Dunn believes Rovers have made clear progress

David Dunn

David Dunn

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

REWIND 11 months and Blackburn Rovers were ready to make their way to Millwall for a must-win match on the back of a truly demoralising defeat at Watford that threatened to send them spiralling to a disastrous second successive relegation.

Fast forward to the present day and thanks to a quirk of the fixture list Rovers are once again getting set to enter the Lions’ Den just four days after a trip to Vicarage Road.

But as David Dunn is quick to point out there is a different type of pressure, a welcome pressure, on Gary Bowyer’s side ahead of tomorrow’s clash with basement boys Millwall.

In April last year Rovers headed to the home of the Lions in desperate need of a victory to ensure they survived the drop.

They ultimately got it – Jordan Rhodes and David Jones on target in a 2-1 win.

This weekend they go in search of three points to keep their slim hopes of a play-off place alive.

Dunn, who was outstanding in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at Watford, admits Rovers will need to go on a ‘hell of a run’ in their final nine games of the campaign if they are to overcome the odds.

But he believes the fact that they are still in with a shout of snatching a top-six spot shows the progression they have made since their previous visit to Watford on April 20 last year, which ended in an ignominious 4-0 loss with Leon Best seeing red in injury time to cap a truly miserable afternoon.

Dunn said: “One thing I would say is 12 months ago we got turned over at Watford and it wasn’t great.

“But the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing.

“Now if we can keep making the progression we have shown this season I’m sure it will be very good for the club long term.

“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job, as have all the coaching staff, and I think we’ve got a good group of players here who are very hungry and want to learn.

“Certainly for an older lad when you’re watching them, they take things on board and you can see they’ve got a mentality to do their very best for the football club, which for the past few years, I don’t think has always been the case.”

Rudy Gestede’s injury-time equaliser against Watford in midweek left Rovers eight points behind sixth-placed Reading but with a game in hand, which comes on Tuesday when Brighton & Hove Albion are the visitors to Ewood Park.

Dunn added: “Anything is possible in this league but we know we’re going to have to go on a hell of a run to get there.”

The midfielder’s brilliantly taken 18-yard volley against Watford on Tuesday brought up his 50th league goal in 301 Premier League and Championship appearances for Rovers.

The veteran midfielder, 34, said: “It’s been a long-time coming but to reach that milestone as predominantly a midfielder for most of my career – which I probably still am – is very pleasing.”

But the shine was taken off the night for the former England international by the fact that Rovers were seemingly set to win the match until referee Darren Sheldrake awarded Watford a penalty after a cross into the box hit Todd Kane on the arm.

The Hornets converted the resulting spot-kick and went back in front before Gestede struck.

“We were well in with a shout of winning but I think the referee gave them a really soft penalty, Toddy was very unlucky to get penalised for that,” said Dunn, who showed sublime footwork to set up Rovers’ second goal of the night, scored by midfielder Craig Conway.

“It was something you kind of, not expect, but it happens quite often in this league.

“But I felt we once again showed great resilience to come back when we were 3-2 down with Rudy getting himself a good goal at the end.

“It would have been criminal if we hadn’t got something out of the game.

“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” Dunn added.

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12:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Harwoodstblue says...

"they" the players " take things on board and you can see they’ve got a mentality to do their very best for the football club, which for the past few years, I don’t think has always been the case"......

Well said David and good to see that you've "got real"....The fans could see it but apparently you couldn't at the time !!!!
Anyway as you say our "slim hopes of a play off place depends on our final nine games" so just go out and give %100 and try to win every one of them. There's nothing lost in trying but a lot to be learned about this team if we are to have hopes of progression next season.
"they" the players " take things on board and you can see they’ve got a mentality to do their very best for the football club, which for the past few years, I don’t think has always been the case"...... Well said David and good to see that you've "got real"....The fans could see it but apparently you couldn't at the time !!!! Anyway as you say our "slim hopes of a play off place depends on our final nine games" so just go out and give %100 and try to win every one of them. There's nothing lost in trying but a lot to be learned about this team if we are to have hopes of progression next season. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 13

12:41pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up! Super_Clarets
  • Score: -10

1:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

BigOrra says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
Super_Clarets says...

