Kevin Gallacher column: Blackburn Rovers will have Pool measure

This Is Lancashire: Paul Ince has been sacked by Blackpool Paul Ince has been sacked by Blackpool

THERE is always a danger when a manager leaves that the players at the club will have a bit of a bounce.

That could be the case with Blackpool when they come to Blackburn on Saturday.

But I fully believe Blackburn should be winning all their home games and, you have to remember, Blackpool are a wounded animal.

They are still healing after the defeats they have had and the sacking of Paul Ince.

So the best of way of putting them under pressure and seeing what they are made of is by taking the game to them.

But I am sure Blackpool’s players will be fired-up by Barry Ferguson.

When a manager gets a sack, like has happened at Blackpool, a club often turns to a coach or an experienced player to take over the reins for a certain period of time – and Barry was there to do that.

The players responded well to him in his first game in charge but it will be interesting to see what happens in a few games time.

But Barry has come across very well in his interviews and he seems to be taking it all in his stride.

I played with him for Scotland and at the time it was hard to say he would definitely go into management.

I grew up with his big brother Derek who did go into management, so in that respect there was always a chance that Barry would do too.

And you would have to say he has the leadership qualities to do it as he was the captain at Rangers, at Blackburn and for Scotland.

He’s started taking his licences now so it looks like, if not now, he will become a coach or a manager.

But even though he’s not been announced as Blackpool’s new manager I still think the players will continue to respond to him as they will be out to impress.

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4:10pm Wed 29 Jan 14

conbro14 says...

Got a good feeling about this weekend. Should be a comprehensive win, but from our unpredictability, I wouldn't put anything on it.
Got a good feeling about this weekend. Should be a comprehensive win, but from our unpredictability, I wouldn't put anything on it. conbro14
  • Score: 5

4:34pm Wed 29 Jan 14

TurfMoorTom says...

It doesn't matter. Looks like we're dropping away from the automatics so as long as you scrape into the playoffs that's about as good as could be expected this season and still the same as us - albeit you'd be improving and we'd be falling apart if we met there. Next season will be your big push after Bowyers vast improvements. Unfortunately I think this is ours, we've now had it and our season's slowly deflating.
It doesn't matter. Looks like we're dropping away from the automatics so as long as you scrape into the playoffs that's about as good as could be expected this season and still the same as us - albeit you'd be improving and we'd be falling apart if we met there. Next season will be your big push after Bowyers vast improvements. Unfortunately I think this is ours, we've now had it and our season's slowly deflating. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 12

4:36pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh?

You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time.

Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers!
Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh? You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time. Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers! Manuel Hung
  • Score: -13

4:41pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh?

You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time.

Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers!
Four wins out of your last sixteen games Man-well.
What's your excuse, as you thought you had won the league in September?
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh? You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time. Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers![/p][/quote]Four wins out of your last sixteen games Man-well. What's your excuse, as you thought you had won the league in September? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

5:11pm Wed 29 Jan 14

drunken donut says...

Harwoodsblue and others, don't respond to the Dingles they are just closet Rovers supporters, why else would they be constantly on these pages? Do as I do look who the poster is first and without reading it, scroll to the end and give it a thumbs down. Simples.
Harwoodsblue and others, don't respond to the Dingles they are just closet Rovers supporters, why else would they be constantly on these pages? Do as I do look who the poster is first and without reading it, scroll to the end and give it a thumbs down. Simples. drunken donut
  • Score: 5

5:16pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh?

You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time.

Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers!
grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open
West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings
be careful what you wish for
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh? You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time. Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers![/p][/quote]grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings be careful what you wish for jim 2012
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Wed 29 Jan 14

earwego says...

Transfer News: Liverpool FC are believed to be lining up a move for Burnley forward Danny Ings.


Oh dear
Transfer News: Liverpool FC are believed to be lining up a move for Burnley forward Danny Ings. Oh dear earwego
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Manuel Hung says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh?

You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time.

Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers!
grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open
West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings
be careful what you wish for
And the No Dads have spent how much exactly so far!

