Dan Clough column: Last day drama shows Rovers progress

This Is Lancashire: Gary Bowyer Gary Bowyer

WHO would have thought that on the final day of this season Rovers would still have something to play for?

Six weeks ago we were written off by many sections of our own support after a disappointing year.

But there is a chance that, heading into Saturday’s huge match against our neighbours from down the M6, we could still sneak into that final play-off spot.

Admittedly it is unlikely, especially if Wigan turn Birmingham over tonight.

But to be in with a shout on the last day shows how far this side has come this season.

There are still the nay-sayers among the Ewood faithful, and indeed the team has been booed off the pitch at least three times during this 11-match unbeaten run.

All we can do on Saturday is go for it. Gary Bowyer needs to set out an attacking side and go for goals.

On our travels we have been scoring for fun, with 19 in the last six. And with goal difference being our real enemy in an unlikely push for sixth spot, we need to bring those goals back to Ewood this weekend.

Wigan have stuttered of late and, fingers crossed, they will do so again tonight.

But even if they don’t, we need Rhodes and Rudy to be back on fire and to really go for it.

Bowyer, although some just can’t see it, has brought us on leaps and bounds this season.

We already have nine more points now than we did in the whole of the last campaign.

Last season, 70 points (assuming we get the three on Saturday) would have been enough for sixth spot as Leicester did it with 68.

But the latter stages of this run of 11 games has shown a real change in character of this team.

A few weeks ago, Charlton could well have pegged us back after scoring when it was 2-0, and the same could have happened at Birmingham, but we managed to score again to put ourselves out of sight.

That ability to see out a game had been sadly absent in the draws against Sheffield Wednesday and Brighton.

But perhaps that hoodoo has finally been put to one side and we may just be capable of finally capturing that elusive third consecutive win.

Whatever happens on Saturday, to go 12 games unbeaten would be a real achievement for a side that was still in turmoil last season.

And what a catalyst it would be to build on, whether that be for a full-on promotion push next term or for a play-off semi-final against Derby.

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2:03pm Tue 29 Apr 14

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  • Score: -14

2:49pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MxMave says...

Why does Dan Clough feel the need to constantly lambaste the fans for booing Bowyer?

You already said it, we are 3 wins better off than last year but the way you talk, it sounds like we've won the league.

Draws and losses at home against teams like Huddersfield, Charlton, Yeovil & Doncaster are where this season was lost. Those games weren't particularly any individual players faults, we simply couldn't break down the opposition because of the strategies they played. Bowyer couldn't change the game in these situations. Eddie Howe was a good example of how a team tactically can win at Ewood.

And that is the problem in a nutshell and why the fans aren't shouting Bowyer is a miracle worker from the rooftops. There is not ONE game this year which Bowyer has positively affected by strategy. We have a half decent bunch of lads now, the players he brought in are decent, but he totally lacks tactical awareness.

I thought the Yeovil post match which Bowyer did was disgraceful, commenting on the fan's booing and not even alluding to any sort of understanding as to why the fans weren't happy. If one person disagrees with the majority of 14,000, how can he possibly come out and say he doesn't understand the booing when we drew 0-0 with the bottom team in the league at home and didn't even look like we were going to win. It's bullish statements like that which end careers Gary.

For me, the best outcome is that Gary stepped down to assistant an a more tactically astute manager be brought in, but the chances of that happening now are very low indeed, Bowyer will want another managerial role.
Why does Dan Clough feel the need to constantly lambaste the fans for booing Bowyer? You already said it, we are 3 wins better off than last year but the way you talk, it sounds like we've won the league. Draws and losses at home against teams like Huddersfield, Charlton, Yeovil & Doncaster are where this season was lost. Those games weren't particularly any individual players faults, we simply couldn't break down the opposition because of the strategies they played. Bowyer couldn't change the game in these situations. Eddie Howe was a good example of how a team tactically can win at Ewood. And that is the problem in a nutshell and why the fans aren't shouting Bowyer is a miracle worker from the rooftops. There is not ONE game this year which Bowyer has positively affected by strategy. We have a half decent bunch of lads now, the players he brought in are decent, but he totally lacks tactical awareness. I thought the Yeovil post match which Bowyer did was disgraceful, commenting on the fan's booing and not even alluding to any sort of understanding as to why the fans weren't happy. If one person disagrees with the majority of 14,000, how can he possibly come out and say he doesn't understand the booing when we drew 0-0 with the bottom team in the league at home and didn't even look like we were going to win. It's bullish statements like that which end careers Gary. For me, the best outcome is that Gary stepped down to assistant an a more tactically astute manager be brought in, but the chances of that happening now are very low indeed, Bowyer will want another managerial role. MxMave
  • Score: -18

3:36pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

IMO it's well done Gary Bowyer for halting the decline of the last three years. On top of that he's brought stability to a club in crisis and brought together a decent squad of players well capable, with a couple of additions, of making a real go of it in this division next season. All this against a background of having to ship out / loan out high earners and those not good enough yet for the first team squad.
This is a manager in his first season and still learning his trade but manages to give us a respectable finish which most of us couldn't have imagined at the start of the season.
Every manager has to start somewhere and IMO he deserves more time to continue the rebuilding job that he's started.
No club can expect overnight success and we're no different.
IMO it's well done Gary Bowyer for halting the decline of the last three years. On top of that he's brought stability to a club in crisis and brought together a decent squad of players well capable, with a couple of additions, of making a real go of it in this division next season. All this against a background of having to ship out / loan out high earners and those not good enough yet for the first team squad. This is a manager in his first season and still learning his trade but manages to give us a respectable finish which most of us couldn't have imagined at the start of the season. Every manager has to start somewhere and IMO he deserves more time to continue the rebuilding job that he's started. No club can expect overnight success and we're no different. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 29

4:04pm Tue 29 Apr 14

YorkshireRover85 says...

MxMave wrote:
Why does Dan Clough feel the need to constantly lambaste the fans for booing Bowyer?

You already said it, we are 3 wins better off than last year but the way you talk, it sounds like we've won the league.

Draws and losses at home against teams like Huddersfield, Charlton, Yeovil & Doncaster are where this season was lost. Those games weren't particularly any individual players faults, we simply couldn't break down the opposition because of the strategies they played. Bowyer couldn't change the game in these situations. Eddie Howe was a good example of how a team tactically can win at Ewood.

And that is the problem in a nutshell and why the fans aren't shouting Bowyer is a miracle worker from the rooftops. There is not ONE game this year which Bowyer has positively affected by strategy. We have a half decent bunch of lads now, the players he brought in are decent, but he totally lacks tactical awareness.

I thought the Yeovil post match which Bowyer did was disgraceful, commenting on the fan's booing and not even alluding to any sort of understanding as to why the fans weren't happy. If one person disagrees with the majority of 14,000, how can he possibly come out and say he doesn't understand the booing when we drew 0-0 with the bottom team in the league at home and didn't even look like we were going to win. It's bullish statements like that which end careers Gary.

For me, the best outcome is that Gary stepped down to assistant an a more tactically astute manager be brought in, but the chances of that happening now are very low indeed, Bowyer will want another managerial role.
Are you referring to the home game against Doncaster we won 1-0?

Every team has games where they shouldn't have dropped points, even Leicester (who drew at home to Yeovil and got thrashed at home against Brighton).

I'm not saying Bowyer is the man who will guide us back to PL or that all the performances this season have been great, or that his tactics have always been spot on. But, if we look at where we were last season with 4 seperate managers and 1 manager twice (who kept us up) we were crying out for stablility. Now were demanding change again after a season of progression?

We can go on about consistency too, but look at the major players in our squad this season...Gestede, Conway, Cairney, Spurr, Keane, Evans, Marshall, Kilgallon. None of these players played for us last season, some of them barely or not at all before January. With the financials and player overhaul we've had this season, I believe the progression we've shown is impressive.

We have the base for a real push next year with a couple of additions (rb, back-up striker and cm). The consistency will come from the majority of players playing together for a further season. If we haven't progressed or at least challenging next season, then might be the time to look elsewhere, but until then I think Bowyer has done great job under the circumstances.

I think some fans need to reflect a bit before demanding change and look where we were 12 months - 2 years ago and the amount of grief and sheer stupidity we've been through.

