Blackburn Rovers striker Luke Varney keen to repay boss Gary Bowyer

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LUKE Varney has revealed an end-of-season chat with Gary Bowyer has led him to work harder than ever before in a bid to force his way into Blackburn Rovers’ first team.

Rovers boss Bowyer pulled the versatile striker to one side following the final game of the 2013-14 campaign to thank him for his efforts during his three-month loan spell from Leeds United.

The talks did much to lift the spirits of Varney who felt he had achieved little after failing to score in his three starts and nine substitute appearances.

And, knowing Bowyer wanted him to sign a permanent deal after his contract from Leeds expired, the 31-year-old took a week off before heading into the gym to get in premium shape ahead of the return to training.

“What Gary said really kept me going over the summer,” said former Blackpool frontman Varney, who has penned a one-year deal at Ewood Park.

“He said I’d pushed Jordan (Rhodes) and Rudy (Gestede) all the way and it motivated me to work really hard, probably harder than I ever have done in my career, to try and really make an impression on the squad.

“The chat really helped and hopefully I can repay the faith he has shown in me.

“It’s important to speak to the lads who aren’t playing and keep them in the loop and I think Gary is the best I’ve had in my career for that.”

Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up. The first-choice frontmen scored 17 goals between them in the final 12 games of last season.

Varney could only sit and watch saying: “It was great but hard,” as Rhodes and Gestede impressed.

And, with Chris Brown arriving from Doncaster, the competition up front is only going to get fiercer.

But Varney said: “You may think, ‘oh no, here we go’, but that’s not the feeling here.

“There’s a great togetherness and spirit – we showed that at the back end of last season.

“If I’m fourth-choice striker I’ll be doing all I can to force my way higher up the order.

“But if the lads are knocking the goals in there’s nothing you can do.

“The ultimate aim is promotion and we’re all pulling in the same direction to try and achieve that.

“We’ve come back for pre-season and everything has been positive. It’s been a great first few days and it bodes well.”

Rovers get their pre-season programme under way with a trip to AFC Telford United on Saturday (3pm).

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9:29am Tue 8 Jul 14

Warnie says...

Its going to be difficult replacing JR but good luck to you lad.
Its going to be difficult replacing JR but good luck to you lad. Warnie
  • Score: 2

9:43am Tue 8 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

And what will this re-payment be Reg – a free bus ride?
And what will this re-payment be Reg – a free bus ride? tall in the saddle
  • Score: -16

9:44am Tue 8 Jul 14

glynners says...

Only 18 minutes for a dingle reply to even the smallest Rovers story. They really are obsessed
Only 18 minutes for a dingle reply to even the smallest Rovers story. They really are obsessed glynners
  • Score: 16

10:04am Tue 8 Jul 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement...

It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.
Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot. Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: -12

10:32am Tue 8 Jul 14

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

he will not have to work hard to get into the first team.......try the first game of the season.....when JR is "injured" yet will be passing a medical at A N other club before the window closes.
he will not have to work hard to get into the first team.......try the first game of the season.....when JR is "injured" yet will be passing a medical at A N other club before the window closes. I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -17

10:34am Tue 8 Jul 14

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

Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up...........hahahah
ahahahahaha........b
rilliant, where did they interview him...in the Pub??
Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up...........hahahah ahahahahaha........b rilliant, where did they interview him...in the Pub?? I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -14

11:09am Tue 8 Jul 14

digitusjonfred says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up...........hahahah

ahahahahaha........b

rilliant, where did they interview him...in the Pub??
tosser
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up...........hahahah ahahahahaha........b rilliant, where did they interview him...in the Pub??[/p][/quote]tosser digitusjonfred
  • Score: 29

11:24am Tue 8 Jul 14

jim 2012 says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement...

