Jordan Rhodes wants top-flight football with Blackburn Rovers

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BLACKBURN Rovers hitman Jordan Rhodes would like nothing more than to test his supreme finishing skills in the Premier League after laying waste to the Championship.

But the striker, who has scored 49 goals in 82 appearances in the second tier of English football since his club record £8m move to Ewood Park in August 2012, has made it clear he wants to achieve his top-flight aim with Rovers.

When asked whether he wants to play in the Premier League Rhodes said: “Ideally yes. When we wake up in the morning that’s what everyone at this club is striving for.

“This club deserves Premier League status again and if we go on a phenomenal run between now and the end of the season you never know – but it might be next season now.

“But we’ll take one game at a time, try and do our best and with that mentality in mind we’ll see where we are come May 3.”

Rhodes brought up 50 goals for Rovers when he scored an 86th-minute penalty in Tuesday’s 3-3 draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.

But the Seagulls equalised less than 90 seconds later to all but end Gary Bowyer’s side’s play-off chances.

The draw left 11th-placed Rovers seven points off the top six going into tomorrow’s home clash against eighth-placed Ipswich Town, Rhodes’ former club.

The 24-year-old, whose brace against Brighton took his tally for the term up to 22, was a prolific goalscorer at youth and reserve team level for the Tractor Boys.

But his dreams of going on to play for their first team were dashed in July 2009 when he was controversially sold by then Ipswich boss Roy Keane.

Rhodes admits Keane’s decision to sell him to Huddersfield for £350,000 has left him with a point to prove.

“Absolutely, you want to prove one or two people wrong with a couple of decisions that have been made previously in your career,” said Rhodes, who has scored 137 goals in 236 games since leaving the Tractor Boys.

“I’m just going to continue to try and do my best and hopefully one day I’ll look back on my career and say, ‘yes, you made a mistake’.”

Rhodes has over three years remaining on his contract.

There has been speculation – which Rovers have not commented on – that he will be offered a new longer-term deal.

That would protect the club further if potential suitors made a bid for their star striker.

However Rovers also have to be mindful of the Financial Fair Play regulations which come into force next season.

But Bowyer has made it clear he wants Rhodes to be at the forefront of the side he is building.

The Rovers boss said: “We’re building for the future and you only have to look at the teams who are successful in this division that it takes time for everybody to gel.

“Jordan’s the main goalscorer for us.”

Bowyer expects Corry Evans and Lee Williamson to be fit tomorrow after they picked up knocks against Brighton.

But fellow midfielder Jason Lowe remains sideline with an ankle injury.

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9:10am Fri 4 Apr 14

SteppBladder says...

Cue dingles telling us he'll be gone in the summer
Cue dingles telling us he'll be gone in the summer SteppBladder
  • Score: 12

9:21am Fri 4 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

He'll be gone in the summer ;-)
He'll be gone in the summer ;-) Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 6

9:24am Fri 4 Apr 14

MET1983 says...

Off you pop then Rhodes! Might be waiting a while if you stick with Rovers
Off you pop then Rhodes! Might be waiting a while if you stick with Rovers MET1983
  • Score: -17

9:24am Fri 4 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
He'll be gone in the summer ;-)
Face? Bothered?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: He'll be gone in the summer ;-)[/p][/quote]Face? Bothered? owd nick
  • Score: 1

9:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.
There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: -7

9:59am Fri 4 Apr 14

LonglivetheVenkys says...

Sounds like a "come and get me" plea to his Premier league bound neighbours.
Sounds like a "come and get me" plea to his Premier league bound neighbours. LonglivetheVenkys
  • Score: -6

9:59am Fri 4 Apr 14

mammamiauk says...

As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.
As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story. mammamiauk
  • Score: 14

10:00am Fri 4 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.
Maybe all the crack and other drugs washing down from the Burnley hills dingle?!?
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.[/p][/quote]Maybe all the crack and other drugs washing down from the Burnley hills dingle?!? ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 2

10:23am Fri 4 Apr 14

j bee says...

jacks not here anymore they will never get back in the top flight again with this set up
jacks not here anymore they will never get back in the top flight again with this set up j bee
  • Score: -6

10:23am Fri 4 Apr 14

j bee says...

jacks not here anymore they will never get back in the top flight again with this set up
jacks not here anymore they will never get back in the top flight again with this set up j bee
  • Score: -5

10:40am Fri 4 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil.

Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so.

What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League.

