Olsson focused on Rovers' top six bid rather than future

Markus Olsson

Markus Olsson

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

MARKUS Olsson insists his focus is solely on Blackburn Rovers’ must-win final match of the season – and not his own future.

The in-form Rovers left-back is out of contract at the end of a campaign in which he has made just eight appearances.

But when asked whether he thinks about what will happen come the summer, Olsson said: “No, actually I don’t. People ask me that question but I don’t.”

Instead Olsson is concentrating on Saturday’s visit of top-six rivals Wigan Athletic to Ewood Park and helping Rovers get the win they need to stand any chance of making the play-offs.

Gary Bowyer’s resurgent side moved within three points of sixth place with a 3-1 victory at Charlton Athletic at the weekend.

And Olsson said: “It’s going to go down to the last game and we still have a chance.

“We’ve got good confidence in the team and many players in the team are playing well.

“We’re still in there so nobody is thinking negatively.

“Wigan are a good team but so are we and we have been playing well recently so it’s going to be a good game.”

Olsson is set to start Saturday’s clash after producing impressive performances in the wins over Charlton Athletic and Birmingham City.

The Sweden international returned to the Rovers starting line-up after previous ever present Tommy Spurr succumbed to a groin injury.

And Olsson, who had previously made only one league start this season, is relishing the chance to impress.

The full-back said: “It means a lot (to be playing).

“I haven’t been involved so much but I have been involved in the last two good games.

“I think in both games we played very well. We played the ball around the park, finding each other, and everybody was moving around and wanting the ball.”

To finish in the top six Rovers require Brighton & Hove Albion to lose at Nottingham Forest on Saturday as well as beating Wigan – and, in all probability, by a big margin.

But the fact that Rovers have scored 27 goals in their last 11 unbeaten games gives Olsson hope.

The 25-year-old said: “We’ve been creating loads of chances.

“We’ve not been scoring all of them but at least we are creating a lot.

“We’ve scored seven goals in two games, we’re happy with that and we just need to keep going.”

Olsson has made 38 appearances and scored one goal since arriving at Ewood Park from Swedish outfit Halmstads in January 2012. Along with midfielder David Dunn, Olsson is one of two senior Rovers players out of contract in the summer.

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8:34am Tue 29 Apr 14

jinkyjase says...

If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.
If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour. jinkyjase
  • Score: -4

9:16am Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Desperate.

You simply aren't good enough for the play-off's. You have done nothing all season to deserve a place in the top six, and believe it or not if you lose your last game against Wigan you could finish 11th.
Desperate. You simply aren't good enough for the play-off's. You have done nothing all season to deserve a place in the top six, and believe it or not if you lose your last game against Wigan you could finish 11th. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -21

9:30am Tue 29 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

jinkyjase wrote:
If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.
Wigan should win tonight, I have actually backed them to on one of my accumulators, but in saying that, this is a MUST win for Birmingham too, a loss tonight virtually leaves them relegated... So there's a good chance that tonight's game could pan out in our favour! This would leave us with the final game of the season being the decider for us... However..... To snatch a playoff spot at the final post (regardless of the goal difference situation), would mean Brighton have to lose to Forest, which is the game where I think we will be done anyway, Brighton win and there's a good chance they are in the playoffs, forest have no chance now, so probably won't have the same fight as Brighton
[quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.[/p][/quote]Wigan should win tonight, I have actually backed them to on one of my accumulators, but in saying that, this is a MUST win for Birmingham too, a loss tonight virtually leaves them relegated... So there's a good chance that tonight's game could pan out in our favour! This would leave us with the final game of the season being the decider for us... However..... To snatch a playoff spot at the final post (regardless of the goal difference situation), would mean Brighton have to lose to Forest, which is the game where I think we will be done anyway, Brighton win and there's a good chance they are in the playoffs, forest have no chance now, so probably won't have the same fight as Brighton ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 5

