What the papers say on Rovers

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

First published in Sport

HOW the national Sunday papers saw Blackburn Rovers' dismal 4-0 defeat away at Bolton Wanderers which leaves Gary Bowyer's side six points off the Championship play offs.

Bolton smashed four past bitter rivals Blackburn in a thrilling Lancashire derby but boss Dougie Freedman called for more. Freedman reckons a fifth goal would not have flattered his rampant Trotters SUN ON SUNDAY Dougie Freedman dedicated his Bolton team’s derby day demolition of Blackburn to their fans. Medo Kamara headed the Trotters in front before goals from Joe Mason and Jay Spearing but them in charge SUNDAY MIRROR Bolton had waited seven agonising months to exact revenge over Blackburn but when it came it could not have been more emphatic...the Wanderers produced a cocksure display to reclaim local bragging rights SUNDAY PEOPLE

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7:47pm Sun 2 Mar 14

cboyer says...

5? could have been 6 or 7 we was poor straight from the kick off our midfield could not get a foot on the ball and once they did they gave it straight away again bolton just looked like they wanted it more
5? could have been 6 or 7 we was poor straight from the kick off our midfield could not get a foot on the ball and once they did they gave it straight away again bolton just looked like they wanted it more cboyer
  • Score: 13

8:15pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.
This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -11

8:26pm Sun 2 Mar 14

digitusjonfred says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.
go and eat ya grain and ya sister punk.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.[/p][/quote]go and eat ya grain and ya sister punk. digitusjonfred
  • Score: 3

8:30pm Sun 2 Mar 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

Bolton 4-0 Blackburn Rovers

debacle
noun
1. a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.
"Blackburn's season is now well and truly over following this latest debacle"
synonyms: fiasco, failure, catastrophe, disaster, disintegration, mess, wreck, ruin.

20 points.
Bolton 4-0 Blackburn Rovers debacle noun 1. a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco. "Blackburn's season is now well and truly over following this latest debacle" synonyms: fiasco, failure, catastrophe, disaster, disintegration, mess, wreck, ruin. 20 points. look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: -4

10:15pm Sun 2 Mar 14

j bee says...

as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days
as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days j bee
  • Score: -1

8:13am Mon 3 Mar 14

yyy's1 says...

cyboyer wrote our midfield could not get a foot on the ball and when they did they gave it straight away again.
Our midfield will never be any good while the manager keeps playing his mate Jason Lowe.
He can't tackle and when he gets the ball he passes it five yards sideways or backwards and gives it away for fun. As for his goalscoring record, what is it?
something like one goal in what seems like a hundred thousand games.
We won't lose him through injury because he doesn't get involved where it hurts, so come on Bowyer open your eyes, stop the old pals act and leave him out.
cyboyer wrote our midfield could not get a foot on the ball and when they did they gave it straight away again. Our midfield will never be any good while the manager keeps playing his mate Jason Lowe. He can't tackle and when he gets the ball he passes it five yards sideways or backwards and gives it away for fun. As for his goalscoring record, what is it? something like one goal in what seems like a hundred thousand games. We won't lose him through injury because he doesn't get involved where it hurts, so come on Bowyer open your eyes, stop the old pals act and leave him out. yyy's1
  • Score: 3

8:20am Mon 3 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

j bee wrote:
as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days
Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days[/p][/quote]Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

8:24am Mon 3 Mar 14

bburnrover says...

Wigan and Derby are showing Rovers how to do it bring a decent manager in and turn a poor team into play off certs.

We have too many journeymen players the fans know who they are but the coaching staff don't seem to have a Scooby as they keep selecting them.
I cannot see us doing anything against Burnley next Sunday as we are in poor shape all our better players are injured and Burnley are having their best season ever and look well organised and hard working maybe the trick is in the management and coaching staff.
Wigan and Derby are showing Rovers how to do it bring a decent manager in and turn a poor team into play off certs. We have too many journeymen players the fans know who they are but the coaching staff don't seem to have a Scooby as they keep selecting them. I cannot see us doing anything against Burnley next Sunday as we are in poor shape all our better players are injured and Burnley are having their best season ever and look well organised and hard working maybe the trick is in the management and coaching staff. bburnrover
  • Score: 4

8:38am Mon 3 Mar 14

dangerous dave says...

bburnrover wrote:
Wigan and Derby are showing Rovers how to do it bring a decent manager in and turn a poor team into play off certs.

