Five victories and Blackburn Rovers can dare to dream

This Is Lancashire: Five victories and Blackburn Rovers can dare to dream Five victories and Blackburn Rovers can dare to dream

TAKE it one game at a time – it is the well-worn football cliché that becomes simply unavoidable at this stage of the Championship season.

But in defence of the managers and players who trot it out can they do anything but given they operate in the most competitive and unpredictable of divisions?

But what is certain as we enter the busiest and most important month of the season so far is that Blackburn Rovers are now very much in the race for a play-off place after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Reading.

Now don’t expect boss Gary Bowyer or any of his squad to come out any time soon and publicly declare a points target for March.

But that will not stop supporters from looking over the seven fixtures Rovers will play next month and predicting how many points their team will need if they are to be enclosed in the top six come the start of April.

History suggests 16 from a possible 21.

Of the sides who sat in sixth position on April Fools’ Day on each of the last nine seasons since the Championship’s inception, they had an average of 62 points.

Rovers currently sit ninth, with 46 points from 31 matches.

So can they win five and draw one of their next seven games?

Seeing as Rovers have yet to win more than two matches in succession all season it will be difficult. But they start March without defeat in their last five games, their longest unbeaten run of the campaign.

Two of their three home matches next month are tricky, against teams in the top two – second-placed Burnley in the East Lancashire derby and runaway leaders Leicester City.

But form is often an irrelevance on derby day and the Clarets have not beaten Rovers for 35 years while only one top-half side – Nottingham Forest in August – have left Ewood Park with maximum points this season.

Rovers also entertain Bournemouth in a game that would be deemed winnable at any stage of the campaign.

The four March away matches – at Bolton on Saturday and then Huddersfield, Watford and Millwall – also offer encouragement.

So the task is difficult, but not impossible.

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12:43pm Thu 27 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles. look.up.blackburn
  • Score: -27

12:58pm Thu 27 Feb 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
Dam i thought i had beat you to the first post look up, i honestly did. Well never mind i can try next time i guess, i hope your OK Sweetheart i haven't heard from you for a while
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Dam i thought i had beat you to the first post look up, i honestly did. Well never mind i can try next time i guess, i hope your OK Sweetheart i haven't heard from you for a while George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 13

1:02pm Thu 27 Feb 14

BassMonroe says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
Do you ever actually leave your house?

I bet £20 you have the little check box ticked that emails you when a new comment is added,
"Look.Up" is that what you say to your sister when she goes on 2 knees for you? ;) you get what i mean.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Do you ever actually leave your house? I bet £20 you have the little check box ticked that emails you when a new comment is added, "Look.Up" is that what you say to your sister when she goes on 2 knees for you? ;) you get what i mean. BassMonroe
  • Score: 22

1:10pm Thu 27 Feb 14

gingerprince says...

what a effing suprise 2 dingles posting first god your 6 fingered hands must be aching with all the searching all things rovers on the internet instead of god forbid searhin for a job you bums. 35 years and counting roll on march the 9th i will be there with a ticket i have paid for as i have job my guess is you will be down the local boozer spending the well earned giro ha ha ha you mugs
what a effing suprise 2 dingles posting first god your 6 fingered hands must be aching with all the searching all things rovers on the internet instead of god forbid searhin for a job you bums. 35 years and counting roll on march the 9th i will be there with a ticket i have paid for as i have job my guess is you will be down the local boozer spending the well earned giro ha ha ha you mugs gingerprince
  • Score: 9

1:16pm Thu 27 Feb 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Dare to dream? Is that some sort of joke LT? That's a tacky little comedy saying used by the easily pleased Worzel Gummidge brigade, most of which still have stuck to the back windows of their Sierras.
Dare to dream? Is that some sort of joke LT? That's a tacky little comedy saying used by the easily pleased Worzel Gummidge brigade, most of which still have stuck to the back windows of their Sierras. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

1:18pm Thu 27 Feb 14

owd nick says...

5 wins from 7 will be a big ask of any club in this league at this time of the year.

I prefer to look at it one game at a time with a view that 42 points are available, out of those I suspect we will need to take 24 points to be in with a chance.
5 wins from 7 will be a big ask of any club in this league at this time of the year. I prefer to look at it one game at a time with a view that 42 points are available, out of those I suspect we will need to take 24 points to be in with a chance. owd nick
  • Score: 8

1:19pm Thu 27 Feb 14

wolsty says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
And?????
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]And????? wolsty
  • Score: 4

1:24pm Thu 27 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn says...

gingerprince wrote:
what a effing suprise 2 dingles posting first god your 6 fingered hands must be aching with all the searching all things rovers on the internet instead of god forbid searhin for a job you bums. 35 years and counting roll on march the 9th i will be there with a ticket i have paid for as i have job my guess is you will be down the local boozer spending the well earned giro ha ha ha you mugs
What a thick no-dad you are.

