Blackburn Rovers boss seeks further improvement from 'Premiership' class Tom Cairney

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes Tom Cairney possesses ‘Premiership quality’.

But he wants Rovers’ player of the year to improve the defensive side of his game in order to become the complete midfielder.

Cairney seems set to start the campaign in the middle of the park after playing most of last season out wide.

Bowyer has no doubt that the former Scotland U21 international can flourish in a central position.

But he will be challenging Cairney and every other member of his squad to show more when they return to pre-season training on Wednesday.

Bowyer said: “Tom finished last season ever so well playing in the centre of midfield and got a couple of goals against Charlton and Wigan.

“He has the ability to play in there, there’s no question about that, but when we played him in a wider position it was more to give him the licence to roam, create and find himself pockets of space.

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“Whereas when you try and play as a standard number 10 it’s a bit easier for the opposition to pick you up.

“We worked on Tom getting in off the line and finding those pockets of space and it worked well for us.

“But, as I say, the kid has got the ability to play in the centre of midfield. In terms of how he handles the ball, he has Premier League quality.

“You saw him grow as last season wore on – the improvement from the start to the end of it was fantastic.

“Now we expect better from him again this season – and that’s the same for all the lads. The message will be, ‘show more and improve’.

“Tom’s got to work on his defensive side and he knows that.

“But there are not many better players producing what he can produce with the ball at his feet.”

With Ben Marshall fully fit after recovering from ankle ligament damage, he is set to challenge Craig Conway, Josh King and Chris Taylor for a place on the wings.

That should free up Cairney, who scored six goals last season and created eight others, to move into the centre of midfield.

But Bowyer admits there could be times when the £600,000 signing from Hull City will operate on the flanks.

He said: “It’s about finding the right balance for each particular game and treating each game with the respect that it deserves.

“But there’s no doubt Tom has got a special talent that we have to use.

“And if he can add one or two bits of defensive responsibility to his game, he will only improve further – and that’s all that we want from them all.”

Rovers have been linked with versatile Bolton Wanderers defender Alex Baptiste.

But it is understood Bolton do not want to let Baptiste leave, certainly not on loan.

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9:27am Fri 27 Jun 14

claret777 says...

You mean the Premier League quality player who was sold from a mediocre premier league team to a mediocre championship team.
You mean the Premier League quality player who was sold from a mediocre premier league team to a mediocre championship team. claret777
  • Score: -22

9:41am Fri 27 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him....... Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -19

9:59am Fri 27 Jun 14

Stretch_22 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up... Stretch_22
  • Score: 28

10:05am Fri 27 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Name the League One players we have signed?
[quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Name the League One players we have signed? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -7

10:10am Fri 27 Jun 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM
Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -16

10:15am Fri 27 Jun 14

hasslem hasslem says...

On here at midnight and back on at 9 - nothing at the JobCentre for our resident OCDingle today then
On here at midnight and back on at 9 - nothing at the JobCentre for our resident OCDingle today then hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 23

10:24am Fri 27 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Name the League One players we have signed?
Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Name the League One players we have signed?[/p][/quote]Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 12

10:32am Fri 27 Jun 14

cboyer says...

WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU ALL ARGUING WITH THESE CLOWNS??

you cant argue with idiots please just ignore them

them and the people who keep arguing with them are just spoiling all these pages please just ignore
WHY ON EARTH ARE YOU ALL ARGUING WITH THESE CLOWNS?? you cant argue with idiots please just ignore them them and the people who keep arguing with them are just spoiling all these pages please just ignore cboyer
  • Score: 49

10:37am Fri 27 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Name the League One players we have signed?
Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.
Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'.

As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Name the League One players we have signed?[/p][/quote]Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.[/p][/quote]Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'. As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -13

10:46am Fri 27 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Anyway back to the article. Yes I think we have a lot to look forward to next season. Cairney and others will have a full pre season to prepare this time. Added to that they're all a year older, and hopefully wiser. With an experienced
Rb and cover for cb we won't be far away. Looking forward to the new season already.
Anyway back to the article. Yes I think we have a lot to look forward to next season. Cairney and others will have a full pre season to prepare this time. Added to that they're all a year older, and hopefully wiser. With an experienced Rb and cover for cb we won't be far away. Looking forward to the new season already. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 18

10:51am Fri 27 Jun 14

Burnley FC (OBSESSED with BRFC SINCE) 1882 says...

In Venkys we Trust, Super Claret, claret777, Chuck Norris' Roundhouse, Steralc, burnleyglentoran, Chickenfarm…

…waking up every day with all twelve fingers down their pants wishing they were a Rover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god they are boring creatures! I was convinced this is a BRFC page?!!!!!! Should we feel sorry for them?!

Cairney will be a Premier League player soon enough…with The Rovers!
In Venkys we Trust, Super Claret, claret777, Chuck Norris' Roundhouse, Steralc, burnleyglentoran, Chickenfarm… …waking up every day with all twelve fingers down their pants wishing they were a Rover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god they are boring creatures! I was convinced this is a BRFC page?!!!!!! Should we feel sorry for them?! Cairney will be a Premier League player soon enough…with The Rovers! Burnley FC (OBSESSED with BRFC SINCE) 1882
  • Score: 22

11:04am Fri 27 Jun 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Burnley FC (OBSESSED with BRFC SINCE) 1882 wrote:
In Venkys we Trust, Super Claret, claret777, Chuck Norris' Roundhouse, Steralc, burnleyglentoran, Chickenfarm…

…waking up every day with all twelve fingers down their pants wishing they were a Rover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god they are boring creatures! I was convinced this is a BRFC page?!!!!!! Should we feel sorry for them?!

Cairney will be a Premier League player soon enough…with The Rovers!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha - excellent banter.

Oh, and take a look at the Burnley articles, absolutely infested with Blackburn fools like Turf Moor Tom, Another Pounding4Burnley, Rovers1495, hardwoodstblue, etc etc - it is a website that caters for Burnley and Blackburn supporters, there is going to be crossover, I suggest you accept it and either ignore it or respond, it really is that simple.
[quote][p][bold]Burnley FC (OBSESSED with BRFC SINCE) 1882[/bold] wrote: In Venkys we Trust, Super Claret, claret777, Chuck Norris' Roundhouse, Steralc, burnleyglentoran, Chickenfarm… …waking up every day with all twelve fingers down their pants wishing they were a Rover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god they are boring creatures! I was convinced this is a BRFC page?!!!!!! Should we feel sorry for them?! Cairney will be a Premier League player soon enough…with The Rovers![/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha - excellent banter. Oh, and take a look at the Burnley articles, absolutely infested with Blackburn fools like Turf Moor Tom, Another Pounding4Burnley, Rovers1495, hardwoodstblue, etc etc - it is a website that caters for Burnley and Blackburn supporters, there is going to be crossover, I suggest you accept it and either ignore it or respond, it really is that simple. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -13

11:29am Fri 27 Jun 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Burnley FC - in the premier league through skill, determination and shrewd financial management.

