It would take £12m bid for Blackburn Rovers to consider selling Jordan Rhodes

Hull want to sign Rovers star Jordan Rhodes

Hull want to sign Rovers star Jordan Rhodes

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IT would take an offer of £12m for Blackburn Rovers to consider selling prized asset Jordan Rhodes.

Club record signing Rhodes was yesterday the subject of a failed £8m bid from Premier League outfit Hull City.

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Rovers do not want to sell the prolific striker who has scored 53 goals in 99 games for the club following his £8m move from Huddersfield Town in August 2012.

Ewood Park bosses hoped to fend off potential suitors by handing the 24-year-old a new and improved five-year contract last month.

But that has not stopped Hull, whose assistant manager and former Rovers midfielder Steve Agnew is Rhodes’ uncle, from becoming the first club to formally table an offer for the Scotland international.

That opening offer was turned down.

But it is believed the Tigers, who are in the market for a new forward after selling Shane Long to Southampton for £12m, will return with a club record bid.

However it is understood they will have to hand over all of the proceeds from Long’s sale if they are to stand any chance of getting their man.

Rovers boss Gary Bowyer yesterday confirmed that Hull, whose current club record signing is £8m midfielder Jake Livermore, wanted Rhodes.

He does not want to lose his talisman.

But he accepts the situation could be taken out of his hands.

“It is obviously something you don’t want and we gave him a new contract recently so we thought that would be the end of it,” said Bowyer, who stated he has not been told he has to sell any of his top players by the Rovers board or owners Venky’s.

“But I totally understand that Premiership clubs would be interested in someone that scores as many goals as he does.

“From a footballing point of view there’s no decision to be made in my eyes – you’re guaranteed a minimum of 25 goals a season.

“He’s the best finisher I’ve ever worked with so, from a footballing point of view, if my opinion was asked, it would be a big fat ‘no’, we shouldn’t sell him.

“But I understand there’s the lure of the Premier League and the finances that would be involved.

“It’s out of my hands.”

Asked whether he would be consulted over any potential sale Bowyer said: “The relationship we have with the board and the owners is a close one and it’s one based on respect both ways and I understand the club has got to comply with Financial Fair Play.

“It doesn’t make my job any easier but rather than kick off and sulk about it I have to accept those terms and get on with the job to the best of my ability.”

As things stand Rhodes who has scored 54 goals in the Championship since the start of the 2012-13 season – more than any other player – is set to start for Rovers in tomorrow’s home clash against Bournemouth.

If he does play it will be his 100th appearance for the club.

Bowyer spoke to Rhodes before training yesterday about Hull’s interest.

And he insists the former Ipswich Town and Huddersfield frontman, who has notched 150 goals in 280 senior club appearances, will be in the right frame of mind to take on the Cherries.

Bowyer said: “There’s a lot of time before now and Saturday but Jordan is the ultimate professional and I’m sure he’ll just concentrate on preparing properly and getting ready for the game.”

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7:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

cya!
cya! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 7

7:27am Fri 22 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.
I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him. bburnrover
  • Score: 10

7:28am Fri 22 Aug 14

hasslem hasslem says...

realistic comments from bowyer.
realistic comments from bowyer. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -12

7:36am Fri 22 Aug 14

I live here says...

I suspect that we have not heard the end of this one. Even if Hull don't come up with an acceptable offer, the publicity will alert other clubs and "hungry agents" to Jordan's potential availability, especially when the club indicate an asking price that they would consider.

Fingers crossed that it all drags on too long and the window closes. We need a blend of quality strikers to allow Gary to adjust the team to the opposition.
I suspect that we have not heard the end of this one. Even if Hull don't come up with an acceptable offer, the publicity will alert other clubs and "hungry agents" to Jordan's potential availability, especially when the club indicate an asking price that they would consider. Fingers crossed that it all drags on too long and the window closes. We need a blend of quality strikers to allow Gary to adjust the team to the opposition. I live here
  • Score: 3

7:39am Fri 22 Aug 14

mammamiauk says...

bburnrover wrote:
I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.
I whole-heartedly agree. If I were the owner (and also with recently having offered Rhodes a new contract), I personally would NOT sell him. The bid from Hull has come at the wrong time when the players are already well settled with each other for the new season and if Rhodes goes, we have no time to bring in someone to replace him (like what you have mentioned above).

It does sound like Rovers will be losing Rhodes but all Rovers fans obviously hope not.

When I last spoke with Rhodes before the Cardiff City game, he told me that he was very pleased to have signed a new contract.

RTID
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.[/p][/quote]I whole-heartedly agree. If I were the owner (and also with recently having offered Rhodes a new contract), I personally would NOT sell him. The bid from Hull has come at the wrong time when the players are already well settled with each other for the new season and if Rhodes goes, we have no time to bring in someone to replace him (like what you have mentioned above). It does sound like Rovers will be losing Rhodes but all Rovers fans obviously hope not. When I last spoke with Rhodes before the Cardiff City game, he told me that he was very pleased to have signed a new contract. RTID mammamiauk
  • Score: -8

7:55am Fri 22 Aug 14

mammamiauk says...

I omitted to add that the moment Rhodes signed a new contract, Rovers should have announced that he is NOT for sale to stop other clubs coming in for him. But hey, Liverpool did that with Suarez and sold him - then again, circumstances during the World Cup changed that.
I omitted to add that the moment Rhodes signed a new contract, Rovers should have announced that he is NOT for sale to stop other clubs coming in for him. But hey, Liverpool did that with Suarez and sold him - then again, circumstances during the World Cup changed that. mammamiauk
  • Score: 0

7:58am Fri 22 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

DO I HEAR 13, 13, 13, ?

ALL IN...FAIR WARNED...?

Putting aside all the rumour and speculation it seems bizarre that the transfer window doesn't close when the season starts. I thought the idea was to bring a little stability.
DO I HEAR 13, 13, 13, ? ALL IN...FAIR WARNED...? Putting aside all the rumour and speculation it seems bizarre that the transfer window doesn't close when the season starts. I thought the idea was to bring a little stability. greenscreener
  • Score: -1

8:19am Fri 22 Aug 14

Welsh Rover says...

No fan wants to see Rhodes leave but after two fantastic seasons in the Championship, (for him personally), it's almost inevitable that he will make the step up. Obviously, we'd rather he stays one more season and help us get promotion, and the signing of a contract extension in the summer led us all to believe that he would.

