Hull City boss Steve Bruce thought he 'had' signed Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes

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BLACKBURN Rovers star striker Jordan Rhodes was on his way to Hull City, according to Steve Bruce.

Speaking after his side’s Premier League clash with Stoke City yesterday Tigers boss Bruce said he thought he ‘had’ Rhodes ‘24 hours ago’ but that the transfer was now ‘further away than ever’ after Rovers owners Venky’s stepped in.

Hull were willing to pay more than £10m – and throw in Bruce’s son, defender Alex Bruce, as part of the deal – to land the hitman.

But Venky’s put a halt to the negotiations and made it clear they have no intention of letting Rhodes leave by issuing a strongly worded statement hours before the success over Bournemouth on Saturday.

The 24-year-old went on to open the scoring in the 3-2 win with his 54th goal on what was his 100th appearance for Rovers following his club record £8m move from Huddersfield Town two years ago.

That led Gary Bowyer – who jetted out to India straight after the match to discuss his transfer plans with Venky’s – to pay tribute to the ‘magnificent’ Rhodes’ professionalism.

And team-mates of the Scotland international, including Corry Evans, were quick to follow their manager’s lead.

But while Steve Bruce believes Rovers do not want to sell the £12m-rated Rhodes at ‘any price’ he has hinted that will not stop the Tigers from testing the waters again this week.

Steve Bruce said: “It’s difficult because we got an indication off Blackburn two or three days ago that they were prepared to sell, so that’s why we’ve gone down the road we have.

“It’s their prerogative, if he’s not for sale, he’s not for sale, and we’ll have to accept that.

“Who knows? We’ll have a conversation with them over the next 24-48 hours and if it’s not to be, we’ll move on.

“I don’t think it’s about money now. What we’re getting back at the moment is he’s not for sale at any price.”

Midfielder Evans, who joined Rovers from Hull last summer, said: “Credit to Jordan for putting in a performance like he did on Saturday with all the speculation surrounding him – it goes to show how professional and mentally tough he is.

“What he brings to the team in terms of goals is second to none in this league – it’s very hard to replace.

“He does the hardest thing to do in football – that’s score and he does it with such ease.

“You’re guaranteed 25-plus goals every season from him and to keep him will be a massive to us and the fans in our aim to get promoted.”

Bowyer believes the stance Venky’s have taken over Rhodes has given ‘everybody a lift that’s connected with the club’.

But the Rovers boss, who has been restricted to two free transfers and one loan signing this summer, knows he still has to strengthen if his side are to stand a stronger chance of winning promotion.

That is the purpose of the pre-planned meeting with Venky’s in Pune where Bowyer will discover whether he can bolster his squad before the window for permanent signings closes next Monday.

But it is clear that Venky’s do not want to cash in on ‘icon’ Rhodes to raise funds.

Rovers director of communications Alan Myers said: “The owners of Blackburn Rovers wish to reassure fans that their intention is not to sell Jordan Rhodes as they, along with the manager and board of directors, feel that he is integral to our bid to gain promotion back to the Premier League.

“Despite the necessity to comply with and address the pending restrictions of FFP regulations, the owners feel it would be a detrimental step to lose our top goalscorer and such an icon of this football club.”

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8:15am Mon 25 Aug 14

SimonGarner'sNameSake says...

Keep Rhodes. Couple of defenders in. Not fussed if loan or free. And get another hard midfielder instead of Williamson
Keep Rhodes. Couple of defenders in. Not fussed if loan or free. And get another hard midfielder instead of Williamson SimonGarner'sNameSake
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8:22am Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Well Steve Bruce, it looks like Venkys have 'changed their minds' and now want to keep Rhodes. Don't think there's much point coming back in a 'few days'
Let's keep this squad together, add one or two and work on tactics to tighten the defence and we should be OK.
Well Steve Bruce, it looks like Venkys have 'changed their minds' and now want to keep Rhodes. Don't think there's much point coming back in a 'few days' Let's keep this squad together, add one or two and work on tactics to tighten the defence and we should be OK. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 34

8:33am Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

So there we have it in black and white.

Hull; "We thought we had him" then “Who knows? We’ll have a conversation with them over the next 24-48 hours and if it’s not to be, we’ll move on".

Venky's; "Not at any price".

GB jets off to India (presumably with Shaw) to discuss targets before the window closes.

One thing for certain life at Ewood under Venky's can't ever be described as boring! :-)

Personally I want this window to close, Bruce was a tough, uncompromising player and I suspect that has translated into his management style, he is used to getting what he wants, he will be back as promised.

Rovers and for that matter Rhodes are under intense pressure, the former to sell, the latter probably from family ties and agents and both from the media.

I suspect that Venky's will stand firm now after their statement, certainly up to the next window when the whole circus will start afresh. By then we will have a better idea how we stand in the league and under FFP.

In all this Jordan Rhodes proved his character, no "I can't play, my heads not right", but a full on performance with a typical goal."

Respect.
So there we have it in black and white. Hull; "We thought we had him" then “Who knows? We’ll have a conversation with them over the next 24-48 hours and if it’s not to be, we’ll move on". Venky's; "Not at any price". GB jets off to India (presumably with Shaw) to discuss targets before the window closes. One thing for certain life at Ewood under Venky's can't ever be described as boring! :-) Personally I want this window to close, Bruce was a tough, uncompromising player and I suspect that has translated into his management style, he is used to getting what he wants, he will be back as promised. Rovers and for that matter Rhodes are under intense pressure, the former to sell, the latter probably from family ties and agents and both from the media. I suspect that Venky's will stand firm now after their statement, certainly up to the next window when the whole circus will start afresh. By then we will have a better idea how we stand in the league and under FFP. In all this Jordan Rhodes proved his character, no "I can't play, my heads not right", but a full on performance with a typical goal." Respect. owd nick
  • Score: 63

8:43am Mon 25 Aug 14

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

Well done venkys for keeping Rhodes!!! They've made massive mistakes in the past but trying to put something right. We need Rhodes and rudy scoring goals to go up and other players chipping in like cairney and Conway, If we stop leaking goals like we do easy top 6 and maybe straight up. Were in with a chance with this team so fingers crossed and COYB!!!!!!
Well done venkys for keeping Rhodes!!! They've made massive mistakes in the past but trying to put something right. We need Rhodes and rudy scoring goals to go up and other players chipping in like cairney and Conway, If we stop leaking goals like we do easy top 6 and maybe straight up. Were in with a chance with this team so fingers crossed and COYB!!!!!! BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 39

8:57am Mon 25 Aug 14

Captain Dreckley says...

