Blackburn Rovers ace Craig Conway determined to start season with bang against former club

Craig Conway

Craig Conway

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BLACKBURN Rovers winger Craig Conway admits he could not have scripted it better that a season that he hopes will end in promotion to the Premier League starts with a clash against his former club Cardiff City.

Rovers kick start the entire Football League campaign tomorrow night when they welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s relegated side to Ewood Park for a live Sky Sports clash (7.45pm).

And Conway cannot wait. The 29-year-old spent two-and-a-half-years at the Bluebirds and played a key role in helping them win the Championship in 2013. But Conway, firstly under Malky MacKay and then under current Cardiff boss Solskjaer, did not see a minute’s action in the top flight.

That led him to jumping at the chance to join Rovers on January transfer deadline day.

After scoring four goals and making 13 more in 18 games in the second half of last season, the Scotland international is ready to get his first full campaign with the club under way – starting against his old employers.

“I couldn’t have written it,” said Conway, whose goal in a 1-1 draw at Rovers’ bitter rivals Burnley in April 2013 secured the Championship title for Cardiff.

“I’m looking forward to it. I had a fantastic time at Cardiff, getting promotion and winning the league.

“The last six months wasn’t enjoyable but the first two years were brilliant.

“I played a lot of games and played a big part of it and loved every minute of it, so I’ve got a lot of memories.

“But I’m a Blackburn player now and that’s where my thoughts firmly lie.

“So hopefully we can get three points in front of our home fans.”

Conway started his career at Ayr United and made his name at Dundee United before joining the Bluebirds in June 2011.

Tomorrow night’s match will be the first time that the set-piece specialist, who had a successful loan spell at Brighton & Hove Albion before he made a £100,000 move to Rovers, has faced one of his former clubs.

And Conway said: “I can’t remember playing against one of my previous teams before so it will be interesting.”

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9:38am Thu 7 Aug 14

Nuttall Street says...

If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen Nuttall Street
  • Score: -32

9:49am Thu 7 Aug 14

jack went up says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen[/p][/quote]no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things. jack went up
  • Score: 32

9:53am Thu 7 Aug 14

owd nick says...

GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player.

There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season.

Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days.

Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton

Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.
GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player. There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season. Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days. Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing. owd nick
  • Score: 15

10:00am Thu 7 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
Like relying on you for support !
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen[/p][/quote]Like relying on you for support ! greenscreener
  • Score: 17

10:01am Thu 7 Aug 14

Rishtonian says...

jack went up wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.
Get real Jack!
So you say that the past Scottish managers from Man United , Liverpool and Everton are no good
[quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen[/p][/quote]no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.[/p][/quote]Get real Jack! So you say that the past Scottish managers from Man United , Liverpool and Everton are no good Rishtonian
  • Score: -2

10:02am Thu 7 Aug 14

jack went up says...

Rishtonian wrote:
jack went up wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.
Get real Jack!
So you say that the past Scottish managers from Man United , Liverpool and Everton are no good
its sarcasm
[quote][p][bold]Rishtonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen[/p][/quote]no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.[/p][/quote]Get real Jack! So you say that the past Scottish managers from Man United , Liverpool and Everton are no good[/p][/quote]its sarcasm jack went up
  • Score: 19

10:27am Thu 7 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

is that a picture of b....ds 1 v 2 Burnley?
is that a picture of b....ds 1 v 2 Burnley? Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -12

10:32am Thu 7 Aug 14

Welsh Rover says...

owd nick wrote:
GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player.

There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season.

Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days.

Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton

Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.
There was a 'Daily Debate' article on www.teamtalk.com a couple of days ago where two of their staff (not exactly a broad spectrum, I know) selected their picks for automatic promotion. One went for Cardiff and Wigan, but the other went for Norwich and Rovers. Their reason for choosing us was pretty much the same reason the likes of Leicester and Burnley got promotion last season: a settled squad with a good blend of youth and experience, and a manager who has been allowed to get on with the job in hand.

