Let's finish it off properly in front our own fans, says Rovers boss

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

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

GARY Bowyer wants to reward Blackburn Rovers’ fans further with a final-day victory over Wigan Athletic which could yet see their side sneak into the play-offs.

Before Saturday’s 3-1 win at Charlton members of Rovers’ community department handed out complimentary scarves to the 940 supporters who had made the trip to The Valley.

The scarves were Bowyer’s and his players’ way of thanking the fans for the support they have shown away from home this season.

Now the Rovers boss is hoping to give the Ewood Park faithful the perfect send off with a home win over Wigan on Saturday.

Bowyer said: “It’s been a fantastic effort from the away support.

“All season long they have been right behind us and the numbers they’ve travelled in have been phenomenal.

“Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton, they are long trips, and Saturday was the last one – and off the back of Bank Holiday Monday at Birmingham, so it was a massive effort from them.

“It wasn’t just myself, the players wanted to give something back to the supporters.

“We did something similar at Yeovil at Christmas with hats, scarves and footballs and I thought it was a good idea from everybody connected with the club to give something back to the fans.

“The noise they make and the songs they sing, it’s brilliant, so we are delighted we can do something like that.

“It was a good atmosphere and our supporters played their part in that.

“We just hope that they come out next Saturday and we finish it off properly in front of our own fans.”

The win over Charlton moved Rovers up to eighth in the Championship and within three points of fifth-placed Reading and sixth-placed Wigan, who play their game in hand tonight away to Birmingham City.

Kids can get in for a quid for Rovers’ final match of the campaign against the Latics.

Tickets in all areas of the ground, except the Jack Walker Centre, cost £1 for juniors.

Tickets for adults cost between £19 and £29 and tickets for seniors cost between £12 and £25.

Student tickets, for the Jack Walker Wings only, cost £15.

Tickets are now on general sale.

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11:38am Tue 29 Apr 14

theswayzeexpress says...

Should be a good positive atmosphere on Saturday whatever the outcome at Birmingham tonight. We've shown glimpses this season of what we are capable of and with more consistency next season we have a chance. Fans have got to show our appreciation on Saturday to the likes of Rhodes, cairney and Conway to persuade them that this is the club to be at next season.
Should be a good positive atmosphere on Saturday whatever the outcome at Birmingham tonight. We've shown glimpses this season of what we are capable of and with more consistency next season we have a chance. Fans have got to show our appreciation on Saturday to the likes of Rhodes, cairney and Conway to persuade them that this is the club to be at next season. theswayzeexpress
  • Score: 48

11:57am Tue 29 Apr 14

chickenfarm says...

another weekend another play off push!!!!!!
another weekend another play off push!!!!!! chickenfarm
  • Score: -7

11:58am Tue 29 Apr 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Cant wait for Saturday or next season whatever happens, COYB.
Cant wait for Saturday or next season whatever happens, COYB. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 30

12:31pm Tue 29 Apr 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.
Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: -5

1:07pm Tue 29 Apr 14

dangerous dave says...

OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.
totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
[quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.[/p][/quote]totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS dangerous dave
  • Score: -13

2:08pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FCBurnley says...

Anything less than the play offs is an unmitigated disaster considering the money spent .
Anything less than the play offs is an unmitigated disaster considering the money spent . FCBurnley
  • Score: -5

2:40pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Should Blackburn Rovers once again fail to reach the minimum expectations of the owners and fans of a 6th place finish I believe that a complete clear out from top to bottom will be necessary. The entire infrastructure of the club is clearly rotten to the core and the current group of journeymen football players are simply not performing to level expected of them.

For a former Premier League club, having spent so much money to restructure in the Championship, to finish below 6th place in the 2nd tier of English football after two failed attempts is nothing less than a complete and unmitigated catastrophe. In fact I would go as far as saying it would be the single biggest disgrace to befall this shambolic football club in the four years it has been on a steadily declining trajectory.

The fact that Blackburn Rovers can still finish the season as low as 11th shows that when you look beyond the smoke and mirrors presented by Bowyer and the communal delusion of the desperate supporters, how little progress has actually being made. If anything the club is taking yet another step backwards as the transfer ban which will heap even more ridicule on the club will allow the competing mid-table teams to move even further ahead.

Mrs Desai's itchy trigger finger is now hovering precariously over that big red EXIT button and should this investment fall any further in value due to a third successive season outside of the Premier League then it is likely that Mrs D and the brothers Rao will finally take the decision to cut their losses and dump this festering and malignant drain on the finances of their fowl empire, much like the Walker trust before them.

