Conway insists Rovers ace Gestede will only get better next season

Rudy Gestede can star next season

Rudy Gestede can star next season

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

CRAIG Conway has warned Championship defences that Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede will only get better next season.

The towering targetman ended the campaign with a run of nine goals in eight starts and as the division’s player of the month for April.

But Conway, who made just as big an impact as the 25-year-old after following in his footsteps from Cardiff City in January, reckons there is much more to come.

“At the back end of the season Rudy was simply unplayable,” said the Scotland international.

“I’d have hated to be a defender playing against him.

“All I had to do was put the ball into the right area and he would do the rest as he was unstoppable.

“It was great to see as I know full well how much ability he’s got.

“He can be unbelievable and with another year’s experience under his belt he will only get better.”

Conway will also have high standards to maintain once the 2014-15 campaign kicks off on August 9.

The 29-year-old set up 12 goals – five for Gestede – and scored a further four following his bargain £100,000 move from Cardiff on January transfer deadline day.

“I just felt really good,” said Conway who, along with Gestede, helped Cardiff win the 2012-13 Championship title.

“I feel confident in my own ability and if I’m playing and getting a run of games I know I can do well.

“I’m happy and I’ve got to thank the players and the staff and everybody involved at the club because they have made me feel so welcome.

“I think I’d only been here a week and it felt as if I’d been here for years.

“If you and your family are settled it helps massively and it shows out on the park.

“It’s arguably the best football I’ve played.

“Last season, winning the Championship with Cardiff, was brilliant as I had a good run of games and set up goals.

“But I think consistency wise, and the volume of my assists, this season was the best I have played.

“Now the aim has got to be to try and keep that up going into next season.”

Rovers are being linked with an interest in Republic of Ireland under 21 international centre back John Egan, who has been released by Sunderland.

The 21-year-old spent the end of the season on loan at League Two side Southend, who are making attempts to sign Egan on a permanent deal.

Egan had loan spells with Crystal Palace and Sheffield United early in his professional career at Sunderland but later suffered a setback when he broke his leg while on loan at Bradford.

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10:03am Tue 27 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super tosser


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B4 he cons on!!
Super tosser ZzzzzzzzzzzzzNzzzzzz zzzHzzzzznzzzzzh B4 he cons on!! Old age pensioner
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10:06am Tue 27 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level." Super_Clarets
  • Score: -32

10:11am Tue 27 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
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[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzNzzz zzzzzzHzzzzzzzzzNzzz zzzzHzzzzzzzz Old age pensioner
  • Score: 13

10:35am Tue 27 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

The article is about Gestede and Conway, two excellent signings by Bowyer.
Conway is right as they've only been here a short time there's still a lot to come from both of them.
Exciting times ahead with thesr two.
The article is about Gestede and Conway, two excellent signings by Bowyer. Conway is right as they've only been here a short time there's still a lot to come from both of them. Exciting times ahead with thesr two. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 30

10:37am Tue 27 May 14

Harwoodstblue says...

The troll will soon be switching his attention from Rhodes to Gestede. Just watch...........
The troll will soon be switching his attention from Rhodes to Gestede. Just watch........... Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 16

10:39am Tue 27 May 14

owd nick says...

just ignore the troll, don't allow him to wreck yet another thread by replying.
just ignore the troll, don't allow him to wreck yet another thread by replying. owd nick
  • Score: 18

11:16am Tue 27 May 14

Rovers 1495 says...

Who's this guy from Marseille ... ?

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Who's this guy from Marseille ... ? http://footballleagu eworld.co.uk/blackbu rn-rovers-show-inter est-in-marseille-win ger/? Rovers 1495
  • Score: 0

11:24am Tue 27 May 14

French Rover says...

Conway, Marshall and King can all play that wide role and all three can contribute with goals too, plus we have Cairney threading balls through to the front men - oh to be Rhodes and Gestade next season. Goals galore!
Conway, Marshall and King can all play that wide role and all three can contribute with goals too, plus we have Cairney threading balls through to the front men - oh to be Rhodes and Gestade next season. Goals galore! French Rover
  • Score: 10

11:37am Tue 27 May 14

bring back the good old days says...

As said, just ignore and do not respond to non BRFC commenters
What will be will be, end of.
As said, just ignore and do not respond to non BRFC commenters What will be will be, end of. bring back the good old days
  • Score: 9

11:51am Tue 27 May 14

jimluftas says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement. jimluftas
  • Score: 9

11:58am Tue 27 May 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
I'll correct that for you:

'But if they fancy him then £10 million will easily go to saving the club from financial meltdown'

You're welcome.
[quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.[/p][/quote]I'll correct that for you: 'But if they fancy him then £10 million will easily go to saving the club from financial meltdown' You're welcome. Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: -8

12:07pm Tue 27 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules.

