Simon Garner column: Rovers have given themselves a chance

This Is Lancashire: Simon Garner: Rovers have given themselves a chance Simon Garner: Rovers have given themselves a chance

THERE is no doubt the draw at home to Yeovil and the draw away to Sheffield Wednesday were disappointing results.

They could prove costly.

But Blackburn deserve credit for bouncing back with a really good win at Birmingham.

It’s a win that’s given them a chance, maybe only a small one, but a chance all the same of getting into the play-offs with two games of the season to play.

And I have to say, given what happened last season, I would have taken that at the start of this season.

It’s not surprised me how well Gary Bowyer has turned it around. It’s amazed me.

Last season Blackburn had three different managers and players who didn’t look like they wanted to be there. They had no chance. No chance at all.

On the field now it’s much better. They’ve got a settled team and a settled manager and players who know what they’re doing and who want to do well for the club.

Whether all that will that be enough to get Blackburn into play-offs this season, I don’t know.

But all they can do is win their final two games and hope results go their way.

If those results don’t go their way, and they don’t get in the play-offs, at least they will have finished the season on a high with two more wins.

And that will give themselves a bit of confidence and the fans a bit of confidence going into next season because to go 12 games unbeaten in this division would be something not to be sniffed at.

Blackburn are already 10 games unbeaten and while they have dropped points in that run, it is still a good achievement as it’s such a tight division with some good teams in it.

A big part of Blackburn’s unbeaten run has been the form and goals of Rudy Gestede.

And the good news is, at 25, there’s still more to come from him – and from Jordan Rhodes.

They’ve got 34 goals between them for the season now and he’s really beginning to take the weight off Jordan’s shoulders.

You’re always going to get a time when one of your strikers isn’t scoring so hopefully the other will get the goals.

But when they’re both scoring, like Rudy and Jordan are at the moment, it’s brilliant. Here’s hoping they continue at The Valley tomorrow.

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3:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cruzy_cruz says...

Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector. cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -8

3:23pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dallydally says...

Totally agree. GB has steadied the ship but that's all it will remain during his tenure - steady. He hasn't the charisma like say a Dyche who has galvanised his squad impressively
Totally agree. GB has steadied the ship but that's all it will remain during his tenure - steady. He hasn't the charisma like say a Dyche who has galvanised his squad impressively dallydally
  • Score: 1

3:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

cruzy_cruz says...

Charisma is the least of the things he needs even if it is the one he would find the hardest to attain.
Charisma is the least of the things he needs even if it is the one he would find the hardest to attain. cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -7

3:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

McClaret says...

Rovers have given themselves a chance. Well done Simon, did you work that out all on your own?
Rovers have given themselves a chance. Well done Simon, did you work that out all on your own? McClaret
  • Score: -7

4:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
Anybody in mind?
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]Anybody in mind? Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 4

4:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
Anybody in mind?
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]Anybody in mind? Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Fri 25 Apr 14

SteppBladder says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
Setting your sights a bit low CC, why not go for a manager who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 10 wins?
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]Setting your sights a bit low CC, why not go for a manager who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 10 wins? SteppBladder
  • Score: 4

4:43pm Fri 25 Apr 14

ghost of sceptic says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
Anybody in mind?
Alan Pardew. He will be available soon as Moyes takes over at Newcastle. And the headline should read, Rovers give themselves virtually no chance after a succession of points dropped in recent games.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]Anybody in mind?[/p][/quote]Alan Pardew. He will be available soon as Moyes takes over at Newcastle. And the headline should read, Rovers give themselves virtually no chance after a succession of points dropped in recent games. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: -4

4:58pm Fri 25 Apr 14

McClaret says...

