Rovers boss Bowyer’s India trip to discuss summer plans

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will fly to India at the end of the season to discuss his plans for the summer transfer window with Venky’s.

Bowyer has two members of his first-team squad out of contract – David Dunn and Markus Olsson – and he must also decide on the future of the five senior players he has in on loan and the nine senior players he has out on loan.

But he will only do that after Rovers’ season has ended – and after he has met the club’s owners Venky’s.

Bowyer said: “We’ve got two games left to play and we’ve got to see where we are at the end of those. Then it’s already set up for me to go out to see the owners and discuss the ways in which we can go forward.

“Obviously there are things we have to take into consideration like Financial Fair Play and that’s when we’ll have a better idea of what we can do in the window.”

Todd Kane, Michael Keane, Bryan Dabo, Liam Feeney and Luke Varney are on loan at Ewood while Bradley Orr, Yann Songo’o, Josh Morris, Alex Marrow, Ruben Rochina, Alan Judge, Leon Best, David Goodwillie and Jordan Slew are out on loan along with youngsters Jack O’Connell, Anthony O’Connor, Ryan Edwards, John O’Sullivan and Kellen Daly.

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11:23am Fri 25 Apr 14

claret777 says...

So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm
So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm claret777
  • Score: -51

11:26am Fri 25 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

claret777 wrote:
So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm
He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm[/p][/quote]He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him? Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 0

11:30am Fri 25 Apr 14

cruzy_cruz says...

Fawning flunky flies to India.

Presumeably to explain Brian Dabo and fill the loons in on how he abused the serfs who pay his wages.

Kean is dead. Long live Kean2
Fawning flunky flies to India. Presumeably to explain Brian Dabo and fill the loons in on how he abused the serfs who pay his wages. Kean is dead. Long live Kean2 cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -41

11:34am Fri 25 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Continue the clear out GB, slowly slowly catch a monkey as the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day, our day will return.
Continue the clear out GB, slowly slowly catch a monkey as the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day, our day will return. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 25

11:39am Fri 25 Apr 14

capri1 says...

Bye bye Markus, give Dunny another year on half his current salary.Sign Keane,get Rochina and Judge back dump the rest,then into the transfer market IMO
Bye bye Markus, give Dunny another year on half his current salary.Sign Keane,get Rochina and Judge back dump the rest,then into the transfer market IMO capri1
  • Score: 41

11:54am Fri 25 Apr 14

claret777 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
claret777 wrote:
So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm
He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?
Better the ? Should that not be (than)...So Bowyer is better than Bond...I don't get it ???? 
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm[/p][/quote]He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?[/p][/quote]Better the ? Should that not be (than)...So Bowyer is better than Bond...I don't get it ????  claret777
  • Score: -17

12:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

*** URGENT MESSAGE FOR MADAME DESAI ***

On behalf of all Burnley fans I implore you to retain the services of Mr Gary Bowyer for the coming season. The stability that he has brought to your club is truly amazing, the progress nothing short of remarkable.

Having proven that he can lead your team to the heady heights of 10th place in the second tier of English football after having spent only £11million of your money on two strikers is fantastic. Is it really worth risking this astounding progress only for another manager with his own ideas to mess it up?

You must now ask yourself this.....

Who better to lead your club through the FFP minefield into which it will be dropped next season?

Who better to mastermind the replacement of your three best players Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney with free transfers from League One?

Who better to motivate your team when the transfer ban comes into force from January and you can no longer bring in players to drag you away from the lower reaches of the Championship?

But most of all, who better to lead the revival of Blackburn Rovers in the 2015/16 season in League One?

Take a look at some of the recent results that Mr Bowyer has presided over, in particular the phenomenal 3-3 draw with the giants of English football Sheffield Wednesday, when a 3-1 lead was understandably pulled back to 3-3, did he let his players heads drop and lose the game? Not Gary Bowyer, he made sure his boys held on a claimed a massive point away from home.