If he does go I'll wish him all the best, but, Hull City? Come on, Jordan, Premier League or not, it's still, well, Hull!
No fan wants to see Rhodes leave but after two fantastic seasons in the Championship, (for him personally), it's almost inevitable that he will make the step up. Obviously, we'd rather he stays one more season and help us get promotion, and the signing of a contract extension in the summer led us all to believe that he would. If he does go I'll wish him all the best, but, Hull City? Come on, Jordan, Premier League or not, it's still, well, Hull! Welsh Rover
  • Score: 5

8:25am Fri 22 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Haven't been able to get on here for a couple of days and haven't checked out the previous story, but with 174 comment's I think I can assume that it's full of the usual suspects crowing or whinging and moaning.

Such is life.

So here's my twopennyworth before I get back to the job in hand.

I don't want Rhodes to go, period, but I didn't want Shearer to go either and look what happened then.
I didn't wan't Mark Hughes to go or take his entire backroom staff to Man City ripping the heart out of the club in the process a week or so before the season started, but it happened.

That's football, it's how it works.

£12 million doesn't look a lot for a prolific striker, especially as Huddersfield will be entitled to a cut, But let's not forget that added to that £12 million we will save on his salary as well.

At Ewood he is guaranteed a place, in the PL who knows. the PL is a whole different ball game, bigger squads, better players, hero's become zero's very quickly.

If the offer is financially right for the club then we would be stupid and naive not to accept it with FFP looming, lets not forget GB has made some excellent signings and I am pretty sure he will have someone in mind to replace Rhodes, after all we have faced this dilemma twice a season since he signed.

If he goes that is.

If he goes then best of luck to the lad, he's as honest as the day is long and deserves his chance in the top flight, of course I would prefer that to be with Rovers, but that's football.
Haven't been able to get on here for a couple of days and haven't checked out the previous story, but with 174 comment's I think I can assume that it's full of the usual suspects crowing or whinging and moaning. Such is life. So here's my twopennyworth before I get back to the job in hand. I don't want Rhodes to go, period, but I didn't want Shearer to go either and look what happened then. I didn't wan't Mark Hughes to go or take his entire backroom staff to Man City ripping the heart out of the club in the process a week or so before the season started, but it happened. That's football, it's how it works. £12 million doesn't look a lot for a prolific striker, especially as Huddersfield will be entitled to a cut, But let's not forget that added to that £12 million we will save on his salary as well. At Ewood he is guaranteed a place, in the PL who knows. the PL is a whole different ball game, bigger squads, better players, hero's become zero's very quickly. If the offer is financially right for the club then we would be stupid and naive not to accept it with FFP looming, lets not forget GB has made some excellent signings and I am pretty sure he will have someone in mind to replace Rhodes, after all we have faced this dilemma twice a season since he signed. If he goes that is. If he goes then best of luck to the lad, he's as honest as the day is long and deserves his chance in the top flight, of course I would prefer that to be with Rovers, but that's football. owd nick
  • Score: 7

8:26am Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now.

Forget about promotion.
Forget about the play-off's.
Forget about the top half.
League One here we come.

Game over.

What a shambles.
Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now. Forget about promotion. Forget about the play-off's. Forget about the top half. League One here we come. Game over. What a shambles. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 6

8:28am Fri 22 Aug 14

edmy says...

The right amount offered and he will be sold. There are no ifs and buts
The right amount offered and he will be sold. There are no ifs and buts edmy
  • Score: 6

8:31am Fri 22 Aug 14

dinglecrusher says...

I can't believe the Club would tell a potential buyer what figure they want. No-one selling anything would do that so where does this come from\ Maybe its the media who have to put a different slant on it to keep readers interested
I can't believe the Club would tell a potential buyer what figure they want. No-one selling anything would do that so where does this come from\ Maybe its the media who have to put a different slant on it to keep readers interested dinglecrusher
  • Score: 9

8:32am Fri 22 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

edmy wrote:
The right amount offered and he will be sold. There are no ifs and buts
Correct, same as every other player in the world.
[quote][p][bold]edmy[/bold] wrote: The right amount offered and he will be sold. There are no ifs and buts[/p][/quote]Correct, same as every other player in the world. greenscreener
  • Score: 14

8:40am Fri 22 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

owd nick wrote:
Haven't been able to get on here for a couple of days and haven't checked out the previous story, but with 174 comment's I think I can assume that it's full of the usual suspects crowing or whinging and moaning.

Such is life.

So here's my twopennyworth before I get back to the job in hand.

I don't want Rhodes to go, period, but I didn't want Shearer to go either and look what happened then.
I didn't wan't Mark Hughes to go or take his entire backroom staff to Man City ripping the heart out of the club in the process a week or so before the season started, but it happened.

That's football, it's how it works.

£12 million doesn't look a lot for a prolific striker, especially as Huddersfield will be entitled to a cut, But let's not forget that added to that £12 million we will save on his salary as well.

At Ewood he is guaranteed a place, in the PL who knows. the PL is a whole different ball game, bigger squads, better players, hero's become zero's very quickly.

If the offer is financially right for the club then we would be stupid and naive not to accept it with FFP looming, lets not forget GB has made some excellent signings and I am pretty sure he will have someone in mind to replace Rhodes, after all we have faced this dilemma twice a season since he signed.

If he goes that is.

