Squad now boasts the flexibility we need, says Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer

Versatility is key, says Blackburn Rovers boss Bowyer

Versatility is key, says Blackburn Rovers boss Bowyer

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BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes winger Ben Marshall is the perfect example of the flexibility his squad now boasts.

With Rudy Gestede away on international duty and Chris Brown suffering from a knock the fit-again Marshall was given the chance to impress in the No 10 role during last week’s warm-weather training camp in Portugal.

And that came after the 23-year-old, whose last competitive appearance came on January 25, played right back in Rovers’ pre-season opener at AFC Telford United.

But Bowyer insists Marshall is not the only player at Ewood Park who can operate in a number of different positions.

And that gives the Rovers chief confidence his squad is now adaptable enough to cope with a gruelling 46-game Championship campaign.

Bowyer, who was hit by a number of injury problems last season, said: “What we have got now is a group of lads who can play in various positions – and that is a very appealing trait.

“Ben Marshall, for example, played right back at Telford and in training played in the No 10 position – and there aren’t many players who can do that.

“But he can and that type of flexibility will be massive for us this season.

“But he’s not the only one. Alex Baptiste can do it, Matt Kilgallon can do it, Jason Lowe can do it, Luke Varney can do it, Chris Taylor can do, Tom Cairney can do it.

“Then we’ve got players who can play on both flanks and it shows the depth in terms of flexibility that we’ve now got – and I think that is going to be vital.”

Gestede missed the training camp in Portugal after being called up to play in Benin’s Africa Cup of Nations second-round first-leg qualifying 1-0 victory over Malawi on Sunday.

The forward helped set up Stephane Sessegnon’s 18th-minute winner before being substituted in the 76th minute.

Gestede will return to Brockhall in the morning.

But he will take no part in tomorrow night’s friendly at Accrington Stanley.

Gestede will come into consideration for Saturday’s trip to Bradford City before meeting back up with the Benin squad to prepare for the second leg in Malawi on August 2.

Should Benin make it through to the final stage of qualification then all of their matches would take place during the sanctioned international breaks in September, October and November.

By that stage Rovers hope to have moved on transfer-listed strikers Leon Best and Jordan Slew.

Best has been linked with a move back to Sheffield Wednesday, where he spent the final three months of last season on loan, while Port Vale are keen on a temporary deal for Slew.

But the League One outfit have so far not been able to strike a deal with Rovers with regards to their wage contribution and Slew is now attracting fresh interest from clubs in Scotland.

The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Ross County.

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10:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

steralc says...

You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed steralc
  • Score: -37

10:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

owd nick says...

The proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say.

Obviously another quiet day at the LT office.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say. Obviously another quiet day at the LT office. owd nick
  • Score: 8

10:14am Tue 22 Jul 14

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

well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom
well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -41

10:40am Tue 22 Jul 14

bluerob says...

Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly. bluerob
  • Score: 9

10:46am Tue 22 Jul 14

WheresYourFamousSuicide? says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom
Whereas Burnley will be top of the premier league with 18 points after 6 games, and a goal difference of +40, cheered on by 50,000 of the best supporters in the country...

Dreams are free Dingle...
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom[/p][/quote]Whereas Burnley will be top of the premier league with 18 points after 6 games, and a goal difference of +40, cheered on by 50,000 of the best supporters in the country... Dreams are free Dingle... WheresYourFamousSuicide?
  • Score: 47

11:06am Tue 22 Jul 14

BlackburnBadger says...

Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.
Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves. BlackburnBadger
  • Score: 54

11:10am Tue 22 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 20

11:20am Tue 22 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -24

11:22am Tue 22 Jul 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

BlackburnBadger wrote:
Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.
To be fair, I'm pretty sure that the Burnley pages are also likely to suffer from the same tedious commenting. Nothing wrong with a bit of banter, but some of the tedious and repetitive drivel continually posted by one or two needy attention seeking inadequates is distracting from the debate about the actual article.