9:36am Tue 29 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
jinkyjase wrote:
If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.
Wigan should win tonight, I have actually backed them to on one of my accumulators, but in saying that, this is a MUST win for Birmingham too, a loss tonight virtually leaves them relegated... So there's a good chance that tonight's game could pan out in our favour! This would leave us with the final game of the season being the decider for us... However..... To snatch a playoff spot at the final post (regardless of the goal difference situation), would mean Brighton have to lose to Forest, which is the game where I think we will be done anyway, Brighton win and there's a good chance they are in the playoffs, forest have no chance now, so probably won't have the same fight as Brighton
Oh... By the way... If we go to a point where we have equal goal difference with Wigan and goals scored decide the playoff spot, we're laughing, they have scored 57 and we have scored 66... Just shows how well Burnley have defended with 70 goals scored!
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.[/p][/quote]Wigan should win tonight, I have actually backed them to on one of my accumulators, but in saying that, this is a MUST win for Birmingham too, a loss tonight virtually leaves them relegated... So there's a good chance that tonight's game could pan out in our favour! This would leave us with the final game of the season being the decider for us... However..... To snatch a playoff spot at the final post (regardless of the goal difference situation), would mean Brighton have to lose to Forest, which is the game where I think we will be done anyway, Brighton win and there's a good chance they are in the playoffs, forest have no chance now, so probably won't have the same fight as Brighton[/p][/quote]Oh... By the way... If we go to a point where we have equal goal difference with Wigan and goals scored decide the playoff spot, we're laughing, they have scored 57 and we have scored 66... Just shows how well Burnley have defended with 70 goals scored! ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 7

9:51am Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Goal difference?
Goals scored?

Scraping the barrel now aren't we.

Just give it up, you're not good enough.
Goal difference? Goals scored? Scraping the barrel now aren't we. Just give it up, you're not good enough. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -20

9:57am Tue 29 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

...and the OCDingle is back in the room
...and the OCDingle is back in the room hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 4

10:09am Tue 29 Apr 14

French Rover says...

Whatever happens this week it`s already been a much better season than most Roverites could have hoped for and this long unbeaten run has set us up nicley for next season.

Shame we didnt get the three points in some cruical games against poor sides that we should have hammered (Like Yeovil, Shef Wed and Burnley for example) but then all the teams around us vying for that sixth spot now can say that too. Its not been a great championship season, no outstanding teams have emerged and the ones that are going up are there for their consistency rather than for their flair and will struggle because of that.

But we have reached the end of a season where we can look forwards for a change now, rather than looking back, so thats a big step forward for the club. All may not be perfect but its a darn sight better than it has been for some considerable time.
Whatever happens this week it`s already been a much better season than most Roverites could have hoped for and this long unbeaten run has set us up nicley for next season. Shame we didnt get the three points in some cruical games against poor sides that we should have hammered (Like Yeovil, Shef Wed and Burnley for example) but then all the teams around us vying for that sixth spot now can say that too. Its not been a great championship season, no outstanding teams have emerged and the ones that are going up are there for their consistency rather than for their flair and will struggle because of that. But we have reached the end of a season where we can look forwards for a change now, rather than looking back, so thats a big step forward for the club. All may not be perfect but its a darn sight better than it has been for some considerable time. French Rover
  • Score: 13

10:14am Tue 29 Apr 14

SteppBladder says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
...and the OCDingle is back in the room
I've stopped replying to him and his many disguises (I don’t believe he is a dingle, just a troll I think). It only encourages him. I've even stopped giving him the thumbs down because that also seems to encourage him - he still writes the same old garbage. He clearly needs professional help for his obsession - I have posted links previously, I really do hope that one day he takes them up.

Back to the article, does Markus deserve another contract? A few months ago I would have said no but now am not so sure. Looks like GB might have him in his longer term plans. What do people think? Is he too much tainted by his association with the old regime?
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: ...and the OCDingle is back in the room[/p][/quote]I've stopped replying to him and his many disguises (I don’t believe he is a dingle, just a troll I think). It only encourages him. I've even stopped giving him the thumbs down because that also seems to encourage him - he still writes the same old garbage. He clearly needs professional help for his obsession - I have posted links previously, I really do hope that one day he takes them up. Back to the article, does Markus deserve another contract? A few months ago I would have said no but now am not so sure. Looks like GB might have him in his longer term plans. What do people think? Is he too much tainted by his association with the old regime? SteppBladder
  • Score: 3

10:22am Tue 29 Apr 14

Dublin rover says...