It's all downhill from there.
Should Blackburn Rovers once again fail to reach the minimum expectations of the owners and fans of a 6th place finish I believe that a complete clear out from top to bottom will be necessary. The entire infrastructure of the club is clearly rotten to the core and the current group of journeymen football players are simply not performing to level expected of them. For a former Premier League club, having spent so much money to restructure in the Championship, to finish below 6th place in the 2nd tier of English football after two failed attempts is nothing less than a complete and unmitigated catastrophe. In fact I would go as far as saying it would be the single biggest disgrace to befall this shambolic football club in the four years it has been on a steadily declining trajectory. The fact that Blackburn Rovers can still finish the season as low as 11th shows that when you look beyond the smoke and mirrors presented by Bowyer and the communal delusion of the desperate supporters, how little progress has actually being made. If anything the club is taking yet another step backwards as the transfer ban which will heap even more ridicule on the club will allow the competing mid-table teams to move even further ahead. Mrs Desai's itchy trigger finger is now hovering precariously over that big red EXIT button and should this investment fall any further in value due to a third successive season outside of the Premier League then it is likely that Mrs D and the brothers Rao will finally take the decision to cut their losses and dump this festering and malignant drain on the finances of their fowl empire, much like the Walker trust before them. It's all downhill from there. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -21

2:54pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mammamiauk says...

With this wretched Tube strike in London this week (and the following week), I very much look forward to chilling out and being back at Ewood for the last game of the season on Saturday!

COYB
With this wretched Tube strike in London this week (and the following week), I very much look forward to chilling out and being back at Ewood for the last game of the season on Saturday! COYB mammamiauk
  • Score: 4

2:57pm Tue 29 Apr 14

slants says...

you jibbs really are living in cuckoo land if you think the shiit will get in the play-offs lol.
you jibbs really are living in cuckoo land if you think the shiit will get in the play-offs lol. slants
  • Score: -7

3:16pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Forever Blue & White says...

dangerous dave wrote:
OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.
totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
DD you really are a complete t***er! With supporters like you we don't need any enemies (assuming of course you are a supporter and not a dingle which I've often suspected) As I once posted about you your name should really be "Victor Meldrew" as you're a moaning whinging old git who should be put out to pasture!
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.[/p][/quote]totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]DD you really are a complete t***er! With supporters like you we don't need any enemies (assuming of course you are a supporter and not a dingle which I've often suspected) As I once posted about you your name should really be "Victor Meldrew" as you're a moaning whinging old git who should be put out to pasture! Forever Blue & White
  • Score: 5

3:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

baz58 says...

I wonder if we will get more than 14,500 fans on for our last home game of the season against Wigan, even though we haven't been promoted and finished 2nd?
I wonder if we will get more than 14,500 fans on for our last home game of the season against Wigan, even though we haven't been promoted and finished 2nd? baz58
  • Score: 9

3:41pm Tue 29 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,
whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,, noddy57
  • Score: 7

5:05pm Tue 29 Apr 14

ghost of sceptic says...

FCBurnley wrote:
Anything less than the play offs is an unmitigated disaster considering the money spent .
Money spent . if you are going to comment get your facts first. The team and players Bowyer has put together cost less than a million. I call that shrewd.
[quote][p][bold]FCBurnley[/bold] wrote: Anything less than the play offs is an unmitigated disaster considering the money spent .[/p][/quote]Money spent . if you are going to comment get your facts first. The team and players Bowyer has put together cost less than a million. I call that shrewd. ghost of sceptic
  • Score: 3

5:14pm 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: 6

5:31pm Tue 29 Apr 14

owd nick says...

noddy57 wrote:
whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,
One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list.

We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do".

He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that.

This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs.

That's a massive change in one season.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,[/p][/quote]One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list. We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do". He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that. This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs. That's a massive change in one season. owd nick
  • Score: 5

5:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Fan@clared says...

baz58 wrote:
I wonder if we will get more than 14,500 fans on for our last home game of the season against Wigan, even though we haven't been promoted and finished 2nd?
Well you won’t be on TV or kicking off at 12.15, so maybe you will beat that if Wigan bring 3000 fans. You know your desperation is so bad you’ve worn this particular track out. One other thing you will never know is how many you would get if you were promoted because you won’t be.
[quote][p][bold]baz58[/bold] wrote: I wonder if we will get more than 14,500 fans on for our last home game of the season against Wigan, even though we haven't been promoted and finished 2nd?[/p][/quote]Well you won’t be on TV or kicking off at 12.15, so maybe you will beat that if Wigan bring 3000 fans. You know your desperation is so bad you’ve worn this particular track out. One other thing you will never know is how many you would get if you were promoted because you won’t be. Fan@clared
  • Score: -7

5:41pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Super_Clarets says...

Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished.

And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances.

Oh dear.
Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished. And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances. Oh dear. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -9

6:05pm Tue 29 Apr 14

baldie says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished.

And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances.

Oh dear.
You might have enough money,but only if you get in quick before Brendan runs off with his retirement fund.
I'd worry about yourselves if I were you.
If you can,try to still be in touch by the time the clocks go back.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished. And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances. Oh dear.[/p][/quote]You might have enough money,but only if you get in quick before Brendan runs off with his retirement fund. I'd worry about yourselves if I were you. If you can,try to still be in touch by the time the clocks go back. baldie
  • Score: 4

6:17pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Captain Dreckley says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished.

And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances.

Oh dear.
The trouble is Burnley won't spend, certainly not on players that's why Coyle and Howe walked out for bigger, more ambitious clubs such as Bournemouth and Bolton and Dyche will do the same. Same old Burnley, promotion and parachute payments all disappearing like the Austin millions and not 're invested in the playing staff. Turf Moor once again will be the embarrassment of the premier league with its wooden seats.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished. And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances. Oh dear.[/p][/quote]The trouble is Burnley won't spend, certainly not on players that's why Coyle and Howe walked out for bigger, more ambitious clubs such as Bournemouth and Bolton and Dyche will do the same. Same old Burnley, promotion and parachute payments all disappearing like the Austin millions and not 're invested in the playing staff. Turf Moor once again will be the embarrassment of the premier league with its wooden seats. Captain Dreckley
  • Score: 13

6:22pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Alexrover says...

owd nick wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,
One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list.

We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do".

He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that.

This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs.

That's a massive change in one season.
Next season, I would also like to see Gary include some of the youngsters such as : Moris, Mahoney, O'Connell and Rittenberg - who has scored a lot of goals this season for the U21s. So much so he has been included in the England U18s were he set 1 up and scored 1 in a 2-1 win over Germany. Additionally, playing O'Connell would solve the centre- back issue and we could use that money towards paying of the debt. Also offload Orr, Goodwillie, Best, Ollson and Etuhu
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,[/p][/quote]One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list. We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do". He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that. This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs. That's a massive change in one season.[/p][/quote]Next season, I would also like to see Gary include some of the youngsters such as : Moris, Mahoney, O'Connell and Rittenberg - who has scored a lot of goals this season for the U21s. So much so he has been included in the England U18s were he set 1 up and scored 1 in a 2-1 win over Germany. Additionally, playing O'Connell would solve the centre- back issue and we could use that money towards paying of the debt. Also offload Orr, Goodwillie, Best, Ollson and Etuhu Alexrover
  • Score: 3

6:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

French Blue&White says...

What a difference 12 short months make...Gone from dreading the up coming season to cant wait for it. Gary Bowyer as done an unbelievable job with trimming the squad and the players he's brought in... I wouldn't have thought it possible under the circumstances ...Roll on next season COYB!!!
What a difference 12 short months make...Gone from dreading the up coming season to cant wait for it. Gary Bowyer as done an unbelievable job with trimming the squad and the players he's brought in... I wouldn't have thought it possible under the circumstances ...Roll on next season COYB!!! French Blue&White
  • Score: 5

7:14pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Alexrover says...

French Blue&White wrote:
What a difference 12 short months make...Gone from dreading the up coming season to cant wait for it. Gary Bowyer as done an unbelievable job with trimming the squad and the players he's brought in... I wouldn't have thought it possible under the circumstances ...Roll on next season COYB!!!
I couldn't agree more. The thought of Conway and Marshall supplying ammunition to Gestede and Rhodes, plus the partnership between Cairney and Evans in the centre could be very promising. Roll on next season!

COYB!
[quote][p][bold]French Blue&White[/bold] wrote: What a difference 12 short months make...Gone from dreading the up coming season to cant wait for it. Gary Bowyer as done an unbelievable job with trimming the squad and the players he's brought in... I wouldn't have thought it possible under the circumstances ...Roll on next season COYB!!![/p][/quote]I couldn't agree more. The thought of Conway and Marshall supplying ammunition to Gestede and Rhodes, plus the partnership between Cairney and Evans in the centre could be very promising. Roll on next season! COYB! Alexrover
  • Score: 2

9:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Thanks Birmingham, you certainly tried your best.
Thanks Birmingham, you certainly tried your best. A Darener
  • Score: 0

10:54pm Tue 29 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

Captain Dreckley wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished.

And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances.