A couple of loan deals and a mass exodus is all you have to show for this transfer window. Even Rhodes can't be bothered scoring any more.

You keep living in your deluded world and keep waiting for Beckham and Ronaldinho to turn up like Venkys promised ha ha ha!
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh? You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time. Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers![/p][/quote]grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings be careful what you wish for[/p][/quote]And the No Dads have spent how much exactly so far! A couple of loan deals and a mass exodus is all you have to show for this transfer window. Even Rhodes can't be bothered scoring any more. You keep living in your deluded world and keep waiting for Beckham and Ronaldinho to turn up like Venkys promised ha ha ha! Manuel Hung
  • Score: -1

8:46pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jim 2012 says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh?

You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time.

Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers!
grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open
West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings
be careful what you wish for
And the No Dads have spent how much exactly so far!

A couple of loan deals and a mass exodus is all you have to show for this transfer window. Even Rhodes can't be bothered scoring any more.

You keep living in your deluded world and keep waiting for Beckham and Ronaldinho to turn up like Venkys promised ha ha ha!
do you know the difference between a player going out on loan a player being sold ask your manager tomorrow tea time
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh? You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time. Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers![/p][/quote]grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings be careful what you wish for[/p][/quote]And the No Dads have spent how much exactly so far! A couple of loan deals and a mass exodus is all you have to show for this transfer window. Even Rhodes can't be bothered scoring any more. You keep living in your deluded world and keep waiting for Beckham and Ronaldinho to turn up like Venkys promised ha ha ha![/p][/quote]do you know the difference between a player going out on loan a player being sold ask your manager tomorrow tea time jim 2012
  • Score: -2

7:27am Thu 30 Jan 14

bburnrover says...

GB needs to change his own philosophy as we cannot continue playing with a defensive formation. We never seem to score many goals and I wonder if the fact that Rhodes personally tally is so high is part of the reason ,have we been playing to his strengths rather than the teams? I wonder as most top teams are fairly free scoring but we are lucky to get two in our games. The two strikers we have must be an envy of even Leicester but Leicester score from everywhere so unless the rest of our players are rubbish it must be GB's tatics that are letting us down.
GB needs to change his own philosophy as we cannot continue playing with a defensive formation. We never seem to score many goals and I wonder if the fact that Rhodes personally tally is so high is part of the reason ,have we been playing to his strengths rather than the teams? I wonder as most top teams are fairly free scoring but we are lucky to get two in our games. The two strikers we have must be an envy of even Leicester but Leicester score from everywhere so unless the rest of our players are rubbish it must be GB's tatics that are letting us down. bburnrover
  • Score: 1

8:30am Thu 30 Jan 14

Rovers 1495 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
Manuel Hung wrote:
Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh?

You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time.

Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers!
grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open
West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings
be careful what you wish for
And the No Dads have spent how much exactly so far!

A couple of loan deals and a mass exodus is all you have to show for this transfer window. Even Rhodes can't be bothered scoring any more.

You keep living in your deluded world and keep waiting for Beckham and Ronaldinho to turn up like Venkys promised ha ha ha!
do you know the difference between a player going out on loan a player being sold ask your manager tomorrow tea time
Better still, ask your carer
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: Lining up the excuses for this weekends spanking already eh? You should consider it an achievement if Dirty Rovers don't give away yet more penalties or end up fighting with each other on and off the pitch like last time. Clueless, classless, midtable, dirty cheating wowvers![/p][/quote]grow up dingle remember you have no money the transfer window is open West Brom £6million raid for Danny Ings be careful what you wish for[/p][/quote]And the No Dads have spent how much exactly so far! A couple of loan deals and a mass exodus is all you have to show for this transfer window. Even Rhodes can't be bothered scoring any more. You keep living in your deluded world and keep waiting for Beckham and Ronaldinho to turn up like Venkys promised ha ha ha![/p][/quote]do you know the difference between a player going out on loan a player being sold ask your manager tomorrow tea time[/p][/quote]Better still, ask your carer Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

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