Blackburn Rovers boss bewildered by penalty decisions

This Is Lancashire: Gary Bowyer Gary Bowyer

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer felt his side should have been awarded two second-half penalties as their unbeaten league start to the year came to an end at promotion rivals Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Forest raced into a two-goal lead through a brace of penalties from Henri Lansbury – the first of which was hotly disputed – before Ben Marshall halved the deficit before the first half was out.

Rovers pushed hard for an equaliser after the break and had two strong claims for spot-kicks.

But Forest survived the appeals and, thanks to a combination of lacklustre defending and fine finishing from Jamie Paterson and Andy Reid, they secured a 4-1 win which strengthened their place in the play-offs – and left Rovers four points outside of the top six.

Bowyer said: “It was a very mixed performance in the sense that we didn’t start very well and got put on the back foot. Then just as we thought we had weathered that the referee gave them a penalty – and if that is a penalty then we certainly deserved two in the second half.

“Grant Hanley got pulled down by Greg Halford when he was not even looking at the ball, so we were disappointed with that, and then Chris Taylor got pulled down.

“So if their first decision is a penalty then both of those have to be penalties.

“I had no problem with their second penalty.

“Adam Henley should do better and he knows that.”

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3:54pm Mon 20 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

Desperation.
Desperation. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: -6

4:13pm Mon 20 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

Oh stop moaning gb we were well beaten by a more disciplined well organised attacking side. Your boring defensive play is getting us no where so until you start performing with the right playing/player decisions keep your mouth shut
Out with the cowboys and indians
Oh stop moaning gb we were well beaten by a more disciplined well organised attacking side. Your boring defensive play is getting us no where so until you start performing with the right playing/player decisions keep your mouth shut Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave
  • Score: -4

4:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
Desperation.
gary bowyer is the manager of blackburn rovers
I think he is aloud to make a judgement on how a game was played
just in the same way the burnley manager thinks that dropping two points at home to sheffield united and dropping one place in the league
was a great result for burnley NOT
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: Desperation.[/p][/quote]gary bowyer is the manager of blackburn rovers I think he is aloud to make a judgement on how a game was played just in the same way the burnley manager thinks that dropping two points at home to sheffield united and dropping one place in the league was a great result for burnley NOT jim 2012
  • Score: 7

4:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Oh stop moaning gb we were well beaten by a more disciplined well organised attacking side. Your boring defensive play is getting us no where so until you start performing with the right playing/player decisions keep your mouth shut
Out with the cowboys and indians
Yawn
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Oh stop moaning gb we were well beaten by a more disciplined well organised attacking side. Your boring defensive play is getting us no where so until you start performing with the right playing/player decisions keep your mouth shut Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]Yawn owd nick
  • Score: 4

4:20pm Mon 20 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more.

Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: -4

4:24pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

Tell you what Gary.

Why don't you cry about it and see if that helps?

UTC!
Tell you what Gary. Why don't you cry about it and see if that helps? UTC! Manuel Hung
  • Score: -9

4:37pm Mon 20 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Should have, could have, would have....but didn't.

I have only just seen the "highlights" of the game and the penalty decisions that GB is on about weren't shown so I can't comment.

GB is right their first was a joke but the second was definitely a penalty, no argument from anyone.

Lets face it, we lost to a better side on the day, a side who are in extremely good form and full of confidence, a point was the best we could have hoped for, it was evident from early on that we were not going to get anything.

I doubt GB reads the comments on here, if he did he would see that the majority of fans who go to the games, like me, are behind him but are also totally bemused by his tactics.

Williamson works hard but he really is out of his depth in this league, we need to be starting games with Rhodes and Gestede up front and Cairney in the middle of midfield, with Robinson, Dann and Handley that gives us a great "spine" to build the rest of the team around.

OK, the modern way isn't 442, but I really think that Rhodes playing behind Gestede is worth a try.

But what do I know I am only a fan who has been watching Rovers and football in general longer than GB has been alive.
Should have, could have, would have....but didn't. I have only just seen the "highlights" of the game and the penalty decisions that GB is on about weren't shown so I can't comment. GB is right their first was a joke but the second was definitely a penalty, no argument from anyone. Lets face it, we lost to a better side on the day, a side who are in extremely good form and full of confidence, a point was the best we could have hoped for, it was evident from early on that we were not going to get anything. I doubt GB reads the comments on here, if he did he would see that the majority of fans who go to the games, like me, are behind him but are also totally bemused by his tactics. Williamson works hard but he really is out of his depth in this league, we need to be starting games with Rhodes and Gestede up front and Cairney in the middle of midfield, with Robinson, Dann and Handley that gives us a great "spine" to build the rest of the team around. OK, the modern way isn't 442, but I really think that Rhodes playing behind Gestede is worth a try. But what do I know I am only a fan who has been watching Rovers and football in general longer than GB has been alive. owd nick
  • Score: 11

4:45pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ghost of sceptic says...