We've craved stability, now we've got it and some crave change.
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Why does Dan Clough feel the need to constantly lambaste the fans for booing Bowyer? You already said it, we are 3 wins better off than last year but the way you talk, it sounds like we've won the league. Draws and losses at home against teams like Huddersfield, Charlton, Yeovil & Doncaster are where this season was lost. Those games weren't particularly any individual players faults, we simply couldn't break down the opposition because of the strategies they played. Bowyer couldn't change the game in these situations. Eddie Howe was a good example of how a team tactically can win at Ewood. And that is the problem in a nutshell and why the fans aren't shouting Bowyer is a miracle worker from the rooftops. There is not ONE game this year which Bowyer has positively affected by strategy. We have a half decent bunch of lads now, the players he brought in are decent, but he totally lacks tactical awareness. I thought the Yeovil post match which Bowyer did was disgraceful, commenting on the fan's booing and not even alluding to any sort of understanding as to why the fans weren't happy. If one person disagrees with the majority of 14,000, how can he possibly come out and say he doesn't understand the booing when we drew 0-0 with the bottom team in the league at home and didn't even look like we were going to win. It's bullish statements like that which end careers Gary. For me, the best outcome is that Gary stepped down to assistant an a more tactically astute manager be brought in, but the chances of that happening now are very low indeed, Bowyer will want another managerial role.[/p][/quote]Are you referring to the home game against Doncaster we won 1-0? Every team has games where they shouldn't have dropped points, even Leicester (who drew at home to Yeovil and got thrashed at home against Brighton). I'm not saying Bowyer is the man who will guide us back to PL or that all the performances this season have been great, or that his tactics have always been spot on. But, if we look at where we were last season with 4 seperate managers and 1 manager twice (who kept us up) we were crying out for stablility. Now were demanding change again after a season of progression? We can go on about consistency too, but look at the major players in our squad this season...Gestede, Conway, Cairney, Spurr, Keane, Evans, Marshall, Kilgallon. None of these players played for us last season, some of them barely or not at all before January. With the financials and player overhaul we've had this season, I believe the progression we've shown is impressive. We have the base for a real push next year with a couple of additions (rb, back-up striker and cm). The consistency will come from the majority of players playing together for a further season. If we haven't progressed or at least challenging next season, then might be the time to look elsewhere, but until then I think Bowyer has done great job under the circumstances. I think some fans need to reflect a bit before demanding change and look where we were 12 months - 2 years ago and the amount of grief and sheer stupidity we've been through. We've craved stability, now we've got it and some crave change. YorkshireRover85
  • Score: 31

4:09pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Gary Bowyer. The first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and the no-dads are loving him. You couldn't make it up.

Progress, stability, keeping Blackburn in the Championship, and losing to Burnley. All part of the job.
Gary Bowyer. The first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and the no-dads are loving him. You couldn't make it up. Progress, stability, keeping Blackburn in the Championship, and losing to Burnley. All part of the job. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -11

4:13pm Tue 29 Apr 14

cruzy_cruz says...

This squad could get promotion next season.

Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer.

When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure.

The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives.

Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid.

I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees.

Act now or regret it later
This squad could get promotion next season. Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer. When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure. The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives. Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid. I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees. Act now or regret it later cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -16

4:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
This squad could get promotion next season.

Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer.

When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure.

The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives.

Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid.

I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees.

Act now or regret it later
do you mean a real manager like billy davis who got fired for being rubbish at forest, or nigel clough who got canned at derby?

perhaps you mean a real manager say like mick mccarthy whose ipswich side sit below rovers? how about miracle worker ian holloway who has nearly got millwall promoted - how about adkins whose reading side sit a massive 3 points above rovers.

be realistic - how many of you would have moaned if we had appointed sean dyche, mcclaren or pearson - hardly a guarantee of success?

and worst of all the bloke who may people think should be england manager cant get automatic promotion the most expensive squad in championship history.
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: This squad could get promotion next season. Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer. When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure. The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives. Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid. I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees. Act now or regret it later[/p][/quote]do you mean a real manager like billy davis who got fired for being rubbish at forest, or nigel clough who got canned at derby? perhaps you mean a real manager say like mick mccarthy whose ipswich side sit below rovers? how about miracle worker ian holloway who has nearly got millwall promoted - how about adkins whose reading side sit a massive 3 points above rovers. be realistic - how many of you would have moaned if we had appointed sean dyche, mcclaren or pearson - hardly a guarantee of success? and worst of all the bloke who may people think should be england manager cant get automatic promotion the most expensive squad in championship history. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 32

4:36pm Tue 29 Apr 14

surreyrover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary Bowyer. The first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and the no-dads are loving him. You couldn't make it up.

Progress, stability, keeping Blackburn in the Championship, and losing to Burnley. All part of the job.
Be careful who you tread on on your way up, you will probably meet them on your way down.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer. The first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and the no-dads are loving him. You couldn't make it up. Progress, stability, keeping Blackburn in the Championship, and losing to Burnley. All part of the job.[/p][/quote]Be careful who you tread on on your way up, you will probably meet them on your way down. surreyrover
  • Score: 13

4:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

YorkshireRover85 says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
cruzy_cruz wrote:
This squad could get promotion next season.

Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer.

When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure.

The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives.

Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid.

I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees.

Act now or regret it later
do you mean a real manager like billy davis who got fired for being rubbish at forest, or nigel clough who got canned at derby?

perhaps you mean a real manager say like mick mccarthy whose ipswich side sit below rovers? how about miracle worker ian holloway who has nearly got millwall promoted - how about adkins whose reading side sit a massive 3 points above rovers.

be realistic - how many of you would have moaned if we had appointed sean dyche, mcclaren or pearson - hardly a guarantee of success?

and worst of all the bloke who may people think should be england manager cant get automatic promotion the most expensive squad in championship history.
Some actual sense!! Spot on
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: This squad could get promotion next season. Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer. When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure. The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives. Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid. I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees. Act now or regret it later[/p][/quote]do you mean a real manager like billy davis who got fired for being rubbish at forest, or nigel clough who got canned at derby? perhaps you mean a real manager say like mick mccarthy whose ipswich side sit below rovers? how about miracle worker ian holloway who has nearly got millwall promoted - how about adkins whose reading side sit a massive 3 points above rovers. be realistic - how many of you would have moaned if we had appointed sean dyche, mcclaren or pearson - hardly a guarantee of success? and worst of all the bloke who may people think should be england manager cant get automatic promotion the most expensive squad in championship history.[/p][/quote]Some actual sense!! Spot on YorkshireRover85
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Paul E says...

After the madness of the last few seasons, I believe that the team has done well
Some very good young players have arrived and the future does look good.

My only negative would be the playing of two holding central midfield players at home against lower placed teams, hopefully Gary B will be a little more positive next season this will come hopefully with confidence.

Lets get behind the team this Saturday.
After the madness of the last few seasons, I believe that the team has done well Some very good young players have arrived and the future does look good. My only negative would be the playing of two holding central midfield players at home against lower placed teams, hopefully Gary B will be a little more positive next season this will come hopefully with confidence. Lets get behind the team this Saturday. Paul E
  • Score: 6

5:13pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Reg Rover says...

