Full-time: Barnsley 2 Blackburn Rovers 2

This Is Lancashire: Tom Cairney celebrates his goal at Barnsley Tom Cairney celebrates his goal at Barnsley

ROVERS slipped five points behind the play-off places after they had to settle for a 2-2 draw at basement boys Barnsley.

The Tykes opened the scoring against the run of play in the 29th minute courtesy of a superb finish from debutant Nick Proschwitz.

But Rovers equalised nine minutes later with an equally impressive strike from Tom Cairney before Rudy Gestede, following a brilliant run from David Dunn, put them in front a minute before the break.

Having totally controlled proceedings in the opening period, Rovers were unable to ram home their advantage after the restart and Chris O’Grady brought spirited Barnsley level in the 69th minute from a hotly disputed penalty which left boss Gary Bowyer and his players seething.

Bowyer said: “The negative of this evening, other than the (penalty) decision, was the fact we should have been three or four (goals) up.

“It’s just the penalty decision that has stopped us coming away with all three points – and it’s as simple as that.”

For a full report see tomorrow’s Lancashire Telegraph.

Barnsley: Steele, Cranie, Ramage, Nyatanga (Cywka 55), Kennedy, Shea, Dawson (Digby 46), O’Brien, Jennings (Lawrence 62), O’Grady, Proschwitz. Subs not used: Dibble, McCourt, M’voto, Noble-Lazarus.

Booked: Dawson.

Goals: Proschwitz 29, O’Grady 69pen.

Rovers: Robinson, Henley, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Lowe, Williamson (King 77), Cairney, Dunn (Taylor 64), Rhodes, Gestede. Subs not used: Eastwood, Kane, Olsson, Morris, Mahoney.

Booked: Lowe.

Goals: Cairney 36, Gestede 44.

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge.

Attendance: 9,703 (720 away).

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10:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers! Manuel Hung

10:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead.

No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then......

No signings, no money, no hope.

You won't be posting on here for long will you.
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers![/p][/quote]0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead. No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then...... No signings, no money, no hope. You won't be posting on here for long will you. owd nick

10:45pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

I see sad multi. I D Dingle is first on with drivel. Well done Baldric.
How did BFC get on tonight, oh yeah, dropped two points at home.
I see sad multi. I D Dingle is first on with drivel. Well done Baldric. How did BFC get on tonight, oh yeah, dropped two points at home. Wild Rover

10:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Tatts says...

owd nick wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead.

No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then......

No signings, no money, no hope.

You won't be posting on here for long will you.
Burnley have only won 4 of their last 16 games. At that rate they won't even make the play offs.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers![/p][/quote]0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead. No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then...... No signings, no money, no hope. You won't be posting on here for long will you.[/p][/quote]Burnley have only won 4 of their last 16 games. At that rate they won't even make the play offs. Tatts

10:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Well done Agent Bowyer.

Operation Kipling (to maintain an exceedingly large gap) going swimmingly.

As you were.

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS
Well done Agent Bowyer. Operation Kipling (to maintain an exceedingly large gap) going swimmingly. As you were. BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS burnleyglentoran

10:49pm Tue 28 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave

10:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz owd nick

10:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

Tatts wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead.

No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then......

No signings, no money, no hope.

You won't be posting on here for long will you.
Burnley have only won 4 of their last 16 games. At that rate they won't even make the play offs.
I can feel the pain and anger in every word you type. I'm surprised you even know what the playoffs are?
You have spent so much time languishing in mid table anonymity staring up at Burnley dominating to top spots month after month. It must really hurt?

Having said that Barnsley are a quality outfit so coming away with a point is a result I suppose?

Dirty, cheating, violent Wovers reap what they sow and I'm going to be laughing all night.

Keep looking up at that playoff spot drifting further away from you and the East Lancs top dogs who are out of your reach.

Ha ha ha ha mid table mugs!
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers![/p][/quote]0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead. No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then...... No signings, no money, no hope. You won't be posting on here for long will you.[/p][/quote]Burnley have only won 4 of their last 16 games. At that rate they won't even make the play offs.[/p][/quote]I can feel the pain and anger in every word you type. I'm surprised you even know what the playoffs are? You have spent so much time languishing in mid table anonymity staring up at Burnley dominating to top spots month after month. It must really hurt? Having said that Barnsley are a quality outfit so coming away with a point is a result I suppose? Dirty, cheating, violent Wovers reap what they sow and I'm going to be laughing all night. Keep looking up at that playoff spot drifting further away from you and the East Lancs top dogs who are out of your reach. Ha ha ha ha mid table mugs! Manuel Hung

11:02pm Tue 28 Jan 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Unfortunately mr nick like you the rovers keep falling asleep as well hence poor results and lost points - simples!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Unfortunately mr nick like you the rovers keep falling asleep as well hence poor results and lost points - simples!! Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave

11:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns?
Have we really got a game in hand on them?
Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's?

I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders.

The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach.

For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.
Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns? Have we really got a game in hand on them? Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's? I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders. The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach. For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot. chicken.pluckers

11:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Dukes says...

GET YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER BOWYER. YOUR EXCUSES ARE WEARING keaning THIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GET YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER BOWYER. YOUR EXCUSES ARE WEARING keaning THIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dukes

11:29pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
And your team is!!! Drawing at home AGAIN.

Slip slipping away, slip slipping away from the top two positions, keep going you may make the play offs, see you there.
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers![/p][/quote]And your team is!!! Drawing at home AGAIN. Slip slipping away, slip slipping away from the top two positions, keep going you may make the play offs, see you there. Lancs - pensioner

11:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Tatts says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Tatts wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead.

No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then......

No signings, no money, no hope.

You won't be posting on here for long will you.
Burnley have only won 4 of their last 16 games. At that rate they won't even make the play offs.
I can feel the pain and anger in every word you type. I'm surprised you even know what the playoffs are?
You have spent so much time languishing in mid table anonymity staring up at Burnley dominating to top spots month after month. It must really hurt?

Having said that Barnsley are a quality outfit so coming away with a point is a result I suppose?

Dirty, cheating, violent Wovers reap what they sow and I'm going to be laughing all night.

Keep looking up at that playoff spot drifting further away from you and the East Lancs top dogs who are out of your reach.

Ha ha ha ha mid table mugs!
There's no pain and anger in witnessing your fall from grace, I can assure you. By next season, Ings and Trippier will have moved on and then we will see if Dyche is any good in the transfer market. All your decent players are Eddie Howe signings and if Ashley Barnes is anything to go by, then things are not looking good. You have become reliant on pulling rabbits out of hats and then selling them on every summer. When the time comes that you run out of players to sell, you and your yank owner will be screwed financially. Especially now that your parachute payments have now come to an end.
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers![/p][/quote]0 - 0 at home against a team below you in the league knobhead. No room to talk, your luck is running out, Leicester well away, QPR clear, Derby breathing down you necks, the Forest, then...... No signings, no money, no hope. You won't be posting on here for long will you.[/p][/quote]Burnley have only won 4 of their last 16 games. At that rate they won't even make the play offs.[/p][/quote]I can feel the pain and anger in every word you type. I'm surprised you even know what the playoffs are? You have spent so much time languishing in mid table anonymity staring up at Burnley dominating to top spots month after month. It must really hurt? Having said that Barnsley are a quality outfit so coming away with a point is a result I suppose? Dirty, cheating, violent Wovers reap what they sow and I'm going to be laughing all night. Keep looking up at that playoff spot drifting further away from you and the East Lancs top dogs who are out of your reach. Ha ha ha ha mid table mugs![/p][/quote]There's no pain and anger in witnessing your fall from grace, I can assure you. By next season, Ings and Trippier will have moved on and then we will see if Dyche is any good in the transfer market. All your decent players are Eddie Howe signings and if Ashley Barnes is anything to go by, then things are not looking good. You have become reliant on pulling rabbits out of hats and then selling them on every summer. When the time comes that you run out of players to sell, you and your yank owner will be screwed financially. Especially now that your parachute payments have now come to an end. Tatts

11:32pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
And what would u have said if we had actually won, nothing you don't comment then, get off here your not a proper supporter your just a To@@er.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]And what would u have said if we had actually won, nothing you don't comment then, get off here your not a proper supporter your just a To@@er. Lancs - pensioner

11:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

dallydally says...

GB keeps playing the same record every time we lose points. Reminds me of a certain Keannochio. Stop blaming referees and galvanise this side. Two games now where we have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. This was a game where 3 points should have been a given. No more excuses - please!!
GB keeps playing the same record every time we lose points. Reminds me of a certain Keannochio. Stop blaming referees and galvanise this side. Two games now where we have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. This was a game where 3 points should have been a given. No more excuses - please!! dallydally

11:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here.

1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team.

2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans.

720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter.
For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation.

A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time
Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here. 1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team. 2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans. 720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter. For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation. A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time Steven Seagull

11:40pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here.

1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team.

2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans.

720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter.
For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation.

A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time
Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0

So your argument is?

No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here. 1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team. 2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans. 720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter. For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation. A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time[/p][/quote]Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0 So your argument is? No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts. Lancs - pensioner

11:44pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here.

