Dan Clough column: I think this can be Blackburn Rovers' year

Gary Bowyer

Gary Bowyer

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

ROVERS boss Gary Bowyer says he cannot wait for the season to get under way on Friday night, and I for one join him in that anticipation.

For the first time in the Venky’s era, there is a real sense of optimism and a genuine belief that this season could be the start of something special.

Season ticket sales are up, fans are talking football rather than the boardroom, and the season opener against Cardiff can’t come quickly enough.

Transfer-wise, Rovers have hardly set the world on fire this summer, but it is simply a case of trying to cut their cloth accordingly.

Financial Fair Play is looming and all of the moves since the end of last season have been logical ones.

Shifting David Goodwillie, DJ Campbell, Leon Best and Ruben Rochina off the wage bill will make a big difference.

It was a little sad to see Ruben (right) leave as, like many Rovers fans, I was excited at his potential, but the fact remained he was a luxury player who doesn’t really fit into Bowyer’s system.

Incomings have been, as you would expect when trying to get the wage bill down, few and far between.

But those that have come in have been sensible.

Brown and Varney are not world beaters but they add new options up front, especially if we go up against a rough and ready defence full of six-foot-plus monsters.

And the right back question appears to have been answered, at least in the short term, with Alex Baptiste who could well be the player we desperately needed to fill that spot.

Once Bowyer does complete his transfer activity, and we expect that to be just one or two centre-backs – potentially Jordan Spence – it would be nice to try to bring a couple of the better youth players through.

Jack O’Connell seems to be the best of the bunch, having gone out on loan to Rochdale and ended up as their captain last season.

First team action, at least in some cup games, is the only way to help these lads break through the ranks, and if we are short of defenders they could well get their chance this season.

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11:49am Tue 5 Aug 14

jack went up says...

cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.
cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play. jack went up
  • Score: 11

12:07pm Tue 5 Aug 14

fitz808 says...

jack went up wrote:
cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.
although this league is impossible to predict and the form book is often hurled unceremoniously out of the window, we are definitely a more competitive outfit than last year. this is partly due to new players, partly because of losing disruptive older players and partly because the bowyer blue-print has had further time to bed in.
we've got to be optimistic. even if we weren't promoted this season, i really don't think it would be down to a bad attitude or anything like that. it would just be the competitive nature of the league. and as long as a rovers team doesn't let us down on the pitch, i think we can be happy with that.
roll on friday... and whatever the season brings!
[quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.[/p][/quote]although this league is impossible to predict and the form book is often hurled unceremoniously out of the window, we are definitely a more competitive outfit than last year. this is partly due to new players, partly because of losing disruptive older players and partly because the bowyer blue-print has had further time to bed in. we've got to be optimistic. even if we weren't promoted this season, i really don't think it would be down to a bad attitude or anything like that. it would just be the competitive nature of the league. and as long as a rovers team doesn't let us down on the pitch, i think we can be happy with that. roll on friday... and whatever the season brings! fitz808
  • Score: 8

12:12pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

Reason 1. You're not good enough.
Reason 2. You have no money to spend to improve what you've got.
Reason 3. Financial Fair Play will impose a transfer embargo in January.

You finished a disgraceful 8th in the second division last season, since then your squad is even weaker and you now have a transfer ban to contend with and will be forced to sell more first team players in January to comply with the financial restrictions.

To think that you will be strong enough to compete with the likes of Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff (with £60million parachute payments at their disposal), Derby, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Wigan, Reading, Watford, Wolves, Leeds, and Bolton, is simply nonsense.