And then onto Yeovil Town, the "next big thing in the Championship", sometimes its hard to compete against teams on such a fantastic run of form but once again Gary Bowyer ensured his team dug in and saw out a memorable 0-0 draw to claim yet another essential point on the way to mid-table security.

Your club is in safe hands. Gary "stability" Bowyer is the man for the job.
*** URGENT MESSAGE FOR MADAME DESAI *** On behalf of all Burnley fans I implore you to retain the services of Mr Gary Bowyer for the coming season. The stability that he has brought to your club is truly amazing, the progress nothing short of remarkable. Having proven that he can lead your team to the heady heights of 10th place in the second tier of English football after having spent only £11million of your money on two strikers is fantastic. Is it really worth risking this astounding progress only for another manager with his own ideas to mess it up? You must now ask yourself this..... Who better to lead your club through the FFP minefield into which it will be dropped next season? Who better to mastermind the replacement of your three best players Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney with free transfers from League One? Who better to motivate your team when the transfer ban comes into force from January and you can no longer bring in players to drag you away from the lower reaches of the Championship? But most of all, who better to lead the revival of Blackburn Rovers in the 2015/16 season in League One? Take a look at some of the recent results that Mr Bowyer has presided over, in particular the phenomenal 3-3 draw with the giants of English football Sheffield Wednesday, when a 3-1 lead was understandably pulled back to 3-3, did he let his players heads drop and lose the game? Not Gary Bowyer, he made sure his boys held on a claimed a massive point away from home. And then onto Yeovil Town, the "next big thing in the Championship", sometimes its hard to compete against teams on such a fantastic run of form but once again Gary Bowyer ensured his team dug in and saw out a memorable 0-0 draw to claim yet another essential point on the way to mid-table security. Your club is in safe hands. Gary "stability" Bowyer is the man for the job. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -34

12:48pm Fri 25 Apr 14

jinkyjase says...

That list of recalls is just depressing and shows how big a task GB still has.
Shifting the likes of Best, Orr, Etuhu and Goodwillie won't be easy.

If it was me I'd retain Rochina and Dunn. Then release Olsson and all the loans including Keane & Kane. Try to sell best, Etuhu, Goodwillie, Slew, Songo'o, Marrow and Morris.
That list of recalls is just depressing and shows how big a task GB still has. Shifting the likes of Best, Orr, Etuhu and Goodwillie won't be easy. If it was me I'd retain Rochina and Dunn. Then release Olsson and all the loans including Keane & Kane. Try to sell best, Etuhu, Goodwillie, Slew, Songo'o, Marrow and Morris. jinkyjase
  • Score: 8

12:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

Gary Bowyer is a good manager but in my opinion he lacks adventure in the attack department,,if he could adopt a more attack style of play a bit like Kevin Keegan ,,all out attack and never mind the consequences if they score 3 we score 4,
Gary Bowyer is a good manager but in my opinion he lacks adventure in the attack department,,if he could adopt a more attack style of play a bit like Kevin Keegan ,,all out attack and never mind the consequences if they score 3 we score 4, noddy57
  • Score: 8

1:07pm Fri 25 Apr 14

bluerob says...

Get rid of them all apart from Dunny, and bring Rochina back.
Get rid of them all apart from Dunny, and bring Rochina back. bluerob
  • Score: 4

1:11pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

BOOING IS A DISGRACE
The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace.
I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview.
I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years.
This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight.
The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking.
What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress.
We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season.
O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals.
A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans.
It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total.
Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor.
But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”.
It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND.
Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them.
It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough.
Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on.
Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter.
Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking.
Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid.
Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon.
CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH.
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
BOOING IS A DISGRACE The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace. I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview. I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years. This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight. The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking. What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress. We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season. O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals. A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans. It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total. Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor. But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”. It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND. Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them. It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough. Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on. Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter. Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking. Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid. Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon. CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH. Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 20

1:28pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOOING IS A DISGRACE
The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace.
I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview.
I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years.
This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight.
The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking.
What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress.
We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season.
O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals.
A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans.
It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total.
Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor.
But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”.
It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND.
Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them.
It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough.
Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on.
Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter.
Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking.
Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid.
Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon.
CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH.
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
"Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership."

