Alex Baptiste distraught and Gary Bowyer furious as another penalty decision goes against Blackburn Rovers

Alex Baptiste

Alex Baptiste

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ALEX Baptiste was left crestfallen and Gary Bowyer incandescent after another penalty incident nearly cost Blackburn Rovers dear in their 3-2 win over Bournemouth yesterday.

Rovers were three goals to the good and cruising – thanks to first-half efforts from Jordan Rhodes, Grant Hanley and Rudy Gestede – until referee Geoff Eltringham pointed to the spot in the 81st minute despite the fact Baptiste made no contact with Cherries right back Adam Smith.

Substitute Brett Pitman converted the resulting penalty – the 13th Rovers have conceded since the start of last season – before Lee Cook headed home nine minutes later to set up a tense finish at Ewood Park.

Bowyer’s side ultimately held on to claim their first home victory of the campaign.

But the Rovers boss still cut a furious figure afterwards – with Baptiste disconsolate.

The centre back, who has impressed since signing on a season-long loan from Bolton Wanderers, said: “I haven’t touched the lad – it says something that their players were laughing at the decision.

“It just kills me because I’m new to the place and I want to do well – and especially as we defended really well as a team.

“I’m devastated because I feel like I’ve let the team down.”

Bowyer hailed the success – which came on the back of a midweek defeat at Norwich City in which Rovers were on the wrong end of two penalty decisions – as ‘fantastic’.

But he believed it would have been a great deal more comfortable had it not been for Smith and Eltringham.

Bowyer said: “They got a helping hand, massively, by yet another penalty which was not a penalty.

“I don’t know what we can do about it. We had two in midweek and then today the lad clearly dived – there is absolutely no contact at all in the penalty box and he gives a penalty.

“Do I come up here and talk nicely and keep going along the right channels? The reason I’m like this now is I don’t want another season like last season – we had double figures against us last season and I don’t want to have double figures against us this season because it’s massively costly.

“I can’t go into the full details because there’s the potential for me getting into trouble.

“But how can I get into trouble when I’m telling the truth?”

Before the match Rovers owners Venky’s released a statement confirming they have no intention of selling Rhodes to Hull City after the Premier League outfit had a second bid, in excess of £10m and including defender Alex Bruce, rejected.

Bowyer, who flew out to India after the game for a pre-planned meeting with Venky’s, said: “The lad’s been magnificent, I cannot praise him highly enough.

“He’s gone on another level in terms of how he is. I kept in constant communication with him and asked him how he was – he said, ‘I want to play’.”

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9:17am Sun 24 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

This league won't even buy the free kick foam for the refs so I doubt we will get TV adjudicators any time soon !

This one influenced the game because second half they had a lot of the ball but looked like they would never score and it gave them renewed hope. No blame to Baptiste who had a very good game. Yes, it dented the goal difference but fortunately didn't change the points column. It's the ones that rob you of points that really hurt .

I guess we have to hope that these awful decisions will even themselves out at some point and maybe they will go for us when we really need them.
This league won't even buy the free kick foam for the refs so I doubt we will get TV adjudicators any time soon ! This one influenced the game because second half they had a lot of the ball but looked like they would never score and it gave them renewed hope. No blame to Baptiste who had a very good game. Yes, it dented the goal difference but fortunately didn't change the points column. It's the ones that rob you of points that really hurt . I guess we have to hope that these awful decisions will even themselves out at some point and maybe they will go for us when we really need them. greenscreener
  • Score: 36

9:31am Sun 24 Aug 14

jimluftas says...

I'm glad bowyer has had a moan cos people were saying it was sour grapes the other night. Referees are terrible at this level. Regardless of how we performed, we would have made the play offs last season if it wasn't for some shocking decisions.
I'm glad bowyer has had a moan cos people were saying it was sour grapes the other night. Referees are terrible at this level. Regardless of how we performed, we would have made the play offs last season if it wasn't for some shocking decisions. jimluftas
  • Score: 32

9:37am Sun 24 Aug 14

Oz Rover says...

