Blackburn Rovers hope Corry Evans will be fit to face Ipswich Town

This Is Lancashire: Blackburn Rovers hope Corry Evans will be fit to face Ipswich Town Blackburn Rovers hope Corry Evans will be fit to face Ipswich Town

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer is hopeful Corry Evans will be fit to start Saturday’s visit of Ipswich Town to Ewood Park after the midfielder came off with a dead leg in last night’s 3-3 home draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Bowyer, whose squad has been riddled by injuries all season, said: “It’s a game of football for Blackburn Rovers so someone has to go off injured.

“Hopefully it’s not too serious and he can come into contention for Saturday because I thought he was terrific again tonight – him and Lee Williamson.”

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Four first-team players – Jake Kean, Markus Olsson, Bryan Dabo and Josh King – have all been named in Rovers’ starting line-up for this afternoon’s Lancashire FA Senior Cup quarter-final with Bury at Brockhall.

Kick-off is 1pm and supporters are welcome.

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12:40pm Wed 2 Apr 14

flagstone says...

We've had a terrible run of injuries , but having said that, we have a massive squad and still the quality is not there to get into the playoffs.
We've had a terrible run of injuries , but having said that, we have a massive squad and still the quality is not there to get into the playoffs. flagstone
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12:56pm Wed 2 Apr 14

merlinmills says...

A decent right back and GK. Robinson needs to be replaced next season! and kean and eastwood are not good enough. Butland would be awesome! Another striker like mason and get rid of varney.
A decent right back and GK. Robinson needs to be replaced next season! and kean and eastwood are not good enough. Butland would be awesome! Another striker like mason and get rid of varney. merlinmills
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

flagstone wrote:
We've had a terrible run of injuries , but having said that, we have a massive squad and still the quality is not there to get into the playoffs.
The first 11 looks OK if they play as a team. It's when we have injuries that the problem starts and someone has to come in who's not quite up to it or playing out of position. (right back for instance, never been addressed all season.) I agree we have a lot of average players but can Bowyer get the best out of them like Dyche has done down the road ?
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: We've had a terrible run of injuries , but having said that, we have a massive squad and still the quality is not there to get into the playoffs.[/p][/quote]The first 11 looks OK if they play as a team. It's when we have injuries that the problem starts and someone has to come in who's not quite up to it or playing out of position. (right back for instance, never been addressed all season.) I agree we have a lot of average players but can Bowyer get the best out of them like Dyche has done down the road ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated!
Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated! Super_Clarets
  • Score: -10

1:10pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

merlinmills wrote:
A decent right back and GK. Robinson needs to be replaced next season! and kean and eastwood are not good enough. Butland would be awesome! Another striker like mason and get rid of varney.
Looks like you lot will have to reinstate Calamity Kean with immediate effect being that he's obviously the best of a shocking bunch. Robinson is now totally ineffective, to be honest you'd be better off completely forgoing the goalkeeper and sticking on an extra outfield player, he's that useless.

And that manager of yours.... Jesus H Christ. What more does he have to do. they used to say Steve Kean was unsackable, but this is getting ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]merlinmills[/bold] wrote: A decent right back and GK. Robinson needs to be replaced next season! and kean and eastwood are not good enough. Butland would be awesome! Another striker like mason and get rid of varney.[/p][/quote]Looks like you lot will have to reinstate Calamity Kean with immediate effect being that he's obviously the best of a shocking bunch. Robinson is now totally ineffective, to be honest you'd be better off completely forgoing the goalkeeper and sticking on an extra outfield player, he's that useless. And that manager of yours.... Jesus H Christ. What more does he have to do. they used to say Steve Kean was unsackable, but this is getting ridiculous. Super_Clarets
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4:24pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated!
God your so so boring, Zzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated![/p][/quote]God your so so boring, Zzzzzzzzzz Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 1

5:06pm Wed 2 Apr 14

londonrover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated!
Gibbering anthropoid!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated![/p][/quote]Gibbering anthropoid! londonrover
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Wed 2 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated!
What was your comment about not taking the **** out of injured players?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Corry Evans? You'd be better off sticking Chris Evans in your midfield, talk about overrated![/p][/quote]What was your comment about not taking the **** out of injured players? owd nick
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10:41pm Wed 2 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

Its all a bit Academic don,t you think ? let,s just get on with the preparation for next season because this one is all but lost,we may need to make some drastic decisions in the next few months,
Its all a bit Academic don,t you think ? let,s just get on with the preparation for next season because this one is all but lost,we may need to make some drastic decisions in the next few months, noddy57
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