Maybe LET should moderate a bit more closely and block the repeat offenders.

and back to the article....squad is shaping up nicely - hoping we get Keane back too and we should make a really good go of it this season.
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnBadger[/bold] wrote: Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I'm pretty sure that the Burnley pages are also likely to suffer from the same tedious commenting. Nothing wrong with a bit of banter, but some of the tedious and repetitive drivel continually posted by one or two needy attention seeking inadequates is distracting from the debate about the actual article. Maybe LET should moderate a bit more closely and block the repeat offenders. and back to the article....squad is shaping up nicely - hoping we get Keane back too and we should make a really good go of it this season. LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 18

11:29am Tue 22 Jul 14

Harwoodstblue says...

BlackburnBadger wrote:
Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.
Never mind the dingles. The fact is though in the last third of the season we matched them point for point. We started from scratch after Bowyer had to rebuild the squad and had terrible luck with injuries. Those are facts, not bull *hit. A full pre season this time with a settled squad should make all the difference .
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnBadger[/bold] wrote: Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.[/p][/quote]Never mind the dingles. The fact is though in the last third of the season we matched them point for point. We started from scratch after Bowyer had to rebuild the squad and had terrible luck with injuries. Those are facts, not bull *hit. A full pre season this time with a settled squad should make all the difference . Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 20

11:39am Tue 22 Jul 14

jim 2012 says...

steralc wrote:
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Burnley are still the odds-on favourites to go straight back down again, priced at best odds of 4/7
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]Burnley are still the odds-on favourites to go straight back down again, priced at best odds of 4/7 jim 2012
  • Score: 15

12:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

jim 2012 says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom
so how come with all the mega signings the chief dingle has made
burnley are STILL the odds-on favourites to go straight back down again, ?
and you think gary bowyer will lose his job after six games
priceless dingle logic
Make somebody happy. Mind your own business.
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom[/p][/quote]so how come with all the mega signings the chief dingle has made burnley are STILL the odds-on favourites to go straight back down again, ? and you think gary bowyer will lose his job after six games priceless dingle logic Make somebody happy. Mind your own business. jim 2012
  • Score: 6

12:11pm Tue 22 Jul 14

bluerob says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place.

But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession.

It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place. But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession. It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season. bluerob
  • Score: 11

12:27pm Tue 22 Jul 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

bluerob wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place.

But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession.

It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.
Burnley were a very well drilled outfit and were effective at grinding out results throughout the season, Leicester were very similar. Best team I saw last season was Derby - and I don't blame Burnley for wanting Bryson, he's outstanding. Forest were also good to watch when Landsbury was fit.

Obviously we all want to be in the premiership but I'm happy watching the skill of the likes of Cairney, Marshall, King.....it's the best football I've seen us play for a while, certainly since pre BFS days. The most enjoyable Rovers team I've watched in recent years (I have a soft spot for Brotherstone and Garner - it's what I grew up watching) was the Jansen, Duff, Dunn, Flitty team that took us out the Championship and won the league cup - cracking young team to watch, fast and skillful. I enjoyed watching that team more than the SAS - that was the ultimate effective team!
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place. But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession. It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.[/p][/quote]Burnley were a very well drilled outfit and were effective at grinding out results throughout the season, Leicester were very similar. Best team I saw last season was Derby - and I don't blame Burnley for wanting Bryson, he's outstanding. Forest were also good to watch when Landsbury was fit. Obviously we all want to be in the premiership but I'm happy watching the skill of the likes of Cairney, Marshall, King.....it's the best football I've seen us play for a while, certainly since pre BFS days. The most enjoyable Rovers team I've watched in recent years (I have a soft spot for Brotherstone and Garner - it's what I grew up watching) was the Jansen, Duff, Dunn, Flitty team that took us out the Championship and won the league cup - cracking young team to watch, fast and skillful. I enjoyed watching that team more than the SAS - that was the ultimate effective team! LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 9

12:37pm Tue 22 Jul 14

eddyo says...

