Bowyer hails Rovers after Town win

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GARY Bowyer hailed a true team performance after Blackburn Rovers returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home success over Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Following four successive draws Rovers picked up three welcome points thanks to second-half goals from top scorer Jordan Rhodes and his recalled strike-partner Rudy Gestede.

Bowyer was quick to pay tribute to the contribution of the match-winning duo.

But he insisted every player who pulled on the Rovers short deserved praise for the unstinting shift they put in, just four days after a physically and mentally draining 3-3 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion “We always knew it was going to be very difficult against a Mick McCarthy team because they never stop so to get a win, a clean sheet and our two strikers scoring was very pleasing,” said boss Bowyer.

“The first goal was an outstanding goal. It was a good through ball from Rudy and Jordan has took it with his left foot first time – it was a fantastic finish.

“The delivery from Craig Conway for the second was quality and the big man was there – and we needed that second goal as Ipswich don’t let off.

“The whole team worked ever so hard and, on the back of the game on Tuesday, the effort from everyone was superb.”

The victory ended Rovers’ four-match winless home run while the clean sheet was their first in nine games and their 13th of the campaign.

However the shine was taken off the afternoon somewhat when midfielder Corry Evans went off late on with a groin injury which will require a scan.

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9:12am Mon 7 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league.

Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in

Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice.

The real LP
Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league. Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice. The real LP .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: -21

9:16am Mon 7 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 6

9:17am Mon 7 Apr 14

owd nick says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league.

Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in

Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice.

The real LP
No it isn't its the Burnley troll.
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league. Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice. The real LP[/p][/quote]No it isn't its the Burnley troll. owd nick
  • Score: 6

9:21am Mon 7 Apr 14

owd nick says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so. owd nick
  • Score: 10

9:32am Mon 7 Apr 14

digitusjonfred says...

Great result for the boys, bring on QPR !!
Great result for the boys, bring on QPR !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 6

9:43am Mon 7 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that.

Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them;

Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect?
Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team.
Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised.
Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood.
Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance.
Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday.

Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams;

Bournemouth v Reading
Blackburn v QPR
Huddersfield v Ipswich
Leicester v Brighton
Forest v Sheffield Wednesday
Watford v Leeds

Going to be an interesting evening. :-)
Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that. Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them; Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect? Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team. Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised. Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood. Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance. Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday. Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams; Bournemouth v Reading Blackburn v QPR Huddersfield v Ipswich Leicester v Brighton Forest v Sheffield Wednesday Watford v Leeds Going to be an interesting evening. :-) owd nick
  • Score: 6

9:50am Mon 7 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

10:19am Mon 7 Apr 14

kfc yummy says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Ha ha ha face bothered i could not be ars@d writing all that drivel.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha face bothered i could not be ars@d writing all that drivel. kfc yummy
  • Score: -3

10:25am Mon 7 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc.

Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes:

We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six)

Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't)

See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top)

Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't)

Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't)

We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month)

A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't)

And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year.

Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc. Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes: We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six) Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't) See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top) Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't) Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't) We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month) A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't) And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year. Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -2

11:01am Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that j bee
  • Score: -5

11:01am Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that j bee
  • Score: -5

11:01am Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that j bee
  • Score: -7

11:27am Mon 7 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 5

11:32am Mon 7 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
No Rovers definitely didn't buy the title, I mean Alan Shearer turned down Man Utd for Blackburn because of the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, but definitely., 100% NOT for the money.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]No Rovers definitely didn't buy the title, I mean Alan Shearer turned down Man Utd for Blackburn because of the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, but definitely., 100% NOT for the money. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -4

11:32am Mon 7 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
Great result for the boys, bring on QPR !!
Yes bring them on. I'll be genuinely rooting for the no-dads.
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Great result for the boys, bring on QPR !![/p][/quote]Yes bring them on. I'll be genuinely rooting for the no-dads. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 2

11:39am Mon 7 Apr 14

Claretcert says...

Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered. Claretcert
  • Score: 17

11:39am Mon 7 Apr 14

bring back the good old days says...

owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
TMT is a realist and views the Prem. for what it is.

It is not intended for the likes of BFC, BRFC, Bolton, Wigan etc etc. As and when any of the like enjoy a foray into that elitist world they are treated almost as a 'irritation' by the big 6.

It is a obscene cash cow that puts millions upon millions into players and agents pockets.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]TMT is a realist and views the Prem. for what it is. It is not intended for the likes of BFC, BRFC, Bolton, Wigan etc etc. As and when any of the like enjoy a foray into that elitist world they are treated almost as a 'irritation' by the big 6. It is a obscene cash cow that puts millions upon millions into players and agents pockets. bring back the good old days
  • Score: 4

11:41am Mon 7 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

owd nick wrote:
Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that.

Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them;

Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect?
Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team.
Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised.
Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood.
Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance.
Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday.

Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams;

Bournemouth v Reading
Blackburn v QPR
Huddersfield v Ipswich
Leicester v Brighton
Forest v Sheffield Wednesday
Watford v Leeds

Going to be an interesting evening. :-)
Beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance???

You're nearly as funny as comedy "Dan Clough" with such prophecies.

Just accept that it's mid table mediocrity for you followed by a long hard slog next season when FPP sinks it's fangs into you.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that. Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them; Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect? Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team. Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised. Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood. Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance. Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday. Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams; Bournemouth v Reading Blackburn v QPR Huddersfield v Ipswich Leicester v Brighton Forest v Sheffield Wednesday Watford v Leeds Going to be an interesting evening. :-)[/p][/quote]Beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance??? You're nearly as funny as comedy "Dan Clough" with such prophecies. Just accept that it's mid table mediocrity for you followed by a long hard slog next season when FPP sinks it's fangs into you. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -7

11:47am Mon 7 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that.

Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them;

Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect?
Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team.
Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised.
Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood.
Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance.
Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday.

Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams;

Bournemouth v Reading
Blackburn v QPR
Huddersfield v Ipswich
Leicester v Brighton
Forest v Sheffield Wednesday
Watford v Leeds

Going to be an interesting evening. :-)
Beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance???

You're nearly as funny as comedy "Dan Clough" with such prophecies.