Not your fault that the refs are pathetically incompetent Alex.
Not your fault that the refs are pathetically incompetent Alex. Oz Rover
  • Score: 46

9:42am Sun 24 Aug 14

SuperBlues says...

Yet another appalling decision from the useless officials in this league it happens week in week out, I feel for Baptiste because he had a good and looks a decent buy, Markus Ollson was fantastic again yesterday!!!!
Yet another appalling decision from the useless officials in this league it happens week in week out, I feel for Baptiste because he had a good and looks a decent buy, Markus Ollson was fantastic again yesterday!!!! SuperBlues
  • Score: 39

9:50am Sun 24 Aug 14

cboyer says...

you not put a foot wrong yet in blue and white halves alex! keep it up
you not put a foot wrong yet in blue and white halves alex! keep it up cboyer
  • Score: 32

10:07am Sun 24 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

cboyer wrote:
you not put a foot wrong yet in blue and white halves alex! keep it up
A good solid defender when played in his proper position. He was played out of position (left back) by Bolton last season, committed some howlers and was dropped. No wonder he was disappointed with the 'penalty' yesterat. Play him in his proper position and we'll get the best out of him
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: you not put a foot wrong yet in blue and white halves alex! keep it up[/p][/quote]A good solid defender when played in his proper position. He was played out of position (left back) by Bolton last season, committed some howlers and was dropped. No wonder he was disappointed with the 'penalty' yesterat. Play him in his proper position and we'll get the best out of him Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 27

10:13am Sun 24 Aug 14

rhodie110961 says...

Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.
Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?. rhodie110961
  • Score: 8

10:22am Sun 24 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

rhodie110961 wrote:
Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.
There is a phrase involving the Organ Grinder that probably applies here.
[quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.[/p][/quote]There is a phrase involving the Organ Grinder that probably applies here. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

10:42am Sun 24 Aug 14

LittleRonnieHildersley says...

greenscreener wrote:
rhodie110961 wrote:
Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.
There is a phrase involving the Organ Grinder that probably applies here.
To be fair it's got to better than going to a meeting in a portakabin at gawthorpe
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.[/p][/quote]There is a phrase involving the Organ Grinder that probably applies here.[/p][/quote]To be fair it's got to better than going to a meeting in a portakabin at gawthorpe LittleRonnieHildersley
  • Score: 16

11:05am Sun 24 Aug 14

darwen1946 says...

Things went wrong after substitution was made > If it aint broke dont fix it !!!
Things went wrong after substitution was made > If it aint broke dont fix it !!! darwen1946
  • Score: 2

11:05am Sun 24 Aug 14

J.C - Rishton says...

Much as I like GB I don't like him constantly moaning about the number of penalties we concede.

I'm not saying that yesterdays was a penalty but GB has moaned about every single one - have all 13 been mistakes by the referees - I don't think so.

We all know the referees at this level are very poor and if we keep conceding more penalties than other teams then there must be a reason for it, because res are not biased against Rovers, just incompetent.

My guess is that our defenders are diving into tackles in the penalty areas more than defenders from other teams and therefore we are giving the (useless) refs more decisions to make (to get wrong) also often when we take the lead we usually sit back and try to defend it, therefore spending more time in and around our own penalty box.

The answers therefore are quite simple, when we are defending in the box our defenders should try to say on their feet more and when we have the lead lets try to stay more attack minded and play higher up the pitch and (hopefully) we will then reduce the number of penalties we are conceding.
Much as I like GB I don't like him constantly moaning about the number of penalties we concede. I'm not saying that yesterdays was a penalty but GB has moaned about every single one - have all 13 been mistakes by the referees - I don't think so. We all know the referees at this level are very poor and if we keep conceding more penalties than other teams then there must be a reason for it, because res are not biased against Rovers, just incompetent. My guess is that our defenders are diving into tackles in the penalty areas more than defenders from other teams and therefore we are giving the (useless) refs more decisions to make (to get wrong) also often when we take the lead we usually sit back and try to defend it, therefore spending more time in and around our own penalty box. The answers therefore are quite simple, when we are defending in the box our defenders should try to say on their feet more and when we have the lead lets try to stay more attack minded and play higher up the pitch and (hopefully) we will then reduce the number of penalties we are conceding. J.C - Rishton
  • Score: -4