If he goes then best of luck to the lad, he's as honest as the day is long and deserves his chance in the top flight, of course I would prefer that to be with Rovers, but that's football.
Have to agree with that summation Nick, would love him to stay and be part of a promotion team but if not, he's given us two good seasons and many, including me, believed he was over priced when we bought him.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: Haven't been able to get on here for a couple of days and haven't checked out the previous story, but with 174 comment's I think I can assume that it's full of the usual suspects crowing or whinging and moaning. Such is life. So here's my twopennyworth before I get back to the job in hand. I don't want Rhodes to go, period, but I didn't want Shearer to go either and look what happened then. I didn't wan't Mark Hughes to go or take his entire backroom staff to Man City ripping the heart out of the club in the process a week or so before the season started, but it happened. That's football, it's how it works. £12 million doesn't look a lot for a prolific striker, especially as Huddersfield will be entitled to a cut, But let's not forget that added to that £12 million we will save on his salary as well. At Ewood he is guaranteed a place, in the PL who knows. the PL is a whole different ball game, bigger squads, better players, hero's become zero's very quickly. If the offer is financially right for the club then we would be stupid and naive not to accept it with FFP looming, lets not forget GB has made some excellent signings and I am pretty sure he will have someone in mind to replace Rhodes, after all we have faced this dilemma twice a season since he signed. If he goes that is. If he goes then best of luck to the lad, he's as honest as the day is long and deserves his chance in the top flight, of course I would prefer that to be with Rovers, but that's football.[/p][/quote]Have to agree with that summation Nick, would love him to stay and be part of a promotion team but if not, he's given us two good seasons and many, including me, believed he was over priced when we bought him. greenscreener
  • Score: -2

8:46am Fri 22 Aug 14

owd nick says...

dinglecrusher wrote:
I can't believe the Club would tell a potential buyer what figure they want. No-one selling anything would do that so where does this come from\ Maybe its the media who have to put a different slant on it to keep readers interested
Standard procedure I'm afraid.

Hull "We offer £8 million plus add ons"
Rovers "Sorry come back with a serious offer"
Hull "Ok what about £10 million?"
Rovers "Assuming we are willing to sell let's start around £12 million plus add ons and see who else might be interested".

Add ons could include paying Huddersfield their cut, a cut of any future transfer fees, an agreed amount based on number of appearances or goals scored.
[quote][p][bold]dinglecrusher[/bold] wrote: I can't believe the Club would tell a potential buyer what figure they want. No-one selling anything would do that so where does this come from\ Maybe its the media who have to put a different slant on it to keep readers interested[/p][/quote]Standard procedure I'm afraid. Hull "We offer £8 million plus add ons" Rovers "Sorry come back with a serious offer" Hull "Ok what about £10 million?" Rovers "Assuming we are willing to sell let's start around £12 million plus add ons and see who else might be interested". Add ons could include paying Huddersfield their cut, a cut of any future transfer fees, an agreed amount based on number of appearances or goals scored. owd nick
  • Score: -2

8:55am Fri 22 Aug 14

rhodie110961 says...

Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.
Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield. rhodie110961
  • Score: 4

8:58am Fri 22 Aug 14

owd nick says...

rhodie110961 wrote:
Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.
FFP.
[quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.[/p][/quote]FFP. owd nick
  • Score: 7

9:08am Fri 22 Aug 14

Dorchester Blue says...

It would take12 Million according to who?
It would take12 Million according to who? Dorchester Blue
  • Score: 0

9:17am Fri 22 Aug 14

forever blue and white says...

Really can't see the point of selling Rhodes at this point. He has signed a new 5 year contract. Keep him till January and see where we are in the league. If we are doing well keep him until the end of the season and see what happens. If we are mid table and not looking good for promotion then sell him. I would certainly sell him for more than £12m though. How much did McCormack sell for, £11m? I have no problem selling Rhodes but not now.
Really can't see the point of selling Rhodes at this point. He has signed a new 5 year contract. Keep him till January and see where we are in the league. If we are doing well keep him until the end of the season and see what happens. If we are mid table and not looking good for promotion then sell him. I would certainly sell him for more than £12m though. How much did McCormack sell for, £11m? I have no problem selling Rhodes but not now. forever blue and white
  • Score: -2

9:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

mammamiauk wrote:
I omitted to add that the moment Rhodes signed a new contract, Rovers should have announced that he is NOT for sale to stop other clubs coming in for him. But hey, Liverpool did that with Suarez and sold him - then again, circumstances during the World Cup changed that.
You are right about Suarez and his new contract – and it increased his selling price. Hull has just made a tidy profit selling on Shane Long who they bought only recently. They obviously see Rhodes as a ready-made replacement. The problem Rovers have to me is that he will want to play in top league. All good players do.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: I omitted to add that the moment Rhodes signed a new contract, Rovers should have announced that he is NOT for sale to stop other clubs coming in for him. But hey, Liverpool did that with Suarez and sold him - then again, circumstances during the World Cup changed that.[/p][/quote]You are right about Suarez and his new contract – and it increased his selling price. Hull has just made a tidy profit selling on Shane Long who they bought only recently. They obviously see Rhodes as a ready-made replacement. The problem Rovers have to me is that he will want to play in top league. All good players do. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 6

9:21am Fri 22 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Dorchester Blue wrote:
It would take12 Million according to who?
There may be a release clause?
[quote][p][bold]Dorchester Blue[/bold] wrote: It would take12 Million according to who?[/p][/quote]There may be a release clause? tall in the saddle
  • Score: 4

9:21am Fri 22 Aug 14

jack01 says...

If Hull are willing to pay £12 million or more for a Championship striker with Rhodes' limitations then I think that sums up how desperate they must be at this moment in time.

Rhodes will score goals wherever he plays, but he has obvious shortcomings to his game which makes the money being discussed here staggering.

Rovers should be in the driving seat here. Rhodes recently committed to the club and Venkys don't need to sell for their own benefit. The obvious major issue is FFP rules, and if the club feels this is something that needs to be done with that in mind.

If half of the fee were to go back into the transfer fund for 2 or 3 quality players then I might entertain the idea. But only if it did.
If Hull are willing to pay £12 million or more for a Championship striker with Rhodes' limitations then I think that sums up how desperate they must be at this moment in time. Rhodes will score goals wherever he plays, but he has obvious shortcomings to his game which makes the money being discussed here staggering. Rovers should be in the driving seat here. Rhodes recently committed to the club and Venkys don't need to sell for their own benefit. The obvious major issue is FFP rules, and if the club feels this is something that needs to be done with that in mind. If half of the fee were to go back into the transfer fund for 2 or 3 quality players then I might entertain the idea. But only if it did. jack01
  • Score: -10

9:24am Fri 22 Aug 14

Roverlad says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now.

Forget about promotion.
Forget about the play-off's.
Forget about the top half.
League One here we come.

Game over.

