Gary Bowyer on an upward learning curve as Blackburn Rovers boss

Gary Bowyer at work in his office

Gary Bowyer at work in his office

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This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

THE last of his players and coaching staff may have packed up and gone home for the summer but Gary Bowyer, decked out in training gear, remains resolutely tied to his desk.

It is a position he has grown accustomed to.

Early starts and late finishes have become the norm for the 42-year-old in his first full season in charge of Blackburn Rovers, the club he affectionately calls his own after 10 years of service.

But whereas in his first nine years at Rovers Bowyer was a visible presence around the corridors of Brockhall after training had finished, he now spends more of his time locked away in his smart and spacious office, the place where he plots to put the 1995 Premier League champions back on the road to the top flight of English football.

Twelve months ago, when he was given the chance to become Michael Appleton’s permanent successor, it appeared a very long road indeed.

After all he was taking over a club that had been ripped apart from within and whose fan base had become browbeaten at being dragged from one self-inflicted crisis to the next.

Fast forward one year and while Bowyer will be the first to admit there is still some travelling to do, that road has shortened.

But to transform Rovers from a team that were four points from being relegated to one which finished two points outside the play-offs, while all the time needing to be mindful of a wage bill that still needs to be slashed considerably, has been far from straightforward.

Certainly not for someone whose previous senior managerial experience amounted to 13 games.

It has required long hours, tough calls and no little self-analysis.

Not that Bowyer would have had it any other way.

“I’ve loved every minute of it,” said Bowyer, who was installed into the Ewood Park hotseat a year ago on Saturday after he guided Rovers to safety last season in his second caretaker spell.

“It’s been a massive challenge. Every day is a different challenge, it’s managing people and dealing with people and I’ve learned loads – and I’ve loved learning.

“It’s something that we say to the players all the time – we haven’t finished learning.

“None of us have and it’s important that we keep developing and keep pushing each other and ourselves to get better – and I think that’s what we’ve done this season as a whole.

“I’ve learned off the players and hopefully they’ve learned off me.

“So, yes, it’s been good and it’s been entertaining – although there have been one or two sleepless nights and there are certainly one or two more grey hairs.

“But I’ve definitely got no regrets. I’ve been at his club for 10 years and to get offered this job permanently was a huge honour.

“What I do know is that myself and the staff have worked extremely hard this season to try and restore a little bit of pride in the club.”

Bowyer believes, very much like the promising side he has assembled, he personally has got better as the season wore on.

But when asked what parts of the job he has done well and what parts he must improve on, he feels it will not be until his wife, whether he likes it or not, takes him away from his desk and on to the beach that he will be able truly to reflect.

“You look back and think I might have done this and I might have done that but if I’m being completely honest, I think I’ll only be able to answer that question better when I actually get to sit on the beach and find a minute’s peace in my brain,” said Bowyer.

“You’re always learning, always being challenged and you’re constantly looking at ways to help the squad and help the building (Brockhall) get better – and ultimately help the football club get better.

“That’s my big thing, that’s what we’re doing all the time – looking at ways to strive to get better and improve.”

One area in which Bowyer has undoubtedly improved Rovers is their playing squad.

But he takes as much pride at the way his players have bought into the principles of hard work and respect that he demands – principles he first learned under Nottingham Forest greats like his father Ian, Archie Gemmill and Brian Clough – as the way they have performed on the pitch.

“The first thing that is paramount is that they are good people and team players who buy into what we’re trying to do and work very, very hard to achieve it,” said Bowyer, who left his boyhood club Forest without making a senior appearance.

“A lot of research goes into who we are bringing in. We need to know what they’re like as people, on and off the pitch, and then obviously once they have ticked the box of being a good person, they have to be a good footballer as well.

“And, as people, the players we have brought in have been outstanding – they really care.

“And I think when you’ve got people who care as much as the people do in this building then you’ve got half a chance – and it’s not just the players and the coaching staff who care, it’s everyone from the chef to the bootman.

“The staff here will go above and beyond what is required of them and that is fantastic.

“I can’t thank them for that enough for that because we wouldn’t have been able to do what we’ve done this season without their help.”

Not that Bowyer, who has remained level-headed throughout the campaign, will be getting carried away.

“There still remains a lot of work to do,” he said, before, inevitably, returning to his desk.

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12:11pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -67

12:37pm Mon 19 May 14

Heidenreicher says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
Isn't their like a field you can go and play in, instead of trolling the comment section of every single article?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Isn't their like a field you can go and play in, instead of trolling the comment section of every single article? Heidenreicher
  • Score: 31

12:53pm Mon 19 May 14

jack01 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup.

Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup. Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton? jack01
  • Score: 31

1:03pm Mon 19 May 14

onlyonesimongarner says...

Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ] onlyonesimongarner
  • Score: 19

1:17pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
[quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -20

1:46pm Mon 19 May 14

onlyonesimongarner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
have you ever been to Turd Moor????????????????
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]have you ever been to Turd Moor???????????????? onlyonesimongarner
  • Score: 13

1:57pm Mon 19 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
''...given the reported subsidence issues with the almost derelict Riverside sand at Ewood Park...''