11:24am Sun 24 Aug 14

studentrover1995 says...

rhodie110961 wrote:
Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.
They weren't there. Unless they decided not to sit in their box (where they sat at the Cardiff game) and go somewhere else, which I doubt.
[quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.[/p][/quote]They weren't there. Unless they decided not to sit in their box (where they sat at the Cardiff game) and go somewhere else, which I doubt. studentrover1995
  • Score: 5

11:27am Sun 24 Aug 14

studentrover1995 says...

darwen1946 wrote:
Things went wrong after substitution was made > If it aint broke dont fix it !!!
Marshall was absolutely knackered, he wouldn't have been able to last much more than another 5 minutes so was best to take him off and bring King on because, as Marshall was so tired, Olsson was being left exposed as he had no support from his winger.
[quote][p][bold]darwen1946[/bold] wrote: Things went wrong after substitution was made > If it aint broke dont fix it !!![/p][/quote]Marshall was absolutely knackered, he wouldn't have been able to last much more than another 5 minutes so was best to take him off and bring King on because, as Marshall was so tired, Olsson was being left exposed as he had no support from his winger. studentrover1995
  • Score: 13

12:00pm Sun 24 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

studentrover1995 wrote:
rhodie110961 wrote:
Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.
They weren't there. Unless they decided not to sit in their box (where they sat at the Cardiff game) and go somewhere else, which I doubt.
Some of them were there, but they were not in the box for the entire match.
[quote][p][bold]studentrover1995[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rhodie110961[/bold] wrote: Why has Bowyer gone to India to see the owners when the owners were here at the match?.[/p][/quote]They weren't there. Unless they decided not to sit in their box (where they sat at the Cardiff game) and go somewhere else, which I doubt.[/p][/quote]Some of them were there, but they were not in the box for the entire match. greenscreener
  • Score: 5

1:39pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Pembina says...

No, I think the Venkys and Bowyer are round at TurdMoorTom's house for Sunday lunch - He's such dedicated Rovers fan.
No, I think the Venkys and Bowyer are round at TurdMoorTom's house for Sunday lunch - He's such dedicated Rovers fan. Pembina
  • Score: 7

1:47pm Sun 24 Aug 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

moan moan moan moan moan! Same moan as every match! Plug yer leaky defence! It nearly cost ya the win!
moan moan moan moan moan! Same moan as every match! Plug yer leaky defence! It nearly cost ya the win! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: -15

2:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

French Rover says...

cboyer wrote:
you not put a foot wrong yet in blue and white halves alex! keep it up
A surprisingly much better player than most people thought - well done Baptiste!
[quote][p][bold]cboyer[/bold] wrote: you not put a foot wrong yet in blue and white halves alex! keep it up[/p][/quote]A surprisingly much better player than most people thought - well done Baptiste! French Rover
  • Score: 10

2:58pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Reg Rover says...

BOWYER IS BEST BET
The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer.
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover
  • Score: 18

3:47pm Sun 24 Aug 14

stick to football says...

Accept the inevitable and move on - whether its Penalties, Kean or Venkys

Nobody questions what Bowyer has achieved, its just sometimes he does not appear to learn from his past errors. Errors are part and parcel of the game.