Oh dear.
The trouble is Burnley won't spend, certainly not on players that's why Coyle and Howe walked out for bigger, more ambitious clubs such as Bournemouth and Bolton and Dyche will do the same. Same old Burnley, promotion and parachute payments all disappearing like the Austin millions and not 're invested in the playing staff. Turf Moor once again will be the embarrassment of the premier league with its wooden seats.
That's a bit harsh.

We didn't do so badly in our first attempt in the Premier League considering we got there fair and square by playing quality football and without throwing money at it like you lot had to. We went up the first time via the play-off's after a late run to sneak into 6th place.

We enjoyed a few good wins while we were there (Man Utd, Everton and Tottenham were the highlights for many), we cleared the clubs debts, made improvements behind the scenes, built the elite training centre, and we also put in place the structure allowing us to challenge for promotion in future years culminating in this season, a season in which we have blown away the Championship and won promotion automatically, and not only that but we've also beaten you clowns along the way. We are now ready for our step up to the big time and for Burnley FC to be back where they belong.

So actually that first taste of the Premier League, brief though it was, has enabled us to do what we have this season. We now have the experience behind us, a much stronger and determined board of directors, a debt free club, we own our own stadium and training ground, and most importantly we have a manager and team that are hungry to build on this fantastic season.

Of course the board will back Dyche. He has spent just £400k and delivered automatic promotion and a £120million jackpot that will secure the club for many, many years.

I think your hopes for our failure will be dashed just as they have this season.

And I'll happily take wooden seats in the Premier League as we welcome Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, as opposed to plastic ones for the visit of Brentford.
[quote][p][bold]Captain Dreckley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Thinking about it, Burnley could now afford to buy your entire first eleven and play them as our reserve team, if we so wished. And just think of all those poor signings, several of them Bowyers mistakes, that have been loaned out and are now due back. Unwanted, unsellable, unfit for the Championship, and a serious drain on your feeble finances. Oh dear.[/p][/quote]The trouble is Burnley won't spend, certainly not on players that's why Coyle and Howe walked out for bigger, more ambitious clubs such as Bournemouth and Bolton and Dyche will do the same. Same old Burnley, promotion and parachute payments all disappearing like the Austin millions and not 're invested in the playing staff. Turf Moor once again will be the embarrassment of the premier league with its wooden seats.[/p][/quote]That's a bit harsh. We didn't do so badly in our first attempt in the Premier League considering we got there fair and square by playing quality football and without throwing money at it like you lot had to. We went up the first time via the play-off's after a late run to sneak into 6th place. We enjoyed a few good wins while we were there (Man Utd, Everton and Tottenham were the highlights for many), we cleared the clubs debts, made improvements behind the scenes, built the elite training centre, and we also put in place the structure allowing us to challenge for promotion in future years culminating in this season, a season in which we have blown away the Championship and won promotion automatically, and not only that but we've also beaten you clowns along the way. We are now ready for our step up to the big time and for Burnley FC to be back where they belong. So actually that first taste of the Premier League, brief though it was, has enabled us to do what we have this season. We now have the experience behind us, a much stronger and determined board of directors, a debt free club, we own our own stadium and training ground, and most importantly we have a manager and team that are hungry to build on this fantastic season. Of course the board will back Dyche. He has spent just £400k and delivered automatic promotion and a £120million jackpot that will secure the club for many, many years. I think your hopes for our failure will be dashed just as they have this season. And I'll happily take wooden seats in the Premier League as we welcome Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, as opposed to plastic ones for the visit of Brentford. look.up.blackburn.
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7:56am Wed 30 Apr 14

bburnrover says...

Well it was a poor season really nothing to play for at all. The euphoria now is that next season we can push towards automatic promotion but just remember what happened at Bolton this season as they had a strong finish the previous season and just missed out on the playoffs.We need to get rid of some players and try to attract more quality into the ranks play with two strikers in home matches and hopefully we will get results.
Well it was a poor season really nothing to play for at all. The euphoria now is that next season we can push towards automatic promotion but just remember what happened at Bolton this season as they had a strong finish the previous season and just missed out on the playoffs.We need to get rid of some players and try to attract more quality into the ranks play with two strikers in home matches and hopefully we will get results. bburnrover
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10:13am Wed 30 Apr 14

owd nick says...

Alexrover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,
One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list.

We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do".

He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that.

This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs.

That's a massive change in one season.
Next season, I would also like to see Gary include some of the youngsters such as : Moris, Mahoney, O'Connell and Rittenberg - who has scored a lot of goals this season for the U21s. So much so he has been included in the England U18s were he set 1 up and scored 1 in a 2-1 win over Germany. Additionally, playing O'Connell would solve the centre- back issue and we could use that money towards paying of the debt. Also offload Orr, Goodwillie, Best, Ollson and Etuhu
I agree, the club won't begin to find it's feet properly until all the deadwood is gone, the only one I have any sympathy for is Goodwillie.

