Mixed emotions for Craig Conway after Blackburn Rovers draw season opener with Cardiff City

Craig Conway in action for Rovers last night

Craig Conway in action for Rovers last night

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INFLUENTIAL winger Craig Conway was pleased with Blackburn Rovers’ performance in their Championship opener against his former club Cardiff City last night – but admitted better quality in the final third would have led them to winning the game.

Gary Bowyer’s side enjoyed 65 per cent of the possession in the 1-1 Ewood Park draw but apart from a Rudy Gestede header which looped inches wide and a Conway free kick flashed over late on, they did not go close to getting a winner after Tom Cairney had cancelled out Kenwyne Jones’ opener for Cardiff with an early contender for goal of the season.

And Conway, who was taking on the Bluebirds for the first time since leaving to join Rovers in January, said: “I felt we could have won it as we had more possession and created some chances without really looking too threatening.

“I just felt we needed a wee bit better quality in the final third, including myself with a couple of crosses which had a bit too much on them.

“But I thought for the first game it was promising.

“We kept the ball well and frustrated a team that has just come down from the Premiership.

“So overall it was a good point and good performance and if we’d had a wee bit more quality we could have got the three points.”

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11:45am Sat 9 Aug 14

capri1 says...

Agree with most of what you say Graig, but the biggest issue for me last night was GB's negativity, just like last season he's frightened to death of loosing a game therefore if we are drawing with 10 minutes to go he's always going to stick with the same 11 or put on a defender, IMO last night if we really wanted to win the game we needed a change of personnel and for me Rhodes would have been changed for Dunny or Even Varney, as the quote go's DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION ..............
Agree with most of what you say Graig, but the biggest issue for me last night was GB's negativity, just like last season he's frightened to death of loosing a game therefore if we are drawing with 10 minutes to go he's always going to stick with the same 11 or put on a defender, IMO last night if we really wanted to win the game we needed a change of personnel and for me Rhodes would have been changed for Dunny or Even Varney, as the quote go's DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION .............. capri1
  • Score: 14

11:51am Sat 9 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Yes we did lack that bit of quality in the final third of the second half and we became very predictable. Felt Gary just stood there and let it happen without trying to freshen it up with King's pace and Dunn's quality. Another missed opportunity in my book and hope this won't be the bench mark for Gary's ability to change games when needed. Having said that it is early in the season and the lads did put a good shift in that's for sure and the atmosphere was more like it used to be therefore you can say we are making progress.
Yes we did lack that bit of quality in the final third of the second half and we became very predictable. Felt Gary just stood there and let it happen without trying to freshen it up with King's pace and Dunn's quality. Another missed opportunity in my book and hope this won't be the bench mark for Gary's ability to change games when needed. Having said that it is early in the season and the lads did put a good shift in that's for sure and the atmosphere was more like it used to be therefore you can say we are making progress. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 12

11:56am Sat 9 Aug 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

capri1 wrote:
Agree with most of what you say Graig, but the biggest issue for me last night was GB's negativity, just like last season he's frightened to death of loosing a game therefore if we are drawing with 10 minutes to go he's always going to stick with the same 11 or put on a defender, IMO last night if we really wanted to win the game we needed a change of personnel and for me Rhodes would have been changed for Dunny or Even Varney, as the quote go's DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION ..............
I agree with what you're saying - we se to end up with three in the middle and just one wide player in Conway. GB could have risked it a bit more and put king on, take Rhodes off. However i wonder if he's thinking unbeaten since March, 13 games, better to keep this unbeaten run going and build that mentality through the club or risk it, possibly lose 2-1 at home, fans are down, players are down and it builds pressure. They had a corner in the last few seconds, so I thing GB got it right mostly. I think we did ok coming from 1-0 down, losing killa and against a recent prem team that started well against us.

I am concerned about our defence tho - keep Lowe at rb, need a cb because Hanley is a liability. Baptise did ok and I thought Olsen did ok as cover for spurr - he grew into the fame and made a decent contribution. Thought MOM should have been cairney by a mile, Conway was ok but crossing and set pieces weren't great. Cairney forced us back into the fame coming inside and then linking well with Lowe and Evans and he scored?
[quote][p][bold]capri1[/bold] wrote: Agree with most of what you say Graig, but the biggest issue for me last night was GB's negativity, just like last season he's frightened to death of loosing a game therefore if we are drawing with 10 minutes to go he's always going to stick with the same 11 or put on a defender, IMO last night if we really wanted to win the game we needed a change of personnel and for me Rhodes would have been changed for Dunny or Even Varney, as the quote go's DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION ..............[/p][/quote]I agree with what you're saying - we se to end up with three in the middle and just one wide player in Conway. GB could have risked it a bit more and put king on, take Rhodes off. However i wonder if he's thinking unbeaten since March, 13 games, better to keep this unbeaten run going and build that mentality through the club or risk it, possibly lose 2-1 at home, fans are down, players are down and it builds pressure. They had a corner in the last few seconds, so I thing GB got it right mostly. I think we did ok coming from 1-0 down, losing killa and against a recent prem team that started well against us. I am concerned about our defence tho - keep Lowe at rb, need a cb because Hanley is a liability. Baptise did ok and I thought Olsen did ok as cover for spurr - he grew into the fame and made a decent contribution. Thought MOM should have been cairney by a mile, Conway was ok but crossing and set pieces weren't great. Cairney forced us back into the fame coming inside and then linking well with Lowe and Evans and he scored? LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 14

12:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Baptiste was a bit dodgy first half, better when he went in the middle. But showed a nasty streak at times, esp. First half, maybe nerves, but he needs to curb the nasty fouls or he may find himself suspended for a few matches later on.
Overall a steady performance, neither side wanted to lose. Cardiff under the cosh second half as the possession stats showed. Top at the moment but probably down to eighth or ninth later in the day.
Looked like the crowd joined in and supported the team.
Baptiste was a bit dodgy first half, better when he went in the middle. But showed a nasty streak at times, esp. First half, maybe nerves, but he needs to curb the nasty fouls or he may find himself suspended for a few matches later on. Overall a steady performance, neither side wanted to lose. Cardiff under the cosh second half as the possession stats showed. Top at the moment but probably down to eighth or ninth later in the day. Looked like the crowd joined in and supported the team. A Darener
  • Score: 14

12:51pm Sat 9 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

and so it starts again
and so it starts again DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -20

1:09pm Sat 9 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

Like one of the previous posts stated defensively we are vulnerable and we cannot afford to drop points at home" We have to be more clinical we are creating chances but not finishing them. l would have been happy with a point away from home but this was 2 points dropped l,m afraid.
Like one of the previous posts stated defensively we are vulnerable and we cannot afford to drop points at home" We have to be more clinical we are creating chances but not finishing them. l would have been happy with a point away from home but this was 2 points dropped l,m afraid. noddy57
  • Score: 9

1:11pm Sat 9 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Draw first game at home. Win first game away, job done!
Draw first game at home. Win first game away, job done! A Darener
  • Score: 8

1:49pm Sat 9 Aug 14

ossybsting says...

i watched the game on sky and to be honest them chicken lovers played really well, had most of the play but lacked some invention up front not creating many chances, but overall they did ok and if they improve up front i reckon they will be amongst it......
i watched the game on sky and to be honest them chicken lovers played really well, had most of the play but lacked some invention up front not creating many chances, but overall they did ok and if they improve up front i reckon they will be amongst it...... ossybsting
  • Score: 11

3:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

noddymcleod says...

