dedicated followers of the club who can't get down for whatever reason. A great big Brussels sprout flavoured Bah humbug though to all the armchair whiners wishing us a cold and miserable Boxing Day. If you come down to Uncle Jacks I will spread some good cheer! Angry From Accrington

9:57am Thu 26 Dec 13

Wild Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours
This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow
Until then good luck to all
Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf..
oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret
Oops, did I just say the C word
MERRY Christmas!
Seasons greetings to you Wild Rover, and to all fellow Rovers fans.

I may be stepping on the toes of our friend French Rover here but I can make you feel a little cleaner !

The 'c' word is actually used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, your Chateauneuf Du Pape comes from the southern Rhone and can therefore be consumed with a clear conscience.

COYB
Wow, thanks for that GS, I feel better for that. Well no I dont actually as I am hungover now. However the cure for that is in the drinks cabinet!
Gonna be a long day today, pub - match - straight to party after match
And as the Song goes, Tonight's gonna be good night....
Team GB Onward & Upward!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow Until then good luck to all Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf.. oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret Oops, did I just say the C word MERRY Christmas![/p][/quote]Seasons greetings to you Wild Rover, and to all fellow Rovers fans. I may be stepping on the toes of our friend French Rover here but I can make you feel a little cleaner ! The 'c' word is actually used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, your Chateauneuf Du Pape comes from the southern Rhone and can therefore be consumed with a clear conscience. COYB[/p][/quote]Wow, thanks for that GS, I feel better for that. Well no I dont actually as I am hungover now. However the cure for that is in the drinks cabinet! Gonna be a long day today, pub - match - straight to party after match And as the Song goes, Tonight's gonna be good night.... Team GB Onward & Upward! Wild Rover

9:57am Thu 26 Dec 13

Wild Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours
This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow
Until then good luck to all
Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf..
oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret
Oops, did I just say the C word
MERRY Christmas!
Seasons greetings to you Wild Rover, and to all fellow Rovers fans.

I may be stepping on the toes of our friend French Rover here but I can make you feel a little cleaner !

The 'c' word is actually used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, your Chateauneuf Du Pape comes from the southern Rhone and can therefore be consumed with a clear conscience.

COYB
Wow, thanks for that GS, I feel better for that. Well no I dont actually as I am hungover now. However the cure for that is in the drinks cabinet!
Gonna be a long day today, pub - match - straight to party after match
And as the Song goes, Tonight's gonna be good night....
Team GB Onward & Upward!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: A Happy Christmas to all Footy fans regardless of team colours This is a bit like Christmas in the trenches when the Brits played the Germans in NoMans land. Normal hostilities resume tomorrow Until then good luck to all Mind you I have just polushed off a full bottle of Shatt.. Chhato... Chateua Nurf.. oh boll hooks , Nice bottle of claret Oops, did I just say the C word MERRY Christmas![/p][/quote]Seasons greetings to you Wild Rover, and to all fellow Rovers fans. I may be stepping on the toes of our friend French Rover here but I can make you feel a little cleaner ! The 'c' word is actually used to describe red wines from the Bordeaux region, your Chateauneuf Du Pape comes from the southern Rhone and can therefore be consumed with a clear conscience. COYB[/p][/quote]Wow, thanks for that GS, I feel better for that. Well no I dont actually as I am hungover now. However the cure for that is in the drinks cabinet! Gonna be a long day today, pub - match - straight to party after match And as the Song goes, Tonight's gonna be good night.... Team GB Onward & Upward! Wild Rover

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