You mean the unfounded rumours surrounding the stand which passed it's last safety check? You're always harping on about how ''you couldn't make it up'', yet you persist in doing exactly that. There is no evidence of subsidence whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]''...given the reported subsidence issues with the almost derelict Riverside sand at Ewood Park...'' You mean the unfounded rumours surrounding the stand which passed it's last safety check? You're always harping on about how ''you couldn't make it up'', yet you persist in doing exactly that. There is no evidence of subsidence whatsoever. Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 27

2:04pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets. says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
I would like to apologize for this post. I'm having problems at home but I can assure you I'm seeking psychiatric help for my obsession with Blackburn Rovers. My Tourette's syndrome does't help matters either, everyday life is a struggle, I cant go one minute without shouting FFP.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]I would like to apologize for this post. I'm having problems at home but I can assure you I'm seeking psychiatric help for my obsession with Blackburn Rovers. My Tourette's syndrome does't help matters either, everyday life is a struggle, I cant go one minute without shouting FFP. Super_Clarets.
  • Score: 23

2:13pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Super_Clarets. wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
I would like to apologize for this post. I'm having problems at home but I can assure you I'm seeking psychiatric help for my obsession with Blackburn Rovers. My Tourette's syndrome does't help matters either, everyday life is a struggle, I cant go one minute without shouting FFP.
Keep trying to distract yourselves no-dad's, but FFP is not going away.

It's time to pay up.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]I would like to apologize for this post. I'm having problems at home but I can assure you I'm seeking psychiatric help for my obsession with Blackburn Rovers. My Tourette's syndrome does't help matters either, everyday life is a struggle, I cant go one minute without shouting FFP.[/p][/quote]Keep trying to distract yourselves no-dad's, but FFP is not going away. It's time to pay up. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -14

2:33pm Mon 19 May 14

bigste says...

The Dingles would do well to mind their p's and q's. It won't be long before they are bitten in the butt.
The Dingles would do well to mind their p's and q's. It won't be long before they are bitten in the butt. bigste
  • Score: 10

2:34pm Mon 19 May 14

noddy57 says...

Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season. noddy57
  • Score: 16

2:43pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -6

2:44pm Mon 19 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
Daeh bon
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Daeh bon Old age pensioner
  • Score: 8

2:48pm Mon 19 May 14

crankitup says...

Quote "a club that had been ripped apart from within" Paul, Gary and who ever else is too scared to say it please repeat after me....."ripped apart by the chicken plucking cowards from India" grow some and tell it how it is....
Quote "a club that had been ripped apart from within" Paul, Gary and who ever else is too scared to say it please repeat after me....."ripped apart by the chicken plucking cowards from India" grow some and tell it how it is.... crankitup
  • Score: -2

3:19pm Mon 19 May 14

Rovers.1875 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.[/p][/quote]Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha Rovers.1875
  • Score: 10

3:19pm Mon 19 May 14

Rovers.1875 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.[/p][/quote]Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha Rovers.1875
  • Score: 6

3:25pm Mon 19 May 14

greenscreener says...

crankitup wrote:
Quote "a club that had been ripped apart from within" Paul, Gary and who ever else is too scared to say it please repeat after me....."ripped apart by the chicken plucking cowards from India" grow some and tell it how it is....
However Paul Wheelock decides to describe the club is nothing to do with the manager, so why would you expect him to adopt a provocative position?

Gary Bowyer is doing a hell of a job trying to put the club back together, from the inside, exactly what do you think he would achieve by openly criticising and insulting his bosses ?

Would it make you happy to see Bowyer fail ?
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Quote "a club that had been ripped apart from within" Paul, Gary and who ever else is too scared to say it please repeat after me....."ripped apart by the chicken plucking cowards from India" grow some and tell it how it is....[/p][/quote]However Paul Wheelock decides to describe the club is nothing to do with the manager, so why would you expect him to adopt a provocative position? Gary Bowyer is doing a hell of a job trying to put the club back together, from the inside, exactly what do you think he would achieve by openly criticising and insulting his bosses ? Would it make you happy to see Bowyer fail ? greenscreener
  • Score: 10

3:45pm Mon 19 May 14

Steven Seagull says...

jack01 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup.

Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?
And why does the team he manages sit in the Premier league with a 120 million pound windfall?
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup. Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?[/p][/quote]And why does the team he manages sit in the Premier league with a 120 million pound windfall? Steven Seagull
  • Score: -4

3:48pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Rovers.1875 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha
That's quite an insult, coming from a Shadsworth resident with front garden full of empty beer can's, discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement.

I base my opinion on the facts as they are presented in local and national media. You are indeed on the precipice of financial ruin, and if you fail to see this then you are but burying your tiny heads in the sand whilst your backsides are exposed to all that Mr FFP can pound you with.

By the time the new season comes around and you are minus the likes of Rhodes, Cairney, and possibly the missing link Hanley (if someone dare take a chance on him), with replacements of the quality of Varney, perhaps then you will realise for yourselves just how far you have to go to correct this awful mess you find yourselves in. There is no quick fix.

Your financial situation simply cannot be resolved at this level, a complete restructuring at League One level is the best you can hope for, followed by a lengthy rebuilding process and development of talent from within. Therein lies your future, like it or not.

I'm not saying that you will go down, I'm saying I see it as the most likely outcome in order to rebuild given the off the field problems that are heading your way.

The best case, you manage to survive another season and remain in the Championship with a much weaker squad based mainly around youth prospects and free transfers, that's is if Bowyer can recruit enough quality (the signing of Varney suggests not).