Too cautious GB
Slack marking for Cardiff goal. Kenwyn Jones heads goal- that's unexpected !! Moved the ball around neatly in midfield for the first 15-20 mins in second half but could not turn possession into goal threats.
Can see some yellow and reds for Baptiste, clumsy and nasty and was marking Jones when he scored . Some way to go before we're real contenders.
Too cautious GB Slack marking for Cardiff goal. Kenwyn Jones heads goal- that's unexpected !! Moved the ball around neatly in midfield for the first 15-20 mins in second half but could not turn possession into goal threats. Can see some yellow and reds for Baptiste, clumsy and nasty and was marking Jones when he scored . Some way to go before we're real contenders. noddymcleod
  • Score: 7

4:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost. owd nick
  • Score: -2

4:25pm Sat 9 Aug 14

A Darener says...

You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.
You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time. A Darener
  • Score: 7

4:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

more bans than ray - brfc lxxv says...

owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
True nick. You can't do right for doing wrong sometimes. I thought King might have been given 10 or 15 minutes but on the other hand, had he come on and we'd lost I'd have blamed GB for bringing him on! That's just the game isn't it. We're all a bit fickle -just not quite as fickle as Dangerous David.....
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]True nick. You can't do right for doing wrong sometimes. I thought King might have been given 10 or 15 minutes but on the other hand, had he come on and we'd lost I'd have blamed GB for bringing him on! That's just the game isn't it. We're all a bit fickle -just not quite as fickle as Dangerous David..... more bans than ray - brfc lxxv
  • Score: 12

4:39pm Sat 9 Aug 14

passingfootball says...

There were too many long balls in the first half imo, the long ball is most effective when its not so over-used, not so obvious and not too predictable, otherwise defenders can become comfortable with it.

What the strikers will be most disappointed with is they did not test the keeper enough, by the looks of it the keeper looked nervy, when Cardiff sat back rovers could easily have put an extra attacking option and make their dominance count with more clear cut chances.Bowyer sometimes needs to be ruthless with decision making in terms of tactics and substitutions, so draws turn into wins more often.
There were too many long balls in the first half imo, the long ball is most effective when its not so over-used, not so obvious and not too predictable, otherwise defenders can become comfortable with it. What the strikers will be most disappointed with is they did not test the keeper enough, by the looks of it the keeper looked nervy, when Cardiff sat back rovers could easily have put an extra attacking option and make their dominance count with more clear cut chances.Bowyer sometimes needs to be ruthless with decision making in terms of tactics and substitutions, so draws turn into wins more often. passingfootball
  • Score: 10

4:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Now the season is under way the football experts are back in their element. Why is it all the best managers sit in the stands? If it was that simple all teams would win every match. Oh! Wait a minute that is not possible. Let's see how we stand in a few matches time. Then maybe criticism will be justified.
Now the season is under way the football experts are back in their element. Why is it all the best managers sit in the stands? If it was that simple all teams would win every match. Oh! Wait a minute that is not possible. Let's see how we stand in a few matches time. Then maybe criticism will be justified. A Darener
  • Score: 5

4:47pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack. Maxrus
  • Score: 17

5:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
But that wasn't the question.
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.[/p][/quote]But that wasn't the question. owd nick
  • Score: -10

5:10pm Sat 9 Aug 14

owd nick says...

owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
But that wasn't the question.
And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are.

I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it?

Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.[/p][/quote]But that wasn't the question.[/p][/quote]And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are. I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it? Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season. owd nick
  • Score: -7

5:15pm Sat 9 Aug 14

French Rover says...

Good starting point for the rest of the season. Cardiff are a lot of folks favourites to go back up and we played them off the park at times. Just a shame we didnt turn all that excellent possession into goals to go on and the game, but it is a hard fought point gained against one of the best sides in the league and surely this shows that GB has got it right and we are for a very good season. Well done Rovers!
Good starting point for the rest of the season. Cardiff are a lot of folks favourites to go back up and we played them off the park at times. Just a shame we didnt turn all that excellent possession into goals to go on and the game, but it is a hard fought point gained against one of the best sides in the league and surely this shows that GB has got it right and we are for a very good season. Well done Rovers! French Rover
  • Score: 10

5:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dinglecrusher says...

I for one am not convinced that Cardiff are as good as made out by many. Time will tell. The danger is we believe everything said about them and use that as the benchmark for how good Rovers are. Lets make a judgement at 10 games in
I for one am not convinced that Cardiff are as good as made out by many. Time will tell. The danger is we believe everything said about them and use that as the benchmark for how good Rovers are. Lets make a judgement at 10 games in dinglecrusher
  • Score: 7

5:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

owd nick wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
But that wasn't the question.
And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are.

I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it?

Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.
Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know.
My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory.
Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game?
You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another:
What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.[/p][/quote]But that wasn't the question.[/p][/quote]And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are. I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it? Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.[/p][/quote]Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know. My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory. Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game? You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another: What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes? Maxrus
  • Score: 11

6:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

capri1 says...

LittleRonnieHildersl
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wrote:
capri1 wrote:
Agree with most of what you say Graig, but the biggest issue for me last night was GB's negativity, just like last season he's frightened to death of loosing a game therefore if we are drawing with 10 minutes to go he's always going to stick with the same 11 or put on a defender, IMO last night if we really wanted to win the game we needed a change of personnel and for me Rhodes would have been changed for Dunny or Even Varney, as the quote go's DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION ..............
I agree with what you're saying - we se to end up with three in the middle and just one wide player in Conway. GB could have risked it a bit more and put king on, take Rhodes off. However i wonder if he's thinking unbeaten since March, 13 games, better to keep this unbeaten run going and build that mentality through the club or risk it, possibly lose 2-1 at home, fans are down, players are down and it builds pressure. They had a corner in the last few seconds, so I thing GB got it right mostly. I think we did ok coming from 1-0 down, losing killa and against a recent prem team that started well against us.

