Bowyer sees improvement but wants Rovers to build on campaign

This Is Lancashire: Gary Bowyer Gary Bowyer

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer firmly believes this season should be seen as one of improvement – no matter if his side miss out on the play-offs.

Victory in their last game of the campaign at home to Wigan Athletic on Saturday would move Rovers up to 70 points.

That would be 12 points more than they achieved last season when the threat of a second successive relegation hung over the club right up until the final match.

A total of 70 points would also have been enough to guarantee sixth place in 2012-13.

But, barring a freak set of results on the last day, it will not be enough to secure the final play-off pace this time around.

However Bowyer insists failure to make the top six should not detract from the progress that Rovers have made under his command.

But he has also stressed there is plenty of more work to do.

Bowyer said: “The progress we’ve made is down to a lot of people.

“The backroom staff and the players, they’ve really bought into what we want to try and do and achieve.

“We all know what this club has been through and we can’t rest, we’ve got a hell of a lot to do.

“We’ve got Wigan on Saturday and we’ll see what that brings but then we’ve got another big and important summer. We’ve got to continue and get better.”

In pre-season Bowyer will aim to maintain and improve the squad which has taken Rovers to the edge of the play-offs.

But, with Financial Fair Play coming into force in January, he must also continue to attempt to trim the club’s hefty wage bill.

It is almost certain that Rovers, who are unbeaten in 11 games, will start next season in the Championship even if they beat Wigan on Saturday.

Rovers also require Brighton to lose at Nottingham Forest and Reading to lose at home to promoted Burnley while overturning a seven-goal swing on Reading, who occupy sixth spot.

Bowyer is set to be boosted by the return of David Dunn and Dickson Etuhu for the visit of the Latics after the pair returned to training on Tuesday.

Fellow midfielder Jason Lowe could also come into contention but it is unlikely left back Tommy Spurr will be fit as he continues to struggle with a groin injury.

But Ben Marshall, who has been sidelined for three months with ankle-ligament damage, could be named in Bowyer’s squad.

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9:16am Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress?

To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure.

Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him!

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress? To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure. Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x Super_Clarets
  • Score: -23

9:47am Thu 1 May 14

Jez1959 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress?

To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure.

Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him!

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
Pathetic attempt at having a pop at the Rovers. Why dont you bask in your fleeting moments in the limelight dingle and not obsess over every Rovers related article as soon as it appears?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress? To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure. Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]Pathetic attempt at having a pop at the Rovers. Why dont you bask in your fleeting moments in the limelight dingle and not obsess over every Rovers related article as soon as it appears? Jez1959
  • Score: 15

9:51am Thu 1 May 14

Terrier man says...

Yet again a Claret first to post on our site.

I offer my genuine congratulations to Burnley on what has been an unbelievable campaign for you, but the paranoia of the majority of Burnley supporters about their nearest neighbours surely holds no comparison with anything else in football.

Rovers will surely not be in the play offs this year, we may even be in the doldrums for a few more years yet, but after 139 years we have never been in the lowest league, never mind on the verge of dropping out it. 35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football.

For a very small town club out in the sticks with no money, small support, a poor stadium built on the cheap and poor training facilities, Burnley's long term status in life can only ever be low/mid table second tier and you know it. We have a far better stadium and infrastructure, bigger support and very recent top league credentials which gives us far greater potential than Burnley can ever have. We will be back, whatever happens with the Venkys.

I do, though, hope Burnley have a fantastic season next year as the team fully deserves it, if not some of their paranoid supporters.
Yet again a Claret first to post on our site. I offer my genuine congratulations to Burnley on what has been an unbelievable campaign for you, but the paranoia of the majority of Burnley supporters about their nearest neighbours surely holds no comparison with anything else in football. Rovers will surely not be in the play offs this year, we may even be in the doldrums for a few more years yet, but after 139 years we have never been in the lowest league, never mind on the verge of dropping out it. 35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football. For a very small town club out in the sticks with no money, small support, a poor stadium built on the cheap and poor training facilities, Burnley's long term status in life can only ever be low/mid table second tier and you know it. We have a far better stadium and infrastructure, bigger support and very recent top league credentials which gives us far greater potential than Burnley can ever have. We will be back, whatever happens with the Venkys. I do, though, hope Burnley have a fantastic season next year as the team fully deserves it, if not some of their paranoid supporters. Terrier man
  • Score: 27

10:19am Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

"35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football"

It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky.