Accept your position.
Reason 1. You're not good enough. Reason 2. You have no money to spend to improve what you've got. Reason 3. Financial Fair Play will impose a transfer embargo in January. You finished a disgraceful 8th in the second division last season, since then your squad is even weaker and you now have a transfer ban to contend with and will be forced to sell more first team players in January to comply with the financial restrictions. To think that you will be strong enough to compete with the likes of Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff (with £60million parachute payments at their disposal), Derby, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Wigan, Reading, Watford, Wolves, Leeds, and Bolton, is simply nonsense. Accept your position. Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: -21

12:19pm Tue 5 Aug 14

jack went up says...

fitz808 wrote:
jack went up wrote:
cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.
although this league is impossible to predict and the form book is often hurled unceremoniously out of the window, we are definitely a more competitive outfit than last year. this is partly due to new players, partly because of losing disruptive older players and partly because the bowyer blue-print has had further time to bed in.
we've got to be optimistic. even if we weren't promoted this season, i really don't think it would be down to a bad attitude or anything like that. it would just be the competitive nature of the league. and as long as a rovers team doesn't let us down on the pitch, i think we can be happy with that.
roll on friday... and whatever the season brings!
I think wether you get through this or falter division comes down belief and being brave, going for the 3 points and finishing teams off, there are goals in this side but we will concede, so attack is likely to be our best for of attack. Given the nature of this league you don't always have to beat those around you but what you must do is beat the poorer teams at the bottom , QPR picked up very few points against the top 6 last year but came fourth. Hull lost 15 games the year before and came second.

Fortune favours the brave.
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.[/p][/quote]although this league is impossible to predict and the form book is often hurled unceremoniously out of the window, we are definitely a more competitive outfit than last year. this is partly due to new players, partly because of losing disruptive older players and partly because the bowyer blue-print has had further time to bed in. we've got to be optimistic. even if we weren't promoted this season, i really don't think it would be down to a bad attitude or anything like that. it would just be the competitive nature of the league. and as long as a rovers team doesn't let us down on the pitch, i think we can be happy with that. roll on friday... and whatever the season brings![/p][/quote]I think wether you get through this or falter division comes down belief and being brave, going for the 3 points and finishing teams off, there are goals in this side but we will concede, so attack is likely to be our best for of attack. Given the nature of this league you don't always have to beat those around you but what you must do is beat the poorer teams at the bottom , QPR picked up very few points against the top 6 last year but came fourth. Hull lost 15 games the year before and came second. Fortune favours the brave. jack went up
  • Score: 7

12:20pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Warnie says...

Im also feeling confident about this coming season. I reckon Rhodes will have to be sold. I think the release of last years accounts will be revealing. I truly believe that FFP will hit hard in Jan. Mid table will end up feeling good.
Im also feeling confident about this coming season. I reckon Rhodes will have to be sold. I think the release of last years accounts will be revealing. I truly believe that FFP will hit hard in Jan. Mid table will end up feeling good. Warnie
  • Score: -12

12:22pm Tue 5 Aug 14

jack went up says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Reason 1. You're not good enough.
Reason 2. You have no money to spend to improve what you've got.
Reason 3. Financial Fair Play will impose a transfer embargo in January.

You finished a disgraceful 8th in the second division last season, since then your squad is even weaker and you now have a transfer ban to contend with and will be forced to sell more first team players in January to comply with the financial restrictions.

To think that you will be strong enough to compete with the likes of Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff (with £60million parachute payments at their disposal), Derby, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Wigan, Reading, Watford, Wolves, Leeds, and Bolton, is simply nonsense.

Accept your position.
Did you not finish 8 th the season before last.

Reasons your wrong.

1. You know nothing about football.
2. You keep trying to buy all these teams players so weakening these sides .
3. I do not care in the slightest what you think
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Reason 1. You're not good enough. Reason 2. You have no money to spend to improve what you've got. Reason 3. Financial Fair Play will impose a transfer embargo in January. You finished a disgraceful 8th in the second division last season, since then your squad is even weaker and you now have a transfer ban to contend with and will be forced to sell more first team players in January to comply with the financial restrictions. To think that you will be strong enough to compete with the likes of Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff (with £60million parachute payments at their disposal), Derby, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Wigan, Reading, Watford, Wolves, Leeds, and Bolton, is simply nonsense. Accept your position.[/p][/quote]Did you not finish 8 th the season before last. Reasons your wrong. 1. You know nothing about football. 2. You keep trying to buy all these teams players so weakening these sides . 3. I do not care in the slightest what you think jack went up
  • Score: 14

12:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Look Up Blackburn says...