Just accept that it's mid table mediocrity for you followed by a long hard slog next season when FPP sinks it's fangs into you.
Face? Bothered?

Your opinions mean absolutely nothing to Rovers fans.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that. Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them; Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect? Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team. Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised. Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood. Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance. Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday. Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams; Bournemouth v Reading Blackburn v QPR Huddersfield v Ipswich Leicester v Brighton Forest v Sheffield Wednesday Watford v Leeds Going to be an interesting evening. :-)[/p][/quote]Beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance??? You're nearly as funny as comedy "Dan Clough" with such prophecies. Just accept that it's mid table mediocrity for you followed by a long hard slog next season when FPP sinks it's fangs into you.[/p][/quote]Face? Bothered? Your opinions mean absolutely nothing to Rovers fans. owd nick
  • Score: 5

11:53am Mon 7 Apr 14

French Rover says...

owd nick wrote:
Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that.

Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them;

Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect?
Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team.
Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised.
Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood.
Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance.
Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday.

Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams;

Bournemouth v Reading
Blackburn v QPR
Huddersfield v Ipswich
Leicester v Brighton
Forest v Sheffield Wednesday
Watford v Leeds

Going to be an interesting evening. :-)
If Reading lose at Bournemouth tomorrow and I think they will and we can beat QPR, then our game in hand on Reading takes on so much more importance. Win that and we are level on points with them - plus Reading have Leicester and Wigan next up (after Bournemouth) so the possibility of the play-offs, however slight, are still surprisingly there for us.

Actually though I reckon that if Reading do miss out then it will be to a Bournemouth side who have put a great winning run together at exactly the right time and that is what usually carries teams into the play-offs and beyond! Eddie Howe the manager is doing a brilliant job down there on such limited resources and he seems like a breathe of fresh air when you hear him talk about football. He must be destined for greater things with a bigger club soon.

Its great thouugh that we are still involved albeit only just at this stage of the season. Last year at this time we still looking at possible relegation, so that shows how far the club has come in such a short time. Things in general on and off the field are looking better than they have in over three years now and we have everything to look forward to next season.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Leicester and Burnley are gone now the failures of QPR and Derby to win on Saturday sort of sealed that. Although Reading are 5 points clear in 6th they have to stay on their toes because there are probably 6 teams who can catch them; Forest - they look to be in free fall Stuart Pierce effect? Brighton - a decent but inconsistent team. Ipswich - not on Saturday's performance, workmanlike and organised. Bournemouth - I was really impressed by them at Ewood. Rovers - beat QPR tomorrow and we have a chance. Watford - game in hand, but needed to win on Saturday. Tuesday's fixtures involving these teams; Bournemouth v Reading Blackburn v QPR Huddersfield v Ipswich Leicester v Brighton Forest v Sheffield Wednesday Watford v Leeds Going to be an interesting evening. :-)[/p][/quote]If Reading lose at Bournemouth tomorrow and I think they will and we can beat QPR, then our game in hand on Reading takes on so much more importance. Win that and we are level on points with them - plus Reading have Leicester and Wigan next up (after Bournemouth) so the possibility of the play-offs, however slight, are still surprisingly there for us. Actually though I reckon that if Reading do miss out then it will be to a Bournemouth side who have put a great winning run together at exactly the right time and that is what usually carries teams into the play-offs and beyond! Eddie Howe the manager is doing a brilliant job down there on such limited resources and he seems like a breathe of fresh air when you hear him talk about football. He must be destined for greater things with a bigger club soon. Its great thouugh that we are still involved albeit only just at this stage of the season. Last year at this time we still looking at possible relegation, so that shows how far the club has come in such a short time. Things in general on and off the field are looking better than they have in over three years now and we have everything to look forward to next season. French Rover
  • Score: 7

11:56am Mon 7 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

kfc yummy wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Ha ha ha face bothered i could not be ars@d writing all that drivel.
But you read it and that's what counts.
[quote][p][bold]kfc yummy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha face bothered i could not be ars@d writing all that drivel.[/p][/quote]But you read it and that's what counts. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 4

11:58am Mon 7 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league.

Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in

Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice.

The real LP
Tosser!!! Go back to your dingle page fakey!!


The Real LP never slags his team off, ing more the fake he will go away I promise,
[quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league. Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice. The real LP[/p][/quote]Tosser!!! Go back to your dingle page fakey!! The Real LP never slags his team off, ing more the fake he will go away I promise, Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

11:59am Mon 7 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

owd nick wrote:
.Lancs _ Pensioner wrote:
Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league.

Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in

Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice.

The real LP
No it isn't its the Burnley troll.
Well spotted Nic, Tosser fake will disappear once u ignore his childish comments!!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold].Lancs _ Pensioner[/bold] wrote: Pretty adverage proformance all round for me Ipswitch was'nt up for the game pitty really form there position in the league. Out with the cowboys and indians.get a decent manager in Tony Pulis would have made an excellent choice. The real LP[/p][/quote]No it isn't its the Burnley troll.[/p][/quote]Well spotted Nic, Tosser fake will disappear once u ignore his childish comments!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 4

12:02pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
I wouldn't take too much notice of the doubters as we have our trolls on here who would love to see Bowyer fail. They are in the minority and are stuck in the past and can't see the improvements made this year. For a team who have had to be rebuilt from scratch almost and who have been thrown together in no time at all, it's hardly surprising that we have had an inconsistent season.
If you are including me amongst the Burnley bashers I just stated a fact and asked some questions which Burnley are going to need to answer.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't take too much notice of the doubters as we have our trolls on here who would love to see Bowyer fail. They are in the minority and are stuck in the past and can't see the improvements made this year. For a team who have had to be rebuilt from scratch almost and who have been thrown together in no time at all, it's hardly surprising that we have had an inconsistent season. If you are including me amongst the Burnley bashers I just stated a fact and asked some questions which Burnley are going to need to answer. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

12:04pm Mon 7 Apr 14

TurfMoorTom says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc.

Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes:

We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six)

Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't)

See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top)

Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't)

Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't)

We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month)

A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't)

And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year.

Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.
You've got the wrong man (again):

We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (I didn't even realise this at the time)

Our bubble will burst (I thought this, and it will for the reasons I have given - next season)

See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (I did think this though didn't write anything)

Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (Not me)

Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (Not me, but if he's any good I think he will. If not, you're done for anyway)

We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( I did think that and stand corrected though didn't write anything)

A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (Not me)

As I've said all along, credit to Burnley, it's the blueprint of how to win the Championship. But I don't believe the club is anywhere near strong enough to survive in the Prem. Cardiff were Champions - where are they now??
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc. Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes: We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six) Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't) See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top) Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't) Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't) We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month) A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't) And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year. Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.[/p][/quote]You've got the wrong man (again): We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (I didn't even realise this at the time) Our bubble will burst (I thought this, and it will for the reasons I have given - next season) See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (I did think this though didn't write anything) Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (Not me) Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (Not me, but if he's any good I think he will. If not, you're done for anyway) We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( I did think that and stand corrected though didn't write anything) A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (Not me) As I've said all along, credit to Burnley, it's the blueprint of how to win the Championship. But I don't believe the club is anywhere near strong enough to survive in the Prem. Cardiff were Champions - where are they now?? TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 5

12:07pm Mon 7 Apr 14

French Rover says...

Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites.

All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!. French Rover
  • Score: 6

12:36pm Mon 7 Apr 14

dangerous dave says...

Gb hailing his teams performance is the only consistent thing he does - yes he s definately a Kean no 2
Out with the cowboys abd indians
Gb hailing his teams performance is the only consistent thing he does - yes he s definately a Kean no 2 Out with the cowboys abd indians dangerous dave
  • Score: -4

12:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater j bee
  • Score: -3

12:50pm Mon 7 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater
boro and spuds spent more than us in the build up to winning the league. yes of course we spent money - did you expect us to win the league with chris sulley (no offence) and john lowey?

sam allardyce also said he should be manager of real madrid and barcelona too......do you believe him on that?

we bought shearer for £3.5m and sutton for £5m - united spent £9m on andy cole.
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater[/p][/quote]boro and spuds spent more than us in the build up to winning the league. yes of course we spent money - did you expect us to win the league with chris sulley (no offence) and john lowey? sam allardyce also said he should be manager of real madrid and barcelona too......do you believe him on that? we bought shearer for £3.5m and sutton for £5m - united spent £9m on andy cole. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc.

Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes:

We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six)

Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't)

See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top)

Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't)

Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't)

We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month)

A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't)

And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year.

Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.
You've got the wrong man (again):

We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (I didn't even realise this at the time)

Our bubble will burst (I thought this, and it will for the reasons I have given - next season)

See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (I did think this though didn't write anything)

Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (Not me)

Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (Not me, but if he's any good I think he will. If not, you're done for anyway)

We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( I did think that and stand corrected though didn't write anything)

A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (Not me)

As I've said all along, credit to Burnley, it's the blueprint of how to win the Championship. But I don't believe the club is anywhere near strong enough to survive in the Prem. Cardiff were Champions - where are they now??
Your arguments are essentially flawed, how do you know we won't survive? Hoping something and it actually being true are two different things you know.

Hull went up last season in second place with 78 points (We are now on 80 with just six games to go) having lost FIFTEEN matches in the league, and are looking a good bet for survival in the Premier League. Crystal Palace were rated as doomed in October and now are looking like surviving being seven points clear of relegation.

Cardiff shot themselves in the foot by attempting to rebrand the club and then ludicrously sacking Malky Mackay, so there is zero comparison to be made.

It is like shooting fish in a barrel disproving your 'theories'.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc. Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes: We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six) Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't) See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top) Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't) Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't) We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month) A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't) And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year. Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.[/p][/quote]You've got the wrong man (again): We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (I didn't even realise this at the time) Our bubble will burst (I thought this, and it will for the reasons I have given - next season) See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (I did think this though didn't write anything) Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (Not me) Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (Not me, but if he's any good I think he will. If not, you're done for anyway) We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( I did think that and stand corrected though didn't write anything) A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (Not me) As I've said all along, credit to Burnley, it's the blueprint of how to win the Championship. But I don't believe the club is anywhere near strong enough to survive in the Prem. Cardiff were Champions - where are they now??[/p][/quote]Your arguments are essentially flawed, how do you know we won't survive? Hoping something and it actually being true are two different things you know. Hull went up last season in second place with 78 points (We are now on 80 with just six games to go) having lost FIFTEEN matches in the league, and are looking a good bet for survival in the Premier League. Crystal Palace were rated as doomed in October and now are looking like surviving being seven points clear of relegation. Cardiff shot themselves in the foot by attempting to rebrand the club and then ludicrously sacking Malky Mackay, so there is zero comparison to be made. It is like shooting fish in a barrel disproving your 'theories'. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 3

12:56pm Mon 7 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites.

All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez.

i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel.

claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 3

12:59pm Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater
boro and spuds spent more than us in the build up to winning the league. yes of course we spent money - did you expect us to win the league with chris sulley (no offence) and john lowey?

sam allardyce also said he should be manager of real madrid and barcelona too......do you believe him on that?

we bought shearer for £3.5m and sutton for £5m - united spent £9m on andy cole.
i am trying to find the author of the book he wrote compering transfers of yester year i am sure he put the money spent by rovers as 90 mill in todays money the silliest money they spent was on grabbi 7 mill davies 7 mill ferguson 6 mill kalnic 6 mill all poor signings
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater[/p][/quote]boro and spuds spent more than us in the build up to winning the league. yes of course we spent money - did you expect us to win the league with chris sulley (no offence) and john lowey? sam allardyce also said he should be manager of real madrid and barcelona too......do you believe him on that? we bought shearer for £3.5m and sutton for £5m - united spent £9m on andy cole.[/p][/quote]i am trying to find the author of the book he wrote compering transfers of yester year i am sure he put the money spent by rovers as 90 mill in todays money the silliest money they spent was on grabbi 7 mill davies 7 mill ferguson 6 mill kalnic 6 mill all poor signings j bee
  • Score: 2