This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 16

10:46am Fri 4 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

If you guys will permit. The headline needs a spot of editing. It should read "Rhodes wants top flight football".
If you guys will permit. The headline needs a spot of editing. It should read "Rhodes wants top flight football". RobH2O
  • Score: -1

10:51am Fri 4 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Yeah the headline should be changed to:

Please, someone, anyone, please, I'm begging you, help me end my Rovers hell.
Yeah the headline should be changed to: Please, someone, anyone, please, I'm begging you, help me end my Rovers hell. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -8

11:16am Fri 4 Apr 14

benal13 says...

RobH2O wrote:
If you guys will permit. The headline needs a spot of editing. It should read "Rhodes wants top flight football".
without wanting to agree with the enemy SADLY you are spot on
[quote][p][bold]RobH2O[/bold] wrote: If you guys will permit. The headline needs a spot of editing. It should read "Rhodes wants top flight football".[/p][/quote]without wanting to agree with the enemy SADLY you are spot on benal13
  • Score: -6

11:21am Fri 4 Apr 14

tall in the saddle says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil.

Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so.

What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League.

This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
I thought this was an article about the desire of Jordan Rhodes? You just can’t leave the Clarets out of it can you. Rhodes will not get Premier League football at Blackburn. Gary Glitter will have a big job keeping him on board next season. Where are your owners have they given up? They never come now do they? Mind you being attacked by missiles was not nice was it?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]I thought this was an article about the desire of Jordan Rhodes? You just can’t leave the Clarets out of it can you. Rhodes will not get Premier League football at Blackburn. Gary Glitter will have a big job keeping him on board next season. Where are your owners have they given up? They never come now do they? Mind you being attacked by missiles was not nice was it? tall in the saddle
  • Score: -2

11:26am Fri 4 Apr 14

benal13 says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil.

Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so.

What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League.

This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
another faiir and good post but i have to say you and RobH20 must have been educated in BLACKBURN
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]another faiir and good post but i have to say you and RobH20 must have been educated in BLACKBURN benal13
  • Score: 5

11:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

McClaret says...

mammamiauk wrote:
As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.
Would his agent think the same? Finance and ambition will dictate the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.[/p][/quote]Would his agent think the same? Finance and ambition will dictate the outcome. McClaret
  • Score: -4

11:39am Fri 4 Apr 14

londonrover says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.
Microcephalic gink!
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.[/p][/quote]Microcephalic gink! londonrover
  • Score: -2

11:51am Fri 4 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil.

Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so.

What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League.

This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
I thought this was an article about the desire of Jordan Rhodes? You just can’t leave the Clarets out of it can you. Rhodes will not get Premier League football at Blackburn. Gary Glitter will have a big job keeping him on board next season. Where are your owners have they given up? They never come now do they? Mind you being attacked by missiles was not nice was it?
Why talk about Jordan. He wants to stay at Rovers. Old news
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]I thought this was an article about the desire of Jordan Rhodes? You just can’t leave the Clarets out of it can you. Rhodes will not get Premier League football at Blackburn. Gary Glitter will have a big job keeping him on board next season. Where are your owners have they given up? They never come now do they? Mind you being attacked by missiles was not nice was it?[/p][/quote]Why talk about Jordan. He wants to stay at Rovers. Old news TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 4

12:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

mammamiauk says...

McClaret wrote:
mammamiauk wrote:
As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.
Would his agent think the same? Finance and ambition will dictate the outcome.
Rhodes is a sensible and very down-to-earth young lad in comparison with other footballers I have spoken with. Money will not change him and someone who works closely with him at Rovers has also confirmed this.

Why go somewhere else if one is happy at one's current work place? I personally would not if I am happy with my current job as money is not everything.

At the same time, the grass is not always greener on the other side. For example, Rovers have had a few players who have hoped for better things elsewhere but not really taken off with the likes of David Bentley and Roque Santa Cruz to name a few.
[quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.[/p][/quote]Would his agent think the same? Finance and ambition will dictate the outcome.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is a sensible and very down-to-earth young lad in comparison with other footballers I have spoken with. Money will not change him and someone who works closely with him at Rovers has also confirmed this. Why go somewhere else if one is happy at one's current work place? I personally would not if I am happy with my current job as money is not everything. At the same time, the grass is not always greener on the other side. For example, Rovers have had a few players who have hoped for better things elsewhere but not really taken off with the likes of David Bentley and Roque Santa Cruz to name a few. mammamiauk
  • Score: 2

12:37pm Fri 4 Apr 14

M.DANNY says...

