Ruben Rochina's Rovers future remains uncertain

Ruben Rochina

Ruben Rochina

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DOUBTS remain over the future of Ruben Rochina as the Spanish striker gets set to return to Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.

Rayo Vallecano had the chance to sign the 23-year-old after he helped them stage a remarkable climb to survival in La Liga during a successful loan spell last season.

But they failed to come back in with a bid before the deadline agreed with Rovers.

It is understood that Vallecano, along with other Spanish clubs, have enquired about Rochina since then.

And there were reports emerging from Spain last night that Granada are considering making a move for the former Valencia and Barcelona youngster.

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But while his future at Rovers remains uncertain there have been no offers for his services.

And until there is a firm proposal on the table, and unless Rochina makes it clear he wants to leave, he will be considered for selection by Gary Bowyer.

Rovers boss Bowyer, who will welcome Rochina back to pre-season training tomorrow, said: “Ruben is still contracted to Blackburn Rovers and he is due in on Saturday.

“He’s had one or two things to tidy up back in Spain so we allowed him extra time to do that.

“We’ve got to plan with him and all the contracted players and until somebody tells me otherwise we will continue working with them here.”

Rochina, who has one year remaining on the Rovers contract he signed after joining from Barcelona B in January 2011, began last season in Bowyer’s starting line-up.

But he spent three months on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder in the opening day 1-1 draw at Derby County and he failed to regain his place after battling back to full fitness.

Rochina started just one match – the 3-2 home defeat to Birmingham City – and came off the bench in three others before making the loan move to Vallecano in January.

He scored three goals in 17 games as the Madrid-based outfit rose to 12th in the final La Liga standings having been second from bottom on his arrival.

Rovers, meanwhile, are not in the running for out-of-contract Crewe Alexandra striker Max Clayton.

The England U19 international striker is set to turn down an offer of a three-year deal with the League One outfit – who would be entitled to compensation – after he failed to return for pre-season training.

But Clayton will not be heading to Ewood Park.

One player who has signed for Rovers, however, is teenage Bristol Rovers striker Ollie Mehew.

Mehew had been interesting Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, Fulham and Reading.

But he has decided to make the move to Rovers and he will go straight into David Lowe's U18 squad.

Meanwhile, League One outfit Gillingham have signed Republic of Ireland U21 international defender John Egan following his release from Sunderland.

The 21-year-old had been linked with a move to Rovers.

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9:42am Fri 4 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Personally I hope Rochina stays. No guarantees but this could just be his season. He has never reached his full potential so can Bowyer bring out the best of him ?
Personally I hope Rochina stays. No guarantees but this could just be his season. He has never reached his full potential so can Bowyer bring out the best of him ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 24

9:57am Fri 4 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

Need to keep Ruben - bigtime
Need to keep Ruben - bigtime digitusjonfred
  • Score: 18

10:02am Fri 4 Jul 14

Frisson says...

Deffo need to keep hold of him and deploy him up front with no defensive responsabilities other than close down their defenders. He can change any game in an instant
Deffo need to keep hold of him and deploy him up front with no defensive responsabilities other than close down their defenders. He can change any game in an instant Frisson
  • Score: 24

10:17am Fri 4 Jul 14

J.C - Rishton says...

I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench?? J.C - Rishton
  • Score: 12

10:22am Fri 4 Jul 14

Super Claret says...

Another no-mark draining the life out of this ailing football club.

Rochina can't cut it in the Championship. He has done nothing.
Another no-mark draining the life out of this ailing football club. Rochina can't cut it in the Championship. He has done nothing. Super Claret
  • Score: -19

10:34am Fri 4 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
Need to keep Ruben - bigtime
Why would he want to stay after the way Blackburn have treated him? Farmed out on loan twice in the previous 2 seasons, what incentive does he have to stay.

He's a quality player, I actually feel sorry for the lad.
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Need to keep Ruben - bigtime[/p][/quote]Why would he want to stay after the way Blackburn have treated him? Farmed out on loan twice in the previous 2 seasons, what incentive does he have to stay. He's a quality player, I actually feel sorry for the lad. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 4

10:49am Fri 4 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
digitusjonfred wrote:
Need to keep Ruben - bigtime
Why would he want to stay after the way Blackburn have treated him? Farmed out on loan twice in the previous 2 seasons, what incentive does he have to stay.