That sir is the single funniest statement I've read since the Shebby Singh interview. LOL!


And never mind "Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean", you currently have "Gary (the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years) Bowyer" to get behind.

Steve Kean had you 3rd in the Championship before you hounded him out, Bowyer has managed to get you to 10th place in the Championship. Is this the progress you keep bleating on about?

What an utter shambles.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOOING IS A DISGRACE The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace. I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview. I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years. This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight. The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking. What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress. We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season. O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals. A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans. It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total. Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor. But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”. It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND. Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them. It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough. Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on. Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter. Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking. Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid. Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon. CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH. Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]"Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership." That sir is the single funniest statement I've read since the Shebby Singh interview. LOL! And never mind "Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean", you currently have "Gary (the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years) Bowyer" to get behind. Steve Kean had you 3rd in the Championship before you hounded him out, Bowyer has managed to get you to 10th place in the Championship. Is this the progress you keep bleating on about? What an utter shambles. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -30

1:52pm Fri 25 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

India is a long way to go to get fired ! Any manager whose team is only 3 points out of the play offs and yet concedes `we have only 2 games left` deserves to go. Amazing comment by GB
India is a long way to go to get fired ! Any manager whose team is only 3 points out of the play offs and yet concedes `we have only 2 games left` deserves to go. Amazing comment by GB FCBurnley
  • Score: -10

2:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

claret777 wrote:
Lancs - pensioner wrote:
claret777 wrote:
So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm
He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?
Better the ? Should that not be (than)...So Bowyer is better than Bond...I don't get it ???? 
I was assessing a previous manager you Dingles had, John Bond if u have forgotten, GB is doing a great job now go back on your own pages where u belong, spelling mistakes from a dingle, don't make me laugh.
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm[/p][/quote]He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?[/p][/quote]Better the ? Should that not be (than)...So Bowyer is better than Bond...I don't get it ???? [/p][/quote]I was assessing a previous manager you Dingles had, John Bond if u have forgotten, GB is doing a great job now go back on your own pages where u belong, spelling mistakes from a dingle, don't make me laugh. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 8

2:27pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Frisson says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
*** URGENT MESSAGE FOR MADAME DESAI ***

On behalf of all Burnley fans I implore you to retain the services of Mr Gary Bowyer for the coming season. The stability that he has brought to your club is truly amazing, the progress nothing short of remarkable.

Having proven that he can lead your team to the heady heights of 10th place in the second tier of English football after having spent only £11million of your money on two strikers is fantastic. Is it really worth risking this astounding progress only for another manager with his own ideas to mess it up?

You must now ask yourself this.....

Who better to lead your club through the FFP minefield into which it will be dropped next season?

Who better to mastermind the replacement of your three best players Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney with free transfers from League One?

Who better to motivate your team when the transfer ban comes into force from January and you can no longer bring in players to drag you away from the lower reaches of the Championship?

But most of all, who better to lead the revival of Blackburn Rovers in the 2015/16 season in League One?

Take a look at some of the recent results that Mr Bowyer has presided over, in particular the phenomenal 3-3 draw with the giants of English football Sheffield Wednesday, when a 3-1 lead was understandably pulled back to 3-3, did he let his players heads drop and lose the game? Not Gary Bowyer, he made sure his boys held on a claimed a massive point away from home.

And then onto Yeovil Town, the "next big thing in the Championship", sometimes its hard to compete against teams on such a fantastic run of form but once again Gary Bowyer ensured his team dug in and saw out a memorable 0-0 draw to claim yet another essential point on the way to mid-table security.