What is certain the team whilst great when attacking have a soft centre when it comes to defending - it really does need strengthening if we are to challenge for promotion. The gap between Championship and Premiership has widened since we were relegated so Rovers fans need to be realistic but like me remain optimistic
Accept the inevitable and move on - whether its Penalties, Kean or Venkys Nobody questions what Bowyer has achieved, its just sometimes he does not appear to learn from his past errors. Errors are part and parcel of the game. What is certain the team whilst great when attacking have a soft centre when it comes to defending - it really does need strengthening if we are to challenge for promotion. The gap between Championship and Premiership has widened since we were relegated so Rovers fans need to be realistic but like me remain optimistic stick to football
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Sun 24 Aug 14

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

The refs are a joke at this level... We should of had at least two penny's and conceded none in our games so far. Looks like it's going to be same again all season playing 12 men.
The refs are a joke at this level... We should of had at least two penny's and conceded none in our games so far. Looks like it's going to be same again all season playing 12 men. BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 2

5:46pm Sun 24 Aug 14

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

Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET
The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer.
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Gary bowyers blue and white army!!!! I've not heard people chanting or saying bowyer out. He does frustrate sometimes with tactics and subs but right man for the job at this time. It's a results business if he takes us up he'll be god.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Gary bowyers blue and white army!!!! I've not heard people chanting or saying bowyer out. He does frustrate sometimes with tactics and subs but right man for the job at this time. It's a results business if he takes us up he'll be god. BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 8

6:30pm Sun 24 Aug 14

the beaver says...

BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET
The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer.
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c


o.uk
Gary bowyers blue and white army!!!! I've not heard people chanting or saying bowyer out. He does frustrate sometimes with tactics and subs but right man for the job at this time. It's a results business if he takes us up he'll be god.
Reg does not realise the people that are saying that are the Dingle tossers petending to be Rovers fans.
[quote][p][bold]BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Gary bowyers blue and white army!!!! I've not heard people chanting or saying bowyer out. He does frustrate sometimes with tactics and subs but right man for the job at this time. It's a results business if he takes us up he'll be god.[/p][/quote]Reg does not realise the people that are saying that are the Dingle tossers petending to be Rovers fans. the beaver
  • Score: 14

6:53pm Sun 24 Aug 14

owd nick says...

I know I am ever so slightly biased but from where I was sitting, about 70 yards away I have to add, it didn't look like a penalty to me, it looked like a dive.

I have just seen the incident on The Football League Show, the ref was conned, no doubt. it was a dive, no doubt.

That said it's pointless criticising ref's, they get just one chance to see an incident, often, as in this case through a ruck of players, they have to make a decision on how they interpret what they see.

Baptiste for me has been another cracking signing for GB, probably my man of the match yesterday, solid, experienced and incredible work rate, I think GB should be looking to offer him a contract before Bolton realise how good he is and pull him back.

Point of thought for everyone.

"Is the defence as bad as it is painted?"

I make the point because until we sat back when we were 3 up the defence looked comfortable, but we had two attack minded central midfielders in place, Cairney and Evans, great holding play and going forward, but lacking in defensive skills.

If we are going to sit back on a lead and hope to catch teams on the break we need to st up for it a put a defensive midfielder in front to the defence.

We failed to do that, allowed them far too much space in front of the back four and eventually conceded two goals.

They were a good side but nothing special, we afforded them to much respect, we should have taken them to the cleaners.

That's my only criticism of GB, I don't have a problem with him sitting on a lead but please set the team up so they can do it, if you don't invite your opponents into your box they aren't going to get as many penalties, dubious or otherwise.
I know I am ever so slightly biased but from where I was sitting, about 70 yards away I have to add, it didn't look like a penalty to me, it looked like a dive. I have just seen the incident on The Football League Show, the ref was conned, no doubt. it was a dive, no doubt. That said it's pointless criticising ref's, they get just one chance to see an incident, often, as in this case through a ruck of players, they have to make a decision on how they interpret what they see. Baptiste for me has been another cracking signing for GB, probably my man of the match yesterday, solid, experienced and incredible work rate, I think GB should be looking to offer him a contract before Bolton realise how good he is and pull him back. Point of thought for everyone. "Is the defence as bad as it is painted?" I make the point because until we sat back when we were 3 up the defence looked comfortable, but we had two attack minded central midfielders in place, Cairney and Evans, great holding play and going forward, but lacking in defensive skills. If we are going to sit back on a lead and hope to catch teams on the break we need to st up for it a put a defensive midfielder in front to the defence. We failed to do that, allowed them far too much space in front of the back four and eventually conceded two goals. They were a good side but nothing special, we afforded them to much respect, we should have taken them to the cleaners. That's my only criticism of GB, I don't have a problem with him sitting on a lead but please set the team up so they can do it, if you don't invite your opponents into your box they aren't going to get as many penalties, dubious or otherwise. owd nick
  • Score: 2