Congratulations to Gary Bowyer his team and his staff.
With one game to go a top ten finish looks certain, possibly as high as eighth.
A brave effort, possibly just a couple of points short of a play-off place.
Bowyer has given us back pride in our football team. He has established us as a Championship team instead of relegation candidates.
The progress this man has made since last season is remarkable. This time last year we had escaped a consecutive relegation by the ‘skin of our teeth’. Oblivion beckoned. Bowyer pulled us back from the brink.
His reappointment was delayed this season whilst Mrs Anuradha Desai dithered. Vital time was lost in pre-season planning and preparation. That must not happen this year.
Gary Bowyer must be given the green light to plan for the future and given whatever budget Rovers can afford him to rebuild. Unlike the awful Kean he can be trusted.
He will not squander money on ‘over the hill’ players. Or on large wages. Just look at some of the gems he has brought to Ewood this season, for very little money.
None more so than Rudy, Gesteded, and Tom Cairney. Not to mention Craig Conway and Ben Marshal. The loan signing of Michael Keane was inspirational – a young man with a bright future.
Bowyer should be publically endorsed by Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai, with a new longer contract with a view to stability and building for the future.
Dark clouds on the horizon are the players Bowyer has to off load, who are on massive contracts and salaries all put there by Kean in his attempt to destroy the club.
Bradley Orr, Leon Best, Ruben Rochina, and David Goodwillie to mention but a few.
All have to be moved on to ‘Free-Up’ monies for new players.
Then there is the tricky problem David Dunn – new contract or not. Or is it time Rovers said goodbye to their faithful and popular servant. He has been good for Rovers but at the same time Rovers have been good to him, especially in view of all his injury problems.
Football is a brutal business, as David Moyes would testify, but hard decisions have to be taken.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
Congratulations to Gary Bowyer his team and his staff. With one game to go a top ten finish looks certain, possibly as high as eighth. A brave effort, possibly just a couple of points short of a play-off place. Bowyer has given us back pride in our football team. He has established us as a Championship team instead of relegation candidates. The progress this man has made since last season is remarkable. This time last year we had escaped a consecutive relegation by the ‘skin of our teeth’. Oblivion beckoned. Bowyer pulled us back from the brink. His reappointment was delayed this season whilst Mrs Anuradha Desai dithered. Vital time was lost in pre-season planning and preparation. That must not happen this year. Gary Bowyer must be given the green light to plan for the future and given whatever budget Rovers can afford him to rebuild. Unlike the awful Kean he can be trusted. He will not squander money on ‘over the hill’ players. Or on large wages. Just look at some of the gems he has brought to Ewood this season, for very little money. None more so than Rudy, Gesteded, and Tom Cairney. Not to mention Craig Conway and Ben Marshal. The loan signing of Michael Keane was inspirational – a young man with a bright future. Bowyer should be publically endorsed by Anuradha (I like to be entertained) Desai, with a new longer contract with a view to stability and building for the future. Dark clouds on the horizon are the players Bowyer has to off load, who are on massive contracts and salaries all put there by Kean in his attempt to destroy the club. Bradley Orr, Leon Best, Ruben Rochina, and David Goodwillie to mention but a few. All have to be moved on to ‘Free-Up’ monies for new players. Then there is the tricky problem David Dunn – new contract or not. Or is it time Rovers said goodbye to their faithful and popular servant. He has been good for Rovers but at the same time Rovers have been good to him, especially in view of all his injury problems. Football is a brutal business, as David Moyes would testify, but hard decisions have to be taken. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 11

5:22pm Tue 29 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
cruzy_cruz wrote:
This squad could get promotion next season.

Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer.

When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure.

The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives.

Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid.

I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees.

Act now or regret it later
do you mean a real manager like billy davis who got fired for being rubbish at forest, or nigel clough who got canned at derby?

perhaps you mean a real manager say like mick mccarthy whose ipswich side sit below rovers? how about miracle worker ian holloway who has nearly got millwall promoted - how about adkins whose reading side sit a massive 3 points above rovers.

be realistic - how many of you would have moaned if we had appointed sean dyche, mcclaren or pearson - hardly a guarantee of success?

and worst of all the bloke who may people think should be england manager cant get automatic promotion the most expensive squad in championship history.
Agreed HH. And apart from the great job Bowyers done considering last seasons circus, he's a Rovers man. Loyal and genuinely wants what's best for the club..... Redknapp, Davies, Holloway, McCarthy have done jack sh*t.

Call me a pessimist but I think Wigan will hammer Brum tonight and then we'll go on to beat Wigan on Saturday. That's just how things normally pan out in football. I hope I'm wrong but Brum are terrible, especially at home.

A few tweaks of the squad (I'd like to see Rochina given a last chance) and I'm actually optimistic for the first time in years.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: This squad could get promotion next season. Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer. When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure. The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives. Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid. I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees. Act now or regret it later[/p][/quote]do you mean a real manager like billy davis who got fired for being rubbish at forest, or nigel clough who got canned at derby? perhaps you mean a real manager say like mick mccarthy whose ipswich side sit below rovers? how about miracle worker ian holloway who has nearly got millwall promoted - how about adkins whose reading side sit a massive 3 points above rovers. be realistic - how many of you would have moaned if we had appointed sean dyche, mcclaren or pearson - hardly a guarantee of success? and worst of all the bloke who may people think should be england manager cant get automatic promotion the most expensive squad in championship history.[/p][/quote]Agreed HH. And apart from the great job Bowyers done considering last seasons circus, he's a Rovers man. Loyal and genuinely wants what's best for the club..... Redknapp, Davies, Holloway, McCarthy have done jack sh*t. Call me a pessimist but I think Wigan will hammer Brum tonight and then we'll go on to beat Wigan on Saturday. That's just how things normally pan out in football. I hope I'm wrong but Brum are terrible, especially at home. A few tweaks of the squad (I'd like to see Rochina given a last chance) and I'm actually optimistic for the first time in years. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

5:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

owd nick says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
This squad could get promotion next season.

Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer.

When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure.

The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives.

Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid.

I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees.

Act now or regret it later
36 managers have been sacked so far this season, around another 20 or so will join the gene pool of failures at the end of the season.

Many of these are serial offenders with 5 or more clubs under their belts but in reality nothing to show for their efforts apart from bulging bank balances.

Successful clubs and managers work to a plan, this is what we are doing now.

Or would you prefer to select someone else from the gene pool of failures?

I wouldn't, GB deserves another full season to see what he can do with the team and squad he is building, making yet another management change just because you and a rapidly shrinking minority don't like him would be rank stupidity on a massive scale, haven't we had enough of that?
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: This squad could get promotion next season. Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer. When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure. The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives. Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid. I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees. Act now or regret it later[/p][/quote]36 managers have been sacked so far this season, around another 20 or so will join the gene pool of failures at the end of the season. Many of these are serial offenders with 5 or more clubs under their belts but in reality nothing to show for their efforts apart from bulging bank balances. Successful clubs and managers work to a plan, this is what we are doing now. Or would you prefer to select someone else from the gene pool of failures? I wouldn't, GB deserves another full season to see what he can do with the team and squad he is building, making yet another management change just because you and a rapidly shrinking minority don't like him would be rank stupidity on a massive scale, haven't we had enough of that? owd nick
  • Score: 19

5:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary Bowyer. The first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and the no-dads are loving him. You couldn't make it up.

Progress, stability, keeping Blackburn in the Championship, and losing to Burnley. All part of the job.
Why do Burnley fans call their team The Carrots? I could understand if Blackpool called their team The Carrots cos they play in orange. Where does that come from?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer. The first Blackburn Rovers manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and the no-dads are loving him. You couldn't make it up. Progress, stability, keeping Blackburn in the Championship, and losing to Burnley. All part of the job.[/p][/quote]Why do Burnley fans call their team The Carrots? I could understand if Blackpool called their team The Carrots cos they play in orange. Where does that come from? Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Tue 29 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"A few tweaks of the squad"?


You can't polish a turd lads... You can't polish a turd.
Speaking of turds, if a club like Burnley can be promoted to the Premier League, then the biggest turd in turdville can be polished.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "A few tweaks of the squad"? You can't polish a turd lads... You can't polish a turd.[/p][/quote]Speaking of turds, if a club like Burnley can be promoted to the Premier League, then the biggest turd in turdville can be polished. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 16

5:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"A few tweaks of the squad"?


You can't polish a turd lads... You can't polish a turd.
But you can roll it in glitter!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "A few tweaks of the squad"? You can't polish a turd lads... You can't polish a turd.[/p][/quote]But you can roll it in glitter! Steven Seagull
  • Score: -12

5:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Bazzer says...

The dire mess created by Kean, Anderson and the Venkys has nowt to do with Bowyer. He must be backed to the hilt - as thus far he has done a brilliant job under the circumstances. Despite the thousands who love to carp on about his tactics and who love to pick his team for him. Those calling for a replacement cannot see further than their noses. Up Rovers!
The dire mess created by Kean, Anderson and the Venkys has nowt to do with Bowyer. He must be backed to the hilt - as thus far he has done a brilliant job under the circumstances. Despite the thousands who love to carp on about his tactics and who love to pick his team for him. Those calling for a replacement cannot see further than their noses. Up Rovers! Bazzer
  • Score: 17

6:06pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

Bazzer wrote:
The dire mess created by Kean, Anderson and the Venkys has nowt to do with Bowyer. He must be backed to the hilt - as thus far he has done a brilliant job under the circumstances. Despite the thousands who love to carp on about his tactics and who love to pick his team for him. Those calling for a replacement cannot see further than their noses. Up Rovers!
Agree 100%. We have stability. Next step consistency, which is starting to show. How many teams in the division will envy that? Just need to turn them draws into wins. Not holding my breath to go up this season, but we have certainly got a good fighting chance next with a few minor tweaks.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: The dire mess created by Kean, Anderson and the Venkys has nowt to do with Bowyer. He must be backed to the hilt - as thus far he has done a brilliant job under the circumstances. Despite the thousands who love to carp on about his tactics and who love to pick his team for him. Those calling for a replacement cannot see further than their noses. Up Rovers![/p][/quote]Agree 100%. We have stability. Next step consistency, which is starting to show. How many teams in the division will envy that? Just need to turn them draws into wins. Not holding my breath to go up this season, but we have certainly got a good fighting chance next with a few minor tweaks. Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 5

6:07pm Tue 29 Apr 14

unclejacklegend says...

cruzy_cruz wrote:
This squad could get promotion next season.

Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer.

When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure.

The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives.

Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid.

I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees.

Act now or regret it later
I don't think Bowyer will get until Christmas if we're not challenging from the very start. Realistically there's no decent replacements who'd want to work with venkys anyhow, especially with the threat of FFP. If I was a decent manager I wouldn't risk my reputation.
[quote][p][bold]cruzy_cruz[/bold] wrote: This squad could get promotion next season. Sadly it's lumbered with Bowyer. When Xmas comes and the team is nowhere near the top and the manager is dispensed with, and all the ostriches wake up, we will then have 18 months to get this team up before parachute payments stop and we have a bottom 5 income with a top 5 expenditure. The new manager will then be hard pressed to 'coach' out of the side the inability to defend but the ability to bottle it....."the bowyer way" before armageddon arrives. Thanks Bowyer but it's time to go and give a real manager, who has got the t-shirts for getting out of this league, 2 seasons to avoid the club falling into a financial abyss and plummeting down the football pyramid. I'll tell you all NOW. The Bowyer Rah Rah brigade will have a lot to answer for when this club is once again in mid-table come Christmas having waxed millions on wages and fees. Act now or regret it later[/p][/quote]I don't think Bowyer will get until Christmas if we're not challenging from the very start. Realistically there's no decent replacements who'd want to work with venkys anyhow, especially with the threat of FFP. If I was a decent manager I wouldn't risk my reputation. unclejacklegend
  • Score: -1

6:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Alexrover says...

Bazzer wrote:
The dire mess created by Kean, Anderson and the Venkys has nowt to do with Bowyer. He must be backed to the hilt - as thus far he has done a brilliant job under the circumstances. Despite the thousands who love to carp on about his tactics and who love to pick his team for him. Those calling for a replacement cannot see further than their noses. Up Rovers!
I agree, he is rovers through and through. Also, they couldn't even name the manager they would want to come in and replace GB. Let's have a look at how experienced managers have done this season.

Harry Redknapp - failed miserably with the strongest squad in the league.

Nigel Adkins - not guaranteed to get reading the 6th spot.

Mick McCarthy - mid table nobody's

Billy Davies - sacked after a disastrous run with forest.

Freedman - nearly got Bolton relegated

Robins - in the wilderness with Huddersfield.

Holloway - in a relegation dogfight with Millwall.

Wilson- relegated Barnsley with ease.

Needn't I go on- an experienced man at the helm does not guarantee success.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: The dire mess created by Kean, Anderson and the Venkys has nowt to do with Bowyer. He must be backed to the hilt - as thus far he has done a brilliant job under the circumstances. Despite the thousands who love to carp on about his tactics and who love to pick his team for him. Those calling for a replacement cannot see further than their noses. Up Rovers![/p][/quote]I agree, he is rovers through and through. Also, they couldn't even name the manager they would want to come in and replace GB. Let's have a look at how experienced managers have done this season. Harry Redknapp - failed miserably with the strongest squad in the league. Nigel Adkins - not guaranteed to get reading the 6th spot. Mick McCarthy - mid table nobody's Billy Davies - sacked after a disastrous run with forest. Freedman - nearly got Bolton relegated Robins - in the wilderness with Huddersfield. Holloway - in a relegation dogfight with Millwall. Wilson- relegated Barnsley with ease. Needn't I go on- an experienced man at the helm does not guarantee success. Alexrover
  • Score: 5

6:53pm Tue 29 Apr 14

wilddog says...

You guys forgot about FFP? Now dont say it will be scrapped because the FA will be sued for millions by the clubs who kept within the rules. The ones who spent within there means. Personally, i think you will be replying in Burnley to tub reading 4 or 5 nil and you guys to win 3 or 4 nil. Trouble is, I cant see Burnley trying all that hard to win the game is it means you guys could be in a play off position at the end of it. Burnley will settle for a draw or a win of 1 nil.
You guys forgot about FFP? Now dont say it will be scrapped because the FA will be sued for millions by the clubs who kept within the rules. The ones who spent within there means. Personally, i think you will be replying in Burnley to tub reading 4 or 5 nil and you guys to win 3 or 4 nil. Trouble is, I cant see Burnley trying all that hard to win the game is it means you guys could be in a play off position at the end of it. Burnley will settle for a draw or a win of 1 nil. wilddog
  • Score: -8

7:34pm Tue 29 Apr 14

realisticrover says...

MxMave wrote:
Why does Dan Clough feel the need to constantly lambaste the fans for booing Bowyer?

You already said it, we are 3 wins better off than last year but the way you talk, it sounds like we've won the league.

Draws and losses at home against teams like Huddersfield, Charlton, Yeovil & Doncaster are where this season was lost. Those games weren't particularly any individual players faults, we simply couldn't break down the opposition because of the strategies they played. Bowyer couldn't change the game in these situations. Eddie Howe was a good example of how a team tactically can win at Ewood.

And that is the problem in a nutshell and why the fans aren't shouting Bowyer is a miracle worker from the rooftops. There is not ONE game this year which Bowyer has positively affected by strategy. We have a half decent bunch of lads now, the players he brought in are decent, but he totally lacks tactical awareness.

I thought the Yeovil post match which Bowyer did was disgraceful, commenting on the fan's booing and not even alluding to any sort of understanding as to why the fans weren't happy. If one person disagrees with the majority of 14,000, how can he possibly come out and say he doesn't understand the booing when we drew 0-0 with the bottom team in the league at home and didn't even look like we were going to win. It's bullish statements like that which end careers Gary.

For me, the best outcome is that Gary stepped down to assistant an a more tactically astute manager be brought in, but the chances of that happening now are very low indeed, Bowyer will want another managerial role.
and where are we getting the money from?
Bowyer has brought in a whole squad of players he feels he can work well with for next to nothing and he is a low paid manager himself. He has a squad he can trust now.
He started the season with a load of Portuguese on his books plus Pedersen Givet Murphy etc
How the hell you can criticize when he has reduced the wage bill massively and brought in a squad that will clearly go on to better things next season is totally beyond me.
Its interesting that you say "most of 14000" were booing. What nonsense! It was a disappointing day, but i reckon about 2,000 of the 14,000 were booing, at the most!
Its not perfect....but please try to actually understand the situation a bit more!!
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: Why does Dan Clough feel the need to constantly lambaste the fans for booing Bowyer? You already said it, we are 3 wins better off than last year but the way you talk, it sounds like we've won the league. Draws and losses at home against teams like Huddersfield, Charlton, Yeovil & Doncaster are where this season was lost. Those games weren't particularly any individual players faults, we simply couldn't break down the opposition because of the strategies they played. Bowyer couldn't change the game in these situations. Eddie Howe was a good example of how a team tactically can win at Ewood. And that is the problem in a nutshell and why the fans aren't shouting Bowyer is a miracle worker from the rooftops. There is not ONE game this year which Bowyer has positively affected by strategy. We have a half decent bunch of lads now, the players he brought in are decent, but he totally lacks tactical awareness. I thought the Yeovil post match which Bowyer did was disgraceful, commenting on the fan's booing and not even alluding to any sort of understanding as to why the fans weren't happy. If one person disagrees with the majority of 14,000, how can he possibly come out and say he doesn't understand the booing when we drew 0-0 with the bottom team in the league at home and didn't even look like we were going to win. It's bullish statements like that which end careers Gary. For me, the best outcome is that Gary stepped down to assistant an a more tactically astute manager be brought in, but the chances of that happening now are very low indeed, Bowyer will want another managerial role.[/p][/quote]and where are we getting the money from? Bowyer has brought in a whole squad of players he feels he can work well with for next to nothing and he is a low paid manager himself. He has a squad he can trust now. He started the season with a load of Portuguese on his books plus Pedersen Givet Murphy etc How the hell you can criticize when he has reduced the wage bill massively and brought in a squad that will clearly go on to better things next season is totally beyond me. Its interesting that you say "most of 14000" were booing. What nonsense! It was a disappointing day, but i reckon about 2,000 of the 14,000 were booing, at the most! Its not perfect....but please try to actually understand the situation a bit more!! realisticrover
  • Score: 5

8:06pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -1

8:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

DanBlackburn says...

