Kevin Gallacher column: Lucas Neill can bring crucial experience to Blackburn Rovers

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IF Lucas Neill proves his fitness and he’s happy to wait for a chance then Blackburn might be as well bringing him back until the end of the season.

But it would have to be as cover as it looks like Grant Hanley, as the club’s new captain, looks like being the club’s number one central defender with Matt Kilgallon.

There is still the need for specific cover, though, and Lucas is experienced and he has played there before for Australia.

I know a lot people say never go back to a club but there are a lot of players who have left Blackburn who have not gone on to the dizzy heights.

Lucas has come back, he’s looking for a club, he’s older, he’s wiser and while I know people gave him stick for the way that he left Blackburn, I’m sure the fans enjoyed what he did for them before that and what he achieved.

So I don’t think it will be any skin off Blackburn’s nose if Lucas does come back for a three-month period provided he accepts it will be cover and as long as his wages are right.

He would certainly have a fight to get into the team as Blackburn are defending well.

Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Middlesbrough was their 11th clean sheet of the season.

You could see they had improved defensively even at the start of the season when they had Jake Kean and then Simon Eastwood in goals.

But when you have someone as experienced as Paul Robinson behind you, your confidence is higher.

That’s not to say you don’t have to cover the goalkeeper as much, it’s just that you don’t have to think about covering him as much.

Robbo is an experienced guy and he knows exactly what he’s doing. We might have lost our centre-half and captain in Scott Dann but we have got our goalkeeper back.

Robbo was in great form at Middlesbrough.

If you start with a clean sheet and come back with a clean sheet the least you have got is a point.

As I always say, there are a lot of teams in this league who I think Blackburn can be beating.

But at the end of the day it was a good away point and another clean sheet.

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11:13am Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

Lucas Neill dumped Blackburn Rovers for West Ham. He's since had a kick-about in the UAE, Australia and Japan, a total of 16 games over 3 seasons. To bring back a player so out of touch with the English game and throw him into the pace and physicality of the Championship is asking for trouble.

Bowyer has finally lost the plot...

Please sign him up in time for the derby!
Lucas Neill dumped Blackburn Rovers for West Ham. He's since had a kick-about in the UAE, Australia and Japan, a total of 16 games over 3 seasons. To bring back a player so out of touch with the English game and throw him into the pace and physicality of the Championship is asking for trouble. Bowyer has finally lost the plot... Please sign him up in time for the derby! look.up.blackburn

11:28am Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though. adcr

11:51am Wed 12 Feb 14

owd nick says...

adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved. owd nick

12:02pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions. adcr

12:23pm Wed 12 Feb 14

owd nick says...

adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes. owd nick

12:57pm Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

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

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

1:00pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

Personally I have nothing against Lucas but I would not bring him back either.
It might upset the dynamic of the young team we are building.
That said, if GB thinks he can help the I will go with his judgement , he is doing ok so far...
We have enough people to cover if you look at Spurr , Lowe and Henley.
Personally I have nothing against Lucas but I would not bring him back either. It might upset the dynamic of the young team we are building. That said, if GB thinks he can help the I will go with his judgement , he is doing ok so far... We have enough people to cover if you look at Spurr , Lowe and Henley. Wild Rover

1:04pm Wed 12 Feb 14

john byrom says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
Lucas Neill dumped Blackburn Rovers for West Ham. He's since had a kick-about in the UAE, Australia and Japan, a total of 16 games over 3 seasons. To bring back a player so out of touch with the English game and throw him into the pace and physicality of the Championship is asking for trouble.

Bowyer has finally lost the plot...

Please sign him up in time for the derby!
Have you still not got a job you SCROUNGER
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: Lucas Neill dumped Blackburn Rovers for West Ham. He's since had a kick-about in the UAE, Australia and Japan, a total of 16 games over 3 seasons. To bring back a player so out of touch with the English game and throw him into the pace and physicality of the Championship is asking for trouble. Bowyer has finally lost the plot... Please sign him up in time for the derby![/p][/quote]Have you still not got a job you SCROUNGER john byrom

1:06pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

Shebby CANNOT return to the UK and unless he has developed taste for porridge he would be well advised to stay away
Nuff said
Shebby CANNOT return to the UK and unless he has developed taste for porridge he would be well advised to stay away Nuff said Wild Rover

1:11pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot. adcr

1:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Not sure about this one, not sure if Lucas would be happy to be there as cover only and would be pushing to get back in team at the expense of someone else. His pace would be a big worry and giving penalties away another. Plus he may want a lot of money for little input and we are supposed to be building a young team and not filling it with old washed out players like we have done in the past.
Not sure about this one, not sure if Lucas would be happy to be there as cover only and would be pushing to get back in team at the expense of someone else. His pace would be a big worry and giving penalties away another. Plus he may want a lot of money for little input and we are supposed to be building a young team and not filling it with old washed out players like we have done in the past. A Rover 45 years and over

1:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles. look.up.blackburn

1:31pm Wed 12 Feb 14

BRFC75 says...

Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill.

If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .
Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill. If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them . BRFC75

1:37pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill.

If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .
Probably here's £40k a week and a three year deal.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill. If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .[/p][/quote]Probably here's £40k a week and a three year deal. Champagne plus charlie

1:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

eddyo says...

He is 36 not 56. If you have kept fit all your life you can still play centre back because you use your nous.
*
A 36 year old dingle on the other hand looks like 5hit - as they have for the previous 35 years.
He is 36 not 56. If you have kept fit all your life you can still play centre back because you use your nous. * A 36 year old dingle on the other hand looks like 5hit - as they have for the previous 35 years. eddyo

1:47pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Is Eckersley playing? says...

Scraping a rotten apple from the bottom of the barrel - will appeal to the Venkys.
Scraping a rotten apple from the bottom of the barrel - will appeal to the Venkys. Is Eckersley playing?

1:58pm Wed 12 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill.

If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .
yes soft touch Blackburn with the second rate Bowyer filling the benches with also rans - Neill just looking after his own interests - no one else wants him after swanning around asia etc etc - soft touch Bowyer yet again scraping the barrel as he did with signing Dabo - only made two appearances for his previous team and to all accounts just another squad player from ranks even lower than the Championship - but just what weve come to expect at Ewood.
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill. If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .[/p][/quote]yes soft touch Blackburn with the second rate Bowyer filling the benches with also rans - Neill just looking after his own interests - no one else wants him after swanning around asia etc etc - soft touch Bowyer yet again scraping the barrel as he did with signing Dabo - only made two appearances for his previous team and to all accounts just another squad player from ranks even lower than the Championship - but just what weve come to expect at Ewood. OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

3:20pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o) adcr

3:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

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

Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend.

Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up.

Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go?

We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with Gaz in charge you are clearly destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend. Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up. Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go? We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too adcr

3:28pm Wed 12 Feb 14

stick to football says...

Thank goodness the fans do not manage Rovers - it serems nothing will please some people.

Players learn from the experience of the older players and if they dont they dont last that long.

Football is more than running it is about reading the game - encouraging the team ethos - like it or o Burnley defend front the front two - sometimes out=r midfield exposes the back four but hopefully we will learn.

Sorry but I would trust Keven Gs opinion over the fans
Thank goodness the fans do not manage Rovers - it serems nothing will please some people. Players learn from the experience of the older players and if they dont they dont last that long. Football is more than running it is about reading the game - encouraging the team ethos - like it or o Burnley defend front the front two - sometimes out=r midfield exposes the back four but hopefully we will learn. Sorry but I would trust Keven Gs opinion over the fans stick to football

3:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

stick to football wrote:
Thank goodness the fans do not manage Rovers - it serems nothing will please some people.

Players learn from the experience of the older players and if they dont they dont last that long.

Football is more than running it is about reading the game - encouraging the team ethos - like it or o Burnley defend front the front two - sometimes out=r midfield exposes the back four but hopefully we will learn.

Sorry but I would trust Keven Gs opinion over the fans
Can I ask why do players retire? I would suggest that they aren't as quick as they need to be. I think the saying in football is his legs have gone. I agree experience is a great thing to have and players who have lost their pace can reinvent themselves, but you can only afford to lose so much speed before you are a liability to your team.
[quote][p][bold]stick to football[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness the fans do not manage Rovers - it serems nothing will please some people. Players learn from the experience of the older players and if they dont they dont last that long. Football is more than running it is about reading the game - encouraging the team ethos - like it or o Burnley defend front the front two - sometimes out=r midfield exposes the back four but hopefully we will learn. Sorry but I would trust Keven Gs opinion over the fans[/p][/quote]Can I ask why do players retire? I would suggest that they aren't as quick as they need to be. I think the saying in football is his legs have gone. I agree experience is a great thing to have and players who have lost their pace can reinvent themselves, but you can only afford to lose so much speed before you are a liability to your team. adcr

3:41pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

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

Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend.

Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up.

Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go?

We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too
PMSL - really? You think that bib and cone man will take Blackburn to the Premier League?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-)

That is potentially the funniest thing I have ever read on here, brilliant sense of humour you have acdr.

Speaking of sneaky bids for players, it is well documented that Rhodes wants to play in the Premier League - watch this space for when the mighty Clarets get promoted. £3 million will probably do the trick with your owners papping themselves about the onset of the FFP.

Now THAT would be even funnier.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with Gaz in charge you are clearly destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend. Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up. Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go? We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too[/p][/quote]PMSL - really? You think that bib and cone man will take Blackburn to the Premier League? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-) That is potentially the funniest thing I have ever read on here, brilliant sense of humour you have acdr. Speaking of sneaky bids for players, it is well documented that Rhodes wants to play in the Premier League - watch this space for when the mighty Clarets get promoted. £3 million will probably do the trick with your owners papping themselves about the onset of the FFP. Now THAT would be even funnier. Champagne plus charlie

3:56pm Wed 12 Feb 14

owd nick says...

BRFC75 wrote:
Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill.

If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .
I was running marathons in just over 3 hours when I was 50, I was also capable of cycling 100 miles in less than 5 hours, it's all about will to perform and how you prepare for it that matters.

Age doesn't matter until your legs fall off! lol.

Also Shearer and Sutton have been out of the game for some time, Neill hasn't.

If GB is interested it will only be until the end of the season with the most likely option being one of pay as you play.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill. If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .[/p][/quote]I was running marathons in just over 3 hours when I was 50, I was also capable of cycling 100 miles in less than 5 hours, it's all about will to perform and how you prepare for it that matters. Age doesn't matter until your legs fall off! lol. Also Shearer and Sutton have been out of the game for some time, Neill hasn't. If GB is interested it will only be until the end of the season with the most likely option being one of pay as you play. owd nick

4:06pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

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

Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend.

Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up.

Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go?

We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too
PMSL - really? You think that bib and cone man will take Blackburn to the Premier League?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-)

That is potentially the funniest thing I have ever read on here, brilliant sense of humour you have acdr.

Speaking of sneaky bids for players, it is well documented that Rhodes wants to play in the Premier League - watch this space for when the mighty Clarets get promoted. £3 million will probably do the trick with your owners papping themselves about the onset of the FFP.

Now THAT would be even funnier.
There seems to be a lot of laughter coming from your side of east lancs this season. I am having a crystal ball moment and I am going to predict that the laughter will suddenly stop come the seasons end. As I have said before we all start from scratch next season ;o). Oh, and it will be a completely different story next season too, when what you call the bib and cone man finishes his rebuilding job.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with Gaz in charge you are clearly destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend. Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up. Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go? We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too[/p][/quote]PMSL - really? You think that bib and cone man will take Blackburn to the Premier League? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-) That is potentially the funniest thing I have ever read on here, brilliant sense of humour you have acdr. Speaking of sneaky bids for players, it is well documented that Rhodes wants to play in the Premier League - watch this space for when the mighty Clarets get promoted. £3 million will probably do the trick with your owners papping themselves about the onset of the FFP. Now THAT would be even funnier.[/p][/quote]There seems to be a lot of laughter coming from your side of east lancs this season. I am having a crystal ball moment and I am going to predict that the laughter will suddenly stop come the seasons end. As I have said before we all start from scratch next season ;o). Oh, and it will be a completely different story next season too, when what you call the bib and cone man finishes his rebuilding job. adcr

4:06pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Stretch_22 says...

What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...
What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do... Stretch_22

4:15pm Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it. look.up.blackburn

4:28pm Wed 12 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
My my, we have had a busy day trolling, even for your barrel scraping standards.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.[/p][/quote]My my, we have had a busy day trolling, even for your barrel scraping standards. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

4:44pm Wed 12 Feb 14

McClaret says...

adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th.
Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case.
I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season.
Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th. Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case. I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season. Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun.......... McClaret

4:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

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

Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.
You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend.

Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up.

Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go?

We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too
PMSL - really? You think that bib and cone man will take Blackburn to the Premier League?

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-)

That is potentially the funniest thing I have ever read on here, brilliant sense of humour you have acdr.