French Rover wrote:
Whatever happens this week it`s already been a much better season than most Roverites could have hoped for and this long unbeaten run has set us up nicley for next season.

Shame we didnt get the three points in some cruical games against poor sides that we should have hammered (Like Yeovil, Shef Wed and Burnley for example) but then all the teams around us vying for that sixth spot now can say that too. Its not been a great championship season, no outstanding teams have emerged and the ones that are going up are there for their consistency rather than for their flair and will struggle because of that.

But we have reached the end of a season where we can look forwards for a change now, rather than looking back, so thats a big step forward for the club. All may not be perfect but its a darn sight better than it has been for some considerable time.
Spot on french
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Whatever happens this week it`s already been a much better season than most Roverites could have hoped for and this long unbeaten run has set us up nicley for next season. Shame we didnt get the three points in some cruical games against poor sides that we should have hammered (Like Yeovil, Shef Wed and Burnley for example) but then all the teams around us vying for that sixth spot now can say that too. Its not been a great championship season, no outstanding teams have emerged and the ones that are going up are there for their consistency rather than for their flair and will struggle because of that. But we have reached the end of a season where we can look forwards for a change now, rather than looking back, so thats a big step forward for the club. All may not be perfect but its a darn sight better than it has been for some considerable time.[/p][/quote]Spot on french Dublin rover
  • Score: 2

10:29am Tue 29 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Olsson, if committed (which he looks to be) and can stay injury free, is a good player for this league but he is going to have to accept a significant pay cut to stay.

This season has been a period of transition with a necessarily high turnover of players and the background work has started to show over the last couple of months that apart from the odd **** up, Burnley, Shef Weds and Yeovil to be precise, these players are starting to gel very nicely indeed.

It is probably too late but as has been said many times before "Football is a funny old game".

Birmingham have to win tonight for themselves or I suspect they will be going down, Wigan are actually a decent side but the number of games they have played this year is probably showing on them now, hence the sudden drop in form.

Tonight should be interesting and if it works out for us Saturday will be electric, form and confidence counts for a lot in situations like this.

All we really need is a little bit of Burnley's luck, from what I have seen of them this season they have used 10 years worth in one go.
Olsson, if committed (which he looks to be) and can stay injury free, is a good player for this league but he is going to have to accept a significant pay cut to stay. This season has been a period of transition with a necessarily high turnover of players and the background work has started to show over the last couple of months that apart from the odd **** up, Burnley, Shef Weds and Yeovil to be precise, these players are starting to gel very nicely indeed. It is probably too late but as has been said many times before "Football is a funny old game". Birmingham have to win tonight for themselves or I suspect they will be going down, Wigan are actually a decent side but the number of games they have played this year is probably showing on them now, hence the sudden drop in form. Tonight should be interesting and if it works out for us Saturday will be electric, form and confidence counts for a lot in situations like this. All we really need is a little bit of Burnley's luck, from what I have seen of them this season they have used 10 years worth in one go. owd nick
  • Score: 3

10:30am Tue 29 Apr 14

owd nick says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
...and the OCDingle is back in the room
Best to ignore, don't give it another chance to wreck another Rovers thread.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: ...and the OCDingle is back in the room[/p][/quote]Best to ignore, don't give it another chance to wreck another Rovers thread. owd nick
  • Score: 3

10:55am Tue 29 Apr 14

bboyrovers says...

We have had a pretty good season if we are all being honest with each other.
After last seasons shambles, the amount of players coming into the club and all the players leaving - im suprised we have done so well.
Its gonna be interesting if wigan lose tonight.. will they park the bus on saturday or would they also need a win? If they do need the win; its gonba be one hell of a game!
Have to say im glad me and the family are making the long trip to catch it!
We have had a pretty good season if we are all being honest with each other. After last seasons shambles, the amount of players coming into the club and all the players leaving - im suprised we have done so well. Its gonna be interesting if wigan lose tonight.. will they park the bus on saturday or would they also need a win? If they do need the win; its gonba be one hell of a game! Have to say im glad me and the family are making the long trip to catch it! bboyrovers
  • Score: 3

