Full-time: Reading 0 Blackburn Rovers 1

This Is Lancashire: Full-time: Reading 0 Blackburn Rovers 1 Full-time: Reading 0 Blackburn Rovers 1

A FIRST goal for the club from full debutant Craig Conway earned Rovers a vital victory which moved them up to ninth in the Championship and within four points of the play-offs and their sixth-placed opponents.

Conway, an arrival on the final day of the January transfer window from Cardiff City, put the finishing touch to a rapid breakaway in the 36th minute to earn Gary Bowyer’s side a deserved and huge win.

In-form Reading, unchanged for the eighth match running, created the first chance of a tight first half five minutes in.

On a difficult pitch Tommy Spurr lost possession on the left touchline to Pavel Pogrebnyak.

The Russian striker raced forward before playing the ball out wide to the right and to Jobi McAnuff, who cut inside only to side-foot tamely at Paul Robinson.

Rovers had more of the ball in the opening stages but it was not until the 26th minute that they threatened the Royals’ goal as Rudy Gestede showed strength to hold off his marker before firing wide from 22 yards.

Ten minutes later, however, they were in front thanks to their new Scottish winger.

The goal came from a Jordan Obita free kick at the other end of the field that was blocked by the Rovers wall and then cleared.

McAnuff raced back in an attempt to win back possession but his back header was under hit and that enabled Jason Lowe to play the ball into the path of Rhodes.

The striker spotted Conway on his outside but just as he was about to pass, he was challenged by Kaspars Gorkss.

The ball, however, still found its way to the marauding Conway who took a touch before unleashing a left-footed shot that was heading toward the far corner before it hit the hapless McAnuff and deflected past Alex McCarthy.

Reading, chasing their sixth win in eight games, were rocking and McCarthy was forced into a fantastic flying stop after Rhodes spun and sent in a superbly struck half-volley from 20 yards.

McCarthy then made an easier save from Rhodes, the Rovers top scorer’s flicked header from a Conway cross going straight into the hands of the Royals goalkeeper, before Robinson turned a cross-shot from Obita around his post at the other end.

The visitors, who lost Tom Cairney to an ankle injury which will require a scan on Monday, started strongly after the restart too.

The recalled Lee Williamson showed strength and skill to play in Conway, who waited patiently for the overlap from Tommy Spurr.

The left-back’s side-footed low cross was a good one but neither Rhodes nor Gestede gambled.

Nigel Adkins responded by making a triple substitution.

And the Reading boss was nearly rewarded when one of his replacements – Royston Drenthe – dragged wide after a cross from Obita was allowed to make its way to the back post.

The hosts were turning up the pressure and they had an appeal for a penalty turned down after Matt Kilgallon seemingly handled the ball on the ground in the box.

Rovers, though, nearly doubled their advantage in the 73rd minute when Conway’s 20-yard free kick, awarded after Danny Guthrie’s late lunge on Cairney’s replacement Chris Taylor, curled inches past the post.

Moments later former Real Madrid and Everton winger Drenthe blasted a 20-yard effort on to the roof of the net after he cut inside on to his right foot.

As well as the five second-half substitutions there were a number of stoppages, leading to a nerve-jangling nine minutes to be added on at the end of normal time.

Resilient Rovers, however, refused to be beaten, despite the referee adding a further two minutes.

Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Gorkss, Pearce, Obita, McCleary (Drenthe 63), Akpan (Guthrie 63), Williams, McAnuff, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak (Robson-Kanu 63). Subs not used: Federici, Kelly, Blackman, Hector.

Booked: McAnuff, Obita, Guthrie.

Rovers: Robinson, Henley, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney (Taylor 59), Lowe, Williamson, Conway, Rhodes, Gestede (Varney 78). Subs not used: Eastwood, Kane, Dunn, Olsson, Evans.

Booked: Lowe, Varney, Williamson, Taylor.

Goal: Conway 36.

Referee: Graham Scott.

Attendance: 18,858 (854 away).

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5:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

cboyer says...

fantastic result we do seam a lot better at the back lately
fantastic result we do seam a lot better at the back lately cboyer

6:00pm Sat 22 Feb 14

adcr says...

cboyer wrote:
fantastic result we do seam a lot better at the back lately
I think Hanley playing on his natural side gives us more balance, and Robinson deserves a mention too. Since he came back I am not worried about any clangers being dropped.

We have a fair chance of getting into the playoffs now. Between us Wigan, Brighton and Reading for the 6th spot. I wouldn't even rule out the 5th place playoff spot as Forrest have played a game more and could still get caught.
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: fantastic result we do seam a lot better at the back lately[/p][/quote]I think Hanley playing on his natural side gives us more balance, and Robinson deserves a mention too. Since he came back I am not worried about any clangers being dropped. We have a fair chance of getting into the playoffs now. Between us Wigan, Brighton and Reading for the 6th spot. I wouldn't even rule out the 5th place playoff spot as Forrest have played a game more and could still get caught. adcr

6:02pm Sat 22 Feb 14

forever blue and white says...

Excellent result today. Turn Bolton over next week and then bring on the Dingles. Can't wait.
Excellent result today. Turn Bolton over next week and then bring on the Dingles. Can't wait. forever blue and white

6:03pm Sat 22 Feb 14

guiderover says...

Great win for the boys!I was worried when I so the team selected,but credit to GB for the result.Keep going lads!
Great win for the boys!I was worried when I so the team selected,but credit to GB for the result.Keep going lads! guiderover

6:06pm Sat 22 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

Congratulations to GB and the team, the injury to Cairney is a worry, but at least the Brighton game is not being played on Tuesday, hopefully he has time to recover.

Rovers will go to Bolton full of confidence, GAME ON.
Congratulations to GB and the team, the injury to Cairney is a worry, but at least the Brighton game is not being played on Tuesday, hopefully he has time to recover. Rovers will go to Bolton full of confidence, GAME ON. greenscreener

6:08pm Sat 22 Feb 14

stick to football says...

It is all about momentum and belief - excellent three points but Rovers have to build on that it will not be easy but keep plugging away and who knows?

Think both Burnley and Rovers did themselves and each other a favour today. I just think Derby are on a roll so next weeks clash promises to be a real 6 pointer just watch Bamford he can power a ball with on backlift

End of season could be interesting!
It is all about momentum and belief - excellent three points but Rovers have to build on that it will not be easy but keep plugging away and who knows? Think both Burnley and Rovers did themselves and each other a favour today. I just think Derby are on a roll so next weeks clash promises to be a real 6 pointer just watch Bamford he can power a ball with on backlift End of season could be interesting! stick to football

6:09pm Sat 22 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

well a bit of humble pie for me tonight but I can stand that - broad shoulders and all that - no matter what I think of GB and his team this is a bloody good 3 points but my views dont change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!1
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
well a bit of humble pie for me tonight but I can stand that - broad shoulders and all that - no matter what I think of GB and his team this is a bloody good 3 points but my views dont change!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!1 OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave

6:10pm Sat 22 Feb 14

BubblePopFC_11K_Fans says...

Another night the moaning minnies will stay under their rocks.
Well done team GB
Another night the moaning minnies will stay under their rocks. Well done team GB BubblePopFC_11K_Fans

6:10pm Sat 22 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Superb result lads at a very strong outfit. It's no coincidence that since Robbo's come back we've improved at the back. A couple of months ago we'd have lost that game 2 or 3-1. GB's rebuilding continues and what a contrast to this time last season. Once JR finds his scoring touch again (and he will) we can look forward to a solid end to the season. Play-offs or no play offs, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter....

COYB!!!!
Superb result lads at a very strong outfit. It's no coincidence that since Robbo's come back we've improved at the back. A couple of months ago we'd have lost that game 2 or 3-1. GB's rebuilding continues and what a contrast to this time last season. Once JR finds his scoring touch again (and he will) we can look forward to a solid end to the season. Play-offs or no play offs, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter.... COYB!!!! more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

6:18pm Sat 22 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

dangerous dave wrote:
well a bit of humble pie for me tonight but I can stand that - broad shoulders and all that - no matter what I think of GB and his team this is a bloody good 3 points but my views dont change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!1
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
So let me get this right Dave, you'd sack GB and replace him with who?

I know who the Indians are but who are these cowboys you keep screaming about at the end of every single one of your deluded posts? If you bothered to go down to Ewood and pay attention you'd see that apart from Etuhu all the cowboys have gone!!