I know some of the trolls on here like to refer to Bowyer as a 'bib and cones' man, but when you consider what he had to do with the squad last season, whilst contending with some pretty serious injuries, finishing 2 points out of the play-offs was still a pretty remarkable achievement.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player. There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season. Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days. Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.[/p][/quote]There was a 'Daily Debate' article on www.teamtalk.com a couple of days ago where two of their staff (not exactly a broad spectrum, I know) selected their picks for automatic promotion. One went for Cardiff and Wigan, but the other went for Norwich and Rovers. Their reason for choosing us was pretty much the same reason the likes of Leicester and Burnley got promotion last season: a settled squad with a good blend of youth and experience, and a manager who has been allowed to get on with the job in hand. I know some of the trolls on here like to refer to Bowyer as a 'bib and cones' man, but when you consider what he had to do with the squad last season, whilst contending with some pretty serious injuries, finishing 2 points out of the play-offs was still a pretty remarkable achievement. Welsh Rover
  • Score: 13

10:37am Thu 7 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Craig Conway needs to get real if he things we're capable of making any kind of bang this season. Bowyer has weakened our squad significantly during the close season and the latest gaff of letting Leon Best move to our "promotion rivals" while we foot the bill for the majority of his obscene salary is just another reason why we cannot hope to compete.

We need to accept that under Bowyer we are instantly at a disadvantage. I'd give my right plum for a Sean Dyche at Rovers this season. A poor start against Cardiff puts us under immense pressure with two tough away games at Blackpool and Norwich to follow. A bad start in the first few games and heads will drop. Is Bowyer really the man to drag us towards the play-off's, personally I don't see it happening.
Craig Conway needs to get real if he things we're capable of making any kind of bang this season. Bowyer has weakened our squad significantly during the close season and the latest gaff of letting Leon Best move to our "promotion rivals" while we foot the bill for the majority of his obscene salary is just another reason why we cannot hope to compete. We need to accept that under Bowyer we are instantly at a disadvantage. I'd give my right plum for a Sean Dyche at Rovers this season. A poor start against Cardiff puts us under immense pressure with two tough away games at Blackpool and Norwich to follow. A bad start in the first few games and heads will drop. Is Bowyer really the man to drag us towards the play-off's, personally I don't see it happening. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -10

10:37am Thu 7 Aug 14

steralc says...

Nice headline picture
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Nice headline picture You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed steralc
  • Score: -11

10:39am Thu 7 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's.

Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!!

I hate Burnley.
So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's. Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!! I hate Burnley. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -4

10:51am Thu 7 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's.

Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!!

I hate Burnley.
Operative word there is ...' if '

the reason being - you were simply not good enough
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's. Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!! I hate Burnley.[/p][/quote]Operative word there is ...' if ' the reason being - you were simply not good enough Its Only a game boy
  • Score: -7

11:07am Thu 7 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Conway's proven to be another very shrewd purchase by Bowyer, him and Marshall/King on the wings should provide plenty of chances.

It's also funny to see that poor little harmless Dooperclaret has reverted back to his frankly insane "troll doing an impression of another troll" routine. Has he nothing else more productive to do with his life than flagellate himself on here on an hourly basis?
Conway's proven to be another very shrewd purchase by Bowyer, him and Marshall/King on the wings should provide plenty of chances. It's also funny to see that poor little harmless Dooperclaret has reverted back to his frankly insane "troll doing an impression of another troll" routine. Has he nothing else more productive to do with his life than flagellate himself on here on an hourly basis? Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: -2

11:17am Thu 7 Aug 14

MatthewCA says...

Conway - a quality player who got missed out by cardiff, Gestede Got out from cardiff.

This two players can show , how good you are aganist pervious team mates. Which prove GB is taken a interest in talent on certian positions.

This season - I feel Conway/Cairney/Corry
. This triple C's will rule for Balckburn in the midfield.
Conway - a quality player who got missed out by cardiff, Gestede Got out from cardiff. This two players can show , how good you are aganist pervious team mates. Which prove GB is taken a interest in talent on certian positions. This season - I feel Conway/Cairney/Corry . This triple C's will rule for Balckburn in the midfield. MatthewCA
  • Score: 4

11:25am Thu 7 Aug 14

DarwenEndDrummer says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's.

Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!!

I hate Burnley.
oh wow!! burnley are so much better than rovers arent they! Lets all act cocky before we get bummed by Chelsea next week..... your opening six games and your summer budget transfers make a good joke... does dyche shop at home bargains??

anyway... It took you f**kwits thirty five years to beat us (you still havent beaten us at your ground for longer than that) so congratulations. It was bound to happen eventually....... i know how excited you must be, but it doesnt bother us one bit and ill tell you why you are wasting your energy posting your bile on here...