'I Give Up'

Really ? Most of us wish you would


.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]Super_Clarets says... 'I Give Up' Really ? Most of us wish you would . BigOrra
  • Score: 13

1:18pm Fri 28 Mar 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

We have been waiting for a promised run of games all season therefore to think we can go on a sustained winning run in the next 10 games is being very optimistic to say the least. Just got to try things out now and experiment fo come out of the traps firing on all cylinders next time.
We have been waiting for a promised run of games all season therefore to think we can go on a sustained winning run in the next 10 games is being very optimistic to say the least. Just got to try things out now and experiment fo come out of the traps firing on all cylinders next time. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 6

1:28pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Garylla says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
You are an unbelievably sad individual. You should be enjoying your march to the Premier League but you are obsessed with the Rovers. I can't think of any Rovers fan who would even THINK about how many points Dingles had last season but you go and check out the Rovers. Just come out of the closet mate, put your blue and white scarf on and you'll feel much better about life. DDIBAW
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]You are an unbelievably sad individual. You should be enjoying your march to the Premier League but you are obsessed with the Rovers. I can't think of any Rovers fan who would even THINK about how many points Dingles had last season but you go and check out the Rovers. Just come out of the closet mate, put your blue and white scarf on and you'll feel much better about life. DDIBAW Garylla
  • Score: 4

1:28pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Your highest point in the league all season has been 8th.

You have spent the majority of the season lingering around mid-table.

You cannot string wins together.

It is 6 years since you last won 3 games in a row.

But..... all of a sudden you claim that the mighty Blackburn Rovers are going to go on an 8 game winning run and surprise the football world defying all the odds to snatch that last play-off spot.....

.... or they might just get beat at Millwall and thats the end of that.
Your highest point in the league all season has been 8th. You have spent the majority of the season lingering around mid-table. You cannot string wins together. It is 6 years since you last won 3 games in a row. But..... all of a sudden you claim that the mighty Blackburn Rovers are going to go on an 8 game winning run and surprise the football world defying all the odds to snatch that last play-off spot..... .... or they might just get beat at Millwall and thats the end of that. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -3

1:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
Not sure why you are posting on this thread. I mean, it aint as if you are a Rovers fan is it....hmm
Maybe you are???. You spend more time following ( in a trolling kind of way) the Rovers than you do Burnley
And if we are so sh 1t how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal in a game that we should have won if we had taken our chances better.
Anyway, send me your address and I will donate an old Rovers top to you, so you can wear it while drooling on the Rovers pages. You know you want to....
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]Not sure why you are posting on this thread. I mean, it aint as if you are a Rovers fan is it....hmm Maybe you are???. You spend more time following ( in a trolling kind of way) the Rovers than you do Burnley And if we are so sh 1t how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal in a game that we should have won if we had taken our chances better. Anyway, send me your address and I will donate an old Rovers top to you, so you can wear it while drooling on the Rovers pages. You know you want to.... Wild Rover
  • Score: 8

1:58pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
Not sure why you are posting on this thread. I mean, it aint as if you are a Rovers fan is it....hmm
Maybe you are???. You spend more time following ( in a trolling kind of way) the Rovers than you do Burnley
And if we are so sh 1t how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal in a game that we should have won if we had taken our chances better.
Anyway, send me your address and I will donate an old Rovers top to you, so you can wear it while drooling on the Rovers pages. You know you want to....
http://www.footballw
ebpages.co.uk/champi
onship/league?sort=p
redicted

Check it out Mungo....

But make sure your sitting down first because this might upset you somewhat.

"...how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal"

I've heard it all now!