Blackbuuurrrn rovuuurrrs - in the 'chumpionship' despite millions of pounds being spent by the tax avoiding benefactor!!!!
Burnley FC - in the premier league through skill, determination and shrewd financial management. Blackbuuurrrn rovuuurrrs - in the 'chumpionship' despite millions of pounds being spent by the tax avoiding benefactor!!!! burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -8

12:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

razwoods78 says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Anyway back to the article. Yes I think we have a lot to look forward to next season. Cairney and others will have a full pre season to prepare this time. Added to that they're all a year older, and hopefully wiser. With an experienced Rb and cover for cb we won't be far away. Looking forward to the new season already.
very well said my friend!!! could not agree more.

Onwards and Upwards
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Anyway back to the article. Yes I think we have a lot to look forward to next season. Cairney and others will have a full pre season to prepare this time. Added to that they're all a year older, and hopefully wiser. With an experienced Rb and cover for cb we won't be far away. Looking forward to the new season already.[/p][/quote]very well said my friend!!! could not agree more. Onwards and Upwards razwoods78
  • Score: 11

12:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

steralc says...

You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed steralc
  • Score: -10

12:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

cboyer says...

razwoods78 wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Anyway back to the article. Yes I think we have a lot to look forward to next season. Cairney and others will have a full pre season to prepare this time. Added to that they're all a year older, and hopefully wiser. With an experienced Rb and cover for cb we won't be far away. Looking forward to the new season already.
very well said my friend!!! could not agree more.

Onwards and Upwards
i also think we could do with a new keeper robbo not bad but is getting on now and eastwood is a decent shot stopper but he doesnt dictate his defense enough and doesnt come off his line ever lol
[quote][p][bold]razwoods78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: Anyway back to the article. Yes I think we have a lot to look forward to next season. Cairney and others will have a full pre season to prepare this time. Added to that they're all a year older, and hopefully wiser. With an experienced Rb and cover for cb we won't be far away. Looking forward to the new season already.[/p][/quote]very well said my friend!!! could not agree more. Onwards and Upwards[/p][/quote]i also think we could do with a new keeper robbo not bad but is getting on now and eastwood is a decent shot stopper but he doesnt dictate his defense enough and doesnt come off his line ever lol cboyer
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Name the League One players we have signed?
Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.
Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'.

As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.
Now I know this is a joke because you said 'my PNE mate' hahaha as if you have a mate
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Name the League One players we have signed?[/p][/quote]Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.[/p][/quote]Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'. As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.[/p][/quote]Now I know this is a joke because you said 'my PNE mate' hahaha as if you have a mate Rovertheedge
  • Score: 13

12:43pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Name the League One players we have signed?
Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.
Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'.

As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.
Now I know this is a joke because you said 'my PNE mate' hahaha as if you have a mate
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Name the League One players we have signed?[/p][/quote]Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.[/p][/quote]Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'. As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.[/p][/quote]Now I know this is a joke because you said 'my PNE mate' hahaha as if you have a mate Rovertheedge
  • Score: 9

1:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

kfc yummy says...

Burnley FC (OBSESSED with BRFC SINCE) 1882 wrote:
In Venkys we Trust, Super Claret, claret777, Chuck Norris' Roundhouse, Steralc, burnleyglentoran, Chickenfarm…

…waking up every day with all twelve fingers down their pants wishing they were a Rover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god they are boring creatures! I was convinced this is a BRFC page?!!!!!! Should we feel sorry for them?!

Cairney will be a Premier League player soon enough…with The Rovers!
Morning Barry.
[quote][p][bold]Burnley FC (OBSESSED with BRFC SINCE) 1882[/bold] wrote: In Venkys we Trust, Super Claret, claret777, Chuck Norris' Roundhouse, Steralc, burnleyglentoran, Chickenfarm… …waking up every day with all twelve fingers down their pants wishing they were a Rover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god they are boring creatures! I was convinced this is a BRFC page?!!!!!! Should we feel sorry for them?! Cairney will be a Premier League player soon enough…with The Rovers![/p][/quote]Morning Barry. kfc yummy
  • Score: -3

1:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jwid says...

The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division...


November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club.

December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season.

January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job.

May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court.

June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit

August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead.

September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal.

October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club.

November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund.

December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club.

January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months.

February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans.

May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players.

August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts.

September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’.

November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games.

January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news.

March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent.

May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier.

2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play.

March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League.

May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million.


The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.
The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division... November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club. December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season. January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job. May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court. June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead. September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal. October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club. November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund. December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club. January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months. February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans. May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players. August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts. September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’. November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace. December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games. January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news. March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent. May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier. 2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play. March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League. May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million. The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers. jwid
  • Score: -28

1:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

jwid wrote:
The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division...


November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club.

December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season.

January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job.

May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court.

June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit

August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead.

September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal.

October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club.

November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund.

December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club.

January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months.

February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans.

May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players.

August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts.

September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’.

November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games.

January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news.

March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent.

May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier.

2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play.

March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League.

May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million.


The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.
What a masterpiece, you must be so proud.

Interesting how you conveniently forgot to miss out the previous 3 decades.

Why is that?
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division... November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club. December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season. January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job. May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court. June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead. September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal. October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club. November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund. December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club. January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months. February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans. May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players. August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts. September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’. November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace. December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games. January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news. March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent. May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier. 2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play. March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League. May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million. The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]What a masterpiece, you must be so proud. Interesting how you conveniently forgot to miss out the previous 3 decades. Why is that? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 24

1:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

A Darener says...

There but for the grace of god........
Just be grateful for the season you have just had, there will never be another like it.
There but for the grace of god........ Just be grateful for the season you have just had, there will never be another like it. A Darener
  • Score: 8

1:48pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Richard Oakley says...

@jwid
Of the first 7 matches in the 2012-13 season Blackburn Rovers won 4 ,drew 2 and lost 1.

Jordan Rhodes was signed on a deal worth up to £8m. The £40k a week is the amount allegedly offered to Rhodes in a 51/4 yr deal in March 2014.

Gary Bowyer was the U21s coach
@jwid Of the first 7 matches in the 2012-13 season Blackburn Rovers won 4 ,drew 2 and lost 1. Jordan Rhodes was signed on a deal worth up to £8m. The £40k a week is the amount allegedly offered to Rhodes in a 51/4 yr deal in March 2014. Gary Bowyer was the U21s coach Richard Oakley
  • Score: 3

1:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
jwid wrote:
The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division...


November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club.

December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season.

January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job.

May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court.

June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit

August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead.

September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal.

October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club.