Cut the twaddle GB.
*
There are very few players who can play WELL in more than one position. Sure you can stick Rudy in the net, lose Cairney on the wing and play Lowe in the centre of defence but what is the result? How was Lowe at CB? - pants.
*
Marshall is a midfield wide player. A proper winger? Maybe. But he definitely ain't a centre-forward unless he has discovered some steel and a finishing touch all of a sudden. F@nnying about in training isn't the same as a game.
*
GB will be telling us Lowe is a central midfielder next.
Cut the twaddle GB. * There are very few players who can play WELL in more than one position. Sure you can stick Rudy in the net, lose Cairney on the wing and play Lowe in the centre of defence but what is the result? How was Lowe at CB? - pants. * Marshall is a midfield wide player. A proper winger? Maybe. But he definitely ain't a centre-forward unless he has discovered some steel and a finishing touch all of a sudden. F@nnying about in training isn't the same as a game. * GB will be telling us Lowe is a central midfielder next. eddyo
  • Score: -5

1:13pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

bluerob wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place.

But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession.

It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.
Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division?

Hmm?
[quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place. But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession. It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.[/p][/quote]Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division? Hmm? Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -4

1:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Roving Mad says...

I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!!
I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!! Roving Mad
  • Score: 14

1:32pm Tue 22 Jul 14

bluerob says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place.

But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession.

It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.
Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division?

Hmm?
There is a big difference between physical and dirty, as I said before you were well drilled and organised. That included not crossing the line and picking up stupid bookings, again our players need to learn from that.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place. But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession. It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.[/p][/quote]Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division? Hmm?[/p][/quote]There is a big difference between physical and dirty, as I said before you were well drilled and organised. That included not crossing the line and picking up stupid bookings, again our players need to learn from that. bluerob
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: -5

2:06pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Roving Mad says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Chuck,

You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc.

I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons?

I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion?

WR
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.[/p][/quote]Chuck, You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc. I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons? I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion? WR Roving Mad
  • Score: 9

2:24pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Pembina says...

steralc wrote:
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Cuckoo
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]Cuckoo Pembina
  • Score: 3

2:27pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Pembina says...

Roving Mad wrote:
I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!!
Think I'll do the same
[quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!![/p][/quote]Think I'll do the same Pembina
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Tue 22 Jul 14

bluerob says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Good to see that you can have a sensible debate instead of the usual bull that you post, local rivalry and banter should be just that.

Your kidding yourself if you believe that about your side last year, but what does it really matter now, job done and for now you are the top dogs in Lancashire.

Enjoy it my friend, I for one think that if Dyche stays there is a good chance he will keep you up. But it wont last forever and then you can return back to that darkened room where you have been for the last 35 years.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.[/p][/quote]Good to see that you can have a sensible debate instead of the usual bull that you post, local rivalry and banter should be just that. Your kidding yourself if you believe that about your side last year, but what does it really matter now, job done and for now you are the top dogs in Lancashire. Enjoy it my friend, I for one think that if Dyche stays there is a good chance he will keep you up. But it wont last forever and then you can return back to that darkened room where you have been for the last 35 years. bluerob
  • Score: 2

2:49pm Tue 22 Jul 14

mushypeaman says...

steralc wrote:
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
You are a ****.
**** I tell thee
****!
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]You are a ****. **** I tell thee ****! mushypeaman
  • Score: 1

3:21pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Sparky86 says...

LittleRonnieHildersl
ey
wrote:
BlackburnBadger wrote:
Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.
To be fair, I'm pretty sure that the Burnley pages are also likely to suffer from the same tedious commenting. Nothing wrong with a bit of banter, but some of the tedious and repetitive drivel continually posted by one or two needy attention seeking inadequates is distracting from the debate about the actual article.

Maybe LET should moderate a bit more closely and block the repeat offenders.

and back to the article....squad is shaping up nicely - hoping we get Keane back too and we should make a really good go of it this season.
THIS.