It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.
yes but burnley are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership
so yes it,s going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.
and i for one am really looking forward to you dingles being given the runaround it will be like watching a bunch of headless chickens
looking forward to the chief dingle on match of the day
trying to take the positives out of another defeat
that will be worth the licence fee all on its own
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.[/p][/quote]yes but burnley are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership so yes it,s going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot. and i for one am really looking forward to you dingles being given the runaround it will be like watching a bunch of headless chickens looking forward to the chief dingle on match of the day trying to take the positives out of another defeat that will be worth the licence fee all on its own jim 2012
  • Score: 7

11:44am Tue 8 Jul 14

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

jim 2012 wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote: Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.
yes but burnley are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership so yes it,s going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot. and i for one am really looking forward to you dingles being given the runaround it will be like watching a bunch of headless chickens looking forward to the chief dingle on match of the day trying to take the positives out of another defeat that will be worth the licence fee all on its own
sorry?? like Steve Kean did after almost every game, the Spurs one the best example, no shots on goal, but he found positives in the play!!!!
[quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.[/p][/quote]yes but burnley are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership so yes it,s going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot. and i for one am really looking forward to you dingles being given the runaround it will be like watching a bunch of headless chickens looking forward to the chief dingle on match of the day trying to take the positives out of another defeat that will be worth the licence fee all on its own[/p][/quote]sorry?? like Steve Kean did after almost every game, the Spurs one the best example, no shots on goal, but he found positives in the play!!!! I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -6

12:11pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL! Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: -4

12:42pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Not_A_Loon_From_Pune says...

So out of 10 comments, 8 are from the idiot dingles who are obsessed with all things Rovers.

Returning to the subject of the article, I am totally underwhelmed by Varney. I struggle to see what Bowyer sees in him. Yes, he runs around a lot, but is he anywhere close to being a goalscorer? I think not. Frankly I think he will be lucky to even get on the bench if all our other strikers are fit. The only upside is that he has only been signed on a year's contract.
So out of 10 comments, 8 are from the idiot dingles who are obsessed with all things Rovers. Returning to the subject of the article, I am totally underwhelmed by Varney. I struggle to see what Bowyer sees in him. Yes, he runs around a lot, but is he anywhere close to being a goalscorer? I think not. Frankly I think he will be lucky to even get on the bench if all our other strikers are fit. The only upside is that he has only been signed on a year's contract. Not_A_Loon_From_Pune
  • Score: 21

12:48pm Tue 8 Jul 14

jack went up says...

As the lad clearly says he will be the fourth choice striker next season and pushing the others, strength in depth up front for sure
As the lad clearly says he will be the fourth choice striker next season and pushing the others, strength in depth up front for sure jack went up
  • Score: 13

12:50pm Tue 8 Jul 14

bluerob says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season bluerob
  • Score: 9

12:56pm Tue 8 Jul 14

MatthewCA says...

Anyway you and brown need to pray for getting in the starting lineup. But sure u will get chance if you show your work converting to goals with better technique, not ike DJ Style. No goals after 10 matchs as a striker is not good.
Anyway you and brown need to pray for getting in the starting lineup. But sure u will get chance if you show your work converting to goals with better technique, not ike DJ Style. No goals after 10 matchs as a striker is not good. MatthewCA
  • Score: 7

1:09pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -4

2:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 28

3:05pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
jim 2012 wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote: Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.
yes but burnley are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership so yes it,s going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot. and i for one am really looking forward to you dingles being given the runaround it will be like watching a bunch of headless chickens looking forward to the chief dingle on match of the day trying to take the positives out of another defeat that will be worth the licence fee all on its own
sorry?? like Steve Kean did after almost every game, the Spurs one the best example, no shots on goal, but he found positives in the play!!!!
I think you'll find that's one of many reasons we hounded the fool out.
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jim 2012[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.[/p][/quote]yes but burnley are still 4/7 to be relegated from premiership so yes it,s going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot. and i for one am really looking forward to you dingles being given the runaround it will be like watching a bunch of headless chickens looking forward to the chief dingle on match of the day trying to take the positives out of another defeat that will be worth the licence fee all on its own[/p][/quote]sorry?? like Steve Kean did after almost every game, the Spurs one the best example, no shots on goal, but he found positives in the play!!!![/p][/quote]I think you'll find that's one of many reasons we hounded the fool out. Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: 8

3:09pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Blueandwhitewolf says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
I am the voice of my own god wrote:
Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up...........hahahah


ahahahahaha........b


rilliant, where did they interview him...in the Pub??
tosser
To be fair that got a chuckle out of me!!
[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: Now Varney is aiming to dislodge Rhodes and Gestede from Bowyer’s starting line up...........hahahah ahahahahaha........b rilliant, where did they interview him...in the Pub??[/p][/quote]tosser[/p][/quote]To be fair that got a chuckle out of me!! Blueandwhitewolf
  • Score: -1

4:07pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

I'm just looking at the Premier League table, and I have to admit to being rather confused.. I therefore have a question....