Either tell us your masterplan or change the record and wrap up whinging like an old fish wife
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: well a bit of humble pie for me tonight but I can stand that - broad shoulders and all that - no matter what I think of GB and his team this is a bloody good 3 points but my views dont change!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!1 OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]So let me get this right Dave, you'd sack GB and replace him with who? I know who the Indians are but who are these cowboys you keep screaming about at the end of every single one of your deluded posts? If you bothered to go down to Ewood and pay attention you'd see that apart from Etuhu all the cowboys have gone!! Either tell us your masterplan or change the record and wrap up whinging like an old fish wife more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

6:22pm Sat 22 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

3 points,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,says it all for me,best of the season,we are finally starting to believe in what we are trying to do and that,s great as far as l,m concerned,,could,n,t give a monkeys about them pillocks down the road,,COYB
3 points,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,says it all for me,best of the season,we are finally starting to believe in what we are trying to do and that,s great as far as l,m concerned,,could,n,t give a monkeys about them pillocks down the road,,COYB noddy57

6:22pm Sat 22 Feb 14

stebrfc says...

Good result today lads not overawed by a strong reading team . If we can keep improving in defence and JR starts banging them in again we might just make the play offs RTID !!!!!
Good result today lads not overawed by a strong reading team . If we can keep improving in defence and JR starts banging them in again we might just make the play offs RTID !!!!! stebrfc

6:47pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune

6:48pm Sat 22 Feb 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

GB got an excellent result today with the boys digging in well for the win. Credit when it's due. Just need to keep up the same for the Bolton game now.
GB got an excellent result today with the boys digging in well for the win. Credit when it's due. Just need to keep up the same for the Bolton game now. A Rover 45 years and over

6:54pm Sat 22 Feb 14

unclejacklegend says...

Well I couldn't have been more wrong. Well done GB and the boys.
Well I couldn't have been more wrong. Well done GB and the boys. unclejacklegend

7:09pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Riverside 7 says...

We certainly needed a win today as a defeat would have ended our promotion hopes.
Well done.
If we can just follow it up with a run of 2 or 3 more wins.
We certainly needed a win today as a defeat would have ended our promotion hopes. Well done. If we can just follow it up with a run of 2 or 3 more wins. Riverside 7

7:18pm Sat 22 Feb 14

SuperBlues says...

Cracking away performance from Rovers today disciplined at the back and dangerous on the break, good team selection from Bowyer bringing in Williamson and Conway, a great 3 points away and another sheet GARY BOWYER'S BLUE AND WHITE AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cracking away performance from Rovers today disciplined at the back and dangerous on the break, good team selection from Bowyer bringing in Williamson and Conway, a great 3 points away and another sheet GARY BOWYER'S BLUE AND WHITE AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! SuperBlues

7:29pm Sat 22 Feb 14

dean555 says...

I couldn't give a to$$ how we play, or if the opposition has 99% possession, all I care about is 3 points, which we got, so happy days!
I couldn't give a to$$ how we play, or if the opposition has 99% possession, all I care about is 3 points, which we got, so happy days! dean555

8:06pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Tatts says...

Great result! I think this is the first time that we've beaten a top 6 side away from home since we got relegated from the prem. Let's hope it will give us the belief to push on for the play-offs. 3 clean sheets in a row is very encouraging, especially for the new central pairing of Hanley and Kilgallon. Scott Dann was always overrated for me and Kilgallon looks like more of a traditional defender - nothing fancy but a determined stopper, in the mould of Ryan Nelsen, Craig Short or Henning Berg.
Great result! I think this is the first time that we've beaten a top 6 side away from home since we got relegated from the prem. Let's hope it will give us the belief to push on for the play-offs. 3 clean sheets in a row is very encouraging, especially for the new central pairing of Hanley and Kilgallon. Scott Dann was always overrated for me and Kilgallon looks like more of a traditional defender - nothing fancy but a determined stopper, in the mould of Ryan Nelsen, Craig Short or Henning Berg. Tatts

8:17pm Sat 22 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose. look.up.blackburn.

8:19pm Sat 22 Feb 14

MattNewcastle says...

Credit where credits due.

Good result today Team GB and the majority of teams around us losing / drawing.

Just hope TCs injury is not serious.
Credit where credits due. Good result today Team GB and the majority of teams around us losing / drawing. Just hope TCs injury is not serious. MattNewcastle

8:25pm Sat 22 Feb 14

GAZHAY says...

Ignore the troll who said we would get 3.0 drubbing. D'oh!!! Top result not sure about playing Williamson though all the same great 3 points
Ignore the troll who said we would get 3.0 drubbing. D'oh!!! Top result not sure about playing Williamson though all the same great 3 points GAZHAY

8:35pm Sat 22 Feb 14

RobH2O says...

Congratulations - an excellent win for you guys.
Congratulations - an excellent win for you guys. RobH2O

8:44pm Sat 22 Feb 14

earwego says...

RobH2O wrote:
Congratulations - an excellent win for you guys.
Thank you,good win for your guys too,keep beating the top teams and if we can get a real winning run going,we could just squeeze into a playoff place.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: Congratulations - an excellent win for you guys.[/p][/quote]Thank you,good win for your guys too,keep beating the top teams and if we can get a real winning run going,we could just squeeze into a playoff place. earwego

9:08pm Sat 22 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

good posts from superblues and Dean555, magic result boys, keep it going next week !!
good posts from superblues and Dean555, magic result boys, keep it going next week !! digitusjonfred

9:18pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Fair play fellas, a tidy result well done.
Fair play fellas, a tidy result well done. Steven Seagull

9:28pm Sat 22 Feb 14

French Rover says...

Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley!
Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley! French Rover

9:44pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Nuttall Street says...

Nice touch by Reading to have all their bar staff wearing Nuttall Street Tshirts. Rovers well drilled in defence, which was good to see, but very definitely gave away a penalty for hand ball that wan't awarded. Disconcerting how easily Rovers were thrown onto the back foot once Reading started to try. Fortunately, they did not do this until well into the second half and Rovers held on.
Nice touch by Reading to have all their bar staff wearing Nuttall Street Tshirts. Rovers well drilled in defence, which was good to see, but very definitely gave away a penalty for hand ball that wan't awarded. Disconcerting how easily Rovers were thrown onto the back foot once Reading started to try. Fortunately, they did not do this until well into the second half and Rovers held on. Nuttall Street

9:51pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
[quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.? Wild Rover

9:52pm Sat 22 Feb 14

blazerafe says...

Adkins is such a bitter person, how anyone on the floor can be responsible for their arms when all they are trying to do is get up is beyond me. Great performance, slow or not. Great result for us especially after the 7-1 result Bolton got there and the fact that last seasons unlucky play off losers watford could only hold them to a draw. Forget the haters and the burnley scum. It's all about the here and now.
Adkins is such a bitter person, how anyone on the floor can be responsible for their arms when all they are trying to do is get up is beyond me. Great performance, slow or not. Great result for us especially after the 7-1 result Bolton got there and the fact that last seasons unlucky play off losers watford could only hold them to a draw. Forget the haters and the burnley scum. It's all about the here and now. blazerafe

9:55pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

RobH2O wrote:
Congratulations - an excellent win for you guys.
Cheers Rodh, same for you guys, good win against Forest.
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: Congratulations - an excellent win for you guys.[/p][/quote]Cheers Rodh, same for you guys, good win against Forest. Lancs - pensioner

10:02pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Fair play fellas, a tidy result well done.
Long may this continue, good banter and wishing each other well (except when we play each other of course) beats slagging each other off, I'm going to keep this up (if I can). You lot beat Derby next week and I can see you going up (can't believe I said that) but fair do,s small squad no money but your up there on merit.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Fair play fellas, a tidy result well done.[/p][/quote]Long may this continue, good banter and wishing each other well (except when we play each other of course) beats slagging each other off, I'm going to keep this up (if I can). You lot beat Derby next week and I can see you going up (can't believe I said that) but fair do,s small squad no money but your up there on merit. Lancs - pensioner

10:06pm Sat 22 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
We're out of the cup so explain your comment. Surely it's not a sarcastic remark suggesting playing Burnley is our cup final?

In your lifetime we've been there, seen it, done it & got the T-shirt, where as you on the other hand haven't been anywhere, done anything and have a string vest that reeks of stale fags and pies.