Your club is in safe hands. Gary "stability" Bowyer is the man for the job.
Bowyer hasnt spent 11m on two stikers. Id do some research before posting pal. Bet you felt really proud when you pressed submit with all that twelve fingered typing. WELL DONE!!! A* for effort
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: *** URGENT MESSAGE FOR MADAME DESAI *** On behalf of all Burnley fans I implore you to retain the services of Mr Gary Bowyer for the coming season. The stability that he has brought to your club is truly amazing, the progress nothing short of remarkable. Having proven that he can lead your team to the heady heights of 10th place in the second tier of English football after having spent only £11million of your money on two strikers is fantastic. Is it really worth risking this astounding progress only for another manager with his own ideas to mess it up? You must now ask yourself this..... Who better to lead your club through the FFP minefield into which it will be dropped next season? Who better to mastermind the replacement of your three best players Rhodes, Hanley and Cairney with free transfers from League One? Who better to motivate your team when the transfer ban comes into force from January and you can no longer bring in players to drag you away from the lower reaches of the Championship? But most of all, who better to lead the revival of Blackburn Rovers in the 2015/16 season in League One? Take a look at some of the recent results that Mr Bowyer has presided over, in particular the phenomenal 3-3 draw with the giants of English football Sheffield Wednesday, when a 3-1 lead was understandably pulled back to 3-3, did he let his players heads drop and lose the game? Not Gary Bowyer, he made sure his boys held on a claimed a massive point away from home. And then onto Yeovil Town, the "next big thing in the Championship", sometimes its hard to compete against teams on such a fantastic run of form but once again Gary Bowyer ensured his team dug in and saw out a memorable 0-0 draw to claim yet another essential point on the way to mid-table security. Your club is in safe hands. Gary "stability" Bowyer is the man for the job.[/p][/quote]Bowyer hasnt spent 11m on two stikers. Id do some research before posting pal. Bet you felt really proud when you pressed submit with all that twelve fingered typing. WELL DONE!!! A* for effort Frisson
  • Score: 18

4:21pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOOING IS A DISGRACE
The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace.
I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview.
I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years.
This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight.
The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking.
What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress.
We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season.
O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals.
A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans.
It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total.
Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor.
But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”.
It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND.
Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them.
It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough.
Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on.
Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter.
Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking.
Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid.
Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon.
CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH.
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
You have already posted this elsewhere and had the adulation you crave. This has nothing to do with the discussion thread so please try to control your ego.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOOING IS A DISGRACE The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace. I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview. I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years. This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight. The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking. What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress. We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season. O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals. A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans. It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total. Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor. But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”. It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND. Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them. It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough. Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on. Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter. Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking. Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid. Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon. CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH. Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]You have already posted this elsewhere and had the adulation you crave. This has nothing to do with the discussion thread so please try to control your ego. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 6

4:41pm Fri 25 Apr 14

stuey says...

claret777 wrote:
So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm
Good to see the dingles are still obsessed with us despite being promoted..I have always taken it as a compliment and shows, despite promotion, they still feel infereior
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm[/p][/quote]Good to see the dingles are still obsessed with us despite being promoted..I have always taken it as a compliment and shows, despite promotion, they still feel infereior stuey
  • Score: 9

4:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

jimluftas says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Fawning flunky flies to India.

Presumeably to explain Brian Dabo and fill the loons in on how he abused the serfs who pay his wages.

Kean is dead. Long live Kean2
D!ck
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Fawning flunky flies to India. Presumeably to explain Brian Dabo and fill the loons in on how he abused the serfs who pay his wages. Kean is dead. Long live Kean2[/p][/quote]D!ck jimluftas
  • Score: 7

5:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cronny says...

Been a season ticket holder for 25years if Bowyers still in charge next season i am finished he as not got a clue , March 7 points out of 21 bil Gary boy.
Been a season ticket holder for 25years if Bowyers still in charge next season i am finished he as not got a clue , March 7 points out of 21 bil Gary boy. cronny
  • Score: -12

8:29pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

Well said Reg. But trade in the gas guzzling Merc and get yourself one of those little Korean jobs.
Well said Reg. But trade in the gas guzzling Merc and get yourself one of those little Korean jobs. Bazzer
  • Score: -1

9:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

jimluftas says...

cronny wrote:
Been a season ticket holder for 25years if Bowyers still in charge next season i am finished he as not got a clue , March 7 points out of 21 bil Gary boy.
Good riddance, go support burnley. You put up with kean and last years lot but not a manager who's turned things around??
[quote][p][bold]cronny[/bold] wrote: Been a season ticket holder for 25years if Bowyers still in charge next season i am finished he as not got a clue , March 7 points out of 21 bil Gary boy.[/p][/quote]Good riddance, go support burnley. You put up with kean and last years lot but not a manager who's turned things around?? jimluftas
  • Score: 8

10:24pm Fri 25 Apr 14

modan says...

