Kevin Gallacher column: Form means nothing ahead of East Lancashire derby

This Is Lancashire: Rovers boss Gary Bowyer Rovers boss Gary Bowyer

IT is the first time in a long, long time that you could say Burnley are the big favourties to win an East Lancashire derby.

They are flying, they are confident and no doubt they will feel like the time is now to break the hoodoo.

But these derby matches genuinely are not decided by which team is flying and which team is not – and even if they are, Blackburn have home advantage on Sunday.

No these matches are about which team wants it more and which team turns up on the day.

I’d like to think Blackburn will turn up but if they don’t and they turn in a performance like the one they produced at Bolton on Saturday, then this could be the end of their 35-year rule over Burnley.

The defeat to Bolton was surprising as Rovers were on a nice little run.

But sometimes you can underestimate your opposition and perhaps Blackburn did that to Bolton. You do that sometimes as a player.

You take your foot off the gas and think, ‘we’re on a good run, they’re struggling, so this should be reasonably easy’.

If you do you can get caught on the back foot and that’s what happened to Blackburn at the Reebok.

People must have turned around and said Blackburn looked easy to beat.

That’s the disappointing thing because for the last six or seven weeks that has not been the case. They have been very difficult to beat and the teams they have played before Saturday would vouch for that.

Now it’s a case of going back to the drawing board and getting ready for Burnley. But the good thing about getting a battering from Bolton is that Gary Bowyer’s team talk will be the easiest one he will have to do.

The players will know they have to do better and they will know exactly what this game means.

And if they don’t people like David Dunn will be getting word around.

The build up to the game is now well and truly under way and the banter is starting to fly.

And it will stay that way until well after the game.

At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you play, it’s just about the result.

And after what happened at Bolton, Blackburn should be desperate to get one for their fans and for the town.

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12:22pm Wed 5 Mar 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Why does he always look like a sea lion at a show.Honk Honk.
Why does he always look like a sea lion at a show.Honk Honk. .Lancs _ Pensioner
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1:51pm Wed 5 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn. FCBurnley
  • Score: 1

2:37pm Wed 5 Mar 14

j bee says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
i want this on record burnleys greatest season ever 1948 ave gate 33,600 rovers greatest season of all time for gates 30,500, rovers can never beat it as ewood only holds 31,000 now thats from official football league attendances , ho i was on 40 odd year before 1995 fans and forgot more about the game than some
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]i want this on record burnleys greatest season ever 1948 ave gate 33,600 rovers greatest season of all time for gates 30,500, rovers can never beat it as ewood only holds 31,000 now thats from official football league attendances , ho i was on 40 odd year before 1995 fans and forgot more about the game than some j bee
  • Score: 1

2:41pm Wed 5 Mar 14

j bee says...

j bee wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
i want this on record burnleys greatest season ever 1948 ave gate 33,600 rovers greatest season of all time for gates 30,500, rovers can never beat it as ewood only holds 31,000 now thats from official football league attendances , ho i was on 40 odd year before 1995 fans and forgot more about the game than some
forgot to had it was 1959 when rovers had there best season of all time i when to wembly year after rovers v wolves must have been the worst final ever
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]i want this on record burnleys greatest season ever 1948 ave gate 33,600 rovers greatest season of all time for gates 30,500, rovers can never beat it as ewood only holds 31,000 now thats from official football league attendances , ho i was on 40 odd year before 1995 fans and forgot more about the game than some[/p][/quote]forgot to had it was 1959 when rovers had there best season of all time i when to wembly year after rovers v wolves must have been the worst final ever j bee
  • Score: -1

2:48pm Wed 5 Mar 14

bburnrover says...

I think we had over 60,000 on against Bolton and I recall 44000 against City in a cup match but that was pre Xbox and PS4 days.
A lot of our fans stopped going as they were let down by the Ewood management over the 1960 cup final its happened again in 2010 with the Venkeys so a lot more left when they ignored the fans and retained Kean who was obviously the poorest manager in Christendom.
I think we had over 60,000 on against Bolton and I recall 44000 against City in a cup match but that was pre Xbox and PS4 days. A lot of our fans stopped going as they were let down by the Ewood management over the 1960 cup final its happened again in 2010 with the Venkeys so a lot more left when they ignored the fans and retained Kean who was obviously the poorest manager in Christendom. bburnrover
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Wed 5 Mar 14

bburnrover says...