November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund.

December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club.

January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months.

February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans.

May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players.

August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts.

September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’.

November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games.

January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news.

March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent.

May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier.

2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play.

March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League.

May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million.


The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.
What a masterpiece, you must be so proud.

Interesting how you conveniently forgot to miss out the previous 3 decades.

Why is that?
There can only be one p****ck who would go to the trouble to produce a masterpiece like that. Looks like it's changed it's name again.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division... November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club. December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season. January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job. May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court. June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead. September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal. October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club. November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund. December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club. January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months. February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans. May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players. August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts. September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’. November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace. December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games. January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news. March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent. May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier. 2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play. March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League. May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million. The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]What a masterpiece, you must be so proud. Interesting how you conveniently forgot to miss out the previous 3 decades. Why is that?[/p][/quote]There can only be one p****ck who would go to the trouble to produce a masterpiece like that. Looks like it's changed it's name again. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 9

2:02pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
jwid wrote:
The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division...


November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club.

December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season.

January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job.

May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court.

June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit

August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead.

September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal.

October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club.

November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund.

December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club.

January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months.

February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans.

May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players.

August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts.

September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’.

November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games.

January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news.

March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent.

May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier.

2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play.

March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League.

May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million.


The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.
What a masterpiece, you must be so proud.

Interesting how you conveniently forgot to miss out the previous 3 decades.

Why is that?
There can only be one p****ck who would go to the trouble to produce a masterpiece like that. Looks like it's changed it's name again.
BTW, There was no way I was reading that bulsh**. I have to much to do.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division... November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club. December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season. January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job. May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court. June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead. September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal. October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club. November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund. December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club. January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months. February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans. May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players. August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts. September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’. November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace. December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games. January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news. March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent. May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier. 2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play. March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League. May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million. The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]What a masterpiece, you must be so proud. Interesting how you conveniently forgot to miss out the previous 3 decades. Why is that?[/p][/quote]There can only be one p****ck who would go to the trouble to produce a masterpiece like that. Looks like it's changed it's name again.[/p][/quote]BTW, There was no way I was reading that bulsh**. I have to much to do. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 9

2:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

jwid wrote:
The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division...


November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club.

December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season.

January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job.

May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court.

June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit

August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead.

September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal.

October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club.

November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund.

December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club.

January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months.

February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans.

May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players.

August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts.

September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’.

November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games.

January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news.

March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent.

May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier.

2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play.

March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League.

May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million.


The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.
Blimy you certainly know your Rovers history, a true fan of the club, I bet you even have Rovers bed sheets.

Good work
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division... November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club. December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season. January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job. May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court. June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead. September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal. October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club. November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund. December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club. January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months. February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans. May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players. August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts. September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’. November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace. December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games. January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news. March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent. May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier. 2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play. March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League. May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million. The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Blimy you certainly know your Rovers history, a true fan of the club, I bet you even have Rovers bed sheets. Good work Rovertheedge
  • Score: 9

2:08pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rovertheedge says...

Love this article

http://www.theguardi
an.com/football/2000
/dec/18/match.sport1
2
Love this article http://www.theguardi an.com/football/2000 /dec/18/match.sport1 2 Rovertheedge
  • Score: 8

2:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Richard Oakley wrote:
@jwid
Of the first 7 matches in the 2012-13 season Blackburn Rovers won 4 ,drew 2 and lost 1.

Jordan Rhodes was signed on a deal worth up to £8m. The £40k a week is the amount allegedly offered to Rhodes in a 51/4 yr deal in March 2014.

Gary Bowyer was the U21s coach
Don'take any notice, he just makes everything up.
What Is true, is that by some miracle BURNLEY are temporarily in the Premier league and they've beaten us
once in 35 years.
See I said it in two sentences...........
[quote][p][bold]Richard Oakley[/bold] wrote: @jwid Of the first 7 matches in the 2012-13 season Blackburn Rovers won 4 ,drew 2 and lost 1. Jordan Rhodes was signed on a deal worth up to £8m. The £40k a week is the amount allegedly offered to Rhodes in a 51/4 yr deal in March 2014. Gary Bowyer was the U21s coach[/p][/quote]Don'take any notice, he just makes everything up. What Is true, is that by some miracle BURNLEY are temporarily in the Premier league and they've beaten us once in 35 years. See I said it in two sentences........... Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 9

2:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jack01 says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Burnley FC - in the premier league through skill, determination and shrewd financial management.

Blackbuuurrrn rovuuurrrs - in the 'chumpionship' despite millions of pounds being spent by the tax avoiding benefactor!!!!
Still obsessed with Jack Walker, its only 14 years since he died and yet you still can't get it out of your head. I bet you are one of the disgraceful thousands who sing about his death at games too.

You refer to the 'Chumpionship' - where are Burnley signing their players from this summer? Marvin Sordell? LOL!
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Burnley FC - in the premier league through skill, determination and shrewd financial management. Blackbuuurrrn rovuuurrrs - in the 'chumpionship' despite millions of pounds being spent by the tax avoiding benefactor!!!![/p][/quote]Still obsessed with Jack Walker, its only 14 years since he died and yet you still can't get it out of your head. I bet you are one of the disgraceful thousands who sing about his death at games too. You refer to the 'Chumpionship' - where are Burnley signing their players from this summer? Marvin Sordell? LOL! jack01
  • Score: 8

3:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Super Claret . says...

jwid wrote:
The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division...


November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club.

December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season.

January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job.

May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court.

June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit

August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead.

September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal.

October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club.

November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund.

December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club.

January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months.

February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans.

May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players.

August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts.

September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’.

November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace.

December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games.

January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news.

March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent.

May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier.

2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play.

March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League.

May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million.