You are about to be enjoying your second ever season in the prem, however, just imagine how many times we've enjoyed that feeling in the last twenty years, playing in europe,, winning trophies, even sitting high in the top half of the table made us all proud many a season, getting far in the FA cup and League cup without winning it dwarfed your season year in year out, we were playing in europe laughing at you having home league crowds of as low as 6,000 watching garbage every week. we've all had more premier league season tickets than your hands have digits, and thats for those of us that have had more than two!! So just remember, when we were in the prem we didnt even bother to check you're results because we didnt care.

The difference is, your board has no ambition, and you WILL be relegated and you know it, which is why you're still OBSESSED with us... Funny thing is though we're likely to get promoted this season so we will end up swapping places. oh dear!!!!

Oh and by the way how is the Lansbury publicity stunt going at present? i heard you all fell hook line and sinker for the troy deeney one.... you aint gonna sign anyone. you are being ripped off. accept your fate.

tin pot players tunnel, wooden seats, gilks, sordell (hahaha), Reid, Ings refusing to sign a new deal, no ambition whatsoever, Lee Hoos' new million pound Yacht, astronomical season ticket prices..... the list goes on....

have any of you enquired about getting your retainers back yet? hahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's. Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!! I hate Burnley.[/p][/quote]oh wow!! burnley are so much better than rovers arent they! Lets all act cocky before we get bummed by Chelsea next week..... your opening six games and your summer budget transfers make a good joke... does dyche shop at home bargains?? anyway... It took you f**kwits thirty five years to beat us (you still havent beaten us at your ground for longer than that) so congratulations. It was bound to happen eventually....... i know how excited you must be, but it doesnt bother us one bit and ill tell you why you are wasting your energy posting your bile on here... You are about to be enjoying your second ever season in the prem, however, just imagine how many times we've enjoyed that feeling in the last twenty years, playing in europe,, winning trophies, even sitting high in the top half of the table made us all proud many a season, getting far in the FA cup and League cup without winning it dwarfed your season year in year out, we were playing in europe laughing at you having home league crowds of as low as 6,000 watching garbage every week. we've all had more premier league season tickets than your hands have digits, and thats for those of us that have had more than two!! So just remember, when we were in the prem we didnt even bother to check you're results because we didnt care. The difference is, your board has no ambition, and you WILL be relegated and you know it, which is why you're still OBSESSED with us... Funny thing is though we're likely to get promoted this season so we will end up swapping places. oh dear!!!! Oh and by the way how is the Lansbury publicity stunt going at present? i heard you all fell hook line and sinker for the troy deeney one.... you aint gonna sign anyone. you are being ripped off. accept your fate. tin pot players tunnel, wooden seats, gilks, sordell (hahaha), Reid, Ings refusing to sign a new deal, no ambition whatsoever, Lee Hoos' new million pound Yacht, astronomical season ticket prices..... the list goes on.... have any of you enquired about getting your retainers back yet? hahahahaha DarwenEndDrummer
  • Score: 12

11:46am Thu 7 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

DarwenEndDrummer wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's.

Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!!

I hate Burnley.
oh wow!! burnley are so much better than rovers arent they! Lets all act cocky before we get bummed by Chelsea next week..... your opening six games and your summer budget transfers make a good joke... does dyche shop at home bargains??

anyway... It took you f**kwits thirty five years to beat us (you still havent beaten us at your ground for longer than that) so congratulations. It was bound to happen eventually....... i know how excited you must be, but it doesnt bother us one bit and ill tell you why you are wasting your energy posting your bile on here...

You are about to be enjoying your second ever season in the prem, however, just imagine how many times we've enjoyed that feeling in the last twenty years, playing in europe,, winning trophies, even sitting high in the top half of the table made us all proud many a season, getting far in the FA cup and League cup without winning it dwarfed your season year in year out, we were playing in europe laughing at you having home league crowds of as low as 6,000 watching garbage every week. we've all had more premier league season tickets than your hands have digits, and thats for those of us that have had more than two!! So just remember, when we were in the prem we didnt even bother to check you're results because we didnt care.

The difference is, your board has no ambition, and you WILL be relegated and you know it, which is why you're still OBSESSED with us... Funny thing is though we're likely to get promoted this season so we will end up swapping places. oh dear!!!!