Saturday showed that we need Rhodes to get us up, not just for his goal scoring but also his chasing back and getting the tackles in. After the first ten minutes in the first half Rovers were fantastic and looked like scoring every chance we had. Second half shows we are still a couple short and agree we need a strong midfield general to break opposition play up and the defence needs 're enforcement, would be great to get Keane back from Man U seeing they are in panic buy mode and a Roy Keane type player.
Saturday showed that we need Rhodes to get us up, not just for his goal scoring but also his chasing back and getting the tackles in. After the first ten minutes in the first half Rovers were fantastic and looked like scoring every chance we had. Second half shows we are still a couple short and agree we need a strong midfield general to break opposition play up and the defence needs 're enforcement, would be great to get Keane back from Man U seeing they are in panic buy mode and a Roy Keane type player. Captain Dreckley
  • Score: 19

9:23am Mon 25 Aug 14

digitusjonfred says...

Thanks Venky,s at last !!
Thanks Venky,s at last !! digitusjonfred
  • Score: 31

9:27am Mon 25 Aug 14

mammamiauk says...

I saw Rhodes before the match on Saturday and wished him well, etc if he was leaving and that was just before the official statement from Mr Myers was posted on the official Rovers website a few moments later.

I do not wish to be negative but my suspicions were aroused when Rhodes was substituted and when he came off the pitch, it was the manner in which he and Bowyer hugged each other which looked like a farewell hug. After the game, I saw Rhodes again and there were many fans crowding around him like it was the last game of the season. He told us that he does not wish to go but it is not up to him. The Venky brothers were apparently at the game (minus Mrs Desai) and we saw Bowyer leaving the ground unusually early and I was subsequently told that he was rushing to get his flight to see Mrs Desai in Pune.

Having mentioned the above and reading the latest article, I do hope that Rhodes will certainly NOT be sold or we will have many extremely furious Rovers fans out there (including myself) who will never forgive the Venky's, especially after the official statement being posted and assuring fans that Rhodes is not for sale. That would be the ultimate betrayal.

Rovers need Rhodes and I do hope that Mrs Desai will be able to provide Bowyer with the relevant funds to get the other required players in before the transfer window closes.

RTID
I saw Rhodes before the match on Saturday and wished him well, etc if he was leaving and that was just before the official statement from Mr Myers was posted on the official Rovers website a few moments later. I do not wish to be negative but my suspicions were aroused when Rhodes was substituted and when he came off the pitch, it was the manner in which he and Bowyer hugged each other which looked like a farewell hug. After the game, I saw Rhodes again and there were many fans crowding around him like it was the last game of the season. He told us that he does not wish to go but it is not up to him. The Venky brothers were apparently at the game (minus Mrs Desai) and we saw Bowyer leaving the ground unusually early and I was subsequently told that he was rushing to get his flight to see Mrs Desai in Pune. Having mentioned the above and reading the latest article, I do hope that Rhodes will certainly NOT be sold or we will have many extremely furious Rovers fans out there (including myself) who will never forgive the Venky's, especially after the official statement being posted and assuring fans that Rhodes is not for sale. That would be the ultimate betrayal. Rovers need Rhodes and I do hope that Mrs Desai will be able to provide Bowyer with the relevant funds to get the other required players in before the transfer window closes. RTID mammamiauk
  • Score: 7

9:39am Mon 25 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

digitusjonfred wrote:
Thanks Venky,s at last !!
Don't hold your breath

http://www.dailymail
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[quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Thanks Venky,s at last !![/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2732853/Jo rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow yer-heads-crunch-tal ks-owners-generate-t ransfer-funds.html Rovers 1495
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9:40am Mon 25 Aug 14

crankitup says...

I thought the Venkys had already given Gary the green light to bring in one or two more on loan or on free's, there may be another reason for the visit.

I hate all the speculation but I've heard that the Tigers are looking to table one last attempt to get Rhodes with a £12m bid, if that is the case then our owners need to leave Steve Bruce and Co in no doubt that Jordan is going nowhere for no amount and to lick their wounds and crack on.
I thought the Venkys had already given Gary the green light to bring in one or two more on loan or on free's, there may be another reason for the visit. I hate all the speculation but I've heard that the Tigers are looking to table one last attempt to get Rhodes with a £12m bid, if that is the case then our owners need to leave Steve Bruce and Co in no doubt that Jordan is going nowhere for no amount and to lick their wounds and crack on. crankitup
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9:49am Mon 25 Aug 14

crankitup says...

According to the Mirror, Hull City boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.

I hope this is just paper talk and nothing less......HANDS OFF BRUCE!
According to the Mirror, Hull City boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes. I hope this is just paper talk and nothing less......HANDS OFF BRUCE! crankitup
  • Score: 7

9:50am Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
digitusjonfred wrote:
Thanks Venky,s at last !!
Don't hold your breath

http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/article-2732853/Jo

rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla

ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow

yer-heads-crunch-tal

ks-owners-generate-t

ransfer-funds.html
"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway.
Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Thanks Venky,s at last !![/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2732853/Jo rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow yer-heads-crunch-tal ks-owners-generate-t ransfer-funds.html[/p][/quote]"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway. Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 10

9:58am Mon 25 Aug 14

mammamiauk says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
Rovers 1495 wrote:
digitusjonfred wrote:
Thanks Venky,s at last !!
Don't hold your breath

http://www.dailymail


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/article-2732853/Jo


rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla


ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow


yer-heads-crunch-tal


ks-owners-generate-t


ransfer-funds.html
"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway.
Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.
I hope that you are right, I dislike all this newspaper talk and speculation and will certainly be having sleepless nights until the transfer window closes!

In my opinion, the transfer window should be closed before the start of the new season as it just unsettles players and if I was a player, I would hate to be in that position. Steve Bruce had to rock the apple cart by placing bids for Rhodes!!
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Thanks Venky,s at last !![/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2732853/Jo rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow yer-heads-crunch-tal ks-owners-generate-t ransfer-funds.html[/p][/quote]"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway. Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.[/p][/quote]I hope that you are right, I dislike all this newspaper talk and speculation and will certainly be having sleepless nights until the transfer window closes! In my opinion, the transfer window should be closed before the start of the new season as it just unsettles players and if I was a player, I would hate to be in that position. Steve Bruce had to rock the apple cart by placing bids for Rhodes!! mammamiauk
  • Score: 7

10:00am Mon 25 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

Perhaps Steve Bruce is struggling to deal with the fact that Jordan Rhodes is a young man behaving with professional integrity.

