Blackburn Rovers sold captain Scott Dann to save ‘Premiership’ wages

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BLACKBURN Rovers managing director Derek Shaw has branded the club’s dealings in the January transfer window a success.

Rovers kept hold of top scorer Jordan Rhodes and sold captain Scott Dann to Crystal Palace – clearing his ‘Premiership’ wages from the bill.

Shaw insists no-one at Ewood Park wanted to lose Dann to Palace.

But Shaw admits the significant savings Rovers, who lost £36.5m last season, will make on the centre-back will help the club move in the right direction.

Dann was on a weekly wage of more than £30,000 and that figure could have risen above £40,000 if he played twice a week and depending on bonuses.

His salary, combined with his desire to play in the Premier League, led Rovers to accepting an undisclosed bid from Palace.

Shaw said: “We were not happy to lose Scott but it’s been well documented that he was a Premiership-earning player and we had to try and cut that back.”

The terms of the transfer mean Shaw is unable to reveal the initial amount Rovers will receive from Palace but he confirmed Rovers have a number of additional clauses in place in the deal.

Shaw added: “We’ve got some cash up front, we will receive further payments if Palace stay up, and if Palace do not stay up we are covered if they go back to the Premier League with payments. We also have payments over games.

“We are as happy as we can be with what we’ve got for Scott.

“With the sale and the money coming in, we are heading in the right direction.”

Rovers also signed Tom Cairney, Rudy Gestede and Craig Conway during the window and allowed 16 players to leave in permanent or loan deals.

“I think we’ve had a pretty successful window,” said Shaw.

“Two or three of the overseas players have left permanently, a number of young players have gone out to get experience elsewhere, while there’s one or two who have gone out on loan who at this stage will come back after their loans unless offers are received.

“But they are all good savings on our books.

“At the same time we’ve managed to bring in a pretty exciting signing in Tom. Everyone wanted us to do it so it was terrific news that we got it done.

“We also brought in Rudy, who seems to be getting better with every game and becoming a popular player among the supporters, as well as Craig, who was in big demand but who set his sights on coming to Rovers."

While Rovers will continue to look to make savings in a bid reduce their debt and attempt to fall in line with Financial Fair Play regulations, Shaw confirmed boss Gary Bowyer may bring in centre-back cover when the loan window reopens on Saturday.

Shaw added: “I think every credit has to go to the owners because I think that every player that has been requested has been signed.

“We are bringing in youthful players in the main and that’s how we’re trying to rebuild the football club.”

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9:24am Thu 6 Feb 14

French Rover says...

Nothing to complain about regards these latest dealings, and though the current directors have a long way to go before they can come close to matching the experience and expertise of the old JW/TF led board, it does seem like we are supporting a quite well run football club again!

New times, new team, new beginnings and new hopes.
Nothing to complain about regards these latest dealings, and though the current directors have a long way to go before they can come close to matching the experience and expertise of the old JW/TF led board, it does seem like we are supporting a quite well run football club again! New times, new team, new beginnings and new hopes. French Rover

9:29am Thu 6 Feb 14

Truerover85 says...

Anyone who is a true Rovers fan has to admit that we are moving in the right direction! The player who have been brought in of late are young, football hungry and are playing for the shirt.

I'm amazed we got Tom Cairny so cheep. He is one of the best players I've seen for Rovers in years. If we can sort out the formation to play him in the middle then I beleive we will be in the premiership in the next 2 seasons!

Keep up the good work Rovers, Rome wasn't built in a day!
Anyone who is a true Rovers fan has to admit that we are moving in the right direction! The player who have been brought in of late are young, football hungry and are playing for the shirt. I'm amazed we got Tom Cairny so cheep. He is one of the best players I've seen for Rovers in years. If we can sort out the formation to play him in the middle then I beleive we will be in the premiership in the next 2 seasons! Keep up the good work Rovers, Rome wasn't built in a day! Truerover85

9:47am Thu 6 Feb 14

Frisson says...

I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season Frisson

9:51am Thu 6 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

what a load of 'nonsense' again from the 'puppet' Shaw and what a legacy he has given the club with his dealings in the transfer market and tribunals with previous Managers - yes he's cost the club dearly!! Whether we are moving in the right direction or not this man is clearly out of his depth buying players for vast sums/wages and getting nothing for them when he lets them go - thats if he can find anyone as clueless as himself to take the burden on and still more of his purchases to get shut of - an embarrassment every time he opens his mouth!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
what a load of 'nonsense' again from the 'puppet' Shaw and what a legacy he has given the club with his dealings in the transfer market and tribunals with previous Managers - yes he's cost the club dearly!! Whether we are moving in the right direction or not this man is clearly out of his depth buying players for vast sums/wages and getting nothing for them when he lets them go - thats if he can find anyone as clueless as himself to take the burden on and still more of his purchases to get shut of - an embarrassment every time he opens his mouth!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

9:55am Thu 6 Feb 14

SteppBladder says...

Yes, a great transfer window. We will win, draw and lose games over the rest of the season as the team get used to each other and fitness levels improve and who knows where we will end up. But we have the makings of a really good team now and it was encouraging to see that GB is still thinking about strengthening in the summer and beyond.
Yes, a great transfer window. We will win, draw and lose games over the rest of the season as the team get used to each other and fitness levels improve and who knows where we will end up. But we have the makings of a really good team now and it was encouraging to see that GB is still thinking about strengthening in the summer and beyond. SteppBladder

9:57am Thu 6 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Frisson wrote:
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
i agree - not a good idea to get anywhere near the prem league next season as it would be a suicide note (i am sure our beloved owners and club exec would disagree) but your team listed will have a full season's experience under their belt and will be a year older and wiser.

difficult to say with the teams coming down - but if its fulham and cardiff among the three then i see nothing to fear there (or norwich).

not sure that kane will be available for a third season on loan - but can you see him breaking into the chelsea squad - so who knows?

hopefully rhodes will stick rather than twist in summer and then we have the makings of a side that can really challenge.

well done GB for the work, so far. let's face it we are not going down this season....play-offs a distant dream for me - but it would be great to pi$$ in the dingles swimming pool once more.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season[/p][/quote]i agree - not a good idea to get anywhere near the prem league next season as it would be a suicide note (i am sure our beloved owners and club exec would disagree) but your team listed will have a full season's experience under their belt and will be a year older and wiser. difficult to say with the teams coming down - but if its fulham and cardiff among the three then i see nothing to fear there (or norwich). not sure that kane will be available for a third season on loan - but can you see him breaking into the chelsea squad - so who knows? hopefully rhodes will stick rather than twist in summer and then we have the makings of a side that can really challenge. well done GB for the work, so far. let's face it we are not going down this season....play-offs a distant dream for me - but it would be great to pi$$ in the dingles swimming pool once more. hasslem hasslem

10:08am Thu 6 Feb 14

theswayzeexpress says...