The worst case, FFP will hasten the exit of your illustrious owners which will in turn bring about administration and therefore a points deduction. It's looking grim to say the least.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers.1875[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.[/p][/quote]Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha[/p][/quote]That's quite an insult, coming from a Shadsworth resident with front garden full of empty beer can's, discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement. I base my opinion on the facts as they are presented in local and national media. You are indeed on the precipice of financial ruin, and if you fail to see this then you are but burying your tiny heads in the sand whilst your backsides are exposed to all that Mr FFP can pound you with. By the time the new season comes around and you are minus the likes of Rhodes, Cairney, and possibly the missing link Hanley (if someone dare take a chance on him), with replacements of the quality of Varney, perhaps then you will realise for yourselves just how far you have to go to correct this awful mess you find yourselves in. There is no quick fix. Your financial situation simply cannot be resolved at this level, a complete restructuring at League One level is the best you can hope for, followed by a lengthy rebuilding process and development of talent from within. Therein lies your future, like it or not. I'm not saying that you will go down, I'm saying I see it as the most likely outcome in order to rebuild given the off the field problems that are heading your way. The best case, you manage to survive another season and remain in the Championship with a much weaker squad based mainly around youth prospects and free transfers, that's is if Bowyer can recruit enough quality (the signing of Varney suggests not). The worst case, FFP will hasten the exit of your illustrious owners which will in turn bring about administration and therefore a points deduction. It's looking grim to say the least. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -7

4:01pm Mon 19 May 14

jack01 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup.

Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?
And why does the team he manages sit in the Premier league with a 120 million pound windfall?
Why is it always about the money?

It seems ironic that dingles spend so much of their time obsessing over this 'windfall' and making up rumours about other clubs finances.
Burnley supporters are going to be milked for every penny that they can part with by the Burnley board, of course made up of supporters like yourselves, who are really understanding of the fan base and local population. Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world and your fellow Burnley supporters are slapping a £700 price tag on watching it.

Where did the 'windfall' go to after your last flirtation with the top division?
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup. Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?[/p][/quote]And why does the team he manages sit in the Premier league with a 120 million pound windfall?[/p][/quote]Why is it always about the money? It seems ironic that dingles spend so much of their time obsessing over this 'windfall' and making up rumours about other clubs finances. Burnley supporters are going to be milked for every penny that they can part with by the Burnley board, of course made up of supporters like yourselves, who are really understanding of the fan base and local population. Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world and your fellow Burnley supporters are slapping a £700 price tag on watching it. Where did the 'windfall' go to after your last flirtation with the top division? jack01
  • Score: 10

4:07pm Mon 19 May 14

jim 2012 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
you cant say should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. venky's employ thousand of people in 25 countries wordwide
i think they know a little bit more about elf and safety
and blackburn rovers would never jeopardize the safety of its fans
you need to tone down your insults on a public forum
or you might find yourself having to defend yourself to the police
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]you cant say should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. venky's employ thousand of people in 25 countries wordwide i think they know a little bit more about elf and safety and blackburn rovers would never jeopardize the safety of its fans you need to tone down your insults on a public forum or you might find yourself having to defend yourself to the police jim 2012
  • Score: 6

4:20pm Mon 19 May 14

Rovers.1875 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Rovers.1875 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha
That's quite an insult, coming from a Shadsworth resident with front garden full of empty beer can's, discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement.

I base my opinion on the facts as they are presented in local and national media. You are indeed on the precipice of financial ruin, and if you fail to see this then you are but burying your tiny heads in the sand whilst your backsides are exposed to all that Mr FFP can pound you with.

By the time the new season comes around and you are minus the likes of Rhodes, Cairney, and possibly the missing link Hanley (if someone dare take a chance on him), with replacements of the quality of Varney, perhaps then you will realise for yourselves just how far you have to go to correct this awful mess you find yourselves in. There is no quick fix.

Your financial situation simply cannot be resolved at this level, a complete restructuring at League One level is the best you can hope for, followed by a lengthy rebuilding process and development of talent from within. Therein lies your future, like it or not.

I'm not saying that you will go down, I'm saying I see it as the most likely outcome in order to rebuild given the off the field problems that are heading your way.

The best case, you manage to survive another season and remain in the Championship with a much weaker squad based mainly around youth prospects and free transfers, that's is if Bowyer can recruit enough quality (the signing of Varney suggests not).

The worst case, FFP will hasten the exit of your illustrious owners which will in turn bring about administration and therefore a points deduction. It's looking grim to say the least.
Insult eh? See billy, this is why people mock you on here... Most would see my reply as something we call 'banter'

banter
ˈbantə/Submit
noun
1.
the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
"there was much good-natured banter"
synonyms: repartee, raillery, ripostes, sallies, swordplay, quips, wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More
verb
verb: banter; 3rd person present: banters; past tense: bantered; past participle: bantered; gerund or present participle: bantering
1.
exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way.
"the men bantered with the waitresses"
synonyms: joke, jest, pun, sally, quip; More


I got about 2 paragraphs down into the nerve I had hit and realised that you had nothing to come back with apart from something that sounds like the drunk ramblings of a red noser at the bar in a scummy pub.

As an FYI, I do actually live not so far from Shadsworth, in a nice detatched property Oswaldtwistle in fact... I wonder how the quality and price of my house compares to yours? Hmmm? Do you even work with the amount you post on here under the many names you post under? If not, maybe it is the anger of living in a property of low value with very little money to do anything, that makes you want to wish that everyone else has to live in the low standards that you? Just a theory of course...

