Bowyer: Defensive improvement key

Bowyer: Defensive improvement key

Bowyer: Defensive improvement key

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer labelled his side’s defending as unacceptable in the 3-3 home with Brighton & Hove Albion – before hailing Jordan Rhodes’ landmark 50th goal.

Rhodes brought up the major milestone with four minutes of normal time remaining when he converted a penalty to put Rovers back in front for the second time in Tuesday’s thrilling clash.

But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw.

Bowyer said: “Our first goal was an outstanding finish, the second was an unbelievable move and the third goal was a penalty.

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“Then you look at the goals we’ve conceded and we have to be majorly disappointed by the standard of them.

“We’ve scored eight goals in the last three games and we’ve got three points to show for it and it’s not acceptable.

“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up.

“We’ve got seven games to play – two to come at home on Saturday and Tuesday – and turn these performances into results and start winning games instead of drawing games otherwise it’s going to cost us.”

Rovers would have moved within five points of the play-off places had they been able to hold on to the late lead Rhodes gave them when he put away the first penalty at Ewood Park this season.

It was the prolific striker’s 50th goal in 89 appearances for Rovers since his club record £8m move from Huddersfield Town in August 2012, his 22nd of the season and his second of the match having earlier turned in a Tom Cairney free kick. Bowyer said of the Scottish international reaching the half century: “It’s a magnificent effort. In under two years that’s some going.

“The first goal was an outstanding finish and the second goal, he’s so cool taking the penalties.

“Then we’re naive in thinking we’ve won the game.

“We’ve proved in the last two games that it’s never over so we’re disappointed in the manner of how we didn’t see the game out.

“We have to work hard on the training ground and get back to that mentality of not conceding goals, clean out the individual errors and piece it all together for a final push.”

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10:04am Thu 3 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

10:07am Thu 3 Apr 14

kfc yummy says...

So push for the play-offs starts now bit late.
So push for the play-offs starts now bit late. kfc yummy
  • Score: -4

10:21am Thu 3 Apr 14

roverboy1uk says...

Why has it took so long for you to realise the defense is cr@p Gary ?. You are the manager and it's your job to sort these things out, so get it sorted before telling everyone on here how bad we are,, RANT OVER.
Why has it took so long for you to realise the defense is cr@p Gary ?. You are the manager and it's your job to sort these things out, so get it sorted before telling everyone on here how bad we are,, RANT OVER. roverboy1uk
  • Score: 3

10:24am Thu 3 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

"But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw."

4 shots on goal and 3 goals conceded??? Really? Does Bowyer not play a keeper these days, that is shocking.

You clowns have now conceded 53 (FIFTY-THREE) goals in 39 games!

I said at the time the sale of your best central defender for a quarter of what you paid for him would come back and haunt you and guess what, it looks like that very decision has ensured that you'll finish no higher than mid-table. That's lousy squad management, but likely to have come from the desperation to sell which will continue once you're confirmed safe, I still think you need a few points to be sure.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I can see him being an attractive proposition for the Clarets should we achieve promotion. We'll be without Vokes for the start of next season and with Ings and Barnes likely to be first choice we could do with some competition. I can see Rhodes being a good fit for us, he'd get games in the Premier League and with your need to sell him in the summer due to FFP I expect we could pick him for for around £5million.

The more I think about it the more likely it seems.
"But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw." 4 shots on goal and 3 goals conceded??? Really? Does Bowyer not play a keeper these days, that is shocking. You clowns have now conceded 53 (FIFTY-THREE) goals in 39 games! I said at the time the sale of your best central defender for a quarter of what you paid for him would come back and haunt you and guess what, it looks like that very decision has ensured that you'll finish no higher than mid-table. That's lousy squad management, but likely to have come from the desperation to sell which will continue once you're confirmed safe, I still think you need a few points to be sure. As for Jordan Rhodes, I can see him being an attractive proposition for the Clarets should we achieve promotion. We'll be without Vokes for the start of next season and with Ings and Barnes likely to be first choice we could do with some competition. I can see Rhodes being a good fit for us, he'd get games in the Premier League and with your need to sell him in the summer due to FFP I expect we could pick him for for around £5million. The more I think about it the more likely it seems. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -14

10:31am Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well.

Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning.

Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP.

They cannot simply pour more money in anymore.

The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick.

It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up.

That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: “We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?[/p][/quote]Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well. Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning. Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP. They cannot simply pour more money in anymore. The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick. It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up. That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well. owd nick
  • Score: 1

10:32am Thu 3 Apr 14

unclejacklegend says...

A couple of weeks back everybody was moaning that we are too defensive and too negative. The call was to risk losing 4-3 in the name of entertainment and going all out to win games. Bowyer responds and we start scoring and conceding bags of goals. People are still moaning and we haven't actually lost a game. We'll be back to Lowe and Williamson and drawing 0-0 before you know it
A couple of weeks back everybody was moaning that we are too defensive and too negative. The call was to risk losing 4-3 in the name of entertainment and going all out to win games. Bowyer responds and we start scoring and conceding bags of goals. People are still moaning and we haven't actually lost a game. We'll be back to Lowe and Williamson and drawing 0-0 before you know it unclejacklegend
  • Score: 9

10:33am Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw."

4 shots on goal and 3 goals conceded??? Really? Does Bowyer not play a keeper these days, that is shocking.

You clowns have now conceded 53 (FIFTY-THREE) goals in 39 games!

I said at the time the sale of your best central defender for a quarter of what you paid for him would come back and haunt you and guess what, it looks like that very decision has ensured that you'll finish no higher than mid-table. That's lousy squad management, but likely to have come from the desperation to sell which will continue once you're confirmed safe, I still think you need a few points to be sure.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I can see him being an attractive proposition for the Clarets should we achieve promotion. We'll be without Vokes for the start of next season and with Ings and Barnes likely to be first choice we could do with some competition. I can see Rhodes being a good fit for us, he'd get games in the Premier League and with your need to sell him in the summer due to FFP I expect we could pick him for for around £5million.

The more I think about it the more likely it seems.
You actually think?

Jesus, that's going to make headlines on Jupiter.

It's quite simple really, your opinions don't matter, Face?, Bothered?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw." 4 shots on goal and 3 goals conceded??? Really? Does Bowyer not play a keeper these days, that is shocking. You clowns have now conceded 53 (FIFTY-THREE) goals in 39 games! I said at the time the sale of your best central defender for a quarter of what you paid for him would come back and haunt you and guess what, it looks like that very decision has ensured that you'll finish no higher than mid-table. That's lousy squad management, but likely to have come from the desperation to sell which will continue once you're confirmed safe, I still think you need a few points to be sure. As for Jordan Rhodes, I can see him being an attractive proposition for the Clarets should we achieve promotion. We'll be without Vokes for the start of next season and with Ings and Barnes likely to be first choice we could do with some competition. I can see Rhodes being a good fit for us, he'd get games in the Premier League and with your need to sell him in the summer due to FFP I expect we could pick him for for around £5million. The more I think about it the more likely it seems.[/p][/quote]You actually think? Jesus, that's going to make headlines on Jupiter. It's quite simple really, your opinions don't matter, Face?, Bothered? owd nick
  • Score: 7

10:34am Thu 3 Apr 14

crankitup says...

It is true Gary, we are scoring goals and that's always a good thing and it was good to see JR scoring his 50th goal but i think you under estimate what the last four draws have cost us....if we'd have picked up maximum points from our last four draws we'd be sitting in 5th spot, but to have taken 12 points from our last four that would have meant winning back to back games something we seem unable to do.

Kevin G in his article seems to think the play-offs are still achievable lol....not without some divine intervention Kevin....because we don't seem to be able on our own.

apart from Leicester we should have walked the other games, 8 goals in three games and we come away with the consolation prize of 3 points.

is it you Gary who can't motivate YOUR squad.....or is it the squad YOU put together who are just not interested at times?....it needs sorting either way and by whatever means.....the play-offs have in my opinion have passed us by, we've had our chances throughout the season and have not taken them....so we look to next season and sorting yourselves out....
It is true Gary, we are scoring goals and that's always a good thing and it was good to see JR scoring his 50th goal but i think you under estimate what the last four draws have cost us....if we'd have picked up maximum points from our last four draws we'd be sitting in 5th spot, but to have taken 12 points from our last four that would have meant winning back to back games something we seem unable to do. Kevin G in his article seems to think the play-offs are still achievable lol....not without some divine intervention Kevin....because we don't seem to be able on our own. apart from Leicester we should have walked the other games, 8 goals in three games and we come away with the consolation prize of 3 points. is it you Gary who can't motivate YOUR squad.....or is it the squad YOU put together who are just not interested at times?....it needs sorting either way and by whatever means.....the play-offs have in my opinion have passed us by, we've had our chances throughout the season and have not taken them....so we look to next season and sorting yourselves out.... crankitup
  • Score: 2

10:37am Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

unclejacklegend wrote:
A couple of weeks back everybody was moaning that we are too defensive and too negative. The call was to risk losing 4-3 in the name of entertainment and going all out to win games. Bowyer responds and we start scoring and conceding bags of goals. People are still moaning and we haven't actually lost a game. We'll be back to Lowe and Williamson and drawing 0-0 before you know it
Well said, football fans in general are a pretty fickle lot and many have very short, selective memories to boot.

Rovers are much better to watch than when we had Lowe and Williamson falling over themselves in the same spaces in midfield

As soon as Lowe is fit he needs to be switched to right back asap.
[quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: A couple of weeks back everybody was moaning that we are too defensive and too negative. The call was to risk losing 4-3 in the name of entertainment and going all out to win games. Bowyer responds and we start scoring and conceding bags of goals. People are still moaning and we haven't actually lost a game. We'll be back to Lowe and Williamson and drawing 0-0 before you know it[/p][/quote]Well said, football fans in general are a pretty fickle lot and many have very short, selective memories to boot. Rovers are much better to watch than when we had Lowe and Williamson falling over themselves in the same spaces in midfield As soon as Lowe is fit he needs to be switched to right back asap. owd nick
  • Score: 10

10:42am Thu 3 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well.

Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning.

Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP.

They cannot simply pour more money in anymore.

The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick.

It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up.