A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney?

The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.
[quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.[/p][/quote]I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules. A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney? The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -12

12:14pm Tue 27 May 14

Maaaaaark says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
oh dear... have you seen the joke of website that's from?

The "journalist" or "club insider" has clearly never even seen Rhodes play - "he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards".
As good a striker as Rhodes is, a physical presence he certainly is not.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]oh dear... have you seen the joke of website that's from? The "journalist" or "club insider" has clearly never even seen Rhodes play - "he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards". As good a striker as Rhodes is, a physical presence he certainly is not. Maaaaaark
  • Score: 8

12:24pm Tue 27 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

Burnley FC - Pride of Lancashire.

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Burnley FC - Pride of Lancashire. http://www.burnley.v italfootball.co.uk/a rticle.asp?a=359318 Super_Clarets
  • Score: -20

12:47pm Tue 27 May 14

jimluftas says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules.

A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney?

The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.
He won't be going anywhere for £6 million. It think you're a little too obsessed with FFP. Nearly as bad as your rovers obsession.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.[/p][/quote]I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules. A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney? The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.[/p][/quote]He won't be going anywhere for £6 million. It think you're a little too obsessed with FFP. Nearly as bad as your rovers obsession. jimluftas
  • Score: 7

1:02pm Tue 27 May 14

jim 2012 says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
who is this club insider it,s not you is it?
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]who is this club insider it,s not you is it? jim 2012
  • Score: 7

1:08pm Tue 27 May 14

jim 2012 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
who is this club insider it,s not you is it?
can you tell us if danny ing's and kieran trippier will still be at burnley at the beginning of the season ?
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]who is this club insider it,s not you is it?[/p][/quote]can you tell us if danny ing's and kieran trippier will still be at burnley at the beginning of the season ? jim 2012
  • Score: 11

1:08pm Tue 27 May 14

Super_Clarets says...

jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules.

A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney?

The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.
He won't be going anywhere for £6 million. It think you're a little too obsessed with FFP. Nearly as bad as your rovers obsession.
Possibly not, possibly a figure closer to £4million will be enough. You simply can't offer anything at Blackburn Rovers anymore, and once you are named and shamed by FFP the whole of football will be taking a bite out of you knowing that you cannot possibly refuse when money is put on the table.

I really fear for you lot next season, I think you're going to take a hammering.
[quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.[/p][/quote]I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules. A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney? The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.[/p][/quote]He won't be going anywhere for £6 million. It think you're a little too obsessed with FFP. Nearly as bad as your rovers obsession.[/p][/quote]Possibly not, possibly a figure closer to £4million will be enough. You simply can't offer anything at Blackburn Rovers anymore, and once you are named and shamed by FFP the whole of football will be taking a bite out of you knowing that you cannot possibly refuse when money is put on the table. I really fear for you lot next season, I think you're going to take a hammering. Super_Clarets
  • Score: -10

1:18pm Tue 27 May 14

jim 2012 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
who is this club insider it,s not you is it?
can you tell us if danny ing's and kieran trippier will still be at burnley at the beginning of the season ?
will sean dyce still be the burnley manager at the beginning of the season
or will he want to test himself at a bigger club a club like southampton ?
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]who is this club insider it,s not you is it?[/p][/quote]can you tell us if danny ing's and kieran trippier will still be at burnley at the beginning of the season ?[/p][/quote]will sean dyce still be the burnley manager at the beginning of the season or will he want to test himself at a bigger club a club like southampton ? jim 2012
  • Score: 10

1:21pm Tue 27 May 14

Rovers 1495 says...

jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
who is this club insider it,s not you is it?
No, he's the sister insider
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]who is this club insider it,s not you is it?[/p][/quote]No, he's the sister insider Rovers 1495
  • Score: 10

2:09pm Tue 27 May 14

Welsh Rover says...

Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision! Welsh Rover
  • Score: 9

3:23pm Tue 27 May 14

greenscreener says...