Oh and by the way how is the Lansbury publicity stunt going at present? i heard you all fell hook line and sinker for the troy deeney one.... you aint gonna sign anyone. you are being ripped off. accept your fate.

tin pot players tunnel, wooden seats, gilks, sordell (hahaha), Reid, Ings refusing to sign a new deal, no ambition whatsoever, Lee Hoos' new million pound Yacht, astronomical season ticket prices..... the list goes on....

have any of you enquired about getting your retainers back yet? hahahahaha
But the thing is we've not beaten that lot in 5 long years, and when it came down to it, when it really mattered, when our play off hopes were hanging in the balance, when all we had to do was beat them at home, we failed. I honestly dont know how us Rovers fans will ever live it down. The dingles have achieved their place in the Premier League on merit whereas we needed the millions of Jack Walker and later the Walker Trust to get there. In all honesty we occupied a false position that was entirely funded by Walker and when the Trust sold us off we instantly found our true level. We should all accept where we are and deal with it. Trying to put a brave face on it in front of Burnley supporters by listing historical statistics is frankly embarrassing. While we are comforting our bruised ego's with stories from history, that lot down the road are making history. They are doing exactly what we need our club to do but sadly we have neither the quality on the pitch nor the talent off it to achieve what they have.

Wake up and smell the poultry.

They have left us in their wake, we need to rebuild our club from the bottom up and I assure you there will be no quick fix once we are under a transfer embargo. I for one am seriously concerned about where our future lies from January onwards.
[quote][p][bold]DarwenEndDrummer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: So we finished two point of the play-off's. If we'd beaten those dirty dingles we have been IN THE PLAY-OFF's. Why couldn't we beat them. WHY WHY WHY!!! I hate Burnley.[/p][/quote]oh wow!! burnley are so much better than rovers arent they! Lets all act cocky before we get bummed by Chelsea next week..... your opening six games and your summer budget transfers make a good joke... does dyche shop at home bargains?? anyway... It took you f**kwits thirty five years to beat us (you still havent beaten us at your ground for longer than that) so congratulations. It was bound to happen eventually....... i know how excited you must be, but it doesnt bother us one bit and ill tell you why you are wasting your energy posting your bile on here... You are about to be enjoying your second ever season in the prem, however, just imagine how many times we've enjoyed that feeling in the last twenty years, playing in europe,, winning trophies, even sitting high in the top half of the table made us all proud many a season, getting far in the FA cup and League cup without winning it dwarfed your season year in year out, we were playing in europe laughing at you having home league crowds of as low as 6,000 watching garbage every week. we've all had more premier league season tickets than your hands have digits, and thats for those of us that have had more than two!! So just remember, when we were in the prem we didnt even bother to check you're results because we didnt care. The difference is, your board has no ambition, and you WILL be relegated and you know it, which is why you're still OBSESSED with us... Funny thing is though we're likely to get promoted this season so we will end up swapping places. oh dear!!!! Oh and by the way how is the Lansbury publicity stunt going at present? i heard you all fell hook line and sinker for the troy deeney one.... you aint gonna sign anyone. you are being ripped off. accept your fate. tin pot players tunnel, wooden seats, gilks, sordell (hahaha), Reid, Ings refusing to sign a new deal, no ambition whatsoever, Lee Hoos' new million pound Yacht, astronomical season ticket prices..... the list goes on.... have any of you enquired about getting your retainers back yet? hahahahaha[/p][/quote]But the thing is we've not beaten that lot in 5 long years, and when it came down to it, when it really mattered, when our play off hopes were hanging in the balance, when all we had to do was beat them at home, we failed. I honestly dont know how us Rovers fans will ever live it down. The dingles have achieved their place in the Premier League on merit whereas we needed the millions of Jack Walker and later the Walker Trust to get there. In all honesty we occupied a false position that was entirely funded by Walker and when the Trust sold us off we instantly found our true level. We should all accept where we are and deal with it. Trying to put a brave face on it in front of Burnley supporters by listing historical statistics is frankly embarrassing. While we are comforting our bruised ego's with stories from history, that lot down the road are making history. They are doing exactly what we need our club to do but sadly we have neither the quality on the pitch nor the talent off it to achieve what they have. Wake up and smell the poultry. They have left us in their wake, we need to rebuild our club from the bottom up and I assure you there will be no quick fix once we are under a transfer embargo. I for one am seriously concerned about where our future lies from January onwards. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -7

11:50am Thu 7 Aug 14

Welsh Rover says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
Conway's proven to be another very shrewd purchase by Bowyer, him and Marshall/King on the wings should provide plenty of chances.