Us Rovers get some stupid Claret comments from time to time but all you see under every article on the Burnley pages is that moron AnotherPounding4Burn
ley/TurfMoorTom constantly trolling away.

The guy needs to sort his life out.

Majority of Burnley fans come up with some fair comments and light banter.
[quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlackburnBadger[/bold] wrote: Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I'm pretty sure that the Burnley pages are also likely to suffer from the same tedious commenting. Nothing wrong with a bit of banter, but some of the tedious and repetitive drivel continually posted by one or two needy attention seeking inadequates is distracting from the debate about the actual article. Maybe LET should moderate a bit more closely and block the repeat offenders. and back to the article....squad is shaping up nicely - hoping we get Keane back too and we should make a really good go of it this season.[/p][/quote]THIS. Us Rovers get some stupid Claret comments from time to time but all you see under every article on the Burnley pages is that moron AnotherPounding4Burn ley/TurfMoorTom constantly trolling away. The guy needs to sort his life out. Majority of Burnley fans come up with some fair comments and light banter. Sparky86
  • Score: 0

3:35pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Sparky86 says...

I still think we need to improve our defensive options, even with Baptiste.

Midfield is looking decent, with some fantastic players and great flexibility, I agree. And were not short of strikers who can find the back of the net.

Here's hoping Keane comes back.
I still think we need to improve our defensive options, even with Baptiste. Midfield is looking decent, with some fantastic players and great flexibility, I agree. And were not short of strikers who can find the back of the net. Here's hoping Keane comes back. Sparky86
  • Score: 4

3:39pm Tue 22 Jul 14

garyintandem says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
I only saw the Dingles twice last year and they didn't impress me. They looked very nervous and seemed to be suffering from an inferiority complex. They scraped a win after Dunny went off but seemed shocked when their second goal went in.
Come on Gaz, give us some genuine attacking football, get the ball in the box and play with confidence.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]I only saw the Dingles twice last year and they didn't impress me. They looked very nervous and seemed to be suffering from an inferiority complex. They scraped a win after Dunny went off but seemed shocked when their second goal went in. Come on Gaz, give us some genuine attacking football, get the ball in the box and play with confidence. garyintandem
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

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

Pembina wrote:
Roving Mad wrote: I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!!
Think I'll do the same
something tells me a group of collective OAP's are missing some valubles, and money.....the police should look for any reported breaking and entering around deadwood
[quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!![/p][/quote]Think I'll do the same[/p][/quote]something tells me a group of collective OAP's are missing some valubles, and money.....the police should look for any reported breaking and entering around deadwood I am the voice of my own god
  • Score: -1

4:38pm Tue 22 Jul 14

keanoutofrovers says...

LittleRonnieHildersl
ey
wrote:
BlackburnBadger wrote:
Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.
To be fair, I'm pretty sure that the Burnley pages are also likely to suffer from the same tedious commenting. Nothing wrong with a bit of banter, but some of the tedious and repetitive drivel continually posted by one or two needy attention seeking inadequates is distracting from the debate about the actual article.

Maybe LET should moderate a bit more closely and block the repeat offenders.

and back to the article....squad is shaping up nicely - hoping we get Keane back too and we should make a really good go of it this season.
Quite right about the drivel posted on this site. I sea 'Seagul's ' foul mouthed rants have need removed for the second day running.

On topic the squad is looking almost complete and again spot on with the Keane comment. As well as being a more than useful defender he chipped in with some useful goals last year. Could see him getting maybe 6-10 in a full season.