8:05pm Sun 24 Aug 14

kazluvsrovers says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET
The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer.
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
Bowyer knows what he is doing, the players respect him and he has now got the backing of Venkys, he is still experimenting with the team but I still feel we will finish in the top six with the likes of Leicester, Wolves and Forest. He has done amazing since the Kean days of hell.
Lets all get behind him and stop doubting him.
Onwards and Upwards!
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Bowyer knows what he is doing, the players respect him and he has now got the backing of Venkys, he is still experimenting with the team but I still feel we will finish in the top six with the likes of Leicester, Wolves and Forest. He has done amazing since the Kean days of hell. Lets all get behind him and stop doubting him. Onwards and Upwards! kazluvsrovers
  • Score: 6

8:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

oggy 56 says...

Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET
The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer.
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
well said
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]well said oggy 56
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Sun 24 Aug 14

bluerob says...

The ref on Saturday was awfull from the first to the last minute , GB has every right to have a go.
The ref on Saturday was awfull from the first to the last minute , GB has every right to have a go. bluerob
  • Score: 6

7:13am Mon 25 Aug 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Rovers weren't cruising second half as reported, rather sitting back on a lead and letting Bournemouth have almost all of the ball.

Dunn for Rhodes was wrong sub. Should have brought Williamson on to break up their midfield play and defend higher up the pitch. You can't get a penalty if your bringing them down outside the box. Tippy-tappy Dunn on (losing the ball and also playing to offside Gestede when he should have taken a first-touch shot) and we concede 2, "losing" the second half because Howe made the better subs who had a hand in both pf their goals.

Gestede had a below par game second half, winning little and keeping hold of less. King (correct sub because Matshal had run his tripe out) has got to be one of the most frustrating players I've watched - blistering place but runs faster than his ability to control the ball. Should have buried a free shot on goal from 12 yards ( which would have been the "sucker punch" for the opposition) but blazed it.

Still don't think Bowyer will get us promoted despite 1st half being redolent of the good old days.
Rovers weren't cruising second half as reported, rather sitting back on a lead and letting Bournemouth have almost all of the ball. Dunn for Rhodes was wrong sub. Should have brought Williamson on to break up their midfield play and defend higher up the pitch. You can't get a penalty if your bringing them down outside the box. Tippy-tappy Dunn on (losing the ball and also playing to offside Gestede when he should have taken a first-touch shot) and we concede 2, "losing" the second half because Howe made the better subs who had a hand in both pf their goals. Gestede had a below par game second half, winning little and keeping hold of less. King (correct sub because Matshal had run his tripe out) has got to be one of the most frustrating players I've watched - blistering place but runs faster than his ability to control the ball. Should have buried a free shot on goal from 12 yards ( which would have been the "sucker punch" for the opposition) but blazed it. Still don't think Bowyer will get us promoted despite 1st half being redolent of the good old days. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: -2

7:13am Mon 25 Aug 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Rovers weren't cruising second half as reported, rather sitting back on a lead and letting Bournemouth have almost all of the ball.

Dunn for Rhodes was wrong sub. Should have brought Williamson on to break up their midfield play and defend higher up the pitch. You can't get a penalty if your bringing them down outside the box. Tippy-tappy Dunn on (losing the ball and also playing to offside Gestede when he should have taken a first-touch shot) and we concede 2, "losing" the second half because Howe made the better subs who had a hand in both pf their goals.