Where are Blackburn Rovers?
I'm just looking at the Premier League table, and I have to admit to being rather confused.. I therefore have a question.... Where are Blackburn Rovers? Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
BLACKBURN GIMP BANGING ON ABOUT HISTORY - AGAIN!!!!

Blah

Blah

Blah

You are only as good as your last game or your last season - tell me again how many points BEHIND Burnley did Rovers finish?

Tell me again how did you get on in your crunch derby match against your bitterest rivals on 9th March (You remember, the match that if you won, you would have qualified for the play-offs)??

Tell me when was the last time you finished above Burnley

Tell me when was the last time you beat Burnley.

You are in fact so far behind us that in racing terms we have lapped you.

It's OK. being second to Burnley is no disgrace really.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP[/p][/quote]BLACKBURN GIMP BANGING ON ABOUT HISTORY - AGAIN!!!! Blah Blah Blah You are only as good as your last game or your last season - tell me again how many points BEHIND Burnley did Rovers finish? Tell me again how did you get on in your crunch derby match against your bitterest rivals on 9th March (You remember, the match that if you won, you would have qualified for the play-offs)?? Tell me when was the last time you finished above Burnley Tell me when was the last time you beat Burnley. You are in fact so far behind us that in racing terms we have lapped you. It's OK. being second to Burnley is no disgrace really. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -1

4:12pm Tue 8 Jul 14

34 years says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
I'm just looking at the Premier League table, and I have to admit to being rather confused.. I therefore have a question....

Where are Blackburn Rovers?
If you look on the engraving of the trophy, you'll find us there.
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: I'm just looking at the Premier League table, and I have to admit to being rather confused.. I therefore have a question.... Where are Blackburn Rovers?[/p][/quote]If you look on the engraving of the trophy, you'll find us there. 34 years
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Tue 8 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

glynners wrote:
Only 18 minutes for a dingle reply to even the smallest Rovers story. They really are obsessed
Just having a good laugh Plucker. You never know he might offer him top deck – front seat. He’ll be happy then.
[quote][p][bold]glynners[/bold] wrote: Only 18 minutes for a dingle reply to even the smallest Rovers story. They really are obsessed[/p][/quote]Just having a good laugh Plucker. You never know he might offer him top deck – front seat. He’ll be happy then. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 4

4:30pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

Premier League table?

No Blackburn Rovers?

Am I missing something?
Premier League table? No Blackburn Rovers? Am I missing something? Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
The thing is this. Derby are certain to go up McClaren says so and therefore convinced Bryson at 27 to sign a 5 year deal!! Blackburn are going to go up – according to their fans. That leaves one place for the likes of Norwich (who will have a new striker in place oh oh), Cardiff City, Fulham (who have just paid £11 million for a striker today), Wigan, Notts Forest, Leeds, Reading, Brighton and Wolves. Then there is usually always one surprise team which could well be Bournemouth. So, it all points to a very tough campaign ahead.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]The thing is this. Derby are certain to go up McClaren says so and therefore convinced Bryson at 27 to sign a 5 year deal!! Blackburn are going to go up – according to their fans. That leaves one place for the likes of Norwich (who will have a new striker in place oh oh), Cardiff City, Fulham (who have just paid £11 million for a striker today), Wigan, Notts Forest, Leeds, Reading, Brighton and Wolves. Then there is usually always one surprise team which could well be Bournemouth. So, it all points to a very tough campaign ahead. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 5

4:51pm Tue 8 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP[/p][/quote]You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship? tall in the saddle
  • Score: -5

5:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
BLACKBURN GIMP BANGING ON ABOUT HISTORY - AGAIN!!!!

Blah

Blah

Blah

You are only as good as your last game or your last season - tell me again how many points BEHIND Burnley did Rovers finish?

Tell me again how did you get on in your crunch derby match against your bitterest rivals on 9th March (You remember, the match that if you won, you would have qualified for the play-offs)??

Tell me when was the last time you finished above Burnley

Tell me when was the last time you beat Burnley.

You are in fact so far behind us that in racing terms we have lapped you.