The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.
Yet you are obsessed ad love them so much you wrote all the above!!
What a clown............. get back to you own pages and stop making a dick of yourself
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: The end is nigh for Blackburn Rovers after four years of turbulence, mismanagement and pure unadulterated farce. A short history of the amusing events that have brought a debt-ridden Blackburn Rovers to its knees in the second division... November 2010 - Venkys pay £23m to the Jack Walker Trust to buy the club. December 2010 - Sam Allardyce sacked with Blackburn in 13th place in the Premier League. Steve Kean is given managers role until the end of the season. January 2011 - Unknown foreigners Ruben Rochina and Mauro Formica both join despite the club being linked with Ronaldinho and David Beckham. Steve Kean is handed a three year contract a month into the job. May 2011 - Despite being dragged into a relegation battle, Rovers scrape to safety on the final day of a miserable season to retain top-flight status. Steve Kean is caught drink-driving in Cheshire. He is bailed to appear at Crewe Magistrates Court. June 2011 - Steve Kean banned from driving for 18 months after being found guilty of being under the influence of alcohol whilst operating a motor vehicle. Steve Kean claimed that his drinks had been spiked following a Manchester United match, these claims were thrown out in court. It is revealed that Kean was caught driving at 90mph while almost twice the legal drink-drive limit August 2011 - Steve Kean reveals to the media that he has targeted a top 10 finish for the season ahead. September 2011 - Blackburn fans stage protest against Kean and the Venkys before a league match against Arsenal. October 2011 - Supporters stage second protest in a month after humbling 4-0 home defeat to Manchester City. Owners subsidise a visit to India from a select group of fans who want answers about the running of the club. November 2011 - Venkys take it on themselves to ban protest banners from the ground. In retaliation plane is flown over Ewood Park reading ‘Steve Kean out’ during a match against Chelsea. Blackburn statement confirms ‘they are in dialogue with the protest organisers to achieve closure on protests for the good of Blackburn Rovers FC’. Rumours about new owners gather pace, however, it appears that Kean is offered a new two-year deal. The announcement leads to a ‘Week of Mourning’, with fans laying wreaths by the football club. Kean admits to ‘throwing’ FA Cup tie with Cardiff to concentrate on league - fans demand refund. December 2011 - Despite just four wins all season, Kean boldly claims that a top-ten finish is not beyond the realms of possibility. Fans who went to India claim they haven’t been reimbursed by Venkys for the trip. Barclays bank demand that Venky's reduce the clubs 21 million pound debt which they promised they would have done when they first purchased the club. January 2012 - Ryan Nelsen released from club. Several Blackburn fans are still waiting on Venky's to reimburse their expenses from the trip to Pune. They have been waiting a reported 2 months. February 2012 - Christopher Samba is sold to Anzhi in Russia. Kean hires bodyguard to protect him from fans. May 2012 - Blackburn relegated from the Premier League after 11 years in the top flight. A caped chicken is released onto the pitch and runs rings around the Blackburn players. August 2012 - Venkys show intent on regaining Premier League status by signing Jordan Rhodes for £8m and paying him £40,000 a week in a direct refusal to even contemplate the impact this will have on the forthcoming Financial Fair Play restrictions. Fulham pair Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu also join, both on similar sized contracts. September 2012 - Blackburn make poor start to Championship season, not winning in their first seven games. Steve Kean resigns, deciding his position has become ‘untenable’ and claiming he was ‘forced out’. November 2012 - Venkys make left-field decision to hire Henning Berg as manager. The ex-defender was a Rovers favourite, helping the club to the Premiership title in 1995, but his managerial credentials were called into question after inconsistent spells in Norway. He loses first game in charge against Crystal Palace. December 2012 - Berg is sacked after 57 days after a 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough. The Norwegian won only once in ten games. January 2013 - Michael Appleton hired to become third Blackburn boss of the season. He leaves Lancashire rivals Blackpool after just 66 days to take position. Blackburn fans gave their owners Venky's owners a frosty reception as they hurled both snowballs and abuse at them. Jitendra Desai - husband of owner Anurahda Desai was struck in the face. The shame of the Blackburn Rovers fans was broadcast to the nation repeatedly on Sky Sports news. March 2013 - Danny Murphy stripped of club captaincy by Appleton after struggling all season. Appleton is sacked after just 15 games with another poor win percentage of 27 per cent. May 2013 - Rovers once again survive on the final day of the season narrowly avoiding the drop into the English third tier. 2013/14 - Former under 12's coach Gary Bowyer is appointed full time manager in a move many consider to be due to financial reasons. A miserable season see's Rovers languishing in mid-table unable to climb above 8th place. Worrying financial issue begin to surface amid concerns of non-compliance with Financial Fair Play. March 2014 - Blackburn Rovers suffer a humbling defeat at home to bitter rivals Burnley on their march towards promotion to the Premier League. May 2014 - Burnley achieve promotion as Rovers once again fail in their bid to achieve even a play-off spot and are now forced to begin making massive cuts to the wage bill going into their third season in the Championship. The club debts now stand in excess of £60 million. The undisputed laughingstock of English football, Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Yet you are obsessed ad love them so much you wrote all the above!! What a clown............. get back to you own pages and stop making a dick of yourself Super Claret .
  • Score: 2

3:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jwid says...

You know what the REALLY funny part is?

The vast majority of that was extracted from your very own fans website, the rest comes from the internet. A whole 5 minutes research which will cause you goons hours of misery...

http://www.blackburn
.vitalfootball.co.uk
/sitepage.asp?a=2848
89

You couldn't make it up! Really you couldn't, its all true! And it makes for hilarious reading... The undisputed LAUGHINGSTOCK of English football. Blackburn Rovers.
You know what the REALLY funny part is? The vast majority of that was extracted from your very own fans website, the rest comes from the internet. A whole 5 minutes research which will cause you goons hours of misery... http://www.blackburn .vitalfootball.co.uk /sitepage.asp?a=2848 89 You couldn't make it up! Really you couldn't, its all true! And it makes for hilarious reading... The undisputed LAUGHINGSTOCK of English football. Blackburn Rovers. jwid
  • Score: -7

3:47pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Rob_H2O says...

A Darener wrote:
There but for the grace of god........
Just be grateful for the season you have just had, there will never be another like it.
Don t say that. I start twitching. Just think if I'd written that about the season you just had! In a negative sense of course.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: There but for the grace of god........ Just be grateful for the season you have just had, there will never be another like it.[/p][/quote]Don t say that. I start twitching. Just think if I'd written that about the season you just had! In a negative sense of course. Rob_H2O
  • Score: -1

3:53pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MatthewCA says...

Last season Steve Bruce did a good thing is , He agrees a request from Blackburn to send two player on loan. Tom Cainey and Corry Evans. Both got talent and create more chances than Rochina,Fomica,Murph
y,Enthu...etc. GB got the shape of the team balanced with this two players and got more sharper with Conway when they got injured.

Great If Cainey do more accurate passes to Rhodes/Gestede/Brown and defense the attack at the center.

Triple HEAD (Rhodes/Gestede/Brow
n) will lead the score sheet in this season. This season will show the true color of Blackburn Rovers.
Last season Steve Bruce did a good thing is , He agrees a request from Blackburn to send two player on loan. Tom Cainey and Corry Evans. Both got talent and create more chances than Rochina,Fomica,Murph y,Enthu...etc. GB got the shape of the team balanced with this two players and got more sharper with Conway when they got injured. Great If Cainey do more accurate passes to Rhodes/Gestede/Brown and defense the attack at the center. Triple HEAD (Rhodes/Gestede/Brow n[RGB]) will lead the score sheet in this season. This season will show the true color of Blackburn Rovers. MatthewCA
  • Score: 3

3:59pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jwid says...

Love this article....