Remember Pardew at Southampton?
Remember Pardew at Southampton? McClaret
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Fri 25 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

SG column is a wonderful read for us Clarets. Clutching at straws and drowning in his own vile hatred of The Clarets. What a season for Burnley. What a season of misery for SG. I am sure he will be tuned in on Saturday to watch the promotion party...........not !
SG column is a wonderful read for us Clarets. Clutching at straws and drowning in his own vile hatred of The Clarets. What a season for Burnley. What a season of misery for SG. I am sure he will be tuned in on Saturday to watch the promotion party...........not ! FCBurnley
  • Score: -4

5:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

ghost of sceptic wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
Anybody in mind?
Alan Pardew. He will be available soon as Moyes takes over at Newcastle. And the headline should read, Rovers give themselves virtually no chance after a succession of points dropped in recent games.
Of course! Venkys will be queuing up to buy him out of his eight year contract.
[quote][p][bold]ghost of sceptic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]Anybody in mind?[/p][/quote]Alan Pardew. He will be available soon as Moyes takes over at Newcastle. And the headline should read, Rovers give themselves virtually no chance after a succession of points dropped in recent games.[/p][/quote]Of course! Venkys will be queuing up to buy him out of his eight year contract. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 1

6:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

greenscreener says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
What we really need are some more fans who actually support their club and get behind their manager when we need it most.

Two games to go and all you can do on the eve of the match is moan.

Will you be down at Charlton booing at the kick off ?
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]What we really need are some more fans who actually support their club and get behind their manager when we need it most. Two games to go and all you can do on the eve of the match is moan. Will you be down at Charlton booing at the kick off ? greenscreener
  • Score: 8

7:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

unclejacklegend says...

Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season.

I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots.

Bowyer in, boo boys out
Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season. I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots. Bowyer in, boo boys out unclejacklegend
  • Score: 3

7:10pm Fri 25 Apr 14

dangerous dave says...

beginning to think Mr Garner has become one of the PR men for the Venkys along with KG - Bowyer simply not good enough and the Rovers haven't a cat in hell s chance of getting sixth place!!! 44 played 16 won says it all with no consistency other than being inconsistent!!
If Bowyer stays then we are in for more of the same next season both on the field and off with more freebies and loan players without the bottle or experience to get us out off the Championship - I'm afraid under the current regime we are destined for nothing more than Championship footbalL or lower!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
beginning to think Mr Garner has become one of the PR men for the Venkys along with KG - Bowyer simply not good enough and the Rovers haven't a cat in hell s chance of getting sixth place!!! 44 played 16 won says it all with no consistency other than being inconsistent!! If Bowyer stays then we are in for more of the same next season both on the field and off with more freebies and loan players without the bottle or experience to get us out off the Championship - I'm afraid under the current regime we are destined for nothing more than Championship footbalL or lower!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -5

7:43pm Fri 25 Apr 14

RoversNorthEast says...

After this season we should be breaking whats left of the bank to get someone like Souness in and give him money.

Take a gamble to get back into premier or sink anyway with the FFP
After this season we should be breaking whats left of the bank to get someone like Souness in and give him money. Take a gamble to get back into premier or sink anyway with the FFP RoversNorthEast
  • Score: 0

8:07pm Fri 25 Apr 14

jimluftas says...

It's just full of dingles and sh1te talkers on these pages nowadays. Pardew? Souness? Is there a rovers story that the sad, bitter brigade from bunleh haven't had an opinion on?!
It's just full of dingles and sh1te talkers on these pages nowadays. Pardew? Souness? Is there a rovers story that the sad, bitter brigade from bunleh haven't had an opinion on?! jimluftas
  • Score: 2

8:13pm Fri 25 Apr 14

owd nick says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
And that manager would be?

Another of the merry go round bunch of no-hopers that blight clubs every season with their inane ( and more often than not unattainable) promises while milking the club for every penny they can get?

Whoever it is they may just get lucky,some do, but the vast majority of managers on the circuit are actually failures, most with multiple noose marks round their necks when you come to think about it.

What is it? 90 odd managers in the league.

1 wins the PL.
4 (or 5) get into the European comps.
1 wins FA Cup
Ditto League Cup and Johnson's Paints Trophy.

3 are promoted as champions from Lower Leagues, 3 as runners up, 3 from play offs.

How many get their clubs relegated? 11? 12?