12:59pm Mon 7 Apr 14

jimluftas says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Gb hailing his teams performance is the only consistent thing he does - yes he s definately a Kean no 2
Out with the cowboys abd indians
Do you go? Why are you bothered then? Clown.
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb hailing his teams performance is the only consistent thing he does - yes he s definately a Kean no 2 Out with the cowboys abd indians[/p][/quote]Do you go? Why are you bothered then? Clown. jimluftas
  • Score: 2

1:02pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater
It's obviously still upsetting you Mr Bee so I won't mention "Jack's money" again. However it was you who brought it up over two decades later. Can you not just forget that we were Premiership Champions and enjoy your own club after it's best season in most Clarets lifetimes?
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater[/p][/quote]It's obviously still upsetting you Mr Bee so I won't mention "Jack's money" again. However it was you who brought it up over two decades later. Can you not just forget that we were Premiership Champions and enjoy your own club after it's best season in most Clarets lifetimes? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Mon 7 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

Afternoon lady's It's a very wet East Lancashire this afternoon.
Afternoon lady's It's a very wet East Lancashire this afternoon. .Lancs _ Pensioner
  • Score: -3

1:16pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Wild Rover says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
No Rovers definitely didn't buy the title, I mean Alan Shearer turned down Man Utd for Blackburn because of the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, but definitely., 100% NOT for the money.
Well Mr Smartrrrs you on your attempt at irony are wrong
Utd tried to buy Shearer and offered him more but he turned them down. For reasons not to do with money....a matter of record
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]No Rovers definitely didn't buy the title, I mean Alan Shearer turned down Man Utd for Blackburn because of the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, but definitely., 100% NOT for the money.[/p][/quote]Well Mr Smartrrrs you on your attempt at irony are wrong Utd tried to buy Shearer and offered him more but he turned them down. For reasons not to do with money....a matter of record Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

1:20pm Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater
It's obviously still upsetting you Mr Bee so I won't mention "Jack's money" again. However it was you who brought it up over two decades later. Can you not just forget that we were Premiership Champions and enjoy your own club after it's best season in most Clarets lifetimes?
you cant tell me much about jack as i i was self employed builder and worked on is property in his early days i was on rovers before jack playin as a youth in the the boots of the great dennis wescott in another kind of way i am richer than jack as i will be out for a pint tonightto night dennis wescott look him and is records up
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater[/p][/quote]It's obviously still upsetting you Mr Bee so I won't mention "Jack's money" again. However it was you who brought it up over two decades later. Can you not just forget that we were Premiership Champions and enjoy your own club after it's best season in most Clarets lifetimes?[/p][/quote]you cant tell me much about jack as i i was self employed builder and worked on is property in his early days i was on rovers before jack playin as a youth in the the boots of the great dennis wescott in another kind of way i am richer than jack as i will be out for a pint tonightto night dennis wescott look him and is records up j bee
  • Score: 2

1:23pm Mon 7 Apr 14

j bee says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater
It's obviously still upsetting you Mr Bee so I won't mention "Jack's money" again. However it was you who brought it up over two decades later. Can you not just forget that we were Premiership Champions and enjoy your own club after it's best season in most Clarets lifetimes?
you cant tell me much about jack as i i was self employed builder and worked on is property in his early days i was on rovers before jack playin as a youth in the the boots of the great dennis wescott in another kind of way i am richer than jack as i will be out for a pint tonightto night dennis wescott look him and is records up
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]asi talk to older fans they say no way would they have done it without jacks money whoever was in charge also dont forget the millions he spent on the new ground and the transfer records he broke ask sam allerdyce he said in this paper they did buy it and wot ever you say you will not change the minds of thousands of fans from all over the country like me you all ways seem to think your all ways right in every thing you say since 1946 i have probaly seen more football than you ever will , you must still think garner was a world beater[/p][/quote]It's obviously still upsetting you Mr Bee so I won't mention "Jack's money" again. However it was you who brought it up over two decades later. Can you not just forget that we were Premiership Champions and enjoy your own club after it's best season in most Clarets lifetimes?[/p][/quote]you cant tell me much about jack as i i was self employed builder and worked on is property in his early days i was on rovers before jack playin as a youth in the the boots of the great dennis wescott in another kind of way i am richer than jack as i will be out for a pint tonightto night dennis wescott look him and is records up j bee
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

French Rover says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites.

All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez.

i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel.

claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.
Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.[/p][/quote]Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn. French Rover
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Mon 7 Apr 14

French Rover says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites.

All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez.

i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel.

claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.
Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.[/p][/quote]Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn. French Rover
  • Score: 2

1:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Wild Rover wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
j bee wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it?

Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.
yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that
Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money.
As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.
No Rovers definitely didn't buy the title, I mean Alan Shearer turned down Man Utd for Blackburn because of the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, but definitely., 100% NOT for the money.
Well Mr Smartrrrs you on your attempt at irony are wrong
Utd tried to buy Shearer and offered him more but he turned them down. For reasons not to do with money....a matter of record
Ha ha ha ha ha - OK then. It must have been the surroundings then that persuaded him to sign for Blackburn - nowt whatsoever to do with the money.

Don't be so naive.
[quote][p][bold]Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]As Burnley's 'promotion' came totally out of the blue their biggest problem is that they only have probably two players (Ings and Trippier) capable of playing there. They haven't had time to build a squad to have an impact in the Prem so some frantic team re-building is going to be required. Can they do it? Will the players needed want to go to Burnley? Is Dyche up to it? Anyway well done Rovers for a good result. Slowly things seem to be coming together after a stop start season. Bowyer seems to be getting closer to knowing which is his best team / tactics. Use the rest of the season to experiment with formations etc in preparation for next season.[/p][/quote]yes i was there when burnley won it 1960 they did not buy it or break any transfer records and if you are old enough to remember it was all home grown talent and in those day they had a good reputation for this , as far as going up , if you have the points you have to go up but there will not be a town in the country as small a town as burnley thats ever done that[/p][/quote]Hello Mr Bee... I understand what you are saying but when Burnley "won it" in 1960 football was a million miles away from what it is now. When you consider billionaire foreign owners, top foreign players playing over here now and all the Sky money involved there is absolutely no comparison. But don't forget Rovers have 'won the title', as have Burnley, when we also had no money. As for "buying the title", stop it you're making yourself sound silly.[/p][/quote]No Rovers definitely didn't buy the title, I mean Alan Shearer turned down Man Utd for Blackburn because of the stunning scenery and tranquil surroundings, but definitely., 100% NOT for the money.[/p][/quote]Well Mr Smartrrrs you on your attempt at irony are wrong Utd tried to buy Shearer and offered him more but he turned them down. For reasons not to do with money....a matter of record[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha - OK then. It must have been the surroundings then that persuaded him to sign for Blackburn - nowt whatsoever to do with the money. Don't be so naive. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -2

1:55pm Mon 7 Apr 14

HDRover says...