I am concerned about our defence tho - keep Lowe at rb, need a cb because Hanley is a liability. Baptise did ok and I thought Olsen did ok as cover for spurr - he grew into the fame and made a decent contribution. Thought MOM should have been cairney by a mile, Conway was ok but crossing and set pieces weren't great. Cairney forced us back into the fame coming inside and then linking well with Lowe and Evans and he scored?
And I agree with you LRH but taking a forward off was in no way going to jeopardise the score (ie loose it for us) hope this isn't tactics for future games
[quote][p][bold]LittleRonnieHildersl ey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]capri1[/bold] wrote: Agree with most of what you say Graig, but the biggest issue for me last night was GB's negativity, just like last season he's frightened to death of loosing a game therefore if we are drawing with 10 minutes to go he's always going to stick with the same 11 or put on a defender, IMO last night if we really wanted to win the game we needed a change of personnel and for me Rhodes would have been changed for Dunny or Even Varney, as the quote go's DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION ..............[/p][/quote]I agree with what you're saying - we se to end up with three in the middle and just one wide player in Conway. GB could have risked it a bit more and put king on, take Rhodes off. However i wonder if he's thinking unbeaten since March, 13 games, better to keep this unbeaten run going and build that mentality through the club or risk it, possibly lose 2-1 at home, fans are down, players are down and it builds pressure. They had a corner in the last few seconds, so I thing GB got it right mostly. I think we did ok coming from 1-0 down, losing killa and against a recent prem team that started well against us. I am concerned about our defence tho - keep Lowe at rb, need a cb because Hanley is a liability. Baptise did ok and I thought Olsen did ok as cover for spurr - he grew into the fame and made a decent contribution. Thought MOM should have been cairney by a mile, Conway was ok but crossing and set pieces weren't great. Cairney forced us back into the fame coming inside and then linking well with Lowe and Evans and he scored?[/p][/quote]And I agree with you LRH but taking a forward off was in no way going to jeopardise the score (ie loose it for us) hope this isn't tactics for future games capri1
  • Score: 3

6:45pm Sat 9 Aug 14

keanoutofrovers says...

Promising.

If Cardiff are favourites then it's a good sign when we outplayed them for the entire second half.

Robinson (not much to do, no chance with goal)
Baptiste (looked strong and got forward from full back)
Hanley ( again strong in the air)
Kilgallon (ok but was meant to be marking Jones)
Olsson (looked good, worth keeping after all)
Cairney (class, but faded a little as usual)
Lowe (ineffective in midfield decent at right back, when will GB learn)
Evans (lively)
Conway (always running, worked hard)
Gestede (good target man)
Rhodes (Worked hard but no sniff of goal)

Did we all spot that our good form at the end of the season came when Lowe wasn't in midfield and again we looked better when he switched to right back. GB "JASON LOWE IS A FULL BACK"

Also why not give King 5-10 mins against a tired Cardiff. Cairney still struggles to last 90 mins, they weren't looking to attack . Why not go for it?
Promising. If Cardiff are favourites then it's a good sign when we outplayed them for the entire second half. Robinson (not much to do, no chance with goal) Baptiste (looked strong and got forward from full back) Hanley ( again strong in the air) Kilgallon (ok but was meant to be marking Jones) Olsson (looked good, worth keeping after all) Cairney (class, but faded a little as usual) Lowe (ineffective in midfield decent at right back, when will GB learn) Evans (lively) Conway (always running, worked hard) Gestede (good target man) Rhodes (Worked hard but no sniff of goal) Did we all spot that our good form at the end of the season came when Lowe wasn't in midfield and again we looked better when he switched to right back. GB "JASON LOWE IS A FULL BACK" Also why not give King 5-10 mins against a tired Cardiff. Cairney still struggles to last 90 mins, they weren't looking to attack . Why not go for it? keanoutofrovers
  • Score: 7

6:52pm Sat 9 Aug 14

modan says...

It was a great performance by Rovers Cairney and Conway played well like Conway says we needed more quality in the final third , Bowyer should have brought on Dunn and King in second half taking off Rhodes and Lowe.
We were poor in the final third and Dunn and King would have been lethal.
Bowyer says we cannot add more quality to our squad due to financial fair play.Sure we need a defender and a keeper that's not going bend the rules.

USA is the most powerful country in the world the world's only superpower.Is the world safe with USA ?
In twenty years time we might see three more superpowers China India and Russia. Four superpowers are better than one.
It was a great performance by Rovers Cairney and Conway played well like Conway says we needed more quality in the final third , Bowyer should have brought on Dunn and King in second half taking off Rhodes and Lowe. We were poor in the final third and Dunn and King would have been lethal. Bowyer says we cannot add more quality to our squad due to financial fair play.Sure we need a defender and a keeper that's not going bend the rules. USA is the most powerful country in the world the world's only superpower.Is the world safe with USA ? In twenty years time we might see three more superpowers China India and Russia. Four superpowers are better than one. modan
  • Score: -14

7:17pm Sat 9 Aug 14

The GJudge says...

Why was that handball in the first 5 mins not a penalty? Referee bottled it I.M.O. G.B. is negative however this unbeaten run the longer the better and success breeds confidence, I just wish we could keep more clean sheets, however I would take a point, we're not Friday night babe I'm afraid our record for Fridays is terribly poor, so onward and upward You know it makes sense The Judge. !!!!!!!
Why was that handball in the first 5 mins not a penalty? Referee bottled it I.M.O. G.B. is negative however this unbeaten run the longer the better and success breeds confidence, I just wish we could keep more clean sheets, however I would take a point, we're not Friday night babe I'm afraid our record for Fridays is terribly poor, so onward and upward You know it makes sense The Judge. !!!!!!! The GJudge
  • Score: 5

9:09pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Rhodes and Gestede up front is hardly a negative approach by GB but he is right to be cautious. There are still far too many doom mongers waiting to pounce on every dropped point, including the two miserable old gits sat behind me last night who criticised virtually every kick of the game. Let's remember that the last time Cardiff came to Ewood, on a Friday night, they muller end us 3 0. Of course we could have done more in the final third but let's build the confidence steadily without restring to panic substitutions. It's a long season and I am sure that King, Marshall etc. will have a role to play. I do agree though that we need more defensive quality, especially at centre back. Baptiste looks a little rash and was perhaps lucky not to have been red carded. Tommy Spurr will make a big difference at left back and if GB is going to continue his love affair with Jason Lowe, groom him at right back. All in all though, a solid start and much to be optimistic about.
Rhodes and Gestede up front is hardly a negative approach by GB but he is right to be cautious. There are still far too many doom mongers waiting to pounce on every dropped point, including the two miserable old gits sat behind me last night who criticised virtually every kick of the game. Let's remember that the last time Cardiff came to Ewood, on a Friday night, they muller end us 3 0. Of course we could have done more in the final third but let's build the confidence steadily without restring to panic substitutions. It's a long season and I am sure that King, Marshall etc. will have a role to play. I do agree though that we need more defensive quality, especially at centre back. Baptiste looks a little rash and was perhaps lucky not to have been red carded. Tommy Spurr will make a big difference at left back and if GB is going to continue his love affair with Jason Lowe, groom him at right back. All in all though, a solid start and much to be optimistic about. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 10

9:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Same old sh*t from Bowyer. Mr negative. We're nailed on for a struggle if this is the best we can muster at home against a demoralised and lacklustre Cardiff. Very very poor.

Should we not pick up six points from our nest two games then you'd have to question whether Bowyer is the right man to take us forward.
Same old sh*t from Bowyer. Mr negative. We're nailed on for a struggle if this is the best we can muster at home against a demoralised and lacklustre Cardiff. Very very poor. Should we not pick up six points from our nest two games then you'd have to question whether Bowyer is the right man to take us forward. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -7

9:47pm Sat 9 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Are DD and TM T twins?
Are DD and TM T twins? A Darener
  • Score: 14

11:26pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Same old sh*t from Bowyer. Mr negative. We're nailed on for a struggle if this is the best we can muster at home against a demoralised and lacklustre Cardiff. Very very poor.