I would be more concerned at shipping 4 goals. Any injuries break up the Hanley and Dann partnership and we are all overthe place at the back. Big problem Mr Bowyer.
I would be more concerned at shipping 4 goals. Any injuries break up the Hanley and Dann partnership and we are all overthe place at the back. Big problem Mr Bowyer. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 3

4:56pm Mon 20 Jan 14

eddyo says...

First penny shouldn't have been given. Second penny was nailed on - right-back Henley tackled with his wrong leg and got it wrong.
First penny shouldn't have been given. Second penny was nailed on - right-back Henley tackled with his wrong leg and got it wrong. eddyo
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Mon 20 Jan 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

jim 2012 wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
Desperation.
gary bowyer is the manager of blackburn rovers
I think he is aloud to make a judgement on how a game was played
just in the same way the burnley manager thinks that dropping two points at home to sheffield united and dropping one place in the league
was a great result for burnley NOT
Allowed
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: Desperation.[/p][/quote]gary bowyer is the manager of blackburn rovers I think he is aloud to make a judgement on how a game was played just in the same way the burnley manager thinks that dropping two points at home to sheffield united and dropping one place in the league was a great result for burnley NOT[/p][/quote]Allowed speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: 2

5:01pm Mon 20 Jan 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more.

Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You may laugh at singh, but he did want Tim Sherwood as manager, he is not doing to bad at the spurs.
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You may laugh at singh, but he did want Tim Sherwood as manager, he is not doing to bad at the spurs. speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: -1

5:25pm Mon 20 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more.

Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You may laugh at singh, but he did want Tim Sherwood as manager, he is not doing to bad at the spurs.
I have to admit I did laugh at Singh, I laughed A LOT. I laughed so long and hard every time he spoke about football matters that some wee came out.

The fact that he is still employed by your club makes it even funnier, and he may have wanted Pep Guardiola as well but he brought you the legend that is Henning Berg, who had only recently stated "There are no real managers with credibility who would accept a job like that."

Berg then gets sacked after 56 days and successfully sues the club for £2.2 million.

I think the word I'm looking for is farcical.

Anyway, I would love it if he returns, love it.
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You may laugh at singh, but he did want Tim Sherwood as manager, he is not doing to bad at the spurs.[/p][/quote]I have to admit I did laugh at Singh, I laughed A LOT. I laughed so long and hard every time he spoke about football matters that some wee came out. The fact that he is still employed by your club makes it even funnier, and he may have wanted Pep Guardiola as well but he brought you the legend that is Henning Berg, who had only recently stated "There are no real managers with credibility who would accept a job like that." Berg then gets sacked after 56 days and successfully sues the club for £2.2 million. I think the word I'm looking for is farcical. Anyway, I would love it if he returns, love it. chicken.pluckers
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Mon 20 Jan 14

brown cow warrior says...

If their penalties hadn't been given we would have lost 2 1; if ours had been given we would have lost 4 3; whichever way you look at it we lost and from what other posters have said, to a far better team. Bowyers constant moaning about what might have been is wearing a bit thin and does not cover up the fact that he is bereft of ideas and tactical nous. Lets just hope that he grows a pair for the game against Derby and puts out a side with an attacking emphasis. I have a feeling though that my hope is in vain and it'll be same old same old with loads of excuses during post match press releases.
If their penalties hadn't been given we would have lost 2 1; if ours had been given we would have lost 4 3; whichever way you look at it we lost and from what other posters have said, to a far better team. Bowyers constant moaning about what might have been is wearing a bit thin and does not cover up the fact that he is bereft of ideas and tactical nous. Lets just hope that he grows a pair for the game against Derby and puts out a side with an attacking emphasis. I have a feeling though that my hope is in vain and it'll be same old same old with loads of excuses during post match press releases. brown cow warrior
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Mon 20 Jan 14

jimluftas says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
If their penalties hadn't been given we would have lost 2 1; if ours had been given we would have lost 4 3; whichever way you look at it we lost and from what other posters have said, to a far better team. Bowyers constant moaning about what might have been is wearing a bit thin and does not cover up the fact that he is bereft of ideas and tactical nous. Lets just hope that he grows a pair for the game against Derby and puts out a side with an attacking emphasis. I have a feeling though that my hope is in vain and it'll be same old same old with loads of excuses during post match press releases.
So you're saying if it had been 1-1 we would have been pushing for more goals, leaving us wide open at the back?! And our penalty shouts were before their last 2 goals. It's a totally different game at 1-1. We weren't great but that doesn't excuse a shocking referee.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: If their penalties hadn't been given we would have lost 2 1; if ours had been given we would have lost 4 3; whichever way you look at it we lost and from what other posters have said, to a far better team. Bowyers constant moaning about what might have been is wearing a bit thin and does not cover up the fact that he is bereft of ideas and tactical nous. Lets just hope that he grows a pair for the game against Derby and puts out a side with an attacking emphasis. I have a feeling though that my hope is in vain and it'll be same old same old with loads of excuses during post match press releases.[/p][/quote]So you're saying if it had been 1-1 we would have been pushing for more goals, leaving us wide open at the back?! And our penalty shouts were before their last 2 goals. It's a totally different game at 1-1. We weren't great but that doesn't excuse a shocking referee. jimluftas
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Mon 20 Jan 14

