Keith Hill: Blackburn Rovers boss one of managers of season

This Is Lancashire: Keith Hill Keith Hill

NIGEL Pearson and Sean Dyche may be the leading candidates to win the Championship manager of the year prize at tonight’s League Managers Association Annual Awards Dinner on the banks of the River Thames.

But if Keith Hill had his way Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer would be rivalling the promotion-winning bosses for the honour.

Former Rovers defender Hill, who is in line to win the League Two award after a historic season with Rochdale, understands why Leicester’s Pearson and Burnley’s Dyche are considered favourites after leading their sides into the Premier League.

But he firmly believes the job Bowyer has done at his old club should not be underestimated.

The Rochdale manager has been amazed by the way Bowyer, in his first full season as a senior boss, has transformed Rovers from a club which had been ripped apart from within and which had gone dangerously close to a second successive relegation to one which went desperately close to a place in the play-offs.

“I think Gary has done a magnificent job when you consider the mess Blackburn were in when he took over,” said Hill, who was part of the Rovers squad which won promotion to the Premier League in 1992.

“I really have to tip my hat to him and to his staff.

“There’s been a big turnaround of players but he’s continued to make steady, steady progress on the football pitch, picking up good results to give themselves a chance of getting into the play-offs.

“So I think he’s done a remarkable job and for me he’s got to be one of the nominations for manager of the year in the Championship.

“And I like the way he’s gone about, silent almost. He’s gone under the radar at times but he’s made massive progress on the whole.

“You read rumours that people like Tim Sherwood could be coming in etc etc.

“But I’m just so glad Blackburn Rovers have put their faith in Gary – and they should continue to put their faith in Gary as he’s an excellent manager/coach and I’m sure they will have success with him.”

Rochdale have certainly enjoyed success under Hill.

He returned to the League Two outfit in January 2013 after an 18-month spell in the Championship as boss of Barnsley, a spell which ended on December 29, 2012, after the Tykes lost 3-1 at home to Rovers, for whom Bowyer was in caretaker charge after Henning Berg had been sacked two days earlier.

Hill steered Rochdale to safety before guiding them to promotion this season with a young and vibrant team which included highly rated on-loan Rovers defender Jack O’Connell.

The 44-year-old, who is the first manager in the Spotland side’s history to achieve a second promotion, has ambitions to manage in the Championship again.

But for now he is happy where he is.

“I realise I’ve struck on to something special with this group of players and it’s a case of seeing how far we can go,” said Hill, who first guided Rochdale into League One in 2010, an achievement for which he was awarded the LMA League Two manager of the year.

“I know we’ll have to add one or two and it’d be great if I could retain someone like Jack O’Connell in League One.

“But I’m a happy person again. I think Sir Alex Ferguson has talked about this, that you have to have a measure of control and power as a manager in a football club as, if you don’t, you end up being a fall guy.

“I don’t want to be anybody’s fall guy and I believe I’ve got something uniquely special at Rochdale, where I retain enough control and power to make an impact and I do believe we will be successful.”

It was only after Hill had left Rovers, for whom he made 113 appearances and scored five goals after rising through the club’s ranks, for Plymouth Argyle in 1992 that he began to think about moving into coaching.

But although he did not realise it at the time, the coaches and managers whom he played under at Ewood Park went a long way to making him the boss he is today.

“I had a great education at Rovers,” said Bolton-born Hill, a former centre back.

“To work under people like Jim Furnell, Tony Parkes and Bob Saxton was fantastic.

“Then I had Derek Fazackerley and Glenn Keeley trying to educate me as a centre half and then obviously there was Don Mackay and Kenny Dalglish.

“I was very, very fortunate to be at a club with such a calibre of coaches, managers and players.

“It was a great education and I draw references to all those people I have just mentioned on a regular basis when we’re training, particularly Jim Furnell.

“The way I was brought up at Blackburn by Jim was pretty special.

“He was a unique man and him and Tony Parkes, I owe a debt of gratitude to because even though I was not a coach at the time, a lot of my coaching principles that I have put into place have come from them.”

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1:34pm Mon 12 May 14

caballo says...