I agree though, we were well below par on the day, but we still beat you, and that's all that matters init.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]Not sure why you are posting on this thread. I mean, it aint as if you are a Rovers fan is it....hmm Maybe you are???. You spend more time following ( in a trolling kind of way) the Rovers than you do Burnley And if we are so sh 1t how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal in a game that we should have won if we had taken our chances better. Anyway, send me your address and I will donate an old Rovers top to you, so you can wear it while drooling on the Rovers pages. You know you want to....[/p][/quote]http://www.footballw ebpages.co.uk/champi onship/league?sort=p redicted Check it out Mungo.... But make sure your sitting down first because this might upset you somewhat. "...how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal" I've heard it all now! I agree though, we were well below par on the day, but we still beat you, and that's all that matters init. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -4

2:09pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Your highest point in the league all season has been 8th.

You have spent the majority of the season lingering around mid-table.

You cannot string wins together.

It is 6 years since you last won 3 games in a row.

But..... all of a sudden you claim that the mighty Blackburn Rovers are going to go on an 8 game winning run and surprise the football world defying all the odds to snatch that last play-off spot.....

.... or they might just get beat at Millwall and thats the end of that.
It's a funny old game innit....you never dont know, as a Polish friend of mine says
I mean who could a thought that ol Ginger Muff could have got that shower of the proverbial to fluke so many wins in a season and be where they are?
Yep, funny old game Baldric
How are your plans for world domination coming along?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Your highest point in the league all season has been 8th. You have spent the majority of the season lingering around mid-table. You cannot string wins together. It is 6 years since you last won 3 games in a row. But..... all of a sudden you claim that the mighty Blackburn Rovers are going to go on an 8 game winning run and surprise the football world defying all the odds to snatch that last play-off spot..... .... or they might just get beat at Millwall and thats the end of that.[/p][/quote]It's a funny old game innit....you never dont know, as a Polish friend of mine says I mean who could a thought that ol Ginger Muff could have got that shower of the proverbial to fluke so many wins in a season and be where they are? Yep, funny old game Baldric How are your plans for world domination coming along? Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Wild Rover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Wild Rover wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
Not sure why you are posting on this thread. I mean, it aint as if you are a Rovers fan is it....hmm
Maybe you are???. You spend more time following ( in a trolling kind of way) the Rovers than you do Burnley
And if we are so sh 1t how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal in a game that we should have won if we had taken our chances better.
Anyway, send me your address and I will donate an old Rovers top to you, so you can wear it while drooling on the Rovers pages. You know you want to....
http://www.footballw

ebpages.co.uk/champi

onship/league?sort=p

redicted

Check it out Mungo....

But make sure your sitting down first because this might upset you somewhat.

"...how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal"

I've heard it all now!

I agree though, we were well below par on the day, but we still beat you, and that's all that matters init.
As I thought, no answer
Where should I send the shirt to?
Come on you dont need to be so lonely, get out of the closet and join your fellow Rovers!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]Not sure why you are posting on this thread. I mean, it aint as if you are a Rovers fan is it....hmm Maybe you are???. You spend more time following ( in a trolling kind of way) the Rovers than you do Burnley And if we are so sh 1t how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal in a game that we should have won if we had taken our chances better. Anyway, send me your address and I will donate an old Rovers top to you, so you can wear it while drooling on the Rovers pages. You know you want to....[/p][/quote]http://www.footballw ebpages.co.uk/champi onship/league?sort=p redicted Check it out Mungo.... But make sure your sitting down first because this might upset you somewhat. "...how come the Mighty Clarts only managed to beat us by one goal" I've heard it all now! I agree though, we were well below par on the day, but we still beat you, and that's all that matters init.[/p][/quote]As I thought, no answer Where should I send the shirt to? Come on you dont need to be so lonely, get out of the closet and join your fellow Rovers! Wild Rover
  • Score: 5

2:48pm Fri 28 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Got to say it looks odds on they'll make it over the line though confidence on the run in is a funny old thing and I'd love to see them explode. No matter either way regardless as that squad cannot be prepared for the Prem without major surgery and risking the club in the process. Going to be fun to watch either way.
Got to say it looks odds on they'll make it over the line though confidence on the run in is a funny old thing and I'd love to see them explode. No matter either way regardless as that squad cannot be prepared for the Prem without major surgery and risking the club in the process. Going to be fun to watch either way. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Fri 28 Mar 14

MxMave says...