You can't expect to get any acceptance from the Blackburn fans of their new position. They simply cannot process the facts at the moment. I did think it would have started to sink in by now but alas they are still struggling to take in the enormity of our progress and the scale of their own demise.

It makes them sick with jealousy and leaves them with only a bitter and twisted wishlist that, should all the items come true, will reverse the last four years and put them back in the Premier League and us below them.

The sad truth however is that the horse has already bolted while they are struggling to lock the stable door. The days of Blackburn Rovers as any kind of competition to Burnley FC are now in the past, their future is in the lower leagues whilst we now benefit from the vast wealth of the Premier League and the knowledge that we have achieved this the right way through the hard work and dedication of a very talented and modest group of players, under the supervision of the best young English manager in a generation.

We have utterly destroyed their dreams. You'll never beat the Rovers?, 34 Years? etc., all taken from them.

It's all gone so tragically wrong for them in 4 short years and that's why they cannot accept their position such is the anger and bile that now engulfs their miserable and hate-filled existence.

Laugh at them. Laugh at their desperation. Laugh at their jealousy.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.xx
You can't expect to get any acceptance from the Blackburn fans of their new position. They simply cannot process the facts at the moment. I did think it would have started to sink in by now but alas they are still struggling to take in the enormity of our progress and the scale of their own demise. It makes them sick with jealousy and leaves them with only a bitter and twisted wishlist that, should all the items come true, will reverse the last four years and put them back in the Premier League and us below them. The sad truth however is that the horse has already bolted while they are struggling to lock the stable door. The days of Blackburn Rovers as any kind of competition to Burnley FC are now in the past, their future is in the lower leagues whilst we now benefit from the vast wealth of the Premier League and the knowledge that we have achieved this the right way through the hard work and dedication of a very talented and modest group of players, under the supervision of the best young English manager in a generation. We have utterly destroyed their dreams. You'll never beat the Rovers?, 34 Years? etc., all taken from them. It's all gone so tragically wrong for them in 4 short years and that's why they cannot accept their position such is the anger and bile that now engulfs their miserable and hate-filled existence. Laugh at them. Laugh at their desperation. Laugh at their jealousy. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.xx Look Up Blackburn
  • Score: -13

1:04pm Tue 5 Aug 14

jack went up says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
You can't expect to get any acceptance from the Blackburn fans of their new position. They simply cannot process the facts at the moment. I did think it would have started to sink in by now but alas they are still struggling to take in the enormity of our progress and the scale of their own demise.

It makes them sick with jealousy and leaves them with only a bitter and twisted wishlist that, should all the items come true, will reverse the last four years and put them back in the Premier League and us below them.

The sad truth however is that the horse has already bolted while they are struggling to lock the stable door. The days of Blackburn Rovers as any kind of competition to Burnley FC are now in the past, their future is in the lower leagues whilst we now benefit from the vast wealth of the Premier League and the knowledge that we have achieved this the right way through the hard work and dedication of a very talented and modest group of players, under the supervision of the best young English manager in a generation.

We have utterly destroyed their dreams. You'll never beat the Rovers?, 34 Years? etc., all taken from them.

It's all gone so tragically wrong for them in 4 short years and that's why they cannot accept their position such is the anger and bile that now engulfs their miserable and hate-filled existence.

Laugh at them. Laugh at their desperation. Laugh at their jealousy.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.xx
wow your in depth knowledge of football really has taken me a back, the way you have described why Blackburn should not be able to compete with the other teams in this league should get you a place on sky sports.