I still think form means everything Rovers have never found any consistent form all season and I don't feel GB is a motivator and playing two defensive midfielders proves he doesn't know much about tatics either..
I still think form means everything Rovers have never found any consistent form all season and I don't feel GB is a motivator and playing two defensive midfielders proves he doesn't know much about tatics either.. bburnrover
  • Score: -2

3:14pm Wed 5 Mar 14

j bee says...

bburnrover wrote:
I think we had over 60,000 on against Bolton and I recall 44000 against City in a cup match but that was pre Xbox and PS4 days.
A lot of our fans stopped going as they were let down by the Ewood management over the 1960 cup final its happened again in 2010 with the Venkeys so a lot more left when they ignored the fans and retained Kean who was obviously the poorest manager in Christendom.
i am not sayin rovers did not have good gates at times the thing is a good average season beats any indiviual gate from a small town 33,600 ave over a full season was fantastic , i remember it very well , why i never went to rovers again certain players were selling cup final tickets on the boulivard
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I think we had over 60,000 on against Bolton and I recall 44000 against City in a cup match but that was pre Xbox and PS4 days. A lot of our fans stopped going as they were let down by the Ewood management over the 1960 cup final its happened again in 2010 with the Venkeys so a lot more left when they ignored the fans and retained Kean who was obviously the poorest manager in Christendom.[/p][/quote]i am not sayin rovers did not have good gates at times the thing is a good average season beats any indiviual gate from a small town 33,600 ave over a full season was fantastic , i remember it very well , why i never went to rovers again certain players were selling cup final tickets on the boulivard j bee
  • Score: -1

3:21pm Wed 5 Mar 14

j bee says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
i want this on record burnleys greatest season ever 1948 ave gate 33,600 rovers greatest season of all time for gates 30,500, rovers can never beat it as ewood only holds 31,000 now thats from official football league attendances , ho i was on 40 odd year before 1995 fans and forgot more about the game than some
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]i want this on record burnleys greatest season ever 1948 ave gate 33,600 rovers greatest season of all time for gates 30,500, rovers can never beat it as ewood only holds 31,000 now thats from official football league attendances , ho i was on 40 odd year before 1995 fans and forgot more about the game than some j bee
  • Score: -3

3:43pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist. Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

ossydingle says...

Not posted on here for a while as no matter what you say its always taken in the wrong way, great to see genuine fans talking football. Sunday is as big as its gets, huge for us as a win puts us closer to our goal, but have to say that it is a disgrace what has been allowed to happen at Ewood, my Partner and Son are Rovers Fans and they cant believe how far the club has gone down under the Venkys . The Club and fans are bigger than the owners and with it looking very unlikely Backburn are going up maybe it will bring on there departure, and a new start.
Not posted on here for a while as no matter what you say its always taken in the wrong way, great to see genuine fans talking football. Sunday is as big as its gets, huge for us as a win puts us closer to our goal, but have to say that it is a disgrace what has been allowed to happen at Ewood, my Partner and Son are Rovers Fans and they cant believe how far the club has gone down under the Venkys . The Club and fans are bigger than the owners and with it looking very unlikely Backburn are going up maybe it will bring on there departure, and a new start. ossydingle
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Wed 5 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
A sensible post again Ewood_Mark, and you are correct in your assessment of the effort and work rate of the players under Sean Dyche. One of the surprising things for me this season is just how fit and strong the team is. We have a team that will run through brick walls from the first to the last minute. We have beaten QPR, Derby twice, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and drew away at Leicester. I just can't see your weak team being able to get a foothold in the game when up against Burnley's fast flowing football. Indeed your fullbacks are probably having nightmares about stopping Trippier getting those crosses in.
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.[/p][/quote]A sensible post again Ewood_Mark, and you are correct in your assessment of the effort and work rate of the players under Sean Dyche. One of the surprising things for me this season is just how fit and strong the team is. We have a team that will run through brick walls from the first to the last minute. We have beaten QPR, Derby twice, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and drew away at Leicester. I just can't see your weak team being able to get a foothold in the game when up against Burnley's fast flowing football. Indeed your fullbacks are probably having nightmares about stopping Trippier getting those crosses in. look up blackburn
  • Score: 3

6:36pm Wed 5 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
You sound like you have similar intentions to me 'Ewood' Mark though my posts are much more considered and you're pulling statements out of thin air. Even as a 6 fingered Dingle I have to appreciate the togetherness Bowyer has created in a short time. If he can also improve their organisation then I think they could soon be a real force (again). Even meeting them this weekend we have to be mindful of what they did against City in the first game. Truth be told, I don't think any of us are confident as we simply don't believe we can beat them. That in itself tells you a story.
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.[/p][/quote]You sound like you have similar intentions to me 'Ewood' Mark though my posts are much more considered and you're pulling statements out of thin air. Even as a 6 fingered Dingle I have to appreciate the togetherness Bowyer has created in a short time. If he can also improve their organisation then I think they could soon be a real force (again). Even meeting them this weekend we have to be mindful of what they did against City in the first game. Truth be told, I don't think any of us are confident as we simply don't believe we can beat them. That in itself tells you a story. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -5