Speaking of sneaky bids for players, it is well documented that Rhodes wants to play in the Premier League - watch this space for when the mighty Clarets get promoted. £3 million will probably do the trick with your owners papping themselves about the onset of the FFP.

Now THAT would be even funnier.
There seems to be a lot of laughter coming from your side of east lancs this season. I am having a crystal ball moment and I am going to predict that the laughter will suddenly stop come the seasons end. As I have said before we all start from scratch next season ;o). Oh, and it will be a completely different story next season too, when what you call the bib and cone man finishes his rebuilding job.
Two straight defeats and you deluded fickle 'supporters' will be calling for his head anyway.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: When are you simpletons going to learn, Gary Bowyer is not a manager, he is not an assistant manager, he is not a first team coach. He IS a youth team coach and nothing more. So why don't you stop kidding yourselves, send him back in with the youth team and recruit yourselves a decent manager, or a manager of any kind, because with Gaz in charge you are clearly destined for mid-table obscurity and nothing more. Dare I suggest Venky's might consider giving Shebby Singh a shot at the job? If recent reports are to be believed Singh, who is still officially employed by Blackburn Rovers to the tune of £800,000 a year, has been obtaining his UEFA coaching badges whilst on an extended leave of absence. Let's face it he couldn't do much worse than Bowyer.[/p][/quote]You always know when you have a good manager as your rivals want him out. He is going nowhere but the Premier League with us my friend. Whereas Dyche will no doubt be poached at the end of the season when you don't go up. Don't mean to be so unkind but why wouldn't he go? We might even put in a sneaky bid for Ings next year too[/p][/quote]PMSL - really? You think that bib and cone man will take Blackburn to the Premier League? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha :-) That is potentially the funniest thing I have ever read on here, brilliant sense of humour you have acdr. Speaking of sneaky bids for players, it is well documented that Rhodes wants to play in the Premier League - watch this space for when the mighty Clarets get promoted. £3 million will probably do the trick with your owners papping themselves about the onset of the FFP. Now THAT would be even funnier.[/p][/quote]There seems to be a lot of laughter coming from your side of east lancs this season. I am having a crystal ball moment and I am going to predict that the laughter will suddenly stop come the seasons end. As I have said before we all start from scratch next season ;o). Oh, and it will be a completely different story next season too, when what you call the bib and cone man finishes his rebuilding job.[/p][/quote]Two straight defeats and you deluded fickle 'supporters' will be calling for his head anyway. Champagne plus charlie

4:48pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end.

You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless.

This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better.

It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players.

Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.[/p][/quote]Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end. You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless. This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better. It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players. Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots adcr

5:02pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end.

You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless.

This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better.

It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players.

Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots
I will personally pay every Blackburn fan on this website ten English pounds if Blackburn have four players in the Championship team of the year.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.[/p][/quote]Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end. You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless. This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better. It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players. Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots[/p][/quote]I will personally pay every Blackburn fan on this website ten English pounds if Blackburn have four players in the Championship team of the year. Champagne plus charlie

5:03pm Wed 12 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

McClaret wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th.
Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case.
I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season.
Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........
Our cup final?

Playing Blackburn Rovers is what Burnley exist for. It's your lives. It makes you what you are.

The proof is all over this website.......
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th. Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case. I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season. Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........[/p][/quote]Our cup final? Playing Blackburn Rovers is what Burnley exist for. It's your lives. It makes you what you are. The proof is all over this website....... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

5:05pm Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end.

You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless.

This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better.

It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players.

Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots
A tad far fetched perhaps given that 3 good teams will be dropping down into the Championship with Premier League squads and the enhanced parachute payments available, I think they total is now £60 million over 4 years as opposed to £48. Next season will be just as competitive in the Championship if not more so. Blackburn appear to be somewhat off the pace this season but you never know. I do think Rhodes will leave and without him you will have a big hole to fill. The major concern has to be financially and whether Venky's continue to fund a loss making business.

As for Dunn, he was finished a few years back and only got himself out of bed to play against Burnley. He always put a performance in but I think our current team would show him up.

We don't expect the win, we don't expect to win any game, that's not the way Dyche motivates the team. The difference this time around is that we know we are good enough for the win.