Should we not pick up six points from our nest two games then you'd have to question whether Bowyer is the right man to take us forward.
On reflection, you might be right. In fact, why not sack him straight away and try to get Michael Appleton back? On the other hand, you might just be a little bit of a silly billy.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Same old sh*t from Bowyer. Mr negative. We're nailed on for a struggle if this is the best we can muster at home against a demoralised and lacklustre Cardiff. Very very poor. Should we not pick up six points from our nest two games then you'd have to question whether Bowyer is the right man to take us forward.[/p][/quote]On reflection, you might be right. In fact, why not sack him straight away and try to get Michael Appleton back? On the other hand, you might just be a little bit of a silly billy. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 8

9:59am Sun 10 Aug 14

crankitup says...

I feel more positive than I did last season....yes we lacked the cutting edge in the final third but that can be worked on, the biggest plus for me was the way we passed the ball, it looked like every player wanted the ball and knew what to do with it, if we keep that up then goals will come, you have to take your hat off to Cardiff, they defended well and gave us a game, but after getting home and re-watching the game on TV I felt at times we run them off the park with the passing and foresight

all in all a good game and as I said if we keep up the passing and tighten up a bit at the back we will win game.
I feel more positive than I did last season....yes we lacked the cutting edge in the final third but that can be worked on, the biggest plus for me was the way we passed the ball, it looked like every player wanted the ball and knew what to do with it, if we keep that up then goals will come, you have to take your hat off to Cardiff, they defended well and gave us a game, but after getting home and re-watching the game on TV I felt at times we run them off the park with the passing and foresight all in all a good game and as I said if we keep up the passing and tighten up a bit at the back we will win game. crankitup
  • Score: 3

10:34am Sun 10 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same? bburnrover
  • Score: 0

11:56am Sun 10 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Incredibly stupid post.....or a troll
change your user name and learn about football perhaps
Nice to note that the posts that said we were too open against Wigan / cant win every game 4-3 blah blah now say we dont show enough ambition?
Truth is as I have said many times, except for a handful of genuine accounts this page is dominated by our Multi troll
Wasting my time commenting about it but there it is
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Incredibly stupid post.....or a troll change your user name and learn about football perhaps Nice to note that the posts that said we were too open against Wigan / cant win every game 4-3 blah blah now say we dont show enough ambition? Truth is as I have said many times, except for a handful of genuine accounts this page is dominated by our Multi troll Wasting my time commenting about it but there it is Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 0

12:19pm Sun 10 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at? TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -4

12:23pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?[/p][/quote]I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at? Maxrus
  • Score: 4

12:35pm Sun 10 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Maxrus wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?
Beg your pardon?

So you think Bowyer got his tactics right at home then? We've dropped 2 points already and now have a couple of difficult away games to negotiate, and we all know how poor we were away from home last season.

If we come up short in the next two and find ourselves propping up the table will it then be time to question his methods, or will we grin and bear it once again for another struggle playing for a mid-table finish?

Pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?[/p][/quote]I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?[/p][/quote]Beg your pardon? So you think Bowyer got his tactics right at home then? We've dropped 2 points already and now have a couple of difficult away games to negotiate, and we all know how poor we were away from home last season. If we come up short in the next two and find ourselves propping up the table will it then be time to question his methods, or will we grin and bear it once again for another struggle playing for a mid-table finish? Pathetic. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

12:42pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?
Beg your pardon?

So you think Bowyer got his tactics right at home then? We've dropped 2 points already and now have a couple of difficult away games to negotiate, and we all know how poor we were away from home last season.

If we come up short in the next two and find ourselves propping up the table will it then be time to question his methods, or will we grin and bear it once again for another struggle playing for a mid-table finish?

Pathetic.
Read my posts TMT, then go have a lie down
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?[/p][/quote]I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?[/p][/quote]Beg your pardon? So you think Bowyer got his tactics right at home then? We've dropped 2 points already and now have a couple of difficult away games to negotiate, and we all know how poor we were away from home last season. If we come up short in the next two and find ourselves propping up the table will it then be time to question his methods, or will we grin and bear it once again for another struggle playing for a mid-table finish? Pathetic.[/p][/quote]Read my posts TMT, then go have a lie down Maxrus
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Maxrus wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?
It's the troll Super Claret playing his silly games and extracting the urine out of those that fall for it. Don't let him...
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?[/p][/quote]I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?[/p][/quote]It's the troll Super Claret playing his silly games and extracting the urine out of those that fall for it. Don't let him... Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

1:13pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

Fully aware of this disturbed juvenile, Harwood, just having a bit of fun with him, that's all :)
Fully aware of this disturbed juvenile, Harwood, just having a bit of fun with him, that's all :) Maxrus
  • Score: 0

1:29pm Sun 10 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?
It's the troll Super Claret playing his silly games and extracting the urine out of those that fall for it. Don't let him...
I've heard some nonsense in my time but this takes the biscuit. Because I have the nerve to tell it how it is you consider me to be a Burnley fan? What a moron.

Wake up and smell the poultry. Its time we had a dose of our own medicine after lording it over the dingles for so many years. I actually do believe in Karma and I think that's what we Blackburn Rovers fans are now experiencing, we had the high's with the bottomless pockets of Jack Walker, so we must now accept the lows of the Venky's and their complete mismanagement of our club. Some would say we deserve it for being so cocky, but I for one have now wound my neck in and hope that we can imitate the Burnley success story ourselves, but it will take time.

Stop being so blinkered you fools.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?[/p][/quote]I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?[/p][/quote]It's the troll Super Claret playing his silly games and extracting the urine out of those that fall for it. Don't let him...[/p][/quote]I've heard some nonsense in my time but this takes the biscuit. Because I have the nerve to tell it how it is you consider me to be a Burnley fan? What a moron. Wake up and smell the poultry. Its time we had a dose of our own medicine after lording it over the dingles for so many years. I actually do believe in Karma and I think that's what we Blackburn Rovers fans are now experiencing, we had the high's with the bottomless pockets of Jack Walker, so we must now accept the lows of the Venky's and their complete mismanagement of our club. Some would say we deserve it for being so cocky, but I for one have now wound my neck in and hope that we can imitate the Burnley success story ourselves, but it will take time. Stop being so blinkered you fools. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 0

1:48pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Richard Oakley says...

65% possession against the pre-season automatic promotion favourites Either Rovers are that good or Cardiff aren't that good. The statistic is about 50% better than Rovers average last season and I do not recall a match at home where possession was anywhere near that level.

Bowyer may have been negative because he was disappointed that some of the things that had been worked on in training didn't show up on the match pitch.

Agree with the comments about Lowe as full back. I really thought Bowyer had brought Varney to play as centre half after the way he praised his defensive performance against Charlton.

The goal seemed to sum up Blackburn defending at its worst. Free kick conceded in a dangerous area, two headers missed and the ball in the back of the net. The ball was in the air a long time; plenty for Robinson to come and claim.