Question time

If he did sign who would we have as our first choice central defenders out of Hanley, Keane and Killgallon? I have my own thoughts but I'll keep them to myself for now.
[quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlackburnBadger[/bold] wrote: Love all the Burnley fans that always feel the need to comment on Rovers news story's. I'm on this website every day and have never felt the need read let alone comment on a Burnley story. Worry about your own club rather than ours, and if you want to be rovers fans that much I'm sure the family wouldn't hate you that much for trying to better yourselves.[/p][/quote]To be fair, I'm pretty sure that the Burnley pages are also likely to suffer from the same tedious commenting. Nothing wrong with a bit of banter, but some of the tedious and repetitive drivel continually posted by one or two needy attention seeking inadequates is distracting from the debate about the actual article. Maybe LET should moderate a bit more closely and block the repeat offenders. and back to the article....squad is shaping up nicely - hoping we get Keane back too and we should make a really good go of it this season.[/p][/quote]Quite right about the drivel posted on this site. I sea 'Seagul's ' foul mouthed rants have need removed for the second day running. On topic the squad is looking almost complete and again spot on with the Keane comment. As well as being a more than useful defender he chipped in with some useful goals last year. Could see him getting maybe 6-10 in a full season. Question time If he did sign who would we have as our first choice central defenders out of Hanley, Keane and Killgallon? I have my own thoughts but I'll keep them to myself for now. keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Tue 22 Jul 14

hasslem hasslem says...

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
Pembina wrote:
Roving Mad wrote: I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!!
Think I'll do the same
something tells me a group of collective OAP's are missing some valubles, and money.....the police should look for any reported breaking and entering around deadwood
to i am my owners smelly dog - i think valuables went missing from a dingles dressing room some time back

come to think about the dingles trophy room appears to have been ransacked by burglars
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: I've just deposited £1000 in a savings account with Ladbrooks until the end of the season, that guarantees me nearly £600 in interest when Burnley are relegated!! I can't see anywhere better at the moment to make a guaranteed return on investment!![/p][/quote]Think I'll do the same[/p][/quote]something tells me a group of collective OAP's are missing some valubles, and money.....the police should look for any reported breaking and entering around deadwood[/p][/quote]to i am my owners smelly dog - i think valuables went missing from a dingles dressing room some time back come to think about the dingles trophy room appears to have been ransacked by burglars hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

Roving Mad wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Chuck,

You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc.

I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons?

I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion?

WR
All fair points you make there.

Who knows whether we will stop up or not, the one thing for sure is that we are a completely different animal to the side that got promoted in 2009 - that season we conceded 61 goals on the way to the play-offs and so predictably conceded 80 goals when we got relegated.
This year we have built our team from back to front, boasting a good defensive side that can break at pace and importantly can all pass the ball and only conceded 35 goals in the process.
I think that in the PL you need to take your chances when you are on top in games, and hopefully in Ings and co we have enough about us to make the difference at the top end of the pitch, as well as not conceding stupid amounts of goals like last time.
As with a lot of clubs our main aim is that there are three clubs that finish lower than us this season and that is the height of our ambitions currently - I certainly think we are good enough over the course of the season to accomplish that - and then some.
[quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.[/p][/quote]Chuck, You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc. I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons? I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion? WR[/p][/quote]All fair points you make there. Who knows whether we will stop up or not, the one thing for sure is that we are a completely different animal to the side that got promoted in 2009 - that season we conceded 61 goals on the way to the play-offs and so predictably conceded 80 goals when we got relegated. This year we have built our team from back to front, boasting a good defensive side that can break at pace and importantly can all pass the ball and only conceded 35 goals in the process. I think that in the PL you need to take your chances when you are on top in games, and hopefully in Ings and co we have enough about us to make the difference at the top end of the pitch, as well as not conceding stupid amounts of goals like last time. As with a lot of clubs our main aim is that there are three clubs that finish lower than us this season and that is the height of our ambitions currently - I certainly think we are good enough over the course of the season to accomplish that - and then some. Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

bluerob says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Roving Mad wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Chuck,

You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc.

I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons?

I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion?

WR
All fair points you make there.

Who knows whether we will stop up or not, the one thing for sure is that we are a completely different animal to the side that got promoted in 2009 - that season we conceded 61 goals on the way to the play-offs and so predictably conceded 80 goals when we got relegated.
This year we have built our team from back to front, boasting a good defensive side that can break at pace and importantly can all pass the ball and only conceded 35 goals in the process.
I think that in the PL you need to take your chances when you are on top in games, and hopefully in Ings and co we have enough about us to make the difference at the top end of the pitch, as well as not conceding stupid amounts of goals like last time.
As with a lot of clubs our main aim is that there are three clubs that finish lower than us this season and that is the height of our ambitions currently - I certainly think we are good enough over the course of the season to accomplish that - and then some.
Great, we are having a sensible debate about our teams.