Rhodes is a sensible very down to earth guy whom i never met in person except at Ewood Park.
Rhodes needs to watch Alan Shearer old dvds and learn from this great Ewood Park legend .
If you want top flight football then you need to score goals in abundance like Shearer and Sutton.
Blue and White number 9 was worn by some great strikers at Ewood Park.
Rhodes is a sensible very down to earth guy whom i never met in person except at Ewood Park. Rhodes needs to watch Alan Shearer old dvds and learn from this great Ewood Park legend . If you want top flight football then you need to score goals in abundance like Shearer and Sutton. Blue and White number 9 was worn by some great strikers at Ewood Park. M.DANNY
  • Score: 5

12:47pm Fri 4 Apr 14

mammamiauk says...

M.DANNY wrote:
Rhodes is a sensible very down to earth guy whom i never met in person except at Ewood Park.
Rhodes needs to watch Alan Shearer old dvds and learn from this great Ewood Park legend .
If you want top flight football then you need to score goals in abundance like Shearer and Sutton.
Blue and White number 9 was worn by some great strikers at Ewood Park.
I totally agree with you. Rhodes also needs much more pace to further improve himself. Having mentioned this, the other Rovers players need to be much quicker where moving the ball is concerned as this is something which is greatly lacking as this has allowed the opposition to take advantage of this weakness.
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: Rhodes is a sensible very down to earth guy whom i never met in person except at Ewood Park. Rhodes needs to watch Alan Shearer old dvds and learn from this great Ewood Park legend . If you want top flight football then you need to score goals in abundance like Shearer and Sutton. Blue and White number 9 was worn by some great strikers at Ewood Park.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you. Rhodes also needs much more pace to further improve himself. Having mentioned this, the other Rovers players need to be much quicker where moving the ball is concerned as this is something which is greatly lacking as this has allowed the opposition to take advantage of this weakness. mammamiauk
  • Score: 1

12:59pm Fri 4 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

benal13 wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil.

Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so.

What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League.

This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
another faiir and good post but i have to say you and RobH20 must have been educated in BLACKBURN
I am grievously offended sir! There used to be a Grammar School in Burnley!
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]another faiir and good post but i have to say you and RobH20 must have been educated in BLACKBURN[/p][/quote]I am grievously offended sir! There used to be a Grammar School in Burnley! RobH2O
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Fri 4 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

`The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?
`The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ? FCBurnley
  • Score: -1

1:43pm Fri 4 Apr 14

owd nick says...

At Rovers Rhodes is playing every game, in a struggling side he has score 22 goals this season despite an 8 or 9 game hiatus.

Looking at the current PL teams though it's hard to see who would take him and give him the opportunity to play every week, possibly Villa now Benteke is out for the rest of the year, the only other risk that I can see to him leaving is if Wigan get promoted.

Again it's up to the lad at the end of the day, if he gets the change to move on and decides he wants to then the best of luck to him, he has more than repaid his transfer fee as far as I am concerned.

We fans get so fixated on individual players and "worry" that the good ones will leave, that's life in football. (yes I will worry with the rest of you when the window opens).

And as in the cases of Vokes and Benteke injury can rob you of players even more efficiently than the transfer market.

Someone else always turns up to take their place eventually.
At Rovers Rhodes is playing every game, in a struggling side he has score 22 goals this season despite an 8 or 9 game hiatus. Looking at the current PL teams though it's hard to see who would take him and give him the opportunity to play every week, possibly Villa now Benteke is out for the rest of the year, the only other risk that I can see to him leaving is if Wigan get promoted. Again it's up to the lad at the end of the day, if he gets the change to move on and decides he wants to then the best of luck to him, he has more than repaid his transfer fee as far as I am concerned. We fans get so fixated on individual players and "worry" that the good ones will leave, that's life in football. (yes I will worry with the rest of you when the window opens). And as in the cases of Vokes and Benteke injury can rob you of players even more efficiently than the transfer market. Someone else always turns up to take their place eventually. owd nick
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Fri 4 Apr 14

McClaret says...

mammamiauk wrote:
McClaret wrote:
mammamiauk wrote:
As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.
Would his agent think the same? Finance and ambition will dictate the outcome.
Rhodes is a sensible and very down-to-earth young lad in comparison with other footballers I have spoken with. Money will not change him and someone who works closely with him at Rovers has also confirmed this.