And if Robinson plays for England again I'll mount Mrs Desai.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.[/p][/quote]Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end. You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless. This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better. It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players. Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots[/p][/quote]A tad far fetched perhaps given that 3 good teams will be dropping down into the Championship with Premier League squads and the enhanced parachute payments available, I think they total is now £60 million over 4 years as opposed to £48. Next season will be just as competitive in the Championship if not more so. Blackburn appear to be somewhat off the pace this season but you never know. I do think Rhodes will leave and without him you will have a big hole to fill. The major concern has to be financially and whether Venky's continue to fund a loss making business. As for Dunn, he was finished a few years back and only got himself out of bed to play against Burnley. He always put a performance in but I think our current team would show him up. We don't expect the win, we don't expect to win any game, that's not the way Dyche motivates the team. The difference this time around is that we know we are good enough for the win. And if Robinson plays for England again I'll mount Mrs Desai. look.up.blackburn

5:07pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

McClaret wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th.
Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case.
I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season.
Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........
McClaret this is a far more important game than a mere cup final. It is the day when a team that has had a mediocre season become legends. I can't think of a more critical derby game. It's funny how we can keep producing players that scare the life out of you lot, add to this list in the near future Connor Mahoney (another local lad).

Whoever we play at fullback will probably struggle against your lot, as this appears to be one of our problem positions this year. Doesn't really matter if its Neill, Henley or Kane. If we can handle your pace we should be okay though imo.

I
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th. Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case. I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season. Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........[/p][/quote]McClaret this is a far more important game than a mere cup final. It is the day when a team that has had a mediocre season become legends. I can't think of a more critical derby game. It's funny how we can keep producing players that scare the life out of you lot, add to this list in the near future Connor Mahoney (another local lad). Whoever we play at fullback will probably struggle against your lot, as this appears to be one of our problem positions this year. Doesn't really matter if its Neill, Henley or Kane. If we can handle your pace we should be okay though imo. I adcr

5:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end.

You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless.

This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better.

It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players.

Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots
A tad far fetched perhaps given that 3 good teams will be dropping down into the Championship with Premier League squads and the enhanced parachute payments available, I think they total is now £60 million over 4 years as opposed to £48. Next season will be just as competitive in the Championship if not more so. Blackburn appear to be somewhat off the pace this season but you never know. I do think Rhodes will leave and without him you will have a big hole to fill. The major concern has to be financially and whether Venky's continue to fund a loss making business.

As for Dunn, he was finished a few years back and only got himself out of bed to play against Burnley. He always put a performance in but I think our current team would show him up.

We don't expect the win, we don't expect to win any game, that's not the way Dyche motivates the team. The difference this time around is that we know we are good enough for the win.

And if Robinson plays for England again I'll mount Mrs Desai.
Er, this year the top five teams contain one relegated team, so it can be done.

You may have to start greasing up pal, as sky have put out a story that Robinson is being looked at by the England set-up - I accept though it is prob as back up, but an injury and he could yet play.

Don't know if Rhodes will leave or not, but there is no chance of him going if we fail the fair play rules. And even if he did go I think we would spend all or most of the £10 million+ plus on new players.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.[/p][/quote]Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end. You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless. This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better. It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players. Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots[/p][/quote]A tad far fetched perhaps given that 3 good teams will be dropping down into the Championship with Premier League squads and the enhanced parachute payments available, I think they total is now £60 million over 4 years as opposed to £48. Next season will be just as competitive in the Championship if not more so. Blackburn appear to be somewhat off the pace this season but you never know. I do think Rhodes will leave and without him you will have a big hole to fill. The major concern has to be financially and whether Venky's continue to fund a loss making business. As for Dunn, he was finished a few years back and only got himself out of bed to play against Burnley. He always put a performance in but I think our current team would show him up. We don't expect the win, we don't expect to win any game, that's not the way Dyche motivates the team. The difference this time around is that we know we are good enough for the win. And if Robinson plays for England again I'll mount Mrs Desai.[/p][/quote]Er, this year the top five teams contain one relegated team, so it can be done. You may have to start greasing up pal, as sky have put out a story that Robinson is being looked at by the England set-up - I accept though it is prob as back up, but an injury and he could yet play. Don't know if Rhodes will leave or not, but there is no chance of him going if we fail the fair play rules. And even if he did go I think we would spend all or most of the £10 million+ plus on new players. adcr

5:38pm Wed 12 Feb 14

adcr says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf.

And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.
You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in.

Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up.

Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)
Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward.

Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour.

But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us.

An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue.

Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.
Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end.

You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless.

This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better.

It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players.

Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots
I will personally pay every Blackburn fan on this website ten English pounds if Blackburn have four players in the Championship team of the year.
You can show your bum to the queen for me. pal.