You need to beat us. You exist to beat us. Your world revolves round beating us. We are your life - Who's cup final is it?
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]We're out of the cup so explain your comment. Surely it's not a sarcastic remark suggesting playing Burnley is our cup final? In your lifetime we've been there, seen it, done it & got the T-shirt, where as you on the other hand haven't been anywhere, done anything and have a string vest that reeks of stale fags and pies. You need to beat us. You exist to beat us. Your world revolves round beating us. We are your life - Who's cup final is it? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

10:08pm Sat 22 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Fair play fellas, a tidy result well done.
Cheers pal - you lot too!..... gritted teeth and all that lol
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Fair play fellas, a tidy result well done.[/p][/quote]Cheers pal - you lot too!..... gritted teeth and all that lol more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

10:16pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

Great result, I see we have a few sly digs in the thread...yes we won but we weren't really good enuff - type comments
No pleasing some Dingles
Any how I love the post that says Conway lacks pace...ffs !
Look, we won, we needed to win but we did it
Anyone who cant see we are improving steadily with GB in charge needs to get down to Specsavers
And specially for NealB... come on TEAM GB
FAT LADY NO SINGING YET
Great result, I see we have a few sly digs in the thread...yes we won but we weren't really good enuff - type comments No pleasing some Dingles Any how I love the post that says Conway lacks pace...ffs ! Look, we won, we needed to win but we did it Anyone who cant see we are improving steadily with GB in charge needs to get down to Specsavers And specially for NealB... come on TEAM GB FAT LADY NO SINGING YET Wild Rover

10:30pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
We're out of the cup so explain your comment. Surely it's not a sarcastic remark suggesting playing Burnley is our cup final?

In your lifetime we've been there, seen it, done it & got the T-shirt, where as you on the other hand haven't been anywhere, done anything and have a string vest that reeks of stale fags and pies.

You need to beat us. You exist to beat us. Your world revolves round beating us. We are your life - Who's cup final is it?
Top comment MoreBans, got him bang to rights there.
Shame he missed the game at t Turf, it clashed with his annual bed-bath
By all accounts it was a good un...
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]We're out of the cup so explain your comment. Surely it's not a sarcastic remark suggesting playing Burnley is our cup final? In your lifetime we've been there, seen it, done it & got the T-shirt, where as you on the other hand haven't been anywhere, done anything and have a string vest that reeks of stale fags and pies. You need to beat us. You exist to beat us. Your world revolves round beating us. We are your life - Who's cup final is it?[/p][/quote]Top comment MoreBans, got him bang to rights there. Shame he missed the game at t Turf, it clashed with his annual bed-bath By all accounts it was a good un... Wild Rover

12:21am Sun 23 Feb 14

fireonthemountain says...

It was fantastic to gain three points .

Well done all concerned .

Now , I did not see the game , listened to on radio .
I certainly was not impressed with the referee .
Seven yellow cards ?
How many minutes of injury time ? Eleven was it ?

The radio commentators couldn't believe it .

Can't even remember how many times Reading were offside .

The ref was not in charge of the game - all in my humble opinion
and I welcome correction .

BUT - (you knew I was going to say that ) .

I heard our goal was a lucky deflection .
Reading had far more shots on target .

Did we really deserve to win ? (glad we did) .

So - as far as I am concerned we need to beat Burnley .

If we don't then we will be ridiculed forever ,

And that will serve us right .
It was fantastic to gain three points . Well done all concerned . Now , I did not see the game , listened to on radio . I certainly was not impressed with the referee . Seven yellow cards ? How many minutes of injury time ? Eleven was it ? The radio commentators couldn't believe it . Can't even remember how many times Reading were offside . The ref was not in charge of the game - all in my humble opinion and I welcome correction . BUT - (you knew I was going to say that ) . I heard our goal was a lucky deflection . Reading had far more shots on target . Did we really deserve to win ? (glad we did) . So - as far as I am concerned we need to beat Burnley . If we don't then we will be ridiculed forever , And that will serve us right . fireonthemountain

1:10am Sun 23 Feb 14

azza234 says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
It was fantastic to gain three points . Well done all concerned . Now , I did not see the game , listened to on radio . I certainly was not impressed with the referee . Seven yellow cards ? How many minutes of injury time ? Eleven was it ? The radio commentators couldn't believe it . Can't even remember how many times Reading were offside . The ref was not in charge of the game - all in my humble opinion and I welcome correction . BUT - (you knew I was going to say that ) . I heard our goal was a lucky deflection . Reading had far more shots on target . Did we really deserve to win ? (glad we did) . So - as far as I am concerned we need to beat Burnley . If we don't then we will be ridiculed forever , And that will serve us right .
Not being funny fire but if burnley won that will be the first time they managed to do that in over 35 years if they won then went on a 35+ not losing to blackburn then yeah id agree with you but its 1 game no big deal.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: It was fantastic to gain three points . Well done all concerned . Now , I did not see the game , listened to on radio . I certainly was not impressed with the referee . Seven yellow cards ? How many minutes of injury time ? Eleven was it ? The radio commentators couldn't believe it . Can't even remember how many times Reading were offside . The ref was not in charge of the game - all in my humble opinion and I welcome correction . BUT - (you knew I was going to say that ) . I heard our goal was a lucky deflection . Reading had far more shots on target . Did we really deserve to win ? (glad we did) . So - as far as I am concerned we need to beat Burnley . If we don't then we will be ridiculed forever , And that will serve us right .[/p][/quote]Not being funny fire but if burnley won that will be the first time they managed to do that in over 35 years if they won then went on a 35+ not losing to blackburn then yeah id agree with you but its 1 game no big deal. azza234

1:15am Sun 23 Feb 14

azza234 says...

About the game 1.0 is a good win yes it might of been the best game but we won man u have won plenty of games in the past 1.0 when they maybe didn't merit the win. Winning ugly games 1.0 is the making of a good team i for one wished we won these types of games more but we are on the up.
About the game 1.0 is a good win yes it might of been the best game but we won man u have won plenty of games in the past 1.0 when they maybe didn't merit the win. Winning ugly games 1.0 is the making of a good team i for one wished we won these types of games more but we are on the up. azza234

2:35am Sun 23 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

cboyer wrote:
fantastic result we do seam a lot better at the back lately
Robinson.
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: fantastic result we do seam a lot better at the back lately[/p][/quote]Robinson. speedie_rovers_legend

2:55am Sun 23 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Good news for you No Dads!

Heard a whisper that Danny Ings is being rested for the Game against B******ds Rovuuuurrrss.

Dyche is giving him the week off before hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



BURNLEY FC-

WALKERS MONEYS GONE

EAST LANCS NUMBER ONE

AGAIN..............
Walkers money gone? When did this happen?

Oh yeah, well over a decade ago.

Make the most of Daaaaaaaaaaachu's obvious managerial skill 'cos he won't be theyyyyyyyyyyyyyre long.....

You must know that Shadrach?

Prepayyyyyyyre yourselves for Owen Coyle part 2
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Good news for you No Dads! Heard a whisper that Danny Ings is being rested for the Game against B******ds Rovuuuurrrss. Dyche is giving him the week off before hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BURNLEY FC- WALKERS MONEYS GONE EAST LANCS NUMBER ONE AGAIN..............[/p][/quote]Walkers money gone? When did this happen? Oh yeah, well over a decade ago. Make the most of Daaaaaaaaaaachu's obvious managerial skill 'cos he won't be theyyyyyyyyyyyyyre long..... You must know that Shadrach? Prepayyyyyyyre yourselves for Owen Coyle part 2 more bans than ray - brfc lxxv

4:23am Sun 23 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Good news for you No Dads!

Heard a whisper that Danny Ings is being rested for the Game against B******ds Rovuuuurrrss.

Dyche is giving him the week off before hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



BURNLEY FC-

WALKERS MONEYS GONE

EAST LANCS NUMBER ONE

AGAIN..............
Do the Irish sleep with their mum and sisters, talk sense pipsqeak
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Good news for you No Dads! Heard a whisper that Danny Ings is being rested for the Game against B******ds Rovuuuurrrss. Dyche is giving him the week off before hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BURNLEY FC- WALKERS MONEYS GONE EAST LANCS NUMBER ONE AGAIN..............[/p][/quote]Do the Irish sleep with their mum and sisters, talk sense pipsqeak digitusjonfred

4:26am Sun 23 Feb 14

digitusjonfred says...