Give your head a wobble Keith! What a lad of Guff.
Give your head a wobble Keith! What a lad of Guff. caballo
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1:35pm Mon 12 May 14

caballo says...

caballo wrote:
Give your head a wobble Keith! What a lad of Guff.
*load
[quote][p][bold]caballo[/bold] wrote: Give your head a wobble Keith! What a lad of Guff.[/p][/quote]*load caballo
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1:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles. Super_Clarets
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1:54pm Mon 12 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

To be fair he inherited a shambles and has turned it around, in a transition season even outscoring the 'mighty' Burnley in this their best season in living memory. Dyche inherited Howes work and has yet to experience adversity so there is a credible argument. Only time will tell.
To be fair he inherited a shambles and has turned it around, in a transition season even outscoring the 'mighty' Burnley in this their best season in living memory. Dyche inherited Howes work and has yet to experience adversity so there is a credible argument. Only time will tell. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 8

2:11pm Mon 12 May 14

noddy57 says...

as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,
as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award, noddy57
  • Score: 32

2:12pm Mon 12 May 14

A Darener says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
Unfortunately we hear a lot from you on here, first! Always rubbish!
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately we hear a lot from you on here, first! Always rubbish! A Darener
  • Score: 16

2:21pm Mon 12 May 14

FCBurnley says...

Gary has done a wonderful job, coming only second to Sean Dyche in the Clarets Supporters `Manager of the Year` awards. Maybe next season he will be able to motivate his team to break the Clarets long unbeaten run against Rovers..............
................oops sorry I forgot !
Gary has done a wonderful job, coming only second to Sean Dyche in the Clarets Supporters `Manager of the Year` awards. Maybe next season he will be able to motivate his team to break the Clarets long unbeaten run against Rovers.............. ................oops sorry I forgot ! FCBurnley
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2:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley.

One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic.

Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards.

They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult.

You heard it here first.
Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley. One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic. Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards. They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult. You heard it here first. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -17

3:26pm Mon 12 May 14

jimluftas says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley.

One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic.

Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards.

They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult.

You heard it here first.
Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley. One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic. Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards. They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time. jimluftas
  • Score: 18

3:42pm Mon 12 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley.

One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic.

Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards.

They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult.

You heard it here first.
Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.
What wont be repeated?

Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it?

What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo.

The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.
[quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley. One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic. Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards. They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.[/p][/quote]What wont be repeated? Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it? What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo. The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -8

4:12pm Mon 12 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

noddy57 wrote:
as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,
True and that's why he won, t be threre long. No sour grapes but common sense says he, ll go to a bigger club to earn his fortune. Wouldn't we all?
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,[/p][/quote]True and that's why he won, t be threre long. No sour grapes but common sense says he, ll go to a bigger club to earn his fortune. Wouldn't we all? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -4

4:46pm Mon 12 May 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley.

One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic.

Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards.

They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult.

You heard it here first.
Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.
What wont be repeated?

Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it?

What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo.

The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.
Shame you were't there.

Too busy posting on here.

Ok time for a sensible question. How do you honestly think Burnley will do next year. This should be a good indication of how deluded you really are.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley. One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic. Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards. They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.[/p][/quote]What wont be repeated? Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it? What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo. The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.[/p][/quote]Shame you were't there. Too busy posting on here. Ok time for a sensible question. How do you honestly think Burnley will do next year. This should be a good indication of how deluded you really are. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 7

5:03pm Mon 12 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

keanoutofrovers wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley.

One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic.

Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards.

They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult.

You heard it here first.
Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.
What wont be repeated?

Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it?

What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo.

The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.
Shame you were't there.

Too busy posting on here.

Ok time for a sensible question. How do you honestly think Burnley will do next year. This should be a good indication of how deluded you really are.
Mid-table. You think so too.
[quote][p][bold]keanoutofrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley. One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic. Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards. They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.[/p][/quote]What wont be repeated? Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it? What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo. The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.[/p][/quote]Shame you were't there. Too busy posting on here. Ok time for a sensible question. How do you honestly think Burnley will do next year. This should be a good indication of how deluded you really are.[/p][/quote]Mid-table. You think so too. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -6

5:28pm Mon 12 May 14

owd nick says...

noddy57 wrote:
as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,
Not so sure about Dyche to be honest, and it isn't sour grapes either.

He talks the talk and so far he walks the walk but if truth be told he inherited the set up at Burnley when Eddie Howe decided to go back to Bournemouth, I don't think he has done much in bringing players in has he?

Obviously knows what he is doing and a great motivator, made them hard to beat and play to their strengths; but?

McClaren has done a fantastic job turning Derby around, they demolished Brighton last night, and what about Pearson? Those to have to be the front runners for me.