Bruce has simply walked out on a number of clubs in his managerial career the minute he was offered something slightly 'better', contracts and commitments mean nothing to him if he thinks he can get what he wants.

Jordan's behaviour, by playing yesterday rather than pulling a sickie, has displayed a level of honour that has obviously confused Bruce.
Perhaps Steve Bruce is struggling to deal with the fact that Jordan Rhodes is a young man behaving with professional integrity. Bruce has simply walked out on a number of clubs in his managerial career the minute he was offered something slightly 'better', contracts and commitments mean nothing to him if he thinks he can get what he wants. Jordan's behaviour, by playing yesterday rather than pulling a sickie, has displayed a level of honour that has obviously confused Bruce. greenscreener
  • Score: 37

10:12am Mon 25 Aug 14

Tatts says...

The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell. Tatts
  • Score: 4

10:13am Mon 25 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

Why would GB fly out to India to discuss transfer targets with just one week of the transfer window left open ... ?
Why would GB fly out to India to discuss transfer targets with just one week of the transfer window left open ... ? Rovers 1495
  • Score: 2

10:15am Mon 25 Aug 14

crankitup says...

mammamiauk wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Rovers 1495 wrote:
digitusjonfred wrote:
Thanks Venky,s at last !!
Don't hold your breath

http://www.dailymail



.co.uk/sport/footbal



l/article-2732853/Jo



rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla



ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow



yer-heads-crunch-tal



ks-owners-generate-t



ransfer-funds.html
"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway.
Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.
I hope that you are right, I dislike all this newspaper talk and speculation and will certainly be having sleepless nights until the transfer window closes!

In my opinion, the transfer window should be closed before the start of the new season as it just unsettles players and if I was a player, I would hate to be in that position. Steve Bruce had to rock the apple cart by placing bids for Rhodes!!
totally agree, a week before the start of the season the window should be well and truly closed, that way managers know who they have in their squads and how the plan the season, you should only be able to bring in loan players thereafter.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Thanks Venky,s at last !![/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2732853/Jo rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow yer-heads-crunch-tal ks-owners-generate-t ransfer-funds.html[/p][/quote]"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway. Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.[/p][/quote]I hope that you are right, I dislike all this newspaper talk and speculation and will certainly be having sleepless nights until the transfer window closes! In my opinion, the transfer window should be closed before the start of the new season as it just unsettles players and if I was a player, I would hate to be in that position. Steve Bruce had to rock the apple cart by placing bids for Rhodes!![/p][/quote]totally agree, a week before the start of the season the window should be well and truly closed, that way managers know who they have in their squads and how the plan the season, you should only be able to bring in loan players thereafter. crankitup
  • Score: 3

10:17am Mon 25 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

mammamiauk wrote:
I saw Rhodes before the match on Saturday and wished him well, etc if he was leaving and that was just before the official statement from Mr Myers was posted on the official Rovers website a few moments later.

I do not wish to be negative but my suspicions were aroused when Rhodes was substituted and when he came off the pitch, it was the manner in which he and Bowyer hugged each other which looked like a farewell hug. After the game, I saw Rhodes again and there were many fans crowding around him like it was the last game of the season. He told us that he does not wish to go but it is not up to him. The Venky brothers were apparently at the game (minus Mrs Desai) and we saw Bowyer leaving the ground unusually early and I was subsequently told that he was rushing to get his flight to see Mrs Desai in Pune.

Having mentioned the above and reading the latest article, I do hope that Rhodes will certainly NOT be sold or we will have many extremely furious Rovers fans out there (including myself) who will never forgive the Venky's, especially after the official statement being posted and assuring fans that Rhodes is not for sale. That would be the ultimate betrayal.

Rovers need Rhodes and I do hope that Mrs Desai will be able to provide Bowyer with the relevant funds to get the other required players in before the transfer window closes.

RTID
I was not surprised when Rhodes was subbed, he had put a tremendous shift in, without all the speculation it would have been seen as '3-0 up, rest your star striker'.

If he had gone straight down the tunnel it would have looked very ominous, but he didn't. It's not over yet, but everyone at Rovers appears to be doing the right things, and it's a while since we could say that.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: I saw Rhodes before the match on Saturday and wished him well, etc if he was leaving and that was just before the official statement from Mr Myers was posted on the official Rovers website a few moments later. I do not wish to be negative but my suspicions were aroused when Rhodes was substituted and when he came off the pitch, it was the manner in which he and Bowyer hugged each other which looked like a farewell hug. After the game, I saw Rhodes again and there were many fans crowding around him like it was the last game of the season. He told us that he does not wish to go but it is not up to him. The Venky brothers were apparently at the game (minus Mrs Desai) and we saw Bowyer leaving the ground unusually early and I was subsequently told that he was rushing to get his flight to see Mrs Desai in Pune. Having mentioned the above and reading the latest article, I do hope that Rhodes will certainly NOT be sold or we will have many extremely furious Rovers fans out there (including myself) who will never forgive the Venky's, especially after the official statement being posted and assuring fans that Rhodes is not for sale. That would be the ultimate betrayal. Rovers need Rhodes and I do hope that Mrs Desai will be able to provide Bowyer with the relevant funds to get the other required players in before the transfer window closes. RTID[/p][/quote]I was not surprised when Rhodes was subbed, he had put a tremendous shift in, without all the speculation it would have been seen as '3-0 up, rest your star striker'. If he had gone straight down the tunnel it would have looked very ominous, but he didn't. It's not over yet, but everyone at Rovers appears to be doing the right things, and it's a while since we could say that. greenscreener
  • Score: 16

10:23am Mon 25 Aug 14

merlinmills says...