That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.
Some good points Owd Nick but It was always deemed the backbone of any successful team was a good goalie, center backs and a good striker. Personally I don't think it's any co-incidence that we've gone down hill since Dann left. As I say he could have been sold in the summer if necessary.
Our more attacking style has only recently surfaced since possible relegation has disappeared.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: “We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?[/p][/quote]Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well. Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning. Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP. They cannot simply pour more money in anymore. The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick. It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up. That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.[/p][/quote]Some good points Owd Nick but It was always deemed the backbone of any successful team was a good goalie, center backs and a good striker. Personally I don't think it's any co-incidence that we've gone down hill since Dann left. As I say he could have been sold in the summer if necessary. Our more attacking style has only recently surfaced since possible relegation has disappeared. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

10:49am Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

crankitup wrote:
It is true Gary, we are scoring goals and that's always a good thing and it was good to see JR scoring his 50th goal but i think you under estimate what the last four draws have cost us....if we'd have picked up maximum points from our last four draws we'd be sitting in 5th spot, but to have taken 12 points from our last four that would have meant winning back to back games something we seem unable to do.

Kevin G in his article seems to think the play-offs are still achievable lol....not without some divine intervention Kevin....because we don't seem to be able on our own.

apart from Leicester we should have walked the other games, 8 goals in three games and we come away with the consolation prize of 3 points.

is it you Gary who can't motivate YOUR squad.....or is it the squad YOU put together who are just not interested at times?....it needs sorting either way and by whatever means.....the play-offs have in my opinion have passed us by, we've had our chances throughout the season and have not taken them....so we look to next season and sorting yourselves out....
While I agree with most of what you say cranky but teams don't score hat-fulls of goals if they aren't interested or motivated.

I think it's more down to not having a settled side caused by injury after injury, and having to play players out of their natural positions game after game.

Haven't checked so I stand corrected if I am wrong but I think we have used around 36 players this season, when you are up against teams who have used no more that 15 to 17 players in the same period that makes a massive difference, it gives them a huge advantage.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: It is true Gary, we are scoring goals and that's always a good thing and it was good to see JR scoring his 50th goal but i think you under estimate what the last four draws have cost us....if we'd have picked up maximum points from our last four draws we'd be sitting in 5th spot, but to have taken 12 points from our last four that would have meant winning back to back games something we seem unable to do. Kevin G in his article seems to think the play-offs are still achievable lol....not without some divine intervention Kevin....because we don't seem to be able on our own. apart from Leicester we should have walked the other games, 8 goals in three games and we come away with the consolation prize of 3 points. is it you Gary who can't motivate YOUR squad.....or is it the squad YOU put together who are just not interested at times?....it needs sorting either way and by whatever means.....the play-offs have in my opinion have passed us by, we've had our chances throughout the season and have not taken them....so we look to next season and sorting yourselves out....[/p][/quote]While I agree with most of what you say cranky but teams don't score hat-fulls of goals if they aren't interested or motivated. I think it's more down to not having a settled side caused by injury after injury, and having to play players out of their natural positions game after game. Haven't checked so I stand corrected if I am wrong but I think we have used around 36 players this season, when you are up against teams who have used no more that 15 to 17 players in the same period that makes a massive difference, it gives them a huge advantage. owd nick
  • Score: 8

10:51am Thu 3 Apr 14

bring back the good old days says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well.

Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning.

Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP.

They cannot simply pour more money in anymore.

The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick.

It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up.

That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.
Quite right, Dann went for all the right reasons i.e. financial
Killgallon is a good replacement, Keane also looks good (except at RB i.e. out of position.
Its the RB spot that's the problem and one that has not been addressed, But with JL back there (out of the way) it will look a fair bit better.

Absolute nonsense about promotion/play off spots being touted by the BFC 'brigade', with regard to SD being sold . Who earlier said 'he was over rated', we have to sell high earners regardless', 'BRFC no chance of play offs' etc. etc.
Whichever way the winds blowing eh. making themselves sound foolish (again).
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: “We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?[/p][/quote]Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well. Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning. Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP. They cannot simply pour more money in anymore. The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick. It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up. That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.[/p][/quote]Quite right, Dann went for all the right reasons i.e. financial Killgallon is a good replacement, Keane also looks good (except at RB [where he was played] i.e. out of position. Its the RB spot that's the problem and one that has not been addressed, But with JL back there (out of the way) it will look a fair bit better. Absolute nonsense about promotion/play off spots being touted by the BFC 'brigade', with regard to SD being sold . Who earlier said 'he was over rated', we have to sell high earners regardless', 'BRFC no chance of play offs' etc. etc. Whichever way the winds blowing eh. making themselves sound foolish (again). bring back the good old days
  • Score: 2

10:56am Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well.

Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning.

Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP.

They cannot simply pour more money in anymore.

The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick.

It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up.

That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.
Some good points Owd Nick but It was always deemed the backbone of any successful team was a good goalie, center backs and a good striker. Personally I don't think it's any co-incidence that we've gone down hill since Dann left. As I say he could have been sold in the summer if necessary.
Our more attacking style has only recently surfaced since possible relegation has disappeared.
I would never argue with that structure, but I would also add a central midfielder, that gives you the perfect spine to build the rest of your squad around, but if you have a serious weakness anywhere around that spine it's going to break.

And that to me is what is happening, we have relied too much on two kids at right back who are now quite literally shell shocked following the hammerings they have had, their confidence has literally drained away.

That's the manager's fault, he is there to manage every aspect of the team.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: “We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?[/p][/quote]Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well. Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning. Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP. They cannot simply pour more money in anymore. The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick. It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up. That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.[/p][/quote]Some good points Owd Nick but It was always deemed the backbone of any successful team was a good goalie, center backs and a good striker. Personally I don't think it's any co-incidence that we've gone down hill since Dann left. As I say he could have been sold in the summer if necessary. Our more attacking style has only recently surfaced since possible relegation has disappeared.[/p][/quote]I would never argue with that structure, but I would also add a central midfielder, that gives you the perfect spine to build the rest of your squad around, but if you have a serious weakness anywhere around that spine it's going to break. And that to me is what is happening, we have relied too much on two kids at right back who are now quite literally shell shocked following the hammerings they have had, their confidence has literally drained away. That's the manager's fault, he is there to manage every aspect of the team. owd nick
  • Score: -2

11:20am Thu 3 Apr 14

londonrover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw."

4 shots on goal and 3 goals conceded??? Really? Does Bowyer not play a keeper these days, that is shocking.

You clowns have now conceded 53 (FIFTY-THREE) goals in 39 games!

I said at the time the sale of your best central defender for a quarter of what you paid for him would come back and haunt you and guess what, it looks like that very decision has ensured that you'll finish no higher than mid-table. That's lousy squad management, but likely to have come from the desperation to sell which will continue once you're confirmed safe, I still think you need a few points to be sure.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I can see him being an attractive proposition for the Clarets should we achieve promotion. We'll be without Vokes for the start of next season and with Ings and Barnes likely to be first choice we could do with some competition. I can see Rhodes being a good fit for us, he'd get games in the Premier League and with your need to sell him in the summer due to FFP I expect we could pick him for for around £5million.

The more I think about it the more likely it seems.
Gibbering anthropoid!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "But more slack play at the back allowed Brighton, from just their fourth effort on target, to snatch an instant equaliser and condemn Rovers to a fourth successive draw." 4 shots on goal and 3 goals conceded??? Really? Does Bowyer not play a keeper these days, that is shocking. You clowns have now conceded 53 (FIFTY-THREE) goals in 39 games! I said at the time the sale of your best central defender for a quarter of what you paid for him would come back and haunt you and guess what, it looks like that very decision has ensured that you'll finish no higher than mid-table. That's lousy squad management, but likely to have come from the desperation to sell which will continue once you're confirmed safe, I still think you need a few points to be sure. As for Jordan Rhodes, I can see him being an attractive proposition for the Clarets should we achieve promotion. We'll be without Vokes for the start of next season and with Ings and Barnes likely to be first choice we could do with some competition. I can see Rhodes being a good fit for us, he'd get games in the Premier League and with your need to sell him in the summer due to FFP I expect we could pick him for for around £5million. The more I think about it the more likely it seems.[/p][/quote]Gibbering anthropoid! londonrover
  • Score: 2

11:21am Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -4

11:43am Thu 3 Apr 14

adcr says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season. adcr
  • Score: 7

11:59am Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
Yeah it will be terrible for us to get beaten by the likes of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal.

Could be worse though, we could be forced to sell off all our best players, replace them with free transfers and then try and avoid relegation with the bib and cone man, Mr Motivator in charge.

Yeah laugh it up, because although you may find it funny to watch your much better rivals getting beat in the league that you cry yourselves to sleep over every night because you aren't competing in. As a Burnley fan though it is much better to be in our position than be a skint, Transfer embargo laden joke of a club owned by a set of chicken farmers, who are on a one way trip to financial oblivion.

Serious question would you want to swap league positions with us?

It's OK to admit you are jealous you know, it may be quite therapeutic for you.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]Yeah it will be terrible for us to get beaten by the likes of Liverpool, Man City and Arsenal. Could be worse though, we could be forced to sell off all our best players, replace them with free transfers and then try and avoid relegation with the bib and cone man, Mr Motivator in charge. Yeah laugh it up, because although you may find it funny to watch your much better rivals getting beat in the league that you cry yourselves to sleep over every night because you aren't competing in. As a Burnley fan though it is much better to be in our position than be a skint, Transfer embargo laden joke of a club owned by a set of chicken farmers, who are on a one way trip to financial oblivion. Serious question would you want to swap league positions with us? It's OK to admit you are jealous you know, it may be quite therapeutic for you. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -5

12:02pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
Hardly likely is it.

We've beaten you in every area this season. We've beaten you at your place and we're on course for promotion.

If we spend a season in the Premier League we benefit from £120million, which puts us head and shoulders above the likes of you morons who are approx £60million in debt already, facing another season in the Championship, a humiliating and degrading transfer embargo and forced to sell your better players. We have also recently reported a slight profit (After some of you morons excited wet yourself at the thought of a projected £8million loss)... Hard to believe that there could soon be £180million difference between us and you!

That's if we go up and come down. But imagine if we go up and Sean Dyche keeps us up? Imagine that.

How times change eh.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]Hardly likely is it. We've beaten you in every area this season. We've beaten you at your place and we're on course for promotion. If we spend a season in the Premier League we benefit from £120million, which puts us head and shoulders above the likes of you morons who are approx £60million in debt already, facing another season in the Championship, a humiliating and degrading transfer embargo and forced to sell your better players. We have also recently reported a slight profit (After some of you morons excited wet yourself at the thought of a projected £8million loss)... Hard to believe that there could soon be £180million difference between us and you! That's if we go up and come down. But imagine if we go up and Sean Dyche keeps us up? Imagine that. How times change eh. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -2

12:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
Hardly likely is it.