GB has done a great job seeing what he started with, but not manager of the season for me.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,[/p][/quote]Not so sure about Dyche to be honest, and it isn't sour grapes either. He talks the talk and so far he walks the walk but if truth be told he inherited the set up at Burnley when Eddie Howe decided to go back to Bournemouth, I don't think he has done much in bringing players in has he? Obviously knows what he is doing and a great motivator, made them hard to beat and play to their strengths; but? McClaren has done a fantastic job turning Derby around, they demolished Brighton last night, and what about Pearson? Those to have to be the front runners for me. GB has done a great job seeing what he started with, but not manager of the season for me. owd nick
  • Score: 6

5:36pm Mon 12 May 14

crankitup says...

Keith....Really?, i am and always will be a rovers fan but to say Gary deserves to be compared to Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche is a bit foolish, both the fore mentioned have turned average teams into promotion winning team, as yet not seen by us, GB as yet to prove that he can take us up......if however he does then i will accept the comparison but come on!......we are improved but we did let in too many goals, let too many game slip from our grasp in the dying minutes..... i know Sean Dyche is the Burnley manager but you cannot and should not take away the credit for the job he's done up the road.
Keith....Really?, i am and always will be a rovers fan but to say Gary deserves to be compared to Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche is a bit foolish, both the fore mentioned have turned average teams into promotion winning team, as yet not seen by us, GB as yet to prove that he can take us up......if however he does then i will accept the comparison but come on!......we are improved but we did let in too many goals, let too many game slip from our grasp in the dying minutes..... i know Sean Dyche is the Burnley manager but you cannot and should not take away the credit for the job he's done up the road. crankitup
  • Score: 7

6:33pm Mon 12 May 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

Sorry Keith, not this year, maybe next year!!
Sorry Keith, not this year, maybe next year!! Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 4

7:14pm Mon 12 May 14

Heidenreicher says...

Seriously LT need to hire a moderator and ban the trolls.
Seriously LT need to hire a moderator and ban the trolls. Heidenreicher
  • Score: 15

7:17pm Mon 12 May 14

dallydally says...

super clarets you were lucky you beat Rovers. If JR had finished with his usual incision you'd have been 2 - 0 down and out of the game and that doesn't take account of Lowe's miss just before half time. You've had your time this season - no-one can take that away from you - but enjoy it while you can because you will find out what to plummet really means come August onwards!
super clarets you were lucky you beat Rovers. If JR had finished with his usual incision you'd have been 2 - 0 down and out of the game and that doesn't take account of Lowe's miss just before half time. You've had your time this season - no-one can take that away from you - but enjoy it while you can because you will find out what to plummet really means come August onwards! dallydally
  • Score: 4

7:37pm Mon 12 May 14

djbonlee says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
I think it's amazing that you can predict Rovers future time and time again yet did you predict the future of your own club being promoted at the beginning of the season?

Think not, you're not Nostradamus give it a rest.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]I think it's amazing that you can predict Rovers future time and time again yet did you predict the future of your own club being promoted at the beginning of the season? Think not, you're not Nostradamus give it a rest. djbonlee
  • Score: 6

8:46pm Mon 12 May 14

Maxrus says...

I'll show my brolly at the top o' King Street and start talkin' with a foreign accent if Stevie Mc wins it !!
I'll show my brolly at the top o' King Street and start talkin' with a foreign accent if Stevie Mc wins it !! Maxrus
  • Score: 2

8:48pm Mon 12 May 14

baldie says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
keanoutofrovers wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley.

One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic.

Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards.

They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult.

You heard it here first.
Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.
What wont be repeated?

Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it?

What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo.

The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.
Shame you were't there.

Too busy posting on here.

Ok time for a sensible question. How do you honestly think Burnley will do next year. This should be a good indication of how deluded you really are.
Mid-table. You think so too.
Has Ingsy signed yet?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keanoutofrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that a manager they all want to believe in, a manager who has the club close to his heart, and a manager they feel has rescued them from a trip to League One is also the manager who lost to Burnley. One can only imagine the inner turmoil felt by those no-dads who want to see him succeed yet knowing that this man picked the first team to lose to Burnley in 34 years, and in doing so presented Burnley with the 3 points that denied Blackburn Rovers a place in the play-off's. How very ironic. Bowyer will be sacked after 10 games of the new season. Venky's will release a statement saying they will get the next appointment right, they will take their time and explore every avenue open to them, they will state that already a string of world class mangers have submitted their CV's and that there is a lot to be positive about going forwards. They will then appoint Barry Ferguson to oversee operation Final Insult. You heard it here first.[/p][/quote]Key number there - 34. Won't be repeated, not in your lifetime. Then again you act about 5 years old so there's plenty of time.[/p][/quote]What wont be repeated? Do you mean one club winning 7 drawing 4 and losing 1 of their 12 games against their rivals during a period when they were assisted with a £100million financial advantage? Hardly world beating is it? What wont be repeated however is Burnley's incredible 10 wins and 2 draws in 14 consecutive league games against Blackburn Rovers, now that really is derby dominance by the Clarets. Look it up Mungo. The shame of losing to us in the season that we overtake you must be like a lead weight around your neck but sadly you must learn to live with it. We beat you and we're now in a different league to you. Deal with it.[/p][/quote]Shame you were't there. Too busy posting on here. Ok time for a sensible question. How do you honestly think Burnley will do next year. This should be a good indication of how deluded you really are.[/p][/quote]Mid-table. You think so too.[/p][/quote]Has Ingsy signed yet? baldie
  • Score: 8