If ulloa went for 8 million and McCormack went for 11 ish then even if hull offer 12 million it will be rejected because hes not up for sale!If we keep hold of him and he scores then it will take a club record fee of more than 15 million or silly money. I know ballotelli is going for 16 million but rhodes goals are invaluble. when will steve bruce get the message?! We dont want your son either! What would he do that we have not already got?! Hope to get some funds for a few players and would love to see keane back and a young attaking midfielder from a prem club. Bring on Wolves!!! Bowyer blue white army!
If ulloa went for 8 million and McCormack went for 11 ish then even if hull offer 12 million it will be rejected because hes not up for sale!If we keep hold of him and he scores then it will take a club record fee of more than 15 million or silly money. I know ballotelli is going for 16 million but rhodes goals are invaluble. when will steve bruce get the message?! We dont want your son either! What would he do that we have not already got?! Hope to get some funds for a few players and would love to see keane back and a young attaking midfielder from a prem club. Bring on Wolves!!! Bowyer blue white army! merlinmills
  • Score: 5

10:31am Mon 25 Aug 14

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

Paper talk doesn't mean anything I've seen them this morning and don't like it.... Think Bruce is a disgrace the way he's handling it. Don't think venkys want to go back to venkys out chants all games again which I don't agree with. Don't sell venkys we wanna go up.....
Paper talk doesn't mean anything I've seen them this morning and don't like it.... Think Bruce is a disgrace the way he's handling it. Don't think venkys want to go back to venkys out chants all games again which I don't agree with. Don't sell venkys we wanna go up..... BlackburnRoversFC f*****g hate burnley
  • Score: 5

10:40am Mon 25 Aug 14

Gary Bowyers Blue White Army says...

Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick. Gary Bowyers Blue White Army
  • Score: 10

11:25am Mon 25 Aug 14

earwego says...

Bruce had a good teacher at UTD. Ferggy was used to getting his own way,Bruce seems to think that he can do the same. Venky's have made it quite clear,Rhodes is not for sale,what is Bruce's reaction,we will come back with another offer. Get lost Bruce,you have had your answer,stop trying to unsettle the player and look elsewhere. Accept you will not be another Ferggy and always get your own way. Apart from that,why would Rhodes want to join a team that wont win anything and will struggle this season as it surely will.
Bruce had a good teacher at UTD. Ferggy was used to getting his own way,Bruce seems to think that he can do the same. Venky's have made it quite clear,Rhodes is not for sale,what is Bruce's reaction,we will come back with another offer. Get lost Bruce,you have had your answer,stop trying to unsettle the player and look elsewhere. Accept you will not be another Ferggy and always get your own way. Apart from that,why would Rhodes want to join a team that wont win anything and will struggle this season as it surely will. earwego
  • Score: 5

11:32am Mon 25 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB. A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 7

11:40am Mon 25 Aug 14

POW WOW says...

That's the Venkey's for you ............ lack of communication !!!!!!!!!!!
That's the Venkey's for you ............ lack of communication !!!!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: 0

11:40am Mon 25 Aug 14

jussy1307 says...

earwego wrote:
Bruce had a good teacher at UTD. Ferggy was used to getting his own way,Bruce seems to think that he can do the same. Venky's have made it quite clear,Rhodes is not for sale,what is Bruce's reaction,we will come back with another offer. Get lost Bruce,you have had your answer,stop trying to unsettle the player and look elsewhere. Accept you will not be another Ferggy and always get your own way. Apart from that,why would Rhodes want to join a team that wont win anything and will struggle this season as it surely will.
Money cash is king and always will be footy fans are fickle and always will be, there is no loyalty in football apart from us fans, duff, friedel, shearer, to name a few it will always happen but agree with the post above hull city really! !!but if they have the dosh and he wants it he will go......
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: Bruce had a good teacher at UTD. Ferggy was used to getting his own way,Bruce seems to think that he can do the same. Venky's have made it quite clear,Rhodes is not for sale,what is Bruce's reaction,we will come back with another offer. Get lost Bruce,you have had your answer,stop trying to unsettle the player and look elsewhere. Accept you will not be another Ferggy and always get your own way. Apart from that,why would Rhodes want to join a team that wont win anything and will struggle this season as it surely will.[/p][/quote]Money cash is king and always will be footy fans are fickle and always will be, there is no loyalty in football apart from us fans, duff, friedel, shearer, to name a few it will always happen but agree with the post above hull city really! !!but if they have the dosh and he wants it he will go...... jussy1307
  • Score: 0

11:48am Mon 25 Aug 14

M.DANNY says...

Steve Bruce wants him on cheap every players have a price on their heads.
It could be around £15 million ,Rovers would sell, not £10 million that's too cheap for a top class striker.
Steve Bruce wants him on cheap every players have a price on their heads. It could be around £15 million ,Rovers would sell, not £10 million that's too cheap for a top class striker. M.DANNY
  • Score: 2

12:03pm Mon 25 Aug 14

J.C - Rishton says...

Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Actually there are 4 Venkys and the one who is not related by blood is reportedly the only one with any brains, MrsD's husband.

The father made the business ,the 2 brothers are too stupid to do anything thats why Mrs D is head of the family, by defaut (the least stupid of the 3) although she was clever enough to marry someone who has business brains and reportedly is the one who runs the day to day business and who was the one who was most against the family buying Rovers and getting into bed with Anderson in the first place, but he was over ruled by the other 3 who wanted to treat Venkerash to his own football club cos he liked watching it on TV.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Actually there are 4 Venkys and the one who is not related by blood is reportedly the only one with any brains, MrsD's husband. The father made the business ,the 2 brothers are too stupid to do anything thats why Mrs D is head of the family, by defaut (the least stupid of the 3) although she was clever enough to marry someone who has business brains and reportedly is the one who runs the day to day business and who was the one who was most against the family buying Rovers and getting into bed with Anderson in the first place, but he was over ruled by the other 3 who wanted to treat Venkerash to his own football club cos he liked watching it on TV. J.C - Rishton
  • Score: 3

12:12pm Mon 25 Aug 14

French Rover says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned.

Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners.

As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes!
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned. Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners. As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes! French Rover
  • Score: 3

12:15pm Mon 25 Aug 14

J.C - Rishton says...

Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
[quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India. J.C - Rishton
  • Score: 5

12:19pm Mon 25 Aug 14

guiderover says...

Can't wait for the transfer window to close,as it causes so much unrest.Hopefully Jordan will still here,with a couple more additionsJust off topic and apologies if it's been mentioned,is the alarming refereeing decisions against us.The Tom Daley dive on Saturday which could have cost us more points,the latest incident.
Can't wait for the transfer window to close,as it causes so much unrest.Hopefully Jordan will still here,with a couple more additionsJust off topic and apologies if it's been mentioned,is the alarming refereeing decisions against us.The Tom Daley dive on Saturday which could have cost us more points,the latest incident. guiderover
  • Score: 6

12:27pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

greenscreener wrote:
Perhaps Steve Bruce is struggling to deal with the fact that Jordan Rhodes is a young man behaving with professional integrity.

Bruce has simply walked out on a number of clubs in his managerial career the minute he was offered something slightly 'better', contracts and commitments mean nothing to him if he thinks he can get what he wants.