French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
Yes a rather strange post from 'Claretcert' our new Communications Director
couldn't have given a more sterling appraisal of Gary Bowyer and his team.

Who is Claretcert ?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]Yes a rather strange post from 'Claretcert' our new Communications Director couldn't have given a more sterling appraisal of Gary Bowyer and his team. Who is Claretcert ? HDRover
  • Score: 3

1:57pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

French Rover wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.
Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn.
I wonder if you too could crucify Gus Poyet and Sunderland please. You know the sort of thing...Poyet is useless, plays boring football etc. I have a soft spot for Sunderland and would like them to stay up.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.[/p][/quote]Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]I wonder if you too could crucify Gus Poyet and Sunderland please. You know the sort of thing...Poyet is useless, plays boring football etc. I have a soft spot for Sunderland and would like them to stay up. Bazzer
  • Score: -1

2:05pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
Astute!? Fools patting each other on the back more like. Written by a pundit who has spent the last 3 years slagging Pulis, Dyche, McCarthy and Allardyce! And all this claptrap is nothing we do not already know. Dig out your Topical Times annual of 1962 after little Ipswich won the league under "boring" wingless Alf Ramsey. The headline - "Ipswich give hope to smaller clubs". True then as it is today. Up Rovers!
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]Astute!? Fools patting each other on the back more like. Written by a pundit who has spent the last 3 years slagging Pulis, Dyche, McCarthy and Allardyce! And all this claptrap is nothing we do not already know. Dig out your Topical Times annual of 1962 after little Ipswich won the league under "boring" wingless Alf Ramsey. The headline - "Ipswich give hope to smaller clubs". True then as it is today. Up Rovers! Bazzer
  • Score: 3

2:33pm Mon 7 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Bazzer wrote:
owd nick wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.
Astute!? Fools patting each other on the back more like. Written by a pundit who has spent the last 3 years slagging Pulis, Dyche, McCarthy and Allardyce! And all this claptrap is nothing we do not already know. Dig out your Topical Times annual of 1962 after little Ipswich won the league under "boring" wingless Alf Ramsey. The headline - "Ipswich give hope to smaller clubs". True then as it is today. Up Rovers!
bazzer - think you will find its only allardyce out of that little cabal that nobody likes - all the others have endearing features.

you remind me of the 70s style desk graffiti artists - BAZ 4 SAM encased in a heart.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Pretty astute analysis if I may say so.[/p][/quote]Astute!? Fools patting each other on the back more like. Written by a pundit who has spent the last 3 years slagging Pulis, Dyche, McCarthy and Allardyce! And all this claptrap is nothing we do not already know. Dig out your Topical Times annual of 1962 after little Ipswich won the league under "boring" wingless Alf Ramsey. The headline - "Ipswich give hope to smaller clubs". True then as it is today. Up Rovers![/p][/quote]bazzer - think you will find its only allardyce out of that little cabal that nobody likes - all the others have endearing features. you remind me of the 70s style desk graffiti artists - BAZ 4 SAM encased in a heart. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Mon 7 Apr 14

French Rover says...

Bazzer wrote:
French Rover wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.
Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn.
I wonder if you too could crucify Gus Poyet and Sunderland please. You know the sort of thing...Poyet is useless, plays boring football etc. I have a soft spot for Sunderland and would like them to stay up.
Sorry Bazzer, Poyet is light years ahead of the Big One in managemnet skills. Players would run through a brick wall for Poyet - whilst BFS has trouble getting West Hams lot to run through a paper bag. So sorry I cant slag Poyet or Sunderland off....though I never did like that Niall Quinn big head!

Shame Sunderland are in trouble though, once known as the Bank of England club and have such a great history which as we know counts for nothing eh! Maybe Poyet brought too many players in at once when he joined? Same as Rovers in a way, but we have been bedding them in and sorting them out and building the team up in the Championship which is easier. The Prem is no place for so many changes unless you are lucky and they all gel at once, as Cardiff are finding out too.

Any team going-up has got to have a sound nucleus of prem level or potential prem level players already in the side to give themselves the best chance of staying-up. This season Leicester look like they have a good enough team/squad to survive at least one season whilst our neighbours looked doomed already and they have not even got there yet.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]grettings frenchie - long time, no parlez. i disagree with you - i have no problem with quality dingles coming on here and shooting the breeze - my problem is the monotony of the 4 or 5 (possibly just one) who comes on here time and time again spouting total drivel. claretcert seems to be one of the genuine ones and may not have come across the inane nonsense from the likes of wluv and his other sign-ins as well as champagne druggie. tbh i yearn for some decent banter with the likes of midas, pompey claret and vintageclaret - but most of the current mob are idiots.[/p][/quote]Hi Hass, nice to hear from you again, but we have to agree to disagree again I am afraid! I really don`t want to see any Burnley banter on here unless its between Rovers fans. Its hard enough hearing about the t*ssers do well this season without them coming on here and being condescending and pretending to be decent yet telling us how we should support our club. Ban the lot of em I say! Nowt good ever came out of Burnley but the road to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]I wonder if you too could crucify Gus Poyet and Sunderland please. You know the sort of thing...Poyet is useless, plays boring football etc. I have a soft spot for Sunderland and would like them to stay up.[/p][/quote]Sorry Bazzer, Poyet is light years ahead of the Big One in managemnet skills. Players would run through a brick wall for Poyet - whilst BFS has trouble getting West Hams lot to run through a paper bag. So sorry I cant slag Poyet or Sunderland off....though I never did like that Niall Quinn big head! Shame Sunderland are in trouble though, once known as the Bank of England club and have such a great history which as we know counts for nothing eh! Maybe Poyet brought too many players in at once when he joined? Same as Rovers in a way, but we have been bedding them in and sorting them out and building the team up in the Championship which is easier. The Prem is no place for so many changes unless you are lucky and they all gel at once, as Cardiff are finding out too. Any team going-up has got to have a sound nucleus of prem level or potential prem level players already in the side to give themselves the best chance of staying-up. This season Leicester look like they have a good enough team/squad to survive at least one season whilst our neighbours looked doomed already and they have not even got there yet. French Rover
  • Score: 5

2:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen.
The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list.
Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips.
The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss.
Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years.
Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future.
Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned.
Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes.
Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club.
No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care.
But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter !
Reg.