Signings that we had to make and still have to with the impending transfer embargo when we fail ffp. Gary bowyer deserves huge credit for turning a squad around in less than a year, suddenly players (ie. Conway) want to come to play for us over other teams, as we restore some pride and dignity. Too little too late for promotion this year but I'm satisfied with the team, the manager, coaching staff, style of play....and dare I say the owners, for now!
Signings that we had to make and still have to with the impending transfer embargo when we fail ffp. Gary bowyer deserves huge credit for turning a squad around in less than a year, suddenly players (ie. Conway) want to come to play for us over other teams, as we restore some pride and dignity. Too little too late for promotion this year but I'm satisfied with the team, the manager, coaching staff, style of play....and dare I say the owners, for now! theswayzeexpress

10:26am Thu 6 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Frisson wrote:
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
That's an excellent team that GB has put together if we could just keep everyone fit and he plays to their strengths. If we could get Marshall back there's still hope for this season.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season[/p][/quote]That's an excellent team that GB has put together if we could just keep everyone fit and he plays to their strengths. If we could get Marshall back there's still hope for this season. Harwoodstblue

10:35am Thu 6 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

dangerous dave wrote:
what a load of 'nonsense' again from the 'puppet' Shaw and what a legacy he has given the club with his dealings in the transfer market and tribunals with previous Managers - yes he's cost the club dearly!! Whether we are moving in the right direction or not this man is clearly out of his depth buying players for vast sums/wages and getting nothing for them when he lets them go - thats if he can find anyone as clueless as himself to take the burden on and still more of his purchases to get shut of - an embarrassment every time he opens his mouth!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
sisters calling, goodnight !!
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: what a load of 'nonsense' again from the 'puppet' Shaw and what a legacy he has given the club with his dealings in the transfer market and tribunals with previous Managers - yes he's cost the club dearly!! Whether we are moving in the right direction or not this man is clearly out of his depth buying players for vast sums/wages and getting nothing for them when he lets them go - thats if he can find anyone as clueless as himself to take the burden on and still more of his purchases to get shut of - an embarrassment every time he opens his mouth!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]sisters calling, goodnight !! digitusjonfred

10:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

Gazza doing a brill job !! carry it on at Boro this weekend !!! GO MY BLUESSSSSSSSSSSS !!
Gazza doing a brill job !! carry it on at Boro this weekend !!! GO MY BLUESSSSSSSSSSSS !! digitusjonfred

10:44am Thu 6 Feb 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years.

Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.
Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years. Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play. TurfMoorTom

10:44am Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

So now we have it in black and white.

Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player.

So it isn't surprising.

I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days.

£1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs.

On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up.

That's scary money to me.

But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course.

Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.
So now we have it in black and white. Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player. So it isn't surprising. I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days. £1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs. On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up. That's scary money to me. But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course. Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us. owd nick

10:47am Thu 6 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

owd nick wrote:
So now we have it in black and white.

Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player.

So it isn't surprising.

I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days.

£1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs.

On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up.

That's scary money to me.

But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course.

Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.
Dont forget NI employers contribution :0)
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: So now we have it in black and white. Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player. So it isn't surprising. I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days. £1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs. On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up. That's scary money to me. But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course. Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.[/p][/quote]Dont forget NI employers contribution :0) hasslem hasslem

10:49am Thu 6 Feb 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Frisson wrote:
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
That's an excellent team that GB has put together if we could just keep everyone fit and he plays to their strengths. If we could get Marshall back there's still hope for this season.
I'm not sure it's just about keeping everyone fit now - apart from centre half I think Bowyer has developed strength in depth and has a very well balanced squad.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season[/p][/quote]That's an excellent team that GB has put together if we could just keep everyone fit and he plays to their strengths. If we could get Marshall back there's still hope for this season.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure it's just about keeping everyone fit now - apart from centre half I think Bowyer has developed strength in depth and has a very well balanced squad. TurfMoorTom

10:58am Thu 6 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years.

Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.
Let's hope we can get rid of them in the loan window (Etuhu and Best). I think Best's attitude stinks and Venkys are paying a heavy price for their mistakes. The biggest of which was appointing Kean who brought these players here on ridiculous wages. Perhaps they might have realised now that the fans knew better, then again perhaps not?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years. Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.[/p][/quote]Let's hope we can get rid of them in the loan window (Etuhu and Best). I think Best's attitude stinks and Venkys are paying a heavy price for their mistakes. The biggest of which was appointing Kean who brought these players here on ridiculous wages. Perhaps they might have realised now that the fans knew better, then again perhaps not? Harwoodstblue

11:06am Thu 6 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Frisson wrote:
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
That's an excellent team that GB has put together if we could just keep everyone fit and he plays to their strengths. If we could get Marshall back there's still hope for this season.
I'm not sure it's just about keeping everyone fit now - apart from centre half I think Bowyer has developed strength in depth and has a very well balanced squad.
Yes I think we could carry one or two injuries. Taylor's a reliable grafter but just wish King could perform more consistently as he has the potential to destroy defences but only does it now and again. Definite cover for CB needed but the squad is nearly there I think.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season[/p][/quote]That's an excellent team that GB has put together if we could just keep everyone fit and he plays to their strengths. If we could get Marshall back there's still hope for this season.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure it's just about keeping everyone fit now - apart from centre half I think Bowyer has developed strength in depth and has a very well balanced squad.[/p][/quote]Yes I think we could carry one or two injuries. Taylor's a reliable grafter but just wish King could perform more consistently as he has the potential to destroy defences but only does it now and again. Definite cover for CB needed but the squad is nearly there I think. Harwoodstblue

11:20am Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years.

Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.
Let's hope we can get rid of them in the loan window (Etuhu and Best). I think Best's attitude stinks and Venkys are paying a heavy price for their mistakes. The biggest of which was appointing Kean who brought these players here on ridiculous wages. Perhaps they might have realised now that the fans knew better, then again perhaps not?
I suspect (hope) that Rovers via Venky's will pay these two off in some way simply to get them off the books.