We've beaten you in every area this season. We've beaten you at your place and we're on course for promotion.

If we spend a season in the Premier League we benefit from £120million, which puts us head and shoulders above the likes of you morons who are approx £60million in debt already, facing another season in the Championship, a humiliating and degrading transfer embargo and forced to sell your better players. We have also recently reported a slight profit (After some of you morons excited wet yourself at the thought of a projected £8million loss)... Hard to believe that there could soon be £180million difference between us and you!

That's if we go up and come down. But imagine if we go up and Sean Dyche keeps us up? Imagine that.

How times change eh.
Your thoughts and wild imagination have no meaning; Face? Bothered?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]Hardly likely is it. We've beaten you in every area this season. We've beaten you at your place and we're on course for promotion. If we spend a season in the Premier League we benefit from £120million, which puts us head and shoulders above the likes of you morons who are approx £60million in debt already, facing another season in the Championship, a humiliating and degrading transfer embargo and forced to sell your better players. We have also recently reported a slight profit (After some of you morons excited wet yourself at the thought of a projected £8million loss)... Hard to believe that there could soon be £180million difference between us and you! That's if we go up and come down. But imagine if we go up and Sean Dyche keeps us up? Imagine that. How times change eh.[/p][/quote]Your thoughts and wild imagination have no meaning; Face? Bothered? owd nick
  • Score: 1

12:17pm Thu 3 Apr 14

adcr says...

If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait. adcr
  • Score: 5

12:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
You won't have a chance to give them anything back because once they start getting stuffed every game these clowns will disappear back into the wooden seats in their state of the ark ground
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]You won't have a chance to give them anything back because once they start getting stuffed every game these clowns will disappear back into the wooden seats in their state of the ark ground owd nick
  • Score: 7

12:18pm Thu 3 Apr 14

flagstone says...

The dilemma is , some people would have said , we've been in the top two because we have a large squad and been able to rest players , the other argument, is that ,if we had not used 36 players and only used about 17 all season then we are up there because we've had a settled squad who know each other.
The fact is whether we use 17 or 36 , the players we have are not good enough or want it bad enough , hurts me to admit it but that's the truth and the manager makes monumentally bad formation decisions . Here is to a better season next year .
The dilemma is , some people would have said , we've been in the top two because we have a large squad and been able to rest players , the other argument, is that ,if we had not used 36 players and only used about 17 all season then we are up there because we've had a settled squad who know each other. The fact is whether we use 17 or 36 , the players we have are not good enough or want it bad enough , hurts me to admit it but that's the truth and the manager makes monumentally bad formation decisions . Here is to a better season next year . flagstone
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Thu 3 Apr 14

londonrover says...

"A pleasure to play for Blackburn Rovers and pull on that shirt" Jordan Rhodes on scoring his 50th goal for the club. There's plenty more where those came from; watch next season!
"A pleasure to play for Blackburn Rovers and pull on that shirt" Jordan Rhodes on scoring his 50th goal for the club. There's plenty more where those came from; watch next season! londonrover
  • Score: 5

12:21pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
You are trying to have a reasoned discussion with idiots, be careful they don't drag you down to their levels.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]You are trying to have a reasoned discussion with idiots, be careful they don't drag you down to their levels. owd nick
  • Score: 5

12:37pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

NO DEAL FOR DUNN SAYS GALLACHER
Former Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher (pic above). Said on Radio Lancashire on Tuesday evening (1.4.14) that David Dunn should not be given a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season.
Gallacher was commenting on the Rovers v Brighton Game and his co commentator from Radio Lancashire thought Dunn should be given a new 12 month contract at the end of the season. “If he only plays 20 games a season plus a few cameo appearances as sub he is well worth it”, pronounced the Radio Lanc’s pundit. “Not so, said Gallacher, “as good as Dunn has been and as good as servant he has been Rovers must use his salary to sign a new younger mid-field player. Pronounced Gallacher.
“Rovers have no money are heavily in debt and must spend every penny wisely” concluded Gallacher.
Do you agree with Gallacher? It is certainly a controversial topic, and will divide the fans, but I see were Gallacher is coming from.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
NO DEAL FOR DUNN SAYS GALLACHER Former Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher (pic above). Said on Radio Lancashire on Tuesday evening (1.4.14) that David Dunn should not be given a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season. Gallacher was commenting on the Rovers v Brighton Game and his co commentator from Radio Lancashire thought Dunn should be given a new 12 month contract at the end of the season. “If he only plays 20 games a season plus a few cameo appearances as sub he is well worth it”, pronounced the Radio Lanc’s pundit. “Not so, said Gallacher, “as good as Dunn has been and as good as servant he has been Rovers must use his salary to sign a new younger mid-field player. Pronounced Gallacher. “Rovers have no money are heavily in debt and must spend every penny wisely” concluded Gallacher. Do you agree with Gallacher? It is certainly a controversial topic, and will divide the fans, but I see were Gallacher is coming from. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: -1

12:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

flagstone wrote:
The dilemma is , some people would have said , we've been in the top two because we have a large squad and been able to rest players , the other argument, is that ,if we had not used 36 players and only used about 17 all season then we are up there because we've had a settled squad who know each other.
The fact is whether we use 17 or 36 , the players we have are not good enough or want it bad enough , hurts me to admit it but that's the truth and the manager makes monumentally bad formation decisions . Here is to a better season next year .
I am not saying we would have been in the top two, far from it, we may have been in the play off places right now with a bit more consistency but we wouldn't be good enough to go up because the club as a whole has gone through what is possibly the worst time in it's history and the damage that has done is going to take a significant time to heal, if it can be healed at all.

You only need to look a the bickering between Rovers fans on here to see there is huge distrust of and in everything to do with Rovers, fans and ex fans having a go at each other as if words typed in anger on the website of a provincial newspaper can right the wrongs.

In effect it actually makes things worse.

You are of course correct in stating that some of the players on our books simply aren't good enough, but I suspect that goes for many clubs, our problem is we have found out the hard way that that is a fact.

Last season we were at rock bottom and it so nearly got worse, this season has been an improvement, but I suspect it will take at least another season before we have the solid base we need to make progress.

Of course like many fans I will start off hopeful of a change in luck and circumstances and we can make a play for promotion, but I won't be putting my house on it.
[quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: The dilemma is , some people would have said , we've been in the top two because we have a large squad and been able to rest players , the other argument, is that ,if we had not used 36 players and only used about 17 all season then we are up there because we've had a settled squad who know each other. The fact is whether we use 17 or 36 , the players we have are not good enough or want it bad enough , hurts me to admit it but that's the truth and the manager makes monumentally bad formation decisions . Here is to a better season next year .[/p][/quote]I am not saying we would have been in the top two, far from it, we may have been in the play off places right now with a bit more consistency but we wouldn't be good enough to go up because the club as a whole has gone through what is possibly the worst time in it's history and the damage that has done is going to take a significant time to heal, if it can be healed at all. You only need to look a the bickering between Rovers fans on here to see there is huge distrust of and in everything to do with Rovers, fans and ex fans having a go at each other as if words typed in anger on the website of a provincial newspaper can right the wrongs. In effect it actually makes things worse. You are of course correct in stating that some of the players on our books simply aren't good enough, but I suspect that goes for many clubs, our problem is we have found out the hard way that that is a fact. Last season we were at rock bottom and it so nearly got worse, this season has been an improvement, but I suspect it will take at least another season before we have the solid base we need to make progress. Of course like many fans I will start off hopeful of a change in luck and circumstances and we can make a play for promotion, but I won't be putting my house on it. owd nick
  • Score: 4

12:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

crankitup says...

owd nick wrote:
crankitup wrote:
It is true Gary, we are scoring goals and that's always a good thing and it was good to see JR scoring his 50th goal but i think you under estimate what the last four draws have cost us....if we'd have picked up maximum points from our last four draws we'd be sitting in 5th spot, but to have taken 12 points from our last four that would have meant winning back to back games something we seem unable to do.

Kevin G in his article seems to think the play-offs are still achievable lol....not without some divine intervention Kevin....because we don't seem to be able on our own.

apart from Leicester we should have walked the other games, 8 goals in three games and we come away with the consolation prize of 3 points.

is it you Gary who can't motivate YOUR squad.....or is it the squad YOU put together who are just not interested at times?....it needs sorting either way and by whatever means.....the play-offs have in my opinion have passed us by, we've had our chances throughout the season and have not taken them....so we look to next season and sorting yourselves out....
While I agree with most of what you say cranky but teams don't score hat-fulls of goals if they aren't interested or motivated.

I think it's more down to not having a settled side caused by injury after injury, and having to play players out of their natural positions game after game.

Haven't checked so I stand corrected if I am wrong but I think we have used around 36 players this season, when you are up against teams who have used no more that 15 to 17 players in the same period that makes a massive difference, it gives them a huge advantage.
Mr Nick, i always respect your opinion but if it's not a lack of motivation then what?....yes we have had injuries but thats the name of the game...it happens to every team in every league mate.
to be a manager you have to anticipate injuries and suspensions and have players in the squad that can step up to the mark when called upon.
it's not just recently we've become inconsistent it's been all season, and not only have the results been inconsistent but so have squad performances.....for instance when we've been good at the back we're found wanting up front and when we're knocking them in for fun we leak goals.
lets face facts Nick...it was Gary who has said he's got a squad that could win promotion....not likely, not yet anyway. and if i'm brutally truthful mate there has been some bazaar results and performances involving other clubs this season and i think that reflects on our position in the league....we could have been looking at a bottom half finish.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: It is true Gary, we are scoring goals and that's always a good thing and it was good to see JR scoring his 50th goal but i think you under estimate what the last four draws have cost us....if we'd have picked up maximum points from our last four draws we'd be sitting in 5th spot, but to have taken 12 points from our last four that would have meant winning back to back games something we seem unable to do. Kevin G in his article seems to think the play-offs are still achievable lol....not without some divine intervention Kevin....because we don't seem to be able on our own. apart from Leicester we should have walked the other games, 8 goals in three games and we come away with the consolation prize of 3 points. is it you Gary who can't motivate YOUR squad.....or is it the squad YOU put together who are just not interested at times?....it needs sorting either way and by whatever means.....the play-offs have in my opinion have passed us by, we've had our chances throughout the season and have not taken them....so we look to next season and sorting yourselves out....[/p][/quote]While I agree with most of what you say cranky but teams don't score hat-fulls of goals if they aren't interested or motivated. I think it's more down to not having a settled side caused by injury after injury, and having to play players out of their natural positions game after game. Haven't checked so I stand corrected if I am wrong but I think we have used around 36 players this season, when you are up against teams who have used no more that 15 to 17 players in the same period that makes a massive difference, it gives them a huge advantage.[/p][/quote]Mr Nick, i always respect your opinion but if it's not a lack of motivation then what?....yes we have had injuries but thats the name of the game...it happens to every team in every league mate. to be a manager you have to anticipate injuries and suspensions and have players in the squad that can step up to the mark when called upon. it's not just recently we've become inconsistent it's been all season, and not only have the results been inconsistent but so have squad performances.....for instance when we've been good at the back we're found wanting up front and when we're knocking them in for fun we leak goals. lets face facts Nick...it was Gary who has said he's got a squad that could win promotion....not likely, not yet anyway. and if i'm brutally truthful mate there has been some bazaar results and performances involving other clubs this season and i think that reflects on our position in the league....we could have been looking at a bottom half finish. crankitup
  • Score: 1

12:42pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 0

12:46pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Whether or not he believes it he has to say he things like "We can get promotion", can you imagine the bile that would be hurled at him if he said "We will be happy to finish in the top 10 this season"?