You don't even know your no-dads from your Dingles.

You have a job? Don't make me laugh, mopping up in the Audley Range knocking shop can hardly be classed as gainful employment.
[quote][p][bold]gingerprince[/bold] wrote: what a effing suprise 2 dingles posting first god your 6 fingered hands must be aching with all the searching all things rovers on the internet instead of god forbid searhin for a job you bums. 35 years and counting roll on march the 9th i will be there with a ticket i have paid for as i have job my guess is you will be down the local boozer spending the well earned giro ha ha ha you mugs[/p][/quote]What a thick no-dad you are. You don't even know your no-dads from your Dingles. You have a job? Don't make me laugh, mopping up in the Audley Range knocking shop can hardly be classed as gainful employment. look.up.blackburn
  • Score: -5

1:44pm Thu 27 Feb 14

wolsty says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
I say again And????
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]I say again And???? wolsty
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Thu 27 Feb 14

owd nick says...

Please, please, please don't reply to the troll, that's another possibly decent discussion point wrecked by banal tit for tat ****.
Please, please, please don't reply to the troll, that's another possibly decent discussion point wrecked by banal tit for tat ****. owd nick
  • Score: 6

2:00pm Thu 27 Feb 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

and back to the article....

I don't think we'll get enough wins, my feeling is that whilst we've tightened up at the back - so to speak - we still don't have a settled midfield and this is what we cost us this season. We need to be patient and see if the GB rebuilding programme pays dividends next season.
and back to the article.... I don't think we'll get enough wins, my feeling is that whilst we've tightened up at the back - so to speak - we still don't have a settled midfield and this is what we cost us this season. We need to be patient and see if the GB rebuilding programme pays dividends next season. LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 7

2:19pm Thu 27 Feb 14

oakdale blue 1875 says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
I"ll bet you that you havn"t even got a ticket for ewood on 9 march have you ?
No doubt sh!ting oneself about another ewood humiliation , you"l be pedaling your sister for £40 like the rest of the internreds !
35 years you"l never beat the rovers .
COYB
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]I"ll bet you that you havn"t even got a ticket for ewood on 9 march have you ? No doubt sh!ting oneself about another ewood humiliation , you"l be pedaling your sister for £40 like the rest of the internreds ! 35 years you"l never beat the rovers . COYB oakdale blue 1875
  • Score: 6

2:24pm Thu 27 Feb 14

jinkyjase says...

No Rovers fan should be surprised that a Dingle post first on EVERY Rovers article, he can type faster with his two extra digits.
No Rovers fan should be surprised that a Dingle post first on EVERY Rovers article, he can type faster with his two extra digits. jinkyjase
  • Score: 5

2:24pm Thu 27 Feb 14

wolsty says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
And????
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]And???? wolsty
  • Score: 2

2:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

BassMonroe says...

Moving on from the Troll...

if we string together a few wins who knows where we could end up, I'm always optimistic but i think we could steal promotion this year if we keep being consistent.
Moving on from the Troll... if we string together a few wins who knows where we could end up, I'm always optimistic but i think we could steal promotion this year if we keep being consistent. BassMonroe
  • Score: 8

3:45pm Thu 27 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

owd nick wrote:
5 wins from 7 will be a big ask of any club in this league at this time of the year.

I prefer to look at it one game at a time with a view that 42 points are available, out of those I suspect we will need to take 24 points to be in with a chance.
42? So which game are you sure we cannot take points from?! haha
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: 5 wins from 7 will be a big ask of any club in this league at this time of the year. I prefer to look at it one game at a time with a view that 42 points are available, out of those I suspect we will need to take 24 points to be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]42? So which game are you sure we cannot take points from?! haha ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 3

4:55pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
Dam i thought i had beat you to the first post look up, i honestly did. Well never mind i can try next time i guess, i hope your OK Sweetheart i haven't heard from you for a while
You'll have to sit up all day and all night in front of your PC to beat him. Totally obsessed with Blackburn Rovers. Then again what better team for anyone to be obsessed with.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Dam i thought i had beat you to the first post look up, i honestly did. Well never mind i can try next time i guess, i hope your OK Sweetheart i haven't heard from you for a while[/p][/quote]You'll have to sit up all day and all night in front of your PC to beat him. Totally obsessed with Blackburn Rovers. Then again what better team for anyone to be obsessed with. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