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/26
404281
Love this article.... http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/26 404281 jwid
  • Score: -2

4:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jack went up says...

jwid wrote:
You know what the REALLY funny part is?

The vast majority of that was extracted from your very own fans website, the rest comes from the internet. A whole 5 minutes research which will cause you goons hours of misery...

http://www.blackburn

.vitalfootball.co.uk

/sitepage.asp?a=2848

89

You couldn't make it up! Really you couldn't, its all true! And it makes for hilarious reading... The undisputed LAUGHINGSTOCK of English football. Blackburn Rovers.
Stick to the jokes son, clearly football's not your thing.

60 million debt, who do we owe that to exactly
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: You know what the REALLY funny part is? The vast majority of that was extracted from your very own fans website, the rest comes from the internet. A whole 5 minutes research which will cause you goons hours of misery... http://www.blackburn .vitalfootball.co.uk /sitepage.asp?a=2848 89 You couldn't make it up! Really you couldn't, its all true! And it makes for hilarious reading... The undisputed LAUGHINGSTOCK of English football. Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Stick to the jokes son, clearly football's not your thing. 60 million debt, who do we owe that to exactly jack went up
  • Score: 5

4:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Harwoodstblue says...

jack went up wrote:
jwid wrote:
You know what the REALLY funny part is?

The vast majority of that was extracted from your very own fans website, the rest comes from the internet. A whole 5 minutes research which will cause you goons hours of misery...

http://www.blackburn


.vitalfootball.co.uk


/sitepage.asp?a=2848


89

You couldn't make it up! Really you couldn't, its all true! And it makes for hilarious reading... The undisputed LAUGHINGSTOCK of English football. Blackburn Rovers.
Stick to the jokes son, clearly football's not your thing.

60 million debt, who do we owe that to exactly
Funnily enough, we owe it to Venkys !!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: You know what the REALLY funny part is? The vast majority of that was extracted from your very own fans website, the rest comes from the internet. A whole 5 minutes research which will cause you goons hours of misery... http://www.blackburn .vitalfootball.co.uk /sitepage.asp?a=2848 89 You couldn't make it up! Really you couldn't, its all true! And it makes for hilarious reading... The undisputed LAUGHINGSTOCK of English football. Blackburn Rovers.[/p][/quote]Stick to the jokes son, clearly football's not your thing. 60 million debt, who do we owe that to exactly[/p][/quote]Funnily enough, we owe it to Venkys !!!!!!! Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jwid says...

LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL

Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall...

"Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter"

The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement.

The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left.

It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise.

O heck.
LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall... "Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter" The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement. The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left. It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise. O heck. jwid
  • Score: -6

5:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

tall in the saddle says...

Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Oh dear have you tried the Beano
[quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Oh dear have you tried the Beano tall in the saddle
  • Score: -2

5:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jim 2012 says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM
you are a premier league club not a premier league team
the team you end up with at the start of the season
will have one season to prove they are good enough
to be a premier league team
but as of this moment you are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM[/p][/quote]you are a premier league club not a premier league team the team you end up with at the start of the season will have one season to prove they are good enough to be a premier league team but as of this moment you are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership jim 2012
  • Score: 6

5:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Captain Dreckley says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM
And who have the club with the lowest ambition in East Lancs signed to establish themselves in the premiership and justify a minimum season ticket price of almost £500? Shameful, thinking of those parachute payments already?????
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM[/p][/quote]And who have the club with the lowest ambition in East Lancs signed to establish themselves in the premiership and justify a minimum season ticket price of almost £500? Shameful, thinking of those parachute payments already????? Captain Dreckley
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

roverstid says...

Richard Oakley wrote:
@jwid
Of the first 7 matches in the 2012-13 season Blackburn Rovers won 4 ,drew 2 and lost 1.

Jordan Rhodes was signed on a deal worth up to £8m. The £40k a week is the amount allegedly offered to Rhodes in a 51/4 yr deal in March 2014.

Gary Bowyer was the U21s coach
You mean you actually read that cut and paste drivel? I just scrolled past it. Its just souper boring.

Cairney was a real find, him Conway, Gestede and even Spurr make the football much more interesting to watch. These youngsters are the future of Rovers and GB is right to make sure their skills are showcased to the best potential by playing them in different positions which also gives him more options.

The one player I'd like to see come good is Josh King, arguably a very exciting player on the ball but let down by his end product.

GB though seems to be coming into his own and this season how we hit the ground running will be very telling if anything has changed over the summer.
[quote][p][bold]Richard Oakley[/bold] wrote: @jwid Of the first 7 matches in the 2012-13 season Blackburn Rovers won 4 ,drew 2 and lost 1. Jordan Rhodes was signed on a deal worth up to £8m. The £40k a week is the amount allegedly offered to Rhodes in a 51/4 yr deal in March 2014. Gary Bowyer was the U21s coach[/p][/quote]You mean you actually read that cut and paste drivel? I just scrolled past it. Its just souper boring. Cairney was a real find, him Conway, Gestede and even Spurr make the football much more interesting to watch. These youngsters are the future of Rovers and GB is right to make sure their skills are showcased to the best potential by playing them in different positions which also gives him more options. The one player I'd like to see come good is Josh King, arguably a very exciting player on the ball but let down by his end product. GB though seems to be coming into his own and this season how we hit the ground running will be very telling if anything has changed over the summer. roverstid
  • Score: 3

6:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MattNewcastle says...

Show him a few videos of Bryan Robson in his pomp should do it.
Show him a few videos of Bryan Robson in his pomp should do it. MattNewcastle
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MattNewcastle says...

Playing Cairney wide hampered everything for he is not one to beat defenders and get service into Rhodes that he thrves on so yet again showing your tactical incompetency

Also admit it you just couldn't resist pairing Williamson and Lowe together stiffling any midfield creativity

it appears when you give interviews such as this your tactical naivity comes out time and again.
Playing Cairney wide hampered everything for he is not one to beat defenders and get service into Rhodes that he thrves on so yet again showing your tactical incompetency Also admit it you just couldn't resist pairing Williamson and Lowe together stiffling any midfield creativity it appears when you give interviews such as this your tactical naivity comes out time and again. MattNewcastle
  • Score: 1

6:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MattNewcastle says...

Ben Marshall to challenge Chris Taylor for a place on the wing!!!!!

The article gets more comical as you read it.
Ben Marshall to challenge Chris Taylor for a place on the wing!!!!! The article gets more comical as you read it. MattNewcastle
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Fri 27 Jun 14

juanbbien says...

Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail
Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail juanbbien
  • Score: 5

7:02pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

juanbbien wrote:
Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail
At least they've signed the mighty Marvin "couldn't get a game at Bolton" Sordell to replace him.

He'll have Premiership defenders up and down the country papping their shorts in fear.