I make that 18 possible successful managers.but many more than that will be sacked at the end of this season, 36 have been sacked so far this season, roughly half of these are back in full employment with other clubs, this is the pool of failures you will be trawling from with no promise of success.

Right now in GB we have a new face who hasn't been tarred with the brush of failure, he might not be the most charismatic of guys but he's done ok so far, he kept us up last season for one and he's done a decent job writing some of the wrongs this season.

He deserves another go next season.

You need to think about that with Portsmouth in mind. How many managers have they had?
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]And that manager would be? Another of the merry go round bunch of no-hopers that blight clubs every season with their inane ( and more often than not unattainable) promises while milking the club for every penny they can get? Whoever it is they may just get lucky,some do, but the vast majority of managers on the circuit are actually failures, most with multiple noose marks round their necks when you come to think about it. What is it? 90 odd managers in the league. 1 wins the PL. 4 (or 5) get into the European comps. 1 wins FA Cup Ditto League Cup and Johnson's Paints Trophy. 3 are promoted as champions from Lower Leagues, 3 as runners up, 3 from play offs. How many get their clubs relegated? 11? 12? I make that 18 possible successful managers.but many more than that will be sacked at the end of this season, 36 have been sacked so far this season, roughly half of these are back in full employment with other clubs, this is the pool of failures you will be trawling from with no promise of success. Right now in GB we have a new face who hasn't been tarred with the brush of failure, he might not be the most charismatic of guys but he's done ok so far, he kept us up last season for one and he's done a decent job writing some of the wrongs this season. He deserves another go next season. You need to think about that with Portsmouth in mind. How many managers have they had? owd nick
  • Score: 2

9:53pm Fri 25 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Great win tonight for Brighton. Looking bleak now Simon. Haaaaaaaaaa!
Great win tonight for Brighton. Looking bleak now Simon. Haaaaaaaaaa! FCBurnley
  • Score: -3

11:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

burnleyfan4life says...

unclejacklegend wrote:
Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season.

I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots.

Bowyer in, boo boys out
I am at a loss as to what your expectations are/were - Bowyer has done a mighty fine job - turned around your squad, got rid of most overpaid idiots that were on a final payday and replaced them with a few good hungry youngish players with great potential. The fact that you fell you should have won more is testament to the job he has done!!. Before Bowyer last year you were heading for league 1 now you towards the top end of the table. Any further improvement next year will see you challenging - As a fan of football in East Lancs I am amazed at Rovers fans wanting him out?? - You have a guy doing a good job whilst srill learning which he his - The players want to play for him - he cares about the club etc. Most of the recent signings are a credit to him. There isnt a big pot of money to be spent - Bowyer will get you challenging next year as long as he is not forced to sell - Get behind him as changing things could undo the good work he has done for you
[quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season. I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots. Bowyer in, boo boys out[/p][/quote]I am at a loss as to what your expectations are/were - Bowyer has done a mighty fine job - turned around your squad, got rid of most overpaid idiots that were on a final payday and replaced them with a few good hungry youngish players with great potential. The fact that you fell you should have won more is testament to the job he has done!!. Before Bowyer last year you were heading for league 1 now you towards the top end of the table. Any further improvement next year will see you challenging - As a fan of football in East Lancs I am amazed at Rovers fans wanting him out?? - You have a guy doing a good job whilst srill learning which he his - The players want to play for him - he cares about the club etc. Most of the recent signings are a credit to him. There isnt a big pot of money to be spent - Bowyer will get you challenging next year as long as he is not forced to sell - Get behind him as changing things could undo the good work he has done for you burnleyfan4life
  • Score: 2

7:24am Sat 26 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

burnleyfan4life wrote:
unclejacklegend wrote:
Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season.

I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots.