He's a quality player, I actually feel sorry for the lad.
So do I Mr Seagull. A player of undoubted talent but who has channelled it the wrong way by being too greedy, footballing wise. That's why he has never had an extended run in the team and been farmed out as you call it.
I hope he's matured a bit now and can become a team player as he could be a huge asset in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Need to keep Ruben - bigtime[/p][/quote]Why would he want to stay after the way Blackburn have treated him? Farmed out on loan twice in the previous 2 seasons, what incentive does he have to stay. He's a quality player, I actually feel sorry for the lad.[/p][/quote]So do I Mr Seagull. A player of undoubted talent but who has channelled it the wrong way by being too greedy, footballing wise. That's why he has never had an extended run in the team and been farmed out as you call it. I hope he's matured a bit now and can become a team player as he could be a huge asset in the Championship. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 7

10:52am Fri 4 Jul 14

dallydally says...

Too head down and greedy. Yes he occasionally makes a difference but I can't understand all this clamour to have him back and in the side. He isn't the right sort of player for the cut and thrust of the Championship. Its far too physical for him
Too head down and greedy. Yes he occasionally makes a difference but I can't understand all this clamour to have him back and in the side. He isn't the right sort of player for the cut and thrust of the Championship. Its far too physical for him dallydally
  • Score: 0

10:55am Fri 4 Jul 14

34 years says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
I think what is obvious is that GB is focussing on the team unit rather than individuals.

He wants players to do a specific role for him for the benefit of the team, rather than building a team around the particular individual abilities of one or two players. That's probably why Rochina doesn't fit, in spite of all his talent, because he doesn't do enough defensive duties when the team needs it.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??[/p][/quote]I think what is obvious is that GB is focussing on the team unit rather than individuals. He wants players to do a specific role for him for the benefit of the team, rather than building a team around the particular individual abilities of one or two players. That's probably why Rochina doesn't fit, in spite of all his talent, because he doesn't do enough defensive duties when the team needs it. 34 years
  • Score: 8

11:00am Fri 4 Jul 14

ashton_9 says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
Sorry JC but I do not agree. The signing of Campbell had already been agreed prior to Bowyer taking charge and therefore he had no option but to welcome him on board - my only criticism is that we had the opportunity to get rid once the match fixing allegations were raised and we did not take advantage.

Marrow & Judge were signed to help win buy-in within the dressing room as both had worked with Bowyer at youth team level. You have to remember there were still some rotten apples in the cart at the time and their negative attitude was rubbing off on some of the younger players and this is something Bowyer had to address.

The signing of Varney is simply a case of getting somebody in who can act as back up and keep Gestede & Rhodes on their toes - I appreciate we have a mighty debt behind us but if you're playing two up front you need 4 strikers (two players for each position across the pitch ideally). Admittedly he's not got the best record but the boy gives his all and to be brutally honest if he had 20 goals a season in him then he wouldn't be willing to accept a bit part role which is what he'll get at Rovers this coming season.

Finally, I fully understand your desire to keep Rochina and I feel the same with Dunny now only a bit part player - however, the boy's on £22k a week (according to Football Manager admittedly but they're not often wrong and remember he was signed in the Kean days so it's not out the question) and therefore unless he's going to be the star man playing week in week out we cannot justify this expense as a Championship club, particularly with the precarious financial position we currently find ourselves in - based on the inconstancy we've seen from in Rochina in a Rovers shirt I don't think we can guarantee he can be this star player week in week out he clearly has the potential to be.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??[/p][/quote]Sorry JC but I do not agree. The signing of Campbell had already been agreed prior to Bowyer taking charge and therefore he had no option but to welcome him on board - my only criticism is that we had the opportunity to get rid once the match fixing allegations were raised and we did not take advantage. Marrow & Judge were signed to help win buy-in within the dressing room as both had worked with Bowyer at youth team level. You have to remember there were still some rotten apples in the cart at the time and their negative attitude was rubbing off on some of the younger players and this is something Bowyer had to address. The signing of Varney is simply a case of getting somebody in who can act as back up and keep Gestede & Rhodes on their toes - I appreciate we have a mighty debt behind us but if you're playing two up front you need 4 strikers (two players for each position across the pitch ideally). Admittedly he's not got the best record but the boy gives his all and to be brutally honest if he had 20 goals a season in him then he wouldn't be willing to accept a bit part role which is what he'll get at Rovers this coming season. Finally, I fully understand your desire to keep Rochina and I feel the same with Dunny now only a bit part player - however, the boy's on £22k a week (according to Football Manager admittedly but they're not often wrong and remember he was signed in the Kean days so it's not out the question) and therefore unless he's going to be the star man playing week in week out we cannot justify this expense as a Championship club, particularly with the precarious financial position we currently find ourselves in - based on the inconstancy we've seen from in Rochina in a Rovers shirt I don't think we can guarantee he can be this star player week in week out he clearly has the potential to be. ashton_9
  • Score: 10

11:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

fitz808 says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
not sure about that summation JC. besides, everything bowyer has said suggests he'd be happy to keep him on the books. but here are some thoughts as to why rochina's future might be uncertain, yet we sign varney.
1) rochina is a salable assett that we currently own. if a good bid comes in, we should look at it. i imagine rochina could be on decent wages. and as you say, we need to be mindful of FFP
2) bowyer has always recruited with as much thought on attitude as skill. and good attitude makes a mediocre player effective, whilst a bad attitude can make all but the best players ineffective. varney has been said to be great for the squad, providing the right kind of competition for our strikers, as well as supporting them to do well. bowyer clearly likes that. rochina, rightly, wants to play and has confidence in what he does. i personally believe he's a great player to have on the pitch, but he is also potentially hugely disruptive if not selected. should we make room - yes. but if he goes off on a sulk and we haven't go backup, then we could be left short
3) versatility - both players have this, so i think that's a good reason why varney has been brought in. he can play up top and out wide. he was also notable in coming on a couple of times last season and winning every header at defensive corners. this is valuable
4) experience - ok, so varney's goal-scoring is not particularly notable, but he does know how to play and compete on a wet 'wednesday in wolverhampton'. i don't think rochina does. we're more likely to be playing at wolves than at the camp nou.
whilst i clearly don't disagree that it would be great to see a confident, mentally strong, committed rochina take the championship by storm, i think this is far from guaranteed if he does stay.
your criticism of varney is a little over the top. he may well not score loads, but that hasn't been our problem. he can create and certainly would help sure up the side in a tough match with his attitude and experience. so given that we do have others that can unlock doors (cairney, marshall, king and even evans) i can absolutely see why varney has been brought in. i dont think it's a black and white as you suggest.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??[/p][/quote]not sure about that summation JC. besides, everything bowyer has said suggests he'd be happy to keep him on the books. but here are some thoughts as to why rochina's future might be uncertain, yet we sign varney. 1) rochina is a salable assett that we currently own. if a good bid comes in, we should look at it. i imagine rochina could be on decent wages. and as you say, we need to be mindful of FFP 2) bowyer has always recruited with as much thought on attitude as skill. and good attitude makes a mediocre player effective, whilst a bad attitude can make all but the best players ineffective. varney has been said to be great for the squad, providing the right kind of competition for our strikers, as well as supporting them to do well. bowyer clearly likes that. rochina, rightly, wants to play and has confidence in what he does. i personally believe he's a great player to have on the pitch, but he is also potentially hugely disruptive if not selected. should we make room - yes. but if he goes off on a sulk and we haven't go backup, then we could be left short 3) versatility - both players have this, so i think that's a good reason why varney has been brought in. he can play up top and out wide. he was also notable in coming on a couple of times last season and winning every header at defensive corners. this is valuable 4) experience - ok, so varney's goal-scoring is not particularly notable, but he does know how to play and compete on a wet 'wednesday in wolverhampton'. i don't think rochina does. we're more likely to be playing at wolves than at the camp nou. whilst i clearly don't disagree that it would be great to see a confident, mentally strong, committed rochina take the championship by storm, i think this is far from guaranteed if he does stay. your criticism of varney is a little over the top. he may well not score loads, but that hasn't been our problem. he can create and certainly would help sure up the side in a tough match with his attitude and experience. so given that we do have others that can unlock doors (cairney, marshall, king and even evans) i can absolutely see why varney has been brought in. i dont think it's a black and white as you suggest. fitz808
  • Score: 7

11:11am Fri 4 Jul 14

I am the voice of my own god says...

he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"
he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you" I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -10

11:24am Fri 4 Jul 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"
Get working on your cv.