We might be looking at a bottom half finish yet if we go into receivership. :-)
Whether or not he believes it he has to say he things like "We can get promotion", can you imagine the bile that would be hurled at him if he said "We will be happy to finish in the top 10 this season"? We might be looking at a bottom half finish yet if we go into receivership. :-) owd nick
  • Score: 0

12:46pm 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.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
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: 0

12:47pm Thu 3 Apr 14

adcr says...

owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
You won't have a chance to give them anything back because once they start getting stuffed every game these clowns will disappear back into the wooden seats in their state of the ark ground
That's what I'm afraid of Nick, it's certainly not cricket is it. How can you have rivals when they run away when things don't go their way?

I'm hoping pre-season that we use Burnley's success to inspire us next season (it certainly drives my appetite to put things right). I know we can’t influence things, but if I was Bowyer, I would be thinking we are a better team than last year, and the same standard of step-up next season should be enough.

This year Bowyer has been dammed because if we play a tight cautious game we can’t score enough and the fans go mad, and if we go out and have ago we concede too many and end up drawing, again the fans criticize. In the end we have had too many weak positions and Bowyer has not been given enough money to strengthen these areas, so he has had to make do.

I just hope the FFP don’t hamper us in our strengthening that is my biggest fear going forward. We need to invest money if we are serious about going up. It doesn't need much money though Conway and Cairney have proved that.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]You won't have a chance to give them anything back because once they start getting stuffed every game these clowns will disappear back into the wooden seats in their state of the ark ground[/p][/quote]That's what I'm afraid of Nick, it's certainly not cricket is it. How can you have rivals when they run away when things don't go their way? I'm hoping pre-season that we use Burnley's success to inspire us next season (it certainly drives my appetite to put things right). I know we can’t influence things, but if I was Bowyer, I would be thinking we are a better team than last year, and the same standard of step-up next season should be enough. This year Bowyer has been dammed because if we play a tight cautious game we can’t score enough and the fans go mad, and if we go out and have ago we concede too many and end up drawing, again the fans criticize. In the end we have had too many weak positions and Bowyer has not been given enough money to strengthen these areas, so he has had to make do. I just hope the FFP don’t hamper us in our strengthening that is my biggest fear going forward. We need to invest money if we are serious about going up. It doesn't need much money though Conway and Cairney have proved that. adcr
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

flagstone says...

owd nick wrote:
flagstone wrote:
The dilemma is , some people would have said , we've been in the top two because we have a large squad and been able to rest players , the other argument, is that ,if we had not used 36 players and only used about 17 all season then we are up there because we've had a settled squad who know each other.
The fact is whether we use 17 or 36 , the players we have are not good enough or want it bad enough , hurts me to admit it but that's the truth and the manager makes monumentally bad formation decisions . Here is to a better season next year .
I am not saying we would have been in the top two, far from it, we may have been in the play off places right now with a bit more consistency but we wouldn't be good enough to go up because the club as a whole has gone through what is possibly the worst time in it's history and the damage that has done is going to take a significant time to heal, if it can be healed at all.

You only need to look a the bickering between Rovers fans on here to see there is huge distrust of and in everything to do with Rovers, fans and ex fans having a go at each other as if words typed in anger on the website of a provincial newspaper can right the wrongs.

In effect it actually makes things worse.

You are of course correct in stating that some of the players on our books simply aren't good enough, but I suspect that goes for many clubs, our problem is we have found out the hard way that that is a fact.

Last season we were at rock bottom and it so nearly got worse, this season has been an improvement, but I suspect it will take at least another season before we have the solid base we need to make progress.

Of course like many fans I will start off hopeful of a change in luck and circumstances and we can make a play for promotion, but I won't be putting my house on it.
Quite right owd Nick.
Here s to a new start in the next season and hopefully one or two decent new additions or lads breaking in to the first team.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flagstone[/bold] wrote: The dilemma is , some people would have said , we've been in the top two because we have a large squad and been able to rest players , the other argument, is that ,if we had not used 36 players and only used about 17 all season then we are up there because we've had a settled squad who know each other. The fact is whether we use 17 or 36 , the players we have are not good enough or want it bad enough , hurts me to admit it but that's the truth and the manager makes monumentally bad formation decisions . Here is to a better season next year .[/p][/quote]I am not saying we would have been in the top two, far from it, we may have been in the play off places right now with a bit more consistency but we wouldn't be good enough to go up because the club as a whole has gone through what is possibly the worst time in it's history and the damage that has done is going to take a significant time to heal, if it can be healed at all. You only need to look a the bickering between Rovers fans on here to see there is huge distrust of and in everything to do with Rovers, fans and ex fans having a go at each other as if words typed in anger on the website of a provincial newspaper can right the wrongs. In effect it actually makes things worse. You are of course correct in stating that some of the players on our books simply aren't good enough, but I suspect that goes for many clubs, our problem is we have found out the hard way that that is a fact. Last season we were at rock bottom and it so nearly got worse, this season has been an improvement, but I suspect it will take at least another season before we have the solid base we need to make progress. Of course like many fans I will start off hopeful of a change in luck and circumstances and we can make a play for promotion, but I won't be putting my house on it.[/p][/quote]Quite right owd Nick. Here s to a new start in the next season and hopefully one or two decent new additions or lads breaking in to the first team. flagstone
  • Score: 0

12:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

owd nick wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
You won't have a chance to give them anything back because once they start getting stuffed every game these clowns will disappear back into the wooden seats in their state of the ark ground
Is that really the best banter that you poor Rovers fools can muster now we have overtaken your sad excuse of a club?

That you 'can't wait' to watch us in the Premier League next season as we will get beat by the likes of Man City and Aresnal. Really? How pathetically poor is that?

I would be embarrassed by the lack of effort towards the rivalry and the all-important banter that you gimps are displaying - it is like you have given up already.

Like your team you simply must try harder.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]You won't have a chance to give them anything back because once they start getting stuffed every game these clowns will disappear back into the wooden seats in their state of the ark ground[/p][/quote]Is that really the best banter that you poor Rovers fools can muster now we have overtaken your sad excuse of a club? That you 'can't wait' to watch us in the Premier League next season as we will get beat by the likes of Man City and Aresnal. Really? How pathetically poor is that? I would be embarrassed by the lack of effort towards the rivalry and the all-important banter that you gimps are displaying - it is like you have given up already. Like your team you simply must try harder. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -1

1:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

adcr says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream". adcr
  • Score: 2

1:05pm 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
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -3

1:12pm 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!

www.regoftherovers.c
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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
  • Score: -1

1:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Wild Rover says...

Super Clart and all his "mates" (himself)
Not worth responding to...beneath contempt
Super Clart and all his "mates" (himself) Not worth responding to...beneath contempt Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

1:33pm Thu 3 Apr 14

adcr says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway. adcr
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Thu 3 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

I'm sorry GB, but you need to tell this defence and midfield to push further forward in games..! The back line for their 3rd goal was way too far back, the ball they played to the wing to get the cross should have been offside, but we were miles too deep! This relies on YOUR management too, so please do not blame this all on shocking defending!

On a side note, I am not slating GB in the overall picture, I still feel that he will improve his management skills greatly, as will the team improve greatly... There's no GB out messages coming from me, just think the defence should not take all the flak for that goal.
I'm sorry GB, but you need to tell this defence and midfield to push further forward in games..! The back line for their 3rd goal was way too far back, the ball they played to the wing to get the cross should have been offside, but we were miles too deep! This relies on YOUR management too, so please do not blame this all on shocking defending! On a side note, I am not slating GB in the overall picture, I still feel that he will improve his management skills greatly, as will the team improve greatly... There's no GB out messages coming from me, just think the defence should not take all the flak for that goal. ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 1

1:39pm Thu 3 Apr 14

benal13 says...

Reg Rover wrote:
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.
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bowyer now says we have got to get back to basics, hes brought in a load of mainly last chancers been in charge for over a year and now wants to start again , you couldnt make it up ,and dont forget this years championship is the worst since it started you only have to look at were that lot from turd moore are to see that so to say there is no ALTERNATIVE is way off the mark in my opinion it can only get WORSE
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: 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[/p][/quote]bowyer now says we have got to get back to basics, hes brought in a load of mainly last chancers been in charge for over a year and now wants to start again , you couldnt make it up ,and dont forget this years championship is the worst since it started you only have to look at were that lot from turd moore are to see that so to say there is no ALTERNATIVE is way off the mark in my opinion it can only get WORSE benal13
  • Score: -3

1:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

SteppBladder says...

"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!" - No need to appologise for not posting Reg. The more you don't post, the better IMHO
"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!" - No need to appologise for not posting Reg. The more you don't post, the better IMHO SteppBladder
  • Score: 0

1:41pm Thu 3 Apr 14

bring back the good old days says...