With Dann we had an asset who gave everything and because of that he was a saleable asset while these two are just egotistical, lazy b's who aren't interested in us, they are just taking the money and laughing all the way to the bank.

Other clubs will know this so we are stuck with them unless someone can work the oracle so to speak.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years. Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.[/p][/quote]Let's hope we can get rid of them in the loan window (Etuhu and Best). I think Best's attitude stinks and Venkys are paying a heavy price for their mistakes. The biggest of which was appointing Kean who brought these players here on ridiculous wages. Perhaps they might have realised now that the fans knew better, then again perhaps not?[/p][/quote]I suspect (hope) that Rovers via Venky's will pay these two off in some way simply to get them off the books. With Dann we had an asset who gave everything and because of that he was a saleable asset while these two are just egotistical, lazy b's who aren't interested in us, they are just taking the money and laughing all the way to the bank. Other clubs will know this so we are stuck with them unless someone can work the oracle so to speak. owd nick

11:31am Thu 6 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years.

Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.
Let's hope we can get rid of them in the loan window (Etuhu and Best). I think Best's attitude stinks and Venkys are paying a heavy price for their mistakes. The biggest of which was appointing Kean who brought these players here on ridiculous wages. Perhaps they might have realised now that the fans knew better, then again perhaps not?
I suspect (hope) that Rovers via Venky's will pay these two off in some way simply to get them off the books.

With Dann we had an asset who gave everything and because of that he was a saleable asset while these two are just egotistical, lazy b's who aren't interested in us, they are just taking the money and laughing all the way to the bank.

Other clubs will know this so we are stuck with them unless someone can work the oracle so to speak.
Yes other clubs will know about Best's attitude and hopefully he'll have damaged his career because of it. I agree I hope Venkys could come to some agreement with the view of paying him off like they did with Murphy. Better for all parties I think.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Can't disagree - all definitely positive moves and the only remaining issues to face are shipping Best and Etuhu on their merry way. If Best has anything about him other than money grabbing he should hang his head in shame while watching how Gestede has performed. How any professional footballer can watch their short career go down the spout for a fat pay check is beyond me. Tese are his supposedly best years. Trully commendable achievement to Bowyer. As I'd said in other earlier threads, last years unexplained £15.4M on running costs need full transparency though to me it looks a strong squad and well on the way to meeting financial fair play.[/p][/quote]Let's hope we can get rid of them in the loan window (Etuhu and Best). I think Best's attitude stinks and Venkys are paying a heavy price for their mistakes. The biggest of which was appointing Kean who brought these players here on ridiculous wages. Perhaps they might have realised now that the fans knew better, then again perhaps not?[/p][/quote]I suspect (hope) that Rovers via Venky's will pay these two off in some way simply to get them off the books. With Dann we had an asset who gave everything and because of that he was a saleable asset while these two are just egotistical, lazy b's who aren't interested in us, they are just taking the money and laughing all the way to the bank. Other clubs will know this so we are stuck with them unless someone can work the oracle so to speak.[/p][/quote]Yes other clubs will know about Best's attitude and hopefully he'll have damaged his career because of it. I agree I hope Venkys could come to some agreement with the view of paying him off like they did with Murphy. Better for all parties I think. Harwoodstblue

11:52am Thu 6 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'? Stone Island:

12:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

juanbbien says...

Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Quite agree without premier money and parachute payments,how the hell can clubs survive on gate money so we have gone full circle back to basics and whether you like it or not we are dependant on the Venkys.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Quite agree without premier money and parachute payments,how the hell can clubs survive on gate money so we have gone full circle back to basics and whether you like it or not we are dependant on the Venkys. juanbbien

12:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number. hasslem hasslem

12:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.[/p][/quote]Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Stone Island:

12:27pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

Nothing to add to above comments, other than here here, it is all pretty good atm.
Cant smile wide enough!
Some better weather would be nice though
;-)
Nothing to add to above comments, other than here here, it is all pretty good atm. Cant smile wide enough! Some better weather would be nice though ;-) Wild Rover

12:28pm Thu 6 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Stone Island: wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
bu88er!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.[/p][/quote]Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[/p][/quote]bu88er! hasslem hasslem

12:33pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Whichever way you look at it the "vermin" from India are still supporting the club with hard cash one way or another.

None of us know if Rovers would have survived much longer in the PL if they hadn't taken over, with an ageing squad, no real money and a tired, dreadfully boring method of play, sorry but for me we were only heading in one direction.

Venky's simply accelerated the process through their total lack of understanding as to what is required to run a football club in this country.

Personally I remain convinced that they thought they were buying into a franchise, hence all the stupid talk about the players they were going to sign.

As for the "undisclosed fee" thing, I think that the majority of transfer fees are undisclosed these days because they are so reliant on clauses,sell on options, etc.

I will keep saying it, you and many others can carry your badge of hate for the rest of your life if you want but you can't change the past, it's happened, done and dusted, nothing you or I can do about it.

I prefer to look forward, I might not be able to see what's coming but at the end of the day it's fun finding out.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Whichever way you look at it the "vermin" from India are still supporting the club with hard cash one way or another. None of us know if Rovers would have survived much longer in the PL if they hadn't taken over, with an ageing squad, no real money and a tired, dreadfully boring method of play, sorry but for me we were only heading in one direction. Venky's simply accelerated the process through their total lack of understanding as to what is required to run a football club in this country. Personally I remain convinced that they thought they were buying into a franchise, hence all the stupid talk about the players they were going to sign. As for the "undisclosed fee" thing, I think that the majority of transfer fees are undisclosed these days because they are so reliant on clauses,sell on options, etc. I will keep saying it, you and many others can carry your badge of hate for the rest of your life if you want but you can't change the past, it's happened, done and dusted, nothing you or I can do about it. I prefer to look forward, I might not be able to see what's coming but at the end of the day it's fun finding out. owd nick

12:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?
There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing? Wild Rover

12:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Still a long way to go as a lot of these players are still on the books and will be back on the wage bill at the end of the season with a similar strategy required to be put in place next season Not forgetting we are still bringing players in. The rael clever business would have been to offload Best and Etuhu, but realise this is difficult. Notice the statement says we may look for cover in defence but no mention of up front and seems typical of GB's mentality of playing a cautious game before attacking teams. Still think there has been an opportunity missed this season with the way GB has set his teams up and it will be the same again next year unless he steps up a gear. Having said all that he should get the praise he deserves for the way he has stabalised the club and for the type of players he has brought in and wouldn't want anybody else as manager at the moment. Trusting GB will eventually get it right and promotion will follow in the not to distant future.
Still a long way to go as a lot of these players are still on the books and will be back on the wage bill at the end of the season with a similar strategy required to be put in place next season Not forgetting we are still bringing players in. The rael clever business would have been to offload Best and Etuhu, but realise this is difficult. Notice the statement says we may look for cover in defence but no mention of up front and seems typical of GB's mentality of playing a cautious game before attacking teams. Still think there has been an opportunity missed this season with the way GB has set his teams up and it will be the same again next year unless he steps up a gear. Having said all that he should get the praise he deserves for the way he has stabalised the club and for the type of players he has brought in and wouldn't want anybody else as manager at the moment. Trusting GB will eventually get it right and promotion will follow in the not to distant future. A Rover 45 years and over

12:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

Wild Rover wrote:
There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?
Long may it continue.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?[/p][/quote]Long may it continue. Stone Island:

12:50pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Wild Rover wrote:
There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?
ssssssshhhhhhh lol
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?[/p][/quote]ssssssshhhhhhh lol owd nick

12:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

chicken.pluckers says...

Stone Island: wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Etuhu.
4 year contract.
£35,000 a week.
Total cost to Blackburn Rovers £7,280,000.

And you wonder why you are on the verge of financial meltdown.

What a shambles.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.[/p][/quote]Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[/p][/quote]Etuhu. 4 year contract. £35,000 a week. Total cost to Blackburn Rovers £7,280,000. And you wonder why you are on the verge of financial meltdown. What a shambles. chicken.pluckers

1:10pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Please, please, please don't reply to the troll.
Please, please, please don't reply to the troll. owd nick

1:51pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Dann is now history, a nearly man with two relegations to his name. Then he jumps ship into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what he wants.
I'm more concerned now with giving Kilgallon a chance to make the position his own and hope that he grabs it with both hands. Just need cover for the center backs and we're getting there.
Dann is now history, a nearly man with two relegations to his name. Then he jumps ship into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what he wants. I'm more concerned now with giving Kilgallon a chance to make the position his own and hope that he grabs it with both hands. Just need cover for the center backs and we're getting there. Harwoodstblue

1:56pm Thu 6 Feb 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

owd nick wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Whichever way you look at it the "vermin" from India are still supporting the club with hard cash one way or another.

None of us know if Rovers would have survived much longer in the PL if they hadn't taken over, with an ageing squad, no real money and a tired, dreadfully boring method of play, sorry but for me we were only heading in one direction.

Venky's simply accelerated the process through their total lack of understanding as to what is required to run a football club in this country.

Personally I remain convinced that they thought they were buying into a franchise, hence all the stupid talk about the players they were going to sign.

As for the "undisclosed fee" thing, I think that the majority of transfer fees are undisclosed these days because they are so reliant on clauses,sell on options, etc.

I will keep saying it, you and many others can carry your badge of hate for the rest of your life if you want but you can't change the past, it's happened, done and dusted, nothing you or I can do about it.

I prefer to look forward, I might not be able to see what's coming but at the end of the day it's fun finding out.
I'm with you on this - prefer to look forward. We can keep blaming Venkys - or those 'vermin'? in charge before Jack Walker, because we were skint then too. The club was also significantly in debt when sold on by the Walker Trust.

I think GB deserves A LOT of credit - his mission is to get the club on an even keel and make progress on the pitch and he seems to be doing an excellent job. Venkys were foolish and obviously listened to the wrong people - ie those 'vermin/agents/ex manager/certain players' who lined their pockets and have disappeared. Let's hope Venkys are listening to the right people now.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Whichever way you look at it the "vermin" from India are still supporting the club with hard cash one way or another. None of us know if Rovers would have survived much longer in the PL if they hadn't taken over, with an ageing squad, no real money and a tired, dreadfully boring method of play, sorry but for me we were only heading in one direction. Venky's simply accelerated the process through their total lack of understanding as to what is required to run a football club in this country. Personally I remain convinced that they thought they were buying into a franchise, hence all the stupid talk about the players they were going to sign. As for the "undisclosed fee" thing, I think that the majority of transfer fees are undisclosed these days because they are so reliant on clauses,sell on options, etc. I will keep saying it, you and many others can carry your badge of hate for the rest of your life if you want but you can't change the past, it's happened, done and dusted, nothing you or I can do about it. I prefer to look forward, I might not be able to see what's coming but at the end of the day it's fun finding out.[/p][/quote]I'm with you on this - prefer to look forward. We can keep blaming Venkys - or those 'vermin'? in charge before Jack Walker, because we were skint then too. The club was also significantly in debt when sold on by the Walker Trust. I think GB deserves A LOT of credit - his mission is to get the club on an even keel and make progress on the pitch and he seems to be doing an excellent job. Venkys were foolish and obviously listened to the wrong people - ie those 'vermin/agents/ex manager/certain players' who lined their pockets and have disappeared. Let's hope Venkys are listening to the right people now. LittleRonnieHildersley

2:23pm Thu 6 Feb 14

fitz808 says...

Wild Rover wrote:
There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?
you had to go and jinx it, didn't you!
a valuable lesson learned there, WR!! :)

unfortunately, even if the dingles don't show up, DD will always be here to spoil the mood.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: There is something wrong today though, with these threads....something missing?[/p][/quote]you had to go and jinx it, didn't you! a valuable lesson learned there, WR!! :) unfortunately, even if the dingles don't show up, DD will always be here to spoil the mood. fitz808

2:32pm Thu 6 Feb 14

azza234 says...

Venky's do seem to be trying to fix what they caused but they will still get slated by some what ever they do but since they gave GB the post they have backed him le him sign the players he wanted we an still get a spot in the playoffs if we can win a few games in a row.
Venky's do seem to be trying to fix what they caused but they will still get slated by some what ever they do but since they gave GB the post they have backed him le him sign the players he wanted we an still get a spot in the playoffs if we can win a few games in a row. azza234

2:38pm Thu 6 Feb 14

earwego says...

Apparently, Burnley football club is under investigation by the Inland Revenue for tax evasion. - they've been claiming for Silver Polish for the past 40 years although not having any silver .
Apparently, Burnley football club is under investigation by the Inland Revenue for tax evasion. - they've been claiming for Silver Polish for the past 40 years although not having any silver . earwego

3:06pm Thu 6 Feb 14

kenbro says...

Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion.
There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority.
There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble.
Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers.
Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.
Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion. There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority. There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble. Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers. Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up. kenbro

3:42pm Thu 6 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

owd nick wrote:
So now we have it in black and white.

Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player.

So it isn't surprising.

I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days.

£1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs.

On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up.

That's scary money to me.

But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course.

Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.
sorry MR Nick - Rovers still have the same cowboys running the club as before - so you've written this season off but looking forwards to the next - and then maybe the next after that because all your going to get with this crowd of 'idiots' in charge is more of the same and lots more freebies and unknowns - but there you go enjoy!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: So now we have it in black and white. Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player. So it isn't surprising. I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days. £1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs. On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up. That's scary money to me. But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course. Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.[/p][/quote]sorry MR Nick - Rovers still have the same cowboys running the club as before - so you've written this season off but looking forwards to the next - and then maybe the next after that because all your going to get with this crowd of 'idiots' in charge is more of the same and lots more freebies and unknowns - but there you go enjoy!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

3:51pm Thu 6 Feb 14

bburnrover says...

If we can get the defence right we have a chance of the play offs and as everyone knows the late comers usually fair the best in the playoffs
If we can get the defence right we have a chance of the play offs and as everyone knows the late comers usually fair the best in the playoffs bburnrover

4:12pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

kenbro wrote:
Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion.
There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority.
There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble.
Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers.
Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.
I suspect that "Turf Moor Tom" could be a Rover's fan extracting the urine from you know what.:-)
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion. There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority. There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble. Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers. Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.[/p][/quote]I suspect that "Turf Moor Tom" could be a Rover's fan extracting the urine from you know what.:-) owd nick

4:13pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Dave, like any other owners Venkys want to be back in the Prem because that's where all the money is. They've shot themselves in the foot and it's cost them millions and they know it. They're still here though and Bowyer is slowly turning us round. I don't know what the present team cost but we've now got a team which has the potential to challenge in this division.
We've just had a new appointment to the board who has many years experience in football and was head of finance at Everton ( and acting chief executive) who guided them through their own financial problems a few years back.
So things are looking up on the pitch and it seems they are trying to put together a decent board in place but it will take time. Hopefully Venkys are slowly learning from their mistakes.
I'd like to give them the chance to rectify the damage that they have done to the club and to themselves. Why don't you?
What's done is done and we can't do anything about it.
Dave, like any other owners Venkys want to be back in the Prem because that's where all the money is. They've shot themselves in the foot and it's cost them millions and they know it. They're still here though and Bowyer is slowly turning us round. I don't know what the present team cost but we've now got a team which has the potential to challenge in this division. We've just had a new appointment to the board who has many years experience in football and was head of finance at Everton ( and acting chief executive) who guided them through their own financial problems a few years back. So things are looking up on the pitch and it seems they are trying to put together a decent board in place but it will take time. Hopefully Venkys are slowly learning from their mistakes. I'd like to give them the chance to rectify the damage that they have done to the club and to themselves. Why don't you? What's done is done and we can't do anything about it. Harwoodstblue

4:25pm Thu 6 Feb 14

tall in the saddle says...

kenbro wrote:
Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion.
There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority.
There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble.
Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers.
Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.
Turf Moor Tom as he now calls himself, is Rovers fan. How can you not know that?
[quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion. There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority. There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble. Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers. Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.[/p][/quote]Turf Moor Tom as he now calls himself, is Rovers fan. How can you not know that? tall in the saddle

4:31pm Thu 6 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

Just wondered... Could we not send best out on loan to a lower league club? We might only get a fraction of his wages paid, but then it would be the best career ender for someone who has come to the club to free-load off us!! Players don't have a say if we loan them out do they?? I believe Etuhu is injured or we could do the same with him!
Just wondered... Could we not send best out on loan to a lower league club? We might only get a fraction of his wages paid, but then it would be the best career ender for someone who has come to the club to free-load off us!! Players don't have a say if we loan them out do they?? I believe Etuhu is injured or we could do the same with him! ChrisDeBerg

4:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

earwego says...

dangerous dave wrote:
owd nick wrote:
So now we have it in black and white.

Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player.

So it isn't surprising.

I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days.

£1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs.

On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up.

That's scary money to me.

But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course.

Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.
sorry MR Nick - Rovers still have the same cowboys running the club as before - so you've written this season off but looking forwards to the next - and then maybe the next after that because all your going to get with this crowd of 'idiots' in charge is more of the same and lots more freebies and unknowns - but there you go enjoy!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
We all know Venky's have been a disaster on the running of Rovers. But just maybe they have learned and now getting the right advise. Contrary to what some people think,they do not seem to be worried much about the effects of FFP. Is that because they don't understand its implications,or is it they have plans in place for it. Either way,they have backed G.B all the way,he has brought some stability to the club and is building a young hungry team. When certain people post comments on here referring to loans and freebies being brought in,I suggest you look at the latest movement during the transfer window,most players were loans.If its good enough for the other football clubs to deal in loans, its good enough for us.
Some deadwood still to go,but we are on the right track....hopefully.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: So now we have it in black and white. Statler and Waldorf were prattling on about about how he was being pushed out because of his wages a week or so before he went and if you take an average figure of £35k per week that comes to £1,820,000 per annum. for a good but not exceptional player. So it isn't surprising. I don't blame Dann for hanging on, in his position I would do the same but it does show what silly money is required to build a squad of PL players these days. £1.5 million plus per annum for a centre back who has been relegated from the PL with two different clubs. On that basis and ignoring transfer fees and associated costs for the moment any club promoted this season will have to be looking to pay in the region of £60 to 70 million for a basic squad of players just to have a chance of staying up. That's scary money to me. But that said I agree with the comments from rovers fans above, allowing for the fact that Dave hasn't taken his medication yet this morning of course. Rovers now have football people in charge at the club, still a long way to go yet but next season should be an absolute cracker for us.[/p][/quote]sorry MR Nick - Rovers still have the same cowboys running the club as before - so you've written this season off but looking forwards to the next - and then maybe the next after that because all your going to get with this crowd of 'idiots' in charge is more of the same and lots more freebies and unknowns - but there you go enjoy!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]We all know Venky's have been a disaster on the running of Rovers. But just maybe they have learned and now getting the right advise. Contrary to what some people think,they do not seem to be worried much about the effects of FFP. Is that because they don't understand its implications,or is it they have plans in place for it. Either way,they have backed G.B all the way,he has brought some stability to the club and is building a young hungry team. When certain people post comments on here referring to loans and freebies being brought in,I suggest you look at the latest movement during the transfer window,most players were loans.If its good enough for the other football clubs to deal in loans, its good enough for us. Some deadwood still to go,but we are on the right track....hopefully. earwego

4:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

owd nick says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
Just wondered... Could we not send best out on loan to a lower league club? We might only get a fraction of his wages paid, but then it would be the best career ender for someone who has come to the club to free-load off us!! Players don't have a say if we loan them out do they?? I believe Etuhu is injured or we could do the same with him!
I suspect the player (or agent) has the final say and to be honest if he has such a bad attitude here, which apparently is a league below him, what chance he will improve his attitude at a lower league club?