Gestede had a below par game second half, winning little and keeping hold of less. King (correct sub because Matshal had run his tripe out) has got to be one of the most frustrating players I've watched - blistering place but runs faster than his ability to control the ball. Should have buried a free shot on goal from 12 yards ( which would have been the "sucker punch" for the opposition) but blazed it.

Still don't think Bowyer will get us promoted despite 1st half being redolent of the good old days.
Rovers weren't cruising second half as reported, rather sitting back on a lead and letting Bournemouth have almost all of the ball. Dunn for Rhodes was wrong sub. Should have brought Williamson on to break up their midfield play and defend higher up the pitch. You can't get a penalty if your bringing them down outside the box. Tippy-tappy Dunn on (losing the ball and also playing to offside Gestede when he should have taken a first-touch shot) and we concede 2, "losing" the second half because Howe made the better subs who had a hand in both pf their goals. Gestede had a below par game second half, winning little and keeping hold of less. King (correct sub because Matshal had run his tripe out) has got to be one of the most frustrating players I've watched - blistering place but runs faster than his ability to control the ball. Should have buried a free shot on goal from 12 yards ( which would have been the "sucker punch" for the opposition) but blazed it. Still don't think Bowyer will get us promoted despite 1st half being redolent of the good old days. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: -4

11:18am Mon 25 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

kazluvsrovers wrote:
Reg Rover wrote:
BOWYER IS BEST BET
The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming.
Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer.
Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force.
One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”.
“BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”.
Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club?
Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal.
“GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense.
“KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC.
Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One.
It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern.
The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London.
In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay.
Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down.
Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?.
The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare.
Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs.
Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.?
There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute.
I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance.
NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job.
All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era.
Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams.
NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town.
Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership.
Reg.
www.regoftherovers.c


o.uk
Bowyer knows what he is doing, the players respect him and he has now got the backing of Venkys, he is still experimenting with the team but I still feel we will finish in the top six with the likes of Leicester, Wolves and Forest. He has done amazing since the Kean days of hell.
Lets all get behind him and stop doubting him.
Onwards and Upwards!
Do you really think Leicester will finish top 6 ?

;-)
[quote][p][bold]kazluvsrovers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: BOWYER IS BEST BET The furore following Rovers exit from the Capital One Cup was quite alarming. Just 3 games into the new season and some Rovers fans are asking for the ‘Head’ of manager Gary Bowyer. Browsing through the Lancashire Telegraph’s website comments, as I sometimes do. The ‘Bowyer Bashers’ were out in force. One supporter stated “Bowyer out, Kean in”. “BLOODY UNBELEIVABLE. BEGGARS BELIEF”. Have some people no brain. Is anyone still in doubt what damage the awful Kean did to this Football Club? Damage so severe it could yet prove terminal and borders on the criminal. “GET REAL”. If we are to have opinions, and we are all entitled to them, then at least let us exercise some common sense. “KEAN IN” ???. I would not let him near a Sunday school league XI. Never mind Blackburn Rovers FC. Back to Bowyer. It’s probably because of Bowyer we are not now playing in Division One. It’s because of Bowyer, Rovers are still trading as a going concern. The mess he has to clear up should be stated and made public in no uncertain terms by Chief Executive Derek Shaw and the owners Venky’s of London. In the same way Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has made public the misdemeanours of ex-manager Malky McKay. Failure to do so is letting Gary Bowyer down. Why are the Rovers hierarchy protecting Kean and his agent Jerome Anderson ?. The damage they have done to Blackburn Rovers should laid bare. Back to Bowyer. In twelve months he has taken us from near certain relegation to within 2 points of the play-offs. Another of the ‘Bowyer out Brigade’ said this was “Because other teams went of the boil”. WHAT LOGIC IS THAT.? There is a clamour growing amongst Rovers fans for an experienced BIG name Manager. Not since Sam Allardyce have we had a Manager of repute. I can understand that to a certain extent. Nobody clamoured for such a Manager more than me. But Bowyer has been a ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ and deserves his chance. NEIL WARNOCK – TIM SHERWOOD – NEIL LENNON – MALKY McKAY – BRIAN McDERMOTT – TONY PULIS – AND DAVID MOYES. Are all top notch Managers out of work and looking for a job. All these candidates and many more are being touted by fans to replace Bowyer. But would they want to come to the Rovers with no money to build the team ( It was all spent in Kean’s 2012 spending frenzy). Dwindling attendances following the Kean era. Rovers are no longer a ‘BIG CLUB’. But one of many struggling small town teams. NO, stick with Bowyer. He has been at the club 9 years. He has a love and feel for the club and the town. Give him time and we might, just might one day restore Blackburn Rovers back into the Premiership. Reg. www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]Bowyer knows what he is doing, the players respect him and he has now got the backing of Venkys, he is still experimenting with the team but I still feel we will finish in the top six with the likes of Leicester, Wolves and Forest. He has done amazing since the Kean days of hell. Lets all get behind him and stop doubting him. Onwards and Upwards![/p][/quote]Do you really think Leicester will finish top 6 ? ;-) greenscreener
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Riverside 7 says...