11:02am Tue 29 Apr 14

bboyrovers says...

bboyrovers wrote:
We have had a pretty good season if we are all being honest with each other.
After last seasons shambles, the amount of players coming into the club and all the players leaving - im suprised we have done so well.
Its gonna be interesting if wigan lose tonight.. will they park the bus on saturday or would they also need a win? If they do need the win; its gonba be one hell of a game!
Have to say im glad me and the family are making the long trip to catch it!
Scratch that - they just need a draw if they lose tonight..
[quote][p][bold]bboyrovers[/bold] wrote: We have had a pretty good season if we are all being honest with each other. After last seasons shambles, the amount of players coming into the club and all the players leaving - im suprised we have done so well. Its gonna be interesting if wigan lose tonight.. will they park the bus on saturday or would they also need a win? If they do need the win; its gonba be one hell of a game! Have to say im glad me and the family are making the long trip to catch it![/p][/quote]Scratch that - they just need a draw if they lose tonight.. bboyrovers
  • Score: 1

11:08am Tue 29 Apr 14

jinkyjase says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Goal difference?
Goals scored?

Scraping the barrel now aren't we.

Just give it up, you're not good enough.
Have you forgotten the last 30 odd years scruff?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Goal difference? Goals scored? Scraping the barrel now aren't we. Just give it up, you're not good enough.[/p][/quote]Have you forgotten the last 30 odd years scruff? jinkyjase
  • Score: 0

11:25am Tue 29 Apr 14

Colonel Rupert Montague-Humphrey III says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Goal difference?
Goals scored?

Scraping the barrel now aren't we.

Just give it up, you're not good enough.
Hello there, it's the Colonel here: Couldn't agree more old boy, these Blackburnians will still be talking about reaching the Championship play-offs in July!

As honorary vice president of the Pendle & District Under Water Wood Welding Society (PDUWWWS), I'm pleased to confirm Sean Dyche will not be leaving Burnley FC & that the mighty claret machine will finish comfortably in the top 10 of the EPL next season, which will be followed by decades of Premier League status and Cup success.
I also have it on good authority that the Rovers of Blackburn are to be deducted 50 points prior to the start of next season due to unpaid tax deficits relating to player contract discrepancies that saw Myles Anderson claim to be a footballer when in actual fact he was assistant to the toilet hygiene team leader at the Accrington KFC restaurant. Furthermore, The Venkys will walk away from Ewood Park as it would appear Blackburn supporters are more interested/jealous in Burnley FC, their far greater fan base, stadium and trophy haul.

Thanking you kindly, regards Colonel RMH III
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Goal difference? Goals scored? Scraping the barrel now aren't we. Just give it up, you're not good enough.[/p][/quote]Hello there, it's the Colonel here: Couldn't agree more old boy, these Blackburnians will still be talking about reaching the Championship play-offs in July! As honorary vice president of the Pendle & District Under Water Wood Welding Society (PDUWWWS), I'm pleased to confirm Sean Dyche will not be leaving Burnley FC & that the mighty claret machine will finish comfortably in the top 10 of the EPL next season, which will be followed by decades of Premier League status and Cup success. I also have it on good authority that the Rovers of Blackburn are to be deducted 50 points prior to the start of next season due to unpaid tax deficits relating to player contract discrepancies that saw Myles Anderson claim to be a footballer when in actual fact he was assistant to the toilet hygiene team leader at the Accrington KFC restaurant. Furthermore, The Venkys will walk away from Ewood Park as it would appear Blackburn supporters are more interested/jealous in Burnley FC, their far greater fan base, stadium and trophy haul. Thanking you kindly, regards Colonel RMH III Colonel Rupert Montague-Humphrey III
  • Score: -11

12:45pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

jinkyjase wrote:
If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.
Even if Wigan draw tonight we can't catch them. That would leave us needing the dingles to give Reading a good spanking (say 4-0) and us to give Wigan a similar spanking say (4-0) and for Forest to beat Brighton. All more than a bit unlikely.

However, if Birmingham win against Wigan tonight, we have to beat Wigan by 3-0 to overtake them (and still rely on Brighton losing). Still unlikely but not impossible.