No manager however desperate will risk taking him on, more likely to do more harm than good.

Sadly unless Venky's can weave a financial miracle we are stuck with them both for the duration.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: Just wondered... Could we not send best out on loan to a lower league club? We might only get a fraction of his wages paid, but then it would be the best career ender for someone who has come to the club to free-load off us!! Players don't have a say if we loan them out do they?? I believe Etuhu is injured or we could do the same with him![/p][/quote]I suspect the player (or agent) has the final say and to be honest if he has such a bad attitude here, which apparently is a league below him, what chance he will improve his attitude at a lower league club? No manager however desperate will risk taking him on, more likely to do more harm than good. Sadly unless Venky's can weave a financial miracle we are stuck with them both for the duration. owd nick

6:35pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Chicken.Plucker2 says...

chicken.pluckers wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Etuhu.
4 year contract.
£35,000 a week.
Total cost to Blackburn Rovers £7,280,000.

And you wonder why you are on the verge of financial meltdown.

What a shambles.
Why are you posting using my name you imposter, I go away to watch some Rovers videos....only the ones where they lose you no dads, and there is an imposter on here.
I am the real chicken plucker
[quote][p][bold]chicken.pluckers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.[/p][/quote]Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[/p][/quote]Etuhu. 4 year contract. £35,000 a week. Total cost to Blackburn Rovers £7,280,000. And you wonder why you are on the verge of financial meltdown. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Why are you posting using my name you imposter, I go away to watch some Rovers videos....only the ones where they lose you no dads, and there is an imposter on here. I am the real chicken plucker Chicken.Plucker2

6:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Chicken.Plucker2 says...

Why hs no one replied to me yet? I have pressed refresh several times whilst at the same time trying to think of some witty way in which I can insult you no dad shambles of people who call themselves Shadsworth Rovers fans.
All you lot connected to BRFC are all shambles of no dads in financial melt down.Idiots
Why hs no one replied to me yet? I have pressed refresh several times whilst at the same time trying to think of some witty way in which I can insult you no dad shambles of people who call themselves Shadsworth Rovers fans. All you lot connected to BRFC are all shambles of no dads in financial melt down.Idiots Chicken.Plucker2

8:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

yyy's1 says...

£40,000 for Dann if he played two games a week, why? and wasn't it Roberts and Salgado who had some clause in their contracts so that in the end they couldn't be selected or they would have had to be given either another contract or some bonus payment?
I would like to know which brain dead negotiates such deals..
£40,000 for Dann if he played two games a week, why? and wasn't it Roberts and Salgado who had some clause in their contracts so that in the end they couldn't be selected or they would have had to be given either another contract or some bonus payment? I would like to know which brain dead negotiates such deals.. yyy's1

8:21pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Frisson wrote:
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
And you honestly think Rhodes will still be there come the start of next season?

Maybe you should stop drinking out of nappies, it's clearly upsetting what brain cells are left in your disproportionately sized cranium.
[quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season[/p][/quote]And you honestly think Rhodes will still be there come the start of next season? Maybe you should stop drinking out of nappies, it's clearly upsetting what brain cells are left in your disproportionately sized cranium. Steven Seagull

8:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

kazluvsrovers says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
bu88er!
Why cant they just sack Best?
If I didn't do my job right that would happen to me.
Why should these overpaid, arrogant, useless wastes of space be
allowed to pick up a pay cheque at the end of the week?
They need to start re wording their contracts so if they go on social media sites and slag us off like Best and Judge have then they can get rid.
Their wages could be given to someone who just got on with the job and was proud to play for our club.
On a positive note keep up the good work GB
You have been our Godsend!
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.[/p][/quote]Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[/p][/quote]bu88er![/p][/quote]Why cant they just sack Best? If I didn't do my job right that would happen to me. Why should these overpaid, arrogant, useless wastes of space be allowed to pick up a pay cheque at the end of the week? They need to start re wording their contracts so if they go on social media sites and slag us off like Best and Judge have then they can get rid. Their wages could be given to someone who just got on with the job and was proud to play for our club. On a positive note keep up the good work GB You have been our Godsend! kazluvsrovers

10:08pm Thu 6 Feb 14

RoversNorthEast says...

Shaw you absolute clown...more money for bum kissing trips to India.

Odious little man professional bum kisser

We are staying down because if the venkys gang,how much money they had in from players and sky tv parachute etc all gone in venkys back pockets
Shaw you absolute clown...more money for bum kissing trips to India. Odious little man professional bum kisser We are staying down because if the venkys gang,how much money they had in from players and sky tv parachute etc all gone in venkys back pockets RoversNorthEast

10:10pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

The club is in much better shape now than the last 2 years,we have to be happy at the steady progress from Gary and the board ,,if we can attract a proven centre back with a bit of pace (well may be not ) just a solid C B would be great,we are going in the right direction and we are beginning to gel as the old cliche says,,a win at middlesboro would be nice,
The club is in much better shape now than the last 2 years,we have to be happy at the steady progress from Gary and the board ,,if we can attract a proven centre back with a bit of pace (well may be not ) just a solid C B would be great,we are going in the right direction and we are beginning to gel as the old cliche says,,a win at middlesboro would be nice, noddy57

10:26pm Thu 6 Feb 14

earwego says...

shebby.singhs.w@nk.s
ock
wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Dann is now history, a nearly man with two relegations to his name. Then he jumps ship into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what he wants.
I'm more concerned now with giving Kilgallon a chance to make the position his own and hope that he grabs it with both hands. Just need cover for the center backs and we're getting there.
Funny that with a few word replacements I can make sense of your mongoloid comment....