Oh, and another FYI, that was aimed as an insult you dirty smack rat
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers.1875[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.[/p][/quote]Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha[/p][/quote]That's quite an insult, coming from a Shadsworth resident with front garden full of empty beer can's, discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement. I base my opinion on the facts as they are presented in local and national media. You are indeed on the precipice of financial ruin, and if you fail to see this then you are but burying your tiny heads in the sand whilst your backsides are exposed to all that Mr FFP can pound you with. By the time the new season comes around and you are minus the likes of Rhodes, Cairney, and possibly the missing link Hanley (if someone dare take a chance on him), with replacements of the quality of Varney, perhaps then you will realise for yourselves just how far you have to go to correct this awful mess you find yourselves in. There is no quick fix. Your financial situation simply cannot be resolved at this level, a complete restructuring at League One level is the best you can hope for, followed by a lengthy rebuilding process and development of talent from within. Therein lies your future, like it or not. I'm not saying that you will go down, I'm saying I see it as the most likely outcome in order to rebuild given the off the field problems that are heading your way. The best case, you manage to survive another season and remain in the Championship with a much weaker squad based mainly around youth prospects and free transfers, that's is if Bowyer can recruit enough quality (the signing of Varney suggests not). The worst case, FFP will hasten the exit of your illustrious owners which will in turn bring about administration and therefore a points deduction. It's looking grim to say the least.[/p][/quote]Insult eh? See billy, this is why people mock you on here... Most would see my reply as something we call 'banter' banter ˈbantə/Submit noun 1. the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks. "there was much good-natured banter" synonyms: repartee, raillery, ripostes, sallies, swordplay, quips, wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More verb verb: banter; 3rd person present: banters; past tense: bantered; past participle: bantered; gerund or present participle: bantering 1. exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way. "the men bantered with the waitresses" synonyms: joke, jest, pun, sally, quip; More I got about 2 paragraphs down into the nerve I had hit and realised that you had nothing to come back with apart from something that sounds like the drunk ramblings of a red noser at the bar in a scummy pub. As an FYI, I do actually live not so far from Shadsworth, in a nice detatched property Oswaldtwistle in fact... I wonder how the quality and price of my house compares to yours? Hmmm? Do you even work with the amount you post on here under the many names you post under? If not, maybe it is the anger of living in a property of low value with very little money to do anything, that makes you want to wish that everyone else has to live in the low standards that you? Just a theory of course... Oh, and another FYI, that was aimed as an insult you dirty smack rat Rovers.1875
  • Score: 12

4:26pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
you cant say should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. venky's employ thousand of people in 25 countries wordwide
i think they know a little bit more about elf and safety
and blackburn rovers would never jeopardize the safety of its fans
you need to tone down your insults on a public forum
or you might find yourself having to defend yourself to the police
Funny you should say, only this very afternoon I received a knock at the door. I answered to see a squad of kitted up riot police in full body armour with Plexiglas shields and menacing looking sidearms. They weren't messing about I can tell you.

I was told in no uncertain terms that due to a complaint from a certain Lancashire Telegraph commentator known only as "jim 2012" that I must cease my commenting with immediate effect less I be delivered a beating of epic proportions. Apparently my "insults" upset said individual to such an extent that he wants me dealt with severely and without remorse. I consider myself duly warned, Venky's rule.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]you cant say should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. venky's employ thousand of people in 25 countries wordwide i think they know a little bit more about elf and safety and blackburn rovers would never jeopardize the safety of its fans you need to tone down your insults on a public forum or you might find yourself having to defend yourself to the police[/p][/quote]Funny you should say, only this very afternoon I received a knock at the door. I answered to see a squad of kitted up riot police in full body armour with Plexiglas shields and menacing looking sidearms. They weren't messing about I can tell you. I was told in no uncertain terms that due to a complaint from a certain Lancashire Telegraph commentator known only as "jim 2012" that I must cease my commenting with immediate effect less I be delivered a beating of epic proportions. Apparently my "insults" upset said individual to such an extent that he wants me dealt with severely and without remorse. I consider myself duly warned, Venky's rule. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -2

4:33pm Mon 19 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

'Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world '

And yet finished 23 massive points above Trampburn and has a place in the Premier League, which is the Holy Grail as far as most of your missing 15000 supporters are concerned.

Blackburn - making the football world laugh since 1875
'Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world ' And yet finished 23 massive points above Trampburn and has a place in the Premier League, which is the Holy Grail as far as most of your missing 15000 supporters are concerned. Blackburn - making the football world laugh since 1875 Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -9

5:02pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Rovers.1875 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Rovers.1875 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha
That's quite an insult, coming from a Shadsworth resident with front garden full of empty beer can's, discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement.

I base my opinion on the facts as they are presented in local and national media. You are indeed on the precipice of financial ruin, and if you fail to see this then you are but burying your tiny heads in the sand whilst your backsides are exposed to all that Mr FFP can pound you with.

By the time the new season comes around and you are minus the likes of Rhodes, Cairney, and possibly the missing link Hanley (if someone dare take a chance on him), with replacements of the quality of Varney, perhaps then you will realise for yourselves just how far you have to go to correct this awful mess you find yourselves in. There is no quick fix.

Your financial situation simply cannot be resolved at this level, a complete restructuring at League One level is the best you can hope for, followed by a lengthy rebuilding process and development of talent from within. Therein lies your future, like it or not.

I'm not saying that you will go down, I'm saying I see it as the most likely outcome in order to rebuild given the off the field problems that are heading your way.

The best case, you manage to survive another season and remain in the Championship with a much weaker squad based mainly around youth prospects and free transfers, that's is if Bowyer can recruit enough quality (the signing of Varney suggests not).

The worst case, FFP will hasten the exit of your illustrious owners which will in turn bring about administration and therefore a points deduction. It's looking grim to say the least.
Insult eh? See billy, this is why people mock you on here... Most would see my reply as something we call 'banter'

banter
ˈbantə/Submit
noun
1.
the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
"there was much good-natured banter"
synonyms: repartee, raillery, ripostes, sallies, swordplay, quips, wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More
verb
verb: banter; 3rd person present: banters; past tense: bantered; past participle: bantered; gerund or present participle: bantering
1.
exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way.
"the men bantered with the waitresses"
synonyms: joke, jest, pun, sally, quip; More


I got about 2 paragraphs down into the nerve I had hit and realised that you had nothing to come back with apart from something that sounds like the drunk ramblings of a red noser at the bar in a scummy pub.