6:38pm Wed 5 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Wed 5 Mar 14

FCBurnley says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.[/p][/quote]How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support. FCBurnley
  • Score: 3

11:12pm Wed 5 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
Ewood Tom - who r u trying to impress on here? Who are u trying to kid? Ur banter is very low level...my 6 year old can do better than your attempt at it. Get a life and a grip on reality.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.[/p][/quote]Ewood Tom - who r u trying to impress on here? Who are u trying to kid? Ur banter is very low level...my 6 year old can do better than your attempt at it. Get a life and a grip on reality. stevieclaret
  • Score: -1

12:22am Thu 6 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
You sound like you have similar intentions to me 'Ewood' Mark though my posts are much more considered and you're pulling statements out of thin air. Even as a 6 fingered Dingle I have to appreciate the togetherness Bowyer has created in a short time. If he can also improve their organisation then I think they could soon be a real force (again). Even meeting them this weekend we have to be mindful of what they did against City in the first game. Truth be told, I don't think any of us are confident as we simply don't believe we can beat them. That in itself tells you a story.
You are clearly a Rovers supporter, please stop embarrassing me and all the other Rovers fans and just be clear on your allegiance to YOUR club, rather than pretending to be a Burnley fan (very poorly) Sad sad man.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.[/p][/quote]You sound like you have similar intentions to me 'Ewood' Mark though my posts are much more considered and you're pulling statements out of thin air. Even as a 6 fingered Dingle I have to appreciate the togetherness Bowyer has created in a short time. If he can also improve their organisation then I think they could soon be a real force (again). Even meeting them this weekend we have to be mindful of what they did against City in the first game. Truth be told, I don't think any of us are confident as we simply don't believe we can beat them. That in itself tells you a story.[/p][/quote]You are clearly a Rovers supporter, please stop embarrassing me and all the other Rovers fans and just be clear on your allegiance to YOUR club, rather than pretending to be a Burnley fan (very poorly) Sad sad man. Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 0

8:18am Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
Its falling on deaf ears FakeVilla, all your attempts at creating your fantasy world and blocking out the reality that Burnley are 2nd in the league and 5 points clear is failing.

You've given it your best shot. Time to knock it off now.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.[/p][/quote]Its falling on deaf ears FakeVilla, all your attempts at creating your fantasy world and blocking out the reality that Burnley are 2nd in the league and 5 points clear is failing. You've given it your best shot. Time to knock it off now. look up blackburn
  • Score: 0

8:59am Thu 6 Mar 14

Garylla says...

look up blackburn wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
A sensible post again Ewood_Mark, and you are correct in your assessment of the effort and work rate of the players under Sean Dyche. One of the surprising things for me this season is just how fit and strong the team is. We have a team that will run through brick walls from the first to the last minute. We have beaten QPR, Derby twice, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and drew away at Leicester. I just can't see your weak team being able to get a foothold in the game when up against Burnley's fast flowing football. Indeed your fullbacks are probably having nightmares about stopping Trippier getting those crosses in.
Looks like you're writing to yourself now mate. What will you be like when Rovers pull off the biggest shock in derby history and burst your bubble . Your worst nightmare . You'll be sat at home on Sunday listening out for the result waiting to post on here. If this was twitter it would be #sadlonleydingle
[quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.[/p][/quote]A sensible post again Ewood_Mark, and you are correct in your assessment of the effort and work rate of the players under Sean Dyche. One of the surprising things for me this season is just how fit and strong the team is. We have a team that will run through brick walls from the first to the last minute. We have beaten QPR, Derby twice, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and drew away at Leicester. I just can't see your weak team being able to get a foothold in the game when up against Burnley's fast flowing football. Indeed your fullbacks are probably having nightmares about stopping Trippier getting those crosses in.[/p][/quote]Looks like you're writing to yourself now mate. What will you be like when Rovers pull off the biggest shock in derby history and burst your bubble . Your worst nightmare . You'll be sat at home on Sunday listening out for the result waiting to post on here. If this was twitter it would be #sadlonleydingle Garylla
  • Score: 1