"Blackburn Rovers are now history, a nearly club with two relegations to their name. Then they jump straight into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what they want. I'm more concerned now with Burnley and their challenge for automatic promotion and I hope they grab the chance with both hands, etc.
" I'm more concerned now with Burnley" So why are you on Rovers pages?
[quote][p][bold]shebby.singhs.w@nk.s ock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Dann is now history, a nearly man with two relegations to his name. Then he jumps ship into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what he wants. I'm more concerned now with giving Kilgallon a chance to make the position his own and hope that he grabs it with both hands. Just need cover for the center backs and we're getting there.[/p][/quote]Funny that with a few word replacements I can make sense of your mongoloid comment.... "Blackburn Rovers are now history, a nearly club with two relegations to their name. Then they jump straight into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what they want. I'm more concerned now with Burnley and their challenge for automatic promotion and I hope they grab the chance with both hands, etc.[/p][/quote]" I'm more concerned now with Burnley" So why are you on Rovers pages? earwego

11:06pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Well done every one today for not replying to you know who!!!
Well done every one today for not replying to you know who!!! Lancs - pensioner

11:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Chicken.Plucker2 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Well done every one today for not replying to you know who!!!
Spoil sport
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Well done every one today for not replying to you know who!!![/p][/quote]Spoil sport Chicken.Plucker2

11:44pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Chicken.Plucker2 says...

shebby.singhs.w@nk.s
ock
wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Dann is now history, a nearly man with two relegations to his name. Then he jumps ship into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what he wants.
I'm more concerned now with giving Kilgallon a chance to make the position his own and hope that he grabs it with both hands. Just need cover for the center backs and we're getting there.
Funny that with a few word replacements I can make sense of your mongoloid comment....

"Blackburn Rovers are now history, a nearly club with two relegations to their name. Then they jump straight into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what they want. I'm more concerned now with Burnley and their challenge for automatic promotion and I hope they grab the chance with both hands, etc.
Ha Ha, brilliant Shebby, I reckon between us (now you are no longer using my highly amusing chicken plucker name) we could out insult these no dads.
We could be the next Cannon and Ball.
I play Cannon and you play Ball.
[quote][p][bold]shebby.singhs.w@nk.s ock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Dann is now history, a nearly man with two relegations to his name. Then he jumps ship into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what he wants. I'm more concerned now with giving Kilgallon a chance to make the position his own and hope that he grabs it with both hands. Just need cover for the center backs and we're getting there.[/p][/quote]Funny that with a few word replacements I can make sense of your mongoloid comment.... "Blackburn Rovers are now history, a nearly club with two relegations to their name. Then they jump straight into another relegation battle. ??? Good luck if that's what they want. I'm more concerned now with Burnley and their challenge for automatic promotion and I hope they grab the chance with both hands, etc.[/p][/quote]Ha Ha, brilliant Shebby, I reckon between us (now you are no longer using my highly amusing chicken plucker name) we could out insult these no dads. We could be the next Cannon and Ball. I play Cannon and you play Ball. Chicken.Plucker2

8:22am Fri 7 Feb 14

shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
Well done every one today for not replying to you know who!!!
Well said, we can do without the likes of this chicken.plucker character spoiling a constructive discussion.
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: Well done every one today for not replying to you know who!!![/p][/quote]Well said, we can do without the likes of this chicken.plucker character spoiling a constructive discussion. shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock

9:28am Fri 7 Feb 14

TurfMoorTom says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
kenbro wrote:
Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion.
There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority.
There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble.
Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers.
Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.
Turf Moor Tom as he now calls himself, is Rovers fan. How can you not know that?
As he now calls himself? I am the one and only TurfMoorTom, never been another. All I can say is I watch the Dingles with enthusiasm and will vociferously comment on our page when the Ginger Potatoe Heads luck runs out and the bubble bursts as it most certainly will. I guess I'm just a cynic and happy that way. There seem to be more 6-fingered folk commenting on here so I feel more at home for now and in the meantime all the best to you lot at Ewood.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion. There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority. There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble. Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers. Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.[/p][/quote]Turf Moor Tom as he now calls himself, is Rovers fan. How can you not know that?[/p][/quote]As he now calls himself? I am the one and only TurfMoorTom, never been another. All I can say is I watch the Dingles with enthusiasm and will vociferously comment on our page when the Ginger Potatoe Heads luck runs out and the bubble bursts as it most certainly will. I guess I'm just a cynic and happy that way. There seem to be more 6-fingered folk commenting on here so I feel more at home for now and in the meantime all the best to you lot at Ewood. TurfMoorTom

9:36am Fri 7 Feb 14

shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
kenbro wrote:
Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion.
There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority.
There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble.
Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers.
Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.
Turf Moor Tom as he now calls himself, is Rovers fan. How can you not know that?
As he now calls himself? I am the one and only TurfMoorTom, never been another. All I can say is I watch the Dingles with enthusiasm and will vociferously comment on our page when the Ginger Potatoe Heads luck runs out and the bubble bursts as it most certainly will. I guess I'm just a cynic and happy that way. There seem to be more 6-fingered folk commenting on here so I feel more at home for now and in the meantime all the best to you lot at Ewood.
no-dad.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kenbro[/bold] wrote: Turf Moor Tom comes on here with realistic, reasonable comments. Rovers respond to him in the same fashion. There are a lot of such supporters on both sides, probably the majority. There are also a minority on both sides that prefer to drag this forum down to a juvenile squabble. Please ignore these forum filling, boring trouble makers. Let us concentrate on football, not on how many fingers someone has, or his relationship with his sister. We have heard these jibes a thousand times. It is getting very old. Some of these folks need to grow up.[/p][/quote]Turf Moor Tom as he now calls himself, is Rovers fan. How can you not know that?[/p][/quote]As he now calls himself? I am the one and only TurfMoorTom, never been another. All I can say is I watch the Dingles with enthusiasm and will vociferously comment on our page when the Ginger Potatoe Heads luck runs out and the bubble bursts as it most certainly will. I guess I'm just a cynic and happy that way. There seem to be more 6-fingered folk commenting on here so I feel more at home for now and in the meantime all the best to you lot at Ewood.[/p][/quote]no-dad. shebby.singhs.w@nk.sock

11:31am Fri 7 Feb 14

Road Runner Road Runner says...

French Rover wrote:
Nothing to complain about regards these latest dealings, and though the current directors have a long way to go before they can come close to matching the experience and expertise of the old JW/TF led board, it does seem like we are supporting a quite well run football club again!

New times, new team, new beginnings and new hopes.
It's heartening Mr.French that is for sure.