Are you really a burnley fan , I think not a real Burnley fan would not have made the 8th place slip up. Your just a wind up with no real knowledge of football what so ever, get back to world of warcraft
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: You can't expect to get any acceptance from the Blackburn fans of their new position. They simply cannot process the facts at the moment. I did think it would have started to sink in by now but alas they are still struggling to take in the enormity of our progress and the scale of their own demise. It makes them sick with jealousy and leaves them with only a bitter and twisted wishlist that, should all the items come true, will reverse the last four years and put them back in the Premier League and us below them. The sad truth however is that the horse has already bolted while they are struggling to lock the stable door. The days of Blackburn Rovers as any kind of competition to Burnley FC are now in the past, their future is in the lower leagues whilst we now benefit from the vast wealth of the Premier League and the knowledge that we have achieved this the right way through the hard work and dedication of a very talented and modest group of players, under the supervision of the best young English manager in a generation. We have utterly destroyed their dreams. You'll never beat the Rovers?, 34 Years? etc., all taken from them. It's all gone so tragically wrong for them in 4 short years and that's why they cannot accept their position such is the anger and bile that now engulfs their miserable and hate-filled existence. Laugh at them. Laugh at their desperation. Laugh at their jealousy. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.xx[/p][/quote]wow your in depth knowledge of football really has taken me a back, the way you have described why Blackburn should not be able to compete with the other teams in this league should get you a place on sky sports. Are you really a burnley fan , I think not a real Burnley fan would not have made the 8th place slip up. Your just a wind up with no real knowledge of football what so ever, get back to world of warcraft jack went up
  • Score: 11

3:06pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Frisson says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
You can't expect to get any acceptance from the Blackburn fans of their new position. They simply cannot process the facts at the moment. I did think it would have started to sink in by now but alas they are still struggling to take in the enormity of our progress and the scale of their own demise.

It makes them sick with jealousy and leaves them with only a bitter and twisted wishlist that, should all the items come true, will reverse the last four years and put them back in the Premier League and us below them.

The sad truth however is that the horse has already bolted while they are struggling to lock the stable door. The days of Blackburn Rovers as any kind of competition to Burnley FC are now in the past, their future is in the lower leagues whilst we now benefit from the vast wealth of the Premier League and the knowledge that we have achieved this the right way through the hard work and dedication of a very talented and modest group of players, under the supervision of the best young English manager in a generation.

We have utterly destroyed their dreams. You'll never beat the Rovers?, 34 Years? etc., all taken from them.

It's all gone so tragically wrong for them in 4 short years and that's why they cannot accept their position such is the anger and bile that now engulfs their miserable and hate-filled existence.

Laugh at them. Laugh at their desperation. Laugh at their jealousy.

Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.xx
I see Super Claret has a new user name. What a fool. You just worry about your little boys playing with the men and we will concentrate on our job at hand then come back to me at the end of next season and we will take it from there eh PAL!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: You can't expect to get any acceptance from the Blackburn fans of their new position. They simply cannot process the facts at the moment. I did think it would have started to sink in by now but alas they are still struggling to take in the enormity of our progress and the scale of their own demise. It makes them sick with jealousy and leaves them with only a bitter and twisted wishlist that, should all the items come true, will reverse the last four years and put them back in the Premier League and us below them. The sad truth however is that the horse has already bolted while they are struggling to lock the stable door. The days of Blackburn Rovers as any kind of competition to Burnley FC are now in the past, their future is in the lower leagues whilst we now benefit from the vast wealth of the Premier League and the knowledge that we have achieved this the right way through the hard work and dedication of a very talented and modest group of players, under the supervision of the best young English manager in a generation. We have utterly destroyed their dreams. You'll never beat the Rovers?, 34 Years? etc., all taken from them. It's all gone so tragically wrong for them in 4 short years and that's why they cannot accept their position such is the anger and bile that now engulfs their miserable and hate-filled existence. Laugh at them. Laugh at their desperation. Laugh at their jealousy. Blackburn Rovers are staying down forever.xx[/p][/quote]I see Super Claret has a new user name. What a fool. You just worry about your little boys playing with the men and we will concentrate on our job at hand then come back to me at the end of next season and we will take it from there eh PAL!!!!! Frisson
  • Score: 9