It's OK. being second to Burnley is no disgrace really.
Normally I'd perceive that retort as a bit tongue in cheek but I know you're deadly serious. Actually mildly embarrassed for you there matey.

So much so I'll just humor you and we can pretend Burnley are about to become a Premier League powerhouse and that one game of football changes almost 4 decades of Burnley pain and suffering.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP[/p][/quote]BLACKBURN GIMP BANGING ON ABOUT HISTORY - AGAIN!!!! Blah Blah Blah You are only as good as your last game or your last season - tell me again how many points BEHIND Burnley did Rovers finish? Tell me again how did you get on in your crunch derby match against your bitterest rivals on 9th March (You remember, the match that if you won, you would have qualified for the play-offs)?? Tell me when was the last time you finished above Burnley Tell me when was the last time you beat Burnley. You are in fact so far behind us that in racing terms we have lapped you. It's OK. being second to Burnley is no disgrace really.[/p][/quote]Normally I'd perceive that retort as a bit tongue in cheek but I know you're deadly serious. Actually mildly embarrassed for you there matey. So much so I'll just humor you and we can pretend Burnley are about to become a Premier League powerhouse and that one game of football changes almost 4 decades of Burnley pain and suffering. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: -3

5:04pm Tue 8 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Premier League table?

No Blackburn Rovers?

Am I missing something?
Yes - a spine
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Premier League table? No Blackburn Rovers? Am I missing something?[/p][/quote]Yes - a spine more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: -4

5:16pm Tue 8 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?
So that makes Burnley a bigger, more successful club then because you're a division higher?

And based on that theory Burnley are also a bigger club than Leeds, Forest & Derby I take it?

Thanks for setting yourself up wonderfully.....
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP[/p][/quote]You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?[/p][/quote]So that makes Burnley a bigger, more successful club then because you're a division higher? And based on that theory Burnley are also a bigger club than Leeds, Forest & Derby I take it? Thanks for setting yourself up wonderfully..... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: -2

5:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

owd nick says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Premier League table?

No Blackburn Rovers?

Am I missing something?
Yes - a spine
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL and for good measure LOL.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Premier League table? No Blackburn Rovers? Am I missing something?[/p][/quote]Yes - a spine[/p][/quote]LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL and for good measure LOL. owd nick
  • Score: 7

7:38pm Tue 8 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

"Good attitude"He could be a key player in the coming season.
"Good attitude"He could be a key player in the coming season. noddy57
  • Score: -2

7:44pm Tue 8 Jul 14

tall in the saddle says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?
So that makes Burnley a bigger, more successful club then because you're a division higher?

And based on that theory Burnley are also a bigger club than Leeds, Forest & Derby I take it?

Thanks for setting yourself up wonderfully.....
You’ve done it again. Thanks I’m loving this. Have I mentioned size? Can’t see it anywhere in my posting. However as you mention it how do you measure the bigger club? If, for example it’s by Bank balance then yes Burnley are bigger. Blackburn – in debt (massively) Derby – in debt. Leeds – in debt (despite netting £11 million today). If you measure by which division they are in then yes Burnley are bigger. But actually I did not mention size I mentioned which league they are in. If you are comparing attendances then you will see next season who is the bigger club.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP[/p][/quote]You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?[/p][/quote]So that makes Burnley a bigger, more successful club then because you're a division higher? And based on that theory Burnley are also a bigger club than Leeds, Forest & Derby I take it? Thanks for setting yourself up wonderfully.....[/p][/quote]You’ve done it again. Thanks I’m loving this. Have I mentioned size? Can’t see it anywhere in my posting. However as you mention it how do you measure the bigger club? If, for example it’s by Bank balance then yes Burnley are bigger. Blackburn – in debt (massively) Derby – in debt. Leeds – in debt (despite netting £11 million today). If you measure by which division they are in then yes Burnley are bigger. But actually I did not mention size I mentioned which league they are in. If you are comparing attendances then you will see next season who is the bigger club. tall in the saddle
  • Score: -9

8:59pm Tue 8 Jul 14

roverrite says...