Welsh Rover wrote:
Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
Fair point Welsh Rover, the Cardiff boys done good, but If we are going slightly hypothetical then I would also say that if Tom Cairney had been allowed to play Centre Midfield all season he would probably have player of the year, the captaincy, a few Scotland caps and we really would be worrying about keeping him by now. I said in my first match report of the season that we should build our midfield around him and I'm not the only one frustrated by him being started out wide.
[quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision![/p][/quote]Fair point Welsh Rover, the Cardiff boys done good, but If we are going slightly hypothetical then I would also say that if Tom Cairney had been allowed to play Centre Midfield all season he would probably have player of the year, the captaincy, a few Scotland caps and we really would be worrying about keeping him by now. I said in my first match report of the season that we should build our midfield around him and I'm not the only one frustrated by him being started out wide. greenscreener
  • Score: 6

5:17pm Tue 27 May 14

owd nick says...

jim 2012 wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
who is this club insider it,s not you is it?
can you tell us if danny ing's and kieran trippier will still be at burnley at the beginning of the season ?
That's easy...no.
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]who is this club insider it,s not you is it?[/p][/quote]can you tell us if danny ing's and kieran trippier will still be at burnley at the beginning of the season ?[/p][/quote]That's easy...no. owd nick
  • Score: 5

5:46pm Tue 27 May 14

Old age pensioner says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules.

A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney?

The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.
He won't be going anywhere for £6 million. It think you're a little too obsessed with FFP. Nearly as bad as your rovers obsession.
Possibly not, possibly a figure closer to £4million will be enough. You simply can't offer anything at Blackburn Rovers anymore, and once you are named and shamed by FFP the whole of football will be taking a bite out of you knowing that you cannot possibly refuse when money is put on the table.

I really fear for you lot next season, I think you're going to take a hammering.
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[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.[/p][/quote]I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules. A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney? The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.[/p][/quote]He won't be going anywhere for £6 million. It think you're a little too obsessed with FFP. Nearly as bad as your rovers obsession.[/p][/quote]Possibly not, possibly a figure closer to £4million will be enough. You simply can't offer anything at Blackburn Rovers anymore, and once you are named and shamed by FFP the whole of football will be taking a bite out of you knowing that you cannot possibly refuse when money is put on the table. I really fear for you lot next season, I think you're going to take a hammering.[/p][/quote]zzzzzzNzzzzzzzHzzzzz zzNzzzzzzzHzzzzzz Old age pensioner
  • Score: 5

9:14pm Tue 27 May 14

BlueSkies says...

Welsh Rover wrote:
Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
I was on holiday recently and met up with a Bluebird fan who rated Rudy but thought Conway was parc. Told him it was otherwise at BRFC.


All about opinions boyo!
[quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision![/p][/quote]I was on holiday recently and met up with a Bluebird fan who rated Rudy but thought Conway was parc. Told him it was otherwise at BRFC. All about opinions boyo! BlueSkies
  • Score: 7

9:20pm Tue 27 May 14

Welsh Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
Welsh Rover wrote:
Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
Fair point Welsh Rover, the Cardiff boys done good, but If we are going slightly hypothetical then I would also say that if Tom Cairney had been allowed to play Centre Midfield all season he would probably have player of the year, the captaincy, a few Scotland caps and we really would be worrying about keeping him by now. I said in my first match report of the season that we should build our midfield around him and I'm not the only one frustrated by him being started out wide.
It's a tricky one to call as Cairney scored one more goal (3), and provided two more assists (4) playing in the middle, but he had better match ratings when he played out wide. Another reason I fancy Conway would've pinched it is his haul of 13 assists and 4 goals in only eighteen appearances, compared to Cairney's 6 assists and 5 goals in thirty-seven appearances, makes you wonder what he could've been capable with twice as many games under his belt.

Hopefully they'll both stay and show us all exactly what they're capable of. If I was a betting man I'd wager a pint on Conway getting the accolade next season though. It's just nice to have more than one player to consider for a change.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision![/p][/quote]Fair point Welsh Rover, the Cardiff boys done good, but If we are going slightly hypothetical then I would also say that if Tom Cairney had been allowed to play Centre Midfield all season he would probably have player of the year, the captaincy, a few Scotland caps and we really would be worrying about keeping him by now. I said in my first match report of the season that we should build our midfield around him and I'm not the only one frustrated by him being started out wide.[/p][/quote]It's a tricky one to call as Cairney scored one more goal (3), and provided two more assists (4) playing in the middle, but he had better match ratings when he played out wide. Another reason I fancy Conway would've pinched it is his haul of 13 assists and 4 goals in only eighteen appearances, compared to Cairney's 6 assists and 5 goals in thirty-seven appearances, makes you wonder what he could've been capable with twice as many games under his belt. Hopefully they'll both stay and show us all exactly what they're capable of. If I was a betting man I'd wager a pint on Conway getting the accolade next season though. It's just nice to have more than one player to consider for a change. Welsh Rover
  • Score: 4

9:22pm Tue 27 May 14

Welsh Rover says...