Reg Rover wrote:
NO DEAL FOR DUNN SAYS GALLACHER
Former Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher (pic above). Said on Radio Lancashire on Tuesday evening (1.4.14) that David Dunn should not be given a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season.
Gallacher was commenting on the Rovers v Brighton Game and his co commentator from Radio Lancashire thought Dunn should be given a new 12 month contract at the end of the season. “If he only plays 20 games a season plus a few cameo appearances as sub he is well worth it”, pronounced the Radio Lanc’s pundit. “Not so, said Gallacher, “as good as Dunn has been and as good as servant he has been Rovers must use his salary to sign a new younger mid-field player. Pronounced Gallacher.
“Rovers have no money are heavily in debt and must spend every penny wisely” concluded Gallacher.
Do you agree with Gallacher? It is certainly a controversial topic, and will divide the fans, but I see were Gallacher is coming from.
Reg.
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When the coffers are empty, plus FFP is incoming sentiment has to be put to one side - simple.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: NO DEAL FOR DUNN SAYS GALLACHER Former Rovers striker Kevin Gallacher (pic above). Said on Radio Lancashire on Tuesday evening (1.4.14) that David Dunn should not be given a new contract when his current one expires at the end of the season. Gallacher was commenting on the Rovers v Brighton Game and his co commentator from Radio Lancashire thought Dunn should be given a new 12 month contract at the end of the season. “If he only plays 20 games a season plus a few cameo appearances as sub he is well worth it”, pronounced the Radio Lanc’s pundit. “Not so, said Gallacher, “as good as Dunn has been and as good as servant he has been Rovers must use his salary to sign a new younger mid-field player. Pronounced Gallacher. “Rovers have no money are heavily in debt and must spend every penny wisely” concluded Gallacher. Do you agree with Gallacher? It is certainly a controversial topic, and will divide the fans, but I see were Gallacher is coming from. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]When the coffers are empty, plus FFP is incoming sentiment has to be put to one side - simple. bring back the good old days
  • Score: -1

1:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

peely says...

Blah Blah Blah this manager sounds more like Steve you know who every day ! Just like Jason Lowe this club is going nowhere but sideways or backwards !
Blah Blah Blah this manager sounds more like Steve you know who every day ! Just like Jason Lowe this club is going nowhere but sideways or backwards ! peely
  • Score: -3

1:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

benal13 says...

Reg Rover wrote:
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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o.uk
dont bother about it this season has been nothing to write home about any way, and while this lot are in charge we are an irrelevance to most people.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: 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[/p][/quote]dont bother about it this season has been nothing to write home about any way, and while this lot are in charge we are an irrelevance to most people. benal13
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete.

As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year.

These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete. As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year. These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -3

2:10pm Thu 3 Apr 14

krazzi horse says...

Welcome back Reg
Welcome back Reg krazzi horse
  • Score: 0

2:33pm Thu 3 Apr 14

adcr says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete.

As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year.

These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.
You’re getting quite hysterical now. So, you are basically saying that we need to replace the entire team. Don’t think so, 4-5 signings will be enough
It’s funny that when you mention we lack quality, I can only think of three players in the entire Burnley squad that stand out – Ings, Vokes and Trippier without these players you are nothing. And to highlight my point your fans are scared to death because these players are all out injured, even though you are nine points clear of your nearest rival. That is how mediocre your other players are.

The purpose of the FFP is to help not punish clubs, and the only way to achieve that is to make some changes to it, to soften the blow, so to speak. But if the FFP is brought in exactly as you say it will be, then all the biggest Championship clubs will be under the embargo too and the smaller clubs don’t have any money to buy players anyway. The relegated Premiership clubs don’t always go straight back up, last year none went up, and this season one at the most can go up. So there are still opportunities to get to the Premier League. You really don’t like us do you?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete. As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year. These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.[/p][/quote]You’re getting quite hysterical now. So, you are basically saying that we need to replace the entire team. Don’t think so, 4-5 signings will be enough It’s funny that when you mention we lack quality, I can only think of three players in the entire Burnley squad that stand out – Ings, Vokes and Trippier without these players you are nothing. And to highlight my point your fans are scared to death because these players are all out injured, even though you are nine points clear of your nearest rival. That is how mediocre your other players are. The purpose of the FFP is to help not punish clubs, and the only way to achieve that is to make some changes to it, to soften the blow, so to speak. But if the FFP is brought in exactly as you say it will be, then all the biggest Championship clubs will be under the embargo too and the smaller clubs don’t have any money to buy players anyway. The relegated Premiership clubs don’t always go straight back up, last year none went up, and this season one at the most can go up. So there are still opportunities to get to the Premier League. You really don’t like us do you? adcr
  • Score: 3

3:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete.

As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year.

These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.
You’re getting quite hysterical now. So, you are basically saying that we need to replace the entire team. Don’t think so, 4-5 signings will be enough
It’s funny that when you mention we lack quality, I can only think of three players in the entire Burnley squad that stand out – Ings, Vokes and Trippier without these players you are nothing. And to highlight my point your fans are scared to death because these players are all out injured, even though you are nine points clear of your nearest rival. That is how mediocre your other players are.

The purpose of the FFP is to help not punish clubs, and the only way to achieve that is to make some changes to it, to soften the blow, so to speak. But if the FFP is brought in exactly as you say it will be, then all the biggest Championship clubs will be under the embargo too and the smaller clubs don’t have any money to buy players anyway. The relegated Premiership clubs don’t always go straight back up, last year none went up, and this season one at the most can go up. So there are still opportunities to get to the Premier League. You really don’t like us do you?
Ha ha ha ha ha - really I'm getting hysterical? I couldn't give a shiny **** as to what you goons do, I am just giving my advice for what it's worth.

When you lose Rhodes in the summer you really think that 4 or 5 signings is going to be enough to improve your squad to promotion? - you are currently 26 points from an automatic promotion place (ie us), you have a poor defence which needs major surgery, your midfielders of Williamosn and Lowe have been criticised all season, your wingers (Maybe bar Cairney) have been poor and when Rhodes goes you will be left with a winning Championship forward line of Gestede, Varney and Goodwillie - so I stand by my original prediction.

As for your stupid (Typically bitter) comment about us having just three players - I give you, Scott Arfield 8 goals from the wing, Dave Jones (Remember him - he turned down Blackburn in the summer), Tom Heaton, Dean Marney, Ben Mee, Jason Shackell - All of whom would absolutely walk into the Blackburn team (Alongside Ings, Vokes and Trippier).

And no, I don't like you, or any of your moaning, FFP ignoring, whingy **** fans - it appears that you don't like hearing the truth either do you?



We'll never play you again.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete. As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year. These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.[/p][/quote]You’re getting quite hysterical now. So, you are basically saying that we need to replace the entire team. Don’t think so, 4-5 signings will be enough It’s funny that when you mention we lack quality, I can only think of three players in the entire Burnley squad that stand out – Ings, Vokes and Trippier without these players you are nothing. And to highlight my point your fans are scared to death because these players are all out injured, even though you are nine points clear of your nearest rival. That is how mediocre your other players are. The purpose of the FFP is to help not punish clubs, and the only way to achieve that is to make some changes to it, to soften the blow, so to speak. But if the FFP is brought in exactly as you say it will be, then all the biggest Championship clubs will be under the embargo too and the smaller clubs don’t have any money to buy players anyway. The relegated Premiership clubs don’t always go straight back up, last year none went up, and this season one at the most can go up. So there are still opportunities to get to the Premier League. You really don’t like us do you?[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha - really I'm getting hysterical? I couldn't give a shiny **** as to what you goons do, I am just giving my advice for what it's worth. When you lose Rhodes in the summer you really think that 4 or 5 signings is going to be enough to improve your squad to promotion? - you are currently 26 points from an automatic promotion place (ie us), you have a poor defence which needs major surgery, your midfielders of Williamosn and Lowe have been criticised all season, your wingers (Maybe bar Cairney) have been poor and when Rhodes goes you will be left with a winning Championship forward line of Gestede, Varney and Goodwillie - so I stand by my original prediction. As for your stupid (Typically bitter) comment about us having just three players - I give you, Scott Arfield 8 goals from the wing, Dave Jones (Remember him - he turned down Blackburn in the summer), Tom Heaton, Dean Marney, Ben Mee, Jason Shackell - All of whom would absolutely walk into the Blackburn team (Alongside Ings, Vokes and Trippier). And no, I don't like you, or any of your moaning, FFP ignoring, whingy **** fans - it appears that you don't like hearing the truth either do you? We'll never play you again. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -1

3:14pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
"As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable."

Perhaps there are a number of Championship clubs still making the relevant adjustments for FFP and therefore still at risk, but only 3 of these clubs have officially objected to the rules, and did so earlier in the season, namely Leicester, QPR and Blackburn Rovers.

Leicester's situation has now changed however given that they are assured promotion and the funding to satisfy any fine levelled at them in the Premier League, QPR have another season before sanctions are imposed on them (they were relegated a season after you) and so they will give it one last big all-or-nothing-push next season if they don't make it this time around, which only leaves..... Blackburn Rovers.

You lot are at risk now. That's why the FFP ruling applies in the main to yourselves based on your accounts from the current financial year. You are the club that will be subject to a transfer embargo in January 2015 because you have failed miserably in not one but two all-or-nothing attempts at bouncing back into the Premier League. Your spending in the first year was horrific and has still not been corrected by the required clearance of players that must happen in order for you to comply.

Your last accounts revealed a £27.3m drop in turnover and a 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio for the year ending June 2013.

136.1%!

Clubs such as Burnley and Brighton have been working towards FFP for 2 full seasons since the rules were voted in. These clubs have stripped down their squads and cut their wage bills in preparation, and in doing so put themselves at risk of dropping further to avoid the future punishments.

Do you really think the opinion of one non-compliant club is actually going to make a bit of difference to a UEFA ruling on cutting overspend?

You are dreaming if you think you will be exempt form the rules that other clubs have to abide by.

The top and bottom of it is that Blackburn Rovers had to get promoted at the first time of asking but failed, the downsizing then had to start as seen by the decimation of your squad and replacement with lower quality players. Promotion at the second attempt was essential and failure to go up has put you in serious risk of administration.

You are now a Championship club and you are losing £36.5million a year with a net debt of approx £60million. These figures are ridiculous when you consider the maximum loss possible is £3million (£8million including injection of equity by the owners).

Ignoring it will not make it go away. The transfer embargo will only be the start of it, if further cost cutting is not achieved in a timely manner or Venky's London decide to withdraw funding then a points deduction due to administration will be the end of Blackburn Rovers.