1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team.

2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans.

720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter.
For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation.

A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time
Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0

So your argument is?

No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.
I have just stated the facts chump, read them again if you like!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here. 1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team. 2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans. 720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter. For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation. A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time[/p][/quote]Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0 So your argument is? No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.[/p][/quote]I have just stated the facts chump, read them again if you like! Steven Seagull

11:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Steven Seagull says...

DJ Gamble has done more on his debut at Millwall than he ever did for Trampburn.

It's amazing how a career can look up for a player once he leaves the Ewood and Bucket comedy club.
DJ Gamble has done more on his debut at Millwall than he ever did for Trampburn. It's amazing how a career can look up for a player once he leaves the Ewood and Bucket comedy club. Steven Seagull

11:48pm Tue 28 Jan 14

baldie says...

Really missed Marshall tonight.
Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off.
Williamson injury looked a bad un.
If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.
Really missed Marshall tonight. Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off. Williamson injury looked a bad un. If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in. baldie

11:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns?
Have we really got a game in hand on them?
Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's?

I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders.

The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach.

For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.
QPR who you hammered at home, ermmm 0 - 0 a hammering
Ah I see Baldric, in your world a draw at home is a hammering, right ok
I see you are 11 points off the top now. Thats a disgrace for the BEST team in any league on any planet in the known universe....accordin
g to you that is
Stop fantasising you half wit, you dropped 2 points AGAIN at home, getting to be a habit, especially against the big clubs..QPR, Brighton, Rovers, Sheffield etc
Wind your pencil neck in Baldric...
Top for 6 weeks , that.was.it....glory days gone now
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns? Have we really got a game in hand on them? Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's? I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders. The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach. For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.[/p][/quote]QPR who you hammered at home, ermmm 0 - 0 a hammering Ah I see Baldric, in your world a draw at home is a hammering, right ok I see you are 11 points off the top now. Thats a disgrace for the BEST team in any league on any planet in the known universe....accordin g to you that is Stop fantasising you half wit, you dropped 2 points AGAIN at home, getting to be a habit, especially against the big clubs..QPR, Brighton, Rovers, Sheffield etc Wind your pencil neck in Baldric... Top for 6 weeks , that.was.it....glory days gone now Wild Rover

11:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Lets hope the players heads do not drop when they eventually realise that the promotion they dreamed of will not materialise this season. Otherwise we will drop into the bottom half again. Now we have two up front we need Rhodes to fire us in front as well as Gestede we should have killed this game off before the penalty incident. In fact that is our big problem we cannot finish teams off and seem to have to hang on at the end with most games. At least GB has got two cracking strikers up front now and if he sticks with it the tide might still turn yet when these two start firing them in together. Good luck GB.
Lets hope the players heads do not drop when they eventually realise that the promotion they dreamed of will not materialise this season. Otherwise we will drop into the bottom half again. Now we have two up front we need Rhodes to fire us in front as well as Gestede we should have killed this game off before the penalty incident. In fact that is our big problem we cannot finish teams off and seem to have to hang on at the end with most games. At least GB has got two cracking strikers up front now and if he sticks with it the tide might still turn yet when these two start firing them in together. Good luck GB. A Rover 45 years and over

12:01am Wed 29 Jan 14

roversammo says...

Starting with Lowe and Williamson showed gbs intent, terrible result. Bowyers fault,, forget bad decisions that's football. Outplaying a side but conceding first is tactically inept. I'll keep supporting GB but this horrendously cautious attitude is really starting to wear thin..............
Starting with Lowe and Williamson showed gbs intent, terrible result. Bowyers fault,, forget bad decisions that's football. Outplaying a side but conceding first is tactically inept. I'll keep supporting GB but this horrendously cautious attitude is really starting to wear thin.............. roversammo

12:03am Wed 29 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here.

1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team.

2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans.

720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter.
For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation.

A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time
Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0

So your argument is?

No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.
I have just stated the facts chump, read them again if you like!
Just answer one of your FACTS

Where have you seen GB crying, come on just answer that simple question, no you can't because you haven't, your a billy bull sh!tter, you make things up, you add things on, YOU tell lies end off, go away your boring me.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here. 1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team. 2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans. 720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter. For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation. A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time[/p][/quote]Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0 So your argument is? No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.[/p][/quote]I have just stated the facts chump, read them again if you like![/p][/quote]Just answer one of your FACTS Where have you seen GB crying, come on just answer that simple question, no you can't because you haven't, your a billy bull sh!tter, you make things up, you add things on, YOU tell lies end off, go away your boring me. Lancs - pensioner

12:22am Wed 29 Jan 14

BlueSkies says...

Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.
Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth. BlueSkies

12:25am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

Firstly I hope Williamson is ok

Tonight confirmed that GB, nice man that he may be, is inept as a tactician at this level as are his backroom staff. Either that or they are too weak to speak their minds and point out to GB the error of his ways. They are all therefore culpable. Nice pals act as far as I can see.

A midfield of Dunn Williamson Cairney Lowe – Who was playing wide Left - Wide right – Fact, was no one was.

It was left to Spurr and Henley again to offer the width and that is why they got caught out in defence time and again. Henley terribly out of position for their first goal, not marking up tightly enough. In addition they had very little help in defensive duties either.

Who was meant to be playing in front of Spurr? Who was meant to be playing in front of Henley? Consequently crosses were allowed to come in for there was no width to our defence in midfield.

In terms of counter attacking options and moving quickly from defence to attack this was also a weakness for not one of the 4 listed above are box to box midfielders. The gap between our front two and midfield in the second half was appalling.

As for replacements they were a joke – Run around like a headless chicken Taylor on for Dunn in central midfield when it was crying out for width and King brought on because Williamson was injured. Not other replacement was used.

Twice in less than a week GB has been out manoeuvred by an experienced coach this time Danny Wilson who used all three subs and brought them on with half an hour to go.

Dunn should have been replaced at half time. His contribution for the ten minutes of the second half was to give the ball away every single time. He was physically and mentally shot after the first half. He is a one half player or 20 minutes to half an hour replacement cameo role at best now.

GB / Team GB and their combined total lack of tactical nous will and has I now think most definitely cost us a top six finish which was in our reach. I guess you can also throw into that mix Hanley’s total lack of discipline throughout the season and a few Goalkeeping howlers.

I am actually beginning to feel sorry for Henley now as he is a young player being asked to perform miracles on the right hand side of our team.

Just another point to prove that GB has lost the plot if he ever knew it in the first place.
Firstly I hope Williamson is ok Tonight confirmed that GB, nice man that he may be, is inept as a tactician at this level as are his backroom staff. Either that or they are too weak to speak their minds and point out to GB the error of his ways. They are all therefore culpable. Nice pals act as far as I can see. A midfield of Dunn Williamson Cairney Lowe – Who was playing wide Left - Wide right – Fact, was no one was. It was left to Spurr and Henley again to offer the width and that is why they got caught out in defence time and again. Henley terribly out of position for their first goal, not marking up tightly enough. In addition they had very little help in defensive duties either. Who was meant to be playing in front of Spurr? Who was meant to be playing in front of Henley? Consequently crosses were allowed to come in for there was no width to our defence in midfield. In terms of counter attacking options and moving quickly from defence to attack this was also a weakness for not one of the 4 listed above are box to box midfielders. The gap between our front two and midfield in the second half was appalling. As for replacements they were a joke – Run around like a headless chicken Taylor on for Dunn in central midfield when it was crying out for width and King brought on because Williamson was injured. Not other replacement was used. Twice in less than a week GB has been out manoeuvred by an experienced coach this time Danny Wilson who used all three subs and brought them on with half an hour to go. Dunn should have been replaced at half time. His contribution for the ten minutes of the second half was to give the ball away every single time. He was physically and mentally shot after the first half. He is a one half player or 20 minutes to half an hour replacement cameo role at best now. GB / Team GB and their combined total lack of tactical nous will and has I now think most definitely cost us a top six finish which was in our reach. I guess you can also throw into that mix Hanley’s total lack of discipline throughout the season and a few Goalkeeping howlers. I am actually beginning to feel sorry for Henley now as he is a young player being asked to perform miracles on the right hand side of our team. Just another point to prove that GB has lost the plot if he ever knew it in the first place. MattNewcastle

12:32am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
Problem is Cairney is picked to play on the right but never stays there.

He is like Rochina and always gets drawn into the midfield action because that is his natural position which leaves us really exposed down our right side. He also does not track back to help young Henley out either.

Having said that he is a shining light but is never picked in his best position.

Only one mans fault for that.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]Problem is Cairney is picked to play on the right but never stays there. He is like Rochina and always gets drawn into the midfield action because that is his natural position which leaves us really exposed down our right side. He also does not track back to help young Henley out either. Having said that he is a shining light but is never picked in his best position. Only one mans fault for that. MattNewcastle

12:36am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
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owd nick

First two points - perfectly valid points raised by DD
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]owd nick First two points - perfectly valid points raised by DD MattNewcastle

12:41am Wed 29 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Well done Agent Bowyer.