Bowyer in, boo boys out
I am at a loss as to what your expectations are/were - Bowyer has done a mighty fine job - turned around your squad, got rid of most overpaid idiots that were on a final payday and replaced them with a few good hungry youngish players with great potential. The fact that you fell you should have won more is testament to the job he has done!!. Before Bowyer last year you were heading for league 1 now you towards the top end of the table. Any further improvement next year will see you challenging - As a fan of football in East Lancs I am amazed at Rovers fans wanting him out?? - You have a guy doing a good job whilst srill learning which he his - The players want to play for him - he cares about the club etc. Most of the recent signings are a credit to him. There isnt a big pot of money to be spent - Bowyer will get you challenging next year as long as he is not forced to sell - Get behind him as changing things could undo the good work he has done for you
Agreed Burnley fan..........Some folk think success can be instant and are disappointed when reality kicks in and realise that it's not.
I can only see us getting better next season as you say and challenging for the playoffs as this team, which is not complete yet, gels and grows in confidence along with the manager.
Have you noticed we have our very own Lord Haw Haw posting his propaganda almost every day?
[quote][p][bold]burnleyfan4life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season. I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots. Bowyer in, boo boys out[/p][/quote]I am at a loss as to what your expectations are/were - Bowyer has done a mighty fine job - turned around your squad, got rid of most overpaid idiots that were on a final payday and replaced them with a few good hungry youngish players with great potential. The fact that you fell you should have won more is testament to the job he has done!!. Before Bowyer last year you were heading for league 1 now you towards the top end of the table. Any further improvement next year will see you challenging - As a fan of football in East Lancs I am amazed at Rovers fans wanting him out?? - You have a guy doing a good job whilst srill learning which he his - The players want to play for him - he cares about the club etc. Most of the recent signings are a credit to him. There isnt a big pot of money to be spent - Bowyer will get you challenging next year as long as he is not forced to sell - Get behind him as changing things could undo the good work he has done for you[/p][/quote]Agreed Burnley fan..........Some folk think success can be instant and are disappointed when reality kicks in and realise that it's not. I can only see us getting better next season as you say and challenging for the playoffs as this team, which is not complete yet, gels and grows in confidence along with the manager. Have you noticed we have our very own Lord Haw Haw posting his propaganda almost every day? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

8:08am Sat 26 Apr 14

owd nick says...

burnleyfan4life wrote:
unclejacklegend wrote:
Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season.

I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots.

Bowyer in, boo boys out
I am at a loss as to what your expectations are/were - Bowyer has done a mighty fine job - turned around your squad, got rid of most overpaid idiots that were on a final payday and replaced them with a few good hungry youngish players with great potential. The fact that you fell you should have won more is testament to the job he has done!!. Before Bowyer last year you were heading for league 1 now you towards the top end of the table. Any further improvement next year will see you challenging - As a fan of football in East Lancs I am amazed at Rovers fans wanting him out?? - You have a guy doing a good job whilst srill learning which he his - The players want to play for him - he cares about the club etc. Most of the recent signings are a credit to him. There isnt a big pot of money to be spent - Bowyer will get you challenging next year as long as he is not forced to sell - Get behind him as changing things could undo the good work he has done for you
Wow, a Burnley fan talking sense, pity the negative side of the Rovers fanbase cant seethe wood from the trees.

Some of the managers being commented on on just this thread are laughable.

What exactly has Pardew actually achieved in the last 10 years? Apart from spending millions of other people's money. He has deserted more clubs for "better things" than Casanova did lovers.

Souness was great for Rovers in the past, but he's past it, grown fat on the easy life of a pundit.