You will in all honesty have to rebuild in League One, I don't see any other future for you I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]"As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable." Perhaps there are a number of Championship clubs still making the relevant adjustments for FFP and therefore still at risk, but only 3 of these clubs have officially objected to the rules, and did so earlier in the season, namely Leicester, QPR and Blackburn Rovers. Leicester's situation has now changed however given that they are assured promotion and the funding to satisfy any fine levelled at them in the Premier League, QPR have another season before sanctions are imposed on them (they were relegated a season after you) and so they will give it one last big all-or-nothing-push next season if they don't make it this time around, which only leaves..... Blackburn Rovers. You lot are at risk now. That's why the FFP ruling applies in the main to yourselves based on your accounts from the current financial year. You are the club that will be subject to a transfer embargo in January 2015 because you have failed miserably in not one but two all-or-nothing attempts at bouncing back into the Premier League. Your spending in the first year was horrific and has still not been corrected by the required clearance of players that must happen in order for you to comply. Your last accounts revealed a £27.3m drop in turnover and a 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio for the year ending June 2013. 136.1%! Clubs such as Burnley and Brighton have been working towards FFP for 2 full seasons since the rules were voted in. These clubs have stripped down their squads and cut their wage bills in preparation, and in doing so put themselves at risk of dropping further to avoid the future punishments. Do you really think the opinion of one non-compliant club is actually going to make a bit of difference to a UEFA ruling on cutting overspend? You are dreaming if you think you will be exempt form the rules that other clubs have to abide by. The top and bottom of it is that Blackburn Rovers had to get promoted at the first time of asking but failed, the downsizing then had to start as seen by the decimation of your squad and replacement with lower quality players. Promotion at the second attempt was essential and failure to go up has put you in serious risk of administration. You are now a Championship club and you are losing £36.5million a year with a net debt of approx £60million. These figures are ridiculous when you consider the maximum loss possible is £3million (£8million including injection of equity by the owners). Ignoring it will not make it go away. The transfer embargo will only be the start of it, if further cost cutting is not achieved in a timely manner or Venky's London decide to withdraw funding then a points deduction due to administration will be the end of Blackburn Rovers. You will in all honesty have to rebuild in League One, I don't see any other future for you I'm afraid. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -1

3:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

French Rover says...

SteppBladder wrote:
"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!" - No need to appologise for not posting Reg. The more you don't post, the better IMHO
I fully believe that everyone is entitled to express their opinions on here whatever they may be as long as they are non abusive and non racist but with one exception - REG! In fact I would rather trawl through a dozen childish claret posts than just one from Reg who probably (even though he tries to dress it up differently like his first posts today) has even less respect for the Rovers than the claret clowns on here....
Footnote to Editor - Ban him for another six months (rolling). Please!
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: "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!" - No need to appologise for not posting Reg. The more you don't post, the better IMHO[/p][/quote]I fully believe that everyone is entitled to express their opinions on here whatever they may be as long as they are non abusive and non racist but with one exception - REG! In fact I would rather trawl through a dozen childish claret posts than just one from Reg who probably (even though he tries to dress it up differently like his first posts today) has even less respect for the Rovers than the claret clowns on here.... Footnote to Editor - Ban him for another six months (rolling). Please! French Rover
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Reg Rover wrote:
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, they do, I read them every week, now please go and take a chill pill and lay down in a darkened room. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: 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[/p][/quote]Reg, they do, I read them every week, now please go and take a chill pill and lay down in a darkened room. :-) owd nick
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
"As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable."

Perhaps there are a number of Championship clubs still making the relevant adjustments for FFP and therefore still at risk, but only 3 of these clubs have officially objected to the rules, and did so earlier in the season, namely Leicester, QPR and Blackburn Rovers.

Leicester's situation has now changed however given that they are assured promotion and the funding to satisfy any fine levelled at them in the Premier League, QPR have another season before sanctions are imposed on them (they were relegated a season after you) and so they will give it one last big all-or-nothing-push next season if they don't make it this time around, which only leaves..... Blackburn Rovers.

You lot are at risk now. That's why the FFP ruling applies in the main to yourselves based on your accounts from the current financial year. You are the club that will be subject to a transfer embargo in January 2015 because you have failed miserably in not one but two all-or-nothing attempts at bouncing back into the Premier League. Your spending in the first year was horrific and has still not been corrected by the required clearance of players that must happen in order for you to comply.

Your last accounts revealed a £27.3m drop in turnover and a 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio for the year ending June 2013.

136.1%!

Clubs such as Burnley and Brighton have been working towards FFP for 2 full seasons since the rules were voted in. These clubs have stripped down their squads and cut their wage bills in preparation, and in doing so put themselves at risk of dropping further to avoid the future punishments.

Do you really think the opinion of one non-compliant club is actually going to make a bit of difference to a UEFA ruling on cutting overspend?

You are dreaming if you think you will be exempt form the rules that other clubs have to abide by.

The top and bottom of it is that Blackburn Rovers had to get promoted at the first time of asking but failed, the downsizing then had to start as seen by the decimation of your squad and replacement with lower quality players. Promotion at the second attempt was essential and failure to go up has put you in serious risk of administration.

You are now a Championship club and you are losing £36.5million a year with a net debt of approx £60million. These figures are ridiculous when you consider the maximum loss possible is £3million (£8million including injection of equity by the owners).

Ignoring it will not make it go away. The transfer embargo will only be the start of it, if further cost cutting is not achieved in a timely manner or Venky's London decide to withdraw funding then a points deduction due to administration will be the end of Blackburn Rovers.

You will in all honesty have to rebuild in League One, I don't see any other future for you I'm afraid.
The ramblings of a total idiot that mean absolutely nothing whatsoever to any Rovers fan.

Face? Bothered?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]"As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable." Perhaps there are a number of Championship clubs still making the relevant adjustments for FFP and therefore still at risk, but only 3 of these clubs have officially objected to the rules, and did so earlier in the season, namely Leicester, QPR and Blackburn Rovers. Leicester's situation has now changed however given that they are assured promotion and the funding to satisfy any fine levelled at them in the Premier League, QPR have another season before sanctions are imposed on them (they were relegated a season after you) and so they will give it one last big all-or-nothing-push next season if they don't make it this time around, which only leaves..... Blackburn Rovers. You lot are at risk now. That's why the FFP ruling applies in the main to yourselves based on your accounts from the current financial year. You are the club that will be subject to a transfer embargo in January 2015 because you have failed miserably in not one but two all-or-nothing attempts at bouncing back into the Premier League. Your spending in the first year was horrific and has still not been corrected by the required clearance of players that must happen in order for you to comply. Your last accounts revealed a £27.3m drop in turnover and a 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio for the year ending June 2013. 136.1%! Clubs such as Burnley and Brighton have been working towards FFP for 2 full seasons since the rules were voted in. These clubs have stripped down their squads and cut their wage bills in preparation, and in doing so put themselves at risk of dropping further to avoid the future punishments. Do you really think the opinion of one non-compliant club is actually going to make a bit of difference to a UEFA ruling on cutting overspend? You are dreaming if you think you will be exempt form the rules that other clubs have to abide by. The top and bottom of it is that Blackburn Rovers had to get promoted at the first time of asking but failed, the downsizing then had to start as seen by the decimation of your squad and replacement with lower quality players. Promotion at the second attempt was essential and failure to go up has put you in serious risk of administration. You are now a Championship club and you are losing £36.5million a year with a net debt of approx £60million. These figures are ridiculous when you consider the maximum loss possible is £3million (£8million including injection of equity by the owners). Ignoring it will not make it go away. The transfer embargo will only be the start of it, if further cost cutting is not achieved in a timely manner or Venky's London decide to withdraw funding then a points deduction due to administration will be the end of Blackburn Rovers. You will in all honesty have to rebuild in League One, I don't see any other future for you I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]The ramblings of a total idiot that mean absolutely nothing whatsoever to any Rovers fan. Face? Bothered? owd nick
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3:53pm Thu 3 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete.

As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year.

These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.
You’re getting quite hysterical now. So, you are basically saying that we need to replace the entire team. Don’t think so, 4-5 signings will be enough
It’s funny that when you mention we lack quality, I can only think of three players in the entire Burnley squad that stand out – Ings, Vokes and Trippier without these players you are nothing. And to highlight my point your fans are scared to death because these players are all out injured, even though you are nine points clear of your nearest rival. That is how mediocre your other players are.

The purpose of the FFP is to help not punish clubs, and the only way to achieve that is to make some changes to it, to soften the blow, so to speak. But if the FFP is brought in exactly as you say it will be, then all the biggest Championship clubs will be under the embargo too and the smaller clubs don’t have any money to buy players anyway. The relegated Premiership clubs don’t always go straight back up, last year none went up, and this season one at the most can go up. So there are still opportunities to get to the Premier League. You really don’t like us do you?
Ha ha ha ha ha - really I'm getting hysterical? I couldn't give a shiny **** as to what you goons do, I am just giving my advice for what it's worth.

When you lose Rhodes in the summer you really think that 4 or 5 signings is going to be enough to improve your squad to promotion? - you are currently 26 points from an automatic promotion place (ie us), you have a poor defence which needs major surgery, your midfielders of Williamosn and Lowe have been criticised all season, your wingers (Maybe bar Cairney) have been poor and when Rhodes goes you will be left with a winning Championship forward line of Gestede, Varney and Goodwillie - so I stand by my original prediction.

As for your stupid (Typically bitter) comment about us having just three players - I give you, Scott Arfield 8 goals from the wing, Dave Jones (Remember him - he turned down Blackburn in the summer), Tom Heaton, Dean Marney, Ben Mee, Jason Shackell - All of whom would absolutely walk into the Blackburn team (Alongside Ings, Vokes and Trippier).

And no, I don't like you, or any of your moaning, FFP ignoring, whingy **** fans - it appears that you don't like hearing the truth either do you?