Operation Kipling (to maintain an exceedingly large gap) going swimmingly.

As you were.

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS
if any one is going to get kippered it will be burnley
one more thing
before you can call yourselves top dogs you have to win something
burnley last won the league in 1959 1960 season
AND THE FA CUP IN 1914 a hundred years ago
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Well done Agent Bowyer. Operation Kipling (to maintain an exceedingly large gap) going swimmingly. As you were. BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS[/p][/quote]if any one is going to get kippered it will be burnley one more thing before you can call yourselves top dogs you have to win something burnley last won the league in 1959 1960 season AND THE FA CUP IN 1914 a hundred years ago jim 2012

12:44am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

baldie wrote:
Really missed Marshall tonight.
Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off.
Williamson injury looked a bad un.
If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.
We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements

Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half

Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless.

Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season.

The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: Really missed Marshall tonight. Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off. Williamson injury looked a bad un. If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.[/p][/quote]We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless. Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season. The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues. MattNewcastle

12:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Lets hope the players heads do not drop when they eventually realise that the promotion they dreamed of will not materialise this season. Otherwise we will drop into the bottom half again. Now we have two up front we need Rhodes to fire us in front as well as Gestede we should have killed this game off before the penalty incident. In fact that is our big problem we cannot finish teams off and seem to have to hang on at the end with most games. At least GB has got two cracking strikers up front now and if he sticks with it the tide might still turn yet when these two start firing them in together. Good luck GB.
They need the support cast of a strong midfield and wide players that can get crosses in to do that!!!
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Lets hope the players heads do not drop when they eventually realise that the promotion they dreamed of will not materialise this season. Otherwise we will drop into the bottom half again. Now we have two up front we need Rhodes to fire us in front as well as Gestede we should have killed this game off before the penalty incident. In fact that is our big problem we cannot finish teams off and seem to have to hang on at the end with most games. At least GB has got two cracking strikers up front now and if he sticks with it the tide might still turn yet when these two start firing them in together. Good luck GB.[/p][/quote]They need the support cast of a strong midfield and wide players that can get crosses in to do that!!! MattNewcastle

12:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

roversammo wrote:
Starting with Lowe and Williamson showed gbs intent, terrible result. Bowyers fault,, forget bad decisions that's football. Outplaying a side but conceding first is tactically inept. I'll keep supporting GB but this horrendously cautious attitude is really starting to wear thin..............
GBs a nice guy no doubt but out of his depth and he is getting no support from his backroom staff
[quote][p][bold]roversammo[/bold] wrote: Starting with Lowe and Williamson showed gbs intent, terrible result. Bowyers fault,, forget bad decisions that's football. Outplaying a side but conceding first is tactically inept. I'll keep supporting GB but this horrendously cautious attitude is really starting to wear thin..............[/p][/quote]GBs a nice guy no doubt but out of his depth and he is getting no support from his backroom staff MattNewcastle

12:51am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

BlueSkies wrote:
Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.
I would suggest that he was not at fault for us being overrun in the second half

Wilson with all three tactical substitutions to our one (King probably only used because of Williamsons injury)
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.[/p][/quote]I would suggest that he was not at fault for us being overrun in the second half Wilson with all three tactical substitutions to our one (King probably only used because of Williamsons injury) MattNewcastle

12:58am Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

BlueSkies wrote:
Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.
Just like our manager
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.[/p][/quote]Just like our manager MattNewcastle

1:21am Wed 29 Jan 14

PatrickBateman2 says...

This is now embarrassing. Not the dropping points, the consistent referee blaming by GB.
This is now embarrassing. Not the dropping points, the consistent referee blaming by GB. PatrickBateman2

1:31am Wed 29 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer.

Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt.

Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty.

Reap what you sow losers!
you do not conceded a penalty the referee gives them
the rest of your post is just the same stupid dingle garbage
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Going 1-0 down to the 'Basement Boys' sums up the tactical genius that is Agent Bowyer. Even when you came back and took the lead the result was never in doubt. Dirty Rovers reverted to type and when they realised they had been outclassed they did the only thing they know how and conceded another penalty. Reap what you sow losers![/p][/quote]you do not conceded a penalty the referee gives them the rest of your post is just the same stupid dingle garbage jim 2012

1:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
when you go to bed i want you to repeat slowly
i am too old to play out with the cowboys and indians
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]when you go to bed i want you to repeat slowly i am too old to play out with the cowboys and indians jim 2012

2:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

Ralph Jones says...

GB is very consistent, he can blame everyone else but his inept self, time for a change
GB is very consistent, he can blame everyone else but his inept self, time for a change Ralph Jones

3:04am Wed 29 Jan 14

stefjam says...

GB sounds more like keane every week... Penalty - bad luck - played well, but.... whinge whinge... Its your crap team selection & tactics !!! most weeks he goes defensively over the top & then goes attackingly over the top every now & again ! weird boring man !
GB sounds more like keane every week... Penalty - bad luck - played well, but.... whinge whinge... Its your crap team selection & tactics !!! most weeks he goes defensively over the top & then goes attackingly over the top every now & again ! weird boring man ! stefjam

3:08am Wed 29 Jan 14

stefjam says...

why do you BRFC fans keep getting dragged into comments by BRC fans, it really does spoil the debate... about why we are now so **** !
why do you BRFC fans keep getting dragged into comments by BRC fans, it really does spoil the debate... about why we are now so **** ! stefjam

3:10am Wed 29 Jan 14

stefjam says...

BlueSkies wrote:
Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.
Are you GB & Keane !
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful display from the referee tonight, totally out of his depth.[/p][/quote]Are you GB & Keane ! stefjam

7:03am Wed 29 Jan 14

bburnrover says...

To me Steve McLaren epitomises what we are missing more than anything else a tactician in charge one who is not scared of selecting an attacking team and changing it if the game dictates a change.

Well he cannot really play Williamson and Lowe together if Williamson is injured so maybe we will see how we go on against Blackpool with a more attacking squad. Our defenders should be taught how to shield the player away rather than give away these soft penalties that GB is soooo envious of.I still feel its our defence letting us down even against the bottom team we still let in 2 goals.
To me Steve McLaren epitomises what we are missing more than anything else a tactician in charge one who is not scared of selecting an attacking team and changing it if the game dictates a change. Well he cannot really play Williamson and Lowe together if Williamson is injured so maybe we will see how we go on against Blackpool with a more attacking squad. Our defenders should be taught how to shield the player away rather than give away these soft penalties that GB is soooo envious of.I still feel its our defence letting us down even against the bottom team we still let in 2 goals. bburnrover

7:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

claret813 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here.

1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team.

2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans.

720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter.
For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation.

A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time
Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0

So your argument is?

No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.
Burnley 0 Brighton 0 against the meanest defence in the Championship. Not a bad result.

Barnsley 2 Blackburn 2 against Championship whipping boys. Poor result.

Hardly anything for you lot to brag about, or to have a go at Burnley for getting a reasonable result.

No need to talk BS just stick to the facts!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here. 1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team. 2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans. 720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter. For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation. A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time[/p][/quote]Burnleeee 0 Brighton 0 So your argument is? No need to talk bull sh!t, just stick to facts.[/p][/quote]Burnley 0 Brighton 0 against the meanest defence in the Championship. Not a bad result. Barnsley 2 Blackburn 2 against Championship whipping boys. Poor result. Hardly anything for you lot to brag about, or to have a go at Burnley for getting a reasonable result. No need to talk BS just stick to the facts!!! claret813

8:38am Wed 29 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

Wild Rover wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns?
Have we really got a game in hand on them?
Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's?

I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders.

The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach.

For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.
QPR who you hammered at home, ermmm 0 - 0 a hammering
Ah I see Baldric, in your world a draw at home is a hammering, right ok
I see you are 11 points off the top now. Thats a disgrace for the BEST team in any league on any planet in the known universe....accordin

g to you that is
Stop fantasising you half wit, you dropped 2 points AGAIN at home, getting to be a habit, especially against the big clubs..QPR, Brighton, Rovers, Sheffield etc
Wind your pencil neck in Baldric...
Top for 6 weeks , that.was.it....glory days gone now
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/24
590297

Burnley 2 - 0 QPR

A win on Saturday, with our superior goal difference, would take us 2nd in the Championship. Can you say the same? Thought not, so wind your neck in Mungo.

Pathetic how the no-dads can only hope and pray that little old Burnley can ONLY make the play-off's. Can you imagine if I'd suggested this at the beginning of the season, there would have been some stick handed out by you morons wouldn't there? Well look at that league table you mug.

If being third in the league after 27 games means our glory days have gone, I'd struggle to explain what's happened to you cretins. Mid-table in the Championship and cant even beat soon-to-be League One Barnsley. Shameful.

Unbeaten in the league with 8 points from 12 is a good start to the year for us and no amount of no-dad delusion can take the shine of that.

Panic stations for you lot with 3 away games after Blackpool, with Middlesbrough, Reading and Bolton likely to leave you in the bottom half before the visit of your superior neighbours to rub salt in to your open wounds.