What a shambles.
How long are you going to keep this up for you tool. I like good banter and some of your fellow dingles are quite good at it, some of them even have some valid points. You however are bloody boring and are fooling nobody. Please go away and stop bothering us. Your posts take up room for people who have something interesting to say
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now. Forget about promotion. Forget about the play-off's. Forget about the top half. League One here we come. Game over. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]How long are you going to keep this up for you tool. I like good banter and some of your fellow dingles are quite good at it, some of them even have some valid points. You however are bloody boring and are fooling nobody. Please go away and stop bothering us. Your posts take up room for people who have something interesting to say Roverlad
  • Score: 7

9:35am Fri 22 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now.

Forget about promotion.
Forget about the play-off's.
Forget about the top half.
League One here we come.

Game over.

What a shambles.
Your last post on yesterday's Rovers article was after midnight, and here you are again posting on the first Rovers article of the day just eight in the morning. Assuming you've been to bed, that means the last thing on your mind when you went to bed was Blackburn Rovers, and the first thing on your mind when you get up, is Blackburn Rovers.

Only a complete and utter moron would devote his entire life to the goings on at his teams rivals, and spend ALL day, EVERY day, trolling the internet for articles about them. You couldn't make it up. Your life is a SHAMBLES!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now. Forget about promotion. Forget about the play-off's. Forget about the top half. League One here we come. Game over. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]Your last post on yesterday's Rovers article was after midnight, and here you are again posting on the first Rovers article of the day just eight in the morning. Assuming you've been to bed, that means the last thing on your mind when you went to bed was Blackburn Rovers, and the first thing on your mind when you get up, is Blackburn Rovers. Only a complete and utter moron would devote his entire life to the goings on at his teams rivals, and spend ALL day, EVERY day, trolling the internet for articles about them. You couldn't make it up. Your life is a SHAMBLES! Stone Island:
  • Score: 7

9:39am Fri 22 Aug 14

claret777 says...

bburnrover wrote:
I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.
£12million for an unproven premiership striker...your having a giraffe.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.[/p][/quote]£12million for an unproven premiership striker...your having a giraffe. claret777
  • Score: 0

9:41am Fri 22 Aug 14

claret777 says...

So the club are now asking what they want....obviously desperate to sell...this is what happens when a club is run incorrectly over the years.
So the club are now asking what they want....obviously desperate to sell...this is what happens when a club is run incorrectly over the years. claret777
  • Score: 0

9:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

Roverlad wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now.

Forget about promotion.
Forget about the play-off's.
Forget about the top half.
League One here we come.

Game over.

What a shambles.
How long are you going to keep this up for you tool. I like good banter and some of your fellow dingles are quite good at it, some of them even have some valid points. You however are bloody boring and are fooling nobody. Please go away and stop bothering us. Your posts take up room for people who have something interesting to say
The 'man' is a bell end, and is solely responsible for turning these message boards into a complete farce.

I just can't believe that the LT let him get away with it. He has at least FIVE different usernames. It's about time the LT insisted on only one account per IP address, and when they get banned, they stay banned. This bell end has been banned numerous times, but he just creates another account.
[quote][p][bold]Roverlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now. Forget about promotion. Forget about the play-off's. Forget about the top half. League One here we come. Game over. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]How long are you going to keep this up for you tool. I like good banter and some of your fellow dingles are quite good at it, some of them even have some valid points. You however are bloody boring and are fooling nobody. Please go away and stop bothering us. Your posts take up room for people who have something interesting to say[/p][/quote]The 'man' is a bell end, and is solely responsible for turning these message boards into a complete farce. I just can't believe that the LT let him get away with it. He has at least FIVE different usernames. It's about time the LT insisted on only one account per IP address, and when they get banned, they stay banned. This bell end has been banned numerous times, but he just creates another account. Stone Island:
  • Score: 5

9:50am Fri 22 Aug 14

claret777 says...

rhodie110961 wrote:
Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.
It's called desperate for a few million.
[quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.[/p][/quote]It's called desperate for a few million. claret777
  • Score: -2

9:55am Fri 22 Aug 14

GAZHAY says...

Roverlad wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now.

Forget about promotion.
Forget about the play-off's.
Forget about the top half.
League One here we come.

Game over.

What a shambles.
How long are you going to keep this up for you tool. I like good banter and some of your fellow dingles are quite good at it, some of them even have some valid points. You however are bloody boring and are fooling nobody. Please go away and stop bothering us. Your posts take up room for people who have something interesting to say
Here here. This bell is boring everyone with his sad obsession. Get a life and a job and a new boyfriend to go and play with.
[quote][p][bold]Roverlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Well that's that then. All Rhodes lead to nowhere for us now. Forget about promotion. Forget about the play-off's. Forget about the top half. League One here we come. Game over. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]How long are you going to keep this up for you tool. I like good banter and some of your fellow dingles are quite good at it, some of them even have some valid points. You however are bloody boring and are fooling nobody. Please go away and stop bothering us. Your posts take up room for people who have something interesting to say[/p][/quote]Here here. This bell is boring everyone with his sad obsession. Get a life and a job and a new boyfriend to go and play with. GAZHAY
  • Score: 10

9:59am Fri 22 Aug 14

crankitup says...

it was always on the cards that they would sell JR....that's why the two year contract extension, that's why we have so many forwards......the chicken pluckers say we don't have to sell him so why even consider it unless it was always your intension Gary .

if JR is not being played on Saturday then he will be on his way.
sell out Gary may play him for the last 10mins to allow the home crowd to see him one last time.
it was always on the cards that they would sell JR....that's why the two year contract extension, that's why we have so many forwards......the chicken pluckers say we don't have to sell him so why even consider it unless it was always your intension Gary . if JR is not being played on Saturday then he will be on his way. sell out Gary may play him for the last 10mins to allow the home crowd to see him one last time. crankitup
  • Score: 0

10:12am Fri 22 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

claret777 wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.
£12million for an unproven premiership striker...your having a giraffe.
Tell that to Bent Beak Bruce
[quote][p][bold]claret777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.[/p][/quote]£12million for an unproven premiership striker...your having a giraffe.[/p][/quote]Tell that to Bent Beak Bruce Rovers 1495
  • Score: 2

10:15am Fri 22 Aug 14

French Rover says...

Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season. French Rover
  • Score: 7

10:22am Fri 22 Aug 14

crankitup says...