We need a young, hungry manager with a young, hungry team that care about the club, GB fits the bill as do the players he is signing, if they don't come up to scratch they will be out of the door.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyfan4life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season. I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots. Bowyer in, boo boys out[/p][/quote]I am at a loss as to what your expectations are/were - Bowyer has done a mighty fine job - turned around your squad, got rid of most overpaid idiots that were on a final payday and replaced them with a few good hungry youngish players with great potential. The fact that you fell you should have won more is testament to the job he has done!!. Before Bowyer last year you were heading for league 1 now you towards the top end of the table. Any further improvement next year will see you challenging - As a fan of football in East Lancs I am amazed at Rovers fans wanting him out?? - You have a guy doing a good job whilst srill learning which he his - The players want to play for him - he cares about the club etc. Most of the recent signings are a credit to him. There isnt a big pot of money to be spent - Bowyer will get you challenging next year as long as he is not forced to sell - Get behind him as changing things could undo the good work he has done for you[/p][/quote]Wow, a Burnley fan talking sense, pity the negative side of the Rovers fanbase cant seethe wood from the trees. Some of the managers being commented on on just this thread are laughable. What exactly has Pardew actually achieved in the last 10 years? Apart from spending millions of other people's money. He has deserted more clubs for "better things" than Casanova did lovers. Souness was great for Rovers in the past, but he's past it, grown fat on the easy life of a pundit. We need a young, hungry manager with a young, hungry team that care about the club, GB fits the bill as do the players he is signing, if they don't come up to scratch they will be out of the door. owd nick
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10:28am Sat 26 Apr 14

Rishtonian says...

unclejacklegend wrote:
Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season.

I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots.

Bowyer in, boo boys out
Could not agree more as a Rovers supporter for 55Yrs I think some of our supporters are a disgrace especially the stay away glory hunters from the walkers stand
[quote][p][bold]unclejacklegend[/bold] wrote: Would love for Bowyer to have us challenging at the top next season, just to prove you fickle bunch wrong. What a job he has done in 12 months, with no money after saving us from relegation last season. I seem to recall Leicester fans wanting Nigel Pearson out last season and Burnley fans stating that the club was going nowhere in its current state. Idiots. Bowyer in, boo boys out[/p][/quote]Could not agree more as a Rovers supporter for 55Yrs I think some of our supporters are a disgrace especially the stay away glory hunters from the walkers stand Rishtonian
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2:17pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Burnley59/60 says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
Simon.

If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts.

Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws.

We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.
tHE CLARETS WILL NOT BE TANKED MAKE NO MISTAKE THE GINGER ONE IS WELL UP TO THE TASK,NOW BLUES A WIN TODAY WE HAVE JUST HELPED WITH IPSWICH,I WANT THE DERBY WHERE IT BELONG,S GOOD LUCK TO THE BLUES TODAY OUT WITH VENKYS NOW PARASITES NO PLACE FOR THEM IN SUCH A FINE HISTORIC CLUB YES IM A CLARET AND IT WAS PURE JOY BEATING YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35 YEARS BUT I WANT BOTH CLUBS BRITISH OWNED AND IN THE TOP FLIGHT G-D ALONE KNOWS WHAT THE TRUST THOUGHT THEY WERE DOING LETTING THESE CLOWNS NEAR ROVERS !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: Simon. If Rovers are to avoid a Portsmouth then promotion is needed this season or at the very least next season. Even if we then spend a season (like Burnley) being totally battered in the Premier League the money gained will save the club from prolongued Venky ownership and death by a thousand cuts. Mr Average hasn't the nous or the acumen to deliver it. Pontificating about going 10 games unbeaten whilst making draws with all and sundry isn't worth a ****. We need somone who can give us a 10 game unbeaten run consisting of 7 wins and 3 draws rather than 3 wins and 7 surrendering draws. We need a manager not a glorified youth team cone collector.[/p][/quote]tHE CLARETS WILL NOT BE TANKED MAKE NO MISTAKE THE GINGER ONE IS WELL UP TO THE TASK,NOW BLUES A WIN TODAY WE HAVE JUST HELPED WITH IPSWICH,I WANT THE DERBY WHERE IT BELONG,S GOOD LUCK TO THE BLUES TODAY OUT WITH VENKYS NOW PARASITES NO PLACE FOR THEM IN SUCH A FINE HISTORIC CLUB YES IM A CLARET AND IT WAS PURE JOY BEATING YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35 YEARS BUT I WANT BOTH CLUBS BRITISH OWNED AND IN THE TOP FLIGHT G-D ALONE KNOWS WHAT THE TRUST THOUGHT THEY WERE DOING LETTING THESE CLOWNS NEAR ROVERS !!!!! Burnley59/60
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