Talk about fickle. Two games ago the majority of posts were suggesting that GB had taken us as far as he could. After two wins against very poor bottom of the league teams suddenly he is great. What utter none sense. I hope I am proved wrong but I still feel he just hasn't got what it takes. Time will tell.
Talk about fickle. Two games ago the majority of posts were suggesting that GB had taken us as far as he could. After two wins against very poor bottom of the league teams suddenly he is great. What utter none sense. I hope I am proved wrong but I still feel he just hasn't got what it takes. Time will tell. DanBlackburn
  • Score: -7

8:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with? Maxrus
  • Score: 7

9:05pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering? Steven Seagull
  • Score: -10

9:30pm Tue 29 Apr 14

dangerous dave says...

Just another load of nothing from clough - page filling!!!
If wigans result remains the same the pie order wont be so big at ewood this weekend otherwise they ll have to give them away.
Out with the cowboys and indians
Just another load of nothing from clough - page filling!!! If wigans result remains the same the pie order wont be so big at ewood this weekend otherwise they ll have to give them away. Out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave
  • Score: -14

9:36pm Tue 29 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug.

Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering?[/p][/quote]Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug. Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon...... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

9:39pm Tue 29 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Just another load of nothing from clough - page filling!!!
If wigans result remains the same the pie order wont be so big at ewood this weekend otherwise they ll have to give them away.
Out with the cowboys and indians
You going on Saturday Dave? Sorry, stupid question....
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Just another load of nothing from clough - page filling!!! If wigans result remains the same the pie order wont be so big at ewood this weekend otherwise they ll have to give them away. Out with the cowboys and indians[/p][/quote]You going on Saturday Dave? Sorry, stupid question.... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 4

9:53pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug.

Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......
Do you like my Jazz music too?
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering?[/p][/quote]Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug. Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......[/p][/quote]Do you like my Jazz music too? Steven Seagull
  • Score: -3

9:55pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -1

9:57pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
Don't be stupid, that would mean you'll have to leave your Amstrad unattended - you just couldn't do that.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering?[/p][/quote]Don't be stupid, that would mean you'll have to leave your Amstrad unattended - you just couldn't do that. Maxrus
  • Score: 4

10:01pm Tue 29 Apr 14

RoversSwiss says...

Pity Wigan's game in hand was against the worst team in the Championship, I think we would have turned Wigan over easily on Saturday had they been under pressure. I expect that the rest of the teams in the play-offs will breathe a sigh of relief that Rovers haven't made it, we are well capable of beating all of them home and away.

Like many others I am waiting to hear from the doubters, DD and his equally dim mates, who is this Messiah manager that is going to replace GB and lead us to the promised land of the Premiership? Gardiola, supposedly the world's best ever manager when he was at Barcelona has seen his team thrashed 4-0 at home tonight, so he's another failure who won't be applying for GB's job!!
Pity Wigan's game in hand was against the worst team in the Championship, I think we would have turned Wigan over easily on Saturday had they been under pressure. I expect that the rest of the teams in the play-offs will breathe a sigh of relief that Rovers haven't made it, we are well capable of beating all of them home and away. Like many others I am waiting to hear from the doubters, DD and his equally dim mates, who is this Messiah manager that is going to replace GB and lead us to the promised land of the Premiership? Gardiola, supposedly the world's best ever manager when he was at Barcelona has seen his team thrashed 4-0 at home tonight, so he's another failure who won't be applying for GB's job!! RoversSwiss
  • Score: 2

10:06pm Tue 29 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday?

I hate football.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.[/p][/quote]So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday? I hate football. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

10:10pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday?

I hate football.
Stranger things have happened Raymundo.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.[/p][/quote]So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday? I hate football.[/p][/quote]Stranger things have happened Raymundo. Steven Seagull
  • Score: -1

10:32pm Tue 29 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

Oh dear.

It looks as though Wigan have done you again. The team that finally put you out of your misery in the Premier League have once again put you out of your misery in this ultimately doomed attempt to scrape into the play-off's. Let's be honest it was never going to happen was it.

Never mind. You can always console yourselves with the fact that Burnley will be proudly representing East Lancashire in the top flight next season.

It's a funny old game init.
Oh dear. It looks as though Wigan have done you again. The team that finally put you out of your misery in the Premier League have once again put you out of your misery in this ultimately doomed attempt to scrape into the play-off's. Let's be honest it was never going to happen was it. Never mind. You can always console yourselves with the fact that Burnley will be proudly representing East Lancashire in the top flight next season. It's a funny old game init. look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 0

10:32pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs
All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off!

We will cruise it next year though,
If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off! We will cruise it next year though, Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 5

10:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday?

I hate football.
Look on the bright side, there's more chance of this happening than the numpties staying off our site.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.[/p][/quote]So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday? I hate football.[/p][/quote]Look on the bright side, there's more chance of this happening than the numpties staying off our site. Maxrus
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Tue 29 Apr 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

What a pity that the same Birmingham City that were 3-0 up in half an hour at Ewood couldn't do a favour against Wigan at home.

Not to worry, at least we're stable.

Failing our bitter rivals doing us a favour, Brighton getting beat and us scoring at least one more than the opposition at home, there's always next season (or the one after that). All way need for next year's push for the play offs is a keeper, a centre-back, a right-back, an attacking central midfielder and to be able to keep hold of Rudy and Rhodes. Yep, things are looking up.
What a pity that the same Birmingham City that were 3-0 up in half an hour at Ewood couldn't do a favour against Wigan at home. Not to worry, at least we're stable. Failing our bitter rivals doing us a favour, Brighton getting beat and us scoring at least one more than the opposition at home, there's always next season (or the one after that). All way need for next year's push for the play offs is a keeper, a centre-back, a right-back, an attacking central midfielder and to be able to keep hold of Rudy and Rhodes. Yep, things are looking up. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 2

11:27pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug.

Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......
Do you like my Jazz music too?
Now you're classing banjo-plucking as jazz!!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering?[/p][/quote]Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug. Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......[/p][/quote]Do you like my Jazz music too?[/p][/quote]Now you're classing banjo-plucking as jazz!! Maxrus
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Tue 29 Apr 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday?

I hate football.
Stranger things have happened Raymundo.
Didn't you lot miss out by one goal or sommat crazy a good few years ago under Ternent?

I could see that happening with us. A few unlikely results and we end up missing out on play-offs cos we've had less corners or sommat daft against Reading!

OR - Dave Jones smashes a 30 yarder for the 4th against Reading in injury time to move us above Reading.....

Not gonna happen is it
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.[/p][/quote]So we need the dingles to beat Reading 0-4, Brighton to lose at Forest and Rovers to beat Wigan 4-0 on Saturday? I hate football.[/p][/quote]Stranger things have happened Raymundo.[/p][/quote]Didn't you lot miss out by one goal or sommat crazy a good few years ago under Ternent? I could see that happening with us. A few unlikely results and we end up missing out on play-offs cos we've had less corners or sommat daft against Reading! OR - Dave Jones smashes a 30 yarder for the 4th against Reading in injury time to move us above Reading..... Not gonna happen is it more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 0

11:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

wilddog says...

Just look at the positives guys! Yer rubbish but i will think of an excuse as to y you are! - hehehehehehehehehehe
hehehehehehe
Just look at the positives guys! Yer rubbish but i will think of an excuse as to y you are! - hehehehehehehehehehe hehehehehehe wilddog
  • Score: -1

11:47pm Tue 29 Apr 14

wilddog says...

Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug.

Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......
Do you like my Jazz music too?
Now you're classing banjo-plucking as jazz!!
you having a wet dream there?
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering?[/p][/quote]Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug. Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......[/p][/quote]Do you like my Jazz music too?[/p][/quote]Now you're classing banjo-plucking as jazz!![/p][/quote]you having a wet dream there? wilddog
  • Score: 0

12:21am Wed 30 Apr 14

Maxrus says...

wilddog wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.
What's up SS? No one to play out with?
Are you offering?
Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug.

Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......
Do you like my Jazz music too?
Now you're classing banjo-plucking as jazz!!
you having a wet dream there?
You're simply too thick to understand that one.
[quote][p][bold]wilddog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Wigan 1-0 up, oh dear.[/p][/quote]What's up SS? No one to play out with?[/p][/quote]Are you offering?[/p][/quote]Only if you wash your hair and lose about 9 stone you greasy slug. Must admit I always enjoyed your films. I liked the one where you were a copper and killed loads of baddies and the one where loads of baddies were after you so you killed 'em all with a pool cue and a spoon......[/p][/quote]Do you like my Jazz music too?[/p][/quote]Now you're classing banjo-plucking as jazz!![/p][/quote]you having a wet dream there?[/p][/quote]You're simply too thick to understand that one. Maxrus
  • Score: 0

1:17am Wed 30 Apr 14

RoversNorthEast says...