Bend over and prepare to be boarded!
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns? Have we really got a game in hand on them? Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's? I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders. The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach. For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.[/p][/quote]QPR who you hammered at home, ermmm 0 - 0 a hammering Ah I see Baldric, in your world a draw at home is a hammering, right ok I see you are 11 points off the top now. Thats a disgrace for the BEST team in any league on any planet in the known universe....accordin g to you that is Stop fantasising you half wit, you dropped 2 points AGAIN at home, getting to be a habit, especially against the big clubs..QPR, Brighton, Rovers, Sheffield etc Wind your pencil neck in Baldric... Top for 6 weeks , that.was.it....glory days gone now[/p][/quote]http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/24 590297 Burnley 2 - 0 QPR A win on Saturday, with our superior goal difference, would take us 2nd in the Championship. Can you say the same? Thought not, so wind your neck in Mungo. Pathetic how the no-dads can only hope and pray that little old Burnley can ONLY make the play-off's. Can you imagine if I'd suggested this at the beginning of the season, there would have been some stick handed out by you morons wouldn't there? Well look at that league table you mug. If being third in the league after 27 games means our glory days have gone, I'd struggle to explain what's happened to you cretins. Mid-table in the Championship and cant even beat soon-to-be League One Barnsley. Shameful. Unbeaten in the league with 8 points from 12 is a good start to the year for us and no amount of no-dad delusion can take the shine of that. Panic stations for you lot with 3 away games after Blackpool, with Middlesbrough, Reading and Bolton likely to leave you in the bottom half before the visit of your superior neighbours to rub salt in to your open wounds. Bend over and prepare to be boarded! chicken.pluckers

8:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

If we could drag ourselves away from Burnley, and the anal fantasies of WLUV for a minute, I'd be interested to hear more from those who went, was the performance as disappointing as the result ?
If we could drag ourselves away from Burnley, and the anal fantasies of WLUV for a minute, I'd be interested to hear more from those who went, was the performance as disappointing as the result ? greenscreener

8:50am Wed 29 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

jim 2012 wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
Well done Agent Bowyer.

Operation Kipling (to maintain an exceedingly large gap) going swimmingly.

As you were.

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS
if any one is going to get kippered it will be burnley
one more thing
before you can call yourselves top dogs you have to win something
burnley last won the league in 1959 1960 season
AND THE FA CUP IN 1914 a hundred years ago
Question 1: When was the last time you lot won the league without a £100 million financial advantage?

Answer: 1914, a hundred years ago!


Question 2: When was the last time Burnley won the League?

Answer: 1960.


Question 3: Where did Blackburn finish that season?

Answer: 17th, only surviving relegation on the last day of the season.... sounds familiar.


What a tool.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Well done Agent Bowyer. Operation Kipling (to maintain an exceedingly large gap) going swimmingly. As you were. BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS TOP DOGS[/p][/quote]if any one is going to get kippered it will be burnley one more thing before you can call yourselves top dogs you have to win something burnley last won the league in 1959 1960 season AND THE FA CUP IN 1914 a hundred years ago[/p][/quote]Question 1: When was the last time you lot won the league without a £100 million financial advantage? Answer: 1914, a hundred years ago! Question 2: When was the last time Burnley won the League? Answer: 1960. Question 3: Where did Blackburn finish that season? Answer: 17th, only surviving relegation on the last day of the season.... sounds familiar. What a tool. chicken.pluckers

9:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

Riverside 7 says...

I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why?
Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season.
We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference.

Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager.

I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader.
I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’.

GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season.

He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh.
However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc.
Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon.

But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough.
In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team.

As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.
I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why? Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season. We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference. Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager. I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader. I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’. GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season. He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh. However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc. Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon. But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough. In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team. As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us. Riverside 7

9:49am Wed 29 Jan 14

DanBlackburn says...

Lets face it "the play offs" were effectively the 6th spot that a number of teams were chasing. The Top 5 will stay there, they are just too good to get moved. So we can kiss that goodbye this season. How depressing.
I am amazed that so many people still think nice guy Bowyer has done a good job. Jesus look at the quality in our squad compared to the majority of the teams in the Championship. Effectively he has been in charge for almost a year now. Crowds are lower than they have ever been and we are all losing patience with his bleating about decisions and referees. He really is morphing into Kean.
I turn up every week hoping for something different. Instead of controlling matches with substitutions he waits until we have conceded. reactive and not proactive. For all those who defend him look at the impact that some real managers can have in such a short time, Pulis, McClaren. They are managers not inexperienced coaches.
He should never have accepted the job in the first place. Both he and Venky Vermin are equally culpable for this constant disappointment and feeling of hopelessness.
Next season
Lets face it "the play offs" were effectively the 6th spot that a number of teams were chasing. The Top 5 will stay there, they are just too good to get moved. So we can kiss that goodbye this season. How depressing. I am amazed that so many people still think nice guy Bowyer has done a good job. Jesus look at the quality in our squad compared to the majority of the teams in the Championship. Effectively he has been in charge for almost a year now. Crowds are lower than they have ever been and we are all losing patience with his bleating about decisions and referees. He really is morphing into Kean. I turn up every week hoping for something different. Instead of controlling matches with substitutions he waits until we have conceded. reactive and not proactive. For all those who defend him look at the impact that some real managers can have in such a short time, Pulis, McClaren. They are managers not inexperienced coaches. He should never have accepted the job in the first place. Both he and Venky Vermin are equally culpable for this constant disappointment and feeling of hopelessness. Next season DanBlackburn

9:51am Wed 29 Jan 14

GeoRam says...

Wild Rover wrote:
chicken.pluckers wrote:
Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns?
Have we really got a game in hand on them?
Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's?

I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders.

The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach.

For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.
QPR who you hammered at home, ermmm 0 - 0 a hammering
Ah I see Baldric, in your world a draw at home is a hammering, right ok
I see you are 11 points off the top now. Thats a disgrace for the BEST team in any league on any planet in the known universe....accordin

g to you that is
Stop fantasising you half wit, you dropped 2 points AGAIN at home, getting to be a habit, especially against the big clubs..QPR, Brighton, Rovers, Sheffield etc
Wind your pencil neck in Baldric...
Top for 6 weeks , that.was.it....glory days gone now
We beat QPR 2-0.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: Are we STILL 13 points ahead of these clowns? Have we really got a game in hand on them? Are they really now 5 points off the play-off's? I said before this "massive" game against Championship whipping boys Barnsley that to come away with anything less than a convincing win then Bowyer MUST surely have to go. That is nothing less than a pathetic result for a team claiming to be play-off contenders. The gap is now 5 points to 6th place with a goal difference of -11 for the no-dads, and with Brighton, Leeds, and Wigan all having games in hand on you then it would appear that the play-off's are now sadly out of reach. For the Clarets however, another point gained against decent opposition maintaining our unbeaten league run in 2014 and 8 points from 12 with a massive game against QPR on Saturday, who we hammered at home, which could see us climb back into an automatic promotion spot.[/p][/quote]QPR who you hammered at home, ermmm 0 - 0 a hammering Ah I see Baldric, in your world a draw at home is a hammering, right ok I see you are 11 points off the top now. Thats a disgrace for the BEST team in any league on any planet in the known universe....accordin g to you that is Stop fantasising you half wit, you dropped 2 points AGAIN at home, getting to be a habit, especially against the big clubs..QPR, Brighton, Rovers, Sheffield etc Wind your pencil neck in Baldric... Top for 6 weeks , that.was.it....glory days gone now[/p][/quote]We beat QPR 2-0. GeoRam

9:54am Wed 29 Jan 14

brown cow warrior says...

What a surprise........Bowy
er moaning about a penalty again.........give it a rest and give us something to cheer about.
What a surprise........Bowy er moaning about a penalty again.........give it a rest and give us something to cheer about. brown cow warrior

9:54am Wed 29 Jan 14

owd nick says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Unfortunately mr nick like you the rovers keep falling asleep as well hence poor results and lost points - simples!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
Lets get some points of view from people who actually went to see them Dave, like you I am reliant on the media, in my case Twitter, letting me know what is going on regarding away games.

Unlike you I choose not to comment on games I don't go to.

Generally I got the impression that Rovers dominated for long periods, the penalty was dubious and their keeper was man of the match.