I mean 5 year extension
I mean 5 year extension crankitup
  • Score: 0

10:31am Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -4

10:36am Fri 22 Aug 14

paladin101 says...

bburnrover wrote:
I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.
Exactly! He is worth more than £12 million, and if the owners even consider selling at that price it's a scandal. We will not be able to find a good replacement, there are not many players around of this quality in that price range, probably none. It would be INSANE to sell, and it would confirm that our owners are not at all ambitious and that they accept our Championship status. There will no time to find a replacement, and there will not be a good replacement available in that price range. DON'T SELL!!! By this decision, we will see the true colours of our owners, if they think about the club and are ambitious, or if they are just out to make some money and jump the ship.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: I would suggest Jordan is worth more than 12 million given the fact that other strikers have gone for more and dont guarantee you the goals Jordan has consistently scored.Hull were in the lower divisions not to long ago with low gates we were in the Premiership what comes around comes around and we need players like Jordan to get us back to our previous heady heights.The sale or non sale will reflect the owners ambitions as to sell him at this stage of the season would effectively put paid to our ambitions as we have no time to use the money available to bring in the quality we need to replace him.[/p][/quote]Exactly! He is worth more than £12 million, and if the owners even consider selling at that price it's a scandal. We will not be able to find a good replacement, there are not many players around of this quality in that price range, probably none. It would be INSANE to sell, and it would confirm that our owners are not at all ambitious and that they accept our Championship status. There will no time to find a replacement, and there will not be a good replacement available in that price range. DON'T SELL!!! By this decision, we will see the true colours of our owners, if they think about the club and are ambitious, or if they are just out to make some money and jump the ship. paladin101
  • Score: 3

10:39am Fri 22 Aug 14

34 years says...

I take it you are Super Claret reborn?
I take it you are Super Claret reborn? 34 years
  • Score: 0

10:45am Fri 22 Aug 14

holmesy69 says...

We're do LT get there news from don't think anybody at Ewood as said 12 mil think the story is made up
We're do LT get there news from don't think anybody at Ewood as said 12 mil think the story is made up holmesy69
  • Score: 1

10:45am Fri 22 Aug 14

benal13 says...

rhodie110961 wrote:
Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.
good point ,where did the £12,000,000 quote come from MR WHEELOCK? have you got a direct line to the venkys or are you stiring the **** ?
[quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Hang on a second, did the owners actually say they would accept 12 million for Rhodes or did the author of this article just surmise that was the acceptable figure. why would they sell our prized asset for virtually no profit in such a crucial time in the clubs history. 20% of what he goes for is to still go back to Huddersfield.[/p][/quote]good point ,where did the £12,000,000 quote come from MR WHEELOCK? have you got a direct line to the venkys or are you stiring the **** ? benal13
  • Score: 1

10:46am Fri 22 Aug 14

crankitup says...

just now on sky sports it states that 'the £8m offer from Hull was rejected, Rovers say it will take a bid of £12m for them to consider letting him go, however if Hull offer a package closed to the £12m Jordan WILL be on his way to Hull'.....someone is lying...GB say's they would consider a £12m bid and Sky sports seem to know that anything close to £12m and in their words he WILL be going.

does this reflect the ambitions of a club who are aiming to get promotion?
if he does go and we do get a player to replace him (doubtful) will this become another excuse if we don't win game...you know the same old (it's a young team that need time to gel!).

even after the heavy defeat to Norwich I still was optimistic, but now the old pessimism is creeping back.

Gary if you want to get promotion, keep him, Jordan if you love playing here as you have stated then stay.....if after the season is over and we've not managed to go up then by all means go.....but this is a bad time
just now on sky sports it states that 'the £8m offer from Hull was rejected, Rovers say it will take a bid of £12m for them to consider letting him go, however if Hull offer a package closed to the £12m Jordan WILL be on his way to Hull'.....someone is lying...GB say's they would consider a £12m bid and Sky sports seem to know that anything close to £12m and in their words he WILL be going. does this reflect the ambitions of a club who are aiming to get promotion? if he does go and we do get a player to replace him (doubtful) will this become another excuse if we don't win game...you know the same old (it's a young team that need time to gel!). even after the heavy defeat to Norwich I still was optimistic, but now the old pessimism is creeping back. Gary if you want to get promotion, keep him, Jordan if you love playing here as you have stated then stay.....if after the season is over and we've not managed to go up then by all means go.....but this is a bad time crankitup
  • Score: 2

10:50am Fri 22 Aug 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!!
Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!! burnleyglentoran
  • Score: 0

10:55am Fri 22 Aug 14

Oz Rover says...

Given there's more thumbs up for most negative comments and more thumbs down for positive comments it's blatantly obvious to see the many many Dingles fans flooding the Rovers news section.

When you think about it, it's very sad and even pathetic that their mob is playing in the Prem (for this season anyway) yet they care more about what's going on at Rovers than their own club it would seem. Looks like the inferiority complex is still massively strong from the Dingles lol Always have been the little brother that wishes he was like the bigger and older one and always will be regardless of how things stand right now.
Given there's more thumbs up for most negative comments and more thumbs down for positive comments it's blatantly obvious to see the many many Dingles fans flooding the Rovers news section. When you think about it, it's very sad and even pathetic that their mob is playing in the Prem (for this season anyway) yet they care more about what's going on at Rovers than their own club it would seem. Looks like the inferiority complex is still massively strong from the Dingles lol Always have been the little brother that wishes he was like the bigger and older one and always will be regardless of how things stand right now. Oz Rover
  • Score: 3

10:56am Fri 22 Aug 14

dinglecrusher says...

FFP is looming large and is probably taking matters out of the Venkys hands
FFP is looming large and is probably taking matters out of the Venkys hands dinglecrusher
  • Score: 0

10:56am Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Rhodes wants out.

We need the money.

Lets get rid of the money grabbing weasel and get on with it, after all we have super Luke Varney ready to bang in 25 goals.