I agree this squad could get automatic promotion next season..This Squad....but it wont be this squad.

Rhodes,Robinson etc will be sold.......so no this squad wont get promoted.
I agree this squad could get automatic promotion next season..This Squad....but it wont be this squad. Rhodes,Robinson etc will be sold.......so no this squad wont get promoted. RoversNorthEast
  • Score: -4

3:19am Wed 30 Apr 14

BananaClarets says...

OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
What a pity that the same Birmingham City that were 3-0 up in half an hour at Ewood couldn't do a favour against Wigan at home.

Not to worry, at least we're stable.

Failing our bitter rivals doing us a favour, Brighton getting beat and us scoring at least one more than the opposition at home, there's always next season (or the one after that). All way need for next year's push for the play offs is a keeper, a centre-back, a right-back, an attacking central midfielder and to be able to keep hold of Rudy and Rhodes. Yep, things are looking up.
STABLE??!?!?!! Are you sure you know what this word means?
[quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: What a pity that the same Birmingham City that were 3-0 up in half an hour at Ewood couldn't do a favour against Wigan at home. Not to worry, at least we're stable. Failing our bitter rivals doing us a favour, Brighton getting beat and us scoring at least one more than the opposition at home, there's always next season (or the one after that). All way need for next year's push for the play offs is a keeper, a centre-back, a right-back, an attacking central midfielder and to be able to keep hold of Rudy and Rhodes. Yep, things are looking up.[/p][/quote]STABLE??!?!?!! Are you sure you know what this word means? BananaClarets
  • Score: -2

7:01am Wed 30 Apr 14

forever blue and white says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs
All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off!

We will cruise it next year though,
Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off! We will cruise it next year though,[/p][/quote]Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend. forever blue and white
  • Score: 3

7:32am Wed 30 Apr 14

Fartonadingleshead says...

wilddog wrote:
Just look at the positives guys! Yer rubbish but i will think of an excuse as to y you are! - hehehehehehehehehehe

hehehehehehe
If your going to play the banter game, make it good. How old are you? 12?
#Sh1t banter
[quote][p][bold]wilddog[/bold] wrote: Just look at the positives guys! Yer rubbish but i will think of an excuse as to y you are! - hehehehehehehehehehe hehehehehehe[/p][/quote]If your going to play the banter game, make it good. How old are you? 12? #Sh1t banter Fartonadingleshead
  • Score: 3

7:50am Wed 30 Apr 14

bburnrover says...

Well Dan looks like we have nothing to play for even if Burnley win 7 -0 (possibly their last victory for a year?) We need then to win but we wont win 7-0 as we always concede goals and the damage was done earlier on against teams such as yeovil ,bournemouth,burnley and Birmingham all should have been won.
Well Dan looks like we have nothing to play for even if Burnley win 7 -0 (possibly their last victory for a year?) We need then to win but we wont win 7-0 as we always concede goals and the damage was done earlier on against teams such as yeovil ,bournemouth,burnley and Birmingham all should have been won. bburnrover
  • Score: -1

8:18am Wed 30 Apr 14

cruzy_cruz says...

Com Xmas and we are nowhere under Negative Bowyer the clueless tactician all the Ostriches will lift their 'ambition bereft' snouts out of the sand and suddenly wake up

BOWYER WILL NO PROMOTE THIS TEAM AS LONG AS HE HAS A HOLE IN HIS BACKSIDE

HE HASN'T GOT IT IN HIM.

THIS CLUB NEEDS PROMOTION ASAP SO WHY STICK WITH A LOSER????????
Com Xmas and we are nowhere under Negative Bowyer the clueless tactician all the Ostriches will lift their 'ambition bereft' snouts out of the sand and suddenly wake up BOWYER WILL NO PROMOTE THIS TEAM AS LONG AS HE HAS A HOLE IN HIS BACKSIDE HE HASN'T GOT IT IN HIM. THIS CLUB NEEDS PROMOTION ASAP SO WHY STICK WITH A LOSER???????? cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -3

8:21am Wed 30 Apr 14

cruzy_cruz says...

This league has been of diabolical quality but even when he has a decent squad Bowyer can't push them on. He's signed some ok players but sadly they hve taken on his negative defeatist persona and bottled it whenever they needed to push on.

If talking about the playoffs was all that was needed we'd be 25 points clear as Champions.

ALL WIND AND P**S
This league has been of diabolical quality but even when he has a decent squad Bowyer can't push them on. He's signed some ok players but sadly they hve taken on his negative defeatist persona and bottled it whenever they needed to push on. If talking about the playoffs was all that was needed we'd be 25 points clear as Champions. ALL WIND AND P**S cruzy_cruz
  • Score: -2

8:33am Wed 30 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs
All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off!

We will cruise it next year though,
Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.
Very happy to own up on the maths front. I have always favoured left brain rather than right brain activity. I don't recall wanting SK back but my support for Hillsborough police and paramedics is as solid as my contempt for Liverpool hypocrites.
By the way, brain removal was only partial but I would have preferred a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off! We will cruise it next year though,[/p][/quote]Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.[/p][/quote]Very happy to own up on the maths front. I have always favoured left brain rather than right brain activity. I don't recall wanting SK back but my support for Hillsborough police and paramedics is as solid as my contempt for Liverpool hypocrites. By the way, brain removal was only partial but I would have preferred a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -1

9:41am Wed 30 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
To put four past Reading you clowns would need to amass around 20 shots on total, as you average about 3 a game on a good day I won't be holding my breath.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.[/p][/quote]To put four past Reading you clowns would need to amass around 20 shots on total, as you average about 3 a game on a good day I won't be holding my breath. owd nick
  • Score: 0

10:09am Wed 30 Apr 14

owd nick says...

forever blue and white wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs
All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off!

We will cruise it next year though,
Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.
His maths may be slightly off, thank gawd but I don't recall anyone wanting Steve Kean back, even jokingly or **** as a newt..

As for Hillsborough I support him totally as do a lot more people who are to scared to open their mouths.

I have every sympathy for the 96 and their families, I really do, no-one goes to a game of football to die, but as Liverpool are my second club I saw many of their games in the 70's, 80's and 90's and experienced bad situations at Anfield, Old Trafford, Maine Road, Eland Road, Wembley and other grounds created by the fans of both teams, most caused by drink, by fans who didn't have tickets or just wanted a scrap.

Yes the authorities at the time of Hillsborough were at fault, but they were not the ones at the back doing the pushing.

Yes some of the things that went on after the disaster, cover ups etc; need to be brought to the fore, but there are Liverpool fans alive today who were there and know what really happened, they are not going to stand up and be counted though.

That knowledge will be safely kept hidden away.

Or have we all forgotten Heysel? That is the disaster involving Liverpool fans that is never mentioned, in fact Liverpool and their fans do everything they can to keep it swept under the carpet.

The hidden monster that happened four years before Hillsborough.

I really do hope that the current investigation covers every aspect of that terrible day and doesn't simply become a witch hunt to denigrate the emergency services even further; and if that is the way of things and the authorities are found to be totally culpable I for one will accept that.
[quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off! We will cruise it next year though,[/p][/quote]Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.[/p][/quote]His maths may be slightly off, thank gawd but I don't recall anyone wanting Steve Kean back, even jokingly or **** as a newt.. As for Hillsborough I support him totally as do a lot more people who are to scared to open their mouths. I have every sympathy for the 96 and their families, I really do, no-one goes to a game of football to die, but as Liverpool are my second club I saw many of their games in the 70's, 80's and 90's and experienced bad situations at Anfield, Old Trafford, Maine Road, Eland Road, Wembley and other grounds created by the fans of both teams, most caused by drink, by fans who didn't have tickets or just wanted a scrap. Yes the authorities at the time of Hillsborough were at fault, but they were not the ones at the back doing the pushing. Yes some of the things that went on after the disaster, cover ups etc; need to be brought to the fore, but there are Liverpool fans alive today who were there and know what really happened, they are not going to stand up and be counted though. That knowledge will be safely kept hidden away. Or have we all forgotten Heysel? That is the disaster involving Liverpool fans that is never mentioned, in fact Liverpool and their fans do everything they can to keep it swept under the carpet. The hidden monster that happened four years before Hillsborough. I really do hope that the current investigation covers every aspect of that terrible day and doesn't simply become a witch hunt to denigrate the emergency services even further; and if that is the way of things and the authorities are found to be totally culpable I for one will accept that. owd nick
  • Score: -1

10:29am Wed 30 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

' I expect that the rest of the teams in the play-offs will breathe a sigh of relief that Rovers haven't made it, we are well capable of beating all of them home and away. '

Comedy gold

Staying Down Forever Love Burnley.
' I expect that the rest of the teams in the play-offs will breathe a sigh of relief that Rovers haven't made it, we are well capable of beating all of them home and away. ' Comedy gold Staying Down Forever Love Burnley. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 1

10:35am Wed 30 Apr 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

owd nick wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left.