Still doesn't get away from the fact that Dunny is STILL our best player.
There must be some reason Bowyer doesn't see the need to buy another central attacking mid. When Dunny plays we can push for the playoffs, when he doesn't we are nowhere in this league. A younger version of Dunny (ruben?) would be the MAIN signing i'd make. Even if their on 30k a year, its worthwhile if they can do even 1/2 of what Dunny does.
Still doesn't get away from the fact that Dunny is STILL our best player. There must be some reason Bowyer doesn't see the need to buy another central attacking mid. When Dunny plays we can push for the playoffs, when he doesn't we are nowhere in this league. A younger version of Dunny (ruben?) would be the MAIN signing i'd make. Even if their on 30k a year, its worthwhile if they can do even 1/2 of what Dunny does. MxMave
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

greenscreener says...

MxMave wrote:
Still doesn't get away from the fact that Dunny is STILL our best player.
There must be some reason Bowyer doesn't see the need to buy another central attacking mid. When Dunny plays we can push for the playoffs, when he doesn't we are nowhere in this league. A younger version of Dunny (ruben?) would be the MAIN signing i'd make. Even if their on 30k a year, its worthwhile if they can do even 1/2 of what Dunny does.
Give Cairney a free hand in the middle of the park and he can do the job for us, I hear what you say about Ruben and I agree he is worth bringing back, but the difference is while Rochina has more individual skill and tricks, Cairney makes a stronger contribution and has more vision of what's around him. It's why Le Tissier didn't get the England caps that Scholes did.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Still doesn't get away from the fact that Dunny is STILL our best player. There must be some reason Bowyer doesn't see the need to buy another central attacking mid. When Dunny plays we can push for the playoffs, when he doesn't we are nowhere in this league. A younger version of Dunny (ruben?) would be the MAIN signing i'd make. Even if their on 30k a year, its worthwhile if they can do even 1/2 of what Dunny does.[/p][/quote]Give Cairney a free hand in the middle of the park and he can do the job for us, I hear what you say about Ruben and I agree he is worth bringing back, but the difference is while Rochina has more individual skill and tricks, Cairney makes a stronger contribution and has more vision of what's around him. It's why Le Tissier didn't get the England caps that Scholes did. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

3:24pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jim 2012 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing."

You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers?


"“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job,"

Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise!


“We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,”

I give up.


The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
I think david dunn knows more about football and is in a better position to look at blackburn rovers than some ragged **** dingle supporter
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]I think david dunn knows more about football and is in a better position to look at blackburn rovers than some ragged **** dingle supporter jim 2012
  • Score: 4

4:13pm Fri 28 Mar 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
MxMave wrote:
Still doesn't get away from the fact that Dunny is STILL our best player.
There must be some reason Bowyer doesn't see the need to buy another central attacking mid. When Dunny plays we can push for the playoffs, when he doesn't we are nowhere in this league. A younger version of Dunny (ruben?) would be the MAIN signing i'd make. Even if their on 30k a year, its worthwhile if they can do even 1/2 of what Dunny does.
Give Cairney a free hand in the middle of the park and he can do the job for us, I hear what you say about Ruben and I agree he is worth bringing back, but the difference is while Rochina has more individual skill and tricks, Cairney makes a stronger contribution and has more vision of what's around him. It's why Le Tissier didn't get the England caps that Scholes did.
That's a fair comment Greenie.

I love watching players like Rochina but especially in this league they are a luxury, if we could only find some way of switching on his common sense braincells what a player he would be.