Can we keep it that way, its a lot more interesting than the rubbish of the last few weeks.

Would be great to see both teams back in the prem, but it will be tough for us to get back and for Burnley to stay up.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.[/p][/quote]Chuck, You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc. I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons? I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion? WR[/p][/quote]All fair points you make there. Who knows whether we will stop up or not, the one thing for sure is that we are a completely different animal to the side that got promoted in 2009 - that season we conceded 61 goals on the way to the play-offs and so predictably conceded 80 goals when we got relegated. This year we have built our team from back to front, boasting a good defensive side that can break at pace and importantly can all pass the ball and only conceded 35 goals in the process. I think that in the PL you need to take your chances when you are on top in games, and hopefully in Ings and co we have enough about us to make the difference at the top end of the pitch, as well as not conceding stupid amounts of goals like last time. As with a lot of clubs our main aim is that there are three clubs that finish lower than us this season and that is the height of our ambitions currently - I certainly think we are good enough over the course of the season to accomplish that - and then some.[/p][/quote]Great, we are having a sensible debate about our teams. Can we keep it that way, its a lot more interesting than the rubbish of the last few weeks. Would be great to see both teams back in the prem, but it will be tough for us to get back and for Burnley to stay up. bluerob
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

dangerous dave says...

eddyo wrote:
Cut the twaddle GB.
*
There are very few players who can play WELL in more than one position. Sure you can stick Rudy in the net, lose Cairney on the wing and play Lowe in the centre of defence but what is the result? How was Lowe at CB? - pants.
*
Marshall is a midfield wide player. A proper winger? Maybe. But he definitely ain't a centre-forward unless he has discovered some steel and a finishing touch all of a sudden. F@nnying about in training isn't the same as a game.
*
GB will be telling us Lowe is a central midfielder next.
Yes he s good at bed time stories and the lt happy to print them. Just dribble filling space!
.out with the cowboys and indians
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Cut the twaddle GB. * There are very few players who can play WELL in more than one position. Sure you can stick Rudy in the net, lose Cairney on the wing and play Lowe in the centre of defence but what is the result? How was Lowe at CB? - pants. * Marshall is a midfield wide player. A proper winger? Maybe. But he definitely ain't a centre-forward unless he has discovered some steel and a finishing touch all of a sudden. F@nnying about in training isn't the same as a game. * GB will be telling us Lowe is a central midfielder next.[/p][/quote]Yes he s good at bed time stories and the lt happy to print them. Just dribble filling space! .out with the cowboys and indians dangerous dave
  • Score: -1

5:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

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

steralc wrote:
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
What a weirdo haha
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]What a weirdo haha BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 2

6:01pm Tue 22 Jul 14

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

I am the voice of my own god wrote:
well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom
Are you thinking of burnley down before the whistle blows on your first game. Not even going to sign one prem class player. Already waiting for a return to the championship.
[quote][p][bold]I am the voice of my own god[/bold] wrote: well done GB, just dug himself a huge hole, and provided reason and justification to be sacked when after 6 games you are still bottom[/p][/quote]Are you thinking of burnley down before the whistle blows on your first game. Not even going to sign one prem class player. Already waiting for a return to the championship. BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 2

6:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

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

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
What a loser haha
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]What a loser haha BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 3

6:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

MattNewcastle says...