9:26am Thu 6 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
I'm looking forward to Sunday but I do agree about form in derbies; it does kind of go out the window. We have a fantastic record against the top six this season (5 wins and 3 draws from 8) but in Rovers favour (and not meaning in any way to be offensive) our 3 defeats this season have come against mid-table opposition. It is all down to motivation in the end. I recall the game at home in the prem against Rovers when we had Laws the Plank in charge, the last time Rovers really outplayed us (I'll steer away from the obvious and later admitted dive for the penalty, you deserved to win), Laws couldn't motivate the team for that game and we were a shambles. My point is that I have misgivings about Bowyer. Obviously I don't watch Rovers every week but I find it hard to believe that someone who sounds so utterly boring in a post match interview could motivate anyone, he really is monotone and lacking in any passion. At least that's how he comes across.
All that aside, I'm not making any predictions. We ARE the form side but Rovers have showed this season that they CAN put in a performance. I only hope that your luck of the last 3 games doesn't rear it's ugly head again. If we lose on Sunday I want to come on here and say well done, you deserved it, not discuss rebounded late winners or equalisers or other such things.
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.[/p][/quote]I'm looking forward to Sunday but I do agree about form in derbies; it does kind of go out the window. We have a fantastic record against the top six this season (5 wins and 3 draws from 8) but in Rovers favour (and not meaning in any way to be offensive) our 3 defeats this season have come against mid-table opposition. It is all down to motivation in the end. I recall the game at home in the prem against Rovers when we had Laws the Plank in charge, the last time Rovers really outplayed us (I'll steer away from the obvious and later admitted dive for the penalty, you deserved to win), Laws couldn't motivate the team for that game and we were a shambles. My point is that I have misgivings about Bowyer. Obviously I don't watch Rovers every week but I find it hard to believe that someone who sounds so utterly boring in a post match interview could motivate anyone, he really is monotone and lacking in any passion. At least that's how he comes across. All that aside, I'm not making any predictions. We ARE the form side but Rovers have showed this season that they CAN put in a performance. I only hope that your luck of the last 3 games doesn't rear it's ugly head again. If we lose on Sunday I want to come on here and say well done, you deserved it, not discuss rebounded late winners or equalisers or other such things. houseclaret
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9:28am Thu 6 Mar 14

look up blackburn says...

Garylla wrote:
look up blackburn wrote:
Ewood_Mark wrote:
If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.
A sensible post again Ewood_Mark, and you are correct in your assessment of the effort and work rate of the players under Sean Dyche. One of the surprising things for me this season is just how fit and strong the team is. We have a team that will run through brick walls from the first to the last minute. We have beaten QPR, Derby twice, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and drew away at Leicester. I just can't see your weak team being able to get a foothold in the game when up against Burnley's fast flowing football. Indeed your fullbacks are probably having nightmares about stopping Trippier getting those crosses in.
Looks like you're writing to yourself now mate. What will you be like when Rovers pull off the biggest shock in derby history and burst your bubble . Your worst nightmare . You'll be sat at home on Sunday listening out for the result waiting to post on here. If this was twitter it would be #sadlonleydingle
"when Rovers pull off the biggest shock in derby history"

Well it looks like you goons have finally accepted your position as the little man once more. good for you. Amazing to think that in just 3 short years Burnley have progressed to the point where Blackburn Rovers fans would consider it "the biggest shock in derby history" to beat the Clarets!

How far have you fallen!

#roversfancryinginsi
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[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]look up blackburn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: If we lose, Bowyer has to go. Simples. Most of the players don't care about the club (partly due to GB's poor tactics surely)...in turn I have to admit I envy with what Burnley have as their players put in 110% every game. Rivalries aside, we have to look at the reality that Burnley haven't even lost to a top 6 side so far this season, yet we can't seem to beat one. This is why I'm dreading Sunday. I'm not being pessimistic I'm being a realist.[/p][/quote]A sensible post again Ewood_Mark, and you are correct in your assessment of the effort and work rate of the players under Sean Dyche. One of the surprising things for me this season is just how fit and strong the team is. We have a team that will run through brick walls from the first to the last minute. We have beaten QPR, Derby twice, Nottingham Forest, Reading, and drew away at Leicester. I just can't see your weak team being able to get a foothold in the game when up against Burnley's fast flowing football. Indeed your fullbacks are probably having nightmares about stopping Trippier getting those crosses in.[/p][/quote]Looks like you're writing to yourself now mate. What will you be like when Rovers pull off the biggest shock in derby history and burst your bubble . Your worst nightmare . You'll be sat at home on Sunday listening out for the result waiting to post on here. If this was twitter it would be #sadlonleydingle[/p][/quote]"when Rovers pull off the biggest shock in derby history" Well it looks like you goons have finally accepted your position as the little man once more. good for you. Amazing to think that in just 3 short years Burnley have progressed to the point where Blackburn Rovers fans would consider it "the biggest shock in derby history" to beat the Clarets! How far have you fallen! #roversfancryinginsi de look up blackburn
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10:23am Thu 6 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