BRILLIANT WIN..ENOUGH SAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
! keep it going boys.
BRILLIANT WIN..ENOUGH SAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! keep it going boys. digitusjonfred

9:12am Sun 23 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

flukey win

reading should have had a penalty - so technically a draw

jordan rhodes is a non-scoring money grabber

we only scored one

i don't like gary bowyer

......remind you of anybody?

great win - bring on the scruffy trotters
flukey win reading should have had a penalty - so technically a draw jordan rhodes is a non-scoring money grabber we only scored one i don't like gary bowyer ......remind you of anybody? great win - bring on the scruffy trotters hasslem hasslem

9:15am Sun 23 Feb 14

Whydidtheybanme? says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
You really can't help yourself can you Mark? Great win for your lot today and a good solid win for us, yet still you're obsessed with posting on the Rovers story - seriously mate get yourself down the doctors for some therapy. Face facts that you will NEVER witness in your sorry little life what we have witnessed. Your owners would rather trouser the money than invest in the club - you will never have an Uncle Jack, and how you would so dearly love one instead of the crooks that own your club who continually rub their fans nose in it. Maybe that's why your crowds are so low - even you thick f@@kers are starting to realise it maybe?

Anyway, the sooner you can start accepting the above, then you will start the long road to recovery from your acute OCD my tubby little friend.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]You really can't help yourself can you Mark? Great win for your lot today and a good solid win for us, yet still you're obsessed with posting on the Rovers story - seriously mate get yourself down the doctors for some therapy. Face facts that you will NEVER witness in your sorry little life what we have witnessed. Your owners would rather trouser the money than invest in the club - you will never have an Uncle Jack, and how you would so dearly love one instead of the crooks that own your club who continually rub their fans nose in it. Maybe that's why your crowds are so low - even you thick f@@kers are starting to realise it maybe? Anyway, the sooner you can start accepting the above, then you will start the long road to recovery from your acute OCD my tubby little friend. Whydidtheybanme?

9:28am Sun 23 Feb 14

Cadogspirit says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
Took me 4 1/4 hours :-(
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?[/p][/quote]Took me 4 1/4 hours :-( Cadogspirit

9:42am Sun 23 Feb 14

baldie says...

Great result,the sort of result other teams have been getting.
Now,get down and get your ticket for Bolton,your club needs YOU.
Great result,the sort of result other teams have been getting. Now,get down and get your ticket for Bolton,your club needs YOU. baldie

9:47am Sun 23 Feb 14

DanBlackburn says...

Great win and a surprise to most of us. Best Bolton and I will start to genuinely believe we have a chance.
Beating burnley I'd vital despite some on here downplaying its importance. It's one of the few things vermin Venkys haven't yet taken from us.
Great win and a surprise to most of us. Best Bolton and I will start to genuinely believe we have a chance. Beating burnley I'd vital despite some on here downplaying its importance. It's one of the few things vermin Venkys haven't yet taken from us. DanBlackburn

9:53am Sun 23 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Couldn't even listen on the radio or follow on twitter as I usually do for away games as I was busy and recording England v Ireland and didn't want to know the score.

So I was reliant on Sky, which can be a pretty painful experience for those of a nervous disposition. lol.

I don't get the negativity, i.e. "Reading should have had a penalty", "Our goal was a deflection".

Sod that, we were away to a pretty decent team who scored 12 goals in two home games recently, how many soft or blatantly wrong penalties have we suffered from this season? 6, 7 or 8?

So we got lucky for once this season, the last time I can remember anything going our way was our equaliser against Burnley, perhaps our luck is changing because it's about bloody time it did.
Couldn't even listen on the radio or follow on twitter as I usually do for away games as I was busy and recording England v Ireland and didn't want to know the score. So I was reliant on Sky, which can be a pretty painful experience for those of a nervous disposition. lol. I don't get the negativity, i.e. "Reading should have had a penalty", "Our goal was a deflection". Sod that, we were away to a pretty decent team who scored 12 goals in two home games recently, how many soft or blatantly wrong penalties have we suffered from this season? 6, 7 or 8? So we got lucky for once this season, the last time I can remember anything going our way was our equaliser against Burnley, perhaps our luck is changing because it's about bloody time it did. owd nick

10:26am Sun 23 Feb 14

owd nick says...

DanBlackburn wrote:
Great win and a surprise to most of us. Best Bolton and I will start to genuinely believe we have a chance.
Beating burnley I'd vital despite some on here downplaying its importance. It's one of the few things vermin Venkys haven't yet taken from us.
I think you need to get your priorities right, "vital" in what context?

Is that the same "vital" as a brain surgeon operating on a child to save it's life?

While I won't be happy if we did loose to Burnley I certainly don't regard it as "vital" in any context, painful, bloody annoying and it will make me a bit grumpy for a few hours but in reality if it happens it will be just 3 points lost, in a long hard season.

And if we win? I will be ecstatic, but it will just be 3 points won in a long, hard season.

A simple fact of sport is that you can't win every game, records are there to be broken and admittedly our proud unbeaten run of 35 years is under threat, but we haven't lost it yet have we?
[quote][p][bold]DanBlackburn[/bold] wrote: Great win and a surprise to most of us. Best Bolton and I will start to genuinely believe we have a chance. Beating burnley I'd vital despite some on here downplaying its importance. It's one of the few things vermin Venkys haven't yet taken from us.[/p][/quote]I think you need to get your priorities right, "vital" in what context? Is that the same "vital" as a brain surgeon operating on a child to save it's life? While I won't be happy if we did loose to Burnley I certainly don't regard it as "vital" in any context, painful, bloody annoying and it will make me a bit grumpy for a few hours but in reality if it happens it will be just 3 points lost, in a long hard season. And if we win? I will be ecstatic, but it will just be 3 points won in a long, hard season. A simple fact of sport is that you can't win every game, records are there to be broken and admittedly our proud unbeaten run of 35 years is under threat, but we haven't lost it yet have we? owd nick

11:50am Sun 23 Feb 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Whydidtheybanme? wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
You really can't help yourself can you Mark? Great win for your lot today and a good solid win for us, yet still you're obsessed with posting on the Rovers story - seriously mate get yourself down the doctors for some therapy. Face facts that you will NEVER witness in your sorry little life what we have witnessed. Your owners would rather trouser the money than invest in the club - you will never have an Uncle Jack, and how you would so dearly love one instead of the crooks that own your club who continually rub their fans nose in it. Maybe that's why your crowds are so low - even you thick f@@kers are starting to realise it maybe?

Anyway, the sooner you can start accepting the above, then you will start the long road to recovery from your acute OCD my tubby little friend.
To be fair this is one of his more sensible posts yesterdays results were good for both clubs. Just couldn't help himself with his last sentence, but it shows some progress. Similar to our team.

Things to notice from the last few games, Dann has not been missed although we knew he wouldn't be. Lowe and Williamson work hard but lack creativity which we also knew. Team lacks a little pace which could be provided by King if he gets the rest of his game and his fitness sorted. Henley is not showing much form and we we need to look at the right back position carefully.

Fortunately these observations are so clear that we can only assume that GB has spotted them also and is making plans for the next transfer window when Campbell, Best and (fingers crossed) Etuhu can be moved out. Won't be far off then.

Hopefully
[quote][p][bold]Whydidtheybanme?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]You really can't help yourself can you Mark? Great win for your lot today and a good solid win for us, yet still you're obsessed with posting on the Rovers story - seriously mate get yourself down the doctors for some therapy. Face facts that you will NEVER witness in your sorry little life what we have witnessed. Your owners would rather trouser the money than invest in the club - you will never have an Uncle Jack, and how you would so dearly love one instead of the crooks that own your club who continually rub their fans nose in it. Maybe that's why your crowds are so low - even you thick f@@kers are starting to realise it maybe? Anyway, the sooner you can start accepting the above, then you will start the long road to recovery from your acute OCD my tubby little friend.[/p][/quote]To be fair this is one of his more sensible posts yesterdays results were good for both clubs. Just couldn't help himself with his last sentence, but it shows some progress. Similar to our team. Things to notice from the last few games, Dann has not been missed although we knew he wouldn't be. Lowe and Williamson work hard but lack creativity which we also knew. Team lacks a little pace which could be provided by King if he gets the rest of his game and his fitness sorted. Henley is not showing much form and we we need to look at the right back position carefully. Fortunately these observations are so clear that we can only assume that GB has spotted them also and is making plans for the next transfer window when Campbell, Best and (fingers crossed) Etuhu can be moved out. Won't be far off then. Hopefully keanoutofrovers

11:52am Sun 23 Feb 14

adcr says...