We'll never play you again.
Face? Bothered?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]You don't think you are That far away now? Seriously? You are miles away, and not just in points totals, you probably need a new keeper, new right back and left back and at least one centre half, two new wingers, two new central midfielders and potentially three new strikers in order to compete. As for the 'Lets spend loads of money now prior to FPP' mantra that you are advocating - fair enough, you will be hit even harder when reality eventually kicks in - you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo in January 2015 and that will last until a club shows that its spending has been brought within the limits, which reduce to £6m in total next season and then £5 million the following year. These rules were voted in by 21 of the 34 Championship clubs and 68 of the 72 Football League clubs overall, so no matter how much you wail and gnash your teeth this WILL be happening, so hopefully for the good of your club, your owners have more financial sense than you have and will begin the cost cutting you will need in order to comply.[/p][/quote]You’re getting quite hysterical now. So, you are basically saying that we need to replace the entire team. Don’t think so, 4-5 signings will be enough It’s funny that when you mention we lack quality, I can only think of three players in the entire Burnley squad that stand out – Ings, Vokes and Trippier without these players you are nothing. And to highlight my point your fans are scared to death because these players are all out injured, even though you are nine points clear of your nearest rival. That is how mediocre your other players are. The purpose of the FFP is to help not punish clubs, and the only way to achieve that is to make some changes to it, to soften the blow, so to speak. But if the FFP is brought in exactly as you say it will be, then all the biggest Championship clubs will be under the embargo too and the smaller clubs don’t have any money to buy players anyway. The relegated Premiership clubs don’t always go straight back up, last year none went up, and this season one at the most can go up. So there are still opportunities to get to the Premier League. You really don’t like us do you?[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha - really I'm getting hysterical? I couldn't give a shiny **** as to what you goons do, I am just giving my advice for what it's worth. When you lose Rhodes in the summer you really think that 4 or 5 signings is going to be enough to improve your squad to promotion? - you are currently 26 points from an automatic promotion place (ie us), you have a poor defence which needs major surgery, your midfielders of Williamosn and Lowe have been criticised all season, your wingers (Maybe bar Cairney) have been poor and when Rhodes goes you will be left with a winning Championship forward line of Gestede, Varney and Goodwillie - so I stand by my original prediction. As for your stupid (Typically bitter) comment about us having just three players - I give you, Scott Arfield 8 goals from the wing, Dave Jones (Remember him - he turned down Blackburn in the summer), Tom Heaton, Dean Marney, Ben Mee, Jason Shackell - All of whom would absolutely walk into the Blackburn team (Alongside Ings, Vokes and Trippier). And no, I don't like you, or any of your moaning, FFP ignoring, whingy **** fans - it appears that you don't like hearing the truth either do you? We'll never play you again.[/p][/quote]Face? Bothered? owd nick
  • Score: 1

5:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Whydidtheybanme? says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
adcr wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
If I may reply to two clowns at the same time.

All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities.

The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet.

Bring on next season, can’t wait.
Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us.

You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley.

Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon.

You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc.

It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory.

And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one.

Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted.

Think about it.
I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season.

Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway.

So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".
Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case.

You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen.

FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.
As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable.

It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea.

Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.
"As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable."

Perhaps there are a number of Championship clubs still making the relevant adjustments for FFP and therefore still at risk, but only 3 of these clubs have officially objected to the rules, and did so earlier in the season, namely Leicester, QPR and Blackburn Rovers.

Leicester's situation has now changed however given that they are assured promotion and the funding to satisfy any fine levelled at them in the Premier League, QPR have another season before sanctions are imposed on them (they were relegated a season after you) and so they will give it one last big all-or-nothing-push next season if they don't make it this time around, which only leaves..... Blackburn Rovers.

You lot are at risk now. That's why the FFP ruling applies in the main to yourselves based on your accounts from the current financial year. You are the club that will be subject to a transfer embargo in January 2015 because you have failed miserably in not one but two all-or-nothing attempts at bouncing back into the Premier League. Your spending in the first year was horrific and has still not been corrected by the required clearance of players that must happen in order for you to comply.

Your last accounts revealed a £27.3m drop in turnover and a 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio for the year ending June 2013.

136.1%!

Clubs such as Burnley and Brighton have been working towards FFP for 2 full seasons since the rules were voted in. These clubs have stripped down their squads and cut their wage bills in preparation, and in doing so put themselves at risk of dropping further to avoid the future punishments.

Do you really think the opinion of one non-compliant club is actually going to make a bit of difference to a UEFA ruling on cutting overspend?

You are dreaming if you think you will be exempt form the rules that other clubs have to abide by.

The top and bottom of it is that Blackburn Rovers had to get promoted at the first time of asking but failed, the downsizing then had to start as seen by the decimation of your squad and replacement with lower quality players. Promotion at the second attempt was essential and failure to go up has put you in serious risk of administration.

You are now a Championship club and you are losing £36.5million a year with a net debt of approx £60million. These figures are ridiculous when you consider the maximum loss possible is £3million (£8million including injection of equity by the owners).

Ignoring it will not make it go away. The transfer embargo will only be the start of it, if further cost cutting is not achieved in a timely manner or Venky's London decide to withdraw funding then a points deduction due to administration will be the end of Blackburn Rovers.

You will in all honesty have to rebuild in League One, I don't see any other future for you I'm afraid.
I see your obsession is still alive and well, oh faceless, nameless Troll.

I think your lost in your day job (ironing), you should be working for PWC or someone of that ilk with your financial prowess - or is it just an obsession?

Yaaaaaaawn.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: If I may reply to two clowns at the same time. All it needs is for us to get promoted next season and all our debts are wiped away. And WHEN that happens we have the luxury of having PREMIER LEAGUE standards for both our ground and training facilities. The only reason you are going up is because of Eddie Howe and HIS signings, and incredibly you managed to drive him away. Let’s see how well Dysche does in the big boys league when he is forced to stand on his own two feet. Bring on next season, can’t wait.[/p][/quote]Hahaha. You Clampett's are excelling yourselves these days. Your bitterness and anger is showing you up even more than your jealousy of us. You have no chance of promotion this season considering that you have been able to bring in players after last seasons "transitional" year. Bowyer has been given a full season to build his team and challenge for promotion and where has his "team" taken you? To the heady heights of 11th place in the league and a humiliating defeat at Ewood Park to Burnley. Next season you will suffer even more because you have to sell Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney to reduce the wage bill, compensate for the reduction in parachute payments and the further drop in attendances, and not only that you cannot bring in players due to a transfer embargo, so when all others are strengthening due to injury and suspension in mid-season poor old Blackburn Rovers, who've had to trim their squad will be left with a poor first team and by the looks of it an even poorer youth squad to call upon. You will also be competing against the likes of possibly Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff who will come down with Premier League squads and £60million parachute payments with the aim of bouncing straight back up. There's also the teams at the top of the Championship who don't go up this season, QPR, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Wigan, Reading, etc. It's game over for you lot. The good old days are just a distant memory. And to state that Burnley are 2nd in the league and have been in the top 3 for SEVEN MONTHS because of Eddie Howe is just amazing. Truly a legendary quote from possibly the most bitter no-dad we've heard in a long while. You have reached a whole new level of no-dad desperation with that one. Look, you might as well face the facts. We are now a bigger team than you are. We are a better team than you are, and IF Burnley go up then we WILL be head and shoulders above you because you will NEVER be promoted. Think about it.[/p][/quote]I have had a think and from what I understand you are trying to say only big rich clubs can get promotion. If that is the case what are you doing up there with your average 10,000 gates. I'd hate to think how many fans would turn up if you were facing a relegation battle this season. Our best players weren't sold this season and I don't expect sales over the summer unless good replacement's can be found. I don't understand what you lot are talking about when you say that the FFP will force us to sell players. Utter nonsense, and from what I have read the FFP may well be watered down considerably anyway. So onwards and upwards for Rovers i'm afraid, you've still got your dreams though as your last promotion slogan said "dare to dream".[/p][/quote]Onwards and upwards - well that's unfortunately for you not the case. You and the rest of the debt-ridden clubs are hoping and praying for some kind of 'watered down' version of FPP so that you can continue on your 'Spend your way to mid-table obscurity' mission that you are on - bad news, not going to happen. FPP has been voted for by all football league clubs (Aside from a handful of clubs that have been **** money away - like yourselves) so it IS going to happen, so instead of putting your fingers in your ears and saying 'I am not listening' your club is best advised to actually start making efforts to get rid of your high-earning rubbish and start buying players that are more suited to your budget otherwise you WILL be hit with a transfer embargo.[/p][/quote]As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable. It makes me laugh how you lot keep offering friendly advice of "you need to sell all your best player to meet the FFP" - why would we consider doing that? We would probably still be short of making the FFP anyway, and would still face a transfer embargo. Stupid idea. Worst case scenario is the FFP regulations stay as they are. If that happens it makes more sense to load up on players during the summer, before the embargo kicks in. Gamble it may be, but the potential rewards make it worthwhile. We aren't that far away now and I believe with a little more quality we will have a great chance of going up next season. And if we reduce our squad by about 8 players (Best, Campbell etc.) then our wages will be going down not up anyway.[/p][/quote]"As things stand about half of Championship clubs are affected by FFP, partly because of this talks are underway about making changes to the FFP. I don't know what they will decide to do, but I would think some big changes will be made as in their current form they are unworkable." Perhaps there are a number of Championship clubs still making the relevant adjustments for FFP and therefore still at risk, but only 3 of these clubs have officially objected to the rules, and did so earlier in the season, namely Leicester, QPR and Blackburn Rovers. Leicester's situation has now changed however given that they are assured promotion and the funding to satisfy any fine levelled at them in the Premier League, QPR have another season before sanctions are imposed on them (they were relegated a season after you) and so they will give it one last big all-or-nothing-push next season if they don't make it this time around, which only leaves..... Blackburn Rovers. You lot are at risk now. That's why the FFP ruling applies in the main to yourselves based on your accounts from the current financial year. You are the club that will be subject to a transfer embargo in January 2015 because you have failed miserably in not one but two all-or-nothing attempts at bouncing back into the Premier League. Your spending in the first year was horrific and has still not been corrected by the required clearance of players that must happen in order for you to comply. Your last accounts revealed a £27.3m drop in turnover and a 136.1% wages-to-turnover ratio for the year ending June 2013. 136.1%! Clubs such as Burnley and Brighton have been working towards FFP for 2 full seasons since the rules were voted in. These clubs have stripped down their squads and cut their wage bills in preparation, and in doing so put themselves at risk of dropping further to avoid the future punishments. Do you really think the opinion of one non-compliant club is actually going to make a bit of difference to a UEFA ruling on cutting overspend? You are dreaming if you think you will be exempt form the rules that other clubs have to abide by. The top and bottom of it is that Blackburn Rovers had to get promoted at the first time of asking but failed, the downsizing then had to start as seen by the decimation of your squad and replacement with lower quality players. Promotion at the second attempt was essential and failure to go up has put you in serious risk of administration. You are now a Championship club and you are losing £36.5million a year with a net debt of approx £60million. These figures are ridiculous when you consider the maximum loss possible is £3million (£8million including injection of equity by the owners). Ignoring it will not make it go away. The transfer embargo will only be the start of it, if further cost cutting is not achieved in a timely manner or Venky's London decide to withdraw funding then a points deduction due to administration will be the end of Blackburn Rovers. You will in all honesty have to rebuild in League One, I don't see any other future for you I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]I see your obsession is still alive and well, oh faceless, nameless Troll. I think your lost in your day job (ironing), you should be working for PWC or someone of that ilk with your financial prowess - or is it just an obsession? Yaaaaaaawn. Whydidtheybanme?
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Thu 3 Apr 14

MattNewcastle says...

owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well.

Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning.

Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP.

They cannot simply pour more money in anymore.

The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick.

It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up.

That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.
I agree however defence is an 11 man job and we are not great at pressing teams in order to win the ball back quickly enough or to put opposition defences under pressure.

this would also mean our back four playing higher up the field and I dont know how comfortable Killgallin and Hanley plus Spurr feel about that for non are blessed with pace if the ball is played in behind them so to sit deep is in theit comfort zone
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: “We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?[/p][/quote]Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well. Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning. Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP. They cannot simply pour more money in anymore. The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick. It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up. That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.[/p][/quote]I agree however defence is an 11 man job and we are not great at pressing teams in order to win the ball back quickly enough or to put opposition defences under pressure. this would also mean our back four playing higher up the field and I dont know how comfortable Killgallin and Hanley plus Spurr feel about that for non are blessed with pace if the ball is played in behind them so to sit deep is in theit comfort zone MattNewcastle
  • Score: 0

8:08pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Reg Rover wrote:
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
Don't really understand why you have gone to such length to tell us what we already know.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: 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[/p][/quote]Don't really understand why you have gone to such length to tell us what we already know. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

8:20pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Reg Rover wrote:
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
You write so much that you seem to lose track of what you have written. In one sentence you are telling yourself that Sherwood is the man to take us up then you insist on keeping Bowyer. You clearly see yourself as a Sports Writer but don't give up the day job until you have learned to edit your work.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: 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[/p][/quote]You write so much that you seem to lose track of what you have written. In one sentence you are telling yourself that Sherwood is the man to take us up then you insist on keeping Bowyer. You clearly see yourself as a Sports Writer but don't give up the day job until you have learned to edit your work. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

benal13 wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
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
dont bother about it this season has been nothing to write home about any way, and while this lot are in charge we are an irrelevance to most people.
You are the irrelevance
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: 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[/p][/quote]dont bother about it this season has been nothing to write home about any way, and while this lot are in charge we are an irrelevance to most people.[/p][/quote]You are the irrelevance Angry From Accrington
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10:21pm Thu 3 Apr 14

greenscreener says...

Congratulations to anybody who read this far, with the ranting of WLUV and his multiple accounts and the return of raving Reg there really was nothing much to see here today.

Just my opinion of course.
Congratulations to anybody who read this far, with the ranting of WLUV and his multiple accounts and the return of raving Reg there really was nothing much to see here today. Just my opinion of course. greenscreener
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10:27pm Thu 3 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

unclejacklegend wrote:
A couple of weeks back everybody was moaning that we are too defensive and too negative. The call was to risk losing 4-3 in the name of entertainment and going all out to win games. Bowyer responds and we start scoring and conceding bags of goals. People are still moaning and we haven't actually lost a game. We'll be back to Lowe and Williamson and drawing 0-0 before you know it
Exactly Good comment
[quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: A couple of weeks back everybody was moaning that we are too defensive and too negative. The call was to risk losing 4-3 in the name of entertainment and going all out to win games. Bowyer responds and we start scoring and conceding bags of goals. People are still moaning and we haven't actually lost a game. We'll be back to Lowe and Williamson and drawing 0-0 before you know it[/p][/quote]Exactly Good comment TurfMoorTom
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11:11pm Thu 3 Apr 14

realisticrover says...

yawwnnnn...
Once upon a time there was a football fan who realised that mindlessly criticising was the easy option, so he decided to be constructive and mention positives on a message board...which was much more difficult, as it involved a bit of intelligence,
yawwnnnn... Once upon a time there was a football fan who realised that mindlessly criticising was the easy option, so he decided to be constructive and mention positives on a message board...which was much more difficult, as it involved a bit of intelligence, realisticrover
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11:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

mark anthony says...

No s@@t Sherlock!!!!
No s@@t Sherlock!!!! mark anthony
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12:15am Fri 4 Apr 14

mattwoods says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
adcr wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.
I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all.

Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.
Hardly likely is it.

We've beaten you in every area this season. We've beaten you at your place and we're on course for promotion.

If we spend a season in the Premier League we benefit from £120million, which puts us head and shoulders above the likes of you morons who are approx £60million in debt already, facing another season in the Championship, a humiliating and degrading transfer embargo and forced to sell your better players. We have also recently reported a slight profit (After some of you morons excited wet yourself at the thought of a projected £8million loss)... Hard to believe that there could soon be £180million difference between us and you!

That's if we go up and come down. But imagine if we go up and Sean Dyche keeps us up? Imagine that.

How times change eh.
you deprived over excited little person, big trophy room,big numbers,,, been their seen it done it? now get back in your hutch freddie? bless...
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]adcr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Another brilliantly astute observation from Mr Mogodon himself Captain Obvious.[/p][/quote]I don't know where you all come from in previous seasons there is about 6 - 7 Burnley posters max. One good season and we are swamped by you all. Lap it up while you can because you lot are all going to get it on here next season.[/p][/quote]Hardly likely is it. We've beaten you in every area this season. We've beaten you at your place and we're on course for promotion. If we spend a season in the Premier League we benefit from £120million, which puts us head and shoulders above the likes of you morons who are approx £60million in debt already, facing another season in the Championship, a humiliating and degrading transfer embargo and forced to sell your better players. We have also recently reported a slight profit (After some of you morons excited wet yourself at the thought of a projected £8million loss)... Hard to believe that there could soon be £180million difference between us and you! That's if we go up and come down. But imagine if we go up and Sean Dyche keeps us up? Imagine that. How times change eh.[/p][/quote]you deprived over excited little person, big trophy room,big numbers,,, been their seen it done it? now get back in your hutch freddie? bless... mattwoods
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7:34am Fri 4 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

realisticrover wrote:
yawwnnnn...
Once upon a time there was a football fan who realised that mindlessly criticising was the easy option, so he decided to be constructive and mention positives on a message board...which was much more difficult, as it involved a bit of intelligence,
OUT with fairy stories! OUT wITH POSITIVE CRITICISM!!!!! OUT WITH INTELLIGENCE!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: yawwnnnn... Once upon a time there was a football fan who realised that mindlessly criticising was the easy option, so he decided to be constructive and mention positives on a message board...which was much more difficult, as it involved a bit of intelligence,[/p][/quote]OUT with fairy stories! OUT wITH POSITIVE CRITICISM!!!!! OUT WITH INTELLIGENCE!!!!!! Angry From Accrington
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8:57am Fri 4 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
realisticrover wrote:
yawwnnnn...
Once upon a time there was a football fan who realised that mindlessly criticising was the easy option, so he decided to be constructive and mention positives on a message board...which was much more difficult, as it involved a bit of intelligence,
OUT with fairy stories! OUT wITH POSITIVE CRITICISM!!!!! OUT WITH INTELLIGENCE!!!!!!
Hahaha, not a bad imitation of Dingle Dave, although you needed to be a little bit more illiterate with spelling a grammar! :)
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: yawwnnnn... Once upon a time there was a football fan who realised that mindlessly criticising was the easy option, so he decided to be constructive and mention positives on a message board...which was much more difficult, as it involved a bit of intelligence,[/p][/quote]OUT with fairy stories! OUT wITH POSITIVE CRITICISM!!!!! OUT WITH INTELLIGENCE!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hahaha, not a bad imitation of Dingle Dave, although you needed to be a little bit more illiterate with spelling a grammar! :) ChrisDeBerg
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9:00am Fri 4 Apr 14

owd nick says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
“We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up."

I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship.
I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then.
Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion?
We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer.
Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?
Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well.

Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning.

Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP.

They cannot simply pour more money in anymore.

The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick.

It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up.

That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.
I agree however defence is an 11 man job and we are not great at pressing teams in order to win the ball back quickly enough or to put opposition defences under pressure.

this would also mean our back four playing higher up the field and I dont know how comfortable Killgallin and Hanley plus Spurr feel about that for non are blessed with pace if the ball is played in behind them so to sit deep is in theit comfort zone
Fair point.
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: “We’ve kept 12 clean sheets this season and we’ve got to get back to that quickly because we’re scoring goals and our attacking play is looking very good. We’ve got to pick ourselves up." I think all of our clean sheets were kept with the Dann / Handley partnership which was developing into one of the best in the Championship. I thought it was a mistake to sell Dann when we were only four points from a play off spot. Defensively we've gone downhill since then. Why would you split up your center back pairing when you were in with an outside chance of promotion? We could have sold Dann, if need be, in the summer. Of course the orders might have come from India, short sighted or what ?[/p][/quote]Defensively we appear to have gone downhill but a change in tactics to being more attack minded, something we were all demanding, coincides with that as well. Defense isn't as simple as just two players, it's how the unit of 5 or 6 actually performs that is key and because of our severe weakness down the right hand side that unit simply isn't functioning. Would Dann have fared better under these circumstances? Who can say, but like it or not in our position if someone comes in for any of our players and the right offer is made we have to look at it, and Venky's have to get us ready for FFP. They cannot simply pour more money in anymore. The fact we are short of an experienced right back is all down to GB no-one else and it's something he needs to put right pretty **** quick. It's alright criticising players for a poor performance but if we have players playing out of their natural positions it's the managers fault when it goes tits up. That's the problem with inexperienced managers, they have to learn from their mistakes as well.[/p][/quote]I agree however defence is an 11 man job and we are not great at pressing teams in order to win the ball back quickly enough or to put opposition defences under pressure. this would also mean our back four playing higher up the field and I dont know how comfortable Killgallin and Hanley plus Spurr feel about that for non are blessed with pace if the ball is played in behind them so to sit deep is in theit comfort zone[/p][/quote]Fair point. owd nick
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