eddyo wrote:
Cut the twaddle GB.
*
There are very few players who can play WELL in more than one position. Sure you can stick Rudy in the net, lose Cairney on the wing and play Lowe in the centre of defence but what is the result? How was Lowe at CB? - pants.
*
Marshall is a midfield wide player. A proper winger? Maybe. But he definitely ain't a centre-forward unless he has discovered some steel and a finishing touch all of a sudden. F@nnying about in training isn't the same as a game.
*
GB will be telling us Lowe is a central midfielder next.
Agree

yes players can play on either flank but very few can take a full back on down the flank to the bye line and get great accurate cross in unless it is with their favoured foot otherwise they are very predictable and cut inside as the safer easier option which is easy to defend.
[quote][p][bold]eddyo[/bold] wrote: Cut the twaddle GB. * There are very few players who can play WELL in more than one position. Sure you can stick Rudy in the net, lose Cairney on the wing and play Lowe in the centre of defence but what is the result? How was Lowe at CB? - pants. * Marshall is a midfield wide player. A proper winger? Maybe. But he definitely ain't a centre-forward unless he has discovered some steel and a finishing touch all of a sudden. F@nnying about in training isn't the same as a game. * GB will be telling us Lowe is a central midfielder next.[/p][/quote]Agree yes players can play on either flank but very few can take a full back on down the flank to the bye line and get great accurate cross in unless it is with their favoured foot otherwise they are very predictable and cut inside as the safer easier option which is easy to defend. MattNewcastle
  • Score: -1

6:26pm Tue 22 Jul 14

owd nick says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place.

But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession.

It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.
Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division?

Hmm?
Bribing referees probably helped with that one.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place. But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession. It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.[/p][/quote]Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division? Hmm?[/p][/quote]Bribing referees probably helped with that one. owd nick
  • Score: 0

6:39pm Tue 22 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

steralc wrote:
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Give it a rest for gods sake!! it,s becoming very tedious to put it mildly.
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]Give it a rest for gods sake!! it,s becoming very tedious to put it mildly. noddy57
  • Score: 0

6:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

unclejacklegend says...

owd nick wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
bluerob wrote:
Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct.

Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.
True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though???
I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.
Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on

93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS.

26 wins from 46 games

5 defeats all season

A goal difference of PLUS 35

Yeah, not great football that was it?
The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place.

But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession.

It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.
Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division?

Hmm?
Bribing referees probably helped with that one.
You'll need to pay them off next year too, if you want to stand a chance of staying up. You'll be the embarrassment of the premier league, they'll want you out ASAP. Small, unfashionable clubs get nothing off the refs in the prem. Tough luck
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluerob[/bold] wrote: Good, because we are going to have to mix it to get out of this division. Tippy tappy football is good to watch, but sometimes you have to be a bit more direct. Last season Burnley didn't play great football , but they got the results through good organisation and getting the ball forward down the flanks from the back quickly.[/p][/quote]True, not great football by Burnley but effective in the Championship. Will that work in the Prem though??? I'm quietly confident that if we continue where we left off last season that we will do well and with a little bit of luck with injuries this time , we'll be there about come the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Not great football? Ha ha ha ha ha come on 93 points fellas, that's NINETY THREE POINTS. 26 wins from 46 games 5 defeats all season A goal difference of PLUS 35 Yeah, not great football that was it?[/p][/quote]The majority of Rovers fans congratulated you on what was an amazing season and without a doubt you were worthy of your 2nd place. But dont kid yourself you were the second best team in the league last season, you played a high tempo physical game and moved it forward as soon as you could. Not knocking it, your players were well drilled and organised and knew where the ball was going once you had possession. It worked well for you and we need to adapt some of that in our game this coming season.[/p][/quote]Regarding this 'High tempo physical game' that we apparently played - I wonder if we are the first 'physical' team to win the Fair Play award - as we did last season for having the lowest number of disciplinary points in the ENTIRE division? Hmm?[/p][/quote]Bribing referees probably helped with that one.[/p][/quote]You'll need to pay them off next year too, if you want to stand a chance of staying up. You'll be the embarrassment of the premier league, they'll want you out ASAP. Small, unfashionable clubs get nothing off the refs in the prem. Tough luck unclejacklegend
  • Score: 0

8:28am Wed 23 Jul 14

WheresYourFamousSuicide? says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Roving Mad wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Chuck,

You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc.