GB knows these young players and I am pretty certain that if he thinks they are good enough they will find their way into the first team squad, then who knows.
[quote][p][bold]Alexrover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,[/p][/quote]One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list. We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do". He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that. This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs. That's a massive change in one season.[/p][/quote]Next season, I would also like to see Gary include some of the youngsters such as : Moris, Mahoney, O'Connell and Rittenberg - who has scored a lot of goals this season for the U21s. So much so he has been included in the England U18s were he set 1 up and scored 1 in a 2-1 win over Germany. Additionally, playing O'Connell would solve the centre- back issue and we could use that money towards paying of the debt. Also offload Orr, Goodwillie, Best, Ollson and Etuhu[/p][/quote]I agree, the club won't begin to find it's feet properly until all the deadwood is gone, the only one I have any sympathy for is Goodwillie. GB knows these young players and I am pretty certain that if he thinks they are good enough they will find their way into the first team squad, then who knows. owd nick
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2:26pm Wed 30 Apr 14

slants says...

the jibbles are priceless with their stupidity.
the jibbles are priceless with their stupidity. slants
  • Score: -1

10:33pm Wed 30 Apr 14

noddy57 says...

owd nick wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,
One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list.

We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do".

He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that.

This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs.

That's a massive change in one season.
absolutely bang on the money in fact l could not have put it any better myself .
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: whatever the result this week end we have all the ingredients for an all out assault on the championship next season but only if we can keep the better players and maintain our consistency .Gary Bowyer is capable of getting this club back up if he can tweak a few things like turning home draws in to wins because its those draws which have cost us this season,,[/p][/quote]One way of looking at it is that if anyone comes in for our better players they will have to pay significantly more for them than we did, Evan, Cairney, Gestede and Conway in particular, then add Spurr, Hanley, King and of course Rhodes to that list. We could lose a couple of the above but personally i wouldn't be too worried if we did, GB is proving to be a pretty canny dealer in the market and in his own words earlier this week; "There is a lot more to do". He has also loaned quite a few fringe players and youngsters out to other clubs, giving them the chance to gain experience and real match practice, most of them are going to come back better players because of that. This time last season we were in dire straights, basically a one man team hanging on to our Championship status by our fingertips, now we are confident, scoring goals for fun from all over the pitch, and in with a very slight chance of the playoffs. That's a massive change in one season.[/p][/quote]absolutely bang on the money in fact l could not have put it any better myself . noddy57
  • Score: 0

5:12am Thu 1 May 14

forever blue and white says...

Forever Blue & White wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.
totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
DD you really are a complete t***er! With supporters like you we don't need any enemies (assuming of course you are a supporter and not a dingle which I've often suspected) As I once posted about you your name should really be "Victor Meldrew" as you're a moaning whinging old git who should be put out to pasture!
Someone appears to have nicked my name
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue & White[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.[/p][/quote]totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]DD you really are a complete t***er! With supporters like you we don't need any enemies (assuming of course you are a supporter and not a dingle which I've often suspected) As I once posted about you your name should really be "Victor Meldrew" as you're a moaning whinging old git who should be put out to pasture![/p][/quote]Someone appears to have nicked my name forever blue and white
  • Score: 0

5:12am Thu 1 May 14

forever blue and white says...

Forever Blue & White wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
OnePostThenTheOther wrote:
Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.
totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!
OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS
DD you really are a complete t***er! With supporters like you we don't need any enemies (assuming of course you are a supporter and not a dingle which I've often suspected) As I once posted about you your name should really be "Victor Meldrew" as you're a moaning whinging old git who should be put out to pasture!
Someone appears to have nicked my name
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue & White[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OnePostThenTheOther[/bold] wrote: Glad you appreciate the away support Gary. What a pity you couldn't reciprocate with positive performances in front of the other 90+% of fans against Yeovil, Bournemouth, Brighton. If so we would have been protecting out play-off spot going into the weekend.[/p][/quote]totally agree with your comments - GB finishing off on high well played 45 won 17 says it all!! By the way LT GB's photo is inspirational!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! OUT WITH THE COWBOYS AND INDIANS[/p][/quote]DD you really are a complete t***er! With supporters like you we don't need any enemies (assuming of course you are a supporter and not a dingle which I've often suspected) As I once posted about you your name should really be "Victor Meldrew" as you're a moaning whinging old git who should be put out to pasture![/p][/quote]Someone appears to have nicked my name forever blue and white
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