I think the penalty decision is somewhat of a red herring here.
Yes it shouldn’t have been given,
Yes it was the 2nd bad decision against us in the past week,
Yes it gave Bournemouth a lifeline back into the game.

After Rhodes scored we dominated the 1st half and played as well as I have seen them for some time. We were very unlucky not to be 4 – 0 up at half-time, such was our domination.

However, the 2nd half was completely different.
Bournemouth came right out of the blocks at us and we simply could not cope.
They created numerous chances and Robinson made an absolutely brilliant save to keep them at bay.

GB needed to steady the ship and bolster midfield.
I have in the past been critical of Williamson’s lack of creativity, and I would rarely start a game with him in midfield - but this was the ideal time to bring him on, given the fact we were 3 – 0 up.

Instead he brought on Dunn for Rhodes and King for Marshall.
As many fans have commented, tactically GB is lacking and it very nearly cost us 3 points.

The stats don’t lie.
Possession Rovers 38% Bournemouth 62%
Shots on target Rovers 4 Bournemouth 7
Shots off target Rovers 8 Bournemouth 15
Corners Rovers 3 Bournemouth 13

Until we can shut out other teams we will never get promoted.

It is a pity that Michael Kean looks as though he will be staying at Old Trafford, because I thought he made a big difference to us at the end of last season, when we went on our unbeaten run.
I think the penalty decision is somewhat of a red herring here. Yes it shouldn’t have been given, Yes it was the 2nd bad decision against us in the past week, Yes it gave Bournemouth a lifeline back into the game. After Rhodes scored we dominated the 1st half and played as well as I have seen them for some time. We were very unlucky not to be 4 – 0 up at half-time, such was our domination. However, the 2nd half was completely different. Bournemouth came right out of the blocks at us and we simply could not cope. They created numerous chances and Robinson made an absolutely brilliant save to keep them at bay. GB needed to steady the ship and bolster midfield. I have in the past been critical of Williamson’s lack of creativity, and I would rarely start a game with him in midfield - but this was the ideal time to bring him on, given the fact we were 3 – 0 up. Instead he brought on Dunn for Rhodes and King for Marshall. As many fans have commented, tactically GB is lacking and it very nearly cost us 3 points. The stats don’t lie. Possession Rovers 38% Bournemouth 62% Shots on target Rovers 4 Bournemouth 7 Shots off target Rovers 8 Bournemouth 15 Corners Rovers 3 Bournemouth 13 Until we can shut out other teams we will never get promoted. It is a pity that Michael Kean looks as though he will be staying at Old Trafford, because I thought he made a big difference to us at the end of last season, when we went on our unbeaten run. Riverside 7
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1:21pm Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Riverside 7 wrote:
I think the penalty decision is somewhat of a red herring here.
Yes it shouldn’t have been given,
Yes it was the 2nd bad decision against us in the past week,
Yes it gave Bournemouth a lifeline back into the game.