French Rover wrote:
Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley!
If us and Burnley did meet in the playoffs it will almost certainly be in the semi's as they will likely be in third place and us in sixth. Shame that we probably won't meet in the final.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley![/p][/quote]If us and Burnley did meet in the playoffs it will almost certainly be in the semi's as they will likely be in third place and us in sixth. Shame that we probably won't meet in the final. adcr

12:23pm Sun 23 Feb 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

you aint there yet! Makes me laugh some of these posts chuckle chuckle
you aint there yet! Makes me laugh some of these posts chuckle chuckle DoggydogNo1

12:31pm Sun 23 Feb 14

adcr says...

DoggydogNo1 wrote:
you aint there yet! Makes me laugh some of these posts chuckle chuckle
First word of the first sentence "IF".
[quote][p][bold]DoggydogNo1[/bold] wrote: you aint there yet! Makes me laugh some of these posts chuckle chuckle[/p][/quote]First word of the first sentence "IF". adcr

12:35pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Iiii1111 says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf!
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?[/p][/quote]Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf! Iiii1111

1:11pm Sun 23 Feb 14

adcr says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we? adcr

3:11pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Garylla says...

adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot. Garylla

3:51pm Sun 23 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now. owd nick

4:48pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

The next game is Bolton and therefore the most important. We need a win at the Unfinished Stadium to keep the momentum.
Plus I want the usual bragging rights over Mrs WR and the Outlaws
We need as many fans at Bolton as possible to roar the team on. Tickets are not cheap at 28 quid but go if you can.
If we can win there then beat Burnley we will be flying in March...
Onwards TEAM GB
The next game is Bolton and therefore the most important. We need a win at the Unfinished Stadium to keep the momentum. Plus I want the usual bragging rights over Mrs WR and the Outlaws We need as many fans at Bolton as possible to roar the team on. Tickets are not cheap at 28 quid but go if you can. If we can win there then beat Burnley we will be flying in March... Onwards TEAM GB Wild Rover

5:01pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Wild Rover says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf!
Ok fair point sorry. Didn' t think about where you live. So many troll posts on here one tends to be suspicious. Not sure where you get Conway lacking pace from though. I saw him at Ewood when he came on as sub , he looked quick enough to me.
I dont want a go in your car now I know it's a Golf ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?[/p][/quote]Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf![/p][/quote]Ok fair point sorry. Didn' t think about where you live. So many troll posts on here one tends to be suspicious. Not sure where you get Conway lacking pace from though. I saw him at Ewood when he came on as sub , he looked quick enough to me. I dont want a go in your car now I know it's a Golf ;-) Wild Rover

6:14pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf!
Correct - some Rovers supporters don't actually live in Blackburn (I left 30 odd years ago). As it happens Reading is probably the closest club to where I live and during the darkest Venky/Steve Kean days I was tempted to change allegiance. Hopefully the worst is over and the club can move forwards again.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?[/p][/quote]Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf![/p][/quote]Correct - some Rovers supporters don't actually live in Blackburn (I left 30 odd years ago). As it happens Reading is probably the closest club to where I live and during the darkest Venky/Steve Kean days I was tempted to change allegiance. Hopefully the worst is over and the club can move forwards again. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune

6:28pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Iiii1111 says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf!
Ok fair point sorry. Didn' t think about where you live. So many troll posts on here one tends to be suspicious. Not sure where you get Conway lacking pace from though. I saw him at Ewood when he came on as sub , he looked quick enough to me.
I dont want a go in your car now I know it's a Golf ;-)
Wild Rover I think you're getting me confused with NALFP......these Burnley trolls have twisted you up mate;-)
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?[/p][/quote]Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf![/p][/quote]Ok fair point sorry. Didn' t think about where you live. So many troll posts on here one tends to be suspicious. Not sure where you get Conway lacking pace from though. I saw him at Ewood when he came on as sub , he looked quick enough to me. I dont want a go in your car now I know it's a Golf ;-)[/p][/quote]Wild Rover I think you're getting me confused with NALFP......these Burnley trolls have twisted you up mate;-) Iiii1111

6:30pm Sun 23 Feb 14

dangerous dave says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
well a bit of humble pie for me tonight but I can stand that - broad shoulders and all that - no matter what I think of GB and his team this is a bloody good 3 points but my views dont change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!!1
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
So let me get this right Dave, you'd sack GB and replace him with who?

I know who the Indians are but who are these cowboys you keep screaming about at the end of every single one of your deluded posts? If you bothered to go down to Ewood and pay attention you'd see that apart from Etuhu all the cowboys have gone!!

Either tell us your masterplan or change the record and wrap up whinging like an old fish wife
Afraid your the deluded one with your head in a bucket of sand if you dont know who the cowboys are - blinded by your own blue and white goggles!!!
Out with the cowboys and indians
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: well a bit of humble pie for me tonight but I can stand that - broad shoulders and all that - no matter what I think of GB and his team this is a bloody good 3 points but my views dont change!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!1 OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]So let me get this right Dave, you'd sack GB and replace him with who? I know who the Indians are but who are these cowboys you keep screaming about at the end of every single one of your deluded posts? If you bothered to go down to Ewood and pay attention you'd see that apart from Etuhu all the cowboys have gone!! Either tell us your masterplan or change the record and wrap up whinging like an old fish wife[/p][/quote]Afraid your the deluded one with your head in a bucket of sand if you dont know who the cowboys are - blinded by your own blue and white goggles!!! Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave

6:35pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?
Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf!
Ok fair point sorry. Didn' t think about where you live. So many troll posts on here one tends to be suspicious. Not sure where you get Conway lacking pace from though. I saw him at Ewood when he came on as sub , he looked quick enough to me.
I dont want a go in your car now I know it's a Golf ;-)
On the subject of Conway, maybe it's that he was up against a pacey full back but he kept turning back and playing the ball in-field rather than driving for the byeline to get in a cross. That said, he did score and he was probably the pick of our midfield players.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]You got back from Reading in under 2 hours....can I have a go in your car.?[/p][/quote]Not all Rovers fans live in the Blackburn area......believe it or not it takes me under 2 hours to get home from Reading .....and my car is a Golf![/p][/quote]Ok fair point sorry. Didn' t think about where you live. So many troll posts on here one tends to be suspicious. Not sure where you get Conway lacking pace from though. I saw him at Ewood when he came on as sub , he looked quick enough to me. I dont want a go in your car now I know it's a Golf ;-)[/p][/quote]On the subject of Conway, maybe it's that he was up against a pacey full back but he kept turning back and playing the ball in-field rather than driving for the byeline to get in a cross. That said, he did score and he was probably the pick of our midfield players. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune

6:51pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Angry From Accrington says...

owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there. Angry From Accrington

8:00pm Sun 23 Feb 14

forever blue and white says...

Angry you have got to be kidding suggesting Kean should have been left in charge. I sometimes agree with you and sometimes disagree but with this point you are living on a different planet.
Angry you have got to be kidding suggesting Kean should have been left in charge. I sometimes agree with you and sometimes disagree but with this point you are living on a different planet. forever blue and white

8:02pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Probably the most foolish post I have ever read. Bounce back under kean, boo boys getting their way! We were going one way with kean in charge and that was down, he was fortunate with the results that he got because we were playing pi55 poor football, those results weren't sustainable. Look at his signings, Murphy, etuhu, Orr!! He's in the right place now though, I have no doubt about that
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Probably the most foolish post I have ever read. Bounce back under kean, boo boys getting their way! We were going one way with kean in charge and that was down, he was fortunate with the results that he got because we were playing pi55 poor football, those results weren't sustainable. Look at his signings, Murphy, etuhu, Orr!! He's in the right place now though, I have no doubt about that Blueandwhitewolf

9:40pm Sun 23 Feb 14

earwego says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots. earwego

10:09pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Angry From Accrington says...

earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer. Angry From Accrington

10:30pm Sun 23 Feb 14

modan says...

Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com modan

10:40pm Sun 23 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

modan wrote:
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
We do not need you to list what the club achieved before any Indians got involved, some of us saw it all.