Jordan's behaviour, by playing yesterday rather than pulling a sickie, has displayed a level of honour that has obviously confused Bruce.
Very perceptive, Greeny.
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Steve Bruce is struggling to deal with the fact that Jordan Rhodes is a young man behaving with professional integrity. Bruce has simply walked out on a number of clubs in his managerial career the minute he was offered something slightly 'better', contracts and commitments mean nothing to him if he thinks he can get what he wants. Jordan's behaviour, by playing yesterday rather than pulling a sickie, has displayed a level of honour that has obviously confused Bruce.[/p][/quote]Very perceptive, Greeny. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Actually there are 4 Venkys and the one who is not related by blood is reportedly the only one with any brains, MrsD's husband.

The father made the business ,the 2 brothers are too stupid to do anything thats why Mrs D is head of the family, by defaut (the least stupid of the 3) although she was clever enough to marry someone who has business brains and reportedly is the one who runs the day to day business and who was the one who was most against the family buying Rovers and getting into bed with Anderson in the first place, but he was over ruled by the other 3 who wanted to treat Venkerash to his own football club cos he liked watching it on TV.
Illuminating.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Actually there are 4 Venkys and the one who is not related by blood is reportedly the only one with any brains, MrsD's husband. The father made the business ,the 2 brothers are too stupid to do anything thats why Mrs D is head of the family, by defaut (the least stupid of the 3) although she was clever enough to marry someone who has business brains and reportedly is the one who runs the day to day business and who was the one who was most against the family buying Rovers and getting into bed with Anderson in the first place, but he was over ruled by the other 3 who wanted to treat Venkerash to his own football club cos he liked watching it on TV.[/p][/quote]Illuminating. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -5

12:32pm Mon 25 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request.....


"Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend.

However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting.

Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action.

Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers.

City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present.

“We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."
Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request..... "Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend. However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting. Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action. Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers. City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present. “We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line." TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -9

12:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
[quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -7

12:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request.....


"Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend.

However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting.

Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action.

Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers.

City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present.

“We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."
Shut up you sad sack.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request..... "Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend. However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting. Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action. Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers. City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present. “We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."[/p][/quote]Shut up you sad sack. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: 4

12:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

The Venkies from the start made big mistakes but l believe they have finally found their feet and by holding on to Jordan Rhodes in the face of a 10 million pound bid it shows they are not in it just for money but more importantly for the clubs long term interests .
The Venkies from the start made big mistakes but l believe they have finally found their feet and by holding on to Jordan Rhodes in the face of a 10 million pound bid it shows they are not in it just for money but more importantly for the clubs long term interests . noddy57
  • Score: 10

12:56pm Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
Why would GB fly out to India to discuss transfer targets with just one week of the transfer window left open ... ?
Because it's easier and much better to talk face to face when it's something as important as this, phone call, even video links miss out on the nuances of body language etc.

Also it's a good time to go as we don't have a midweek game to deal with this week.

GB will know the players he wants and how much they will cost.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: Why would GB fly out to India to discuss transfer targets with just one week of the transfer window left open ... ?[/p][/quote]Because it's easier and much better to talk face to face when it's something as important as this, phone call, even video links miss out on the nuances of body language etc. Also it's a good time to go as we don't have a midweek game to deal with this week. GB will know the players he wants and how much they will cost. owd nick
  • Score: 6

1:02pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Rovers 1495 says...

French Rover wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned.

Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners.

As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes!
Might JR not want a pop at the PL ?

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[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned. Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners. As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes![/p][/quote]Might JR not want a pop at the PL ? http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2733725/So uthampton-make-Atlet ico-Madrid-defender- Toby-Alderweireld-Jo rdan-Rhodes-prepares -push-12m-Hull-City- move.html Rovers 1495
  • Score: -3

1:15pm Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse...

It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ.

Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is.

Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal.

Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off.

Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.[/p][/quote]No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse... It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ. Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is. Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal. Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off. Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game. owd nick
  • Score: 12

1:29pm Mon 25 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

Why is GB going to Pune? Can the two brothers not convey Desai's intentions to the board? We heard that GB had already sorted this out with Desai and had been assured he could bring two players in.
What is going on? It has to be about Rhodes can GB find a replacement within a week? Burnley managed it with Ings when Austin went but we aren't that luck are we? We seem to be like Hamilton in F1 very unlucky.I think we are a better club than Hull with pedigree and much better history than they have.I think we are being blagged again and they just think he is worth more than we are going to receive but if Hull return with 12 million how much will they allow GB of that to replace him and who is available?
Why is GB going to Pune? Can the two brothers not convey Desai's intentions to the board? We heard that GB had already sorted this out with Desai and had been assured he could bring two players in. What is going on? It has to be about Rhodes can GB find a replacement within a week? Burnley managed it with Ings when Austin went but we aren't that luck are we? We seem to be like Hamilton in F1 very unlucky.I think we are a better club than Hull with pedigree and much better history than they have.I think we are being blagged again and they just think he is worth more than we are going to receive but if Hull return with 12 million how much will they allow GB of that to replace him and who is available? bburnrover
  • Score: -2

2:02pm Mon 25 Aug 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

Go away Steve Bruce you silly fat man. Take a look at yourself: how could anybody be inspired to join up with you, you pie-munching bloater? There's a thought: maybe Dunny has been putting a word in Brice's behalf, after all he did manage to convince the bench-warming one that St. Andrews was a better place to play than Ewood. On the bright side, nobody can even remember the name of The Tigers ground or for that matter what their club is called this week.
Go away Steve Bruce you silly fat man. Take a look at yourself: how could anybody be inspired to join up with you, you pie-munching bloater? There's a thought: maybe Dunny has been putting a word in Brice's behalf, after all he did manage to convince the bench-warming one that St. Andrews was a better place to play than Ewood. On the bright side, nobody can even remember the name of The Tigers ground or for that matter what their club is called this week. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 2

2:13pm Mon 25 Aug 14

azza234 says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
JC must live in india and hang outside the house tapping there convo's .
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.[/p][/quote]JC must live in india and hang outside the house tapping there convo's . azza234
  • Score: 0

2:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Iiii1111 says...

Obvious why GB has gone to India this week....the team's got a free week thanks to the disastrous performance against Scunthrope ......transfers might be on the agenda as will the Rhodes saga ..I suspect the Indians will want detail on GB's team/squad structure and presumably Derek Shaw as accompanied GB to India. An educated guess the both of them (will be getting grilling)will be discussing ways to cut cost in line with the imminent FFP rules. ....with a direct brainstorming session may show the only way is to sell Rhodes.