4:17pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

This is our year, well next to be precise - League 1 here we come....
This is our year, well next to be precise - League 1 here we come.... Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -6

5:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

owd nick says...

fitz808 wrote:
jack went up wrote:
cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.
although this league is impossible to predict and the form book is often hurled unceremoniously out of the window, we are definitely a more competitive outfit than last year. this is partly due to new players, partly because of losing disruptive older players and partly because the bowyer blue-print has had further time to bed in.
we've got to be optimistic. even if we weren't promoted this season, i really don't think it would be down to a bad attitude or anything like that. it would just be the competitive nature of the league. and as long as a rovers team doesn't let us down on the pitch, i think we can be happy with that.
roll on friday... and whatever the season brings!
Couldn't agree more, it's going to be tough, I reckon there are going to be nine or ten sides challenging for the top six spots so anyone who does get there at the end of the season will deserve it.

I would certainly expect a play off place this season as a minimum, we have a decent squad to choose from, a bit more luck with injuries for once wouldn't go amiss.

We have to get off to a good start and make no mistake, Cardiff will be a real test on Friday, if it hadn't been for their idiot owner I believe they would still be in the PL this season so I expect and am looking forward to a good game.
[quote][p][bold]fitz808[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.[/p][/quote]although this league is impossible to predict and the form book is often hurled unceremoniously out of the window, we are definitely a more competitive outfit than last year. this is partly due to new players, partly because of losing disruptive older players and partly because the bowyer blue-print has had further time to bed in. we've got to be optimistic. even if we weren't promoted this season, i really don't think it would be down to a bad attitude or anything like that. it would just be the competitive nature of the league. and as long as a rovers team doesn't let us down on the pitch, i think we can be happy with that. roll on friday... and whatever the season brings![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, it's going to be tough, I reckon there are going to be nine or ten sides challenging for the top six spots so anyone who does get there at the end of the season will deserve it. I would certainly expect a play off place this season as a minimum, we have a decent squad to choose from, a bit more luck with injuries for once wouldn't go amiss. We have to get off to a good start and make no mistake, Cardiff will be a real test on Friday, if it hadn't been for their idiot owner I believe they would still be in the PL this season so I expect and am looking forward to a good game. owd nick
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Pembina says...

Look Up Blackburn wrote:
Reason 1. You're not good enough.
Reason 2. You have no money to spend to improve what you've got.
Reason 3. Financial Fair Play will impose a transfer embargo in January.

You finished a disgraceful 8th in the second division last season, since then your squad is even weaker and you now have a transfer ban to contend with and will be forced to sell more first team players in January to comply with the financial restrictions.

To think that you will be strong enough to compete with the likes of Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff (with £60million parachute payments at their disposal), Derby, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Wigan, Reading, Watford, Wolves, Leeds, and Bolton, is simply nonsense.

Accept your position.
NO
[quote][p][bold]Look Up Blackburn[/bold] wrote: Reason 1. You're not good enough. Reason 2. You have no money to spend to improve what you've got. Reason 3. Financial Fair Play will impose a transfer embargo in January. You finished a disgraceful 8th in the second division last season, since then your squad is even weaker and you now have a transfer ban to contend with and will be forced to sell more first team players in January to comply with the financial restrictions. To think that you will be strong enough to compete with the likes of Fulham, Norwich and Cardiff (with £60million parachute payments at their disposal), Derby, Nottingham Forest, Brighton, Wigan, Reading, Watford, Wolves, Leeds, and Bolton, is simply nonsense. Accept your position.[/p][/quote]NO Pembina
  • Score: 2

6:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

You know what is really disappointing? The same posters who complain about certain Blues on the Clarets stories are on here with a huge spoon. Why?