Jordan who?
Rhodes wants out. We need the money. Lets get rid of the money grabbing weasel and get on with it, after all we have super Luke Varney ready to bang in 25 goals. Jordan who? TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

10:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

holmesy69 wrote:
We're do LT get there news from don't think anybody at Ewood as said 12 mil think the story is made up
News flash Hull have upped the offer with add ons, Bye Bye Jordan. The Venkys will pocket the cash and expect Bowyer to find some more bargain basement buys.
[quote][p][bold]holmesy69[/bold] wrote: We're do LT get there news from don't think anybody at Ewood as said 12 mil think the story is made up[/p][/quote]News flash Hull have upped the offer with add ons, Bye Bye Jordan. The Venkys will pocket the cash and expect Bowyer to find some more bargain basement buys. mjp 53
  • Score: -5

10:59am Fri 22 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!!
Wonder if he will take them for Hull ?
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!![/p][/quote]Wonder if he will take them for Hull ? mjp 53
  • Score: -1

11:00am Fri 22 Aug 14

mjp 53 says...

dinglecrusher wrote:
FFP is looming large and is probably taking matters out of the Venkys hands
We did say it was around the corner, transfer embargo, sanctions, points deduction, im sure the Venkys wont want that.
[quote][p][bold]dinglecrusher[/bold] wrote: FFP is looming large and is probably taking matters out of the Venkys hands[/p][/quote]We did say it was around the corner, transfer embargo, sanctions, points deduction, im sure the Venkys wont want that. mjp 53
  • Score: -3

11:25am Fri 22 Aug 14

Scamp Kingsley says...

burnleyglentoran wrote:
Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!!
How many has Rhodes notched up this season?

A penalty against Bury and a header against Stoke.

What about proper matches, the league and cup?

Er... None!

Some top striker.
[quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!![/p][/quote]How many has Rhodes notched up this season? A penalty against Bury and a header against Stoke. What about proper matches, the league and cup? Er... None! Some top striker. Scamp Kingsley
  • Score: -3

11:26am Fri 22 Aug 14

burnleyglentoran says...

Oz Rover wrote:
Given there's more thumbs up for most negative comments and more thumbs down for positive comments it's blatantly obvious to see the many many Dingles fans flooding the Rovers news section.

When you think about it, it's very sad and even pathetic that their mob is playing in the Prem (for this season anyway) yet they care more about what's going on at Rovers than their own club it would seem. Looks like the inferiority complex is still massively strong from the Dingles lol Always have been the little brother that wishes he was like the bigger and older one and always will be regardless of how things stand right now.
It's Friday, not delusion day!!

BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS PREMIER CLUB

BRKFC - AN INDIAN JOKE
[quote][p][bold]Oz Rover[/bold] wrote: Given there's more thumbs up for most negative comments and more thumbs down for positive comments it's blatantly obvious to see the many many Dingles fans flooding the Rovers news section. When you think about it, it's very sad and even pathetic that their mob is playing in the Prem (for this season anyway) yet they care more about what's going on at Rovers than their own club it would seem. Looks like the inferiority complex is still massively strong from the Dingles lol Always have been the little brother that wishes he was like the bigger and older one and always will be regardless of how things stand right now.[/p][/quote]It's Friday, not delusion day!! BURNLEY FC - EAST LANCS PREMIER CLUB BRKFC - AN INDIAN JOKE burnleyglentoran
  • Score: -3

11:26am Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

The most painful part of this whole episode is that even after we've sold our only asset of value we'll still fall well short of FFP compliance. The drop in Parachute payments will eat up all that remains of the fee we receive for Rhodes after we have paid off the £4m owed to Huddersfield, and given the expense incurred during the recent contract cancellations we're still going to be placed into a crippling transfer embargo which means more will follow Rhodes out of the door to allow us to reduce the wage bill. Cairney and Gestede will likely be gone in January and we will be unable to bring in replacements. What effect is that going to have on morale?

Its not looking good for us if you consider our backup players were humiliated at home against a team recently promoted from League Two.

Bowyer has to go. Another sorry yes man willing to bend over for his Indian bosses.

The farce continues.
The most painful part of this whole episode is that even after we've sold our only asset of value we'll still fall well short of FFP compliance. The drop in Parachute payments will eat up all that remains of the fee we receive for Rhodes after we have paid off the £4m owed to Huddersfield, and given the expense incurred during the recent contract cancellations we're still going to be placed into a crippling transfer embargo which means more will follow Rhodes out of the door to allow us to reduce the wage bill. Cairney and Gestede will likely be gone in January and we will be unable to bring in replacements. What effect is that going to have on morale? Its not looking good for us if you consider our backup players were humiliated at home against a team recently promoted from League Two. Bowyer has to go. Another sorry yes man willing to bend over for his Indian bosses. The farce continues. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 1

11:29am Fri 22 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Until pen to paper this is a none story all speculation about players beeing linked to clubs is part of the game ,agents the biggest culprit .
Until pen to paper this is a none story all speculation about players beeing linked to clubs is part of the game ,agents the biggest culprit . mark anthony
  • Score: 4

12:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Looks like Rhodes just needs to agree contract terms. Rumours online that a £12m offer has been accepted...

Huddersfield will be laughing all the way to the bank, how embarrassing for us that a player we are selling whos departure will severely weaken us will perversely strengthen one of our relegation rivals by giving them a massive financial boost that they can spend and we cant. This really is the final insult..

What a shambles.
Looks like Rhodes just needs to agree contract terms. Rumours online that a £12m offer has been accepted... Huddersfield will be laughing all the way to the bank, how embarrassing for us that a player we are selling whos departure will severely weaken us will perversely strengthen one of our relegation rivals by giving them a massive financial boost that they can spend and we cant. This really is the final insult.. What a shambles. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 2

12:14pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Roverlad says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Looks like Rhodes just needs to agree contract terms. Rumours online that a £12m offer has been accepted...

Huddersfield will be laughing all the way to the bank, how embarrassing for us that a player we are selling whos departure will severely weaken us will perversely strengthen one of our relegation rivals by giving them a massive financial boost that they can spend and we cant. This really is the final insult..

What a shambles.
"Embarrassing for us". When did burnley have anything to do with this story. Bell end.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Looks like Rhodes just needs to agree contract terms. Rumours online that a £12m offer has been accepted... Huddersfield will be laughing all the way to the bank, how embarrassing for us that a player we are selling whos departure will severely weaken us will perversely strengthen one of our relegation rivals by giving them a massive financial boost that they can spend and we cant. This really is the final insult.. What a shambles.[/p][/quote]"Embarrassing for us". When did burnley have anything to do with this story. Bell end. Roverlad
  • Score: 3

12:26pm Fri 22 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

Rhodes will go for 12 million and not a penny less. he has been prolific "not my words" at every level and he will do it at a higher level i,m sure. like any good player he will want to play at the highest level to prove to himself he can do it. And if he leaves Ewood who can blame him ?
Rhodes will go for 12 million and not a penny less. he has been prolific "not my words" at every level and he will do it at a higher level i,m sure. like any good player he will want to play at the highest level to prove to himself he can do it. And if he leaves Ewood who can blame him ? noddy57
  • Score: 2

12:31pm Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Rhodes on his way.
We're going down.
Bowyer out.
Sack the board.
Rhodes on his way. We're going down. Bowyer out. Sack the board. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -3

12:33pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

you have still got David Dunn..
you have still got David Dunn.. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Fri 22 Aug 14

French Rover says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.[/p][/quote]Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them. French Rover
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

paladin101 says...