Footnote:
Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR.
We can make a difference.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen. The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list. Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips. The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss. Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years. Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future. Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned. Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes. Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club. No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care. But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter ! Reg. Footnote: Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR. We can make a difference. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: -2

2:56pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

STABILITY IS ESSENTIAL
Photo of g bowyer
Nobody has campaigned for Blackburn Rovers to appoint an experienced manager more than me.
Ever since the awful Steve (the man who cannot win football matches) Kean was appointed.
The club has chugged along since the 13th December 2010 (the fateful day Big Sam was sacked) without anyone of any repute in the most important position at a football club.
However I cannot help but be impressed with Gary Bower (pic above) and his coaching staff of Terry McPhilips, Craig Short and Eric Kinder.
Bowyer has built a side that can compete in the Championship, because we did not have one. We looked like slipping through the leagues. I fully expected to be playing Accrington Stanley on level terms in a couple of years, such was the mess Kean left us in. Bowyer has taken away those fears.
We have not got a team good enough to win promotion, far from it, but the seeds have been sewn.
Bowyer faces a mammoth task. He still needs to off load a lot of overpaid and over rated players accumulated by Kean and agent Jerome (the man ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson. None more so than Leon Best and Bradley Orr, who are on massive money that Rovers cannot afford. Reputed to be £40,000 each per week – Premier league wages.
Or in particular is a damning case and illustrates the skulduggery that went on during the disastrous Kean / Anderson reign.
The seeds were sewn for Orr’s massive contract on that fateful Monday evening when Wigan visited Ewood Park in April 2012. Wigan won 1/0 and finally sent Rovers down to the Championship with 31 points. The lowest points total ever accumulated by Blackburn Rovers.
Sky TV needed a Rovers representative to face the TV cameras in the aftermath of the match. Orr was delegated by Kean to be that man in a pre-arranged agreement anticipating the outcome of the evening.
Bradley Orr live on national TV gave Kean a glowing testimonial. Rovers demise was not “Kean’s fault stated Orr, it was all down to the players.” Orr continued “Steve Kean is the best manager / coach I have ever worked with and did not deserve the abuse and criticism from the fans”. Orr continued that Kean was the way forward and would return the Rovers back to the Premiership. The Rovers team in the dressing room could not believe what they were hearing and this interview caused a rift between Orr and rest of the team.
Mrs Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai and her useless brothers however fell for it ‘hook line and sinker’.
Kean kept his job, 12,500 fans deserted the club and Orr received a lucrative contract courtesy of Kean and Anderson.
You could not make it up!
This is an example of just some of the problems Bowyer has inherited. Bowyer must stay, he knows the club inside out and what has taken place over the last two years.
Steve Kean and Jerome Anderson ruined Blackburn Rovers. DO NOT FORGET THAT. Only Gary Bowyer can give us the stability needed for the future.
Reg.

Footnote:
Rovers entertain QPR at Ewood park on Tuesday evening. There is a slight chance of making the play-offs. Gary Bowyer deserves our full support. Please try to attend on Tuesday evening, we have to play our part.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
STABILITY IS ESSENTIAL Photo of g bowyer Nobody has campaigned for Blackburn Rovers to appoint an experienced manager more than me. Ever since the awful Steve (the man who cannot win football matches) Kean was appointed. The club has chugged along since the 13th December 2010 (the fateful day Big Sam was sacked) without anyone of any repute in the most important position at a football club. However I cannot help but be impressed with Gary Bower (pic above) and his coaching staff of Terry McPhilips, Craig Short and Eric Kinder. Bowyer has built a side that can compete in the Championship, because we did not have one. We looked like slipping through the leagues. I fully expected to be playing Accrington Stanley on level terms in a couple of years, such was the mess Kean left us in. Bowyer has taken away those fears. We have not got a team good enough to win promotion, far from it, but the seeds have been sewn. Bowyer faces a mammoth task. He still needs to off load a lot of overpaid and over rated players accumulated by Kean and agent Jerome (the man ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson. None more so than Leon Best and Bradley Orr, who are on massive money that Rovers cannot afford. Reputed to be £40,000 each per week – Premier league wages. Or in particular is a damning case and illustrates the skulduggery that went on during the disastrous Kean / Anderson reign. The seeds were sewn for Orr’s massive contract on that fateful Monday evening when Wigan visited Ewood Park in April 2012. Wigan won 1/0 and finally sent Rovers down to the Championship with 31 points. The lowest points total ever accumulated by Blackburn Rovers. Sky TV needed a Rovers representative to face the TV cameras in the aftermath of the match. Orr was delegated by Kean to be that man in a pre-arranged agreement anticipating the outcome of the evening. Bradley Orr live on national TV gave Kean a glowing testimonial. Rovers demise was not “Kean’s fault stated Orr, it was all down to the players.” Orr continued “Steve Kean is the best manager / coach I have ever worked with and did not deserve the abuse and criticism from the fans”. Orr continued that Kean was the way forward and would return the Rovers back to the Premiership. The Rovers team in the dressing room could not believe what they were hearing and this interview caused a rift between Orr and rest of the team. Mrs Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai and her useless brothers however fell for it ‘hook line and sinker’. Kean kept his job, 12,500 fans deserted the club and Orr received a lucrative contract courtesy of Kean and Anderson. You could not make it up! This is an example of just some of the problems Bowyer has inherited. Bowyer must stay, he knows the club inside out and what has taken place over the last two years. Steve Kean and Jerome Anderson ruined Blackburn Rovers. DO NOT FORGET THAT. Only Gary Bowyer can give us the stability needed for the future. Reg. Footnote: Rovers entertain QPR at Ewood park on Tuesday evening. There is a slight chance of making the play-offs. Gary Bowyer deserves our full support. Please try to attend on Tuesday evening, we have to play our part. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: -1

2:56pm Mon 7 Apr 14

French Rover says...