So in summary, if Birmingham fail to beat Wigan our season is over. If Birmingham can win tonight, there is still hope.
[quote][p][bold]jinkyjase[/bold] wrote: If Wigan win tonight it's all over for us even before a ball is kicked saturday surely LET? Because Wigan beating Birmingham would leave us a point behind Reading and Brighton with a goal difference of 7 in their favour.[/p][/quote]Even if Wigan draw tonight we can't catch them. That would leave us needing the dingles to give Reading a good spanking (say 4-0) and us to give Wigan a similar spanking say (4-0) and for Forest to beat Brighton. All more than a bit unlikely. However, if Birmingham win against Wigan tonight, we have to beat Wigan by 3-0 to overtake them (and still rely on Brighton losing). Still unlikely but not impossible. So in summary, if Birmingham fail to beat Wigan our season is over. If Birmingham can win tonight, there is still hope. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

bboyrovers wrote:
We have had a pretty good season if we are all being honest with each other.
After last seasons shambles, the amount of players coming into the club and all the players leaving - im suprised we have done so well.
Its gonna be interesting if wigan lose tonight.. will they park the bus on saturday or would they also need a win? If they do need the win; its gonba be one hell of a game!
Have to say im glad me and the family are making the long trip to catch it!
If Wigan lose tonight they do actually need the win on Saturday, or Brighton can take their place... They won't know the outcome until after their game, so I can't see them parking the bus
[quote][p][bold]bboyrovers[/bold] wrote: We have had a pretty good season if we are all being honest with each other. After last seasons shambles, the amount of players coming into the club and all the players leaving - im suprised we have done so well. Its gonna be interesting if wigan lose tonight.. will they park the bus on saturday or would they also need a win? If they do need the win; its gonba be one hell of a game! Have to say im glad me and the family are making the long trip to catch it![/p][/quote]If Wigan lose tonight they do actually need the win on Saturday, or Brighton can take their place... They won't know the outcome until after their game, so I can't see them parking the bus ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 2

1:12pm Tue 29 Apr 14

A Darener says...

"If" is a very big word!
"If" is a very big word! A Darener
  • Score: 2

1:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

A Darener wrote:
"If" is a very big word!
It sure is, as said in my comment above, which the dingle tried to troll (even though I was very honest in my opinion of rovers and burnley)... I have a feeling Birmingham could take the game tonight in an attempt to save themselves from relegation... It's the Brighton/Forest game I think is where our playoff hopes will end, Brighton with everything to play for and Forest with nothing to play for, unlike tonight's game, which could go either way
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: "If" is a very big word![/p][/quote]It sure is, as said in my comment above, which the dingle tried to troll (even though I was very honest in my opinion of rovers and burnley)... I have a feeling Birmingham could take the game tonight in an attempt to save themselves from relegation... It's the Brighton/Forest game I think is where our playoff hopes will end, Brighton with everything to play for and Forest with nothing to play for, unlike tonight's game, which could go either way ChrisDeBerg
  • Score: 4

1:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

I think its likely that Wigan will take the three points tonight knowing a win will guarantee their play-off spot. They are a big strong team capable of playing good football and I think they will have too much going forward for a demoralised Birmingham, who already have one foot in League One, to handle. Realistically I see us getting a draw at Reading on Saturday.

Sadly your efforts will come to nothing but a meaningless final game against Wigan in front of a miserable set of set of supporters who will make their feelings known towards Bowyer and Venky's when the final whistle goes as Wigan take the victory after playing without pressure and your 11th place in confirmed after Forest beat Brighton at home, Ipswich beat Sheffield Wednesday at home and Bournemouth win away at Millwall.