Rhodes -will be there or there abouts

Cairney - can't think of a better midfielder in this league

Hanley- Plays for Scotland is our team captain and more importantly we have I think the third most clean sheets this season in this league, despite our goalkeeper Kean making loads of errors early this season

Robinson - only just come back from injury, but has been inspired, so good that the England set-up is looking at him.

I agree that it is unlikely they will all make the final list, but they are all very strong candidates.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Except when he sh!t out like last time eh. What a coward. Forever remembered as the player who was too scared to turn out at the Turf. And if he was scared last time we played then you can be sure he'll pass up the chance of playing this time, you can expect a re-occurrence of his hamstring, or knee, or thigh injury and his "disappointment" at not being able to play. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]You sound like you fear dunny. I remember last season when we were woeful, and you still couldn't beat us. I still chuckle now about his late equilizer. If I had known the cameraman on duty that game, I would have tipped him a few quid to zoom the camera in and capture every expression on dingle faces when that ball was smashed in. Come to think of it I have chuckled far too many times to remember when we have played you in my lifetime. But I promise not to chuckle when we next play you because I will be hysterical when we stop you going up. Remember next season we all start from scratch ;o)[/p][/quote]Once of a day I suppose many of us did. But he's long since past it and that's why I believe he chooses to sit these games out. He wants to retire being able to say he never lost a derby game against Burnley. That's why you wont see him in the starting line up next month. Nothing but a coward. Your luck in recent games has been borderline ridiculous, we have battered you off the park and yet you have scraped an undeserved draw three times against us. We have seen your players diving to earn unfair penalties, our attackers hacked down when clean through to score and win the game, a 97th minute offside equaliser, and no end of lucky refereeing decisions go in your favour. But all things even themselves out and I believe that your derby day luck has run out at the worst possible time. We are stronger than you in every area of the pitch, perhaps you would have an argument that Rhodes is a better finisher than Sam Vokes but then Rhodes has decided to stop scoring goals and Sam is now only one behind him having scored his 15th last night. In all other area's I don't think you can match us. An early goal for Burnley could well open the floodgates and see the home support slinking off early in the second half as Ewood Park once again turns Claret and Blue. Just the one record left to be smashed this season, and that will go n the 9th of March. And you know it.[/p][/quote]Dunn finished, crikey come the season end he will be up for goal of the season with at least two entries. On his day he is still a class act. I accept though his time is coming to an end. You could equally say that you have had your chances, and couldn't put us to the sword. Now could be our turn to dominate a derby. If that happens we won't be gullible, foolish or weak, we will be ruthless. This in my opinion is your big chance, I have to admit I have never seen (since the early 1980s) a Burnley team this good, and if we don't turn up on the day you could indeed beat us. But, what is in our favour is the fact that you all expect to come to Ewood and thrash us. That could and perhaps will be a big mistake. A lot of our fans have thought this season a big improvement on last season, but also feel frustrated because it should have been so much better. It wouldn't surprise me if come the end of the season we find that Blackburn have at least 3 players and maybe 4 players in the Championship representative team. For a team that may finish midtable that is unprecedented. Besides Rhodes there has been Cairney and Hanley and unbelievably there is talk of Robinson getting an England recall. There you go three or four top players. Call it arrogance but I fully expect to be challenging for the top two positions next year when Bowyer sorts out our weak spots[/p][/quote]I will personally pay every Blackburn fan on this website ten English pounds if Blackburn have four players in the Championship team of the year.[/p][/quote]You can show your bum to the queen for me. pal. Rhodes -will be there or there abouts Cairney - can't think of a better midfielder in this league Hanley- Plays for Scotland is our team captain and more importantly we have I think the third most clean sheets this season in this league, despite our goalkeeper Kean making loads of errors early this season Robinson - only just come back from injury, but has been inspired, so good that the England set-up is looking at him. I agree that it is unlikely they will all make the final list, but they are all very strong candidates. adcr

6:25pm Wed 12 Feb 14

baldie says...

dangerous dave wrote:
BRFC75 wrote:
Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill.