Welsh Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
Welsh Rover wrote:
Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
Fair point Welsh Rover, the Cardiff boys done good, but If we are going slightly hypothetical then I would also say that if Tom Cairney had been allowed to play Centre Midfield all season he would probably have player of the year, the captaincy, a few Scotland caps and we really would be worrying about keeping him by now. I said in my first match report of the season that we should build our midfield around him and I'm not the only one frustrated by him being started out wide.
It's a tricky one to call as Cairney scored one more goal (3), and provided two more assists (4) playing in the middle, but he had better match ratings when he played out wide. Another reason I fancy Conway would've pinched it is his haul of 13 assists and 4 goals in only eighteen appearances, compared to Cairney's 6 assists and 5 goals in thirty-seven appearances, makes you wonder what he could've been capable with twice as many games under his belt.

Hopefully they'll both stay and show us all exactly what they're capable of. If I was a betting man I'd wager a pint on Conway getting the accolade next season though. It's just nice to have more than one player to consider for a change.
*...could've been capable of...

*...they'll both stay fit...
[quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision![/p][/quote]Fair point Welsh Rover, the Cardiff boys done good, but If we are going slightly hypothetical then I would also say that if Tom Cairney had been allowed to play Centre Midfield all season he would probably have player of the year, the captaincy, a few Scotland caps and we really would be worrying about keeping him by now. I said in my first match report of the season that we should build our midfield around him and I'm not the only one frustrated by him being started out wide.[/p][/quote]It's a tricky one to call as Cairney scored one more goal (3), and provided two more assists (4) playing in the middle, but he had better match ratings when he played out wide. Another reason I fancy Conway would've pinched it is his haul of 13 assists and 4 goals in only eighteen appearances, compared to Cairney's 6 assists and 5 goals in thirty-seven appearances, makes you wonder what he could've been capable with twice as many games under his belt. Hopefully they'll both stay and show us all exactly what they're capable of. If I was a betting man I'd wager a pint on Conway getting the accolade next season though. It's just nice to have more than one player to consider for a change.[/p][/quote]*...could've been capable of... *...they'll both stay fit... Welsh Rover
  • Score: 3

9:37pm Tue 27 May 14

Welsh Rover says...

BlueSkies wrote:
Welsh Rover wrote:
Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
I was on holiday recently and met up with a Bluebird fan who rated Rudy but thought Conway was parc. Told him it was otherwise at BRFC.


All about opinions boyo!
I was watching a Cardiff game in Tenby towards the end of the season and there were quite a few Cardiff fans down for the day. I got chatting with a few and they all reckoned that Rudy was awful and the club were right to shift Conway as ''he's not a Premier League player''. They'd not actually followed the progress of either player (why would you if you thought a player was rubbish), so they were all shocked when I brought them up to speed on how good they'd both been for us.

Needless to say, I left them with, ''well, you'll find out for yourselves next season...''
[quote][p][bold]BlueSkies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: Gestede was brilliant in the latter part of the season but it was in no small part down to Conway's excellent contribution to the team. I don't want to take anything away from Cairney but had Conway been signed in August I think he would have got Player of the Season. It's no coincidence that the three of them finished the season as one of, if not the, best players in their respective positions. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision![/p][/quote]I was on holiday recently and met up with a Bluebird fan who rated Rudy but thought Conway was parc. Told him it was otherwise at BRFC. All about opinions boyo![/p][/quote]I was watching a Cardiff game in Tenby towards the end of the season and there were quite a few Cardiff fans down for the day. I got chatting with a few and they all reckoned that Rudy was awful and the club were right to shift Conway as ''he's not a Premier League player''. They'd not actually followed the progress of either player (why would you if you thought a player was rubbish), so they were all shocked when I brought them up to speed on how good they'd both been for us. Needless to say, I left them with, ''well, you'll find out for yourselves next season...'' Welsh Rover
  • Score: 9

10:27pm Tue 27 May 14

digitusjonfred says...

Super-claret put both hands in your trouser pockets and PLAY !!
Super-claret put both hands in your trouser pockets and PLAY !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 4

10:59pm Tue 27 May 14

owd nick says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Just can't handle the unpalatable truth can you?

Good at dishing it out but you can't take it can you?

Ings and Trippier will be gone long before Rhodes because they are both good enough to play in the PL and want PL salaries and contracts that reflect that.

To keep them Burnley will have to offer them the upgrade, so what about the rest of the squad? Not going to be happy if they don't get their cut are they?

That's how it all starts to fall apart.

Not going be an awful lot left out of the massive £16 million transfer kitty either is there?