So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure?

I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo.

I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us.

Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books!

10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby.

But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's.

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
"35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football" It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky. So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure? I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo. I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us. Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books! 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby. But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's. STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x Super_Clarets
  • Score: -11

10:32am Thu 1 May 14

Jez1959 says...

You clearly have massive inferiority issues pal. The lengths you feel you need to go to prove your team are better than Rovers is actually quite disturbing. As I said earlier just try and enjoy your time in the top flight and just let go!
You clearly have massive inferiority issues pal. The lengths you feel you need to go to prove your team are better than Rovers is actually quite disturbing. As I said earlier just try and enjoy your time in the top flight and just let go! Jez1959
  • Score: 11

10:39am Thu 1 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress?

To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure.

Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him!

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
Knob Heads first on again, is it not Dole day in Burnley's today? Get a life you freak.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress? To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure. Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]Knob Heads first on again, is it not Dole day in Burnley's today? Get a life you freak. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 2

10:44am Thu 1 May 14

jinkyjase says...

Article posted at 9am. Scruff responds at 9.16am.
You'll look like a begging dog waiting for Rovers bone Scruffy_Clarets.
Article posted at 9am. Scruff responds at 9.16am. You'll look like a begging dog waiting for Rovers bone Scruffy_Clarets. jinkyjase
  • Score: 5

10:53am Thu 1 May 14

Terrier man says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football"

It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky.

So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure?

I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo.

I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us.

Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books!

10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby.

But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's.

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
I think I've touched a nerve here, don't you? Jack Walker didn't take control and start having any real financial input until 1991, 12 years after Burnley last beat us. He died in 2000, 14 years before they beat us next.

Paranoia (adjective: paranoid) is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football" It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky. So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure? I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo. I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us. Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books! 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby. But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's. STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]I think I've touched a nerve here, don't you? Jack Walker didn't take control and start having any real financial input until 1991, 12 years after Burnley last beat us. He died in 2000, 14 years before they beat us next. Paranoia (adjective: paranoid) is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself Terrier man
  • Score: 12

11:08am Thu 1 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Terrier man wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
"35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football"

It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky.

So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure?

I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo.

I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us.

Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books!

10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby.

But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's.

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
I think I've touched a nerve here, don't you? Jack Walker didn't take control and start having any real financial input until 1991, 12 years after Burnley last beat us. He died in 2000, 14 years before they beat us next.

Paranoia (adjective: paranoid) is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself
You've just described him perfectly. He certainly fits the bill on all points.

Scary............
[quote][p][bold]Terrier man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football" It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky. So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure? I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo. I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us. Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books! 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby. But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's. STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]I think I've touched a nerve here, don't you? Jack Walker didn't take control and start having any real financial input until 1991, 12 years after Burnley last beat us. He died in 2000, 14 years before they beat us next. Paranoia (adjective: paranoid) is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs, or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself[/p][/quote]You've just described him perfectly. He certainly fits the bill on all points. Scary............ Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 6

11:16am Thu 1 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

You don't even know your own clubs history!

"In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season"

Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two.

Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period.

Get your facts right you clown.
You don't even know your own clubs history! "In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season" Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two. Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period. Get your facts right you clown. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -10

11:32am Thu 1 May 14

owd nick says...

Back to the article, it is actually about the progress Rovers have made this season, not about the fantasy life of a sad troll.

Good article, positive message, yes it is extremely unlikely that we will qualify for the playoffs but we shouldn't allow that to detract from what GB has achieved in almost a year.

After the debacles of the previous two seasons I said at the start of this one that if we were challenging for the playoffs I would be fairly happy, and that has been the case right up to the last game of the season.

Like all fans I still have concerns, basically because we have owners who are akin to silent partners, I can understand why but it does give the detractors a lot of ammunition to play with.

The management team, players and the majority of fans are all singing from the same hymn-sheet, perhaps it's time for the owners to join in.

Of course FFP looms large, it will be interesting if Man City and PSG are taken to task because if that is the case then no-one else can complain at any sanctions leveled.

But these two financial giants will make an interesting test case, especially if they choose to challenge any rulings in the European courts.

The speculation about Rhodes's future will obviously start after the final whistle on Saturday and instinct tells me that someone like Wigan may take a punt on him if they get promoted through the playoffs, but personally I think we are significantly more than the one man team we were at the end of last season, in recent weeks goals have been flowing from everywhere, except Rhodes.