But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.
To put four past Reading you clowns would need to amass around 20 shots on total, as you average about 3 a game on a good day I won't be holding my breath.
Really - did you actually just type that?

Look at the table, look at how good we are, look at how far in front of both you AND Reading we are.

Please do hold your breath - for about an hour.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, those pesky pie eaters have smashed what hope you had left. But hang on a minute, we could do you a favour, we'll put 4 past Reading and you do the rest.[/p][/quote]To put four past Reading you clowns would need to amass around 20 shots on total, as you average about 3 a game on a good day I won't be holding my breath.[/p][/quote]Really - did you actually just type that? Look at the table, look at how good we are, look at how far in front of both you AND Reading we are. Please do hold your breath - for about an hour. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 3

10:41am Wed 30 Apr 14

realisticrover says...

I can see Burnley winning the Premier League next year...and then the League Cup a few years after, to really cement their place in Premier League History.
I can see Burnley winning the Premier League next year...and then the League Cup a few years after, to really cement their place in Premier League History. realisticrover
  • Score: 1

10:45am Wed 30 Apr 14

SteppBladder says...

owd nick wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs
All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off!

We will cruise it next year though,
Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.
His maths may be slightly off, thank gawd but I don't recall anyone wanting Steve Kean back, even jokingly or **** as a newt..

As for Hillsborough I support him totally as do a lot more people who are to scared to open their mouths.

I have every sympathy for the 96 and their families, I really do, no-one goes to a game of football to die, but as Liverpool are my second club I saw many of their games in the 70's, 80's and 90's and experienced bad situations at Anfield, Old Trafford, Maine Road, Eland Road, Wembley and other grounds created by the fans of both teams, most caused by drink, by fans who didn't have tickets or just wanted a scrap.

Yes the authorities at the time of Hillsborough were at fault, but they were not the ones at the back doing the pushing.

Yes some of the things that went on after the disaster, cover ups etc; need to be brought to the fore, but there are Liverpool fans alive today who were there and know what really happened, they are not going to stand up and be counted though.

That knowledge will be safely kept hidden away.

Or have we all forgotten Heysel? That is the disaster involving Liverpool fans that is never mentioned, in fact Liverpool and their fans do everything they can to keep it swept under the carpet.

The hidden monster that happened four years before Hillsborough.

I really do hope that the current investigation covers every aspect of that terrible day and doesn't simply become a witch hunt to denigrate the emergency services even further; and if that is the way of things and the authorities are found to be totally culpable I for one will accept that.
You a Sun reader Nick?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off! We will cruise it next year though,[/p][/quote]Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.[/p][/quote]His maths may be slightly off, thank gawd but I don't recall anyone wanting Steve Kean back, even jokingly or **** as a newt.. As for Hillsborough I support him totally as do a lot more people who are to scared to open their mouths. I have every sympathy for the 96 and their families, I really do, no-one goes to a game of football to die, but as Liverpool are my second club I saw many of their games in the 70's, 80's and 90's and experienced bad situations at Anfield, Old Trafford, Maine Road, Eland Road, Wembley and other grounds created by the fans of both teams, most caused by drink, by fans who didn't have tickets or just wanted a scrap. Yes the authorities at the time of Hillsborough were at fault, but they were not the ones at the back doing the pushing. Yes some of the things that went on after the disaster, cover ups etc; need to be brought to the fore, but there are Liverpool fans alive today who were there and know what really happened, they are not going to stand up and be counted though. That knowledge will be safely kept hidden away. Or have we all forgotten Heysel? That is the disaster involving Liverpool fans that is never mentioned, in fact Liverpool and their fans do everything they can to keep it swept under the carpet. The hidden monster that happened four years before Hillsborough. I really do hope that the current investigation covers every aspect of that terrible day and doesn't simply become a witch hunt to denigrate the emergency services even further; and if that is the way of things and the authorities are found to be totally culpable I for one will accept that.[/p][/quote]You a Sun reader Nick? SteppBladder
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11:12am Wed 30 Apr 14

.Lancs _ Pensioner says...

There you go again owd nick spouting off at something you know nothing about .It was a proven fact that a large number of fans from other clubs was involved in the Heysel stadium disaster and of the 26 sent back to Belgium to face the law. 2 was Stoke city supporters 1 a Bristol city fan. 1 an Ipswitch town supporter and guess where the other came from..........Yep a Blackburn rovers fan.So It wasn't just the Liverpool fans.
There you go again owd nick spouting off at something you know nothing about .It was a proven fact that a large number of fans from other clubs was involved in the Heysel stadium disaster and of the 26 sent back to Belgium to face the law. 2 was Stoke city supporters 1 a Bristol city fan. 1 an Ipswitch town supporter and guess where the other came from..........Yep a Blackburn rovers fan.So It wasn't just the Liverpool fans. .Lancs _ Pensioner
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11:31am Wed 30 Apr 14

garry_stockton says...

After reading some of the sh-te written on this topic I have confirmed the conclusion I already knew that all Wovers fans are absolute morons, That they also live in cloud cuckoo land with regards to new players,staff etc etc.
You are f-c-in skint, who is suddenly going to pay for all these dreams.
Venkys will abandon the chicken shack because of these moronic statements eventually. And as far as Saturday is concerned it is not going to happen..............
.ask the Bookies. Hope you all enjoy watching Brentford next season nice intro into the real **** the following year when you end up playing Owdham and Wochdale, I know you inbreds dont like travelling far cos you need to get back for the medication Keep Smilin UTC
After reading some of the sh-te written on this topic I have confirmed the conclusion I already knew that all Wovers fans are absolute morons, That they also live in cloud cuckoo land with regards to new players,staff etc etc. You are f-c-in skint, who is suddenly going to pay for all these dreams. Venkys will abandon the chicken shack because of these moronic statements eventually. And as far as Saturday is concerned it is not going to happen.............. .ask the Bookies. Hope you all enjoy watching Brentford next season nice intro into the real **** the following year when you end up playing Owdham and Wochdale, I know you inbreds dont like travelling far cos you need to get back for the medication Keep Smilin UTC garry_stockton
  • Score: 0

11:45am Wed 30 Apr 14

Harwoodstblue says...

realisticrover wrote:
I can see Burnley winning the Premier League next year...and then the League Cup a few years after, to really cement their place in Premier League History.
Ha Ha Ha.....I like your sense of humour but it will never happen as we all know, and so do they................
.......
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I can see Burnley winning the Premier League next year...and then the League Cup a few years after, to really cement their place in Premier League History.[/p][/quote]Ha Ha Ha.....I like your sense of humour but it will never happen as we all know, and so do they................ ....... Harwoodstblue
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11:59am Wed 30 Apr 14

garry_stockton says...

Cemented in the Annals of "How to run a Football Club " (Properly)!!!
How much cash you got to feed the chickens??? How much cash will Venkys provide to help you towards oblivion?? How many Inbreds can you keep together to form a lunatic asylum (Answer in Earnings column of DD's P60) Which footballer would sign for a club that is clearly still in turmoil. How much do you owe?? How much you lose every month???
Would you like to get your hands on £120m plus.......want to know how??
Work it out a-seholes!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!! UTC
Cemented in the Annals of "How to run a Football Club " (Properly)!!! How much cash you got to feed the chickens??? How much cash will Venkys provide to help you towards oblivion?? How many Inbreds can you keep together to form a lunatic asylum (Answer in Earnings column of DD's P60) Which footballer would sign for a club that is clearly still in turmoil. How much do you owe?? How much you lose every month??? Would you like to get your hands on £120m plus.......want to know how?? Work it out a-seholes!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! UTC garry_stockton
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Riverside 7 says...