Why go somewhere else if one is happy at one's current work place? I personally would not if I am happy with my current job as money is not everything.

At the same time, the grass is not always greener on the other side. For example, Rovers have had a few players who have hoped for better things elsewhere but not really taken off with the likes of David Bentley and Roque Santa Cruz to name a few.
He is on plenty of money already so agree that it can't be down to that.

If you score like he has done why would you not want to put yourself up against the best and have a crack at it?
Does he like to be the big fish in a small pond?
Many Rovers fans talk about the premier league as though it is the ultimate pinnacle in football and that your club should have a divine right to be there. If it is the ultimate place to play football then he either hasn't got the stomach for it or the talent - which is it?
The only other thing can be loyalty. Loyalty to what? Not his hometown club, his boyhood club etc, It is the club that pays him a huge sum at championship level and gives him a massive comfort blanket.
Sounds like he lacks ambition to me.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McClaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.[/p][/quote]Would his agent think the same? Finance and ambition will dictate the outcome.[/p][/quote]Rhodes is a sensible and very down-to-earth young lad in comparison with other footballers I have spoken with. Money will not change him and someone who works closely with him at Rovers has also confirmed this. Why go somewhere else if one is happy at one's current work place? I personally would not if I am happy with my current job as money is not everything. At the same time, the grass is not always greener on the other side. For example, Rovers have had a few players who have hoped for better things elsewhere but not really taken off with the likes of David Bentley and Roque Santa Cruz to name a few.[/p][/quote]He is on plenty of money already so agree that it can't be down to that. If you score like he has done why would you not want to put yourself up against the best and have a crack at it? Does he like to be the big fish in a small pond? Many Rovers fans talk about the premier league as though it is the ultimate pinnacle in football and that your club should have a divine right to be there. If it is the ultimate place to play football then he either hasn't got the stomach for it or the talent - which is it? The only other thing can be loyalty. Loyalty to what? Not his hometown club, his boyhood club etc, It is the club that pays him a huge sum at championship level and gives him a massive comfort blanket. Sounds like he lacks ambition to me. McClaret
  • Score: -3

3:15pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Tatts says...

Why are all these Dingles still so obsessed with Rovers? I wouldn't know what it's like myself but I guess that 35 years of absolute superiority, and the bitterness that goes with it, must take a long time to heal.

Every transfer window, they hope and pray that Rhodes leaves and what happens - he stays. You have to realise that he has 3 years left on his contract, and Rovers will want the £8m back that they paid for him plus a few million for the fact that he has improved during his time at Rovers. Not many clubs will either have the funds to pay up and the ones who do will probably go for foreigners, as is the case with most premier league clubs.

Even if he does eventually go, we'll probably get someone else in who can score like McCormack. And then the whole merry-go-round of wishing him to leave will no doubt start all over again.
Why are all these Dingles still so obsessed with Rovers? I wouldn't know what it's like myself but I guess that 35 years of absolute superiority, and the bitterness that goes with it, must take a long time to heal. Every transfer window, they hope and pray that Rhodes leaves and what happens - he stays. You have to realise that he has 3 years left on his contract, and Rovers will want the £8m back that they paid for him plus a few million for the fact that he has improved during his time at Rovers. Not many clubs will either have the funds to pay up and the ones who do will probably go for foreigners, as is the case with most premier league clubs. Even if he does eventually go, we'll probably get someone else in who can score like McCormack. And then the whole merry-go-round of wishing him to leave will no doubt start all over again. Tatts
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Tatts says...

FCBurnley wrote:
`The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?
Because we are a Premier League standard club with a Premier League standard ground, Premier League training facilities and a Premier League youth academy.

Burnley, on the other hand, will always be a borderline League one / bottom end Championship club.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: `The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?[/p][/quote]Because we are a Premier League standard club with a Premier League standard ground, Premier League training facilities and a Premier League youth academy. Burnley, on the other hand, will always be a borderline League one / bottom end Championship club. Tatts
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Fri 4 Apr 14

RobH2O says...

Tatts wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
`The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?
Because we are a Premier League standard club with a Premier League standard ground, Premier League training facilities and a Premier League youth academy.