If we can hang onto him, great, if not then cash in and look elsewhere.

Still some expensive deadwood to ship out, won't be easy because with everyone else cutting their cloth with FFP scissors any potential buyers will be put off by their salaries.

But on the other hand I also expect a glut of decent players being freed up because of FFP.
Back to the article, it is actually about the progress Rovers have made this season, not about the fantasy life of a sad troll. Good article, positive message, yes it is extremely unlikely that we will qualify for the playoffs but we shouldn't allow that to detract from what GB has achieved in almost a year. After the debacles of the previous two seasons I said at the start of this one that if we were challenging for the playoffs I would be fairly happy, and that has been the case right up to the last game of the season. Like all fans I still have concerns, basically because we have owners who are akin to silent partners, I can understand why but it does give the detractors a lot of ammunition to play with. The management team, players and the majority of fans are all singing from the same hymn-sheet, perhaps it's time for the owners to join in. Of course FFP looms large, it will be interesting if Man City and PSG are taken to task because if that is the case then no-one else can complain at any sanctions leveled. But these two financial giants will make an interesting test case, especially if they choose to challenge any rulings in the European courts. The speculation about Rhodes's future will obviously start after the final whistle on Saturday and instinct tells me that someone like Wigan may take a punt on him if they get promoted through the playoffs, but personally I think we are significantly more than the one man team we were at the end of last season, in recent weeks goals have been flowing from everywhere, except Rhodes. If we can hang onto him, great, if not then cash in and look elsewhere. Still some expensive deadwood to ship out, won't be easy because with everyone else cutting their cloth with FFP scissors any potential buyers will be put off by their salaries. But on the other hand I also expect a glut of decent players being freed up because of FFP. owd nick
  • Score: 5

12:44pm Thu 1 May 14

hasslem hasslem says...

police announcement - the village is missing its idiot again
police announcement - the village is missing its idiot again hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 3

12:55pm Thu 1 May 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Whens the open top tour of that dump, to celebrate not being in your annual relegation battle?

CHUMPIONSHIP MY LORD

CHUMPIONSHIP

OH LORD CHUMPIONSHIP
Whens the open top tour of that dump, to celebrate not being in your annual relegation battle? CHUMPIONSHIP MY LORD CHUMPIONSHIP OH LORD CHUMPIONSHIP burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -5

1:29pm Thu 1 May 14

noddy57 says...

what is it with these dingle divis ? All l will say is after you have nosedived back to the championship next season we will be taking your place in the premiership ,,How does that sound inbreeds ?
what is it with these dingle divis ? All l will say is after you have nosedived back to the championship next season we will be taking your place in the premiership ,,How does that sound inbreeds ? noddy57
  • Score: 6

2:06pm Thu 1 May 14

inflightmagazine says...

History is a great thing it allows us to reflect and learn, for instance I know of a club that was in the second division( the old third division) in 1998-1999 and after half their games were on 24 pts with a goal difference of -12, if they would have carried on like this they would have finished 22 that season and been relegated, but a kind benefactor came in and bought shares and investing 3m into the club allowing them to spend £1.325 million ( A huge sum for a third division club) on players plus some loans and ultimatley survive. Not fair on the other guys but hey that's football.

isn't history a great thing
History is a great thing it allows us to reflect and learn, for instance I know of a club that was in the second division( the old third division) in 1998-1999 and after half their games were on 24 pts with a goal difference of -12, if they would have carried on like this they would have finished 22 that season and been relegated, but a kind benefactor came in and bought shares and investing 3m into the club allowing them to spend £1.325 million ( A huge sum for a third division club) on players plus some loans and ultimatley survive. Not fair on the other guys but hey that's football. isn't history a great thing inflightmagazine
  • Score: 4

5:25pm Thu 1 May 14

unclejacklegend says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress?

To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure.

Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him!

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
You posted this same thing yesterday and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that.........
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Former Premier League Blackburn Rovers miss out on a top six place after two attempts and yet this is seen as progress? To miss out on automatic promotion at the first attempt while carrying a Premier League squad and with the benefit of a £16million parachute payment is one thing, but to then have a second full season with a further £16million parachute payment having been able to bring in 21 players and STILL fall short is nothing less than an abject failure. Gary Bowyer is a football genius. Please don't ever sack him! STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]You posted this same thing yesterday and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that......... unclejacklegend
  • Score: 3

5:27pm Thu 1 May 14

unclejacklegend says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
"35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football"

It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky.