Best thing Venkys should do is sell the club if no buyer is found then just sell off the assets and cut your losses and go back to India and invest in football over there in India where there are 80 million football fans and there is plan for IPL Football league in India soon like cricket.
Venkys are hated here now and not wanted in Blackburn and been staying away from Ewood Park the club they own.
Which football club owners are staying away from club they own ? The thugs have won and Venkys are not coming to Ewood Park anymore ? So it's best Venkys sell off and leave as there is no future for them at Ewood Park anymore.
They are Billionaires in India and the people of Pune love the Venkys for being philanthrophists donating food for the poor and providing free hospital in Pune and other parts of India.
Best thing Venkys should do is sell the club if no buyer is found then just sell off the assets and cut your losses and go back to India and invest in football over there in India where there are 80 million football fans and there is plan for IPL Football league in India soon like cricket. Venkys are hated here now and not wanted in Blackburn and been staying away from Ewood Park the club they own. Which football club owners are staying away from club they own ? The thugs have won and Venkys are not coming to Ewood Park anymore ? So it's best Venkys sell off and leave as there is no future for them at Ewood Park anymore. They are Billionaires in India and the people of Pune love the Venkys for being philanthrophists donating food for the poor and providing free hospital in Pune and other parts of India. modan
  • Score: 3

10:36pm Fri 25 Apr 14

digitusjonfred says...

modan wrote:
Best thing Venkys should do is sell the club if no buyer is found then just sell off the assets and cut your losses and go back to India and invest in football over there in India where there are 80 million football fans and there is plan for IPL Football league in India soon like cricket.
Venkys are hated here now and not wanted in Blackburn and been staying away from Ewood Park the club they own.
Which football club owners are staying away from club they own ? The thugs have won and Venkys are not coming to Ewood Park anymore ? So it's best Venkys sell off and leave as there is no future for them at Ewood Park anymore.
They are Billionaires in India and the people of Pune love the Venkys for being philanthrophists donating food for the poor and providing free hospital in Pune and other parts of India.
Good post.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Best thing Venkys should do is sell the club if no buyer is found then just sell off the assets and cut your losses and go back to India and invest in football over there in India where there are 80 million football fans and there is plan for IPL Football league in India soon like cricket. Venkys are hated here now and not wanted in Blackburn and been staying away from Ewood Park the club they own. Which football club owners are staying away from club they own ? The thugs have won and Venkys are not coming to Ewood Park anymore ? So it's best Venkys sell off and leave as there is no future for them at Ewood Park anymore. They are Billionaires in India and the people of Pune love the Venkys for being philanthrophists donating food for the poor and providing free hospital in Pune and other parts of India.[/p][/quote]Good post. digitusjonfred
  • Score: 0

6:54am Sat 26 Apr 14

Tatts says...

modan wrote:
Best thing Venkys should do is sell the club if no buyer is found then just sell off the assets and cut your losses and go back to India and invest in football over there in India where there are 80 million football fans and there is plan for IPL Football league in India soon like cricket.
Venkys are hated here now and not wanted in Blackburn and been staying away from Ewood Park the club they own.
Which football club owners are staying away from club they own ? The thugs have won and Venkys are not coming to Ewood Park anymore ? So it's best Venkys sell off and leave as there is no future for them at Ewood Park anymore.
They are Billionaires in India and the people of Pune love the Venkys for being philanthrophists donating food for the poor and providing free hospital in Pune and other parts of India.
Obviously Venkys had a shocking first two and a half years in charge but I can't really fault them for the last year. They've left Bowyer and Derek Shaw to run the club how they see fit, whilst providing funds for new players and to cover for the losses that we are making. If they did leave then who on earth is going to pay our extortionate wage bill? Venkys may have been the root cause of the decline or our club, but to be fair to them, they seem to be sticking with us, and they themselves are paying for their mistakes with hard cash, and lots of it. We needed them like a hole in the head when they first took over but now we genuinely do NEED them.