As an FYI, I do actually live not so far from Shadsworth, in a nice detatched property Oswaldtwistle in fact... I wonder how the quality and price of my house compares to yours? Hmmm? Do you even work with the amount you post on here under the many names you post under? If not, maybe it is the anger of living in a property of low value with very little money to do anything, that makes you want to wish that everyone else has to live in the low standards that you? Just a theory of course...

Oh, and another FYI, that was aimed as an insult you dirty smack rat
Well now why didn't you just say, the magnificent sprawling estates and parklands of Oswaldtwistle are a sight to behold are they not. I could only dream of living in such an affluent and classy area as regal Ossy, the Kensington of the North.

I've seen Ossy, and I would grade it one wheelie bin up from Shadsworth. A unfortunate little town years behind civilisation populated by work-shy layabouts, track-suited chav's, single mothers pushing double buggies containing different coloured children, and the dregs of society, substance abusers, rehabilitated offenders, ASBO's, etc. Certainly not a place I would chose to bring up a family. But then you have to play the hand you're dealt.

As such I can categorically state that I enjoy a far higher standard of living than the vast majority of Oswaldtwistle.

I am not sure I understand the phrase "dirty smack rat", perhaps this is an Ossy thing?
[quote][p][bold]Rovers.1875[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers.1875[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.[/p][/quote]Your money is on us going down? Please don't tell me you have sold your house and put it on us being relegated, because I am not lending you the tenner to buy it back when you lose!! You would be much better putting it on something more likely to happen... Lets say.... Burnley to win the premiership next season (7500/1).... Or an even better one.... Burnley to finish in the top 4 next season (1000/1), surely with odds like that it is a certainty!! haha[/p][/quote]That's quite an insult, coming from a Shadsworth resident with front garden full of empty beer can's, discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement. I base my opinion on the facts as they are presented in local and national media. You are indeed on the precipice of financial ruin, and if you fail to see this then you are but burying your tiny heads in the sand whilst your backsides are exposed to all that Mr FFP can pound you with. By the time the new season comes around and you are minus the likes of Rhodes, Cairney, and possibly the missing link Hanley (if someone dare take a chance on him), with replacements of the quality of Varney, perhaps then you will realise for yourselves just how far you have to go to correct this awful mess you find yourselves in. There is no quick fix. Your financial situation simply cannot be resolved at this level, a complete restructuring at League One level is the best you can hope for, followed by a lengthy rebuilding process and development of talent from within. Therein lies your future, like it or not. I'm not saying that you will go down, I'm saying I see it as the most likely outcome in order to rebuild given the off the field problems that are heading your way. The best case, you manage to survive another season and remain in the Championship with a much weaker squad based mainly around youth prospects and free transfers, that's is if Bowyer can recruit enough quality (the signing of Varney suggests not). The worst case, FFP will hasten the exit of your illustrious owners which will in turn bring about administration and therefore a points deduction. It's looking grim to say the least.[/p][/quote]Insult eh? See billy, this is why people mock you on here... Most would see my reply as something we call 'banter' banter ˈbantə/Submit noun 1. the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks. "there was much good-natured banter" synonyms: repartee, raillery, ripostes, sallies, swordplay, quips, wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More verb verb: banter; 3rd person present: banters; past tense: bantered; past participle: bantered; gerund or present participle: bantering 1. exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way. "the men bantered with the waitresses" synonyms: joke, jest, pun, sally, quip; More I got about 2 paragraphs down into the nerve I had hit and realised that you had nothing to come back with apart from something that sounds like the drunk ramblings of a red noser at the bar in a scummy pub. As an FYI, I do actually live not so far from Shadsworth, in a nice detatched property Oswaldtwistle in fact... I wonder how the quality and price of my house compares to yours? Hmmm? Do you even work with the amount you post on here under the many names you post under? If not, maybe it is the anger of living in a property of low value with very little money to do anything, that makes you want to wish that everyone else has to live in the low standards that you? Just a theory of course... Oh, and another FYI, that was aimed as an insult you dirty smack rat[/p][/quote]Well now why didn't you just say, the magnificent sprawling estates and parklands of Oswaldtwistle are a sight to behold are they not. I could only dream of living in such an affluent and classy area as regal Ossy, the Kensington of the North. I've seen Ossy, and I would grade it one wheelie bin up from Shadsworth. A unfortunate little town years behind civilisation populated by work-shy layabouts, track-suited chav's, single mothers pushing double buggies containing different coloured children, and the dregs of society, substance abusers, rehabilitated offenders, ASBO's, etc. Certainly not a place I would chose to bring up a family. But then you have to play the hand you're dealt. As such I can categorically state that I enjoy a far higher standard of living than the vast majority of Oswaldtwistle. I am not sure I understand the phrase "dirty smack rat", perhaps this is an Ossy thing? Super_Clarets
  • Score: -15

5:42pm Mon 19 May 14

jim 2012 says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
'Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world '

And yet finished 23 massive points above Trampburn and has a place in the Premier League, which is the Holy Grail as far as most of your missing 15000 supporters are concerned.

Blackburn - making the football world laugh since 1875
no you got that wrong being in the Premier League is not the Holy Grail
but i will tell you what is winning it seeing the premier league trophy at home at ewood park burnley will never see a day like that not in you'r life time
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: 'Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world ' And yet finished 23 massive points above Trampburn and has a place in the Premier League, which is the Holy Grail as far as most of your missing 15000 supporters are concerned. Blackburn - making the football world laugh since 1875[/p][/quote]no you got that wrong being in the Premier League is not the Holy Grail but i will tell you what is winning it seeing the premier league trophy at home at ewood park burnley will never see a day like that not in you'r life time jim 2012
  • Score: 8

5:45pm Mon 19 May 14

tall in the saddle says...

jack01 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup.

Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?
Dear me Jack. A cockney accent? Where have you got that from. It’s a standard South midlands accent, but more polished – of course.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup. Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?[/p][/quote]Dear me Jack. A cockney accent? Where have you got that from. It’s a standard South midlands accent, but more polished – of course. tall in the saddle
  • Score: -6

5:48pm Mon 19 May 14

tall in the saddle says...

onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
onlyonesimongarner wrote:
Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day.
Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ]
A new low for the Blackburn fans.

They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up.

And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters.

You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future.

What a shambles.
have you ever been to Turd Moor????????????????
I thought Chorley was the ‘ground share of choice’ but I understand the Magpies turned them down.
[quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: Was at AFC Darwen yesterday for the East Lancs alliance Boys semi final day. Was the first time some of the dingles there had actualy sat on a Plastic seat at a football match ][/p][/quote]A new low for the Blackburn fans. They now have so little left to throw at Burnley they have to resort to a comparison of seating materials. You just couldn't make it up. And funny you should mention AFC Darwen, given the reported subsidence issue with the almost derelict Riverside stand at Ewood Park, Darwen may well offer the opportunity of a ground share should Venky's continue to disregard the safety of their own supporters. You could well be bringing your own seat to Rovers matches in the not too distant future. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]have you ever been to Turd Moor????????????????[/p][/quote]I thought Chorley was the ‘ground share of choice’ but I understand the Magpies turned them down. tall in the saddle
  • Score: -8

6:29pm Mon 19 May 14

Incest Each Sunday says...

Super_Clarets 2:43pm
''My money is actually on you lot going down next season...''

Super_Clarets 3:48pm
''I'm not saying that you will go down...''

Put money on. (Idiom)
To believe someone will do something or something will happen.
Super_Clarets 2:43pm ''My money is actually on you lot going down next season...'' Super_Clarets 3:48pm ''I'm not saying that you will go down...'' Put money on. (Idiom) To believe someone will do something or something will happen. Incest Each Sunday
  • Score: 14

6:48pm Mon 19 May 14

Super_Clarets. says...

Incest Each Sunday wrote:
Super_Clarets 2:43pm
''My money is actually on you lot going down next season...''

Super_Clarets 3:48pm
''I'm not saying that you will go down...''

Put money on. (Idiom)
To believe someone will do something or something will happen.
It seems you have noticed my dissociative identity disorder as well. You couldn't make this up, what a shambles, no-dads, FFP.....nurse!
[quote][p][bold]Incest Each Sunday[/bold] wrote: Super_Clarets 2:43pm ''My money is actually on you lot going down next season...'' Super_Clarets 3:48pm ''I'm not saying that you will go down...'' Put money on. (Idiom) To believe someone will do something or something will happen.[/p][/quote]It seems you have noticed my dissociative identity disorder as well. You couldn't make this up, what a shambles, no-dads, FFP.....nurse! Super_Clarets.
  • Score: 8

7:02pm Mon 19 May 14

owd nick says...

crankitup wrote:
Quote "a club that had been ripped apart from within" Paul, Gary and who ever else is too scared to say it please repeat after me....."ripped apart by the chicken plucking cowards from India" grow some and tell it how it is....
Sad, so sad.

He doesn't really have to say anything at all does he?

The phrase "ripped apart from within" says it all, no need for sack cloth and ashes, but if that is your preferred garb, ah well.

GB is trying like hell to build a squad and a team that Rovers fans can be proud of, but so many like you are stuck in the past and hoping he will fail.

Sad, so sad.

We can't do anything about the past, be it the dingles absolute horror when we won the PL or the idiocy of Venky's.

Just as I can't change this post as soon as I press the "Post Comment" box.

We can only learn from the past, time only looks forward.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: Quote "a club that had been ripped apart from within" Paul, Gary and who ever else is too scared to say it please repeat after me....."ripped apart by the chicken plucking cowards from India" grow some and tell it how it is....[/p][/quote]Sad, so sad. He doesn't really have to say anything at all does he? The phrase "ripped apart from within" says it all, no need for sack cloth and ashes, but if that is your preferred garb, ah well. GB is trying like hell to build a squad and a team that Rovers fans can be proud of, but so many like you are stuck in the past and hoping he will fail. Sad, so sad. We can't do anything about the past, be it the dingles absolute horror when we won the PL or the idiocy of Venky's. Just as I can't change this post as soon as I press the "Post Comment" box. We can only learn from the past, time only looks forward. owd nick
  • Score: 9

7:58pm Mon 19 May 14

baldie says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
jack01 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup.

Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?
And why does the team he manages sit in the Premier league with a 120 million pound windfall?
....and why does the local mafia rob all the locals of their hard earned benefits?
All that money to go round but none to share.
At least the high prices give you a good excuse for not selling out your tiny little ground.Although I don't know what your excuse was last time.
They were cheap as chips and you still couldn't sell out for UTD.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup. Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?[/p][/quote]And why does the team he manages sit in the Premier league with a 120 million pound windfall?[/p][/quote]....and why does the local mafia rob all the locals of their hard earned benefits? All that money to go round but none to share. At least the high prices give you a good excuse for not selling out your tiny little ground.Although I don't know what your excuse was last time. They were cheap as chips and you still couldn't sell out for UTD. baldie
  • Score: 7

8:27pm Mon 19 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Champagne plus charlie wrote:
'Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world '

And yet finished 23 massive points above Trampburn and has a place in the Premier League, which is the Holy Grail as far as most of your missing 15000 supporters are concerned.