Burnley, on the other hand, will always be a borderline League one / bottom end Championship club.
All these smashing features don't bring an entitlement to be considered
a Premiership club. Playing Premiership football in the Premiership gives you the entitlement. You aren't so you aren't.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: `The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?[/p][/quote]Because we are a Premier League standard club with a Premier League standard ground, Premier League training facilities and a Premier League youth academy. Burnley, on the other hand, will always be a borderline League one / bottom end Championship club.[/p][/quote]All these smashing features don't bring an entitlement to be considered a Premiership club. Playing Premiership football in the Premiership gives you the entitlement. You aren't so you aren't. RobH2O
  • Score: -1

4:23pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers. Bazzer
  • Score: 3

4:48pm Fri 4 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

We all want the same thing for sure and l hope Jordan is a man of his word and sticks it out ,,,but l have certain reservations because l am a realist but l am desperate to see Blackburn Rovers back were we belong and hopefully Jordan Rhodes can realise his dream with BRFC,
We all want the same thing for sure and l hope Jordan is a man of his word and sticks it out ,,,but l have certain reservations because l am a realist but l am desperate to see Blackburn Rovers back were we belong and hopefully Jordan Rhodes can realise his dream with BRFC, noddy57
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

londonrover wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.
Microcephalic gink!
Hi LR
Just ignore the tosser he usually goes away.

The Real LP.
[quote][p][bold]londonrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: There's certainly some strong medication around Ewood these days.Perhaps It's something in the water.[/p][/quote]Microcephalic gink![/p][/quote]Hi LR Just ignore the tosser he usually goes away. The Real LP. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Fri 4 Apr 14

pwl says...

mammamiauk wrote:
As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.
He will be happy getting a Premiership wage for Championship football!!
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: As I have posted under previous articles about Rhodes, Rhodes has said that he will be at Rovers 'for the long haul'. He is very happy at Rovers. End of story.[/p][/quote]He will be happy getting a Premiership wage for Championship football!! pwl
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

azza234 says...

noddy57 wrote:
We all want the same thing for sure and l hope Jordan is a man of his word and sticks it out ,,,but l have certain reservations because l am a realist but l am desperate to see Blackburn Rovers back were we belong and hopefully Jordan Rhodes can realise his dream with BRFC,
How many times does he have to say he's happy where he is for people to shut up and listen?
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: We all want the same thing for sure and l hope Jordan is a man of his word and sticks it out ,,,but l have certain reservations because l am a realist but l am desperate to see Blackburn Rovers back were we belong and hopefully Jordan Rhodes can realise his dream with BRFC,[/p][/quote]How many times does he have to say he's happy where he is for people to shut up and listen? azza234
  • Score: 1

6:49pm Fri 4 Apr 14

crankitup says...

Gary, i'm going to keep this short and sweet.....you talk cr*p and to be honest in interviews you have the enthusiasm of a dead frog.

quote.....sorry an old and often used quote "The Rovers boss said: “We’re building for the future and you only have to look at the teams who are successful in this division that it takes time for everybody to gel."....i'm sick to the back teeth of hearing those words coming out of your mouth......let me remind you.....it was you that elected for whole sale changes in the squad....you didn't have to do it all at once....you should have kept some of our more experienced players and gradually built your team bit by bit.....the way you went at it has a flavor of when the chicken lot took over....

when will you stop using the excuse that the squad is still gelling.....
Gary, i'm going to keep this short and sweet.....you talk cr*p and to be honest in interviews you have the enthusiasm of a dead frog. quote.....sorry an old and often used quote "The Rovers boss said: “We’re building for the future and you only have to look at the teams who are successful in this division that it takes time for everybody to gel."....i'm sick to the back teeth of hearing those words coming out of your mouth......let me remind you.....it was you that elected for whole sale changes in the squad....you didn't have to do it all at once....you should have kept some of our more experienced players and gradually built your team bit by bit.....the way you went at it has a flavor of when the chicken lot took over.... when will you stop using the excuse that the squad is still gelling..... crankitup
  • Score: -1

6:51pm Fri 4 Apr 14

crankitup says...

further more.....JR, i have no doubts you'll play in the premier league.....but not with us......FACT
further more.....JR, i have no doubts you'll play in the premier league.....but not with us......FACT crankitup
  • Score: -1

7:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

M.DANNY says...