Pound bakery are apparently recruiting.

Good luck fatty.
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"[/p][/quote]Get working on your cv. Pound bakery are apparently recruiting. Good luck fatty. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 9

11:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

34 years says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"
34 years
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"[/p][/quote]34 years 34 years
  • Score: 5

11:28am Fri 4 Jul 14

I am the voice of my own god says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
I am the voice of my own god wrote: he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"
Get working on your cv. Pound bakery are apparently recruiting. Good luck fatty.
did your mum lose her job then Mr Ted?....thanks for the heads up
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"[/p][/quote]Get working on your cv. Pound bakery are apparently recruiting. Good luck fatty.[/p][/quote]did your mum lose her job then Mr Ted?....thanks for the heads up I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -5

11:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

earwego says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"
"Dead wood" Have you seen the freebies and cast offs the Dingles are in for. Preparing for a return to the Championship are you?
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"[/p][/quote]"Dead wood" Have you seen the freebies and cast offs the Dingles are in for. Preparing for a return to the Championship are you? earwego
  • Score: 10

11:51am Fri 4 Jul 14

French Rover says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
Its about the squad these days not just the team. That is why it is so important to have players with good experience and decent quality (like Varney, Brown and yes even Dunny and Olsson) in the squad.

It would be good to keep Rochina at Ewood, as he can add that bit of extra difference to any side as long as his effort and undoubted skill has more of an end result than previous.

A good season ahead I think.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??[/p][/quote]Its about the squad these days not just the team. That is why it is so important to have players with good experience and decent quality (like Varney, Brown and yes even Dunny and Olsson) in the squad. It would be good to keep Rochina at Ewood, as he can add that bit of extra difference to any side as long as his effort and undoubted skill has more of an end result than previous. A good season ahead I think. French Rover
  • Score: 3

11:56am Fri 4 Jul 14

MatthewCA says...

Rochina is a talent, but he never show consistantcy in this play. Last season in La Liga he start showing little quality improvement in his game, Hope he can continue those efforts in this season and get a game plan ready with GB.

Good Belt of young players are always hungry to stay in the starting 11, Rochina is always a quality player after three years in Rovers shirt.

Attacking midfield/wing players - We got David Dunn , Rochina,Conway,Corry Evans, Lowey,Marshell, Chriss Taylor, Josh King,Ollson, LeeWiliomson and few younger singups

Still defence got the HOLES. no backup players in the bench.
Rochina is a talent, but he never show consistantcy in this play. Last season in La Liga he start showing little quality improvement in his game, Hope he can continue those efforts in this season and get a game plan ready with GB. Good Belt of young players are always hungry to stay in the starting 11, Rochina is always a quality player after three years in Rovers shirt. Attacking midfield/wing players - We got David Dunn , Rochina,Conway,Corry Evans, Lowey,Marshell, Chriss Taylor, Josh King,Ollson, LeeWiliomson and few younger singups Still defence got the HOLES. no backup players in the bench. MatthewCA
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Fri 4 Jul 14

J.C - Rishton says...

ashton_9 wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
Sorry JC but I do not agree. The signing of Campbell had already been agreed prior to Bowyer taking charge and therefore he had no option but to welcome him on board - my only criticism is that we had the opportunity to get rid once the match fixing allegations were raised and we did not take advantage.

Marrow & Judge were signed to help win buy-in within the dressing room as both had worked with Bowyer at youth team level. You have to remember there were still some rotten apples in the cart at the time and their negative attitude was rubbing off on some of the younger players and this is something Bowyer had to address.

The signing of Varney is simply a case of getting somebody in who can act as back up and keep Gestede & Rhodes on their toes - I appreciate we have a mighty debt behind us but if you're playing two up front you need 4 strikers (two players for each position across the pitch ideally). Admittedly he's not got the best record but the boy gives his all and to be brutally honest if he had 20 goals a season in him then he wouldn't be willing to accept a bit part role which is what he'll get at Rovers this coming season.