I have more or less given up posting on any story now as it descends to playground namecalling 99% of the time.

Those with their heads screwed on know full well that what Burnley achieved last season was nothing less than staggering. However I don't think any Rovers fan, even if they appreciate what happened last season from a football point of view need it ramming down their throats at every opportunity.

I think you will compete better this time around, however the scramble will be even tighter for a top 6 spot. So many look strong and I think you could even throw Wolves and Rotherham into the mix after a busy summer.

However, best of luck. Here's to nine months of ups, downs and the constant exchanging of, ahem, pleasantries.
You know what is really disappointing? The same posters who complain about certain Blues on the Clarets stories are on here with a huge spoon. Why? I have more or less given up posting on any story now as it descends to playground namecalling 99% of the time. Those with their heads screwed on know full well that what Burnley achieved last season was nothing less than staggering. However I don't think any Rovers fan, even if they appreciate what happened last season from a football point of view need it ramming down their throats at every opportunity. I think you will compete better this time around, however the scramble will be even tighter for a top 6 spot. So many look strong and I think you could even throw Wolves and Rotherham into the mix after a busy summer. However, best of luck. Here's to nine months of ups, downs and the constant exchanging of, ahem, pleasantries. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 7

7:07pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
You know what is really disappointing? The same posters who complain about certain Blues on the Clarets stories are on here with a huge spoon. Why?

I have more or less given up posting on any story now as it descends to playground namecalling 99% of the time.

Those with their heads screwed on know full well that what Burnley achieved last season was nothing less than staggering. However I don't think any Rovers fan, even if they appreciate what happened last season from a football point of view need it ramming down their throats at every opportunity.

I think you will compete better this time around, however the scramble will be even tighter for a top 6 spot. So many look strong and I think you could even throw Wolves and Rotherham into the mix after a busy summer.

However, best of luck. Here's to nine months of ups, downs and the constant exchanging of, ahem, pleasantries.
I don't know many Rovers fans who don't recognise the job that Dyche did last season. Especially when compared to the recent managerial shenanigans at Ewood.

Of course you expect banter but there's something seriously wrong with some of the posters on here (of both teams) that turns things into a perpetual game of puerile paranoid nonsense.

As for Rovers this season, I'll think we'll be in the mix, towards the end of last season we looked a like a team for the first time in ages, midfield and attack look sorted, just need get the balance right in defence.

I'm not sure about your chances this season, if Dyche can get a siege mentality going and Ings finds his feet in the Prem you could be in with a chance, I still think you need to recruit a bit more genuine quality.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: You know what is really disappointing? The same posters who complain about certain Blues on the Clarets stories are on here with a huge spoon. Why? I have more or less given up posting on any story now as it descends to playground namecalling 99% of the time. Those with their heads screwed on know full well that what Burnley achieved last season was nothing less than staggering. However I don't think any Rovers fan, even if they appreciate what happened last season from a football point of view need it ramming down their throats at every opportunity. I think you will compete better this time around, however the scramble will be even tighter for a top 6 spot. So many look strong and I think you could even throw Wolves and Rotherham into the mix after a busy summer. However, best of luck. Here's to nine months of ups, downs and the constant exchanging of, ahem, pleasantries.[/p][/quote]I don't know many Rovers fans who don't recognise the job that Dyche did last season. Especially when compared to the recent managerial shenanigans at Ewood. Of course you expect banter but there's something seriously wrong with some of the posters on here (of both teams) that turns things into a perpetual game of puerile paranoid nonsense. As for Rovers this season, I'll think we'll be in the mix, towards the end of last season we looked a like a team for the first time in ages, midfield and attack look sorted, just need get the balance right in defence. I'm not sure about your chances this season, if Dyche can get a siege mentality going and Ings finds his feet in the Prem you could be in with a chance, I still think you need to recruit a bit more genuine quality. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 4

7:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.
I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -5

8:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

jack went up wrote:
cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.
I can. Does FFP mean anything to you? Do you understand what a transfer embargo is?
If you don't know........oh dear.
[quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: cant really see a good reason why we wont be in the hat this year. A good rebuilding job been done and I am actually enjoying the style of play.[/p][/quote]I can. Does FFP mean anything to you? Do you understand what a transfer embargo is? If you don't know........oh dear. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: -8

10:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.
Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ?