I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons?

I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion?

WR
All fair points you make there.

Who knows whether we will stop up or not, the one thing for sure is that we are a completely different animal to the side that got promoted in 2009 - that season we conceded 61 goals on the way to the play-offs and so predictably conceded 80 goals when we got relegated.
This year we have built our team from back to front, boasting a good defensive side that can break at pace and importantly can all pass the ball and only conceded 35 goals in the process.
I think that in the PL you need to take your chances when you are on top in games, and hopefully in Ings and co we have enough about us to make the difference at the top end of the pitch, as well as not conceding stupid amounts of goals like last time.
As with a lot of clubs our main aim is that there are three clubs that finish lower than us this season and that is the height of our ambitions currently - I certainly think we are good enough over the course of the season to accomplish that - and then some.
To be fair this is the most sense you have ever made.
You actually bring up some good points, the only one you have missed though, is Owen Coyle leaving you for Bolton really didn't help. Then there was the farcical appointment of Brian Laws which condemned your club to relegation.
If you can hold on to Dyche all season you will have a very good chance to avoid the drop, however the managerial merry-go-round that happens every season could see him out by January.
Only saw your team twice last season so can't really comment further...
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.[/p][/quote]Chuck, You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc. I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons? I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion? WR[/p][/quote]All fair points you make there. Who knows whether we will stop up or not, the one thing for sure is that we are a completely different animal to the side that got promoted in 2009 - that season we conceded 61 goals on the way to the play-offs and so predictably conceded 80 goals when we got relegated. This year we have built our team from back to front, boasting a good defensive side that can break at pace and importantly can all pass the ball and only conceded 35 goals in the process. I think that in the PL you need to take your chances when you are on top in games, and hopefully in Ings and co we have enough about us to make the difference at the top end of the pitch, as well as not conceding stupid amounts of goals like last time. As with a lot of clubs our main aim is that there are three clubs that finish lower than us this season and that is the height of our ambitions currently - I certainly think we are good enough over the course of the season to accomplish that - and then some.[/p][/quote]To be fair this is the most sense you have ever made. You actually bring up some good points, the only one you have missed though, is Owen Coyle leaving you for Bolton really didn't help. Then there was the farcical appointment of Brian Laws which condemned your club to relegation. If you can hold on to Dyche all season you will have a very good chance to avoid the drop, however the managerial merry-go-round that happens every season could see him out by January. Only saw your team twice last season so can't really comment further... WheresYourFamousSuicide?
  • Score: 2

7:25pm Wed 23 Jul 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Roving Mad wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team.

We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.
Chuck,

You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc.

I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons?

I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion?

WR
18 seasons pal, not 11.....
[quote][p][bold]Roving Mad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: Yes we were well drilled and organised and yes we closed the opposition down quickly, but what we had, which no other team apart from Leicester had was quality in every area of the pitch: The best defence, The best strike force, the best midfield, the best right back, the best keeper and goals from everywhere in the team. We were the complete Championship package last season and that's fine if you choose to dismiss us as playing 'not great football', but it was more than enough for us to smash everyone off the park on our way to a record points haul.[/p][/quote]Chuck, You guys were great last season, and I hope that we have a season as good as yours this time around. But if you are going to persist on commenting on this page then lets be a little clearer on the "record points haul". It my have been for Burnley, but for the league it was a long way off, Leicester went up with 102, Reading with 106 etc, etc. I'm genuinely interested in a sensible reply regarding your chances next season. The PL is tough and Rovers eleven seasons there was a miracle for a small town cub. If Burnley are to stay there then surely like every other club they will have to start spending. Leicester today have spent £8m. And if your manager is good enough to keep you up without spending, do you think that you'll be able to keep him for more than two seasons? I' not looking to be antagonistic, but if you're on this page w may as well have a sensible discussion? WR[/p][/quote]18 seasons pal, not 11..... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
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