Reg Rover wrote:
VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen.
The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list.
Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips.
The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss.
Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years.
Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future.
Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned.
Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes.
Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club.
No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care.
But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter !
Reg.

Footnote:
Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR.
We can make a difference.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg!
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen. The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list. Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips. The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss. Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years. Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future. Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned. Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes. Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club. No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care. But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter ! Reg. Footnote: Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR. We can make a difference. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg! French Rover
  • Score: 1

3:20pm Mon 7 Apr 14

We'll win the next one says...

Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Can't argue with that ^. Very well put.
[quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Can't argue with that ^. Very well put. We'll win the next one
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

French Rover wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen.
The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list.
Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips.
The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss.
Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years.
Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future.
Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned.
Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes.
Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club.
No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care.
But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter !
Reg.

Footnote:
Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR.
We can make a difference.
www.regoftherovers.c


o.uk
Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg!
Nice to hear from you. French Rover.
It might be tripe but my tripe has proved to be more correct than your tripe.
That is a fact.
Reg.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen. The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list. Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips. The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss. Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years. Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future. Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned. Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes. Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club. No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care. But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter ! Reg. Footnote: Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR. We can make a difference. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg![/p][/quote]Nice to hear from you. French Rover. It might be tripe but my tripe has proved to be more correct than your tripe. That is a fact. Reg. Reg Rover
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Mon 7 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

Reg Rover wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen.
The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list.
Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips.
The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss.
Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years.
Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future.
Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned.
Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes.
Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club.
No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care.
But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter !
Reg.

Footnote:
Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR.
We can make a difference.
www.regoftherovers.c



o.uk
Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg!
Nice to hear from you. French Rover.
It might be tripe but my tripe has proved to be more correct than your tripe.
That is a fact.
Reg.
No, it is not - your tripe have proved to be total tripe - a king amongst tripe-dressers is our Reg.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen. The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list. Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips. The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss. Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years. Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future. Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned. Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes. Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club. No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care. But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter ! Reg. Footnote: Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR. We can make a difference. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg![/p][/quote]Nice to hear from you. French Rover. It might be tripe but my tripe has proved to be more correct than your tripe. That is a fact. Reg.[/p][/quote]No, it is not - your tripe have proved to be total tripe - a king amongst tripe-dressers is our Reg. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 3

5:24pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

You Bonalee trolls need to take a good hard look at yourselves. The manner in which you have bitten at the post by turfmoortom is truly laughable. I thought were all meant to come onto our site to try to wind us up!!! Funny owd game.
You Bonalee trolls need to take a good hard look at yourselves. The manner in which you have bitten at the post by turfmoortom is truly laughable. I thought were all meant to come onto our site to try to wind us up!!! Funny owd game. Maxrus
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Mon 7 Apr 14

owd nick says...

French Rover wrote:
Claretcert wrote:
Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for.

If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model.

Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out.

It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer.

Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.
Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites.

All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.
Don't agree Frenchie, I don't mind anyone offering a constructive argument, makes a nice change from the drivel and bilge we usually get from you know what.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Claretcert[/bold] wrote: Here we have a fair report on what was apparently an excellent win from a much improved side and yet all many of the comments seem to be rather childish attacks on Burnley, who lets face it are a side that’s shown the sort of consistency (just 4 defeats so far) that Rovers’ fans would die for. If we get promoted then every club, every fan and every manager in the championship will refer to the ‘Burnley way’. We’ve overturned the huge squad model, the celebrity manager model, the (often faded) superstar players, and the rich overseas investor model. Our promotion (if it comes) offers other clubs a way back to the top flight. Blackburn fans might realise that Bowyer is in fact a bit like Dyche, both are excellent managers doing an excellent job, they might realise that their own squad is in fact pretty good, the over-paid under performers are gone, the collective mentality is now formed, just the consistency to iron out. It’s odd that I and many other sensible Clarets seem to have more ambition and more respect for Bowyer and his players than most of the Rovers fans who contribute to these reports. I suspect that many of the negative rants directed at Burnley are from those who don’t attend games, if they did they’d recognise that it was an outstanding result against Ipswich, couple this with another against QPR and it could be a season changer. Of course inconsistency is the killer, but it’s not too late, who wouldn’t want our next derby to be played in the top division? Where two proud Lancastrian clubs could try and establish themselves again. I don’t see why either side can’t start to rebuild in the premier league with a model that doesn’t require 25-30 million of debt each season, but relies instead on excellent management and motivated players. If these trolls switched off their tablets and got to the game on Tuesday they might roar Rovers on to a sprint finish. But you know what - I don’t think they can be bothered.[/p][/quote]Quite a fair post in many ways claretcert - but I still do not understand why Burnley fans seem to love posting on our site even when they are saying something sensible? I couldn`t give a flying whatever about your club or how you are doing or what your fans are saying on their sites, and I would never even think of posting anything on any of your blog sites. All that concerns me is my own team and my fellow Rovers fans and our shared experiences and opinions. Maybe it would be more sensible for you and your fellow fans to concentrate on supporting your team and enjoying your own clubs good fortune this season and keep your postings - sensible or otherwise - on your own site. Success is very fleeting, as we at Ewood know to our cost, so enjoy the moment but please keep your opinions on your side of the M65!.[/p][/quote]Don't agree Frenchie, I don't mind anyone offering a constructive argument, makes a nice change from the drivel and bilge we usually get from you know what. owd nick
  • Score: 1

6:07pm Mon 7 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season.

The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans:

Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this.

The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation.

While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this.

Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation.

So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.
Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc.

Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes:

We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six)

Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't)

See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top)

Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't)

Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't)

We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month)

A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't)

And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year.

Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.
Do you think there'll be any empty seats at Turf next season Charles when you go up?
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: Good performance, the challenge now is to show character to the end of the season so all are ready to come out believing in each other and fighting hard for a good start next season. The Dingles will flame me for this, but I add for thoughts from Rovers fans: Burnley have had a fair slice of luck along the way, though they are where they are on merit over a long season. If Rovers were in the same position I'd say the same. There isn't much apart from money in the Prem for small town clubs like Burnley and Blackburn. With that money comes turmoil for most clubs. I guess the difference for Rovers fans is that they've lived and breathed the Premier League for a long time recently whereas it's something special and to be coveted for Burnley. Added to that I suppose Rovers won the thing before it became impossible for clubs like ours to achieve this. The best that can be hoped for a club like Burnley is Dyche becomes an Allardyce or Pulis. Either way it's a life of hanging on and hoping, with the odd good result against one of the top teams for which the good feeling has faded by about 5:15pm Saturday evening as in all reality it was just an off day for them and it's back to the day job of avoiding relegation. While Burnley were plumbing the depths of the Football League, time and football moved on. The Prem is no longer the top division the old First Division was. The Champions League is. Even the FA Cup has lost a lot of its meaning. The Premier League is just a cash driven TV show to decide which of the top 6 will get a shot at the bigger cash pile of the Champions League. Cannon fodder clubs such as Burnley which come and go and some of which are financially wrecked along the way are needed for this. Dyche is inexperienced and has yet to be tested by bad form so still a big question mark over him. Recent performances through injuries make this question mark bigger. IF Dyche does establish himself as an Allardyce/Pulis type, either way he still won't be at Burnley in 12-18 months time as either he will move on to a better offer from another more established club which is strugglng, or the Burnley board will decide for a 'change of direction' to avoid relegation. So as I say, only turmoil follows promotion for a club like Burnley, particularly with the squad as it currently is.[/p][/quote]Look why not just stop with all this **** - you are a Blackburn fan who has previously posted under various nom de plumes such as Keep Darwen Green, Bubblepop FC, FakeVilla etc etc. Your in depth analysis of Burnley is just a typical Rovers fans' view, you know nothing of the mentality of the Burnley side, or how we operate, you have spent all season dissing Burnley with the following classic quotes: We haven't played anyone good yet,Top Six avoiders you called us, (We have the best record of ANY side in the league against the top six) Our bubble will burst (It hasn't and won't) See where we are at Xmas as that is when the wheels will come off (We were top) Ings, Trippier etc will be sold in January (The weren't) Dyche will leave for a Premier League club (He didn't) We will have a difficult February and will crash down the leagues ( We were unbeaten and Dyche was manager of the month) A defeat by Rovers will demoralise us culminating in us dropping down the league (As you know it didn't and we didn't) And now apparently we will not survive in the Premier League because of the inane reasons you mention above - You are like the best good luck charm that Burnley fans have - every doom-laden prediction of yours means we go from strength to strength, please keep up the predictions, with your track record of failure I fully now expect us to stay up next year. Keep up the good work you absolute dog's d1ck.[/p][/quote]Do you think there'll be any empty seats at Turf next season Charles when you go up? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 5

7:46pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Wild Rover says...

French Rover wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN
Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen.
The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list.
Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips.
The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss.
Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years.
Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future.
Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years.
Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned.
Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes.
Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club.
No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care.
But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter !
Reg.

Footnote:
Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR.
We can make a difference.
www.regoftherovers.c


o.uk
Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg!
I find your hypocrisy breathtaking Reg
You of all people urging fans to attend ?? WTF??
Some of us have never faltered, ever
And you compound this by raking over Venkys past sins, real and supposed, at a time when we can see signs of recovery!
You serve no good purpose. Go away!
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: VENKYS IN TOWN TO MEET THE QUEEN Blackburn Rovers owners Venky’s (Rao family pic above), are planning to make a rare trip to the town in the hope of meeting the queen. The Indian based family are arranging a flying visit next week when her majesty is due to hand out Maundy money at Blackburn Cathedral. As owners of the town’s football club they are on the guest list. Owner Mrs Anuradha Desai and her brothers, Ventkatesh and Balaji Rao would love to meet the royals – although there presence in the town has not exactly been welcome among Rovers fans on previous trips. The Venky’s visit is being kept hush hush in case of a backlash. They want to make the long haul to see the Queen without any fuss. Pity they could not take the time to visit and help the club over the past two troubled years. Pity they cannot take the time to address the Rovers fans and explain their plans for the future. Pity they cannot take the time to explain past mistakes and there are plenty. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the sacking of Sam Allardyce in December 2010 and the disastrous appointment of advisor / agent Jerome Anderson who ran the club for a ruinous 2 years. Pity they cannot take the time to apologise for the continued appointment of the useless Steve Kean, despite fans requests and fans demonstration’s to have him removed. Kean thanked Anuradha Desai’s loyalty by sueing her for 1.3 million for constructive dismissal. What a RAT – but she was warned. Pity they cannot apologise for giving Kean, against all advice, the Premier League parachute payments to recruit new players in 2012. Totally wasted a part from the signing of Jordan Rhodes. Pity they cannot explain why 12,000 paying fans have deserted the club. No it’s a pity they have not the time to fly from India to address all of these things. Probably they just don’t care. But meet the Queen – well that is a different matter ! Reg. Footnote: Do not forget, try to attend Ewood this Tuesday for the vital clash with QPR. We can make a difference. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Pity you are back posting all your tripe Reg![/p][/quote]I find your hypocrisy breathtaking Reg You of all people urging fans to attend ?? WTF?? Some of us have never faltered, ever And you compound this by raking over Venkys past sins, real and supposed, at a time when we can see signs of recovery! You serve no good purpose. Go away! Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

10:41pm Mon 7 Apr 14

digitusjonfred says...

Never mind the tripe !!! Bring on QPR ! come on you Rovers !!!!!!!!
Never mind the tripe !!! Bring on QPR ! come on you Rovers !!!!!!!! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Gb hailing his teams performance is the only consistent thing he does - yes he s definately a Kean no 2
Out with the cowboys abd indians
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Gb hailing his teams performance is the only consistent thing he does - yes he s definately a Kean no 2 Out with the cowboys abd indians[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Lancs - pensioner
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