8:51pm Mon 12 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

crankitup wrote:
Keith....Really?, i am and always will be a rovers fan but to say Gary deserves to be compared to Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche is a bit foolish, both the fore mentioned have turned average teams into promotion winning team, as yet not seen by us, GB as yet to prove that he can take us up......if however he does then i will accept the comparison but come on!......we are improved but we did let in too many goals, let too many game slip from our grasp in the dying minutes..... i know Sean Dyche is the Burnley manager but you cannot and should not take away the credit for the job he's done up the road.
Bowyer is still learning, as highlighted by some of his tactical decisions this season, but I think the blame for most of those last minute goals lies firmly with the lads on the pitch. If we can offload most of our surplus players early on, as well as make the three key signings we need, then Bowyer will be able to concentrate on the football instead of the major rebuilding job he had to deal with this season.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Keith....Really?, i am and always will be a rovers fan but to say Gary deserves to be compared to Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche is a bit foolish, both the fore mentioned have turned average teams into promotion winning team, as yet not seen by us, GB as yet to prove that he can take us up......if however he does then i will accept the comparison but come on!......we are improved but we did let in too many goals, let too many game slip from our grasp in the dying minutes..... i know Sean Dyche is the Burnley manager but you cannot and should not take away the credit for the job he's done up the road.[/p][/quote]Bowyer is still learning, as highlighted by some of his tactical decisions this season, but I think the blame for most of those last minute goals lies firmly with the lads on the pitch. If we can offload most of our surplus players early on, as well as make the three key signings we need, then Bowyer will be able to concentrate on the football instead of the major rebuilding job he had to deal with this season. Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 5

8:52pm Mon 12 May 14

TurfMoorTom says...

owd nick wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,
Not so sure about Dyche to be honest, and it isn't sour grapes either.

He talks the talk and so far he walks the walk but if truth be told he inherited the set up at Burnley when Eddie Howe decided to go back to Bournemouth, I don't think he has done much in bringing players in has he?

Obviously knows what he is doing and a great motivator, made them hard to beat and play to their strengths; but?

McClaren has done a fantastic job turning Derby around, they demolished Brighton last night, and what about Pearson? Those to have to be the front runners for me.

GB has done a great job seeing what he started with, but not manager of the season for me.
Fair play Nick but remember Nigel Clough put the foundations in at Derby even. Though a Dingle might like to believe it so, Rome wasn't built in a day and I for one am happy with what Bowyers done and continuing to do. For those that success come quickly must also believe it can quickly disappear.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: as much as it galls me to say it l think there is only one manager to give this award to and its Dyche by a country mile,he has done an exceptional job and deserves the award,[/p][/quote]Not so sure about Dyche to be honest, and it isn't sour grapes either. He talks the talk and so far he walks the walk but if truth be told he inherited the set up at Burnley when Eddie Howe decided to go back to Bournemouth, I don't think he has done much in bringing players in has he? Obviously knows what he is doing and a great motivator, made them hard to beat and play to their strengths; but? McClaren has done a fantastic job turning Derby around, they demolished Brighton last night, and what about Pearson? Those to have to be the front runners for me. GB has done a great job seeing what he started with, but not manager of the season for me.[/p][/quote]Fair play Nick but remember Nigel Clough put the foundations in at Derby even. Though a Dingle might like to believe it so, Rome wasn't built in a day and I for one am happy with what Bowyers done and continuing to do. For those that success come quickly must also believe it can quickly disappear. TurfMoorTom
  • Score: 4

9:19pm Mon 12 May 14

Bazzer says...

Keith Hill. Appreciated by B.U.R.K.S. everywhere.
Keith Hill. Appreciated by B.U.R.K.S. everywhere. Bazzer
  • Score: -2

10:26pm Mon 12 May 14

jjconway77 says...

Really Keith...what a shocking statement make
Really Keith...what a shocking statement make jjconway77
  • Score: -4

10:35pm Mon 12 May 14

realisticrover says...