Rhodes is going no where , as is clause only kicks in if they a prem club, offer 10 or more million pounds, so if he was good enough wnich imo despite watching rovers he is not, he would have been long gone by now, he has been watched but there are simply no takers. The bottom line is english players are to expensive , reason why most clubs go for foreigners.
Rhodes is going no where , as is clause only kicks in if they a prem club, offer 10 or more million pounds, so if he was good enough wnich imo despite watching rovers he is not, he would have been long gone by now, he has been watched but there are simply no takers. The bottom line is english players are to expensive , reason why most clubs go for foreigners. roverrite
  • Score: 5

9:11pm Tue 8 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Look Up Blackburn wrote:
But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something.

A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up..

Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship.

LOL!
Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season
That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time.

We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight.

Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.
*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT*
"We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight."

I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years?

What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy.

YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP
You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?
So that makes Burnley a bigger, more successful club then because you're a division higher?

And based on that theory Burnley are also a bigger club than Leeds, Forest & Derby I take it?

Thanks for setting yourself up wonderfully.....
You’ve done it again. Thanks I’m loving this. Have I mentioned size? Can’t see it anywhere in my posting. However as you mention it how do you measure the bigger club? If, for example it’s by Bank balance then yes Burnley are bigger. Blackburn – in debt (massively) Derby – in debt. Leeds – in debt (despite netting £11 million today). If you measure by which division they are in then yes Burnley are bigger. But actually I did not mention size I mentioned which league they are in. If you are comparing attendances then you will see next season who is the bigger club.
I'll return the thanks cos I'm loving it too. If we're talking attendances then Rovers win hands down. I know this for a fact because according to dingles you don't have one single plastic glory hunting fan - apparently it's Rovers that have the glory hunters, who've now gone supporting Utd and Liverpool - so that means you'll be averaging around 11-12,000 home fans?

Even the last time you won a real trophy half a century ago, Rovers averaged a higher attendance.

Next......
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: But Blackburn are TENTH favourites for promotion from the Championship... meaning the bookies have you down for an even worse season than last time, and that's saying something. A shambles from top to bottom, and when Rhodes departs to Norwich the £5.6m received will be straight in Venky's back pocket to offset the £8m loss in parachute payments... you couldn't make it up.. Enjoy watching Varney (dis)grace the Championship. LOL![/p][/quote]Please remind me what the odds were for you to be promoted t the start of last season[/p][/quote]That's right sonny, you use the Mighty Clarets as the benchmark for the future, about time. We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight. Won't get you anywhere mind, because you are ****.[/p][/quote]*SHORT TERM SELECTIVE MEMORY ALERT* "We basically showed the entire Championship how to get promotion from the so-called 'Hardest League in Europe', so you would do well to follow the trail we have blazed into the top flight." I think you'll find we've already done that 13 years ago - you'll remember it well because we destroyed Bonleh 7-0 on aggregate. Or does that not count? And guess what, we stayed up for another 10 seasons, won the League Cup got to a FA Cup semi final, another League Cup semi final, knocked Bonleh out of the cup and beat you another couple of times in the League for good measure. Or does that not count either because you manged ONE derby win in 35 years? What is it with you lot? Can't you see the hypocrisy in hilariously claiming to be a bigger club but devoting your lives to Rovers articles? Infatuated through years of torture. Absolute world class comedy. YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP[/p][/quote]You know you’ve set yourself wonderfully. Which club is in the Premier League and which one is in the Championship?[/p][/quote]So that makes Burnley a bigger, more successful club then because you're a division higher? And based on that theory Burnley are also a bigger club than Leeds, Forest & Derby I take it? Thanks for setting yourself up wonderfully.....[/p][/quote]You’ve done it again. Thanks I’m loving this. Have I mentioned size? Can’t see it anywhere in my posting. However as you mention it how do you measure the bigger club? If, for example it’s by Bank balance then yes Burnley are bigger. Blackburn – in debt (massively) Derby – in debt. Leeds – in debt (despite netting £11 million today). If you measure by which division they are in then yes Burnley are bigger. But actually I did not mention size I mentioned which league they are in. If you are comparing attendances then you will see next season who is the bigger club.[/p][/quote]I'll return the thanks cos I'm loving it too. If we're talking attendances then Rovers win hands down. I know this for a fact because according to dingles you don't have one single plastic glory hunting fan - apparently it's Rovers that have the glory hunters, who've now gone supporting Utd and Liverpool - so that means you'll be averaging around 11-12,000 home fans? Even the last time you won a real trophy half a century ago, Rovers averaged a higher attendance. Next...... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 4

11:50pm Tue 8 Jul 14

baldie says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement...