If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .
yes soft touch Blackburn with the second rate Bowyer filling the benches with also rans - Neill just looking after his own interests - no one else wants him after swanning around asia etc etc - soft touch Bowyer yet again scraping the barrel as he did with signing Dabo - only made two appearances for his previous team and to all accounts just another squad player from ranks even lower than the Championship - but just what weve come to expect at Ewood.
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
So Gally says on Radio Lancs that we played poorly and you're all over it without once questioning his judgement.
What happened this time Dave?
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC75[/bold] wrote: Lucas Neill will be 36 in three weeks , , Chris Sutton is three years older than Neill, ,and Shearer is also only three years older then Neill. If Sheater and Sutton arrived back to simply "train" at Rovers , would we ask why are you here ? And if the answer was " to get in the into the English world cup squad". what would the answer we would give them .[/p][/quote]yes soft touch Blackburn with the second rate Bowyer filling the benches with also rans - Neill just looking after his own interests - no one else wants him after swanning around asia etc etc - soft touch Bowyer yet again scraping the barrel as he did with signing Dabo - only made two appearances for his previous team and to all accounts just another squad player from ranks even lower than the Championship - but just what weve come to expect at Ewood. OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]So Gally says on Radio Lancs that we played poorly and you're all over it without once questioning his judgement. What happened this time Dave? baldie

8:55pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

...Ewood Park turns Claret and Blue once again....ffs Baldric, in all your plethora of outlandish, outrageous, out of this world and downright barmy statements this is your absolute record breaker
You really need to lay of the glue/ waccy baccy/ booze/ mushrooms ( delete as appropiate or not )
...Ewood Park turns Claret and Blue once again....ffs Baldric, in all your plethora of outlandish, outrageous, out of this world and downright barmy statements this is your absolute record breaker You really need to lay of the glue/ waccy baccy/ booze/ mushrooms ( delete as appropiate or not ) Wild Rover

9:17pm Wed 12 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

Stretch_22 wrote:
What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...
Type more quickly whilst picking ones' nose?
[quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...[/p][/quote]Type more quickly whilst picking ones' nose? RobH2O

9:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

Stretch_22 wrote:
What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...
Those extra digits do come in handy on the odd occasion... ask yer mam.
[quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...[/p][/quote]Those extra digits do come in handy on the odd occasion... ask yer mam. look.up.blackburn.

10:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

burnleys gonna get yer says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...
Those extra digits do come in handy on the odd occasion... ask yer mam.
r8 mate theres a load of us goin in chicken costumes to emptywood for the darby game if u fancy it.we meetin at miners bout holf 9 for a sesh before we wreck em.my m8 bullface is gonna try and get on roof to celibrate 31 year since we last got on roof but he said its higher now,as it been done up or somat hes menkal so will do it anyway unless old bill nick him again for eatin a can of stella which was proper funny
lets ave it UTC
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...[/p][/quote]Those extra digits do come in handy on the odd occasion... ask yer mam.[/p][/quote]r8 mate theres a load of us goin in chicken costumes to emptywood for the darby game if u fancy it.we meetin at miners bout holf 9 for a sesh before we wreck em.my m8 bullface is gonna try and get on roof to celibrate 31 year since we last got on roof but he said its higher now,as it been done up or somat hes menkal so will do it anyway unless old bill nick him again for eatin a can of stella which was proper funny lets ave it UTC burnleys gonna get yer

11:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

owd nick says...

McClaret wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.
His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless.

As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down.

The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.
Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered.

Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.
We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times.

For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players);

Robinson
Hanley
Kilgallon
Evans
Cairney
Gestede

Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger.

Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.
We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.
Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th.
Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case.
I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season.
Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........
Wherever do you get the cup final thing from?

To me it's just another game, albeit a derby, I may be wrong but I think that the last time I saw you beat us was when Andy Lockhead scored two great headers in the Darwen end many moons ago.

If you and the rest of your clown identities didn't post on Rovers threads most Rovers fans wouldn't even notice your existence. I have no interest in your pathetic little club apart from the fact we have to play you every now and then.

The difference is "Charlie" lol, that win, draw or lose that match I will be on here as soon as I can voicing my thoughts and opinions on the game, and if Burnley win and I feel they deserved to I will say so.