They are certainly displaying more loyalty than the 8,000 or so fans that have desserted since we got relegated.
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: Best thing Venkys should do is sell the club if no buyer is found then just sell off the assets and cut your losses and go back to India and invest in football over there in India where there are 80 million football fans and there is plan for IPL Football league in India soon like cricket. Venkys are hated here now and not wanted in Blackburn and been staying away from Ewood Park the club they own. Which football club owners are staying away from club they own ? The thugs have won and Venkys are not coming to Ewood Park anymore ? So it's best Venkys sell off and leave as there is no future for them at Ewood Park anymore. They are Billionaires in India and the people of Pune love the Venkys for being philanthrophists donating food for the poor and providing free hospital in Pune and other parts of India.[/p][/quote]Obviously Venkys had a shocking first two and a half years in charge but I can't really fault them for the last year. They've left Bowyer and Derek Shaw to run the club how they see fit, whilst providing funds for new players and to cover for the losses that we are making. If they did leave then who on earth is going to pay our extortionate wage bill? Venkys may have been the root cause of the decline or our club, but to be fair to them, they seem to be sticking with us, and they themselves are paying for their mistakes with hard cash, and lots of it. We needed them like a hole in the head when they first took over but now we genuinely do NEED them. They are certainly displaying more loyalty than the 8,000 or so fans that have desserted since we got relegated. Tatts
  • Score: 6

1:32pm Sat 26 Apr 14

MattNewcastle says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOOING IS A DISGRACE
The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace.
I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview.
I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years.
This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight.
The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking.
What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress.
We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season.
O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals.
A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans.
It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total.
Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor.
But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”.
It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND.
Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them.
It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough.
Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on.
Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter.
Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking.
Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid.
Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon.
CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH.
Reg
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Good afternoon Reg Rover

I respect your view however disagree with it

Bowyer how he set the team up and the urgency of the team towards the game eas appalling

I dont share your optimism about Gary Bowyer

he has failed to address key issues all seadon yet brought in countless players so had had support from the owners

in addition look at any match day programme and our match day squads containrd sub standard players he brought in right up to January this year

I to also travel a consudersble distance to support iur team and expect a great deal more commitment from the team.