The usual comments are being poured out by the pro- Bowyer camp such as:-
‘Remember where we were last year’ and ‘GB has stabilised the club’ etc. etc.
As I have said on a few occasions, things could not have got any worse than last season - what with 5 different managers, anti-Kean protests, anti-Venky protests, Shebby Singh’s meddling and damaging court cases involving Berg & Kean and so on.
After last season’s shambles it was not difficult to identify the players that needed ‘moving on’ and most Rovers fans could have easily identified the likes of Murphy, Best, the Portuguese contingent etc.

Remember, Bowyer had been at Ewood for many years before becoming the manager, and therefore he should have had a pretty good insight into the playing staff at the club.
That is something that most incoming managers at football clubs do not have.

I do understand what HH and Alexrover are saying about the likes of so-called experienced managers such as Mick McCarthy and Billy Davis, however since the sacking of Steve Kean, Blackburn Rovers have also had the opportunity to recruit the likes of ;-

Steve McClaren, Harry Redknapp, Nigel Adkins and Uve Rosler – Yes, all managers of the 4 teams that have made the play-offs this season (assuming Reading do make it).
I won’t even mention Sean Dyche.

In the eyes of most football fans, Redknapp has failed to deliver given the resources available to him but don’t forget that QPR were also a shambolic club before he arrived and they may yet win promotion via the play-offs.

You could also add to that list the likes of Tony Pullis and Mark Hughes – as other managers that have been available.
Now I am not saying that they would all necessarily have come to Ewood, especially with Venky’s reputation but it does go to show that some experienced managers are able to deliver.
The key is recruiting the right man.

Bowyer has been backed by the owners this season and allowed to sign a total of 21 players (including loanees).
His negative tactics against lower opposition has meant that entertainment at many home games has been poor and I can only think of 2 games this season when I felt the team played really well at Ewood – against Bolton and QPR.
That is why they have been booed off a few times this season.

The bottom line is that this season has been a missed opportunity for Blackburn Rovers.
it.
The usual comments are being poured out by the pro- Bowyer camp such as:- ‘Remember where we were last year’ and ‘GB has stabilised the club’ etc. etc. As I have said on a few occasions, things could not have got any worse than last season - what with 5 different managers, anti-Kean protests, anti-Venky protests, Shebby Singh’s meddling and damaging court cases involving Berg & Kean and so on. After last season’s shambles it was not difficult to identify the players that needed ‘moving on’ and most Rovers fans could have easily identified the likes of Murphy, Best, the Portuguese contingent etc. Remember, Bowyer had been at Ewood for many years before becoming the manager, and therefore he should have had a pretty good insight into the playing staff at the club. That is something that most incoming managers at football clubs do not have. I do understand what HH and Alexrover are saying about the likes of so-called experienced managers such as Mick McCarthy and Billy Davis, however since the sacking of Steve Kean, Blackburn Rovers have also had the opportunity to recruit the likes of ;- Steve McClaren, Harry Redknapp, Nigel Adkins and Uve Rosler – Yes, all managers of the 4 teams that have made the play-offs this season (assuming Reading do make it). I won’t even mention Sean Dyche. In the eyes of most football fans, Redknapp has failed to deliver given the resources available to him but don’t forget that QPR were also a shambolic club before he arrived and they may yet win promotion via the play-offs. You could also add to that list the likes of Tony Pullis and Mark Hughes – as other managers that have been available. Now I am not saying that they would all necessarily have come to Ewood, especially with Venky’s reputation but it does go to show that some experienced managers are able to deliver. The key is recruiting the right man. Bowyer has been backed by the owners this season and allowed to sign a total of 21 players (including loanees). His negative tactics against lower opposition has meant that entertainment at many home games has been poor and I can only think of 2 games this season when I felt the team played really well at Ewood – against Bolton and QPR. That is why they have been booed off a few times this season. The bottom line is that this season has been a missed opportunity for Blackburn Rovers. it. Riverside 7
  • Score: 2

12:21pm Wed 30 Apr 14

garry_stockton says...

For the benefit of Riverside7, the management at S-itewood couldnt spot a potential manager if he was sat in the away dugout on Matchdays. Why would Mark Hughes want to go back to the Inbreds? You havent got the cash to pay for a quality manager thats why youve got the tosser you have!!
Stop dreaming, pretend your in the real world and you had £120 m to look after...............
..be like putting Max Clifford in charge of a girls school......
For the benefit of Riverside7, the management at S-itewood couldnt spot a potential manager if he was sat in the away dugout on Matchdays. Why would Mark Hughes want to go back to the Inbreds? You havent got the cash to pay for a quality manager thats why youve got the tosser you have!! Stop dreaming, pretend your in the real world and you had £120 m to look after............... ..be like putting Max Clifford in charge of a girls school...... garry_stockton
  • Score: 0

12:33pm Wed 30 Apr 14

surreyrover says...

realisticrover wrote:
I can see Burnley winning the Premier League next year...and then the League Cup a few years after, to really cement their place in Premier League History.
Irony is not dead. Have a thumbs up.
[quote][p][bold]realisticrover[/bold] wrote: I can see Burnley winning the Premier League next year...and then the League Cup a few years after, to really cement their place in Premier League History.[/p][/quote]Irony is not dead. Have a thumbs up. surreyrover
  • Score: 1

8:08pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Angry From Accrington says...

owd nick wrote:
forever blue and white wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs
All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off!

We will cruise it next year though,
Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.
His maths may be slightly off, thank gawd but I don't recall anyone wanting Steve Kean back, even jokingly or **** as a newt..

As for Hillsborough I support him totally as do a lot more people who are to scared to open their mouths.

I have every sympathy for the 96 and their families, I really do, no-one goes to a game of football to die, but as Liverpool are my second club I saw many of their games in the 70's, 80's and 90's and experienced bad situations at Anfield, Old Trafford, Maine Road, Eland Road, Wembley and other grounds created by the fans of both teams, most caused by drink, by fans who didn't have tickets or just wanted a scrap.

Yes the authorities at the time of Hillsborough were at fault, but they were not the ones at the back doing the pushing.

Yes some of the things that went on after the disaster, cover ups etc; need to be brought to the fore, but there are Liverpool fans alive today who were there and know what really happened, they are not going to stand up and be counted though.

That knowledge will be safely kept hidden away.

Or have we all forgotten Heysel? That is the disaster involving Liverpool fans that is never mentioned, in fact Liverpool and their fans do everything they can to keep it swept under the carpet.

The hidden monster that happened four years before Hillsborough.

I really do hope that the current investigation covers every aspect of that terrible day and doesn't simply become a witch hunt to denigrate the emergency services even further; and if that is the way of things and the authorities are found to be totally culpable I for one will accept that.
Owe but wise Nick
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forever blue and white[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: If we beat Wigan 7 0 on Saturday and Reading get stuffed 8 0 we are in the playoffs All pigs fuelled wing commander and ready for take off! We will cruise it next year though,[/p][/quote]Well Angry, I am afraid to say that my suspicions about you are correct. You really have had your brain removed. Firstly, earlier this season you wanted Steve Kean back. Secondly, your idiotic comments about Liverpool and the indirect lines about Hillsborough the police and paramedics a couple of days ago and now thirdly your incredibly bad maths. May I suggest you have a look at the league table again and you will find we only need to pick up 7 goals against Reading not 15. You really should think about what you type before you type it my friend.[/p][/quote]His maths may be slightly off, thank gawd but I don't recall anyone wanting Steve Kean back, even jokingly or **** as a newt.. As for Hillsborough I support him totally as do a lot more people who are to scared to open their mouths. I have every sympathy for the 96 and their families, I really do, no-one goes to a game of football to die, but as Liverpool are my second club I saw many of their games in the 70's, 80's and 90's and experienced bad situations at Anfield, Old Trafford, Maine Road, Eland Road, Wembley and other grounds created by the fans of both teams, most caused by drink, by fans who didn't have tickets or just wanted a scrap. Yes the authorities at the time of Hillsborough were at fault, but they were not the ones at the back doing the pushing. Yes some of the things that went on after the disaster, cover ups etc; need to be brought to the fore, but there are Liverpool fans alive today who were there and know what really happened, they are not going to stand up and be counted though. That knowledge will be safely kept hidden away. Or have we all forgotten Heysel? That is the disaster involving Liverpool fans that is never mentioned, in fact Liverpool and their fans do everything they can to keep it swept under the carpet. The hidden monster that happened four years before Hillsborough. I really do hope that the current investigation covers every aspect of that terrible day and doesn't simply become a witch hunt to denigrate the emergency services even further; and if that is the way of things and the authorities are found to be totally culpable I for one will accept that.[/p][/quote]Owe but wise Nick Angry From Accrington
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