It's also funny to see that poor little harmless Dooperclaret has reverted back to his frankly insane "troll doing an impression of another troll" routine. Has he nothing else more productive to do with his life than flagellate himself on here on an hourly basis?
I speak to a lot of Cardiff fans who holiday in Tenby and none of them can understand why Conway wasn't given a chance in the Premier League, especially as he was key to their league win and subsequent promotion the season before. (It's strange to think that had Marshall not got injured when he did, we wouldn't have gone in for Conway and now be blessed with both players on our flanks!)

As for Gestede, the Cardiff fans weren't bothered when he left but a lot of them were very impressed with his improvement under Bowyer's tutelage.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: Conway's proven to be another very shrewd purchase by Bowyer, him and Marshall/King on the wings should provide plenty of chances. It's also funny to see that poor little harmless Dooperclaret has reverted back to his frankly insane "troll doing an impression of another troll" routine. Has he nothing else more productive to do with his life than flagellate himself on here on an hourly basis?[/p][/quote]I speak to a lot of Cardiff fans who holiday in Tenby and none of them can understand why Conway wasn't given a chance in the Premier League, especially as he was key to their league win and subsequent promotion the season before. (It's strange to think that had Marshall not got injured when he did, we wouldn't have gone in for Conway and now be blessed with both players on our flanks!) As for Gestede, the Cardiff fans weren't bothered when he left but a lot of them were very impressed with his improvement under Bowyer's tutelage. Welsh Rover
  • Score: 9

11:51am Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
Didn't we get promoted under King Kenny and Souness?
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen[/p][/quote]Didn't we get promoted under King Kenny and Souness? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 8

11:54am Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

steralc wrote:
Nice headline picture
You're doomed
Doomed I tell thee
Doomed
Bender
[quote][p][bold]steralc[/bold] wrote: Nice headline picture You're doomed Doomed I tell thee Doomed[/p][/quote]Bender more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 6

11:55am Thu 7 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Welsh Rover wrote:
owd nick wrote:
GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player.

There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season.

Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days.

Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton

Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.
There was a 'Daily Debate' article on www.teamtalk.com a couple of days ago where two of their staff (not exactly a broad spectrum, I know) selected their picks for automatic promotion. One went for Cardiff and Wigan, but the other went for Norwich and Rovers. Their reason for choosing us was pretty much the same reason the likes of Leicester and Burnley got promotion last season: a settled squad with a good blend of youth and experience, and a manager who has been allowed to get on with the job in hand.

I know some of the trolls on here like to refer to Bowyer as a 'bib and cones' man, but when you consider what he had to do with the squad last season, whilst contending with some pretty serious injuries, finishing 2 points out of the play-offs was still a pretty remarkable achievement.
From what I saw of him on the open day he is definitely not a bib and cones man, GB is one extremely organised individual who knows exactly what he wants and what he is going to do to get it.

In all honesty I am not bothered what pundits or reporters opinions are, they don't have a divine right to be right, we simply have to get into the top 6 asap and stay there until Christmas, then take it on from there, if we don't get into the top two another visit to Wembley will suit me fine.
[quote][p][bold]Welsh Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player. There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season. Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days. Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.[/p][/quote]There was a 'Daily Debate' article on www.teamtalk.com a couple of days ago where two of their staff (not exactly a broad spectrum, I know) selected their picks for automatic promotion. One went for Cardiff and Wigan, but the other went for Norwich and Rovers. Their reason for choosing us was pretty much the same reason the likes of Leicester and Burnley got promotion last season: a settled squad with a good blend of youth and experience, and a manager who has been allowed to get on with the job in hand. I know some of the trolls on here like to refer to Bowyer as a 'bib and cones' man, but when you consider what he had to do with the squad last season, whilst contending with some pretty serious injuries, finishing 2 points out of the play-offs was still a pretty remarkable achievement.[/p][/quote]From what I saw of him on the open day he is definitely not a bib and cones man, GB is one extremely organised individual who knows exactly what he wants and what he is going to do to get it. In all honesty I am not bothered what pundits or reporters opinions are, they don't have a divine right to be right, we simply have to get into the top 6 asap and stay there until Christmas, then take it on from there, if we don't get into the top two another visit to Wembley will suit me fine. owd nick
  • Score: 6