The Burnley board however won't want to loose out, that's why they haven't invested any of the potential earnings from the coming season in keeping season ticket prices down.

Truly shameful way to treat loyal fans especially when looking at the offers made to Rovers fans, there really is no comparison is there?

If we go up next season people who buy season tickets this season will have a 75% reduction in prices, Rovers will bear the cost.

Burnley fans have to pay a £100 waiver up front, what a joke.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Just can't handle the unpalatable truth can you? Good at dishing it out but you can't take it can you? Ings and Trippier will be gone long before Rhodes because they are both good enough to play in the PL and want PL salaries and contracts that reflect that. To keep them Burnley will have to offer them the upgrade, so what about the rest of the squad? Not going to be happy if they don't get their cut are they? That's how it all starts to fall apart. Not going be an awful lot left out of the massive £16 million transfer kitty either is there? The Burnley board however won't want to loose out, that's why they haven't invested any of the potential earnings from the coming season in keeping season ticket prices down. Truly shameful way to treat loyal fans especially when looking at the offers made to Rovers fans, there really is no comparison is there? If we go up next season people who buy season tickets this season will have a 75% reduction in prices, Rovers will bear the cost. Burnley fans have to pay a £100 waiver up front, what a joke. owd nick
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1:11pm Wed 28 May 14

Jr11BRFC says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
jimluftas wrote:
Super_Clarets wrote:
Oh dear...


"Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore.

"The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal.

"He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight.

"Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."
Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.
I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules.

A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney?

The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.
You keep saying two outgoing strikers... traore played a single game for everton, Kone played more games then him. You obviously know nothing about football and are spoon fed by the media.

So realistically there is one outgoing striker plus Kone to come back from injury as well as Naismith who will be expecting first team football. Im not worried that Rhodes will leave. I think Everton will set their sights higher then Rhodes.

Also you say Lukaku isn't a Martinez player... What do you base that on? he brought him into the club he played well under martinez' tactics until he had a blip in form. If you compare Kone (A martinez player) to Rhodes/Lukaku you will see more similarities with the latter compared to the prior you buffoon.

You have just made your own assumptions from what you have read in the paper, you have no facts to back you up.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimluftas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: Oh dear... "Everton’s search for two new strikers has seen them prepare a move for Blackburn Rovers talisman Jordan Rhodes. The Scotland international has emerged as a priority acquisition after being hit by the double-departure of loanees Romelu Lukaku and Lacina Traore. "The club insider revealed Rhodes ticks the boxes in the eyes of Everton’s technical staff as he can replicate the kind of physical presence provided by the two outgoing forwards, and he has also demonstrated a keen eye for goal. "He found the back of the net on 25 occasions last season and is considered one of the hottest properties outside of the top flight. "Blackburn’s failure to launch a serious push for promotion back to the Premier League puts them in a difficult position should Everton firm up their interest with an official approach, and at the age of 24 Rhodes may feel ready to test himself at the highest level."[/p][/quote]Who ever wrote that tripe knows nothing if they are comparing the physical presence of Rhodes to lukaku?! I would expect Everton to aim a little higher than Rhodes but if they fancy him then £10 million will easily buy us a replacement.[/p][/quote]I don't think they can compare the physical presence of Rhodes to Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku is 6' 4" and built like a heavy weight boxer, I don't think there are many players you can realistically compare his presence to. He's also not a Martinez type player, Rhodes is, and with the need to replace two outgoing strikers I thing he'll be high on their list of potentials especially given that Blackburn Rovers need to sell to show a willingness to comply with FFP rules. A fee of £6million is far more likely with Venky's having to cut costs across the board asap. There is then the fee still owed to Huddersfield from the original transfer along with a 20% sell-on fee, which means you might not have much to replace him with. Perhaps his replacement is already present in Varney? The days of Blackburn spending millions of pounds are long gone my friend. Any incoming money will be used to offset the losses as per the conditions of FFP.[/p][/quote]You keep saying two outgoing strikers... traore played a single game for everton, Kone played more games then him. You obviously know nothing about football and are spoon fed by the media. So realistically there is one outgoing striker plus Kone to come back from injury as well as Naismith who will be expecting first team football. Im not worried that Rhodes will leave. I think Everton will set their sights higher then Rhodes. Also you say Lukaku isn't a Martinez player... What do you base that on? he brought him into the club he played well under martinez' tactics until he had a blip in form. If you compare Kone (A martinez player) to Rhodes/Lukaku you will see more similarities with the latter compared to the prior you buffoon. You have just made your own assumptions from what you have read in the paper, you have no facts to back you up. Jr11BRFC
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