GB in future play your best team;-)
Obvious why GB has gone to India this week....the team's got a free week thanks to the disastrous performance against Scunthrope ......transfers might be on the agenda as will the Rhodes saga ..I suspect the Indians will want detail on GB's team/squad structure and presumably Derek Shaw as accompanied GB to India. An educated guess the both of them (will be getting grilling)will be discussing ways to cut cost in line with the imminent FFP rules. ....with a direct brainstorming session may show the only way is to sell Rhodes. GB in future play your best team;-) Iiii1111
  • Score: -3

2:57pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Bazzer says...

One wonders whether the continued exclusion of Jordan Rhodes from the Scotland squad will be a factor in him wanting to play in the top flight sooner rather than later.
One wonders whether the continued exclusion of Jordan Rhodes from the Scotland squad will be a factor in him wanting to play in the top flight sooner rather than later. Bazzer
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Mon 25 Aug 14

john byrom says...

What pat of not for sale does this man not understand. Go away Bruce.
What pat of not for sale does this man not understand. Go away Bruce. john byrom
  • Score: 6

3:16pm Mon 25 Aug 14

1875 Rovers says...

I hope he stays, I think it's all down to Jordan Rhodes to decide which Club can match his ambitions. The Venky's (for the first time) have been clear, GB and the other players have been clear, and the fans want him stay. I don't think that Bruce will walk away, he needs a big signing, and he wants
Jordan Rhodes. I can remember his interview on MOTD after the 3-0 defeat at Sunderland when Allardyce had been sacked "that's for Sam' he said, and I think getting one over on the Rovers whilst getting his man would the icing on the cake for him, he's a nasty piece of work.
The Rovers have stabilised under GB, and have the makings of a decent team that can push for promotion, they need a couple of decent signings to make the difference, and show Jordan Rhodes he is in the right place, Struggling at the bottom of the Premier League with Hull would not help Rhodes, and fat boy Bruce will on his way before you know it.
I hope he stays, I think it's all down to Jordan Rhodes to decide which Club can match his ambitions. The Venky's (for the first time) have been clear, GB and the other players have been clear, and the fans want him stay. I don't think that Bruce will walk away, he needs a big signing, and he wants Jordan Rhodes. I can remember his interview on MOTD after the 3-0 defeat at Sunderland when Allardyce had been sacked "that's for Sam' he said, and I think getting one over on the Rovers whilst getting his man would the icing on the cake for him, he's a nasty piece of work. The Rovers have stabilised under GB, and have the makings of a decent team that can push for promotion, they need a couple of decent signings to make the difference, and show Jordan Rhodes he is in the right place, Struggling at the bottom of the Premier League with Hull would not help Rhodes, and fat boy Bruce will on his way before you know it. 1875 Rovers
  • Score: 3

3:21pm Mon 25 Aug 14

john byrom says...

crankitup wrote:
According to the Mirror, Hull City boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.

I hope this is just paper talk and nothing less......HANDS OFF BRUCE!
You need to updated. Bruce to turn his attentions to INGS Oh Heck what will the Dingles do Now.
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: According to the Mirror, Hull City boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes. I hope this is just paper talk and nothing less......HANDS OFF BRUCE![/p][/quote]You need to updated. Bruce to turn his attentions to INGS Oh Heck what will the Dingles do Now. john byrom
  • Score: 2

3:37pm Mon 25 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

owd nick wrote:
BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp

ions
wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse...

It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ.

Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is.

Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal.

Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off.

Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.
If you think being called a "Happy Clapper" is abusive then you're a weirdo. If you feel insulted, good. And there is a difference between an insult and abuse: Affront, Insult, Abuse.

Affront, is an arrow of reproach and contempt, shot in public; it piques and mortifies those, who have any sense of honour. Insult, is an attack, made with insolence; it is, usually, repelled with spirit, which you did not do. Both affronts and insults, may be given without words; but, abuse results, chiefly, from scurrilous language.

"Happy is that man, that can put up affronts, with composure; bear insults, with calmness; and, turn a 'deaf' ear, to abuse."

You sir, despite how you like to project yourself, are no Gentleman.

You come on here and regularly smear Rovers fans that criticise your precious Venkys which you then think clouds their objectivity with what you refer to as their subjective pre conceived ideas - before going on to then do exactly the same thing yourself by posting comments that say most Rovers fans want to see Bowyer sacked/fail etc.

Most Rovers fans do not want to see Bowyer sacked/fail; that is your pre conceived subjective idea that clouds your objective judgment.

The main problem with you is that you think every one else is thick and that you are the only one entitled to an opinion.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.[/p][/quote]No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse... It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ. Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is. Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal. Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off. Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.[/p][/quote]If you think being called a "Happy Clapper" is abusive then you're a weirdo. If you feel insulted, good. And there is a difference between an insult and abuse: Affront, Insult, Abuse. Affront, is an arrow of reproach and contempt, shot in public; it piques and mortifies those, who have any sense of honour. Insult, is an attack, made with insolence; it is, usually, repelled with spirit, which you did not do. Both affronts and insults, may be given without words; but, abuse results, chiefly, from scurrilous language. "Happy is that man, that can put up affronts, with composure; bear insults, with calmness; and, turn a 'deaf' ear, to abuse." You sir, despite how you like to project yourself, are no Gentleman. You come on here and regularly smear Rovers fans that criticise your precious Venkys which you then think clouds their objectivity with what you refer to as their subjective pre conceived ideas - before going on to then do exactly the same thing yourself by posting comments that say most Rovers fans want to see Bowyer sacked/fail etc. Most Rovers fans do not want to see Bowyer sacked/fail; that is your pre conceived subjective idea that clouds your objective judgment. The main problem with you is that you think every one else is thick and that you are the only one entitled to an opinion. BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -3

3:54pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Grey Rover says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
GB always looks a bit sheepish, but don't let that spoil a good conspiracy theory.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]GB always looks a bit sheepish, but don't let that spoil a good conspiracy theory. Grey Rover
  • Score: 4

3:55pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Grey Rover says...

mammamiauk wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
Rovers 1495 wrote:
digitusjonfred wrote:
Thanks Venky,s at last !!
Don't hold your breath

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"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway.
Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.
I hope that you are right, I dislike all this newspaper talk and speculation and will certainly be having sleepless nights until the transfer window closes!