Now take your irrelevant provocative indian supremacist propaganda away with you, nobody is interested.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]We do not need you to list what the club achieved before any Indians got involved, some of us saw it all. Now take your irrelevant provocative indian supremacist propaganda away with you, nobody is interested. greenscreener

10:47pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

modan wrote:
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
Let's not go down this road again Modan unless you want to answer some questions you don't like!!
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]Let's not go down this road again Modan unless you want to answer some questions you don't like!! Lancs - pensioner

10:50pm Sun 23 Feb 14

owd nick says...

modan wrote:
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
Oh do **** off you total ****.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]Oh do **** off you total ****. owd nick

11:16pm Sun 23 Feb 14

modan says...

greenscreener wrote:
modan wrote:
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
We do not need you to list what the club achieved before any Indians got involved, some of us saw it all.

Now take your irrelevant provocative indian supremacist propaganda away with you, nobody is interested.
India is the second largest Investors in UK after USA creating million of jobs for British workers.
Famous industries owned by Indians Land Rover/Jaguar Corus TATA Steel Ltd Tetley Tea, Optare Busses,Reliance Group,Arcelor Mittal Steel the world's largest steel company Laxmi Mittal who owns QPR FC and Venkys who owns Blackburn Rovers FC
India's economy will be third largest in the world by 2025 after China and USA
India is now amongst elite nation that have space program and icbm missiles capability

"India has Emerged" US president Obama
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]We do not need you to list what the club achieved before any Indians got involved, some of us saw it all. Now take your irrelevant provocative indian supremacist propaganda away with you, nobody is interested.[/p][/quote]India is the second largest Investors in UK after USA creating million of jobs for British workers. Famous industries owned by Indians Land Rover/Jaguar Corus TATA Steel Ltd Tetley Tea, Optare Busses,Reliance Group,Arcelor Mittal Steel the world's largest steel company Laxmi Mittal who owns QPR FC and Venkys who owns Blackburn Rovers FC India's economy will be third largest in the world by 2025 after China and USA India is now amongst elite nation that have space program and icbm missiles capability "India has Emerged" US president Obama modan

11:22pm Sun 23 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so.

Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out).

Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed".

Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers.

The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us.

Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it.

Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game.

No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal.

My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that?

I for one don't ever want to experience that again.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so. Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out). Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed". Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers. The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us. Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it. Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game. No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal. My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that? I for one don't ever want to experience that again. owd nick

11:23pm Sun 23 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

modan wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
modan wrote:
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
We do not need you to list what the club achieved before any Indians got involved, some of us saw it all.

Now take your irrelevant provocative indian supremacist propaganda away with you, nobody is interested.
India is the second largest Investors in UK after USA creating million of jobs for British workers.
Famous industries owned by Indians Land Rover/Jaguar Corus TATA Steel Ltd Tetley Tea, Optare Busses,Reliance Group,Arcelor Mittal Steel the world's largest steel company Laxmi Mittal who owns QPR FC and Venkys who owns Blackburn Rovers FC
India's economy will be third largest in the world by 2025 after China and USA
India is now amongst elite nation that have space program and icbm missiles capability

"India has Emerged" US president Obama
Oh how fascinating, wake me up if you find someone who gives a 5hit.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]We do not need you to list what the club achieved before any Indians got involved, some of us saw it all. Now take your irrelevant provocative indian supremacist propaganda away with you, nobody is interested.[/p][/quote]India is the second largest Investors in UK after USA creating million of jobs for British workers. Famous industries owned by Indians Land Rover/Jaguar Corus TATA Steel Ltd Tetley Tea, Optare Busses,Reliance Group,Arcelor Mittal Steel the world's largest steel company Laxmi Mittal who owns QPR FC and Venkys who owns Blackburn Rovers FC India's economy will be third largest in the world by 2025 after China and USA India is now amongst elite nation that have space program and icbm missiles capability "India has Emerged" US president Obama[/p][/quote]Oh how fascinating, wake me up if you find someone who gives a 5hit. greenscreener

11:33pm Sun 23 Feb 14

unclejacklegend says...

Blueandwhitewolf wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Probably the most foolish post I have ever read. Bounce back under kean, boo boys getting their way! We were going one way with kean in charge and that was down, he was fortunate with the results that he got because we were playing pi55 poor football, those results weren't sustainable. Look at his signings, Murphy, etuhu, Orr!! He's in the right place now though, I have no doubt about that
DEFINITELY the most foolish post I have ever read and that includes posts from the dingles. It's actually makes my blood boil! I remember our players not being able to last 90mins because they were so unfit. I remember David Dunn coming out and saying he had to do his running in his spare time because they weren't running on the training pitch. I will never ever forgive that man for what he did to my football club, and the way he treated our fans and long serving players, he should of resigned after the last game of the season at molineux.
[quote][p][bold]Blueandwhitewolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Probably the most foolish post I have ever read. Bounce back under kean, boo boys getting their way! We were going one way with kean in charge and that was down, he was fortunate with the results that he got because we were playing pi55 poor football, those results weren't sustainable. Look at his signings, Murphy, etuhu, Orr!! He's in the right place now though, I have no doubt about that[/p][/quote]DEFINITELY the most foolish post I have ever read and that includes posts from the dingles. It's actually makes my blood boil! I remember our players not being able to last 90mins because they were so unfit. I remember David Dunn coming out and saying he had to do his running in his spare time because they weren't running on the training pitch. I will never ever forgive that man for what he did to my football club, and the way he treated our fans and long serving players, he should of resigned after the last game of the season at molineux. unclejacklegend

11:37pm Sun 23 Feb 14

earwego says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
Who you calling a boo boy,I have supported Rovers since 1958,been all over the country with them,nearly every home game.Never took part in any demonstrations. I support Rovers ,if the manager is ok no problem but Kean made so many bad team selections,really bad tactics,job was too much for him,wasn't up to it. He was hopeless and if he couldn't stand up to those advisers etc,he should have walked long before he did. What ever happens off the pitch is out of the supporters control,what happens on the pitch,we pay our money and we have the right to make our feelings known. Clubs don't get rid of managers because they get it right. Keans lowest position is irrelevant,we were lucky to be where we were at the time. You are entitled to your opinion about Kean,but his record speaks for itself.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]Who you calling a boo boy,I have supported Rovers since 1958,been all over the country with them,nearly every home game.Never took part in any demonstrations. I support Rovers ,if the manager is ok no problem but Kean made so many bad team selections,really bad tactics,job was too much for him,wasn't up to it. He was hopeless and if he couldn't stand up to those advisers etc,he should have walked long before he did. What ever happens off the pitch is out of the supporters control,what happens on the pitch,we pay our money and we have the right to make our feelings known. Clubs don't get rid of managers because they get it right. Keans lowest position is irrelevant,we were lucky to be where we were at the time. You are entitled to your opinion about Kean,but his record speaks for itself. earwego

11:47pm Sun 23 Feb 14

greenscreener says...

owd nick wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so.

Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out).

Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed".

Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers.

The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us.

Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it.

Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game.

No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal.

My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that?

I for one don't ever want to experience that again.
Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club.

But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so. Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out). Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed". Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers. The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us. Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it. Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game. No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal. My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that? I for one don't ever want to experience that again.[/p][/quote]Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club. But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it. greenscreener

12:01am Mon 24 Feb 14

earwego says...

greenscreener wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so.

Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out).

Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed".

Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers.

The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us.

Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it.

Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game.

No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal.

My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that?

I for one don't ever want to experience that again.
Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club.

But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.
Totally agree,we have a lot of ground to make up and bridges to cross,but G.B is on the right track and its time all the stayaways came back and give their support to the team. Impossibles take time,miracles take a little longer,and G.B is building a young good team and doing is best to get that miracle.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so. Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out). Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed". Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers. The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us. Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it. Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game. No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal. My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that? I for one don't ever want to experience that again.[/p][/quote]Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club. But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.[/p][/quote]Totally agree,we have a lot of ground to make up and bridges to cross,but G.B is on the right track and its time all the stayaways came back and give their support to the team. Impossibles take time,miracles take a little longer,and G.B is building a young good team and doing is best to get that miracle. earwego

12:22am Mon 24 Feb 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so.

Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out).

Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed".

Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers.

The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us.

Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it.

Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game.

No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal.

My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that?

I for one don't ever want to experience that again.
Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club.

But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.
I use the words hapless and hopeless to describe him, not defend him.

I have moved on but it's clear from many of the posts on here that many others haven't, and that's what I am concerned about. The only reason I bring it up now and then is I get sick and tired of the myopic views of some posters who are stuck in the past.