But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"!
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.[/p][/quote]Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ? But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"! Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.
Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ?

But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"!
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.[/p][/quote]Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ? But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"! Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 2

11:03pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Bill Carson says...

To all the Bonleh fans obsessed with the Rovers pages, please do us all a favour and fcuk-off! If you really think your team will survive beyond your previous false dawn with the nations elite, please state your case on your own pages. So far BFC's failings to make any impact in the transfer market speaks volumes about the desire to do otherwise, other than replicate Blackpool's kamikaze embarrassment of a football club. The claret will turn to vinegar yet again and the Dingles forever sour.
To all the Bonleh fans obsessed with the Rovers pages, please do us all a favour and fcuk-off! If you really think your team will survive beyond your previous false dawn with the nations elite, please state your case on your own pages. So far BFC's failings to make any impact in the transfer market speaks volumes about the desire to do otherwise, other than replicate Blackpool's kamikaze embarrassment of a football club. The claret will turn to vinegar yet again and the Dingles forever sour. Bill Carson
  • Score: 4

12:22am Wed 6 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

l can see it now when the new season finishes. Blackburn regaining their rightful place in the premiership and Burnley regaining their,s in the championship. Now that,s what l call a good season. C O Y B.
l can see it now when the new season finishes. Blackburn regaining their rightful place in the premiership and Burnley regaining their,s in the championship. Now that,s what l call a good season. C O Y B. noddy57
  • Score: 3

8:53am Wed 6 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote:
I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.
Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ?

But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"!
spot on there matey - Premier LEague Burnley
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.[/p][/quote]Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ? But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"![/p][/quote]spot on there matey - Premier LEague Burnley Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

8:54am Wed 6 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Bill Carson wrote:
To all the Bonleh fans obsessed with the Rovers pages, please do us all a favour and fcuk-off! If you really think your team will survive beyond your previous false dawn with the nations elite, please state your case on your own pages. So far BFC's failings to make any impact in the transfer market speaks volumes about the desire to do otherwise, other than replicate Blackpool's kamikaze embarrassment of a football club. The claret will turn to vinegar yet again and the Dingles forever sour.
I guess when you lot keep off our pages - then the PLEB boys will do the same here.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: To all the Bonleh fans obsessed with the Rovers pages, please do us all a favour and fcuk-off! If you really think your team will survive beyond your previous false dawn with the nations elite, please state your case on your own pages. So far BFC's failings to make any impact in the transfer market speaks volumes about the desire to do otherwise, other than replicate Blackpool's kamikaze embarrassment of a football club. The claret will turn to vinegar yet again and the Dingles forever sour.[/p][/quote]I guess when you lot keep off our pages - then the PLEB boys will do the same here. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

8:55am Wed 6 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Its Only a game boy wrote:
Mr Ted Maul wrote:
Its Only a game boy wrote: I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.
Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ? But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"!
spot on there matey - Premier LEague Burnley
Good effort.
[quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Its Only a game boy[/bold] wrote: I would be very happy for the B......ds to stay on here and the Premier League Burnley fans to stay on their own page as well. None of this pretending to be PLB fans to wind us all up.[/p][/quote]Is PLB an abbreviation of "Pleb" ? But seriously, gave a word with a few of the Claret posters as well, there's a few of them who've gone a bit "Total Recall"![/p][/quote]spot on there matey - Premier LEague Burnley[/p][/quote]Good effort. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 0

9:11am Wed 6 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

We only deal in FACTS ........
We only deal in FACTS ........ Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -1

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