Blackburn - making the football world laugh since 1875
no you got that wrong being in the Premier League is not the Holy Grail
but i will tell you what is winning it seeing the premier league trophy at home at ewood park burnley will never see a day like that not in you'r life time
Correct, we were in the Prem for 20 years but 'The Holy Grail' as you say was ......winning it.
NOW DINGLES, winning it is a completely different matter. You will never know the feeling so learn to deal with it.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: 'Burnley is perhaps the most deprived town in the Western world ' And yet finished 23 massive points above Trampburn and has a place in the Premier League, which is the Holy Grail as far as most of your missing 15000 supporters are concerned. Blackburn - making the football world laugh since 1875[/p][/quote]no you got that wrong being in the Premier League is not the Holy Grail but i will tell you what is winning it seeing the premier league trophy at home at ewood park burnley will never see a day like that not in you'r life time[/p][/quote]Correct, we were in the Prem for 20 years but 'The Holy Grail' as you say was ......winning it. NOW DINGLES, winning it is a completely different matter. You will never know the feeling so learn to deal with it. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 11

10:30pm Mon 19 May 14

digitusjonfred says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
here we go again zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzz
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]here we go again zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzz digitusjonfred
  • Score: 4

11:10pm Mon 19 May 14

Monsters mum says...

Super_Clarets.. 1st post at 12.11 last post (i wish) was at 6.48!!! = "Not wired up right"!! Just remember Super C.... Karma is a B****!
Super_Clarets.. 1st post at 12.11 last post (i wish) was at 6.48!!! = "Not wired up right"!! Just remember Super C.... Karma is a B****! Monsters mum
  • Score: 2

7:44am Tue 20 May 14

sallycinamon says...

Comments might as well be got rid of . Every rovers article turns into this load of nonsense started by idiotic burnley fans and then carried on by rovers fans. Debate and intelligent comment has all but disappeared.
LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH ARE YOU READING? SORT IT OUT.
Comments might as well be got rid of . Every rovers article turns into this load of nonsense started by idiotic burnley fans and then carried on by rovers fans. Debate and intelligent comment has all but disappeared. LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH ARE YOU READING? SORT IT OUT. sallycinamon
  • Score: 3

8:19am Tue 20 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Monsters mum wrote:
Super_Clarets.. 1st post at 12.11 last post (i wish) was at 6.48!!! = "Not wired up right"!! Just remember Super C.... Karma is a B****!
It sure is, and that's why you lot are now a penniless tin-pot laughingstock of a football club. Karma.
[quote][p][bold]Monsters mum[/bold] wrote: Super_Clarets.. 1st post at 12.11 last post (i wish) was at 6.48!!! = "Not wired up right"!! Just remember Super C.... Karma is a B****![/p][/quote]It sure is, and that's why you lot are now a penniless tin-pot laughingstock of a football club. Karma. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -2

8:31am Tue 20 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Monsters mum wrote:
Super_Clarets.. 1st post at 12.11 last post (i wish) was at 6.48!!! = "Not wired up right"!! Just remember Super C.... Karma is a B****!
It sure is, and that's why you lot are now a penniless tin-pot laughingstock of a football club. Karma.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monsters mum[/bold] wrote: Super_Clarets.. 1st post at 12.11 last post (i wish) was at 6.48!!! = "Not wired up right"!! Just remember Super C.... Karma is a B****![/p][/quote]It sure is, and that's why you lot are now a penniless tin-pot laughingstock of a football club. Karma.[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Old age pensioner
  • Score: 0

9:25am Tue 20 May 14

French Rover says...

Sally is right, this site gets worse every day. Its almost pointless that the LET put any articles on here at all. If they are not going to manage/moderate the site then they may as well just leave it open for the idiots to post their rubbish on.
Sally is right, this site gets worse every day. Its almost pointless that the LET put any articles on here at all. If they are not going to manage/moderate the site then they may as well just leave it open for the idiots to post their rubbish on. French Rover
  • Score: 4

9:30am Tue 20 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

French Rover wrote:
Sally is right, this site gets worse every day. Its almost pointless that the LET put any articles on here at all. If they are not going to manage/moderate the site then they may as well just leave it open for the idiots to post their rubbish on.
Ah what a shame, the no-dad's don't like it when a bit of banter comes back their way, they aren't used to being the Championship club. Wind your neck in and get used to it. And before you start crying again, it is banter, and that's all it is, so stop being a wet f@rt.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sally is right, this site gets worse every day. Its almost pointless that the LET put any articles on here at all. If they are not going to manage/moderate the site then they may as well just leave it open for the idiots to post their rubbish on.[/p][/quote]Ah what a shame, the no-dad's don't like it when a bit of banter comes back their way, they aren't used to being the Championship club. Wind your neck in and get used to it. And before you start crying again, it is banter, and that's all it is, so stop being a wet f@rt. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -3

10:20am Tue 20 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

Ha ha ha got to love those 'Someone ban those pesky dingles, they are ruining this site' comments from those banter-free Blackburn fans who's sense of humour deserted at the same time as Venkys took over.

Used to having the insults all one way up until 2010 weren't you?

Unable and unprepared to take insults from a supporter of a superior Burnley?

So your response is to ban the Burnley fans?