In my opinion, the transfer window should be closed before the start of the new season as it just unsettles players and if I was a player, I would hate to be in that position. Steve Bruce had to rock the apple cart by placing bids for Rhodes!!
It's obviously, totally uninformed speculation.
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]digitusjonfred[/bold] wrote: Thanks Venky,s at last !![/p][/quote]Don't hold your breath http://www.dailymail .co.uk/sport/footbal l/article-2732853/Jo rdan-Rhodes-sold-Bla ckburn-boss-Gary-Bow yer-heads-crunch-tal ks-owners-generate-t ransfer-funds.html[/p][/quote]"Jordan Rhodes COULD be sold." To me it's just newspaper speculation because Bowyer went to india which was pre-planned anyway. Don't think there's anything in it given recent reassurances from Venkys.[/p][/quote]I hope that you are right, I dislike all this newspaper talk and speculation and will certainly be having sleepless nights until the transfer window closes! In my opinion, the transfer window should be closed before the start of the new season as it just unsettles players and if I was a player, I would hate to be in that position. Steve Bruce had to rock the apple cart by placing bids for Rhodes!![/p][/quote]It's obviously, totally uninformed speculation. Grey Rover
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Mon 25 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

john byrom wrote:
crankitup wrote:
According to the Mirror, Hull City boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes.

I hope this is just paper talk and nothing less......HANDS OFF BRUCE!
You need to updated. Bruce to turn his attentions to INGS Oh Heck what will the Dingles do Now.
And who could doubt the Daily Mirror, the paper that told us Rhodes would not play on Saturday because he would be going to Hull to agree personal terms.

Sports journalists, scurrilous rumour mongers no better than the agents who buy them 'drinks'.
[quote][p][bold]john byrom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: According to the Mirror, Hull City boss Steve Bruce hopes to make it third time lucky with a £12m-plus offer for Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes. I hope this is just paper talk and nothing less......HANDS OFF BRUCE![/p][/quote]You need to updated. Bruce to turn his attentions to INGS Oh Heck what will the Dingles do Now.[/p][/quote]And who could doubt the Daily Mirror, the paper that told us Rhodes would not play on Saturday because he would be going to Hull to agree personal terms. Sports journalists, scurrilous rumour mongers no better than the agents who buy them 'drinks'. greenscreener
  • Score: 8

4:30pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request.....


"Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend.

However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting.

Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action.

Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers.

City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present.

“We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."
Now come on, you made most of that up now, didnt you!
Do you work for the Daily Fail. They said deal done at 10million 4 hours after the not for sale statement on Saturday
Most of the above comments are pure speculation just like yours. Listen Troll Boy, give it up until the next window at least. GB has said he does NOt want to sell, quite clearly and unequivocally in 3 different interviews
We only have Bruces word that Rovers said they wanted to sell, I read that as they listened to my offer so they must want to sell. NOT the same thing at all. also as noted above he is another arrogant product of Arrogant United of Manchestoh!
Venkys have said they dont want to sell, end of.
Hard to accept when you want to keep trolling but there it is
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request..... "Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend. However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting. Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action. Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers. City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present. “We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."[/p][/quote]Now come on, you made most of that up now, didnt you! Do you work for the Daily Fail. They said deal done at 10million 4 hours after the not for sale statement on Saturday Most of the above comments are pure speculation just like yours. Listen Troll Boy, give it up until the next window at least. GB has said he does NOt want to sell, quite clearly and unequivocally in 3 different interviews We only have Bruces word that Rovers said they wanted to sell, I read that as they listened to my offer so they must want to sell. NOT the same thing at all. also as noted above he is another arrogant product of Arrogant United of Manchestoh! Venkys have said they dont want to sell, end of. Hard to accept when you want to keep trolling but there it is Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

4:54pm Mon 25 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

French Rover wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned.

Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners.

As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes!
Maybe he thinks he will get a chunk of the money to strengthen the squad with Gestede already looking like a 20 goal a season guy himself. Maybe he thinks that the money will help to avoid Fair Play transfer embargo because there is no way he will want to operate under that ruling. I obviously do not know why but I'm entitled to ask the question because GB did tell the Sky reporter that it wasn't the end of it when asked, and this being straight after Venkys came out with the statement that he wasn't for sale ?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned. Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners. As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes![/p][/quote]Maybe he thinks he will get a chunk of the money to strengthen the squad with Gestede already looking like a 20 goal a season guy himself. Maybe he thinks that the money will help to avoid Fair Play transfer embargo because there is no way he will want to operate under that ruling. I obviously do not know why but I'm entitled to ask the question because GB did tell the Sky reporter that it wasn't the end of it when asked, and this being straight after Venkys came out with the statement that he wasn't for sale ? A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: -1

5:13pm Mon 25 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
French Rover wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned.

Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners.

As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes!
Maybe he thinks he will get a chunk of the money to strengthen the squad with Gestede already looking like a 20 goal a season guy himself. Maybe he thinks that the money will help to avoid Fair Play transfer embargo because there is no way he will want to operate under that ruling. I obviously do not know why but I'm entitled to ask the question because GB did tell the Sky reporter that it wasn't the end of it when asked, and this being straight after Venkys came out with the statement that he wasn't for sale ?
GB knows that whatever is said, agents are in the business of making money out of transfers, and the media will continue to speculate until the transfer window officially shuts.

He may not be an experienced manager but he's lived with " Jordan Rhodes is leaving " speculation through every transfer window since he got the job.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Why would GB want to lose Rhodes? Gary Bowyer knows better than any of us that you just cannot replace his 20 plus goals a season and his sale would surely prevent our manager from taking the Rovers to a promotion place. If Rhodes goes it won't be something Bowyer planned. Look at Spurs last season to see what can happen if u sell your star player (and say it's just to strengthen the team) as it all went to pieces and instead of going forwards they went backwards instead! The same could happen with Liverpool this season after selling Suarez. No - if Rhodes goes it won't be down to anyone but our owners. As for his flights I think that he has gone out to India to make a case for Madame spending a little more money to bring in the couple of players he needs to strengthen the squad before the window closes. And also to get down on his bended knees to thank her for not selling Rhodes![/p][/quote]Maybe he thinks he will get a chunk of the money to strengthen the squad with Gestede already looking like a 20 goal a season guy himself. Maybe he thinks that the money will help to avoid Fair Play transfer embargo because there is no way he will want to operate under that ruling. I obviously do not know why but I'm entitled to ask the question because GB did tell the Sky reporter that it wasn't the end of it when asked, and this being straight after Venkys came out with the statement that he wasn't for sale ?[/p][/quote]GB knows that whatever is said, agents are in the business of making money out of transfers, and the media will continue to speculate until the transfer window officially shuts. He may not be an experienced manager but he's lived with " Jordan Rhodes is leaving " speculation through every transfer window since he got the job. greenscreener
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

baldie says...

owd nick wrote:
BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp

ions
wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse...