It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.
Be honest now,if we'd signed Gilks,Taylor ,Reid and Sordell,what would your reaction have been?
I just love your fake excitement,and so does Brendan.
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Zero goals in 12 games.... and this is Jordan Rhodes replacement... It's going to be a long, hard, miserable season for you lot.[/p][/quote]Be honest now,if we'd signed Gilks,Taylor ,Reid and Sordell,what would your reaction have been? I just love your fake excitement,and so does Brendan. baldie
  • Score: -3

12:30am Wed 9 Jul 14

Super CIaret says...

Rhodes is on his way apparently.

Oh dear me.
Rhodes is on his way apparently. Oh dear me. Super CIaret
  • Score: 4

8:26am Wed 9 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Has ings signed yet? No...why what's the hold up?
Is Rhodes still here? Thought so
More bull****..........
Has ings signed yet? No...why what's the hold up? Is Rhodes still here? Thought so More bull****.......... Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

8:52am Wed 9 Jul 14

Welsh Rover says...

I can understand some fans' lack of enthusiasm with regards to this signing but you've got to ask yourself a couple of questions. Firstly, do you honestly believe we can afford to sign a proven 20+ goals per season striker? And secondly, do you think we need another one?

Fulham have just smashed our division record by signing last season's top scorer, Ross McCormack (a player who has only scored 20 goals or more twice in 13 seasons), for £11M. We certainly can't compete with that at the moment, in fact we probably could not have afforded the £3M that Norwich are rumoured to have paid for Lewis Grabban, whilst Troy Deeney is being valued at at close to £5M. Even if they were free agents their wages would be too much.

However, I don't see where those types of players would fit into the first XI anyway. The Rhodes-Gestede partnership has proven to be very effective, with the latter showing he has the potential to hit 20+ goals easily with a full season in the side. Do we really want to be pushing ourselves further into debt so that we can pay another 'first team player' £30k-a-week to sulk on the bench? Leon Best springs to mind.

Someone said the other day that Varney is happy to sit on the bench and collect his wages. I don't believe that for a minute. He's said on numerous occasions that he understands that it'll be hard to usurp Rhodes or Gestede, but he's made it perfectly clear he's not happy to sit back, and that he plans to work harder this season. As for his goal scoring record, that means nothing as Gestede has already proved. Besides, he's spent the majority of his career playing as a winger, not a striker.

I for one am happy to have a player like Varney who, while accepting the reality of the situation, will work hard to help the team instead of moping in the dugout. Good squad player who I'm sure will prove his detractors wrong this season.

Dewch Ar Chi Gleision!
I can understand some fans' lack of enthusiasm with regards to this signing but you've got to ask yourself a couple of questions. Firstly, do you honestly believe we can afford to sign a proven 20+ goals per season striker? And secondly, do you think we need another one? Fulham have just smashed our division record by signing last season's top scorer, Ross McCormack (a player who has only scored 20 goals or more twice in 13 seasons), for £11M. We certainly can't compete with that at the moment, in fact we probably could not have afforded the £3M that Norwich are rumoured to have paid for Lewis Grabban, whilst Troy Deeney is being valued at at close to £5M. Even if they were free agents their wages would be too much. However, I don't see where those types of players would fit into the first XI anyway. The Rhodes-Gestede partnership has proven to be very effective, with the latter showing he has the potential to hit 20+ goals easily with a full season in the side. Do we really want to be pushing ourselves further into debt so that we can pay another 'first team player' £30k-a-week to sulk on the bench? Leon Best springs to mind. Someone said the other day that Varney is happy to sit on the bench and collect his wages. I don't believe that for a minute. He's said on numerous occasions that he understands that it'll be hard to usurp Rhodes or Gestede, but he's made it perfectly clear he's not happy to sit back, and that he plans to work harder this season. As for his goal scoring record, that means nothing as Gestede has already proved. Besides, he's spent the majority of his career playing as a winger, not a striker. I for one am happy to have a player like Varney who, while accepting the reality of the situation, will work hard to help the team instead of moping in the dugout. Good squad player who I'm sure will prove his detractors wrong this season. Dewch Ar Chi Gleision! Welsh Rover
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