ROVERS MISSING IN THE MAIL
Can anyone tell me why the Daily Mail do not carry any Blackburn Rovers match reports?
Are the Daily Mail banned from Ewood Park? Is there something I do not know? Have they upset Mrs Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai? In the past with an article slamming her ownership of the club?
Or do, the Daily Mail just not care what happens at Ewood Park. Are Blackburn Rovers now no more than an irrelevance now the Premiership days are gone.
I do not know, maybe I missed something.
If not then join me in emailing the Daily Mail at editorial@dailymailo
nline.co.uk and protesting at the continued snubbing of Blackburn Rovers.
Mind you a decent press officer at the Rovers should have sorted this out long ago.
Reg.
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ROVERS MISSING IN THE MAIL Can anyone tell me why the Daily Mail do not carry any Blackburn Rovers match reports? Are the Daily Mail banned from Ewood Park? Is there something I do not know? Have they upset Mrs Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai? In the past with an article slamming her ownership of the club? Or do, the Daily Mail just not care what happens at Ewood Park. Are Blackburn Rovers now no more than an irrelevance now the Premiership days are gone. I do not know, maybe I missed something. If not then join me in emailing the Daily Mail at editorial@dailymailo nline.co.uk and protesting at the continued snubbing of Blackburn Rovers. Mind you a decent press officer at the Rovers should have sorted this out long ago. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: -1

1:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

I know we are all gutted by the successive Derby defeats by both Bolton and Burnley. A cruel blow to any hopes Rovers have of a possible play off place.Gary Bowyer’s (pic above) management is now coming under scrutiny from Rovers fickle fans.
Let us get things into perspective.

Rovers looked doomed for successive relegations just 12 short months ago. Following the disastrous reigns of Kean, Henning Berg and Michael Appleton. Bowyer took over the reins with less than 10 games to play, promoted from reserved team manager.
At the time I honestly thought Rovers were doomed for Division One.
How Bowyer scraped together the wins and draws needed from a demoralised team, that had no less than four men at the helm in less than 12 months, I don’t know. But he did.
Why he was not confirmed as manager this season until the 11th hour is a mystery. He was obvious choice and deserved it.
Let us look at the difficulties he has been faced with.
He has had to slash the wage bill selling or loaning out in excess of 15 players. In other words trying to get rid of the rubbish brought in by Steve (the man who cannot win football matches) Kean and Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson on Sky High wages. He has had to assemble a team capable of competing in the Championship. Because make no mistake last season Rovers, despite Kean’s spending frenzy, were not up to the standard of a Championship division team.
I said at the time that Rovers should forget any fanciful thoughts of promotion back to the Premiership, what we needed was a team capable of competing in the Championship division. Bowyer has given us that.
He has done it by slashing wages, getting rid of the dross. And then purchasing some astute Bargain Buys and loan deals. Ok, it’s not ideal, it’s not what Rovers pre-Venky’s were used to. But it is now reality. We are no longer a Premiership club, we don’t look or act like a Premiership club. We have not got the infrastructure to be a Premiership club despite the fine work being done by Bowyer and managing director Derek Shaw.
Next season will be no different. A transfer embargo looms. There is a possibility of a £50 million fine for breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules.
Rovers, or the company that own them Venky’s of London Ltd are in horrendous debt and face possible administration. An accusation put to them many times by various parties and never confirmed or denied. Come to your own conclusion.
These are all things I warned you all about in March 2011. And was ridiculed by all and sundry. Even being banned by The Useless Lancashire Telegraph under instructions by Editor Kevin Young for being disruptive and controversial. Nobody listened. But they have certainly listened since.
The biggest mistake of recent times was sacking Sam Allardyce in December 2010. It has all been downhill since.
Do not make the same mistake by getting rid of Bowyer.
He has been at the club for over 8 years and knows it inside out. He has assembled a good back room staff in Terry McPhilips, Craig Short and Eric Kinder.
They are the way forward. And the key to Rovers survival.
THERE IS NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
I know we are all gutted by the successive Derby defeats by both Bolton and Burnley. A cruel blow to any hopes Rovers have of a possible play off place.Gary Bowyer’s (pic above) management is now coming under scrutiny from Rovers fickle fans. Let us get things into perspective. Rovers looked doomed for successive relegations just 12 short months ago. Following the disastrous reigns of Kean, Henning Berg and Michael Appleton. Bowyer took over the reins with less than 10 games to play, promoted from reserved team manager. At the time I honestly thought Rovers were doomed for Division One. How Bowyer scraped together the wins and draws needed from a demoralised team, that had no less than four men at the helm in less than 12 months, I don’t know. But he did. Why he was not confirmed as manager this season until the 11th hour is a mystery. He was obvious choice and deserved it. Let us look at the difficulties he has been faced with. He has had to slash the wage bill selling or loaning out in excess of 15 players. In other words trying to get rid of the rubbish brought in by Steve (the man who cannot win football matches) Kean and Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson on Sky High wages. He has had to assemble a team capable of competing in the Championship. Because make no mistake last season Rovers, despite Kean’s spending frenzy, were not up to the standard of a Championship division team. I said at the time that Rovers should forget any fanciful thoughts of promotion back to the Premiership, what we needed was a team capable of competing in the Championship division. Bowyer has given us that. He has done it by slashing wages, getting rid of the dross. And then purchasing some astute Bargain Buys and loan deals. Ok, it’s not ideal, it’s not what Rovers pre-Venky’s were used to. But it is now reality. We are no longer a Premiership club, we don’t look or act like a Premiership club. We have not got the infrastructure to be a Premiership club despite the fine work being done by Bowyer and managing director Derek Shaw. Next season will be no different. A transfer embargo looms. There is a possibility of a £50 million fine for breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules. Rovers, or the company that own them Venky’s of London Ltd are in horrendous debt and face possible administration. An accusation put to them many times by various parties and never confirmed or denied. Come to your own conclusion. These are all things I warned you all about in March 2011. And was ridiculed by all and sundry. Even being banned by The Useless Lancashire Telegraph under instructions by Editor Kevin Young for being disruptive and controversial. Nobody listened. But they have certainly listened since. The biggest mistake of recent times was sacking Sam Allardyce in December 2010. It has all been downhill since. Do not make the same mistake by getting rid of Bowyer. He has been at the club for over 8 years and knows it inside out. He has assembled a good back room staff in Terry McPhilips, Craig Short and Eric Kinder. They are the way forward. And the key to Rovers survival. THERE IS NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
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1:14pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