I suggest you grow a pair and try and attempt to take the 'banter' you have dished out all those years.
Grow a pair
Ha ha ha got to love those 'Someone ban those pesky dingles, they are ruining this site' comments from those banter-free Blackburn fans who's sense of humour deserted at the same time as Venkys took over. Used to having the insults all one way up until 2010 weren't you? Unable and unprepared to take insults from a supporter of a superior Burnley? So your response is to ban the Burnley fans? I suggest you grow a pair and try and attempt to take the 'banter' you have dished out all those years. Grow a pair Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -2

10:53am Tue 20 May 14

Scamp Kingsley says...

jack01 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher.

A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties.

What a shambles.
A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup.

Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?
Because it gets you promoted to the PL automatically of course!
As for your boring, down beat, cliche ridden cones and bibs monkey, carry on agent GB.
[quote][p][bold]jack01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Great photo. I told you he was my old Maths teacher. A man with the charisma of a damp rag who lost to Burnley and now gets to oversee the most important period in your ailing clubs entire history as the punishments for years of gross overspending at being handed out like sweeties. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]A better photo than Sean Dyche stood outside that wooden shed at Gawthorpe enjoying a non-league standard setup. Who is he trying to base his image on? What is that ginger goatee all about? Why does he have a permanent sore throat? And why does he put on a cockney accent when he is from Northampton?[/p][/quote]Because it gets you promoted to the PL automatically of course! As for your boring, down beat, cliche ridden cones and bibs monkey, carry on agent GB. Scamp Kingsley
  • Score: -4

1:50pm Tue 20 May 14

French Rover says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Sally is right, this site gets worse every day. Its almost pointless that the LET put any articles on here at all. If they are not going to manage/moderate the site then they may as well just leave it open for the idiots to post their rubbish on.
Ah what a shame, the no-dad's don't like it when a bit of banter comes back their way, they aren't used to being the Championship club. Wind your neck in and get used to it. And before you start crying again, it is banter, and that's all it is, so stop being a wet f@rt.
A bit of banter is fine - but you need a certain level of intelligence to indulge in it. Obviously that particular gene has not fully developed on your hillside yet going by the drivel that you and your extended family post on here.....but enjoy it while u can if it really amuses you, as even the LET will grow tired of it soon and ban you morons.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Sally is right, this site gets worse every day. Its almost pointless that the LET put any articles on here at all. If they are not going to manage/moderate the site then they may as well just leave it open for the idiots to post their rubbish on.[/p][/quote]Ah what a shame, the no-dad's don't like it when a bit of banter comes back their way, they aren't used to being the Championship club. Wind your neck in and get used to it. And before you start crying again, it is banter, and that's all it is, so stop being a wet f@rt.[/p][/quote]A bit of banter is fine - but you need a certain level of intelligence to indulge in it. Obviously that particular gene has not fully developed on your hillside yet going by the drivel that you and your extended family post on here.....but enjoy it while u can if it really amuses you, as even the LET will grow tired of it soon and ban you morons. French Rover
  • Score: 16

4:00pm Tue 20 May 14

PhilipMc says...

Champagne plus charlie wrote:
Ha ha ha got to love those 'Someone ban those pesky dingles, they are ruining this site' comments from those banter-free Blackburn fans who's sense of humour deserted at the same time as Venkys took over.

Used to having the insults all one way up until 2010 weren't you?

Unable and unprepared to take insults from a supporter of a superior Burnley?

So your response is to ban the Burnley fans?

I suggest you grow a pair and try and attempt to take the 'banter' you have dished out all those years.
Grow a pair
its not banter though, its ANNOYING to death.. if you call these comments banter (which usually meaning you get a couple of laughs both sides, not you laughing at your own posts) it wouldn't be so bad.

if you going to post make it funny not a ball ache to read or scroll past
[quote][p][bold]Champagne plus charlie[/bold] wrote: Ha ha ha got to love those 'Someone ban those pesky dingles, they are ruining this site' comments from those banter-free Blackburn fans who's sense of humour deserted at the same time as Venkys took over. Used to having the insults all one way up until 2010 weren't you? Unable and unprepared to take insults from a supporter of a superior Burnley? So your response is to ban the Burnley fans? I suggest you grow a pair and try and attempt to take the 'banter' you have dished out all those years. Grow a pair[/p][/quote]its not banter though, its ANNOYING to death.. if you call these comments banter (which usually meaning you get a couple of laughs both sides, not you laughing at your own posts) it wouldn't be so bad. if you going to post make it funny not a ball ache to read or scroll past PhilipMc
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Tue 20 May 14

Shane says...

noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Nurse!
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Nurse! Shane
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Wed 21 May 14

noddy57 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
noddy57 wrote:
Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.
Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you.

My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing.

The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.
got news for you,we don,t need any players we have the squad to get us up next season and we have just got the ok on relaying the main pitch and training facilities, 300,OOO is not exactly small time is it ? when was the last time Burnley spent that sort of money on the pitch ?,,l will tell you ,never.truth is you cannot compete with us on a financial scale and you know it.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: Gary Bowyer, just a good professional who has done a good job at Ewood and l for one will back him to achieve an auto promotion spot next season.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I wouldn't put too much on that bet if I were you. My money is actually on you lot going down next season, for the simple reason that I believe I understand the gravity of your financial situation correctly, and it's far from plain sailing. The need to reduce your losses by £25million whilst not being able to recruit players of equal quality is a difficult task for any manager, but to someone with as little about himself as Gary Bowyer there is only trouble ahead. I believe the turmoil of recent seasons will be dwarfed by what's in store for you.[/p][/quote]got news for you,we don,t need any players we have the squad to get us up next season and we have just got the ok on relaying the main pitch and training facilities, 300,OOO is not exactly small time is it ? when was the last time Burnley spent that sort of money on the pitch ?,,l will tell you ,never.truth is you cannot compete with us on a financial scale and you know it. noddy57
  • Score: 0

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