Bazzer wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.
Do you know who would have bought Rovers ? Venky's bid was the only bid for a small town club like Rovers.
So if you know any Sheikh from Middle East with plenty of petrodollars a billionaire please inform him if he is interested in buying Rovers .
What has happened to mighty Leeds ? bankrupt and no money for player's wages this week ,So count your blessing that what the devil we got at Ewood Park is better than the devil Leeds got.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.[/p][/quote]Do you know who would have bought Rovers ? Venky's bid was the only bid for a small town club like Rovers. So if you know any Sheikh from Middle East with plenty of petrodollars a billionaire please inform him if he is interested in buying Rovers . What has happened to mighty Leeds ? bankrupt and no money for player's wages this week ,So count your blessing that what the devil we got at Ewood Park is better than the devil Leeds got. M.DANNY
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Fri 4 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Tatts wrote:
FCBurnley wrote:
`The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?
Because we are a Premier League standard club with a Premier League standard ground, Premier League training facilities and a Premier League youth academy.

Burnley, on the other hand, will always be a borderline League one / bottom end Championship club.
Sorry to disagree Tatts but even as a Rovers fan I can say that irrespective of our facilities it is our results that define us.

No point having PL facilities if we don't have a squad to match them, and we aren't there by a long chalk.

No team has a divine right to be at the top, not even Barca, Real, Man U and the rest, old saying in sport "You are only as good as your last game".

The teams that are relegated from the PL this season do not deserve to be in it next season, the teams promoted to the PL this season, including Burnley if they make it, deserve to be in the PL next season.

It really is as simple as that.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: `The club deserves Premier League status again ` WHY ?[/p][/quote]Because we are a Premier League standard club with a Premier League standard ground, Premier League training facilities and a Premier League youth academy. Burnley, on the other hand, will always be a borderline League one / bottom end Championship club.[/p][/quote]Sorry to disagree Tatts but even as a Rovers fan I can say that irrespective of our facilities it is our results that define us. No point having PL facilities if we don't have a squad to match them, and we aren't there by a long chalk. No team has a divine right to be at the top, not even Barca, Real, Man U and the rest, old saying in sport "You are only as good as your last game". The teams that are relegated from the PL this season do not deserve to be in it next season, the teams promoted to the PL this season, including Burnley if they make it, deserve to be in the PL next season. It really is as simple as that. owd nick
  • Score: 2

8:44pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

M.DANNY wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.
Do you know who would have bought Rovers ? Venky's bid was the only bid for a small town club like Rovers. So if you know any Sheikh from Middle East with plenty of petrodollars a billionaire please inform him if he is interested in buying Rovers . What has happened to mighty Leeds ? bankrupt and no money for player's wages this week ,So count your blessing that what the devil we got at Ewood Park is better than the devil Leeds got.
You are quite correct in terms of the lack of interest in the Rovers. But that was no excuse for the diabolical manner in which Venkys have run this club. I just hope this years turn around is a sign of things to come, but I know there are many Blue and Whites like me who fear the worst.
[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.[/p][/quote]Do you know who would have bought Rovers ? Venky's bid was the only bid for a small town club like Rovers. So if you know any Sheikh from Middle East with plenty of petrodollars a billionaire please inform him if he is interested in buying Rovers . What has happened to mighty Leeds ? bankrupt and no money for player's wages this week ,So count your blessing that what the devil we got at Ewood Park is better than the devil Leeds got.[/p][/quote]You are quite correct in terms of the lack of interest in the Rovers. But that was no excuse for the diabolical manner in which Venkys have run this club. I just hope this years turn around is a sign of things to come, but I know there are many Blue and Whites like me who fear the worst. Bazzer
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Rover Crisby says...