WILL ROVERS SWOOP FOR SHERWOOD

The controversial Shebby Singh did not get many things right in his brief stay at Blackburn Rovers.
But one of his better ideas would appear to have been his attempts to appoint former Rovers captain Tim Sherwood (Pic above) as manager.
It is well documented that Singh made several attempts to prise Sherwood away from his coaching role at Spurs, following the much celebrated departure of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Singh spent a month pursuing Sherwood to no avail, before finally settling for another former Rovers Henning Berg. And what a disaster and expensive one at that it turned out to be.
Sherwood in the meantime has un expectantly become Spurs manager, and a good job he has made of it.
He is passionate, knowledgeable and can handle ‘Big Name Players’. His appraisals of modern football faults are refreshing along with his obvious hatred of losing.
Due to Sherwood’s efforts for Spurs, they have averaged 2 points per Premiership game. An average that would put them in 3rd position if it had been maintained from the start of the season. Spurs are also through to the Europa League quarter finals.
Despite Sherwood’s efforts, and Spurs could not have hoped for better, it is footballs worst kept secret that he will be replaced by Holland’s national team manager Louis Van Gall after the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Another English manager will bite the dust in the mistaken clamour for foreign managers. Some have even tipped Sherwood as a possible future England manager in years to come.
If Sherwood is jettisoned by Spurs would Rovers swoop to give him the opportunity of taking them back into the Premiership?
A task I feel well within his capabilities.
Sherwood is on record as saying the seven years he spent at Ewood were amongst the happiest in his life, he also fell in love with the area and the warm hearted people of Lancashire and took them and the scenic Ribble Valley firmly to his heart.
The stumbling block for cash strapped Rovers would be the finance needed to bring him in. Not to mention a possible transfer embargo looming that would scupper any attempts to appoint any manager of repute.
I have no doubt Tim Sherwood would most welcome by Rovers fans despite the popularity of Gary Bowyer. But I would stick with the excellent Gary Bowyer for a bit longer yet.
Note See article ‘Rovers must stand by Bowyer’
Reg.

Footnote: REG IS BACK. Sorry I have been missing for the past 6 months, much to Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brainless brother’s delight!

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o.uk
WILL ROVERS SWOOP FOR SHERWOOD The controversial Shebby Singh did not get many things right in his brief stay at Blackburn Rovers. But one of his better ideas would appear to have been his attempts to appoint former Rovers captain Tim Sherwood (Pic above) as manager. It is well documented that Singh made several attempts to prise Sherwood away from his coaching role at Spurs, following the much celebrated departure of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Singh spent a month pursuing Sherwood to no avail, before finally settling for another former Rovers Henning Berg. And what a disaster and expensive one at that it turned out to be. Sherwood in the meantime has un expectantly become Spurs manager, and a good job he has made of it. He is passionate, knowledgeable and can handle ‘Big Name Players’. His appraisals of modern football faults are refreshing along with his obvious hatred of losing. Due to Sherwood’s efforts for Spurs, they have averaged 2 points per Premiership game. An average that would put them in 3rd position if it had been maintained from the start of the season. Spurs are also through to the Europa League quarter finals. Despite Sherwood’s efforts, and Spurs could not have hoped for better, it is footballs worst kept secret that he will be replaced by Holland’s national team manager Louis Van Gall after the World Cup finals in Brazil. Another English manager will bite the dust in the mistaken clamour for foreign managers. Some have even tipped Sherwood as a possible future England manager in years to come. If Sherwood is jettisoned by Spurs would Rovers swoop to give him the opportunity of taking them back into the Premiership? A task I feel well within his capabilities. Sherwood is on record as saying the seven years he spent at Ewood were amongst the happiest in his life, he also fell in love with the area and the warm hearted people of Lancashire and took them and the scenic Ribble Valley firmly to his heart. The stumbling block for cash strapped Rovers would be the finance needed to bring him in. Not to mention a possible transfer embargo looming that would scupper any attempts to appoint any manager of repute. I have no doubt Tim Sherwood would most welcome by Rovers fans despite the popularity of Gary Bowyer. But I would stick with the excellent Gary Bowyer for a bit longer yet. Note See article ‘Rovers must stand by Bowyer’ Reg. Footnote: REG IS BACK. Sorry I have been missing for the past 6 months, much to Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brainless brother’s delight! www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
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