Finally, I fully understand your desire to keep Rochina and I feel the same with Dunny now only a bit part player - however, the boy's on £22k a week (according to Football Manager admittedly but they're not often wrong and remember he was signed in the Kean days so it's not out the question) and therefore unless he's going to be the star man playing week in week out we cannot justify this expense as a Championship club, particularly with the precarious financial position we currently find ourselves in - based on the inconstancy we've seen from in Rochina in a Rovers shirt I don't think we can guarantee he can be this star player week in week out he clearly has the potential to be.
Why buy Varney - we've just bought Brown as backup to Rhodes and Gestede.

Also you are wrong - GB always insisted that it was HIS DESCISION to sign DL CAMPBELL and there was no pre-contract agreement signed.

Although you might be correct about Rochina's wages and from that point of view, the club could well want to get rid of him.
[quote][p][bold]ashton_9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??[/p][/quote]Sorry JC but I do not agree. The signing of Campbell had already been agreed prior to Bowyer taking charge and therefore he had no option but to welcome him on board - my only criticism is that we had the opportunity to get rid once the match fixing allegations were raised and we did not take advantage. Marrow & Judge were signed to help win buy-in within the dressing room as both had worked with Bowyer at youth team level. You have to remember there were still some rotten apples in the cart at the time and their negative attitude was rubbing off on some of the younger players and this is something Bowyer had to address. The signing of Varney is simply a case of getting somebody in who can act as back up and keep Gestede & Rhodes on their toes - I appreciate we have a mighty debt behind us but if you're playing two up front you need 4 strikers (two players for each position across the pitch ideally). Admittedly he's not got the best record but the boy gives his all and to be brutally honest if he had 20 goals a season in him then he wouldn't be willing to accept a bit part role which is what he'll get at Rovers this coming season. Finally, I fully understand your desire to keep Rochina and I feel the same with Dunny now only a bit part player - however, the boy's on £22k a week (according to Football Manager admittedly but they're not often wrong and remember he was signed in the Kean days so it's not out the question) and therefore unless he's going to be the star man playing week in week out we cannot justify this expense as a Championship club, particularly with the precarious financial position we currently find ourselves in - based on the inconstancy we've seen from in Rochina in a Rovers shirt I don't think we can guarantee he can be this star player week in week out he clearly has the potential to be.[/p][/quote]Why buy Varney - we've just bought Brown as backup to Rhodes and Gestede. Also you are wrong - GB always insisted that it was HIS DESCISION to sign DL CAMPBELL and there was no pre-contract agreement signed. Although you might be correct about Rochina's wages and from that point of view, the club could well want to get rid of him. J.C - Rishton
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Super CIaret says...

Perhaps Varney has been brought in as well as Brown because Venky's have finally acknowledged that an outlay of £10.24million on a single player over the course of his remaining contract is just a tad silly and they intend to sell Jordan Rhodes as soon as someone makes a firm enquiry into his availability? That would be my guess anyway.

Of course they don't want to make a big show of the financial situation at Blackburn Rovers in order to hold his value up and prevent clubs realising they can take him off you at a bargain price. In all honesty he'll have to have a move agreed before December however because that's when your finances will be exposed to all, at which point any clubs looking at Rhodes will simply half their intended offer knowing that there will be a good chance of getting him on the cheap due to the obscene losses reported and the FFP sanctions forcing you to restructure.

It is simply an impossibility for Blackburn Rovers to continue to pay over £2million a year to a single player at Championship level, and I am quite sure that when the contract was offered Venky's had absolutely no doubt whatsoever that you would be back in the Premier League, however that hasn't exactly worked out has it.

It was all or nothing last season and your failure to reach even the minimum requirement of 6th place means that not only Rhodes will go but also several other key players who can command a decent fee, Gestede and Cairney possibly. The money received will have to cover the £8million deficit from the reduction in parachute payments this season and to offset the losses made from the recent contract pay-off's.

Varney and Brown are likely to be first choice by the new year with youth players promoted as support. There simply is no other way around it.