M.DANNY wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.
I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.
Do you know who would have bought Rovers ? Venky's bid was the only bid for a small town club like Rovers.
So if you know any Sheikh from Middle East with plenty of petrodollars a billionaire please inform him if he is interested in buying Rovers .
What has happened to mighty Leeds ? bankrupt and no money for player's wages this week ,So count your blessing that what the devil we got at Ewood Park is better than the devil Leeds got.
Just read an interesting article on BBC website about Derby's owners converting £22.5 million of loans into Equity. Apparently they will effectively be debt free apart from money they owe on their stadium. What chance Venkys doing similar with the loans owed to them and if they did would it affect fans opinions? Link to article: http://www.bbc.co.uk
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[quote][p][bold]M.DANNY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: It may not be too bad to miss this season, I fear Burnley are going up too early, even if they do at all. With such a transition up and then down while starting with this small and quite inferior squad it can only create turmoil. Sean Mark Dyche. Took Watford to 11th. Took Burnley to 11th. Suddenly created a new footballing philosophy and took Burnley to the Premier League title. I don't think so. What happened was for the first half of this season, no one really rated Burnley and gave no respect. In fact many Burnley fans felt the same and indeed still at this time can't believe their luck as to what has happened this season. Hense all the bitterness on these boards, make hay while the sun shines and all that. From recollection, Blackburn fans quickly moved on to Man Utd being the enemy and Burnley were quickly forgotten. Some now feel quite refreshed, after Burnley managed 1 win in 35 years, to have a good local derby back on the fixture list. Since Christmas Burnley have done ok though included in that recently have ragged it. The small squad has now been shown to be what it is. Possibly too late to prevent an embarrassment to the club next season. Burnley are simply not ready in any respect to be involved in the Premier League. This is why I say it's been a lucky season. Luck tends to even itself out. Rovers have been unlucky this season though are perhaps better set than Burnley were this time lat, when they finished 11th. Roll on next season.[/p][/quote]I have never heard of any club in the world which has turned down promotion because it is "too early". And with the financial rewards of The Premiership, how can it ever be too early? A small club may well get a pasting and come back down rather quickly but it will be all the better for the experience. And let me know of any club supporters who have clamoured to stay down. The fact is Burnley give hope to small town clubs and we Rovers do not like it because it will not be us. Hence posts like this. Burnley will be hosting Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool et al next year whilst we will play clubs at our Venkys level. Taken down by a playboy Balaji Rao - with his medallions, pony tail and on show hairy chest - who has no clue whatsoever. His double, Bob "The Big Bear" Hite, would have done a better job stoned out of his head. Up Rovers.[/p][/quote]Do you know who would have bought Rovers ? Venky's bid was the only bid for a small town club like Rovers. So if you know any Sheikh from Middle East with plenty of petrodollars a billionaire please inform him if he is interested in buying Rovers . What has happened to mighty Leeds ? bankrupt and no money for player's wages this week ,So count your blessing that what the devil we got at Ewood Park is better than the devil Leeds got.[/p][/quote]Just read an interesting article on BBC website about Derby's owners converting £22.5 million of loans into Equity. Apparently they will effectively be debt free apart from money they owe on their stadium. What chance Venkys doing similar with the loans owed to them and if they did would it affect fans opinions? Link to article: http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/26 817533 Rover Crisby
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10:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

leyton says...

well he won't get it if he stays with the jibbs lol
well he won't get it if he stays with the jibbs lol leyton
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1:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

For anybody in the know, Rhodes was VERY nearly sold earlier on this season and was keen on a move to a top 10 premier league team, (but he was told to stay quiet) and the clubs couldn't agree on the fee and how it would be paid.

He publicly stated he was happy at Rovers whilst behind the scenes his agent was working to try and get a move. Which I'm told he will be trying again at the end of this season. (Inside info)

And no I'm not a deluded dingle, just a realistic Rovers fan. I hope he stays but I not convinced he will for long.
For anybody in the know, Rhodes was VERY nearly sold earlier on this season and was keen on a move to a top 10 premier league team, (but he was told to stay quiet) and the clubs couldn't agree on the fee and how it would be paid. He publicly stated he was happy at Rovers whilst behind the scenes his agent was working to try and get a move. Which I'm told he will be trying again at the end of this season. (Inside info) And no I'm not a deluded dingle, just a realistic Rovers fan. I hope he stays but I not convinced he will for long. clitheroe blue boy
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3:27pm Mon 7 Apr 14

junction10 says...

I'd be worried if one of our best players was constantly going on about how happy he is but wants to play Premier League football. It's like the old "his job is safe" press conference from chairmen, it's never a good sign and usually ends with the manager being sacked not long after.
He seems like a down to earth bloke, but ultimately if he's not playing Prem football next year this could well be his last with you, only takes an Everton type of club to come in with a £6m bid and if rejected I'd expect to see him hand in a transfer request. I'd take him at Burnley, but no way would we pay what your asking price would be.
I'd be worried if one of our best players was constantly going on about how happy he is but wants to play Premier League football. It's like the old "his job is safe" press conference from chairmen, it's never a good sign and usually ends with the manager being sacked not long after. He seems like a down to earth bloke, but ultimately if he's not playing Prem football next year this could well be his last with you, only takes an Everton type of club to come in with a £6m bid and if rejected I'd expect to see him hand in a transfer request. I'd take him at Burnley, but no way would we pay what your asking price would be. junction10
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