So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure?

I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo.

I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us.

Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books!

10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby.

But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's.

STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x
You posted this same thing yesterday and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that.........
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: "35 years without being able to beat your nearest rivals will NEVER be matched anywhere in league football" It's actually 34 years and equates to only 11 games if we're being picky. So what you're saying here is that 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat over a period of 12 games that have been spread out over a period of 35 years due to one of the clubs receiving an massive and unfair financial advantage is a record that will never again be seen in league football? Are you sure? I think you need to read that back to yourself Mungo. I've heard of scraping the barrel when it comes to Blackburn Rovers but that's just plain ridiculous, especially considering that in the period before your 35 years Burnley completely and utterly dominated Blackburn Rovers with 10 wins and 2 draws over a period of 14 CONSECUTIVE league games when both teams were financially on a level playing field. There was no Jack Walker around then pumping millions into your club enabling you to maintain a false position in a division above us. Oh yes Mungo, read it and weep, it's all there in the history books! 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games is a record that Blackburn Rovers will never equal in the East Lancs derby. But that's all in the past, what really matters is the here and now, and sadly for you lot we've beaten you on your own patch, we've been promoted to the Premier League, we're now £120million richer, and we have prevented you from reaching the play-off's. STAYING DOWN FOREVER.... LOVE CLARETS.x[/p][/quote]You posted this same thing yesterday and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that and the day before that......... unclejacklegend
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7:22pm Thu 1 May 14

j bee says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
You don't even know your own clubs history!

"In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season"

Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two.

Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period.

Get your facts right you clown.
they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: You don't even know your own clubs history! "In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season" Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two. Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period. Get your facts right you clown.[/p][/quote]they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know j bee
  • Score: 2

7:27pm Thu 1 May 14

j bee says...

j bee wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
You don't even know your own clubs history!

"In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season"

Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two.

Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period.

Get your facts right you clown.
they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know
correction rovers best season ever 30,600 for gates
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: You don't even know your own clubs history! "In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season" Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two. Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period. Get your facts right you clown.[/p][/quote]they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know[/p][/quote]correction rovers best season ever 30,600 for gates j bee
  • Score: 1

12:10am Fri 2 May 14

reggie0008 says...

j bee wrote:
j bee wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
You don't even know your own clubs history!

"In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season"

Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two.

Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period.

Get your facts right you clown.
they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know
correction rovers best season ever 30,600 for gates
I believe our highest attendance was 61000 against Bolton
[quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: You don't even know your own clubs history! "In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season" Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two. Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period. Get your facts right you clown.[/p][/quote]they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know[/p][/quote]correction rovers best season ever 30,600 for gates[/p][/quote]I believe our highest attendance was 61000 against Bolton reggie0008
  • Score: 1

9:25am Fri 2 May 14

j bee says...

reggie0008 wrote:
j bee wrote:
j bee wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
You don't even know your own clubs history!

"In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season"

Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two.

Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period.

Get your facts right you clown.
they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know
correction rovers best season ever 30,600 for gates
I believe our highest attendance was 61000 against Bolton
that was onley once look at the best season ave 1959 the best season ever fact look it up i was there
[quote][p][bold]reggie0008[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]j bee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: You don't even know your own clubs history! "In 1986, at the invitation of the then chairman Bill Fox, Jack Walker, then a vice president at the club, donated the funds for a new stand at the dilapidated Ewood Park. The WalkerSteel (now known as the Riverside) Stand was built. His money was also used to pay for the acquisition and wages of Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald in the 1987-88 season" Walkers investments began in 1986. Between April 1979 and December 2000 we played you a grand total of twice in the old division two. Ever heard of the Walker Trust? "Before he died in August 2000, Walker reassured fans that the trustees would continue to provide money for Rovers "for the foreseeable future". You have been funded throughout the entire period of which you speak with the exception of 2 games in the old division two. Pathetic if we're being honest, especially when we beat you 10 times in 14 games prior to that period. Get your facts right you clown.[/p][/quote]they dont know the best ever season they ever had for gates was 1959 it was 33,600 thats all i wonder what burnleys was , i know[/p][/quote]correction rovers best season ever 30,600 for gates[/p][/quote]I believe our highest attendance was 61000 against Bolton[/p][/quote]that was onley once look at the best season ave 1959 the best season ever fact look it up i was there j bee
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