GB is moving in the right direction thank Gawd but it's fragile and will be for the rest of this season.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so. Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out). Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed". Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers. The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us. Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it. Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game. No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal. My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that? I for one don't ever want to experience that again.[/p][/quote]Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club. But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.[/p][/quote]I use the words hapless and hopeless to describe him, not defend him. I have moved on but it's clear from many of the posts on here that many others haven't, and that's what I am concerned about. The only reason I bring it up now and then is I get sick and tired of the myopic views of some posters who are stuck in the past. GB is moving in the right direction thank Gawd but it's fragile and will be for the rest of this season. owd nick

6:38am Mon 24 Feb 14

Roverthere says...

owd nick wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so.

Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out).

Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed".

Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers.

The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us.

Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it.

Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game.

No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal.

My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that?

I for one don't ever want to experience that again.
Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club.

But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.
I use the words hapless and hopeless to describe him, not defend him.

I have moved on but it's clear from many of the posts on here that many others haven't, and that's what I am concerned about. The only reason I bring it up now and then is I get sick and tired of the myopic views of some posters who are stuck in the past.

GB is moving in the right direction thank Gawd but it's fragile and will be for the rest of this season.
Kean! Hapless, hopeless and useless. Must be the worst Manager in the history of Rovers. An example of failure and how not to manage a football team.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so. Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out). Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed". Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers. The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us. Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it. Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game. No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal. My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that? I for one don't ever want to experience that again.[/p][/quote]Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club. But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.[/p][/quote]I use the words hapless and hopeless to describe him, not defend him. I have moved on but it's clear from many of the posts on here that many others haven't, and that's what I am concerned about. The only reason I bring it up now and then is I get sick and tired of the myopic views of some posters who are stuck in the past. GB is moving in the right direction thank Gawd but it's fragile and will be for the rest of this season.[/p][/quote]Kean! Hapless, hopeless and useless. Must be the worst Manager in the history of Rovers. An example of failure and how not to manage a football team. Roverthere

7:58am Mon 24 Feb 14

MattNewcastle says...

Hope today's prognosis of TCs injury is good news.

He has become such an influential part of our team

Best wishes for him
Hope today's prognosis of TCs injury is good news. He has become such an influential part of our team Best wishes for him MattNewcastle

8:24am Mon 24 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
modan wrote:
Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%.
BRFC PL title winner 1995
BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002
BRFC were in PL for 18 years
BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995
BRFC qualified for UEFA four time

"India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron
" India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden
India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China.

www india skyscrapercity.com
Let's not go down this road again Modan unless you want to answer some questions you don't like!!
It's been noticed before by others but when WLYV disappears, Modan suddenly pops up again. A great win at Reading and WLYV has disappeared up his own A***
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Great win against Reading bring on the Dingles at Ewood park, 3 point for Rovers 100%. BRFC PL title winner 1995 BRFC won the Carling League Trophy in 2002 BRFC were in PL for 18 years BRFC were in Champion League once as Champions of England 1995 BRFC qualified for UEFA four time "India is a rising superpower" UK Prime minister Dave Cameron " India rise as global economic power is the most powerful stories of the 21st century " US Vice President Joe Biden India is the world's largest democracy free elections free press free courts free speech that doesn't exist in many countries in Asia and Red China. www india skyscrapercity.com[/p][/quote]Let's not go down this road again Modan unless you want to answer some questions you don't like!![/p][/quote]It's been noticed before by others but when WLYV disappears, Modan suddenly pops up again. A great win at Reading and WLYV has disappeared up his own A*** Harwoodstblue

8:28am Mon 24 Feb 14

yyy's1 says...

to fireonthemountain, just try to be happy mate, you sound like one of those people who if they found a twenty pound note in the street wold curse their luck that it wasn't a fifty.
to fireonthemountain, just try to be happy mate, you sound like one of those people who if they found a twenty pound note in the street wold curse their luck that it wasn't a fifty. yyy's1

8:43am Mon 24 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
It could be different if we could put a run together which we haven't been able to do yet. Three or four wins on the trot and we could be right up there. Our run in isn't the hardest so some consistency now could pay dividends. That said I don't think we are good enough to go back up and stay there yet.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]It could be different if we could put a run together which we haven't been able to do yet. Three or four wins on the trot and we could be right up there. Our run in isn't the hardest so some consistency now could pay dividends. That said I don't think we are good enough to go back up and stay there yet. Harwoodstblue

11:01am Mon 24 Feb 14

PlutoRover says...

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune wrote:
Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it.
In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.
I think if we could put out a midfield four of Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall that should be able to boss most games, I would send Kane back to Chelsea and play Lowe at right back. He is much better in that position, with Hanley as back up.
[quote][p][bold]Not_A_Loon_From_Pune[/bold] wrote: Just back from the game. To be honest neither team looked like promotion hopefuls. Rovers ground out the result but it wasn't pretty. The defence looked solid enough but central midfield with Lowe and Williamson lacks any creativity. Conway looked OK but lacks pace. Cairney isn't really a wide midfielder which meant that Gestede and Rhodes didn't get much service. Kilgallon was lucky not to give away a penalty - from where I was sitting it looked like he definitely touched it. In conclusion, the defence looks solid, our strikers will trouble most teams in this division but midfield looks decidedly ropey.[/p][/quote]I think if we could put out a midfield four of Conway, Cairney, Evans and Marshall that should be able to boss most games, I would send Kane back to Chelsea and play Lowe at right back. He is much better in that position, with Hanley as back up. PlutoRover

2:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Burnley59/60 says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Excellent result today. Turn Bolton over next week and then bring on the Dingles. Can't wait.
I have nothing against The Blues but you do not want to face us now ask Forest vokes and Ings are on fire !!!!
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: Excellent result today. Turn Bolton over next week and then bring on the Dingles. Can't wait.[/p][/quote]I have nothing against The Blues but you do not want to face us now ask Forest vokes and Ings are on fire !!!! Burnley59/60

2:52pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Burnley59/60 says...

French Rover wrote:
Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley!
You wont live with Vokes or Ings I have nothing against Rovers and wish you well in every match and I hope you make and win the play Offs but by that time Burnley will already be up but the Derby,but you wont deal with Vokes or Ings,ask Billy Davies !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley![/p][/quote]You wont live with Vokes or Ings I have nothing against Rovers and wish you well in every match and I hope you make and win the play Offs but by that time Burnley will already be up but the Derby,but you wont deal with Vokes or Ings,ask Billy Davies !!!!! Burnley59/60

4:36pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley!
You wont live with Vokes or Ings I have nothing against Rovers and wish you well in every match and I hope you make and win the play Offs but by that time Burnley will already be up but the Derby,but you wont deal with Vokes or Ings,ask Billy Davies !!!!!
Ask Handley, Kilgallon and Robinson. Clean sheet specialists, and the third best clean sheets in the division. Don't count your chickens yet. Pardon the pun.
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley![/p][/quote]You wont live with Vokes or Ings I have nothing against Rovers and wish you well in every match and I hope you make and win the play Offs but by that time Burnley will already be up but the Derby,but you wont deal with Vokes or Ings,ask Billy Davies !!!!![/p][/quote]Ask Handley, Kilgallon and Robinson. Clean sheet specialists, and the third best clean sheets in the division. Don't count your chickens yet. Pardon the pun. Harwoodstblue

2:17am Tue 25 Feb 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Burnley59/60 wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley!
You wont live with Vokes or Ings I have nothing against Rovers and wish you well in every match and I hope you make and win the play Offs but by that time Burnley will already be up but the Derby,but you wont deal with Vokes or Ings,ask Billy Davies !!!!!
Ask Handley, Kilgallon and Robinson. Clean sheet specialists, and the third best clean sheets in the division. Don't count your chickens yet. Pardon the pun.
No mate I have seen all of The Burnley teams from 54 onward and many Rovers players as well for your information Clayton was one of the very best,Claret I am but he was a joy to watch,These three are no match for Ings and Vokes on fire,Tracey and Kightly are also in Blistering form, not to mention Jones and Marney and Sheki,then we have a fine keeper in Heaton,The Ginger one is one hell of a manager no one expected this season,its so like the early 60s when we were at our very best,I think we will take the Lady back to Turfmoor for the first time since the 12th of May 1960,we will lead the table on the last day of the season,just as we did then.Up The Clarets long live Turfmoor,and goodluck to GB and The Blues in The Playoffs
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Great result for the Rovers at Reading and though I hate to say it, very good result for Burnley too. They seem to be on course for a definite play-off spot, but beating them (as we will) at Ewood will put us in contention for the play-offs also, where as we know from previous experiences anything can happen. In fact the sixth placed team has won promotion quite a few times through the play-offs! Be nice to beat them twice this season, once at Ewood and then again at Wembley![/p][/quote]You wont live with Vokes or Ings I have nothing against Rovers and wish you well in every match and I hope you make and win the play Offs but by that time Burnley will already be up but the Derby,but you wont deal with Vokes or Ings,ask Billy Davies !!!!![/p][/quote]Ask Handley, Kilgallon and Robinson. Clean sheet specialists, and the third best clean sheets in the division. Don't count your chickens yet. Pardon the pun.[/p][/quote]No mate I have seen all of The Burnley teams from 54 onward and many Rovers players as well for your information Clayton was one of the very best,Claret I am but he was a joy to watch,These three are no match for Ings and Vokes on fire,Tracey and Kightly are also in Blistering form, not to mention Jones and Marney and Sheki,then we have a fine keeper in Heaton,The Ginger one is one hell of a manager no one expected this season,its so like the early 60s when we were at our very best,I think we will take the Lady back to Turfmoor for the first time since the 12th of May 1960,we will lead the table on the last day of the season,just as we did then.Up The Clarets long live Turfmoor,and goodluck to GB and The Blues in The Playoffs Burnley59/60