5:09pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Yes, five wins from seven is a lot to ask for but if we can take the points from Bolton and the D'ngles (good chance) let's take it from there. We won't win every game but neither will anyone else. Let's see what points the other playoff candidates drop as some have a more difficult run in than we do.
Yes, five wins from seven is a lot to ask for but if we can take the points from Bolton and the D'ngles (good chance) let's take it from there. We won't win every game but neither will anyone else. Let's see what points the other playoff candidates drop as some have a more difficult run in than we do. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 6

5:33pm Thu 27 Feb 14

wolsty says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
Seems when you put And and Why to there indulgent nonsense they get confused.com and don't answer back with other sxxt?? just a thought so I will say to this idiot again already asked him two or three times And????
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Seems when you put And and Why to there indulgent nonsense they get confused.com and don't answer back with other sxxt?? just a thought so I will say to this idiot again already asked him two or three times And???? wolsty
  • Score: 2

5:56pm Thu 27 Feb 14

owd nick says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
owd nick wrote:
5 wins from 7 will be a big ask of any club in this league at this time of the year.

I prefer to look at it one game at a time with a view that 42 points are available, out of those I suspect we will need to take 24 points to be in with a chance.
42? So which game are you sure we cannot take points from?! haha
I'm not, it's as simple as that.

As this season has shown there are no guarantees in this league whatsoever so those 24 points are not going to be easy to come by.
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: 5 wins from 7 will be a big ask of any club in this league at this time of the year. I prefer to look at it one game at a time with a view that 42 points are available, out of those I suspect we will need to take 24 points to be in with a chance.[/p][/quote]42? So which game are you sure we cannot take points from?! haha[/p][/quote]I'm not, it's as simple as that. As this season has shown there are no guarantees in this league whatsoever so those 24 points are not going to be easy to come by. owd nick
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Thu 27 Feb 14

ghost of sceptic says...

look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
We are building a team not a one season wonder. Wait for the big bang its your bubble.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]We are building a team not a one season wonder. Wait for the big bang its your bubble. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 4

6:57pm Thu 27 Feb 14

daan says...

Congratulations to James Hargreaves, a company that sells bogs getting they're name on the worlds biggest wooden cr@p house for the 18th year running, well done!
Congratulations to James Hargreaves, a company that sells bogs getting they're name on the worlds biggest wooden cr@p house for the 18th year running, well done! daan
  • Score: 2

7:46pm Thu 27 Feb 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

wolsty wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
Seems when you put And and Why to there indulgent nonsense they get confused.com and don't answer back with other sxxt?? just a thought so I will say to this idiot again already asked him two or three times And????
And your mum smokes my johnson when you're at school.

You can call me daddy.
[quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Seems when you put And and Why to there indulgent nonsense they get confused.com and don't answer back with other sxxt?? just a thought so I will say to this idiot again already asked him two or three times And????[/p][/quote]And your mum smokes my johnson when you're at school. You can call me daddy. look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -3

9:11pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Dingle Dangle says...

look.up.blackburn. wrote:
wolsty wrote:
look.up.blackburn wrote:
..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese.

What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head.

What a shambles.
Seems when you put And and Why to there indulgent nonsense they get confused.com and don't answer back with other sxxt?? just a thought so I will say to this idiot again already asked him two or three times And????
And your mum smokes my johnson when you're at school.

You can call me daddy.
Get back on your own page dimwit.
[quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wolsty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look.up.blackburn[/bold] wrote: ..... And in other news, the moon is made of cheese. What a load of self indulgent nonsense from the master of bumming themselves up. Defeat at Bolton and the no-dads will be calling for Bowyer head. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Seems when you put And and Why to there indulgent nonsense they get confused.com and don't answer back with other sxxt?? just a thought so I will say to this idiot again already asked him two or three times And????[/p][/quote]And your mum smokes my johnson when you're at school. You can call me daddy.[/p][/quote]Get back on your own page dimwit. Dingle Dangle
  • Score: 1

1:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

speedie_rovers_legend says...

Did this reporter report the fish slapping story at asda too, bream bream bream!!!!
Did this reporter report the fish slapping story at asda too, bream bream bream!!!! speedie_rovers_legend
  • Score: 0

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