11:55am Thu 7 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Should be I am detemend to keep my mouth shut. Until end of season. Please please please. None of this we are going to do this do that. I can feel in my water. Today's the day. Bla bla. Just for once let your feet do the talking on the pitch. And that goes to all players. Ect ect.
Should be I am detemend to keep my mouth shut. Until end of season. Please please please. None of this we are going to do this do that. I can feel in my water. Today's the day. Bla bla. Just for once let your feet do the talking on the pitch. And that goes to all players. Ect ect. mark anthony
  • Score: -4

1:08pm Thu 7 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -3

1:20pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

jack went up wrote:
Rishtonian wrote:
jack went up wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen
no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.
Get real Jack!
So you say that the past Scottish managers from Man United , Liverpool and Everton are no good
its sarcasm
It obviously went right over his head, which is hardly surprising, as he appears to be from Rishton.
[quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rishtonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jack went up[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: If we're relying on a Scot to win promotion then it' s not going to happen[/p][/quote]no what you mean , the scots have no history as either managers or players in gaining promotions or winning things.[/p][/quote]Get real Jack! So you say that the past Scottish managers from Man United , Liverpool and Everton are no good[/p][/quote]its sarcasm[/p][/quote]It obviously went right over his head, which is hardly surprising, as he appears to be from Rishton. Stone Island:
  • Score: 1

1:33pm Thu 7 Aug 14

John Churchill says...

Thank you Venkys we are going to have the cup.
Thank you Venkys we are going to have the cup. John Churchill
  • Score: -3

1:43pm Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

John Churchill wrote:
Thank you Venkys we are going to have the cup.
I think it's time you had a lie down John
[quote][p][bold]John Churchill[/bold] wrote: Thank you Venkys we are going to have the cup.[/p][/quote]I think it's time you had a lie down John more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool. Stone Island:
  • Score: 22

2:27pm Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 7

2:43pm Thu 7 Aug 14

DarwenEndDrummer says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.
Scruffy inbred B****rds
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.[/p][/quote]Scruffy inbred B****rds DarwenEndDrummer
  • Score: 7

2:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.
They've also got a new toilet brush in the away changing rooms bogs, they've given Dyche one of those pens with the different colour inks in it if you press the buttons on top, and are in negotiations with Chico to play another barnstorming gig at half time against Chelsea to show the world that they're back in the big time.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.[/p][/quote]They've also got a new toilet brush in the away changing rooms bogs, they've given Dyche one of those pens with the different colour inks in it if you press the buttons on top, and are in negotiations with Chico to play another barnstorming gig at half time against Chelsea to show the world that they're back in the big time. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 4

2:47pm Thu 7 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
Hang on Stoney, that's a tad excessive, a League 2 ground with Conference facilities just about covers it on a good day.

You will be feeding their delusions of grandeur if you aren't careful, best to leave them to it, reality bites.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]Hang on Stoney, that's a tad excessive, a League 2 ground with Conference facilities just about covers it on a good day. You will be feeding their delusions of grandeur if you aren't careful, best to leave them to it, reality bites. owd nick
  • Score: 1

3:07pm Thu 7 Aug 14

George Oghani's Ironing Board says...

Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?
Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason? George Oghani's Ironing Board
  • Score: 4

3:53pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?
I can't see it.
[quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?[/p][/quote]I can't see it. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 12

4:11pm Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.
They've also got a new toilet brush in the away changing rooms bogs, they've given Dyche one of those pens with the different colour inks in it if you press the buttons on top, and are in negotiations with Chico to play another barnstorming gig at half time against Chelsea to show the world that they're back in the big time.
Chico's been offered a tenner by Fleetwood, so the Bonleh gigs off. Bonleh had offered him that multi-coloured pen but ended up giving it Dyche instead of a pay rise.

Jedward are on standby.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]How dare you Stoney! Have you not seen their new players tunnel that's been glued to the 1960's architectural masterpiece stand? It's made their ground look like The Emirates. Plus the players entrance has been jetwshed.[/p][/quote]They've also got a new toilet brush in the away changing rooms bogs, they've given Dyche one of those pens with the different colour inks in it if you press the buttons on top, and are in negotiations with Chico to play another barnstorming gig at half time against Chelsea to show the world that they're back in the big time.[/p][/quote]Chico's been offered a tenner by Fleetwood, so the Bonleh gigs off. Bonleh had offered him that multi-coloured pen but ended up giving it Dyche instead of a pay rise. Jedward are on standby. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 12

4:12pm Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

Mr Ted Maul wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?
I can't see it.
What post?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?[/p][/quote]I can't see it.[/p][/quote]What post? more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 6

4:40pm Thu 7 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?"

Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest.

As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you?

I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?" Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest. As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you? I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

5:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
Mr Ted Maul wrote:
George Oghani's Ironing Board wrote:
Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?
I can't see it.
What post?
Schrodingers Comment ?
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Ted Maul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]George Oghani's Ironing Board[/bold] wrote: Has this post landed? I think i have been blocked for some reason?[/p][/quote]I can't see it.[/p][/quote]What post?[/p][/quote]Schrodingers Comment ? greenscreener
  • Score: 5

5:26pm Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?"

Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest.

As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you?

I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.
My favorite bit is:

"As a fellow Rovers supporter...."

Brilliant - I like your style you dungaree wearing chest pounder.

But you're wasting your efforts
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?" Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest. As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you? I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.[/p][/quote]My favorite bit is: "As a fellow Rovers supporter...." Brilliant - I like your style you dungaree wearing chest pounder. But you're wasting your efforts more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 9

6:50pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?"

Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest.

As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you?

I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.
"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head "

Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?" Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest. As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you? I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.[/p][/quote]"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head " Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d. Stone Island:
  • Score: 7

8:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

owd nick wrote:
GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player.

There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season.

Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days.

Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton

Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.
Watch fof Bournmouth Nick
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player. There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season. Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days. Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.[/p][/quote]Watch fof Bournmouth Nick tall in the saddle
  • Score: -2

8:45pm Thu 7 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?"

Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest.

As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you?

I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.
"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head "

Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.
Blackburn fan. Always have been always will be.

Just slightly underwhelmed by my clubs prospects in comparison to those of our high flying neighbours down the road.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?" Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest. As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you? I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.[/p][/quote]"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head " Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.[/p][/quote]Blackburn fan. Always have been always will be. Just slightly underwhelmed by my clubs prospects in comparison to those of our high flying neighbours down the road. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -5

9:07pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
owd nick wrote:
GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player.

There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season.

Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days.

Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton

Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.
Watch fof Bournmouth Nick
fof.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: GB has built a squad of players who are now experienced at playing at this level, many of them have experienced promotion to the PL with their previous clubs, so it's not about one player. There is another article in the LT this morning regarding the local reporters of all the Championship clubs assessing their own and rival clubs chances for the coming season. Hopefully it will appear in the on line version, if not none of them pick Rovers for one of the automatic spots and only three select them as a play off side, which is interesting with respect to the general air of optimism around Ewood these days. Favorites to go up automatically, (perm any two) Derby, Wigan, Fulham, Norwich, Cardiff, Watford, Middlesbrough, Forest and Brighton Personally I don't mind us being under the radar, but we do need a good start to keep the positive air flowing.[/p][/quote]Watch fof Bournmouth Nick[/p][/quote]fof. Mr Ted Maul
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Thu 7 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?"

Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest.

As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you?

I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.
"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head "

Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.
Blackburn fan. Always have been always will be.

Just slightly underwhelmed by my clubs prospects in comparison to those of our high flying neighbours down the road.
I'm riddled with jealousy regards Bonleh pal, so you're not alone.

I don't know what's making me more jealous, them not winning anything for half a century, their state of the art stadium or that new players tunnel.

Just to make matters worse they go and sign loads of average has beens or injury ravaged Championship players on the minimum wage.

Dyche will never leave, Ings has signed a 50 year contract, they have crowds of 10,000 and to top it all off they go and re-line the carpark.

They even sell pies and ale at half time for gods sake!

We just can't compete pal.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?" Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest. As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you? I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.[/p][/quote]"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head " Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.[/p][/quote]Blackburn fan. Always have been always will be. Just slightly underwhelmed by my clubs prospects in comparison to those of our high flying neighbours down the road.[/p][/quote]I'm riddled with jealousy regards Bonleh pal, so you're not alone. I don't know what's making me more jealous, them not winning anything for half a century, their state of the art stadium or that new players tunnel. Just to make matters worse they go and sign loads of average has beens or injury ravaged Championship players on the minimum wage. Dyche will never leave, Ings has signed a 50 year contract, they have crowds of 10,000 and to top it all off they go and re-line the carpark. They even sell pies and ale at half time for gods sake! We just can't compete pal. more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 4

11:03pm Thu 7 Aug 14

owd nick says...

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed.

All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value.

We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly.

It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half.