It's looking grim to say the least.
Perhaps Varney has been brought in as well as Brown because Venky's have finally acknowledged that an outlay of £10.24million on a single player over the course of his remaining contract is just a tad silly and they intend to sell Jordan Rhodes as soon as someone makes a firm enquiry into his availability? That would be my guess anyway. Of course they don't want to make a big show of the financial situation at Blackburn Rovers in order to hold his value up and prevent clubs realising they can take him off you at a bargain price. In all honesty he'll have to have a move agreed before December however because that's when your finances will be exposed to all, at which point any clubs looking at Rhodes will simply half their intended offer knowing that there will be a good chance of getting him on the cheap due to the obscene losses reported and the FFP sanctions forcing you to restructure. It is simply an impossibility for Blackburn Rovers to continue to pay over £2million a year to a single player at Championship level, and I am quite sure that when the contract was offered Venky's had absolutely no doubt whatsoever that you would be back in the Premier League, however that hasn't exactly worked out has it. It was all or nothing last season and your failure to reach even the minimum requirement of 6th place means that not only Rhodes will go but also several other key players who can command a decent fee, Gestede and Cairney possibly. The money received will have to cover the £8million deficit from the reduction in parachute payments this season and to offset the losses made from the recent contract pay-off's. Varney and Brown are likely to be first choice by the new year with youth players promoted as support. There simply is no other way around it. It's looking grim to say the least. Super CIaret
  • Score: -4

12:54pm Fri 4 Jul 14

scroungeofstpeters says...

Bowyer is doing ok restricted budget and all that.We all know what is wanted but can Bowyer get the players needed maybe he will go inhouse with full back and centre back if the lad that was on loan to Rochdale is any good.We can only wait and see.Bowyers fault was not being able to recocnise changes in oposition teams.Dann going was a bonus.His two protogies handley and lowe are the two spoiling the teams performances.Handley has given away more penalties than soft mic.check the stats if you do not believe me.If we shore up our defence then we will go up if not then a long wait .Dunny no sign for me to old to carry 90 mins.Olson fits and starts.Two quality players in the 2 positions needed and we can look foward to a remarkable season I think.
Bowyer is doing ok restricted budget and all that.We all know what is wanted but can Bowyer get the players needed maybe he will go inhouse with full back and centre back if the lad that was on loan to Rochdale is any good.We can only wait and see.Bowyers fault was not being able to recocnise changes in oposition teams.Dann going was a bonus.His two protogies handley and lowe are the two spoiling the teams performances.Handley has given away more penalties than soft mic.check the stats if you do not believe me.If we shore up our defence then we will go up if not then a long wait .Dunny no sign for me to old to carry 90 mins.Olson fits and starts.Two quality players in the 2 positions needed and we can look foward to a remarkable season I think. scroungeofstpeters
  • Score: 0

1:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
I am the voice of my own god wrote:
he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"
Get working on your cv.

Pound bakery are apparently recruiting.

Good luck fatty.
Have you ever had anything from there? Jesus, I got a cheese and onion slice the other day for 60p (pound bakery?) and the filling was straight out of chernobyl. It nearly melted my tongue.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: he will be off, when he turns up and looks at the collective bunch of nothing he has to work with at deadwood park. probably just a glance over at Rhodes to indicate to him "shall I leave the door open for you"[/p][/quote]Get working on your cv. Pound bakery are apparently recruiting. Good luck fatty.[/p][/quote]Have you ever had anything from there? Jesus, I got a cheese and onion slice the other day for 60p (pound bakery?) and the filling was straight out of chernobyl. It nearly melted my tongue. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 6

1:25pm Fri 4 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

blimey!

this is almost a discussion about the article - (apart from the resident troll)

for what it is worth my opinion is that rochina could really work for us in this division, just like berkovic did.....but he has to learn to pass and think of the team. we have seen glimpses of real talent -- but he is more self-centred and greedier than geoffrey boycott
blimey! this is almost a discussion about the article - (apart from the resident troll) for what it is worth my opinion is that rochina could really work for us in this division, just like berkovic did.....but he has to learn to pass and think of the team. we have seen glimpses of real talent -- but he is more self-centred and greedier than geoffrey boycott hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 4

1:29pm Fri 4 Jul 14

owd nick says...

34 years wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner.

Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub.

I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them.

Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best.

And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ???

We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play.

Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore.

Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish.

So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??
I think what is obvious is that GB is focussing on the team unit rather than individuals.

He wants players to do a specific role for him for the benefit of the team, rather than building a team around the particular individual abilities of one or two players. That's probably why Rochina doesn't fit, in spite of all his talent, because he doesn't do enough defensive duties when the team needs it.
Similar to the point I was going to make, I think Rochina has huge potential but I would never build a team around one player, and certainly not one as unreliable as he.