I believe Bruce will go for £10m rated Vincent Aboubakar rather than paying £12m + for Rhodes, which will of course be good news for us. And, to put a £12m price tag on Rhodes is just ridiculous, a player who guarantees us 20/25+ goals a season. The Rhodes/Gestede partnership is looking better and better, it would be insane to let Rhodes leave us for £12m in today's market.
I believe Bruce will go for £10m rated Vincent Aboubakar rather than paying £12m + for Rhodes, which will of course be good news for us. And, to put a £12m price tag on Rhodes is just ridiculous, a player who guarantees us 20/25+ goals a season. The Rhodes/Gestede partnership is looking better and better, it would be insane to let Rhodes leave us for £12m in today's market. paladin101
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

French Rover wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.
I'll put it wherever I like.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.[/p][/quote]Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.[/p][/quote]I'll put it wherever I like. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -5

12:42pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

French Rover wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.
Agree with that
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.[/p][/quote]Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.[/p][/quote]Agree with that Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 1

1:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

Scamp Kingsley wrote:
burnleyglentoran wrote:
Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!!
How many has Rhodes notched up this season?

A penalty against Bury and a header against Stoke.

What about proper matches, the league and cup?

Er... None!

Some top striker.
So even better business then if we get 12 million for him
Silly Troll
[quote][p][bold]Scamp Kingsley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burnleyglentoran[/bold] wrote: Rhodes - an expensive penalty taker!!!![/p][/quote]How many has Rhodes notched up this season? A penalty against Bury and a header against Stoke. What about proper matches, the league and cup? Er... None! Some top striker.[/p][/quote]So even better business then if we get 12 million for him Silly Troll Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

paladin101 wrote:
I believe Bruce will go for £10m rated Vincent Aboubakar rather than paying £12m + for Rhodes, which will of course be good news for us. And, to put a £12m price tag on Rhodes is just ridiculous, a player who guarantees us 20/25+ goals a season. The Rhodes/Gestede partnership is looking better and better, it would be insane to let Rhodes leave us for £12m in today's market.
He's going to Porto
[quote][p][bold]paladin101[/bold] wrote: I believe Bruce will go for £10m rated Vincent Aboubakar rather than paying £12m + for Rhodes, which will of course be good news for us. And, to put a £12m price tag on Rhodes is just ridiculous, a player who guarantees us 20/25+ goals a season. The Rhodes/Gestede partnership is looking better and better, it would be insane to let Rhodes leave us for £12m in today's market.[/p][/quote]He's going to Porto Rovers 1495
  • Score: 1

1:18pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Mr writer says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
paladin101 wrote:
I believe Bruce will go for £10m rated Vincent Aboubakar rather than paying £12m + for Rhodes, which will of course be good news for us. And, to put a £12m price tag on Rhodes is just ridiculous, a player who guarantees us 20/25+ goals a season. The Rhodes/Gestede partnership is looking better and better, it would be insane to let Rhodes leave us for £12m in today's market.
He's going to Porto
Bruce/Hull are about to put a 8m bid in for Sunderland's Connor Wickham
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paladin101[/bold] wrote: I believe Bruce will go for £10m rated Vincent Aboubakar rather than paying £12m + for Rhodes, which will of course be good news for us. And, to put a £12m price tag on Rhodes is just ridiculous, a player who guarantees us 20/25+ goals a season. The Rhodes/Gestede partnership is looking better and better, it would be insane to let Rhodes leave us for £12m in today's market.[/p][/quote]He's going to Porto[/p][/quote]Bruce/Hull are about to put a 8m bid in for Sunderland's Connor Wickham Mr writer
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Fri 22 Aug 14

benal13 says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.
I'll put it wherever I like.
and thats the reason you attend outpatiants with an itchy d***
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.[/p][/quote]Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.[/p][/quote]I'll put it wherever I like.[/p][/quote]and thats the reason you attend outpatiants with an itchy d*** benal13
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
Knob head.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.[/p][/quote]Knob head. Stone Island:
  • Score: -1

1:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

Cant see Bruce offering £12m for him -he will look elsewhere and Rhodes will only dream of what might have been.
Cant see Bruce offering £12m for him -he will look elsewhere and Rhodes will only dream of what might have been. Its Only a game boy
  • Score: 0

1:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

benal13 wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him.

The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others.

Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success.

Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go.

Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.
Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division.

The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position.

We will lose Rhodes.
We will struggle all season.
We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo.
We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down.

Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.
Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.
I'll put it wherever I like.
and thats the reason you attend outpatiants with an itchy d***
He's got it from back scuttling his sister
[quote][p][bold]benal13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Someone posted above that Rhodes will score goals at any level but that he has his `limitations`...... ? I understand that GB has been working with Rhodes to improve his all-round play for the team, but at the end of the day these limitations would not deter other teams from bidding for him. The lad has consistently scored goals at every level and for every club he has played for, hence the interest now from Hull and possibly others. Clubs always will spend big on players who can guarantee to score goals. Goals are what the game is all about, Goals win games and winning games means you have a greater chance of success. Even though it may `only` be Hull City that are after our goal machine now - instead of a Chelsea or a Man United - there is every chance the lad will want to go. Its unlikely that any of the big six teams would go for a championship striker, even a British one, so as a career progression, and to play in the top flight, then Hull may be as good an option as Rhodes will get right now. And to be fair 12 million may be the right sum of money to help the Rovers finances.....though of course I would much rather he stays at Ewood and helps to move us (and him) up a division this season.[/p][/quote]Some very irate Rovers fans on here this morning. Look we're all in the same boat its just that some of us temper our views with a dose of realism. Some of you simpletons just cant get over the fact that your Premier League hardon is gone never to return. You can squeeze it and pull it all you like but it will not respond. Its all gone floppy. Much like our prospects of escaping this god forsaken division. The sad truth is that we deserve all this. We lorded it over our local rivals for years, we were Premier League, our position bought and paid for by the wealth of a local businessman, but we could never let it go, we never moved on, we let Burnley fans know at every possible opportunity that we we're better than then, so I find it somewhat annoying that some Rovers 'fans' are now crying because a bit of that banter and gentle ribbing is coming back to us from the Clarets. They earnt their position in the top flight, we bought our position in the top flight and I for one am amazed and disgusted by the attitude of a certain section of Rover support who still cannot accept our position. We will lose Rhodes. We will struggle all season. We will suffer massively as a result of the transfer embargo. We may manage to avoid a relegation battle but we could well go down. Whatever happens to us one thing is certain, the Clarets are head and shoulders above us both on and off the pitch. Perhaps some of us should drop the act and accept it.[/p][/quote]Please don`t put your stupid childish comment on my posts. Most of your fellow clarets that come on here don`t - so hope you can follow their example even if you cannot understand it. I have no interest in your posts and don`t comment on them.[/p][/quote]I'll put it wherever I like.[/p][/quote]and thats the reason you attend outpatiants with an itchy d***[/p][/quote]He's got it from back scuttling his sister Stone Island:
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1:45pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pembina says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Rhodes on his way.
We're going down.
Bowyer out.
Sack the board.
Nothing positive to say? - thought so - Doctor Shipman will see you now
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Rhodes on his way. We're going down. Bowyer out. Sack the board.[/p][/quote]Nothing positive to say? - thought so - Doctor Shipman will see you now Pembina
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1:47pm Fri 22 Aug 14

kitchener2 says...

Rhodes will go, and maybe the penny will drop with many Rovers fans. There simply is no ambition within the clubs hierarchy to gain promotion....after last season, expectations were high and season ticket sales reflected this. Now two weeks in and we're talking about selling our star man. This is reminiscent of bygone days, long before Jack Walker. Bowyer will bring in some inferior forward....or worse still use Brown, as one or two on here intimated a few weeks ago. Rhodes goes...season over as a competition.
Rhodes will go, and maybe the penny will drop with many Rovers fans. There simply is no ambition within the clubs hierarchy to gain promotion....after last season, expectations were high and season ticket sales reflected this. Now two weeks in and we're talking about selling our star man. This is reminiscent of bygone days, long before Jack Walker. Bowyer will bring in some inferior forward....or worse still use Brown, as one or two on here intimated a few weeks ago. Rhodes goes...season over as a competition. kitchener2
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1:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Its Only a game boy says...

my view is that if no one responds to any of his posts and indulges this pr..t of a guy-he can talk t himself as long as he wants
my view is that if no one responds to any of his posts and indulges this pr..t of a guy-he can talk t himself as long as he wants Its Only a game boy
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1:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

ComeDine WithMe says...

A footballer, like a house, has no value other than what someone is willing to pay. It's not rocket science.
A footballer, like a house, has no value other than what someone is willing to pay. It's not rocket science. ComeDine WithMe
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2:16pm Fri 22 Aug 14

hasslem hasslem says...

kitchener2 wrote:
Rhodes will go, and maybe the penny will drop with many Rovers fans. There simply is no ambition within the clubs hierarchy to gain promotion....after last season, expectations were high and season ticket sales reflected this. Now two weeks in and we're talking about selling our star man. This is reminiscent of bygone days, long before Jack Walker. Bowyer will bring in some inferior forward....or worse still use Brown, as one or two on here intimated a few weeks ago. Rhodes goes...season over as a competition.
didn't we sign ashley ward when jack was still around?
[quote][p][bold]kitchener2[/bold] wrote: Rhodes will go, and maybe the penny will drop with many Rovers fans. There simply is no ambition within the clubs hierarchy to gain promotion....after last season, expectations were high and season ticket sales reflected this. Now two weeks in and we're talking about selling our star man. This is reminiscent of bygone days, long before Jack Walker. Bowyer will bring in some inferior forward....or worse still use Brown, as one or two on here intimated a few weeks ago. Rhodes goes...season over as a competition.[/p][/quote]didn't we sign ashley ward when jack was still around? hasslem hasslem
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10:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

owd nick says...

crankitup wrote:
just now on sky sports it states that 'the £8m offer from Hull was rejected, Rovers say it will take a bid of £12m for them to consider letting him go, however if Hull offer a package closed to the £12m Jordan WILL be on his way to Hull'.....someone is lying...GB say's they would consider a £12m bid and Sky sports seem to know that anything close to £12m and in their words he WILL be going.

does this reflect the ambitions of a club who are aiming to get promotion?
if he does go and we do get a player to replace him (doubtful) will this become another excuse if we don't win game...you know the same old (it's a young team that need time to gel!).

even after the heavy defeat to Norwich I still was optimistic, but now the old pessimism is creeping back.

Gary if you want to get promotion, keep him, Jordan if you love playing here as you have stated then stay.....if after the season is over and we've not managed to go up then by all means go.....but this is a bad time
No, it reflects Sky's opinion that's all, they are in the sensationalist business after all, I take very little notice of them these days because they are more often wrong than right.

I suspect that most of their information comes from agents.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: just now on sky sports it states that 'the £8m offer from Hull was rejected, Rovers say it will take a bid of £12m for them to consider letting him go, however if Hull offer a package closed to the £12m Jordan WILL be on his way to Hull'.....someone is lying...GB say's they would consider a £12m bid and Sky sports seem to know that anything close to £12m and in their words he WILL be going. does this reflect the ambitions of a club who are aiming to get promotion? if he does go and we do get a player to replace him (doubtful) will this become another excuse if we don't win game...you know the same old (it's a young team that need time to gel!). even after the heavy defeat to Norwich I still was optimistic, but now the old pessimism is creeping back. Gary if you want to get promotion, keep him, Jordan if you love playing here as you have stated then stay.....if after the season is over and we've not managed to go up then by all means go.....but this is a bad time[/p][/quote]No, it reflects Sky's opinion that's all, they are in the sensationalist business after all, I take very little notice of them these days because they are more often wrong than right. I suspect that most of their information comes from agents. owd nick
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