I am encouraged by the start.
65% possession against the pre-season automatic promotion favourites Either Rovers are that good or Cardiff aren't that good. The statistic is about 50% better than Rovers average last season and I do not recall a match at home where possession was anywhere near that level. Bowyer may have been negative because he was disappointed that some of the things that had been worked on in training didn't show up on the match pitch. Agree with the comments about Lowe as full back. I really thought Bowyer had brought Varney to play as centre half after the way he praised his defensive performance against Charlton. The goal seemed to sum up Blackburn defending at its worst. Free kick conceded in a dangerous area, two headers missed and the ball in the back of the net. The ball was in the air a long time; plenty for Robinson to come and claim. I am encouraged by the start. Richard Oakley
  • Score: 4

1:54pm Sun 10 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

French Rover wrote:
Good starting point for the rest of the season. Cardiff are a lot of folks favourites to go back up and we played them off the park at times. Just a shame we didnt turn all that excellent possession into goals to go on and the game, but it is a hard fought point gained against one of the best sides in the league and surely this shows that GB has got it right and we are for a very good season. Well done Rovers!
I am surprised that you didn't feel that in spite of all possession in the second half we didn't look like we could break them down and that it was crying out for a tactical change in the last 15 minutes so or in order to try and win the game King's pace and Dunn's creativity may have helped to unlock the door but were not given the opportunity.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Good starting point for the rest of the season. Cardiff are a lot of folks favourites to go back up and we played them off the park at times. Just a shame we didnt turn all that excellent possession into goals to go on and the game, but it is a hard fought point gained against one of the best sides in the league and surely this shows that GB has got it right and we are for a very good season. Well done Rovers![/p][/quote]I am surprised that you didn't feel that in spite of all possession in the second half we didn't look like we could break them down and that it was crying out for a tactical change in the last 15 minutes so or in order to try and win the game King's pace and Dunn's creativity may have helped to unlock the door but were not given the opportunity. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 5

2:09pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?
Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat.

A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit.

The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?
I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?
It's the troll Super Claret playing his silly games and extracting the urine out of those that fall for it. Don't let him...
I've heard some nonsense in my time but this takes the biscuit. Because I have the nerve to tell it how it is you consider me to be a Burnley fan? What a moron.

Wake up and smell the poultry. Its time we had a dose of our own medicine after lording it over the dingles for so many years. I actually do believe in Karma and I think that's what we Blackburn Rovers fans are now experiencing, we had the high's with the bottomless pockets of Jack Walker, so we must now accept the lows of the Venky's and their complete mismanagement of our club. Some would say we deserve it for being so cocky, but I for one have now wound my neck in and hope that we can imitate the Burnley success story ourselves, but it will take time.

Stop being so blinkered you fools.
Stop being so obsessed with all things blue and white.
Prise your fingers off that keyboard and take in some fresh air.
Maybe you can take a stroll and troll up and down your new player's tunnel for the rest of the day!
Heard it's already been nominated for next year's RIBA Stirling competition.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Better quality in the final third means better wide players as our wide men did not create anything the Cardiff central defence had Rhodes and Co tied up even though they had not played together for a year! We need to spend on a CB /RB and possibly a replacement manager with a more attacking attitude,sorry GB everyone thinks you are a great guy I am no exception but please show some ambition and passion your about the only manager who does not get animated during a game I would have run on the field to tell that ref it was obviously in the box so why didn't he do the same?[/p][/quote]Was Rhodes even on the pitch? He was anonymous for so much of the game you'd be forgiven for thinking he was sitting it out, the Cardiff defensive pair had him tucked up in their back pocket throughout, and a poor defence at that, when we come up against the better sides then he's going to really struggle. We need to get some movement in there and I'm afraid Rhodes and Gestede are lacking somewhat. A poor start from us, lets just hope Bowyer is given some money asap to bring a bit of talent in to get this bunch of journeymen fired up a bit. The signs are grim at the moment with two tough away games coming up at Blackpool and Norwich, we could well be bottom of the pile 3 games in and then panic will set in. God help us if we pick up any injuries, it just doesn't bear thinking about. Why have we got rid of so many decent Championship level players!??? What is Bowyer playing at?[/p][/quote]I think the question is: What the f*ck are you playing at?[/p][/quote]It's the troll Super Claret playing his silly games and extracting the urine out of those that fall for it. Don't let him...[/p][/quote]I've heard some nonsense in my time but this takes the biscuit. Because I have the nerve to tell it how it is you consider me to be a Burnley fan? What a moron. Wake up and smell the poultry. Its time we had a dose of our own medicine after lording it over the dingles for so many years. I actually do believe in Karma and I think that's what we Blackburn Rovers fans are now experiencing, we had the high's with the bottomless pockets of Jack Walker, so we must now accept the lows of the Venky's and their complete mismanagement of our club. Some would say we deserve it for being so cocky, but I for one have now wound my neck in and hope that we can imitate the Burnley success story ourselves, but it will take time. Stop being so blinkered you fools.[/p][/quote]Stop being so obsessed with all things blue and white. Prise your fingers off that keyboard and take in some fresh air. Maybe you can take a stroll and troll up and down your new player's tunnel for the rest of the day! Heard it's already been nominated for next year's RIBA Stirling competition. Maxrus
  • Score: 0

3:41pm Sun 10 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
But that wasn't the question.
And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are.

I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it?

Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.
Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know.
My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory.
Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game?
You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another:
What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?
In answer to your hypothetical question "We wuz robbed". :-)

In answer to your other comment regarding snatching draws and defeats from the jaws of victory I have to agree that it happened too often last season.

But I don't think that GB has a monopoly on that either, in ever game of football there tends to be another team on the pitch, with a manager trying to win it as well, or if they are behind snatch a draw at least.

That's what make the game so much better than others, the highs, lows and opinons.
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.[/p][/quote]But that wasn't the question.[/p][/quote]And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are. I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it? Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.[/p][/quote]Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know. My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory. Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game? You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another: What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?[/p][/quote]In answer to your hypothetical question "We wuz robbed". :-) In answer to your other comment regarding snatching draws and defeats from the jaws of victory I have to agree that it happened too often last season. But I don't think that GB has a monopoly on that either, in ever game of football there tends to be another team on the pitch, with a manager trying to win it as well, or if they are behind snatch a draw at least. That's what make the game so much better than others, the highs, lows and opinons. owd nick
  • Score: 1

3:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
Rhodes and Gestede up front is hardly a negative approach by GB but he is right to be cautious. There are still far too many doom mongers waiting to pounce on every dropped point, including the two miserable old gits sat behind me last night who criticised virtually every kick of the game. Let's remember that the last time Cardiff came to Ewood, on a Friday night, they muller end us 3 0. Of course we could have done more in the final third but let's build the confidence steadily without restring to panic substitutions. It's a long season and I am sure that King, Marshall etc. will have a role to play. I do agree though that we need more defensive quality, especially at centre back. Baptiste looks a little rash and was perhaps lucky not to have been red carded. Tommy Spurr will make a big difference at left back and if GB is going to continue his love affair with Jason Lowe, groom him at right back. All in all though, a solid start and much to be optimistic about.
Ah Angry, I wondered where Statler and Waldorf had gone from last season, looks like you have them, best of luck! :-)

Agree with you, I was a bit disappointed with the draw but it was a decent overall performance against a defensively well drilled side, apart from 2 or 3 set pieces they never gave us any real problems.