But that isn't my opinion, it is the opinion a reporter who was there.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Unfortunately mr nick like you the rovers keep falling asleep as well hence poor results and lost points - simples!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]Lets get some points of view from people who actually went to see them Dave, like you I am reliant on the media, in my case Twitter, letting me know what is going on regarding away games. Unlike you I choose not to comment on games I don't go to. Generally I got the impression that Rovers dominated for long periods, the penalty was dubious and their keeper was man of the match. But that isn't my opinion, it is the opinion a reporter who was there. owd nick

9:57am Wed 29 Jan 14

brown cow warrior says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Lets face it "the play offs" were effectively the 6th spot that a number of teams were chasing. The Top 5 will stay there, they are just too good to get moved. So we can kiss that goodbye this season. How depressing.
I am amazed that so many people still think nice guy Bowyer has done a good job. Jesus look at the quality in our squad compared to the majority of the teams in the Championship. Effectively he has been in charge for almost a year now. Crowds are lower than they have ever been and we are all losing patience with his bleating about decisions and referees. He really is morphing into Kean.
I turn up every week hoping for something different. Instead of controlling matches with substitutions he waits until we have conceded. reactive and not proactive. For all those who defend him look at the impact that some real managers can have in such a short time, Pulis, McClaren. They are managers not inexperienced coaches.
He should never have accepted the job in the first place. Both he and Venky Vermin are equally culpable for this constant disappointment and feeling of hopelessness.
Next season
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Lets face it "the play offs" were effectively the 6th spot that a number of teams were chasing. The Top 5 will stay there, they are just too good to get moved. So we can kiss that goodbye this season. How depressing. I am amazed that so many people still think nice guy Bowyer has done a good job. Jesus look at the quality in our squad compared to the majority of the teams in the Championship. Effectively he has been in charge for almost a year now. Crowds are lower than they have ever been and we are all losing patience with his bleating about decisions and referees. He really is morphing into Kean. I turn up every week hoping for something different. Instead of controlling matches with substitutions he waits until we have conceded. reactive and not proactive. For all those who defend him look at the impact that some real managers can have in such a short time, Pulis, McClaren. They are managers not inexperienced coaches. He should never have accepted the job in the first place. Both he and Venky Vermin are equally culpable for this constant disappointment and feeling of hopelessness. Next season[/p][/quote]Well said. brown cow warrior

9:58am Wed 29 Jan 14

owd nick says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


zzzzzzzzzzzzz
owd nick

First two points - perfectly valid points raised by DD
Did you go Matt?

If you did then you comments hold weight, if not read my post above.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]owd nick First two points - perfectly valid points raised by DD[/p][/quote]Did you go Matt? If you did then you comments hold weight, if not read my post above. owd nick

9:59am Wed 29 Jan 14

brown cow warrior says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why?
Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season.
We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference.

Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager.

I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader.
I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’.

GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season.

He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh.
However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc.
Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon.

But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough.
In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team.

As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.
And another one........well said.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why? Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season. We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference. Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager. I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader. I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’. GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season. He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh. However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc. Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon. But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough. In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team. As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.[/p][/quote]And another one........well said. brown cow warrior

10:00am Wed 29 Jan 14

BlueSkies says...

greenscreener wrote:
If we could drag ourselves away from Burnley, and the anal fantasies of WLUV for a minute, I'd be interested to hear more from those who went, was the performance as disappointing as the result ?
It was the 2nd half GS, it was very poor.
In the first half we outclassed Barnsley but should have conceded two goals despite that dominance but our two gave the half-time score line a fair indication of how the game had panned out.
2nd half we were expecting to build on that but went into our shell, moving the ball slowly, often sideways and when the ball went wide, there was no outlet, both Henley and Spurr had to move it back inside. No runners, no options. Pedestrian is perhaps the word.
When we did look to threaten, a pass to our overweight talisman resulted in him giving it straight to a red shirt and Barnsley gleefully went on the counter and their confidence grew and grew.
We could/should still have won, we had ample opportunities.
A draw is often a good result, this wasn't. Points dropped certainly.
I can see criticism mounting for GB, for me though still a work in progress and I support him.
Forget promotion, it's not happening.
I also have sympathy with GB over penalties. This was the referee's first game at Championship level and he and his assistants were poor. The ref was like a rabbit caught in car headlights. Quite how the ref and his assistant could turn down Rover's penalty appeal in the first half and then between them award Barnsley's simply beggars belief.
If they wanted to tarnish the reputation of match officials, they succeeded

My views, my opinions. The expectations of many fans cannot be met by this team, hopefully next season.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: If we could drag ourselves away from Burnley, and the anal fantasies of WLUV for a minute, I'd be interested to hear more from those who went, was the performance as disappointing as the result ?[/p][/quote]It was the 2nd half GS, it was very poor. In the first half we outclassed Barnsley but should have conceded two goals despite that dominance but our two gave the half-time score line a fair indication of how the game had panned out. 2nd half we were expecting to build on that but went into our shell, moving the ball slowly, often sideways and when the ball went wide, there was no outlet, both Henley and Spurr had to move it back inside. No runners, no options. Pedestrian is perhaps the word. When we did look to threaten, a pass to our overweight talisman resulted in him giving it straight to a red shirt and Barnsley gleefully went on the counter and their confidence grew and grew. We could/should still have won, we had ample opportunities. A draw is often a good result, this wasn't. Points dropped certainly. I can see criticism mounting for GB, for me though still a work in progress and I support him. Forget promotion, it's not happening. I also have sympathy with GB over penalties. This was the referee's first game at Championship level and he and his assistants were poor. The ref was like a rabbit caught in car headlights. Quite how the ref and his assistant could turn down Rover's penalty appeal in the first half and then between them award Barnsley's simply beggars belief. If they wanted to tarnish the reputation of match officials, they succeeded My views, my opinions. The expectations of many fans cannot be met by this team, hopefully next season. BlueSkies

10:00am Wed 29 Jan 14

BlueSkies says...

greenscreener wrote:
If we could drag ourselves away from Burnley, and the anal fantasies of WLUV for a minute, I'd be interested to hear more from those who went, was the performance as disappointing as the result ?
It was the 2nd half GS, it was very poor.
In the first half we outclassed Barnsley but should have conceded two goals despite that dominance but our two gave the half-time score line a fair indication of how the game had panned out.
2nd half we were expecting to build on that but went into our shell, moving the ball slowly, often sideways and when the ball went wide, there was no outlet, both Henley and Spurr had to move it back inside. No runners, no options. Pedestrian is perhaps the word.
When we did look to threaten, a pass to our overweight talisman resulted in him giving it straight to a red shirt and Barnsley gleefully went on the counter and their confidence grew and grew.
We could/should still have won, we had ample opportunities.
A draw is often a good result, this wasn't. Points dropped certainly.
I can see criticism mounting for GB, for me though still a work in progress and I support him.
Forget promotion, it's not happening.
I also have sympathy with GB over penalties. This was the referee's first game at Championship level and he and his assistants were poor. The ref was like a rabbit caught in car headlights. Quite how the ref and his assistant could turn down Rover's penalty appeal in the first half and then between them award Barnsley's simply beggars belief.
If they wanted to tarnish the reputation of match officials, they succeeded

My views, my opinions. The expectations of many fans cannot be met by this team, hopefully next season.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: If we could drag ourselves away from Burnley, and the anal fantasies of WLUV for a minute, I'd be interested to hear more from those who went, was the performance as disappointing as the result ?[/p][/quote]It was the 2nd half GS, it was very poor. In the first half we outclassed Barnsley but should have conceded two goals despite that dominance but our two gave the half-time score line a fair indication of how the game had panned out. 2nd half we were expecting to build on that but went into our shell, moving the ball slowly, often sideways and when the ball went wide, there was no outlet, both Henley and Spurr had to move it back inside. No runners, no options. Pedestrian is perhaps the word. When we did look to threaten, a pass to our overweight talisman resulted in him giving it straight to a red shirt and Barnsley gleefully went on the counter and their confidence grew and grew. We could/should still have won, we had ample opportunities. A draw is often a good result, this wasn't. Points dropped certainly. I can see criticism mounting for GB, for me though still a work in progress and I support him. Forget promotion, it's not happening. I also have sympathy with GB over penalties. This was the referee's first game at Championship level and he and his assistants were poor. The ref was like a rabbit caught in car headlights. Quite how the ref and his assistant could turn down Rover's penalty appeal in the first half and then between them award Barnsley's simply beggars belief. If they wanted to tarnish the reputation of match officials, they succeeded My views, my opinions. The expectations of many fans cannot be met by this team, hopefully next season. BlueSkies

10:07am Wed 29 Jan 14

GeoRam says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Lets face it "the play offs" were effectively the 6th spot that a number of teams were chasing. The Top 5 will stay there, they are just too good to get moved. So we can kiss that goodbye this season. How depressing.
I am amazed that so many people still think nice guy Bowyer has done a good job. Jesus look at the quality in our squad compared to the majority of the teams in the Championship. Effectively he has been in charge for almost a year now. Crowds are lower than they have ever been and we are all losing patience with his bleating about decisions and referees. He really is morphing into Kean.
I turn up every week hoping for something different. Instead of controlling matches with substitutions he waits until we have conceded. reactive and not proactive. For all those who defend him look at the impact that some real managers can have in such a short time, Pulis, McClaren. They are managers not inexperienced coaches.
He should never have accepted the job in the first place. Both he and Venky Vermin are equally culpable for this constant disappointment and feeling of hopelessness.
Next season
It's refreshing to hear a Blackburn fan say they think Burnley will stay in the top 5. I agree with your comments about GB - the squad you have is vast and should have more than enough quality to be top 4, but its not clear that he has spent wisely, given some of his signings have been offloaded already. With a good manager Blackburn have the financial backing to get out of the Championship, you should really be on a par with the likes of Leicester and QPR. Unfortunately for you I don't think it will happen this season. With FFP kicking in the club won't be able to continue it's current rate of player signings, which could also be problematic for you next season.