After Rhodes scored we dominated the 1st half and played as well as I have seen them for some time. We were very unlucky not to be 4 – 0 up at half-time, such was our domination.

However, the 2nd half was completely different.
Bournemouth came right out of the blocks at us and we simply could not cope.
They created numerous chances and Robinson made an absolutely brilliant save to keep them at bay.

GB needed to steady the ship and bolster midfield.
I have in the past been critical of Williamson’s lack of creativity, and I would rarely start a game with him in midfield - but this was the ideal time to bring him on, given the fact we were 3 – 0 up.

Instead he brought on Dunn for Rhodes and King for Marshall.
As many fans have commented, tactically GB is lacking and it very nearly cost us 3 points.

The stats don’t lie.
Possession Rovers 38% Bournemouth 62%
Shots on target Rovers 4 Bournemouth 7
Shots off target Rovers 8 Bournemouth 15
Corners Rovers 3 Bournemouth 13

Until we can shut out other teams we will never get promoted.

It is a pity that Michael Kean looks as though he will be staying at Old Trafford, because I thought he made a big difference to us at the end of last season, when we went on our unbeaten run.
I agree, Williamson would have sat in that hole in front of the defence.

As far as the possession figures are concerned don't forget that Bournemouth played a lot of tippy tappy keep ball.
[quote][p][bold]Riverside 7[/bold] wrote: I think the penalty decision is somewhat of a red herring here. Yes it shouldn’t have been given, Yes it was the 2nd bad decision against us in the past week, Yes it gave Bournemouth a lifeline back into the game. After Rhodes scored we dominated the 1st half and played as well as I have seen them for some time. We were very unlucky not to be 4 – 0 up at half-time, such was our domination. However, the 2nd half was completely different. Bournemouth came right out of the blocks at us and we simply could not cope. They created numerous chances and Robinson made an absolutely brilliant save to keep them at bay. GB needed to steady the ship and bolster midfield. I have in the past been critical of Williamson’s lack of creativity, and I would rarely start a game with him in midfield - but this was the ideal time to bring him on, given the fact we were 3 – 0 up. Instead he brought on Dunn for Rhodes and King for Marshall. As many fans have commented, tactically GB is lacking and it very nearly cost us 3 points. The stats don’t lie. Possession Rovers 38% Bournemouth 62% Shots on target Rovers 4 Bournemouth 7 Shots off target Rovers 8 Bournemouth 15 Corners Rovers 3 Bournemouth 13 Until we can shut out other teams we will never get promoted. It is a pity that Michael Kean looks as though he will be staying at Old Trafford, because I thought he made a big difference to us at the end of last season, when we went on our unbeaten run.[/p][/quote]I agree, Williamson would have sat in that hole in front of the defence. As far as the possession figures are concerned don't forget that Bournemouth played a lot of tippy tappy keep ball. owd nick
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4:08pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

Gotta laugh at the moaners above. The ones that moan when Williamson plays are now moaning at him NOT playing??? D###d id he does....
Nuff said
Gotta laugh at the moaners above. The ones that moan when Williamson plays are now moaning at him NOT playing??? D###d id he does.... Nuff said Still a Wild Rover
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4:47pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Steve Bruce needs to give his John Merrick sized head a wobble.

As has already been noted above , Rhodes has displayed more class and integrity in the past week than Bruce has in his whole career.

He's get a face like a docker's thumb.
Steve Bruce needs to give his John Merrick sized head a wobble. As has already been noted above , Rhodes has displayed more class and integrity in the past week than Bruce has in his whole career. He's get a face like a docker's thumb. Mr Ted Maul
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