8:13am Tue 25 Feb 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Roverthere wrote:
owd nick wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
earwego wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Garylla wrote:
adcr wrote:
look.up.blackburn. wrote:
Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.
Have you looked at the remaining fixtures?

We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for.

Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home.

Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away.

Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League.

Starting to sweat a bit are we?
Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.
We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out.

I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency.

At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish;

1 - Leicester
2 - Derby
3 - Burnley
4 - Wigan
5 - Reading
6 - Forest
7 - Rovers.

I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us.

We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.
An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.
Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.
Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.
I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so.

Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out).

Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed".

Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers.

The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us.

Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it.

Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game.

No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal.

My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that?

I for one don't ever want to experience that again.
Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club.

But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.
I use the words hapless and hopeless to describe him, not defend him.

I have moved on but it's clear from many of the posts on here that many others haven't, and that's what I am concerned about. The only reason I bring it up now and then is I get sick and tired of the myopic views of some posters who are stuck in the past.

GB is moving in the right direction thank Gawd but it's fragile and will be for the rest of this season.
Kean! Hapless, hopeless and useless. Must be the worst Manager in the history of Rovers. An example of failure and how not to manage a football team.
You preferred Michael Appleton then.
[quote][p][bold]Roverthere[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: Good result for you lot today and in a way helped us out by stretching the gap to 6th place. Sadly I think Wigan are coming into good form at the wrong time for you with 4 wins out of 5 and look destined to fight Reading all the way for that last play-off spot. At least it provides a little excitement for you before your cup final I suppose.[/p][/quote]Have you looked at the remaining fixtures? We have played Derby, Forest, and Reading twice, and we play QPR, Leicester, Brighton, Burnley, Ipswich and Wigan at home. Our toughest away game is Watford, but that appears to be it. A lot of our away games are against teams with nothing to play for. Whereas Wigan has to play Blackburn, Burnley, QPR, Ipswich, Forest all away and Leicester, Reading, Watford and Leeds at home. Out of Brighton, Wigan, Reading and us I would say we have the best run in, as almost all our remaining difficult games are at home. And I would rather play the top teams at home than away. Our last game is Wigan at home. It would be great if we can seal the last place off place then. They can consider it a favour returned for when they sealed our fate in the Premier League. Starting to sweat a bit are we?[/p][/quote]Very helpful post. All Rovers fans have to forget the Venkys/Kean/Anderson etc and get down to Ewood starting on March 9. If we win all our home matches we'll be in prime playoff spot.[/p][/quote]We are averaging 1.48 points a game, if we keep that up we will get 22 points from the remaining 15 games, that will push us up to 68 points which could give us a chance of 6th place, I suspect we will need 25 points from those games so will just miss out. I suspect that there will be more than one place available in the play offs, Forest appear to have hit a brick wall and I don't rate QPR at all, too many ego's not enough teamwork, I think Burnley are nailed on for third place because of their consistency. At this point in the season its all about momentum, with that in mind I think it will finish; 1 - Leicester 2 - Derby 3 - Burnley 4 - Wigan 5 - Reading 6 - Forest 7 - Rovers. I don't think any of us will forget the Venky's, Kean and Anderson era in a hurry so IMHO it isn't the right thing to do to ask the stay away fans to come back for the Burnley game because of the potentially negative atmosphere that could develop if the game doesn't go the right way for us. We really don't need to go back to those days especially with a young, inexperienced team, that's not what we need right now.[/p][/quote]An average of less than 1.5 points per game is not, and should not be, enough to get a team into the playoffs and potentially promoted. The truth is that whilst we are continuing to mould a new team, we are light years away from having a Premiership squad. Our best chance would have been a bounce back under Steve Kean but the boo boys got their way and hounded him out and dragged us even further down. This means that our recovery will be longer and harder requiring patience and commitment from the true fans. I believe you are right in stating that if the turncoats and Glitterballs come back too soon they will undermine, rather than supporting the team.. Best to let them come sneaking back when we eventually get into the Premiership with a team capable of staying there.[/p][/quote]Steve Kean, took a well established Premier club into the Championship helped in the downfall of the club,brought in players that couldn't get a game and nobody wants,he presided over the worst football seen,had a plan "A" but no plan "B" and plan "A"was bad enough, lied to the law,lied to the supporters. And you believe he was the man to get us back to the Prem.You really take the biscuit,He was that good that no other English league club would touch him. Ask yourself why, and don't blame the fans,he brought it on his self buy buying into the initial running of the club by idiots.[/p][/quote]Would expect nothing less from a true blue boo boy. Kean was handed a thankless task and was totally undermined by unscrupulous advisers and abused by supporters who could not vent their anger on the ownership regularly enough. Of course he was nobody's first choice but to hound him out when you did and suffer the setbacks of Berg and Appleton put us back another two seasons. I remind you that we are still not as high in the Championship as Kean's lowest position. By the way, I am a true supporter and am fully behind Gary Bowyer.[/p][/quote]I have to agree with Angry, and I don't always do so. Kean was simply the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time for us (it makes sense to me, hear me out). Lardarse wanted out and the takeover gave him the chance to do so with millions in his back pocket, nothing new there, he's done it at every club he's "managed". Venky's were being stuffed by Anderson, who "managed" Kean, and put his man in place and both made millions out of Venky's, and Rovers. The Lardarse luvvies didn't like Lardarse going and turned on the hopeless, hapless Kean, turning Ewood into a hate fuelled atmosphere, something that at least three managers at the time, Bolton, WBA and Everton openly admitted they used against Rovers, we lost all three home games as a result, which really cost us. Venky's didn't help, their total lack of common sense and understanding in how to run a Football club is now a classic example of how not to do things, but BRAG and their acolytes played their part, only they won't ever admit it. Time heals wounds, now personally I have nothing against these guys because they were Rovers fans who wanted the best for our club, but they haven't seen what has been going on this season, they are firmly rooted in the hatred of Kean, that's why I think they shouldn't come back for the Burnley game. No matter how some of us look to diffuse it this game means an awful lot to both sets of fans, if Burnley loose they will wreck a few toilets, tear up a few seats, go an bother more sheep than normal. My fear is that if the boo boys come back for this game and we don't get at least a draw they could drive us back to the dark days of Kean, in reality, who needs that? I for one don't ever want to experience that again.[/p][/quote]Sorry lads, to portray Kean as some hapless innocent in the decline of Rovers is 100% off the mark. He was entirely complicit in the dealing that took this club to the brink of disaster and in any normal circumstance would never have been within a thousand miles of managing a Premiership Club. But that is the past. Let's move on, GB is moving in the right direction and many of us are starting to enjoy the football again, but only success will bring supporters back, and if that's a new generation not tainted by recent history then so be it.[/p][/quote]I use the words hapless and hopeless to describe him, not defend him. I have moved on but it's clear from many of the posts on here that many others haven't, and that's what I am concerned about. The only reason I bring it up now and then is I get sick and tired of the myopic views of some posters who are stuck in the past. GB is moving in the right direction thank Gawd but it's fragile and will be for the rest of this season.[/p][/quote]Kean! Hapless, hopeless and useless. Must be the worst Manager in the history of Rovers. An example of failure and how not to manage a football team.[/p][/quote]You preferred Michael Appleton then. Angry From Accrington

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