Rovers were checking out another Cardiff midfielder yesterday, I am useless with names but I am sure I have seen him play before and if he is the one I am thinking of he reminded me a lot of Dunny at the time.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Still doesn't get away from the fact that Dunny is STILL our best player. There must be some reason Bowyer doesn't see the need to buy another central attacking mid. When Dunny plays we can push for the playoffs, when he doesn't we are nowhere in this league. A younger version of Dunny (ruben?) would be the MAIN signing i'd make. Even if their on 30k a year, its worthwhile if they can do even 1/2 of what Dunny does.[/p][/quote]Give Cairney a free hand in the middle of the park and he can do the job for us, I hear what you say about Ruben and I agree he is worth bringing back, but the difference is while Rochina has more individual skill and tricks, Cairney makes a stronger contribution and has more vision of what's around him. It's why Le Tissier didn't get the England caps that Scholes did.[/p][/quote]That's a fair comment Greenie. I love watching players like Rochina but especially in this league they are a luxury, if we could only find some way of switching on his common sense braincells what a player he would be. Rovers were checking out another Cardiff midfielder yesterday, I am useless with names but I am sure I have seen him play before and if he is the one I am thinking of he reminded me a lot of Dunny at the time. owd nick
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8:39am Sat 29 Mar 14

mark anthony says...

Rovers have made clear progress--------what in a pint glass?? Can't wait for end of season (summer PR talk ) about how we are going to take next season to the next level and push for automatic promotion spot and that new players will be coming in to do just that. P.s. your renual season ticket applications will be with you very soon BOOK EARLY
Rovers have made clear progress--------what in a pint glass?? Can't wait for end of season (summer PR talk ) about how we are going to take next season to the next level and push for automatic promotion spot and that new players will be coming in to do just that. P.s. your renual season ticket applications will be with you very soon BOOK EARLY mark anthony
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9:01am Sat 29 Mar 14

dangerous dave says...

mark anthony wrote:
Rovers have made clear progress--------what in a pint glass?? Can't wait for end of season (summer PR talk ) about how we are going to take next season to the next level and push for automatic promotion spot and that new players will be coming in to do just that. P.s. your renual season ticket applications will be with you very soon BOOK EARLY
your right the same old 'blurb' next season as it was for this, automatic promotion etc etc same old promises that cant be fulfilled with the current Owners/Management - yes just more of the same - and as for Dunn, well if he's the best weve got as a highly paid part timer then not much in store for the future at all!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Rovers have made clear progress--------what in a pint glass?? Can't wait for end of season (summer PR talk ) about how we are going to take next season to the next level and push for automatic promotion spot and that new players will be coming in to do just that. P.s. your renual season ticket applications will be with you very soon BOOK EARLY[/p][/quote]your right the same old 'blurb' next season as it was for this, automatic promotion etc etc same old promises that cant be fulfilled with the current Owners/Management - yes just more of the same - and as for Dunn, well if he's the best weve got as a highly paid part timer then not much in store for the future at all!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
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9:02am Sat 29 Mar 14

Roverthere says...

Garylla wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up!
You are an unbelievably sad individual. You should be enjoying your march to the Premier League but you are obsessed with the Rovers. I can't think of any Rovers fan who would even THINK about how many points Dingles had last season but you go and check out the Rovers. Just come out of the closet mate, put your blue and white scarf on and you'll feel much better about life. DDIBAW
Let our inferior friends have their moment, it won't last!
Come on you blues.
[quote][p][bold]Garylla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "the progression that the club has shown and made over the last 12 months has been very pleasing." You are a whole 5 points better off than at this point last season and you have lost your 34 year comfort blanket after defeat at home to Burnley... do you really class this as progress for Blackburn Rovers? "“I think the whole club has changed. The manager has done a terrific job," Indeed he has, Mr Monotone Bowyer was the first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose against Burnley in 34 years... give the man a pay rise! “We gifted them a few goals if we’re being honest but certainly there were more positives to take from the game than negatives,” I give up. The nonsense that comes out of this club is hilarious. Keep it up![/p][/quote]You are an unbelievably sad individual. You should be enjoying your march to the Premier League but you are obsessed with the Rovers. I can't think of any Rovers fan who would even THINK about how many points Dingles had last season but you go and check out the Rovers. Just come out of the closet mate, put your blue and white scarf on and you'll feel much better about life. DDIBAW[/p][/quote]Let our inferior friends have their moment, it won't last! Come on you blues. Roverthere
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