Looking forward to Blackpool next week, we have sold out our allocation so should be a great atmosphere.
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: Rhodes and Gestede up front is hardly a negative approach by GB but he is right to be cautious. There are still far too many doom mongers waiting to pounce on every dropped point, including the two miserable old gits sat behind me last night who criticised virtually every kick of the game. Let's remember that the last time Cardiff came to Ewood, on a Friday night, they muller end us 3 0. Of course we could have done more in the final third but let's build the confidence steadily without restring to panic substitutions. It's a long season and I am sure that King, Marshall etc. will have a role to play. I do agree though that we need more defensive quality, especially at centre back. Baptiste looks a little rash and was perhaps lucky not to have been red carded. Tommy Spurr will make a big difference at left back and if GB is going to continue his love affair with Jason Lowe, groom him at right back. All in all though, a solid start and much to be optimistic about.[/p][/quote]Ah Angry, I wondered where Statler and Waldorf had gone from last season, looks like you have them, best of luck! :-) Agree with you, I was a bit disappointed with the draw but it was a decent overall performance against a defensively well drilled side, apart from 2 or 3 set pieces they never gave us any real problems. Looking forward to Blackpool next week, we have sold out our allocation so should be a great atmosphere. owd nick
  • Score: 1

4:20pm Sun 10 Aug 14

French Rover says...

My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....
My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers.... French Rover
  • Score: 3

4:40pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
But that wasn't the question.
And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are.

I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it?

Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.
Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know.
My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory.
Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game?
You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another:
What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?
In answer to your hypothetical question "We wuz robbed". :-)

In answer to your other comment regarding snatching draws and defeats from the jaws of victory I have to agree that it happened too often last season.

But I don't think that GB has a monopoly on that either, in ever game of football there tends to be another team on the pitch, with a manager trying to win it as well, or if they are behind snatch a draw at least.

That's what make the game so much better than others, the highs, lows and opinons.
Ha ha - good answer to the hypothetical.
Just for the record, I really want GB to succeed, he deserves to be our manager after all the hard work he has done, especially ridding our club of the parasitic ones and bringing stability back.
I'm not one calling for his head, as a couple of posts have done already but am concerned over his over-cautious approach.
Like I posted earlier, he now has given himself the players who can put some teams to bed, but seems hesitant to do this.
Other games will be much closer and will have to rely on a more cautious approach.
What I don't want, come the end of the season, if we fail to make top six, is that we don't leave anything on the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.[/p][/quote]But that wasn't the question.[/p][/quote]And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are. I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it? Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.[/p][/quote]Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know. My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory. Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game? You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another: What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?[/p][/quote]In answer to your hypothetical question "We wuz robbed". :-) In answer to your other comment regarding snatching draws and defeats from the jaws of victory I have to agree that it happened too often last season. But I don't think that GB has a monopoly on that either, in ever game of football there tends to be another team on the pitch, with a manager trying to win it as well, or if they are behind snatch a draw at least. That's what make the game so much better than others, the highs, lows and opinons.[/p][/quote]Ha ha - good answer to the hypothetical. Just for the record, I really want GB to succeed, he deserves to be our manager after all the hard work he has done, especially ridding our club of the parasitic ones and bringing stability back. I'm not one calling for his head, as a couple of posts have done already but am concerned over his over-cautious approach. Like I posted earlier, he now has given himself the players who can put some teams to bed, but seems hesitant to do this. Other games will be much closer and will have to rely on a more cautious approach. What I don't want, come the end of the season, if we fail to make top six, is that we don't leave anything on the pitch. Maxrus
  • Score: 2

4:45pm Sun 10 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Can somebody explain why all the pundits seem to be giving a home win for Blackpool. On what are they basing their prediction? On paper it should be an easy win for the Rovers, but then again the match is played on grass not paper.
Can somebody explain why all the pundits seem to be giving a home win for Blackpool. On what are they basing their prediction? On paper it should be an easy win for the Rovers, but then again the match is played on grass not paper. A Darener
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

owd nick says...

A Darener wrote:
Can somebody explain why all the pundits seem to be giving a home win for Blackpool. On what are they basing their prediction? On paper it should be an easy win for the Rovers, but then again the match is played on grass not paper.
Nope! :-)
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Can somebody explain why all the pundits seem to be giving a home win for Blackpool. On what are they basing their prediction? On paper it should be an easy win for the Rovers, but then again the match is played on grass not paper.[/p][/quote]Nope! :-) owd nick
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Maxrus says...

A Darener wrote:
Can somebody explain why all the pundits seem to be giving a home win for Blackpool. On what are they basing their prediction? On paper it should be an easy win for the Rovers, but then again the match is played on grass not paper.
They've all misread Liverpool for Blackpool ??
Does seem very odd though.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Can somebody explain why all the pundits seem to be giving a home win for Blackpool. On what are they basing their prediction? On paper it should be an easy win for the Rovers, but then again the match is played on grass not paper.[/p][/quote]They've all misread Liverpool for Blackpool ?? Does seem very odd though. Maxrus
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Sun 10 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Maxrus wrote:
owd nick wrote:
Question to everyone;

"If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted?

Would it have been;

- We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point.
- At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.
I prefer the following NIck:

Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit.
Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened.
As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.
But that wasn't the question.
And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are.

I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it?

Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.
Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know.
My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory.
Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game?
You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another:
What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?
In answer to your hypothetical question "We wuz robbed". :-)

In answer to your other comment regarding snatching draws and defeats from the jaws of victory I have to agree that it happened too often last season.

But I don't think that GB has a monopoly on that either, in ever game of football there tends to be another team on the pitch, with a manager trying to win it as well, or if they are behind snatch a draw at least.

That's what make the game so much better than others, the highs, lows and opinons.
Ha ha - good answer to the hypothetical.
Just for the record, I really want GB to succeed, he deserves to be our manager after all the hard work he has done, especially ridding our club of the parasitic ones and bringing stability back.
I'm not one calling for his head, as a couple of posts have done already but am concerned over his over-cautious approach.
Like I posted earlier, he now has given himself the players who can put some teams to bed, but seems hesitant to do this.
Other games will be much closer and will have to rely on a more cautious approach.
What I don't want, come the end of the season, if we fail to make top six, is that we don't leave anything on the pitch.
I doubt we will be leaving much on the pitch, after all we didn't last season so why should that change.

I think we have better players who are fitter, better organised and much more positive and committed that this time last season, it's early doors but I haven't seen anything that frightens me yet, apart from the fact that we no longer have a monopoly on owner incompetence.

Give it 10 games and we will have a much better perspective on how things are going to progress this season, I would hope to be in the top 6 or at the very least on the fringes by then.

And we will have a much better idea as to what the rest of the teams in the Championship actually have to offer, rather than what the pundits think.