juanbbien says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Oh stop moaning gb we were well beaten by a more disciplined well organised attacking side. Your boring defensive play is getting us no where so until you start performing with the right playing/player decisions keep your mouth shut
Out with the cowboys and indians
I watched Forest out power West Ham in the cup with a well drilled performance how the hell people we're optimistic about us getting a victory down there beggers believe,playing one up front puts us into an impossible position to to attain this,why can't Bowyer see this
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Oh stop moaning gb we were well beaten by a more disciplined well organised attacking side. Your boring defensive play is getting us no where so until you start performing with the right playing/player decisions keep your mouth shut Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]I watched Forest out power West Ham in the cup with a well drilled performance how the hell people we're optimistic about us getting a victory down there beggers believe,playing one up front puts us into an impossible position to to attain this,why can't Bowyer see this juanbbien
  • Score: 1

10:08pm Mon 20 Jan 14

GAZHAY says...

owd nick wrote:
Should have, could have, would have....but didn't.

I have only just seen the "highlights" of the game and the penalty decisions that GB is on about weren't shown so I can't comment.

GB is right their first was a joke but the second was definitely a penalty, no argument from anyone.

Lets face it, we lost to a better side on the day, a side who are in extremely good form and full of confidence, a point was the best we could have hoped for, it was evident from early on that we were not going to get anything.

I doubt GB reads the comments on here, if he did he would see that the majority of fans who go to the games, like me, are behind him but are also totally bemused by his tactics.

Williamson works hard but he really is out of his depth in this league, we need to be starting games with Rhodes and Gestede up front and Cairney in the middle of midfield, with Robinson, Dann and Handley that gives us a great "spine" to build the rest of the team around.

OK, the modern way isn't 442, but I really think that Rhodes playing behind Gestede is worth a try.

But what do I know I am only a fan who has been watching Rovers and football in general longer than GB has been alive.
Agreed with formation and Williamson comment. Add Lowe to that comment and we might be making progress!!!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Should have, could have, would have....but didn't. I have only just seen the "highlights" of the game and the penalty decisions that GB is on about weren't shown so I can't comment. GB is right their first was a joke but the second was definitely a penalty, no argument from anyone. Lets face it, we lost to a better side on the day, a side who are in extremely good form and full of confidence, a point was the best we could have hoped for, it was evident from early on that we were not going to get anything. I doubt GB reads the comments on here, if he did he would see that the majority of fans who go to the games, like me, are behind him but are also totally bemused by his tactics. Williamson works hard but he really is out of his depth in this league, we need to be starting games with Rhodes and Gestede up front and Cairney in the middle of midfield, with Robinson, Dann and Handley that gives us a great "spine" to build the rest of the team around. OK, the modern way isn't 442, but I really think that Rhodes playing behind Gestede is worth a try. But what do I know I am only a fan who has been watching Rovers and football in general longer than GB has been alive.[/p][/quote]Agreed with formation and Williamson comment. Add Lowe to that comment and we might be making progress!!! GAZHAY
  • Score: 2

8:12am Tue 21 Jan 14

Rovers 1495 says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
Desperation.
gary bowyer is the manager of blackburn rovers
I think he is aloud to make a judgement on how a game was played
just in the same way the burnley manager thinks that dropping two points at home to sheffield united and dropping one place in the league
was a great result for burnley NOT
Allowed
Like that girl band ... Girls Allowed
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: Desperation.[/p][/quote]gary bowyer is the manager of blackburn rovers I think he is aloud to make a judgement on how a game was played just in the same way the burnley manager thinks that dropping two points at home to sheffield united and dropping one place in the league was a great result for burnley NOT[/p][/quote]Allowed[/p][/quote]Like that girl band ... Girls Allowed Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

8:16am Tue 21 Jan 14

Rovers 1495 says...

speedie_rovers_legen
d
wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more.

Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You may laugh at singh, but he did want Tim Sherwood as manager, he is not doing to bad at the spurs.
I want Mourinho at Ewood Park, he's doing a relatively decent job at Chelsea, but guess what, he'd never come in a million f*cking years
[quote][p][bold]speedie_rovers_legen d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with our Gaz in charge you are clearly, CLEARLY destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You may laugh at singh, but he did want Tim Sherwood as manager, he is not doing to bad at the spurs.[/p][/quote]I want Mourinho at Ewood Park, he's doing a relatively decent job at Chelsea, but guess what, he'd never come in a million f*cking years Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

8:18am Tue 21 Jan 14

Rovers 1495 says...

Yet another photo of GB where he looks like he's noshing off a huge invisible p*nis
Yet another photo of GB where he looks like he's noshing off a huge invisible p*nis Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

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