Lol.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail[/p][/quote]At least they've signed the mighty Marvin "couldn't get a game at Bolton" Sordell to replace him. He'll have Premiership defenders up and down the country papping their shorts in fear. Lol. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 3

8:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jack went up says...

jwid wrote:
LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL

Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall...

"Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter"

The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement.

The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left.

It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise.

O heck.
And I just thought you were a wind up, do you understand Buisness at all.

Here's a question, any idea why you have taken so long to get players and a manager signed up, leaving you no better of than qpr, who were promoted a month later?
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall... "Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter" The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement. The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left. It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise. O heck.[/p][/quote]And I just thought you were a wind up, do you understand Buisness at all. Here's a question, any idea why you have taken so long to get players and a manager signed up, leaving you no better of than qpr, who were promoted a month later? jack went up
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Fri 27 Jun 14

BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley says...

Obsessed dingles think about rovers more than rovers fans do ha.... They call it chumpionship when they have been in that league for so many years, and will return to it after one season. BRFC greater history, more fan base, better stadium the list goes on and yeah we no your in a better league, but not for long. So enjoy it while you can it won't last forever...
Obsessed dingles think about rovers more than rovers fans do ha.... They call it chumpionship when they have been in that league for so many years, and will return to it after one season. BRFC greater history, more fan base, better stadium the list goes on and yeah we no your in a better league, but not for long. So enjoy it while you can it won't last forever... BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 3

9:34pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Maxrus says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Oh dear have you tried the Beano
If you're going to try to be funny, at least try to be original, remember what your teacher says... 'Do not copy!'
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Oh dear have you tried the Beano[/p][/quote]If you're going to try to be funny, at least try to be original, remember what your teacher says... 'Do not copy!' Maxrus
  • Score: 5

9:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jwid says...

Burnley FC...... PREMIER LEAGUE
Blackburn Rovers..... CHUMPIONSHIP

LOL
Burnley FC...... PREMIER LEAGUE Blackburn Rovers..... CHUMPIONSHIP LOL jwid
  • Score: -7

9:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jack went up says...

jwid wrote:
Burnley FC...... PREMIER LEAGUE
Blackburn Rovers..... CHUMPIONSHIP

LOL
You boring, you no knowledge about football, you no knowledge about business
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: Burnley FC...... PREMIER LEAGUE Blackburn Rovers..... CHUMPIONSHIP LOL[/p][/quote]You boring, you no knowledge about football, you no knowledge about business jack went up
  • Score: 6

10:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jim 2012 says...

jwid wrote:
LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL

Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall...

"Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter"

The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement.

The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left.

It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise.

O heck.
Today, the diversified VH Group is a USD 1 billion conglomerate
Venky's (India) Limited is a subsidiary of V H Group
it is just a small part of a big wordwide company
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall... "Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter" The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement. The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left. It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise. O heck.[/p][/quote]Today, the diversified VH Group is a USD 1 billion conglomerate Venky's (India) Limited is a subsidiary of V H Group it is just a small part of a big wordwide company jim 2012
  • Score: 5

11:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

digitusjonfred says...

Bank Holiday in Burnley today ??? Dole payments not in account till Monday ?Jobcentre shut cos of holiday ??, all the Burnley trolls on here !!!
Bank Holiday in Burnley today ??? Dole payments not in account till Monday ?Jobcentre shut cos of holiday ??, all the Burnley trolls on here !!! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 4

11:53pm Fri 27 Jun 14

jack went up says...

Sc,j,.c.rishton, ivwt, ect,ect, hows about a full on 30 mins fact for fact I kick your **** session, remember you still haven't answer my question.
Sc,j,.c.rishton, ivwt, ect,ect, hows about a full on 30 mins fact for fact I kick your **** session, remember you still haven't answer my question. jack went up
  • Score: 2

11:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

roverstid says...

juanbbien wrote:
Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail
I told them D'ings was seen heading south.. Its where he wants to be and where he'll end up.

Did you hear the mighty 1m being spent revamping the turd? New carpets and a museum but no mention of updating the lavs... Maybe they're just beyond repair.

Can't wait for my utd and city fan mates coming back from the Turd after using the "facilities". Not going to say anything, let them find out for themselves.

Up the Clarets! Down the Clarets... The yo yo club.
[quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail[/p][/quote]I told them D'ings was seen heading south.. Its where he wants to be and where he'll end up. Did you hear the mighty 1m being spent revamping the turd? New carpets and a museum but no mention of updating the lavs... Maybe they're just beyond repair. Can't wait for my utd and city fan mates coming back from the Turd after using the "facilities". Not going to say anything, let them find out for themselves. Up the Clarets! Down the Clarets... The yo yo club. roverstid
  • Score: 1

8:30am Sat 28 Jun 14

kitchener2 says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Stretch_22 wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......
Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan).
Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up?
Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...
Name the League One players we have signed?
Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.
Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'.

As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.
"My PNE supporting mate". Don't make us laugh, you hillbillies don't have mates only boyfriends (preferably toothless) stop sniffing the flea powder dingle....use it correctly, it will stop the itching!
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretch_22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Which explains why as soon as Hull got promoted to the Premier League they couldn't wait to keep hold of him.......[/p][/quote]Hull signed Huddlestone (undisclosed) and Livermore (on loan). Explain the premier league talent rushing to the Turf to sign up? Thats the difference dingle, League One players won't keep you up...[/p][/quote]Name the League One players we have signed?[/p][/quote]Name ANYBODY that you have signed. If anything after departures you are weaker than at the end of last season but are still looking to sign Chumpionship players as you call them.[/p][/quote]Oh and Chris Brown is an absolute stellar signing and well worth the £10k a week that you gonks are paying him I suppose? My PNE supporting mate called him, and I quote 'A lazy, talentless lump'. As for the no signings malarky - relax kids, it is only June, most of us PREMIER LEAGUE clubs don't start to sign players until July.[/p][/quote]"My PNE supporting mate". Don't make us laugh, you hillbillies don't have mates only boyfriends (preferably toothless) stop sniffing the flea powder dingle....use it correctly, it will stop the itching! kitchener2
  • Score: 5

9:16am Sat 28 Jun 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
juanbbien wrote:
Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail
At least they've signed the mighty Marvin "couldn't get a game at Bolton" Sordell to replace him.

He'll have Premiership defenders up and down the country papping their shorts in fear.

Lol.
My apologies dingles

You've not signed Marvin 'too poor for Bolton' yet.

Probably waiting on the money from the imminent Ings sale to come thorough.

Fingers crossed for you that you manage to sign him.

It'd be quite a coup for you.