I predict a riot.
I think its likely that Wigan will take the three points tonight knowing a win will guarantee their play-off spot. They are a big strong team capable of playing good football and I think they will have too much going forward for a demoralised Birmingham, who already have one foot in League One, to handle. Realistically I see us getting a draw at Reading on Saturday. Sadly your efforts will come to nothing but a meaningless final game against Wigan in front of a miserable set of set of supporters who will make their feelings known towards Bowyer and Venky's when the final whistle goes as Wigan take the victory after playing without pressure and your 11th place in confirmed after Forest beat Brighton at home, Ipswich beat Sheffield Wednesday at home and Bournemouth win away at Millwall. I predict a riot. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -3

2:22pm Tue 29 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

Blackburn Rovers have come good just a week too late in my opinion, but on the plus side next season this squad will be ready for the challenge and l am confident they can make the step up,,as for the last game of the season Rovers will beat Wigan of that l have no doubt but it is unlikely the other results will go our way ,,but imagine the elation if they did.
Blackburn Rovers have come good just a week too late in my opinion, but on the plus side next season this squad will be ready for the challenge and l am confident they can make the step up,,as for the last game of the season Rovers will beat Wigan of that l have no doubt but it is unlikely the other results will go our way ,,but imagine the elation if they did. noddy57
  • Score: 3

2:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Even if the results went our way. Could we possibly progress through the playoffs? That would mean winning at least two more games two away from home. Not a eSy task.
Even if the results went our way. Could we possibly progress through the playoffs? That would mean winning at least two more games two away from home. Not a eSy task. A Darener
  • Score: -1

5:21pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

SteppBladder wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
...and the OCDingle is back in the room
I've stopped replying to him and his many disguises (I don’t believe he is a dingle, just a troll I think). It only encourages him. I've even stopped giving him the thumbs down because that also seems to encourage him - he still writes the same old garbage. He clearly needs professional help for his obsession - I have posted links previously, I really do hope that one day he takes them up.

Back to the article, does Markus deserve another contract? A few months ago I would have said no but now am not so sure. Looks like GB might have him in his longer term plans. What do people think? Is he too much tainted by his association with the old regime?
Your replying to him now you clown. He really gets to you lads doesn’t he. Dangerous Dave as well. Thing about Dave though, he may say some outrageous things but he’s certainly got your absent (except when queenie comes to town) owners weighed up.
[quote][p][bold]SteppBladder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: ...and the OCDingle is back in the room[/p][/quote]I've stopped replying to him and his many disguises (I don’t believe he is a dingle, just a troll I think). It only encourages him. I've even stopped giving him the thumbs down because that also seems to encourage him - he still writes the same old garbage. He clearly needs professional help for his obsession - I have posted links previously, I really do hope that one day he takes them up. Back to the article, does Markus deserve another contract? A few months ago I would have said no but now am not so sure. Looks like GB might have him in his longer term plans. What do people think? Is he too much tainted by his association with the old regime?[/p][/quote]Your replying to him now you clown. He really gets to you lads doesn’t he. Dangerous Dave as well. Thing about Dave though, he may say some outrageous things but he’s certainly got your absent (except when queenie comes to town) owners weighed up. Fan@clared
  • Score: -1

6:29am Wed 30 Apr 14

kiwipom73 says...

I know football players in general are not the brightest ...yet why can the Manager and players not understand that the game on Saturday will be nothing to Wigan (having achieved a play-off position...) ....PLUS Rovers have had basically no hope what so ever of getting anything out of this last game of the season except a little "local" pride for the last two games.
SO many chances missed the last month and certainly lack of that "killer instinct" on many occasions.
So many questions re next season and the Owners commitments to improving the squad . !?

I imagine that Wigan are very likely to rest key player and the game will be play out has a draw.
Still....an improvement indeed on last year...YET, the team would need to show the same amount of improvement in the playing squad and Management to be serious promotion contenders in 2014/15.
I know football players in general are not the brightest ...yet why can the Manager and players not understand that the game on Saturday will be nothing to Wigan (having achieved a play-off position...) ....PLUS Rovers have had basically no hope what so ever of getting anything out of this last game of the season except a little "local" pride for the last two games. SO many chances missed the last month and certainly lack of that "killer instinct" on many occasions. So many questions re next season and the Owners commitments to improving the squad . !? I imagine that Wigan are very likely to rest key player and the game will be play out has a draw. Still....an improvement indeed on last year...YET, the team would need to show the same amount of improvement in the playing squad and Management to be serious promotion contenders in 2014/15. kiwipom73
  • Score: -1

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