Obviously I haven't watched Blackburn other than at the Turf, but from fan's comments (the reasonable people who post) it appears GB is out of his depth.
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Lets face it "the play offs" were effectively the 6th spot that a number of teams were chasing. The Top 5 will stay there, they are just too good to get moved. So we can kiss that goodbye this season. How depressing. I am amazed that so many people still think nice guy Bowyer has done a good job. Jesus look at the quality in our squad compared to the majority of the teams in the Championship. Effectively he has been in charge for almost a year now. Crowds are lower than they have ever been and we are all losing patience with his bleating about decisions and referees. He really is morphing into Kean. I turn up every week hoping for something different. Instead of controlling matches with substitutions he waits until we have conceded. reactive and not proactive. For all those who defend him look at the impact that some real managers can have in such a short time, Pulis, McClaren. They are managers not inexperienced coaches. He should never have accepted the job in the first place. Both he and Venky Vermin are equally culpable for this constant disappointment and feeling of hopelessness. Next season[/p][/quote]It's refreshing to hear a Blackburn fan say they think Burnley will stay in the top 5. I agree with your comments about GB - the squad you have is vast and should have more than enough quality to be top 4, but its not clear that he has spent wisely, given some of his signings have been offloaded already. With a good manager Blackburn have the financial backing to get out of the Championship, you should really be on a par with the likes of Leicester and QPR. Unfortunately for you I don't think it will happen this season. With FFP kicking in the club won't be able to continue it's current rate of player signings, which could also be problematic for you next season. Obviously I haven't watched Blackburn other than at the Turf, but from fan's comments (the reasonable people who post) it appears GB is out of his depth. GeoRam

10:08am Wed 29 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

brown cow warrior wrote:
Riverside 7 wrote:
I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why?
Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season.
We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference.

Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager.

I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader.
I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’.

GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season.

He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh.
However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc.
Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon.

But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough.
In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team.

As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.
And another one........well said.
Worryingly I agree, Lowe and Williamson again last night, come on GB the tides turning against you and that's after all the good work you have done but your in the results business and like people are now saying this is your team now and the results aren't coming.
[quote][p][bold]brown cow warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why? Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season. We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference. Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager. I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader. I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’. GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season. He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh. However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc. Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon. But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough. In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team. As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.[/p][/quote]And another one........well said.[/p][/quote]Worryingly I agree, Lowe and Williamson again last night, come on GB the tides turning against you and that's after all the good work you have done but your in the results business and like people are now saying this is your team now and the results aren't coming. Lancs - pensioner

10:12am Wed 29 Jan 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

BOWYER OUT
BOWYER OUT Champagne plus charlie

10:16am Wed 29 Jan 14

owd nick says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why?
Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season.
We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference.

Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager.

I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader.
I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’.

GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season.

He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh.
However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc.
Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon.

But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough.
In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team.

As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.
Good post and I agree with most of what you say.

Just one point though regarding the signing of players;

There isn't one manager anywhere in the world who gets it right every time regarding the players he signs, reserve teams tend to be full of them.

What GB has done is sign players on short term contracts and he may come across as "Mr Nice Guy" to us but I have no doubt that if any of his signings don't come up to scratch they will be moved on.

19+ players moved on this season speaks volumes, that from a managerial perspective in any business is pretty ruthless, I speak from experience on that.

Yes I hate the negativity, the tiresome complaints about ref decisions (never heard Moyes or most other managers btw?) but we can't keep on chopping and changing managers, we have to settle and let GB learn.

10 months simply isn't enough time to right the wrongs of the last few years.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why? Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season. We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference. Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager. I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader. I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’. GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season. He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh. However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc. Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon. But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough. In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team. As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.[/p][/quote]Good post and I agree with most of what you say. Just one point though regarding the signing of players; There isn't one manager anywhere in the world who gets it right every time regarding the players he signs, reserve teams tend to be full of them. What GB has done is sign players on short term contracts and he may come across as "Mr Nice Guy" to us but I have no doubt that if any of his signings don't come up to scratch they will be moved on. 19+ players moved on this season speaks volumes, that from a managerial perspective in any business is pretty ruthless, I speak from experience on that. Yes I hate the negativity, the tiresome complaints about ref decisions (never heard Moyes or most other managers btw?) but we can't keep on chopping and changing managers, we have to settle and let GB learn. 10 months simply isn't enough time to right the wrongs of the last few years. owd nick

10:17am Wed 29 Jan 14

yyy's1 says...

Sheff Wed, Doncaster, Derby and now Barnsley all came out in the second half and ran rings round us, ,the manager didn't know how to respond.
I didn't get to Barnsley but a mate who did said the second half was
like watching non league football, he lost count of the times we had the ball on the halfway line and it ended back with Robinson.
Oh and by all accounts it was another shocking display from our midfield dynamo, best mate of the manager, Jason Lowe.
"They have eyes but see not"
Sheff Wed, Doncaster, Derby and now Barnsley all came out in the second half and ran rings round us, ,the manager didn't know how to respond. I didn't get to Barnsley but a mate who did said the second half was like watching non league football, he lost count of the times we had the ball on the halfway line and it ended back with Robinson. Oh and by all accounts it was another shocking display from our midfield dynamo, best mate of the manager, Jason Lowe. "They have eyes but see not" yyy's1

11:48am Wed 29 Jan 14

chicken.pluckers says...

yyy's1 wrote:
Sheff Wed, Doncaster, Derby and now Barnsley all came out in the second half and ran rings round us, ,the manager didn't know how to respond.
I didn't get to Barnsley but a mate who did said the second half was
like watching non league football, he lost count of the times we had the ball on the halfway line and it ended back with Robinson.
Oh and by all accounts it was another shocking display from our midfield dynamo, best mate of the manager, Jason Lowe.
"They have eyes but see not"
Have to admit from reading the no-dad comments above it's looking very grim for Rovers with the big derby day fast approaching.

You have time to save your season but I would say that it has to begin with replacing Bowyer who really isn't up to managing at this level. At least some of you are beginning to see that now. A draw against Barnsley who are destined for League One is a disgrace when you are not only aiming for the play-off's but financially dependent upon gaining promotion to keep you afloat.
[quote][p][bold]yyy's1[/bold] wrote: Sheff Wed, Doncaster, Derby and now Barnsley all came out in the second half and ran rings round us, ,the manager didn't know how to respond. I didn't get to Barnsley but a mate who did said the second half was like watching non league football, he lost count of the times we had the ball on the halfway line and it ended back with Robinson. Oh and by all accounts it was another shocking display from our midfield dynamo, best mate of the manager, Jason Lowe. "They have eyes but see not"[/p][/quote]Have to admit from reading the no-dad comments above it's looking very grim for Rovers with the big derby day fast approaching. You have time to save your season but I would say that it has to begin with replacing Bowyer who really isn't up to managing at this level. At least some of you are beginning to see that now. A draw against Barnsley who are destined for League One is a disgrace when you are not only aiming for the play-off's but financially dependent upon gaining promotion to keep you afloat. chicken.pluckers

12:01pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Wild Rover says...

Well, the answer is obviously to sack GB, following a mass protest and chants of Bowyer out. Then get rid of the players and start from scratch.
Make Matt Newcastle manager with R7 as his **** istant, as they are clearly better qualified to manage a professional team than anyone else on the planet. They are also black belts 7 th Dan in 20-20 hindsight which is useful for post match analysis
Problem solved..
But first name me one Real Rovers fan on here that thought or said we would be promoted this year at the start of the season ( dingle baiting excluded)
To be where we are now after last season is excellent progress
Yes I am pee'd off we did not win the last two games, and others before, and yes GB is cautious but he sees the players everyday, we dont.
Has he got the players he wants? Only some I think
He has worked the transfers as best he can with severe finance limits
It makes me weep reading some of the above comments, like GB had his choice of any player at any price.
I suspect that many of the posters above would welcome a return to the days of chaos, that many would love to hear Out out out ringing round Ewood
Are they Rovers ? Like @#*+ they are
Well, the answer is obviously to sack GB, following a mass protest and chants of Bowyer out. Then get rid of the players and start from scratch. Make Matt Newcastle manager with R7 as his **** istant, as they are clearly better qualified to manage a professional team than anyone else on the planet. They are also black belts 7 th Dan in 20-20 hindsight which is useful for post match analysis Problem solved.. But first name me one Real Rovers fan on here that thought or said we would be promoted this year at the start of the season ( dingle baiting excluded) To be where we are now after last season is excellent progress Yes I am pee'd off we did not win the last two games, and others before, and yes GB is cautious but he sees the players everyday, we dont. Has he got the players he wants? Only some I think He has worked the transfers as best he can with severe finance limits It makes me weep reading some of the above comments, like GB had his choice of any player at any price. I suspect that many of the posters above would welcome a return to the days of chaos, that many would love to hear Out out out ringing round Ewood Are they Rovers ? Like @#*+ they are Wild Rover

1:05pm Wed 29 Jan 14

leyton says...

so the jibbles cant even beat the bottom club lol well done .
so the jibbles cant even beat the bottom club lol well done . leyton

3:24pm Wed 29 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Well, the answer is obviously to sack GB, following a mass protest and chants of Bowyer out. Then get rid of the players and start from scratch.
Make Matt Newcastle manager with R7 as his **** istant, as they are clearly better qualified to manage a professional team than anyone else on the planet. They are also black belts 7 th Dan in 20-20 hindsight which is useful for post match analysis
Problem solved..
But first name me one Real Rovers fan on here that thought or said we would be promoted this year at the start of the season ( dingle baiting excluded)
To be where we are now after last season is excellent progress
Yes I am pee'd off we did not win the last two games, and others before, and yes GB is cautious but he sees the players everyday, we dont.
Has he got the players he wants? Only some I think
He has worked the transfers as best he can with severe finance limits
It makes me weep reading some of the above comments, like GB had his choice of any player at any price.
I suspect that many of the posters above would welcome a return to the days of chaos, that many would love to hear Out out out ringing round Ewood
Are they Rovers ? Like @#*+ they are
Come on Wild one, don't give yourself a heart attack, we know that every time Rovers don't win we get hysterical knee jerk reaction from a few cynics and a bucketful of nonsense from WLUV and his multiple accounts.