Snigger.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]juanbbien[/bold] wrote: Hey Burnley Southampton in for Inngs the latest according to the Mail[/p][/quote]At least they've signed the mighty Marvin "couldn't get a game at Bolton" Sordell to replace him. He'll have Premiership defenders up and down the country papping their shorts in fear. Lol.[/p][/quote]My apologies dingles You've not signed Marvin 'too poor for Bolton' yet. Probably waiting on the money from the imminent Ings sale to come thorough. Fingers crossed for you that you manage to sign him. It'd be quite a coup for you. Snigger. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: -1

1:59pm Sat 28 Jun 14

oggy 56 says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM
lets see how long you stay there
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Blackbuuurrrn ROVUUURRRS - still trying to convince themselves they're still in the premier league!!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS ONE AND ONLY PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM[/p][/quote]lets see how long you stay there oggy 56
  • Score: 5

3:02pm Sat 28 Jun 14

owd nick says...

jwid wrote:
LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL

Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall...

"Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter"

The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement.

The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left.

It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise.

O heck.
Which second division club did they take over?

Must have missed it in my sleep.

It isn't a £60 million debt either, the bulk of it is a zero interest loan from Venky's, our owners, a loan that has no stipulated payback period.

There is a significant difference between a debt and a loan.

The rest, approximately £11 million is an agreed overdraft facility with the Bank of India.

None of the above are affected by FFP.

Like them or not Venky's have always said they are in this for the long term and despite all the problems continue to support the club in any way they can.

That's the real difference between our two clubs, we have owners we don't trust, or even like, but they continue to invest in us, you on the other hand have a Board of Directors who invest absolutely nothing in your club.

Don't forget, you signed more directors last season than players, especially as your chances of promotion increased those that deserted you when you were last relegated have come flooding (pun intended) back ready for yet another financial killing.

You were forced to buy season tickets for next season half way through last, fans who have had the same wooden seat at the Turf for years have been kicked out and moved to other parts of the ground, because they know you can't fill it without ripping off visiting fans.

Rovers fans who want their own seats still have till Monday next week to purchase them, then they go on open sale, and the offers are superb.

So the difference;

Venky's - possibly misled, naive, made some spectacularly stupid blunders, faced horrific abuse yet appear to be trying to put things right and still supporting the club for the long term in any way they can. They have put an excellent management team in and continue to invest in top quality football people behind the scenes.

On the other hand;

Burnley's Board - laughing all the way to the bank, pockets jingling; ripping off supporters left, right and centre, no investment in the club, ground facilities or players.

It's no contest really, is it?
[quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall... "Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter" The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement. The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left. It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise. O heck.[/p][/quote]Which second division club did they take over? Must have missed it in my sleep. It isn't a £60 million debt either, the bulk of it is a zero interest loan from Venky's, our owners, a loan that has no stipulated payback period. There is a significant difference between a debt and a loan. The rest, approximately £11 million is an agreed overdraft facility with the Bank of India. None of the above are affected by FFP. Like them or not Venky's have always said they are in this for the long term and despite all the problems continue to support the club in any way they can. That's the real difference between our two clubs, we have owners we don't trust, or even like, but they continue to invest in us, you on the other hand have a Board of Directors who invest absolutely nothing in your club. Don't forget, you signed more directors last season than players, especially as your chances of promotion increased those that deserted you when you were last relegated have come flooding (pun intended) back ready for yet another financial killing. You were forced to buy season tickets for next season half way through last, fans who have had the same wooden seat at the Turf for years have been kicked out and moved to other parts of the ground, because they know you can't fill it without ripping off visiting fans. Rovers fans who want their own seats still have till Monday next week to purchase them, then they go on open sale, and the offers are superb. So the difference; Venky's - possibly misled, naive, made some spectacularly stupid blunders, faced horrific abuse yet appear to be trying to put things right and still supporting the club for the long term in any way they can. They have put an excellent management team in and continue to invest in top quality football people behind the scenes. On the other hand; Burnley's Board - laughing all the way to the bank, pockets jingling; ripping off supporters left, right and centre, no investment in the club, ground facilities or players. It's no contest really, is it? owd nick
  • Score: 2

4:02pm Sat 28 Jun 14

jwid says...

owd nick wrote:
jwid wrote:
LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL

Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall...

"Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter"

The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement.

The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left.

It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise.

O heck.
Which second division club did they take over?

Must have missed it in my sleep.

It isn't a £60 million debt either, the bulk of it is a zero interest loan from Venky's, our owners, a loan that has no stipulated payback period.

There is a significant difference between a debt and a loan.

The rest, approximately £11 million is an agreed overdraft facility with the Bank of India.

None of the above are affected by FFP.

Like them or not Venky's have always said they are in this for the long term and despite all the problems continue to support the club in any way they can.

That's the real difference between our two clubs, we have owners we don't trust, or even like, but they continue to invest in us, you on the other hand have a Board of Directors who invest absolutely nothing in your club.

Don't forget, you signed more directors last season than players, especially as your chances of promotion increased those that deserted you when you were last relegated have come flooding (pun intended) back ready for yet another financial killing.

You were forced to buy season tickets for next season half way through last, fans who have had the same wooden seat at the Turf for years have been kicked out and moved to other parts of the ground, because they know you can't fill it without ripping off visiting fans.

Rovers fans who want their own seats still have till Monday next week to purchase them, then they go on open sale, and the offers are superb.

So the difference;

Venky's - possibly misled, naive, made some spectacularly stupid blunders, faced horrific abuse yet appear to be trying to put things right and still supporting the club for the long term in any way they can. They have put an excellent management team in and continue to invest in top quality football people behind the scenes.

On the other hand;

Burnley's Board - laughing all the way to the bank, pockets jingling; ripping off supporters left, right and centre, no investment in the club, ground facilities or players.

It's no contest really, is it?
Net Debt: A metric that shows a company's overall debt situation by netting the value of a company's liabilities and debts with its cash and other similar liquid assets... Blackburn Rovers net debt is now over £60million.

Burnley FC are now debt free. They are now £120million better off. Burnley have always been a sensible well run club. Blackburn are from top to bottom a shambles. This is not wishful thinking, it's fact.

Your debt will have to be paid at some point, it ain't just going to disappear, the interest alone required to service this level of debt is itself astronomical and completely unsustainable at Championship level, and it is certainly not going to be written off by Venky's otherwise it would have been covered a long, long time ago to prevent any of the negative publicity that has engulfed your club in recent years. The most worrying aspect is that the debt continues to mount with apparently no plan in place for reducing it.

As I'm sure you know, your FFP compliance is calculated on the losses made in a given financial year. For the last accounting period your club reported a loss of £36.5 million! (The maximum loss allowable for 2014/15 is £3million). Since that date you have retained the majority of high earners having only shifted Scott Dann (for a quarter of the price you paid for him) and David Goodwillie having paid the handsome sum of over £4.9million for his services, equating to almost a million pounds per goal.