We have too many journeymen players the fans know who they are but the coaching staff don't seem to have a Scooby as they keep selecting them.
I cannot see us doing anything against Burnley next Sunday as we are in poor shape all our better players are injured and Burnley are having their best season ever and look well organised and hard working maybe the trick is in the management and coaching staff.
yes but they dont have 'cowboys and indians' running the club unfortunately we have and are therefore just an 'also ran' club with no real ambition or drive - a second rate manager with freebie mates and virtually unknowns that he see's as promotion material or the backbone on which to take the club forward - totally deluded!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Wigan and Derby are showing Rovers how to do it bring a decent manager in and turn a poor team into play off certs. We have too many journeymen players the fans know who they are but the coaching staff don't seem to have a Scooby as they keep selecting them. I cannot see us doing anything against Burnley next Sunday as we are in poor shape all our better players are injured and Burnley are having their best season ever and look well organised and hard working maybe the trick is in the management and coaching staff.[/p][/quote]yes but they dont have 'cowboys and indians' running the club unfortunately we have and are therefore just an 'also ran' club with no real ambition or drive - a second rate manager with freebie mates and virtually unknowns that he see's as promotion material or the backbone on which to take the club forward - totally deluded!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -2

8:41am Mon 3 Mar 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days
Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.
Well said
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days[/p][/quote]Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.[/p][/quote]Well said Burnley59/60
  • Score: 1

9:14am Mon 3 Mar 14

owd nick says...

What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us.

The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton.

Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important.

I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same.

I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by.

In effect we will be starting with 10 men.

Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.
What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us. The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton. Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important. I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same. I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by. In effect we will be starting with 10 men. Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need. owd nick
  • Score: 5

9:24am Mon 3 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us.

The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton.

Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important.

I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same.

I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by.

In effect we will be starting with 10 men.

Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.
We've been saying that all season but GB doesn't seem to learn. I see he's taking it out on the players today.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us. The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton. Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important. I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same. I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by. In effect we will be starting with 10 men. Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.[/p][/quote]We've been saying that all season but GB doesn't seem to learn. I see he's taking it out on the players today. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

9:31am Mon 3 Mar 14

j bee says...

Burnley59/60 wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days
Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.
Well said
whats wrong its the truth ask the telegraph i tell the truth and some people dont want to beleive it
[quote][p][bold]Burnley59/60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days[/p][/quote]Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.[/p][/quote]Well said[/p][/quote]whats wrong its the truth ask the telegraph i tell the truth and some people dont want to beleive it j bee
  • Score: 1

9:36am Mon 3 Mar 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days
Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.
cant grow any more i would be 6 foot 10
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: as mark hughes said in this paper WE ARE THE MOST HATED CLUB IN ENGLAND that was before the venky days[/p][/quote]Mr Bee, You recently stated that you were nearer 80 years old than 70. Could I respectfully ask you to grow up. That post makes you no better than that fool... We love you Venkys.[/p][/quote]cant grow any more i would be 6 foot 10 j bee
  • Score: -1

9:36am Mon 3 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us.

The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton.

Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important.

I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same.

I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by.

In effect we will be starting with 10 men.

Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.
We've been saying that all season but GB doesn't seem to learn. I see he's taking it out on the players today.
That's fair enough, they were the ones on the pitch who didn't perform and we have said all season that GB is too "nice", perhaps it's another step up in the learning curve.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us. The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton. Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important. I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same. I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by. In effect we will be starting with 10 men. Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.[/p][/quote]We've been saying that all season but GB doesn't seem to learn. I see he's taking it out on the players today.[/p][/quote]That's fair enough, they were the ones on the pitch who didn't perform and we have said all season that GB is too "nice", perhaps it's another step up in the learning curve. owd nick
  • Score: 5

9:40am Mon 3 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us.

The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton.

Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important.

I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same.

I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by.

In effect we will be starting with 10 men.

Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.
We've been saying that all season but GB doesn't seem to learn. I see he's taking it out on the players today.
That's fair enough, they were the ones on the pitch who didn't perform and we have said all season that GB is too "nice", perhaps it's another step up in the learning curve.
Hope he's not too 'nice' next week. I think we need a bit of @rse kicking in training. Hope we have some of the injured back for weekend
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: What does it matter what the papers say? They and the media in general have never forgiven us for winning the Premier League and destroying their circulation figures so their thoughts mean absolutely nothing to me, if we had won 4 - 0 they would still have rubbished us. The only thing that really matters is the varied opinions of Rovers fans, especially those who went to Bolton. Like the Reading match before it the Bolton match is now history, done and dusted, can't do anything about the points won and lost, the next game is now the most important. I doubt that GB reads these comments but one thing I really don't want to see when I take my seat on Sunday lunchtime is Williamson's name on the teamsheet, and I would be willing to bet my house on thousands of Rovers fans thinking the same. I have nothing against him personally and if he is playing he will get my total support, but my honest opinion is that he is totally out of his depth in this league and the game just passes him by. In effect we will be starting with 10 men. Burnley use space extremely well and love to hit teams on the break, we have to counter that, sitting back with two defensive midfielders will simply give them all the space they need.[/p][/quote]We've been saying that all season but GB doesn't seem to learn. I see he's taking it out on the players today.[/p][/quote]That's fair enough, they were the ones on the pitch who didn't perform and we have said all season that GB is too "nice", perhaps it's another step up in the learning curve.[/p][/quote]Hope he's not too 'nice' next week. I think we need a bit of @rse kicking in training. Hope we have some of the injured back for weekend Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

2:42pm Mon 3 Mar 14

northernchef says...

Before you say that yet another Burnley fan is on here instead of his own thread I am new to this website and have posted on both. Yes it was a horror show at Bolton but no rovers season is far from over. Six points off playoffs? I'm sure two games ago most of my fellow claret were talking of a total collapse when you were to inevitably lose at reading and you were 7 pts off the playoffs at that stage. Even a loss to Burnley wouldn't be the end of the world. Will you cope with promotion if it were to happen, no you aren't strong enough but then again neither are we at the moment. Serious money would have to be invested and I can't see it happening, but do you deserve to get playoffs? If you turn it around and get there then who could argue that you do. Apart from Sunday good luck for the rest of the season.
Before you say that yet another Burnley fan is on here instead of his own thread I am new to this website and have posted on both. Yes it was a horror show at Bolton but no rovers season is far from over. Six points off playoffs? I'm sure two games ago most of my fellow claret were talking of a total collapse when you were to inevitably lose at reading and you were 7 pts off the playoffs at that stage. Even a loss to Burnley wouldn't be the end of the world. Will you cope with promotion if it were to happen, no you aren't strong enough but then again neither are we at the moment. Serious money would have to be invested and I can't see it happening, but do you deserve to get playoffs? If you turn it around and get there then who could argue that you do. Apart from Sunday good luck for the rest of the season. northernchef
  • Score: 2

3:22pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Roverholic says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote: This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.
go and eat ya grain and ya sister punk.
As a Rovers fan I dont see anything wrong with that post. Seagull is only telling it like it is/will be
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.[/p][/quote]go and eat ya grain and ya sister punk.[/p][/quote]As a Rovers fan I dont see anything wrong with that post. Seagull is only telling it like it is/will be Roverholic
  • Score: -1

4:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

owd nick says...

Roverholic wrote:
digitusjonfred wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote: This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.
go and eat ya grain and ya sister punk.
As a Rovers fan I dont see anything wrong with that post. Seagull is only telling it like it is/will be
You going to put your mortgage on that?
[quote][p][bold]Roverholic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: This article will be repeated in a weeks time, the only difference being that it will say Burnley instead of Bolton.[/p][/quote]go and eat ya grain and ya sister punk.[/p][/quote]As a Rovers fan I dont see anything wrong with that post. Seagull is only telling it like it is/will be[/p][/quote]You going to put your mortgage on that? owd nick
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Mon 3 Mar 14

digitusjonfred says...

I hate to say it, Burnley WILL go up, we will will not full stop ! But in 12 months time rolls may be reversed, hopefully.
I hate to say it, Burnley WILL go up, we will will not full stop ! But in 12 months time rolls may be reversed, hopefully. digitusjonfred
  • Score: 0

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