Currently trying to stay awake watching Wolves v Norwich, think I will go and count raindrops it's that dull.
[quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maxrus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Question to everyone; "If GB had done as many are suggesting, taken off Rhodes and A.N Other to bring on two of King, Dunny, Varney, and then gone on to loose the game how would you have reacted? Would it have been; - We were playing well, doesn't know what he's doing, cost us a point. - At least he tried to win the game, shame we lost.[/p][/quote]I prefer the following NIck: Bring on King on the right wing and give the defence something different to think about, would have stretched their midfield and back four giving Rhodes and Gestede a bit more space down the middle to exploit. Once teams adopt a defensive mentality it is sometimes difficult for them to change to a more attacking set-up, so imo, doubt very much this would have happened. As the saying goes, the best way to defend is to attack.[/p][/quote]But that wasn't the question.[/p][/quote]And you aren't the manager with 20 odd thousand fans who know much more about football than you do telling you how crap you are. I think we all agree that King would have made a difference for the last 10 or 20 minutes, but that isn't our decision to make is it? Pretty sure King and the rest will get their chances as the season progresses, there are another 45 games to go in a long hard season.[/p][/quote]Bit strong that Owd Nick - the game is all about opinions as you well know. My opinion of GB is not based on last nights match but from many games last season when we managed to snatch draws and defeat from the jaws of victory. Let's be honest, most fans like to think they're managers, all with differing views of what is the best eleven and what/when substitutes should be used, isn't that the beauty of our game? You asked a hypothetical question, may I ask another: What would you have posted had we conceded a goal in those dying last two minutes?[/p][/quote]In answer to your hypothetical question "We wuz robbed". :-) In answer to your other comment regarding snatching draws and defeats from the jaws of victory I have to agree that it happened too often last season. But I don't think that GB has a monopoly on that either, in ever game of football there tends to be another team on the pitch, with a manager trying to win it as well, or if they are behind snatch a draw at least. That's what make the game so much better than others, the highs, lows and opinons.[/p][/quote]Ha ha - good answer to the hypothetical. Just for the record, I really want GB to succeed, he deserves to be our manager after all the hard work he has done, especially ridding our club of the parasitic ones and bringing stability back. I'm not one calling for his head, as a couple of posts have done already but am concerned over his over-cautious approach. Like I posted earlier, he now has given himself the players who can put some teams to bed, but seems hesitant to do this. Other games will be much closer and will have to rely on a more cautious approach. What I don't want, come the end of the season, if we fail to make top six, is that we don't leave anything on the pitch.[/p][/quote]I doubt we will be leaving much on the pitch, after all we didn't last season so why should that change. I think we have better players who are fitter, better organised and much more positive and committed that this time last season, it's early doors but I haven't seen anything that frightens me yet, apart from the fact that we no longer have a monopoly on owner incompetence. Give it 10 games and we will have a much better perspective on how things are going to progress this season, I would hope to be in the top 6 or at the very least on the fringes by then. And we will have a much better idea as to what the rest of the teams in the Championship actually have to offer, rather than what the pundits think. Currently trying to stay awake watching Wolves v Norwich, think I will go and count raindrops it's that dull. owd nick
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7:45pm Sun 10 Aug 14

baldie says...

Unbeaten in 13,calm down.
Unbeaten in 13,calm down. baldie
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8:38pm Sun 10 Aug 14

BlueSkies says...

Good start. Fabulous atmosphere Friday night, holiday family feel good experience. Fanzone a brilliant concept.

A long campaign ahead, Blackpool sold out already.

I'm sure it will be interesting.

I've followed the shirt for over 50 years, my first away game was the 3-3 draw in the DingleDome in 1960.

I think GB is doing brilliantly well. We have some good young lads coming through and would like GB to go with them at some point
Good start. Fabulous atmosphere Friday night, holiday family feel good experience. Fanzone a brilliant concept. A long campaign ahead, Blackpool sold out already. I'm sure it will be interesting. I've followed the shirt for over 50 years, my first away game was the 3-3 draw in the DingleDome in 1960. I think GB is doing brilliantly well. We have some good young lads coming through and would like GB to go with them at some point BlueSkies
  • Score: 2

9:41pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

owd nick wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
Rhodes and Gestede up front is hardly a negative approach by GB but he is right to be cautious. There are still far too many doom mongers waiting to pounce on every dropped point, including the two miserable old gits sat behind me last night who criticised virtually every kick of the game. Let's remember that the last time Cardiff came to Ewood, on a Friday night, they muller end us 3 0. Of course we could have done more in the final third but let's build the confidence steadily without restring to panic substitutions. It's a long season and I am sure that King, Marshall etc. will have a role to play. I do agree though that we need more defensive quality, especially at centre back. Baptiste looks a little rash and was perhaps lucky not to have been red carded. Tommy Spurr will make a big difference at left back and if GB is going to continue his love affair with Jason Lowe, groom him at right back. All in all though, a solid start and much to be optimistic about.
Ah Angry, I wondered where Statler and Waldorf had gone from last season, looks like you have them, best of luck! :-)

Agree with you, I was a bit disappointed with the draw but it was a decent overall performance against a defensively well drilled side, apart from 2 or 3 set pieces they never gave us any real problems.

Looking forward to Blackpool next week, we have sold out our allocation so should be a great atmosphere.
Statdler and Waldorf on steroids. If it weren't for the fact that I know that little David and Knackersley don't know where Ewood is, I was almost convinced it was them.
Great time to play Blackpool and the three points are already in my spreadsheet
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: Rhodes and Gestede up front is hardly a negative approach by GB but he is right to be cautious. There are still far too many doom mongers waiting to pounce on every dropped point, including the two miserable old gits sat behind me last night who criticised virtually every kick of the game. Let's remember that the last time Cardiff came to Ewood, on a Friday night, they muller end us 3 0. Of course we could have done more in the final third but let's build the confidence steadily without restring to panic substitutions. It's a long season and I am sure that King, Marshall etc. will have a role to play. I do agree though that we need more defensive quality, especially at centre back. Baptiste looks a little rash and was perhaps lucky not to have been red carded. Tommy Spurr will make a big difference at left back and if GB is going to continue his love affair with Jason Lowe, groom him at right back. All in all though, a solid start and much to be optimistic about.[/p][/quote]Ah Angry, I wondered where Statler and Waldorf had gone from last season, looks like you have them, best of luck! :-) Agree with you, I was a bit disappointed with the draw but it was a decent overall performance against a defensively well drilled side, apart from 2 or 3 set pieces they never gave us any real problems. Looking forward to Blackpool next week, we have sold out our allocation so should be a great atmosphere.[/p][/quote]Statdler and Waldorf on steroids. If it weren't for the fact that I know that little David and Knackersley don't know where Ewood is, I was almost convinced it was them. Great time to play Blackpool and the three points are already in my spreadsheet Angry From Accrington
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10:43pm Sun 10 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

French Rover wrote:
My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....
It will be interesting to hear your comments after the match Frenchy, obviously not familiar with GB's cautious approach who would no doubt be happy with a draw. Let's hope I have to eat my words on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....[/p][/quote]It will be interesting to hear your comments after the match Frenchy, obviously not familiar with GB's cautious approach who would no doubt be happy with a draw. Let's hope I have to eat my words on Saturday. A Rover 45 years and over
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11:32pm Sun 10 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
French Rover wrote:
My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....
It will be interesting to hear your comments after the match Frenchy, obviously not familiar with GB's cautious approach who would no doubt be happy with a draw. Let's hope I have to eat my words on Saturday.
Aye, have a good trip Frenchie, your positive vibes will be a welcome addition to Gary Bowyers Blue & White Army.