FFP sanctions are heading your way because your losses are horrific. Your wage will is still in the region of £25million and you have a large number of high earning player who you simply cannot shift without paying off their contracts. This is not all going to be resolved before December when the sanctions will be handed out.

You have also this season to cover the additional £8million deficit from the reduction in parachute payments which will mean the sale of one or two key players. There is simply no other way around it.

I'm more than sure who's board of directors I would rather have looking after the interests of my club, and I know you are too... A group of life long supporters and successful local businessmen who have employed the best young English manager in a generation... or a group of Indian chicken farmers in control of a second division club who hire and fire no-mark managers at will and who are now terrified of even setting foot inside their club for fear of physical violence by the ungrateful turds they are keeping afloat.

No contest really is it?

Your pathetic argument shows you up. You have absolutely no way out of the position you are in without a complete restructuring of your club at a lower level. It's highly likely that you will have to drop into League One to become competitive. It's simple economics. FFP is here, it's not a joke as Manchester City have found out, and you WILL be forced to make the cost savings required over the next season.

Venky's will be gone within two seasons. They are not benefiting in any way from association with Blackburn Rovers since your relegation and this failed business venture has rapidly turned into a heavy burden from which they will seek an escape route. Sadly for BRFC the Indian way is to extract as much as possible prior to departure. I expect there will be little or nothing of value left at Blackburn Rovers by the end of 2015, by which time the administrators will be calling the shots.

If in any doubt of how these things pan out just look up the recent history of Portsmouth FC.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jwid[/bold] wrote: LOL Venky's are now going to write off £60million for this struggling second division club according to the cretins! LOL Honestly lads, try to maintain at least an ounce of realism here. Venky's have shown zero willingness to deal with any financial problem that has come your way, they are completely oblivious to FFP and the sh!tstorm that's going to come down on you in December, and not only that, the parent company profits have taken a drastic fall... "Venky's (India) net profit declines 41.72% in the March 2014 quarter" The big question is how much longer are they willing to keep you afloat? They certainly aren't gaining anything at all out of the arrangement. The answer is, they aren't going to do a thing when it comes to paying up. All assets will be stripped and the administrators will mop up what's left. It will be another Portsmouth, you're just deluding yourselves if you think otherwise. O heck.[/p][/quote]Which second division club did they take over? Must have missed it in my sleep. It isn't a £60 million debt either, the bulk of it is a zero interest loan from Venky's, our owners, a loan that has no stipulated payback period. There is a significant difference between a debt and a loan. The rest, approximately £11 million is an agreed overdraft facility with the Bank of India. None of the above are affected by FFP. Like them or not Venky's have always said they are in this for the long term and despite all the problems continue to support the club in any way they can. That's the real difference between our two clubs, we have owners we don't trust, or even like, but they continue to invest in us, you on the other hand have a Board of Directors who invest absolutely nothing in your club. Don't forget, you signed more directors last season than players, especially as your chances of promotion increased those that deserted you when you were last relegated have come flooding (pun intended) back ready for yet another financial killing. You were forced to buy season tickets for next season half way through last, fans who have had the same wooden seat at the Turf for years have been kicked out and moved to other parts of the ground, because they know you can't fill it without ripping off visiting fans. Rovers fans who want their own seats still have till Monday next week to purchase them, then they go on open sale, and the offers are superb. So the difference; Venky's - possibly misled, naive, made some spectacularly stupid blunders, faced horrific abuse yet appear to be trying to put things right and still supporting the club for the long term in any way they can. They have put an excellent management team in and continue to invest in top quality football people behind the scenes. On the other hand; Burnley's Board - laughing all the way to the bank, pockets jingling; ripping off supporters left, right and centre, no investment in the club, ground facilities or players. It's no contest really, is it?[/p][/quote]Net Debt: A metric that shows a company's overall debt situation by netting the value of a company's liabilities and debts with its cash and other similar liquid assets... Blackburn Rovers net debt is now over £60million. Burnley FC are now debt free. They are now £120million better off. Burnley have always been a sensible well run club. Blackburn are from top to bottom a shambles. This is not wishful thinking, it's fact. Your debt will have to be paid at some point, it ain't just going to disappear, the interest alone required to service this level of debt is itself astronomical and completely unsustainable at Championship level, and it is certainly not going to be written off by Venky's otherwise it would have been covered a long, long time ago to prevent any of the negative publicity that has engulfed your club in recent years. The most worrying aspect is that the debt continues to mount with apparently no plan in place for reducing it. As I'm sure you know, your FFP compliance is calculated on the losses made in a given financial year. For the last accounting period your club reported a loss of £36.5 million! (The maximum loss allowable for 2014/15 is £3million). Since that date you have retained the majority of high earners having only shifted Scott Dann (for a quarter of the price you paid for him) and David Goodwillie having paid the handsome sum of over £4.9million for his services, equating to almost a million pounds per goal. FFP sanctions are heading your way because your losses are horrific. Your wage will is still in the region of £25million and you have a large number of high earning player who you simply cannot shift without paying off their contracts. This is not all going to be resolved before December when the sanctions will be handed out. You have also this season to cover the additional £8million deficit from the reduction in parachute payments which will mean the sale of one or two key players. There is simply no other way around it. I'm more than sure who's board of directors I would rather have looking after the interests of my club, and I know you are too... A group of life long supporters and successful local businessmen who have employed the best young English manager in a generation... or a group of Indian chicken farmers in control of a second division club who hire and fire no-mark managers at will and who are now terrified of even setting foot inside their club for fear of physical violence by the ungrateful turds they are keeping afloat. No contest really is it? Your pathetic argument shows you up. You have absolutely no way out of the position you are in without a complete restructuring of your club at a lower level. It's highly likely that you will have to drop into League One to become competitive. It's simple economics. FFP is here, it's not a joke as Manchester City have found out, and you WILL be forced to make the cost savings required over the next season. Venky's will be gone within two seasons. They are not benefiting in any way from association with Blackburn Rovers since your relegation and this failed business venture has rapidly turned into a heavy burden from which they will seek an escape route. Sadly for BRFC the Indian way is to extract as much as possible prior to departure. I expect there will be little or nothing of value left at Blackburn Rovers by the end of 2015, by which time the administrators will be calling the shots. If in any doubt of how these things pan out just look up the recent history of Portsmouth FC. jwid
  • Score: -4

8:42pm Sat 28 Jun 14

owd nick says...

It's so easy it's hardly worth the effort.
It's so easy it's hardly worth the effort. owd nick
  • Score: 2

10:46am Sun 29 Jun 14

jwid says...

There is no escape.

FFP is here, and it will be the end of your club at Championship level.

Try not to cry too much.
There is no escape. FFP is here, and it will be the end of your club at Championship level. Try not to cry too much. jwid
  • Score: -2

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