I wonder if Charlie Austin will celebrate when he scores against the Dingles next season...
I wonder if Charlie Austin will celebrate when he scores against the Dingles next season... realisticrover
  • Score: 4

10:38pm Mon 12 May 14

jjconway77 says...

Maybe he thinks Paul Lambert should get premiere league manager of the year........I suspect Keith has got on the wine..
Maybe he thinks Paul Lambert should get premiere league manager of the year........I suspect Keith has got on the wine.. jjconway77
  • Score: -4

11:06pm Mon 12 May 14

digitusjonfred says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
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[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzz digitusjonfred
  • Score: 5

11:14pm Mon 12 May 14

Maxrus says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
Mr know-it-all, what's the mileage between Northampton and West Bromwich?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Mr know-it-all, what's the mileage between Northampton and West Bromwich? Maxrus
  • Score: 5

6:23am Tue 13 May 14

wilddog says...

Amazing how many bowyer fans are on here considering some of them wanted his head a few weeks ago!
Amazing how many bowyer fans are on here considering some of them wanted his head a few weeks ago! wilddog
  • Score: 0

8:49am Tue 13 May 14

owd nick says...

wilddog wrote:
Amazing how many bowyer fans are on here considering some of them wanted his head a few weeks ago!
Where? I don't see any of GB's detractors here, all the Rovers fans posting so far have supported him since day one.
[quote][p][bold]wilddog[/bold] wrote: Amazing how many bowyer fans are on here considering some of them wanted his head a few weeks ago![/p][/quote]Where? I don't see any of GB's detractors here, all the Rovers fans posting so far have supported him since day one. owd nick
  • Score: 1

9:05am Tue 13 May 14

Jr11BRFC says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
Shut the fu*k up you boring, boring, boring waste of a human being, nobody gives a toss about anything you have to say, I honestly don't get it, I want to come on LET to read about my team yet every time I try to read the comments and see a discussion I just see your crap clogging it up. Do everyone... and probably yourself a favour and just disappear.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Shut the fu*k up you boring, boring, boring waste of a human being, nobody gives a toss about anything you have to say, I honestly don't get it, I want to come on LET to read about my team yet every time I try to read the comments and see a discussion I just see your crap clogging it up. Do everyone... and probably yourself a favour and just disappear. Jr11BRFC
  • Score: 1

9:23am Tue 13 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Jr11BRFC wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer....

As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first.

What a shambles.
Shut the fu*k up you boring, boring, boring waste of a human being, nobody gives a toss about anything you have to say, I honestly don't get it, I want to come on LET to read about my team yet every time I try to read the comments and see a discussion I just see your crap clogging it up. Do everyone... and probably yourself a favour and just disappear.
No.
[quote][p][bold]Jr11BRFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Gary "the only manager to lose to Burnley in 34 years" Bowyer.... As much as we like Gaz, the reality is this, he will be sacked after 10 games when Rovers are drifting further and further away from the top 6. You heard it here first. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Shut the fu*k up you boring, boring, boring waste of a human being, nobody gives a toss about anything you have to say, I honestly don't get it, I want to come on LET to read about my team yet every time I try to read the comments and see a discussion I just see your crap clogging it up. Do everyone... and probably yourself a favour and just disappear.[/p][/quote]No. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -4

9:48am Tue 13 May 14

French Rover says...

I dont post much on here now due to the idiots from the other end of the M65 posting such rubbish on here - but had to post to say that it`s really good to see that the footballing family (as well as Rovers fans) can see and appreciate how well Team GB did this season.

It was a tough old season and we started from a very low point in the clubs history and with lots of fans still very discontented quite rightly with what had happened to or great old club over the last couple of years. But slowly and surely despite many minor setbacks, the team improved and gave us all an unexpected but very exciting end to the season.

Gary Bowyer can be proud of this seasons achievements especially in the last quarter of the season where we made some real progress. I think we all know that what we saw then is just a `taster menu` for what is to come for Rovers fans next season.
I dont post much on here now due to the idiots from the other end of the M65 posting such rubbish on here - but had to post to say that it`s really good to see that the footballing family (as well as Rovers fans) can see and appreciate how well Team GB did this season. It was a tough old season and we started from a very low point in the clubs history and with lots of fans still very discontented quite rightly with what had happened to or great old club over the last couple of years. But slowly and surely despite many minor setbacks, the team improved and gave us all an unexpected but very exciting end to the season. Gary Bowyer can be proud of this seasons achievements especially in the last quarter of the season where we made some real progress. I think we all know that what we saw then is just a `taster menu` for what is to come for Rovers fans next season. French Rover
  • Score: 7

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