FCBurnley wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.
I think i do have the intelligence - as I've said all along, I'm a drooling 6-fingered inbred and I sleep with my sister. The difference between me and you is I'm proud of my heritage - so who's the real Clarets fan - me or you??
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.[/p][/quote]How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.[/p][/quote]I think i do have the intelligence - as I've said all along, I'm a drooling 6-fingered inbred and I sleep with my sister. The difference between me and you is I'm proud of my heritage - so who's the real Clarets fan - me or you?? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 1

11:04am Thu 6 Mar 14

Ewood_Mark says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.
I think i do have the intelligence - as I've said all along, I'm a drooling 6-fingered inbred and I sleep with my sister. The difference between me and you is I'm proud of my heritage - so who's the real Clarets fan - me or you??
To make a Username and constantly posting about obvious pretending to support your rival team is really quite deluded. If you care that much about Burnley, go and support them
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.[/p][/quote]How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.[/p][/quote]I think i do have the intelligence - as I've said all along, I'm a drooling 6-fingered inbred and I sleep with my sister. The difference between me and you is I'm proud of my heritage - so who's the real Clarets fan - me or you??[/p][/quote]To make a Username and constantly posting about obvious pretending to support your rival team is really quite deluded. If you care that much about Burnley, go and support them Ewood_Mark
  • Score: 0

11:25am Thu 6 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

Ewood_Mark wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !!
Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.
Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.
How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.
I think i do have the intelligence - as I've said all along, I'm a drooling 6-fingered inbred and I sleep with my sister. The difference between me and you is I'm proud of my heritage - so who's the real Clarets fan - me or you??
To make a Username and constantly posting about obvious pretending to support your rival team is really quite deluded. If you care that much about Burnley, go and support them
Well said Ewood. I'm glad that a Rovers fan is having a go at this individual. He/she/it is simply an irritant. They show no knowledge of the game and I even doubt that they actually support your team. I have asked many times for Clarets to ignore all posts by them, whatever name they post under, the style of writing (and I use the term loosely) is very recognisable. I will not ever respond to this "person". Thanks again for your efforts. We have one or two similar, although I'm not aware of any quite so bad (I don't visit Rovers threads apart from derby time so forgive me if I'm wrong).
Banter is alive and well, but unfortunately not living in this individual.
I would wish you best of luck for Sunday but I can't quite bring myself to do that, and I think that just maybe you have used your share of that commodity in the last 3 meetings.
[quote][p][bold]Ewood_Mark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Blackburns `rule` over Burnley ended last season. It is decided by league position not the odd one off game. If that is the case then Burnley can claim to have `ruled` Rovers for the last 4 years we are unbeaten !! Whatever the result on Sunday, only an idiot would think Rovers currently `ruled` Burnley. Mind you there are lots of those in Blagburn.[/p][/quote]Isn't it because we haven't beat them in 34 years? I think that's what's confusing you.[/p][/quote]How pathetic. You dont even have the intelligence to pretend to be a Clarets. At least most Rovers have the cojones to admit who they support.[/p][/quote]I think i do have the intelligence - as I've said all along, I'm a drooling 6-fingered inbred and I sleep with my sister. The difference between me and you is I'm proud of my heritage - so who's the real Clarets fan - me or you??[/p][/quote]To make a Username and constantly posting about obvious pretending to support your rival team is really quite deluded. If you care that much about Burnley, go and support them[/p][/quote]Well said Ewood. I'm glad that a Rovers fan is having a go at this individual. He/she/it is simply an irritant. They show no knowledge of the game and I even doubt that they actually support your team. I have asked many times for Clarets to ignore all posts by them, whatever name they post under, the style of writing (and I use the term loosely) is very recognisable. I will not ever respond to this "person". Thanks again for your efforts. We have one or two similar, although I'm not aware of any quite so bad (I don't visit Rovers threads apart from derby time so forgive me if I'm wrong). Banter is alive and well, but unfortunately not living in this individual. I would wish you best of luck for Sunday but I can't quite bring myself to do that, and I think that just maybe you have used your share of that commodity in the last 3 meetings. houseclaret
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