Arte et labore
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Nothing to complain about regards these latest dealings, and though the current directors have a long way to go before they can come close to matching the experience and expertise of the old JW/TF led board, it does seem like we are supporting a quite well run football club again! New times, new team, new beginnings and new hopes.[/p][/quote]It's heartening Mr.French that is for sure. Arte et labore Road Runner Road Runner

2:19am Sat 22 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Shaw says, that is how we are trying to re build the football club, the same one Shaw fu in the first place , this guy is a total waster and we are going no where with these no marks pne t'''''''''running the club, t f I do not go since this idiot took over.
Shaw says, that is how we are trying to re build the football club, the same one Shaw fu in the first place , this guy is a total waster and we are going no where with these no marks pne t'''''''''running the club, t f I do not go since this idiot took over. speedie_rovers_legend

2:24am Sat 22 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Truerover85 wrote:
Anyone who is a true Rovers fan has to admit that we are moving in the right direction! The player who have been brought in of late are young, football hungry and are playing for the shirt.

I'm amazed we got Tom Cairny so cheep. He is one of the best players I've seen for Rovers in years. If we can sort out the formation to play him in the middle then I beleive we will be in the premiership in the next 2 seasons!

Keep up the good work Rovers, Rome wasn't built in a day!
You on drugs it is the owners who are still there , remember them do we VENKYS who are still milking the club selling all assets we have, and paying a pittance for a youth team coach who will take us no where , anyway you enjoy I certainly would not give those f from pune the smell of my ..........
[quote][p][bold]Truerover85[/bold] wrote: Anyone who is a true Rovers fan has to admit that we are moving in the right direction! The player who have been brought in of late are young, football hungry and are playing for the shirt. I'm amazed we got Tom Cairny so cheep. He is one of the best players I've seen for Rovers in years. If we can sort out the formation to play him in the middle then I beleive we will be in the premiership in the next 2 seasons! Keep up the good work Rovers, Rome wasn't built in a day![/p][/quote]You on drugs it is the owners who are still there , remember them do we VENKYS who are still milking the club selling all assets we have, and paying a pittance for a youth team coach who will take us no where , anyway you enjoy I certainly would not give those f from pune the smell of my .......... speedie_rovers_legend

2:27am Sat 22 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Frisson wrote:
I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening.

Robinson,
Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr
Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway
Rhodes, Gestede

That will be the team that gets us up next season
And you honestly think Rhodes will still be there come the start of next season?

Maybe you should stop drinking out of nappies, it's clearly upsetting what brain cells are left in your disproportionately sized cranium.
Rhodes take him please take him.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Frisson[/bold] wrote: I cant see us going up this season but next season with the team below I can see it happening. Robinson, Kane, Killgallon, Hanley, Spurr Marshall, Evans, Cairney, Conway Rhodes, Gestede That will be the team that gets us up next season[/p][/quote]And you honestly think Rhodes will still be there come the start of next season? Maybe you should stop drinking out of nappies, it's clearly upsetting what brain cells are left in your disproportionately sized cranium.[/p][/quote]Rhodes take him please take him. speedie_rovers_legend

2:32am Sat 22 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

azza234 wrote:
Venky's do seem to be trying to fix what they caused but they will still get slated by some what ever they do but since they gave GB the post they have backed him le him sign the players he wanted we an still get a spot in the playoffs if we can win a few games in a row.
Another delusional supporter , we have no chance of the play offs while cautious bowyer is there , and the clowns from pune and shaw , remember him, yeah that, s the guy the owners said he doesn't know what he is doing the club is where it is mid table no more no less.
[quote][p][bold]azza234[/bold] wrote: Venky's do seem to be trying to fix what they caused but they will still get slated by some what ever they do but since they gave GB the post they have backed him le him sign the players he wanted we an still get a spot in the playoffs if we can win a few games in a row.[/p][/quote]Another delusional supporter , we have no chance of the play offs while cautious bowyer is there , and the clowns from pune and shaw , remember him, yeah that, s the guy the owners said he doesn't know what he is doing the club is where it is mid table no more no less. speedie_rovers_legend

2:37am Sat 22 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

kazluvsrovers wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry.

Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?
Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer.

with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.
Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
bu88er!
Why cant they just sack Best?
If I didn't do my job right that would happen to me.
Why should these overpaid, arrogant, useless wastes of space be
allowed to pick up a pay cheque at the end of the week?
They need to start re wording their contracts so if they go on social media sites and slag us off like Best and Judge have then they can get rid.
Their wages could be given to someone who just got on with the job and was proud to play for our club.
On a positive note keep up the good work GB
You have been our Godsend!
Players slagging us of is it now, well rightly so imo the way the club is run by shaw could not run a puiab that guy, funny some fans are they not only last year or two they were wanting players to tell us what is going on at this shambles of a club run by idiots from pune the VENKYS, does the truth hurt now that they speak out?
[quote][p][bold]kazluvsrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: A sensible decision when finances are taken into account. A small town club like ours can't sustain those sort of wages at this level of football. If we don't go up, which we won't, then whether we like it or not, Rhodes will have to be sold in the summer, along with anyone else earning over 20k per year. Getting rid of Rhodes will be easy, but getting rid of Etuhu will be a problem, because he's crap, and no one will match his wages. He can simply sit tight and bleed the club dry. Another thing. Has anyone else noticed that since the vermin in India rode into town, that a lot of our transfer dealings seem to be for 'undisclosed fees'?[/p][/quote]Isn't etuhu just on a 2 year deal? if so, we can dump him in the summer. with regards to the non-disclosed fees - think you will find that virtually all transfer fees are "non-disclosed" these days and the footy journos tend to include a number which may, or may not be close to the real number.[/p][/quote]Taken from Wikipedia: On 3 August 2012, Etuhu joined Blackburn Rovers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[/p][/quote]bu88er![/p][/quote]Why cant they just sack Best? If I didn't do my job right that would happen to me. Why should these overpaid, arrogant, useless wastes of space be allowed to pick up a pay cheque at the end of the week? They need to start re wording their contracts so if they go on social media sites and slag us off like Best and Judge have then they can get rid. Their wages could be given to someone who just got on with the job and was proud to play for our club. On a positive note keep up the good work GB You have been our Godsend![/p][/quote]Players slagging us of is it now, well rightly so imo the way the club is run by shaw could not run a puiab that guy, funny some fans are they not only last year or two they were wanting players to tell us what is going on at this shambles of a club run by idiots from pune the VENKYS, does the truth hurt now that they speak out? speedie_rovers_legend

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