But if Burnley lose we won't see your or the rest of your troll identities for dust.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: Our young full backs have been done for pace recently, so I don't what opposing teams would do to Lucas Neill. Maybe he could be used for emergency cover at centre-half, but I still would need convincing that he is the right man. Even in his prime Neill gave away lots of penalties, and I think his lack of pace may lead to him diving in recklessly. I will trust Bowyer's judgement on this one; I would have hoped that we could have done better though.[/p][/quote]His lack of pace was exposed at an higher level and to be honest I wouldn't expect him to be a first choice anyway, his experience however is priceless. As we are getting our midfield sorted out I would consider moving Lowe to right back, he's played there before in the PL and early last season and despite his detractors he rarely lets us down. The main problem down that side since Marshall was injured is the lack of cover for the full back, again with Evans on his way back that issue may be resolved.[/p][/quote]Yes, maybe. I remember Salgado getting taken apart by Spurs, and I thought his legs have gone, why did we buy him. But to be fair to Salgado he turned out to be a good un - everything considered. Yes, I agree that it might be a good idea to try Lowe at right back and have Evan and Cairney as the central pairing. But wait a minute what about Dabo maybe we could have Cairney and Dabo in the middle and this would free up Corry to play whereever he was needed that particular week. I like Corry and he is the kind of player who could play in several positions.[/p][/quote]We have missed Evans, no doubt, and our problem has been midfield all season because every time we get going we lose someone to injury, I suspect that's why GB relies on Williamson so much and has such a defensive approach at times. For me the "spine" of the side should be (from currently fit players); Robinson Hanley Kilgallon Evans Cairney Gestede Then Spurr at left back, Rhodes just off Gestede, Lowe at right back, Conway then A.N.Other, preferably a right sided midfield - winger. Haven't included Dabo because I haven't seen him yet, although he did appear to have some good touches in the warm ups last week, Varney can play that roll, I've seen him do it for Leeds on many occasions, then of course there is Dunny the dingle slayer for 60 odd minutes.[/p][/quote]We've got to find a place for Dunny when we play the dingles, even if it is just coming off the bench. He reminds me of Garner the way he always saves his best for games against that lot.[/p][/quote]Must be disappointing to only have your cup final to look forward to. For us every game has significant importance starting on Saturday. For you it is all about March 9th. Wind the clock back a few years and it is incredible to think that would be the case. I too hope Dunny plays in that game as I can see a good part of it passing him by, mind you he can always goal hang in an offside position as was permissible last season. Would love to see Neill up against Ings, now that would be fun..........[/p][/quote]Wherever do you get the cup final thing from? To me it's just another game, albeit a derby, I may be wrong but I think that the last time I saw you beat us was when Andy Lockhead scored two great headers in the Darwen end many moons ago. If you and the rest of your clown identities didn't post on Rovers threads most Rovers fans wouldn't even notice your existence. I have no interest in your pathetic little club apart from the fact we have to play you every now and then. The difference is "Charlie" lol, that win, draw or lose that match I will be on here as soon as I can voicing my thoughts and opinions on the game, and if Burnley win and I feel they deserved to I will say so. But if Burnley lose we won't see your or the rest of your troll identities for dust. owd nick

12:13am Thu 13 Feb 14

gaylegarnerkennedy says...

burnleys gonna get yer wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...
Those extra digits do come in handy on the odd occasion... ask yer mam.
r8 mate theres a load of us goin in chicken costumes to emptywood for the darby game if u fancy it.we meetin at miners bout holf 9 for a sesh before we wreck em.my m8 bullface is gonna try and get on roof to celibrate 31 year since we last got on roof but he said its higher now,as it been done up or somat hes menkal so will do it anyway unless old bill nick him again for eatin a can of stella which was proper funny
lets ave it UTC
bring it on you dingle moron
[quote][p][bold]burnleys gonna get yer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: What would be funny would be the Dingles **** off to their own page and stop trolling. Fair play though, when your spunking off the system claiming disability for having 12 fingers, there is not much else you can do...[/p][/quote]Those extra digits do come in handy on the odd occasion... ask yer mam.[/p][/quote]r8 mate theres a load of us goin in chicken costumes to emptywood for the darby game if u fancy it.we meetin at miners bout holf 9 for a sesh before we wreck em.my m8 bullface is gonna try and get on roof to celibrate 31 year since we last got on roof but he said its higher now,as it been done up or somat hes menkal so will do it anyway unless old bill nick him again for eatin a can of stella which was proper funny lets ave it UTC[/p][/quote]bring it on you dingle moron gaylegarnerkennedy

12:27am Thu 13 Feb 14

gaylegarnerkennedy says...

35 years
35 years gaylegarnerkennedy

9:59am Thu 13 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

gaylegarnerkennedy wrote:
35 years
GayLegwarmerKennedy,


What's your point?
[quote][p][bold]gaylegarnerkennedy[/bold] wrote: 35 years[/p][/quote]GayLegwarmerKennedy, What's your point? look.up.blackburn

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