Look on the bright side, as old Nick did above, half a season gone and there is stability at the club, we are showing we do have some quality on the pitch, we just need some consistency. We have a novice manager who is trying not to lose games, and a subset of supporters who are lashing out in frustration that the turn around is not happening quick enough. Regardless of what the audience thinks, GB will not be replaced this season, in comparison with all his predecessors under their reign, the owners are seeing improvement. There are still a lot of games to play and time for this young team and its manager to develop a winning formula.

Since GB has moved to playing the 2 strikers the bulk of the criticism has been aimed at the Lowe-Williamson partnership, and after last nights injury that now has to change, will that cloud have a silver lining ?
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: Well, the answer is obviously to sack GB, following a mass protest and chants of Bowyer out. Then get rid of the players and start from scratch. Make Matt Newcastle manager with R7 as his **** istant, as they are clearly better qualified to manage a professional team than anyone else on the planet. They are also black belts 7 th Dan in 20-20 hindsight which is useful for post match analysis Problem solved.. But first name me one Real Rovers fan on here that thought or said we would be promoted this year at the start of the season ( dingle baiting excluded) To be where we are now after last season is excellent progress Yes I am pee'd off we did not win the last two games, and others before, and yes GB is cautious but he sees the players everyday, we dont. Has he got the players he wants? Only some I think He has worked the transfers as best he can with severe finance limits It makes me weep reading some of the above comments, like GB had his choice of any player at any price. I suspect that many of the posters above would welcome a return to the days of chaos, that many would love to hear Out out out ringing round Ewood Are they Rovers ? Like @#*+ they are[/p][/quote]Come on Wild one, don't give yourself a heart attack, we know that every time Rovers don't win we get hysterical knee jerk reaction from a few cynics and a bucketful of nonsense from WLUV and his multiple accounts. Look on the bright side, as old Nick did above, half a season gone and there is stability at the club, we are showing we do have some quality on the pitch, we just need some consistency. We have a novice manager who is trying not to lose games, and a subset of supporters who are lashing out in frustration that the turn around is not happening quick enough. Regardless of what the audience thinks, GB will not be replaced this season, in comparison with all his predecessors under their reign, the owners are seeing improvement. There are still a lot of games to play and time for this young team and its manager to develop a winning formula. Since GB has moved to playing the 2 strikers the bulk of the criticism has been aimed at the Lowe-Williamson partnership, and after last nights injury that now has to change, will that cloud have a silver lining ? greenscreener

3:42pm Wed 29 Jan 14

McClaret says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
baldie wrote:
Really missed Marshall tonight.
Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off.
Williamson injury looked a bad un.
If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.
We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements

Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half

Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless.

Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season.

The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.
Here we go again - Has Venables got a tax bill to pay that he can't afford? Other than being paid an absolute kings ransom and a ton of dosh for his war chest do you think TV would be interested? You are a mid table championship club that is hardly splashing the cash.
You'll be signing Ronaldinho, beckham, adebayor etc next as some of your fans have quoted on here.
Wake up and smell the coffee, realise where your club are and what lies ahead and stop thinking that big names would be interested. I am sure it will be hard to take but as long as fans live on past glories the more difficult it will be for your club.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: Really missed Marshall tonight. Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off. Williamson injury looked a bad un. If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.[/p][/quote]We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless. Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season. The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.[/p][/quote]Here we go again - Has Venables got a tax bill to pay that he can't afford? Other than being paid an absolute kings ransom and a ton of dosh for his war chest do you think TV would be interested? You are a mid table championship club that is hardly splashing the cash. You'll be signing Ronaldinho, beckham, adebayor etc next as some of your fans have quoted on here. Wake up and smell the coffee, realise where your club are and what lies ahead and stop thinking that big names would be interested. I am sure it will be hard to take but as long as fans live on past glories the more difficult it will be for your club. McClaret

3:53pm Wed 29 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why?
Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season.
We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference.

Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager.

I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader.
I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’.

GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season.

He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh.
However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc.
Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon.

But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough.
In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team.

As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.
Respect your view R7, and agree with much of what you say. The criticism of those who had to go was not hindsight, it just needed doing.

However replacing them on a budget Is a much harder job and how many of the Rovers fans you know were saying we need Tom Cairney, Cory Evans, Ben Marshall, Rudy Gestede , Tommy Spurr , Chris Taylor ?

Then you see the magnitude of what GB has rebuilt, yes it's his team, but give the guy a chance. Also a thought for those who care about Burnley, you should compare Rovers this year with what old ginger did down the road in his first season, last year.

I echo your thoughts on complaining about refs though, vents some frustration but gives the players an excuse and doesn't really help.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why? Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season. We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference. Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager. I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader. I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’. GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season. He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh. However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc. Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon. But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough. In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team. As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.[/p][/quote]Respect your view R7, and agree with much of what you say. The criticism of those who had to go was not hindsight, it just needed doing. However replacing them on a budget Is a much harder job and how many of the Rovers fans you know were saying we need Tom Cairney, Cory Evans, Ben Marshall, Rudy Gestede , Tommy Spurr , Chris Taylor ? Then you see the magnitude of what GB has rebuilt, yes it's his team, but give the guy a chance. Also a thought for those who care about Burnley, you should compare Rovers this year with what old ginger did down the road in his first season, last year. I echo your thoughts on complaining about refs though, vents some frustration but gives the players an excuse and doesn't really help. greenscreener

4:12pm Wed 29 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

under normal Cicumstances a draw away from home is a good point,,but in this case its 2 points dropped, why is it we only manage to compete in patches? we have dropped far too many points this season we are a soft touch and we need some consistency sorry to keep using that word but that is what is missing,,why can,t we finish teams off like reading always seem to do ? my theory is that as a team we cannot produce ruthlessness and you need that element to your game,we must win every home game and get a point away and that may be enough but we must accept nothing less,,gary drill that into the team now and we may achieve our aim,,
under normal Cicumstances a draw away from home is a good point,,but in this case its 2 points dropped, why is it we only manage to compete in patches? we have dropped far too many points this season we are a soft touch and we need some consistency sorry to keep using that word but that is what is missing,,why can,t we finish teams off like reading always seem to do ? my theory is that as a team we cannot produce ruthlessness and you need that element to your game,we must win every home game and get a point away and that may be enough but we must accept nothing less,,gary drill that into the team now and we may achieve our aim,, noddy57

4:17pm Wed 29 Jan 14

greenscreener says...

McClaret wrote:
MattNewcastle wrote:
baldie wrote:
Really missed Marshall tonight.
Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off.
Williamson injury looked a bad un.
If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.
We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements

Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half

Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless.

Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season.

The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.
Here we go again - Has Venables got a tax bill to pay that he can't afford? Other than being paid an absolute kings ransom and a ton of dosh for his war chest do you think TV would be interested? You are a mid table championship club that is hardly splashing the cash.
You'll be signing Ronaldinho, beckham, adebayor etc next as some of your fans have quoted on here.
Wake up and smell the coffee, realise where your club are and what lies ahead and stop thinking that big names would be interested. I am sure it will be hard to take but as long as fans live on past glories the more difficult it will be for your club.
Fair point McClaret, but most Rovers fans are very realistic about our current situation.