only Robinson showed any urgency to get the ball back inti ay against Yeovil
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOOING IS A DISGRACE The booing by Rovers ‘fans’ at the end of the Yeovil game on Good Friday was an absolute disgrace. I sat not far behind manager Gary Bowyer (pic above) and he was clearly annoyed and perhaps a bit upset. So much so that he even mentioned it in his after match interview. I agree with his sentiments. How can the fans possibly boo a team having gone 9 games (now 10) without defeat and in with a slim chance of a playoff place after all that has gone on at Ewood Park over the past three years. This time last year we were in a relegation battle and facing oblivion, Bowyer kept us up. The year before under the awful Kean we were relegated from The Premiership after 12 successive years in the top flight. The year before that 2010 / 2011 we survived a relegation battle thanks to the 23 points Allardyce had accumulated prior to his disastrous sacking. What we needed this season was to establish ourselves as a Championship team that could compete. Bowyer has achieved that with a top half finish almost guaranteed, possibly as high as seventh or eighth. That is progress. We have gone forward not backwards for the first time since 2010 / 11 season. O.K. I was disappointed with our performance v Yeovil, those two points dropped plus the two points tossed away at Hillsborough in the 95th Minute have almost probably cost Rovers a play-off place. But the team has given it a go. A team assembled by Bowyer, on a tight budget with astute signings and loan deals. A team, although limited in many ways, gives 100% for the Rovers Shirt and the fans. It cost me £27 in petrol money driving from my Cumbrian Home to Ewood, plus my £25 ticket for the match and £3 programme. £55 in total. Did I get value for money on Good Friday? no I did not. And neither did anyone else. If anyone was entitled to boo the team it’s me. Rovers were poor. But that is what you buy into when you support a team all your life. There are no guarantees. It’s not like going to the theatre where you know you are going to see a good play or musical. To sound corny a football match “Is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get”. It is imperative that the Rovers owners, Venky’s Of London, rubber stamp Gary Bowyer for next season immediately. And give him a long pre-season, something they did not do last year when they dithered. No doubt Bowyer has Managing Director Derek Shaw’s backing. We must not re-join the MANAGER MERRY GO ROUND. Bowyer could emulate Sean Dyche at Burnley next season and take us back into the Premiership. Burnley were fourth favourites to be relegated when the season started, and look what happened. They have taken the Championship by storm, having decided to stick with Dyche and good luck to them. It’s up to the Rovers to get back and it will be tough. Burnley have probably succeeded just in time. Because those clubs coming down from the Premiership this season will have parachute payments over three times the size the Rovers received last year, to aid their fighting funds, as the new Sky TV deal kicks in. But we have to live with it. Venky’s cocked-up in the first few months of their ownership and they know it. Why they don’t acknowledge it and apologise is beyond me. Then we can all move on. Gary Bowyer has even enticed several hundred fans back to the Ewood terraces. And I predict will continue to do so. He is a popular man and Ewood has a ‘nice feel’ about it once again, having seen the last of the awful Steve (the man who could not win football matches) Kean. Kean did untold damage, but that is another story. Under Bowyer things will continue to improve and attendances to rise. Bowyer knows the club inside out and has been here for eight years. He is popular with all the staff. They think the world of him at Brockhall. Chef’s, grounds men, cleaners, laundry staff and indeed everyone has time for Bowyer. Unlike the awful Kean who was clearly unpopular with his dogmatic manner to everyone. These things matter. Gary Bowyer also interacts with the crowd. He has the odd word with those around him during the game, he encourages vocal support, something that is sometimes sadly lacking. Bowyer never publicly criticises his team but always acknowledges when they have not played well. Again unlike Kean, who assessed every Rovers performance as if we had been watching Real Madrid. Stability and progress are the key words for the Rovers future. And the future lies with Gary Bowyer and his excellent staff of Terry Mcphilips, Craig Short, Eric Kinder and Phil Cannon. CARRY ON AND KEEP THE FAITH. Reg www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Good afternoon Reg Rover I respect your view however disagree with it Bowyer how he set the team up and the urgency of the team towards the game eas appalling I dont share your optimism about Gary Bowyer he has failed to address key issues all seadon yet brought in countless players so had had support from the owners in addition look at any match day programme and our match day squads containrd sub standard players he brought in right up to January this year I to also travel a consudersble distance to support iur team and expect a great deal more commitment from the team. only Robinson showed any urgency to get the ball back inti ay against Yeovil MattNewcastle
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
claret777 wrote:
So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm
He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?
God G-d yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!! what a **** he was But Honestly the sooner these Foreign Parasites are away from The Blues the better.Thank G-d the Clarets are Bunley Owned lets hope you win today and the Indian idiots stick to fast food !!!!!!!!!!!!!! And The Blues are back in British hands !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: So....despite the costliest striker in the league and a host of other signings....Bowyer expects to keep his job despite his failure to make the top six.Mmmm[/p][/quote]He is better the a certain Mr Bond, and no it isn't James!! Remember him?[/p][/quote]God G-d yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! what a **** he was But Honestly the sooner these Foreign Parasites are away from The Blues the better.Thank G-d the Clarets are Bunley Owned lets hope you win today and the Indian idiots stick to fast food !!!!!!!!!!!!!! And The Blues are back in British hands !!!! Burnley59/60
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6:14pm Sat 26 Apr 14

wilddog says...

FFP - loving it
FFP - loving it wilddog
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