Blackpool are in disarray right now, Rovers need to put them to the sword, any win would be most acceptable.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....[/p][/quote]It will be interesting to hear your comments after the match Frenchy, obviously not familiar with GB's cautious approach who would no doubt be happy with a draw. Let's hope I have to eat my words on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Aye, have a good trip Frenchie, your positive vibes will be a welcome addition to Gary Bowyers Blue & White Army. Blackpool are in disarray right now, Rovers need to put them to the sword, any win would be most acceptable. greenscreener
  • Score: 2

8:23am Mon 11 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

Still a wild rover thinks we are trolls if we feel GB lacks ambition? Who does feel GB motivates the side? We pass well in midfield great stuff,our defense is still a bit shaky,we have the best front pairing in the league so why are we drawing games Wild Rover? Are you a fairy as you seem to know all about Trolls? I am a footballer and a fan of Rovers I want them to win what's wrong with that? all I see his people getting over excited because we managed a draw off a fairly average side.How many draws have we had in our extended unbeaten run? Is that good or would a win and a defeat be better? You would not know your head is buried in fairy stories.
Still a wild rover thinks we are trolls if we feel GB lacks ambition? Who does feel GB motivates the side? We pass well in midfield great stuff,our defense is still a bit shaky,we have the best front pairing in the league so why are we drawing games Wild Rover? Are you a fairy as you seem to know all about Trolls? I am a footballer and a fan of Rovers I want them to win what's wrong with that? all I see his people getting over excited because we managed a draw off a fairly average side.How many draws have we had in our extended unbeaten run? Is that good or would a win and a defeat be better? You would not know your head is buried in fairy stories. bburnrover
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8:37am Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

bburnrover wrote:
Still a wild rover thinks we are trolls if we feel GB lacks ambition? Who does feel GB motivates the side? We pass well in midfield great stuff,our defense is still a bit shaky,we have the best front pairing in the league so why are we drawing games Wild Rover? Are you a fairy as you seem to know all about Trolls? I am a footballer and a fan of Rovers I want them to win what's wrong with that? all I see his people getting over excited because we managed a draw off a fairly average side.How many draws have we had in our extended unbeaten run? Is that good or would a win and a defeat be better? You would not know your head is buried in fairy stories.
Take a chill pill mate.

If you are referring to Cardiff as a "fairly average side", well they are most pundits and bookies favorites to go up as champions.

I agree they put up a "fairly average" performance against us but in adopting the "none shall pass" tactics against us they actually paid us a pretty serious compliment.

I expect pretty much the same from Blackpool on Saturday, they are unlikely to play open attacking football against us because they know we will take them apart if they do, so we will have to be patient and not give them anything to hang onto.

It's their first home game after all.

Also an unbeaten run is an unbeaten run, it means we are picking up points every game, or would you prefer a run of 13 losses?

Now if that happened I am pretty certain the tone on here would be very different.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Still a wild rover thinks we are trolls if we feel GB lacks ambition? Who does feel GB motivates the side? We pass well in midfield great stuff,our defense is still a bit shaky,we have the best front pairing in the league so why are we drawing games Wild Rover? Are you a fairy as you seem to know all about Trolls? I am a footballer and a fan of Rovers I want them to win what's wrong with that? all I see his people getting over excited because we managed a draw off a fairly average side.How many draws have we had in our extended unbeaten run? Is that good or would a win and a defeat be better? You would not know your head is buried in fairy stories.[/p][/quote]Take a chill pill mate. If you are referring to Cardiff as a "fairly average side", well they are most pundits and bookies favorites to go up as champions. I agree they put up a "fairly average" performance against us but in adopting the "none shall pass" tactics against us they actually paid us a pretty serious compliment. I expect pretty much the same from Blackpool on Saturday, they are unlikely to play open attacking football against us because they know we will take them apart if they do, so we will have to be patient and not give them anything to hang onto. It's their first home game after all. Also an unbeaten run is an unbeaten run, it means we are picking up points every game, or would you prefer a run of 13 losses? Now if that happened I am pretty certain the tone on here would be very different. owd nick
  • Score: 2

8:50am Mon 11 Aug 14

owd nick says...

greenscreener wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
French Rover wrote:
My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....
It will be interesting to hear your comments after the match Frenchy, obviously not familiar with GB's cautious approach who would no doubt be happy with a draw. Let's hope I have to eat my words on Saturday.
Aye, have a good trip Frenchie, your positive vibes will be a welcome addition to Gary Bowyers Blue & White Army.

Blackpool are in disarray right now, Rovers need to put them to the sword, any win would be most acceptable.
Row P seats 79 and 80 - "restricted view" feel free to chat if you want too.

How on earth can there be restricted views at so called Premier League grounds these days is beyond me.

I, as usual, am a bit more circumspect regarding the score, I think we will need to hit them early on and get their fans on their backs, if we do we should romp home, if not it could be a lot harder than people think.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: My first game of the season next weekend Nick. Cant wait to see us smash the donkey lashers! Expect at least a six goal win from the rampant Rovers....[/p][/quote]It will be interesting to hear your comments after the match Frenchy, obviously not familiar with GB's cautious approach who would no doubt be happy with a draw. Let's hope I have to eat my words on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Aye, have a good trip Frenchie, your positive vibes will be a welcome addition to Gary Bowyers Blue & White Army. Blackpool are in disarray right now, Rovers need to put them to the sword, any win would be most acceptable.[/p][/quote]Row P seats 79 and 80 - "restricted view" feel free to chat if you want too. How on earth can there be restricted views at so called Premier League grounds these days is beyond me. I, as usual, am a bit more circumspect regarding the score, I think we will need to hit them early on and get their fans on their backs, if we do we should romp home, if not it could be a lot harder than people think. owd nick
  • Score: 1

10:27am Mon 11 Aug 14

kitchener2 says...

modan wrote:
It was a great performance by Rovers Cairney and Conway played well like Conway says we needed more quality in the final third , Bowyer should have brought on Dunn and King in second half taking off Rhodes and Lowe.
We were poor in the final third and Dunn and King would have been lethal.
Bowyer says we cannot add more quality to our squad due to financial fair play.Sure we need a defender and a keeper that's not going bend the rules.

USA is the most powerful country in the world the world's only superpower.Is the world safe with USA ?
In twenty years time we might see three more superpowers China India and Russia. Four superpowers are better than one.
Go to another thread in another newspaper......muppe
t!
[quote][p][bold]modan[/bold] wrote: It was a great performance by Rovers Cairney and Conway played well like Conway says we needed more quality in the final third , Bowyer should have brought on Dunn and King in second half taking off Rhodes and Lowe. We were poor in the final third and Dunn and King would have been lethal. Bowyer says we cannot add more quality to our squad due to financial fair play.Sure we need a defender and a keeper that's not going bend the rules. USA is the most powerful country in the world the world's only superpower.Is the world safe with USA ? In twenty years time we might see three more superpowers China India and Russia. Four superpowers are better than one.[/p][/quote]Go to another thread in another newspaper......muppe t! kitchener2
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