Do all Burnley fans share the fantasies of WLUV ? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: Really missed Marshall tonight. Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off. Williamson injury looked a bad un. If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.[/p][/quote]We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless. Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season. The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.[/p][/quote]Here we go again - Has Venables got a tax bill to pay that he can't afford? Other than being paid an absolute kings ransom and a ton of dosh for his war chest do you think TV would be interested? You are a mid table championship club that is hardly splashing the cash. You'll be signing Ronaldinho, beckham, adebayor etc next as some of your fans have quoted on here. Wake up and smell the coffee, realise where your club are and what lies ahead and stop thinking that big names would be interested. I am sure it will be hard to take but as long as fans live on past glories the more difficult it will be for your club.[/p][/quote]Fair point McClaret, but most Rovers fans are very realistic about our current situation. Do all Burnley fans share the fantasies of WLUV ? ;-) greenscreener

6:09pm Wed 29 Jan 14

MattNewcastle says...

owd nick wrote:
MattNewcastle wrote:
owd nick wrote:
dangerous dave wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz
owd nick First two points - perfectly valid points raised by DD
Did you go Matt? If you did then you comments hold weight, if not read my post above.
Oh I was there alrightll
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb with his usual penalty excuses, cairney as usual totally waisted by gb playing him wide, every man and his dog have besten barnsley, loosing ground on hope of play offs , and more unknown foreign reserve players being signed -not a lot more you can say!!! Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]owd nick First two points - perfectly valid points raised by DD[/p][/quote]Did you go Matt? If you did then you comments hold weight, if not read my post above.[/p][/quote]Oh I was there alrightll MattNewcastle

7:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

McClaret says...

greenscreener wrote:
McClaret wrote:
MattNewcastle wrote:
baldie wrote:
Really missed Marshall tonight.
Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off.
Williamson injury looked a bad un.
If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.
We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements

Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half

Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless.

Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season.

The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.
Here we go again - Has Venables got a tax bill to pay that he can't afford? Other than being paid an absolute kings ransom and a ton of dosh for his war chest do you think TV would be interested? You are a mid table championship club that is hardly splashing the cash.
You'll be signing Ronaldinho, beckham, adebayor etc next as some of your fans have quoted on here.
Wake up and smell the coffee, realise where your club are and what lies ahead and stop thinking that big names would be interested. I am sure it will be hard to take but as long as fans live on past glories the more difficult it will be for your club.
Fair point McClaret, but most Rovers fans are very realistic about our current situation.

Do all Burnley fans share the fantasies of WLUV ? ;-)
No!
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: Really missed Marshall tonight. Not brilliant with Dunn on but clueless after he went off. Williamson injury looked a bad un. If Evans can walk on Saturday, get him in.[/p][/quote]We looked clueless after Dunn went off because of GBs replacements Taylor would have done a job tonight on as a wide right player cutting down their width i the second half Its GB and his equally clueless backroom staff that are clueless. Best thing we could do is appoint Terry Venables as GBs mentor for the rest of the season. The guy needs help for he is not getting it from his supposed backroom colleagues.[/p][/quote]Here we go again - Has Venables got a tax bill to pay that he can't afford? Other than being paid an absolute kings ransom and a ton of dosh for his war chest do you think TV would be interested? You are a mid table championship club that is hardly splashing the cash. You'll be signing Ronaldinho, beckham, adebayor etc next as some of your fans have quoted on here. Wake up and smell the coffee, realise where your club are and what lies ahead and stop thinking that big names would be interested. I am sure it will be hard to take but as long as fans live on past glories the more difficult it will be for your club.[/p][/quote]Fair point McClaret, but most Rovers fans are very realistic about our current situation. Do all Burnley fans share the fantasies of WLUV ? ;-)[/p][/quote]No! McClaret

7:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Riverside 7 says...

greenscreener wrote:
Riverside 7 wrote:
I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why?
Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season.
We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference.

Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager.

I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader.
I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’.

GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season.

He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh.
However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc.
Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon.

But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough.
In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team.

As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.
Respect your view R7, and agree with much of what you say. The criticism of those who had to go was not hindsight, it just needed doing.

However replacing them on a budget Is a much harder job and how many of the Rovers fans you know were saying we need Tom Cairney, Cory Evans, Ben Marshall, Rudy Gestede , Tommy Spurr , Chris Taylor ?

Then you see the magnitude of what GB has rebuilt, yes it's his team, but give the guy a chance. Also a thought for those who care about Burnley, you should compare Rovers this year with what old ginger did down the road in his first season, last year.

I echo your thoughts on complaining about refs though, vents some frustration but gives the players an excuse and doesn't really help.
As a Rovers fan I am frustrated because this team can do and should be doing better than it is.

Poor home performances, poor tactics, poor substitutions, a lack of goals and excitement – is it any wonder that I have stopped travelling to away games.

Like nearly all Rovers fans I would like GB to succeed but the time has gone when we can say – ‘It’s not his team’ because he has now signed over a dozen players.

You refer to Dyche at Burnley. Yes he’s been in charge longer than GB but he hasn’t had the financial backing that GB has had.
In fact I still think he hasn’t spent a penny on new players.

I acknowledge that GB has had alot of players to off-load, but as I said previously, most Rovers fans could have named most of the players that needed to go – it wasn’t rocket science.

If we are to have any chance of the play-offs this year (and we need to make up 6 points on the 6th placed team - including goal difference) then we need to try and win games, especially at home.

Hopefully the injury to Williamson will force Bowyer into a more offensive formation, one that is set up to win games and not to defend.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I didn’t go to Barnsley last night.Why? Well I suppose is that I am not convinced we are good enough to go up this season. We are now 5 points off the play-offs and you can make that 6 with our poor goal difference. Our home performances have been dire in recent months, we have been far too negative, not scored enough goals, and supporters have had to endure poor team selections, poor tactics and poor substitutions from the manager. I’ve never been convinced about GB being the man to lead us to promotion, because I don’t think he is a leader. I half-expected Bowyer to say in his post-match interview that ‘this was an excellent point against a fantastic Barnsley side’. GB has been in charge over 10 months now during which he did a great job in saving us from relegation last season. He has also done well in off loading most of the highly paid dross signed by Kean and Singh. However, most Rovers fans I know could easily have identified the players to get rid of, the likes of Murphy, Gomes, Orr, Formica, Givet and the Portuguese contingent etc. Best and Etuhu will hopefully follow very soon. But remember, he has been well backed by Venkys and has also signed over a dozen new players, of which 3 have already been deemed to be not good enough. In other words this Blackburn Rovers is GB’s team. As other posters have rightly said, his excuses about poor refereeing decisions are wearing thin and it is about time he started trying to win games and let the opposition worry about us.[/p][/quote]Respect your view R7, and agree with much of what you say. The criticism of those who had to go was not hindsight, it just needed doing. However replacing them on a budget Is a much harder job and how many of the Rovers fans you know were saying we need Tom Cairney, Cory Evans, Ben Marshall, Rudy Gestede , Tommy Spurr , Chris Taylor ? Then you see the magnitude of what GB has rebuilt, yes it's his team, but give the guy a chance. Also a thought for those who care about Burnley, you should compare Rovers this year with what old ginger did down the road in his first season, last year. I echo your thoughts on complaining about refs though, vents some frustration but gives the players an excuse and doesn't really help.[/p][/quote]As a Rovers fan I am frustrated because this team can do and should be doing better than it is. Poor home performances, poor tactics, poor substitutions, a lack of goals and excitement – is it any wonder that I have stopped travelling to away games. Like nearly all Rovers fans I would like GB to succeed but the time has gone when we can say – ‘It’s not his team’ because he has now signed over a dozen players. You refer to Dyche at Burnley. Yes he’s been in charge longer than GB but he hasn’t had the financial backing that GB has had. In fact I still think he hasn’t spent a penny on new players. I acknowledge that GB has had alot of players to off-load, but as I said previously, most Rovers fans could have named most of the players that needed to go – it wasn’t rocket science. If we are to have any chance of the play-offs this year (and we need to make up 6 points on the 6th placed team - including goal difference) then we need to try and win games, especially at home. Hopefully the injury to Williamson will force Bowyer into a more offensive formation, one that is set up to win games and not to defend. Riverside 7

8:18pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Cyprusblue says...

The bottom line is that GB has built a new squad of young players who are developing and as they mTure and get to know each other will only improve. IMO if they were by some miracle to reach the playoffs and gain promotion it would be a year too soon and the squad would be premier league cannon fodder.

We are in better shape as a club and a team than we have been for three years and the future looks brighter than it has for some time.

It's all gone hooriy tits up since the cowboys and Indians took over but at least sere finally looking up rather than down.
The bottom line is that GB has built a new squad of young players who are developing and as they mTure and get to know each other will only improve. IMO if they were by some miracle to reach the playoffs and gain promotion it would be a year too soon and the squad would be premier league cannon fodder. We are in better shape as a club and a team than we have been for three years and the future looks brighter than it has for some time. It's all gone hooriy tits up since the cowboys and Indians took over but at least sere finally looking up rather than down. Cyprusblue

9:51pm Wed 29 Jan 14

woz1974 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here.

1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team.

2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans.

720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter.
For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation.

A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time
just over 11,000 at home 3rd in the league....immense support !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Two things that seem to.be remaining a constant here. 1. Gary Bowyer crying and blaming everybody apart from himself and his team. 2. the pitiful embarrassingtime. support from Blackburn Rovers fans. 720 could be @rsed to make the 64 mile trip that takes an hour and a quarter. For a team on the periphery of the playoffs that's woeful. And considering you took however many thousands to the Etihad the other week just goes to show that the majority of them were just glory hunters, just like the ten thousand that disappeared upon PL relegation. A disappointing and embarrassing night for you all round really. And the prospect of being on the receiving end of a Blackpool backlash on Saturday is a very real one. Just don't try and start a huge brawl on the pitch this time[/p][/quote]just over 11,000 at home 3rd in the league....immense support !!!! woz1974

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