He's a crowd pleaser, no doubt, but he isn't a Tugay who is the type of player he could emulate; if only he realised it's actually a team game with a result required at the end of the game.

It's alright dancing past 6 players then back-heeling it into the bottom corner but if we loose the game 1-3 it counts for nowt.

GB obviously wants players that fit into a "all for one and one for all" squad ethos, if he could tune Rochina into that ethos that would be absolutely brilliant for both player and club.

In reality it's all down to the player to realise what is needed and put pressure on GB to at least have him on the bench.

As for Varney, well I always liked him at Leeds, he's not the sort of player who's head goes down when it isn't going well, so instead of prejudging him on a handful of cameo appearances last season when he was new to the club I will judge him on what he does this season.
[quote][p][bold]34 years[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: I can't understand how it improves our chances of a top 6 finish by signing Varney who is 31 and cr@p (he was cr@p at Leeds for the last 2 years and cr@p when he was at loan at Rovers) and selling Rochina who is potentially a match winner. Yes I appreciate that Ruban wants to play more than he will probably get at Rovers whilst Varney is happy to sit on the bench whilst collecting his wages and adding nothing when he comes on as a sub. I'm a big fan of GBs and we all know that he's made some great signings (but he has signed some shockers as well – Marrow and Campbell) but Varney is not and will never be one of them. Surely the club would benefit more by GB focusing on getting the best out of Rochina rather than putting on a 31 year old never been and hoping for the best. And for all those "happy clappers" who say "well Varney aint going to get into the team" – well, whats the point of signing him at all then, especially now that we are super skint, facing a transfer embargo and £80m in debt ??? We are so SKINT that we should only be trying to retain current players that can ADD something to the team when they play or signing players (like Brown) that will ADD something to the team when they play. Any other player (like Varney, Dunn and Olsson) are luxurys we simply can't afford anymore. Football is basically a simple game – good players (like Rochina) make good teams and bad players (like Varney) make bad teams. The more good teams you have in your team the higher you will finish in the league and the more bad players the lower you will finish. So that begs the question, why would you want to sign a donkey like Varney at the expense of Rochina or even another season of Dunny coming off the bench??[/p][/quote]I think what is obvious is that GB is focussing on the team unit rather than individuals. He wants players to do a specific role for him for the benefit of the team, rather than building a team around the particular individual abilities of one or two players. That's probably why Rochina doesn't fit, in spite of all his talent, because he doesn't do enough defensive duties when the team needs it.[/p][/quote]Similar to the point I was going to make, I think Rochina has huge potential but I would never build a team around one player, and certainly not one as unreliable as he. He's a crowd pleaser, no doubt, but he isn't a Tugay who is the type of player he could emulate; if only he realised it's actually a team game with a result required at the end of the game. It's alright dancing past 6 players then back-heeling it into the bottom corner but if we loose the game 1-3 it counts for nowt. GB obviously wants players that fit into a "all for one and one for all" squad ethos, if he could tune Rochina into that ethos that would be absolutely brilliant for both player and club. In reality it's all down to the player to realise what is needed and put pressure on GB to at least have him on the bench. As for Varney, well I always liked him at Leeds, he's not the sort of player who's head goes down when it isn't going well, so instead of prejudging him on a handful of cameo appearances last season when he was new to the club I will judge him on what he does this season. owd nick
  • Score: 3

3:21pm Fri 4 Jul 14

bburnrover says...

I totally agree with the fact that Rochina will contribute more from the bench than Varney would.We seem to have got 3 tall players all vying for the spot alongside Rhodes,where would Rochina play? We have two excellent midfielders so is there any need to pay his huge wages if another club wants him?
I thought Rochina was playing excellent football when he suffered that injury and if he can get that form back he would be a great asset to the team.
I totally agree with the fact that Rochina will contribute more from the bench than Varney would.We seem to have got 3 tall players all vying for the spot alongside Rhodes,where would Rochina play? We have two excellent midfielders so is there any need to pay his huge wages if another club wants him? I thought Rochina was playing excellent football when he suffered that injury and if he can get that form back he would be a great asset to the team. bburnrover
  • Score: 3

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