It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.
What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift.

Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real.

Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment?
It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.
"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?"

Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest.

As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you?

I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.
"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head "

Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.
Blackburn fan. Always have been always will be.

Just slightly underwhelmed by my clubs prospects in comparison to those of our high flying neighbours down the road.
I'm riddled with jealousy regards Bonleh pal, so you're not alone.

I don't know what's making me more jealous, them not winning anything for half a century, their state of the art stadium or that new players tunnel.

Just to make matters worse they go and sign loads of average has beens or injury ravaged Championship players on the minimum wage.

Dyche will never leave, Ings has signed a 50 year contract, they have crowds of 10,000 and to top it all off they go and re-line the carpark.

They even sell pies and ale at half time for gods sake!

We just can't compete pal.
You do realise that it's compulsory for Burnley fans to grow red muff diver beards this season? especially the "women"?

We simply cannot compete with that.
[quote][p][bold]more bans than ray - brfc lxxv[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: But therein lies our problem. We needed to achieve promotion last season. That was realistically our last shot at it and we failed. All bets are now off I'm afraid as we'll have a transfer embargo to contend with in January, which if rumours are to be believed will mean we'll lose further first team regulars for below market value. We have been going through a gradual downscaling both in numbers and quality over the last season and during the summer, having brought in cheaper alternatives for our last remaining Premier League players from the Kean era. Replacing the likes of Reuben Rochina and (for all his faults) Leon Best with Luke Varney and Chris Brown is disgraceful. We are now truly a Championship club and have to adjust our expectations accordingly. It really pains me to admit this but there is no quick fix. We aren't Burnley, we haven't got a Sean Dyche to mould us into promotion contenders, we haven't got any money, we haven't got the team spirit, the cohesion nor the raw ability of the dingles to mount a sustained challenge on the top half. It's going to be a long hard season and I for one would gladly take a mid table finish as opposed to the relegation dogfight which could well be on the cards from January.[/p][/quote]What a fcuking tool you are. Why don't you worry about your own tin pot clubs deficiencies in the transfer market. How do you expect to stay in the PL without signing players with PL experience? And I don't mean the likes of Peter Reid, or was it Stephen Reid you signed? Anyway, you get my drift. Burnley are a PL club in name only. You have a League One ground with League One facilities. You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL? Get real. Where's the money going? Where's the money gone from your only other season in the PL, which ended in total failure and embarrassment? It certainly hasn't gone on ground improvements, player transfers or wages. Maybe it's being taken out of the club, Blackpool style? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? Your tin pot club is about to start their first season in a higher league than us, for the first time in THIRTY FIVE YEARS, and you think you're top dogs. Get a grip you fool.[/p][/quote]"You are offering Championship wages to championship players, and you expect to stay in the PL?" Fair point my fellow Rovers fan, but by the same rationale arent we offering premier league wages to league one players? Isnt that why we are struggling to compete whilst racking up such horrific debts that our esteemed Indian owners clearly have no intention of paying off? I know whos position I'd rather be in to be honest. As a fellow Rovers supporter I'm with you most points but sadly its all irrelevant as the dingles beat us at Ewood Park and then they went up. It still hurts me inside. Does it still hurt you? I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head and since then I've discovered that I can actually experience the emotion of shame, something entirely new and unusual to me. Its given me a reason to look at the bigger picture and in doing so I can now appreciate just how momentous Burnleys promotion actually was. If only we could follow that example.[/p][/quote]"I've recently taken a rather heavy blow to the head " Well you'd better hope our paths don't cross then, or you'll receive an even heavier one, you brain dead Burnley B*^@**d.[/p][/quote]Blackburn fan. Always have been always will be. Just slightly underwhelmed by my clubs prospects in comparison to those of our high flying neighbours down the road.[/p][/quote]I'm riddled with jealousy regards Bonleh pal, so you're not alone. I don't know what's making me more jealous, them not winning anything for half a century, their state of the art stadium or that new players tunnel. Just to make matters worse they go and sign loads of average has beens or injury ravaged Championship players on the minimum wage. Dyche will never leave, Ings has signed a 50 year contract, they have crowds of 10,000 and to top it all off they go and re-line the carpark. They even sell pies and ale at half time for gods sake! We just can't compete pal.[/p][/quote]You do realise that it's compulsory for Burnley fans to grow red muff diver beards this season? especially the "women"? We simply cannot compete with that. owd nick
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