It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ.

Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is.

Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal.

Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off.

Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.
The best one I've had in ages was that Dave Whelan had rollocked the Venkys at Wigan,that's why they left early.
Turns out,as Whelan said himself on 5 live,that he watched the match from his house in the Carribean.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.[/p][/quote]No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse... It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ. Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is. Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal. Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off. Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.[/p][/quote]The best one I've had in ages was that Dave Whelan had rollocked the Venkys at Wigan,that's why they left early. Turns out,as Whelan said himself on 5 live,that he watched the match from his house in the Carribean. baldie
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Mon 25 Aug 14

J.C - Rishton says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
I thought everyone knew that - certainly in aint no secret although when I first posted on here befor the story broke almost everyone thought I ha not totallybonkers.

If you wanna check it up then google the story - it was quit well covered in the end
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.[/p][/quote]I thought everyone knew that - certainly in aint no secret although when I first posted on here befor the story broke almost everyone thought I ha not totallybonkers. If you wanna check it up then google the story - it was quit well covered in the end J.C - Rishton
  • Score: 1

5:29pm Mon 25 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

It's not over until the fat Bruce sings
It's not over until the fat Bruce sings mark anthony
  • Score: -2

5:36pm Mon 25 Aug 14

baldie says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB, baldie
  • Score: 2

5:54pm Mon 25 Aug 14

garry_stockton says...

Has Rhodes signed yet.......
Watch this space
12mill in the Venkies coffers?
My guess is that you haven't paid Huddersfield yet!
Has Rhodes signed yet....... Watch this space 12mill in the Venkies coffers? My guess is that you haven't paid Huddersfield yet! garry_stockton
  • Score: -6

5:56pm Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp
ions
wrote:
owd nick wrote:
BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp


ions
wrote:
J.C - Rishton wrote:
Gary Bowyers Blue White Army wrote:
Tatts wrote:
The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.
Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter.
You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made.

Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes.

As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football.

In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.
"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers).

What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen.

Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes.

My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling.

That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.
Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India."

And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.
No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse...

It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ.

Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is.

Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal.

Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off.

Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.
If you think being called a "Happy Clapper" is abusive then you're a weirdo. If you feel insulted, good. And there is a difference between an insult and abuse: Affront, Insult, Abuse.

Affront, is an arrow of reproach and contempt, shot in public; it piques and mortifies those, who have any sense of honour. Insult, is an attack, made with insolence; it is, usually, repelled with spirit, which you did not do. Both affronts and insults, may be given without words; but, abuse results, chiefly, from scurrilous language.

"Happy is that man, that can put up affronts, with composure; bear insults, with calmness; and, turn a 'deaf' ear, to abuse."

You sir, despite how you like to project yourself, are no Gentleman.

You come on here and regularly smear Rovers fans that criticise your precious Venkys which you then think clouds their objectivity with what you refer to as their subjective pre conceived ideas - before going on to then do exactly the same thing yourself by posting comments that say most Rovers fans want to see Bowyer sacked/fail etc.

Most Rovers fans do not want to see Bowyer sacked/fail; that is your pre conceived subjective idea that clouds your objective judgment.

The main problem with you is that you think every one else is thick and that you are the only one entitled to an opinion.
The comment regarding "Happy Clappers" was actually a joke.

Cage rattled I think? So much anger and a complete inability to have a reasoned argument, are you sure you aren't a Burnley fan?

I come on here to discuss, argue, debate the daily goings on down at Ewood with other fans, some I agree with, some I don't, some who agree with me, others who don't.

I do actually prefer a coherent argument even loosely based on fact as opposed to total speculation, even drivel.

Anytime you want to make an attempt at the former be my guest.
[quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BRFC:ThePeoplesChamp ions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.C - Rishton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Bowyers Blue White Army[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: The thing to keep in mind about Venkys is that there are 3 of them and they don't necessarily share the same opinion, hence the confusion. It may well be that one one or two of them want to sell Rhodes whereas one or two of them don't want to sell.[/p][/quote]Ultimately the buck stops with Mrs Desai. If she says no then the opinions of others won't matter. You're right in that there does seem to be some confusion, I suspect at board level, who was negotiating with the the Hull board? Derek Shaw? Someone was clearly giving an indication a deal could be made. Given the mistakes Venkys have made since taking over, it would be highly controversial of them to go back on the statement released before the game. I do believe they are trying to make amends for past mistakes. As for Jordan Rhodes, I'm confident he'll be a Rovers player when the window closes, he's clearly stated he loves it at the club and would only want to leave if he is asked to leave, something I can't see GB or Venkys doing anytime soon. However, we have to prepare for the fact that Rhodes isn't going to retire at Rovers and will eventually move on, much like the owners, management and various other players. That is football. In the mean time here's hoping for 3 points at Wolves and a Rhodes hat trick.[/p][/quote]"If Mrs D sys no the the opions of the other 3 don't matter - actually that's not how the Venkys work (also there are FOUR Venkys who get to vote, Mrs D, her husband and the 2 idiot brothers). What happens in ALL their business decisions is that one of them makes a proposal then they vote on it - if 1 Venky votes against the proposal then it dosent happen. Normally this is a disasterous way to run a football club (or any business) but in this case its helped us keep Rhodes. My guess is they were OK to sell him (that's why they didn't reject the first offer out of hand and also Hull have since said that they were told by Rovers that he was for sale at the right price) but that one of them (prob Venkerash) spat his dummy out and voted against selling. That's why it took so long to get rid of Kean - 3 Venkys wanted him out for months before he went but Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India.[/p][/quote]Another intriguing post. I'm not having a pop, but where do you get these very 'in the know' insights such as "Mrs D voted to keep him because she liked to go shopping with Keans wife when she come over to India." And please, no abuse from the Happy Clappers. I'm just interested.[/p][/quote]No abuse from me at all JC. :-) Although as an atheist I do regard the term "Happy Clapper" in regard to myself as both an insult and abuse... It does make me laugh when people assume they know what Venky's discuss in private, if some knobhead from 3000 miles away has breached their security and knows every detail of what they are doing, well, he is wasting his time in Primark, he should be working at GCHQ. Simple fact is it's all conjecture, "He said, She said", we aren't party to it and in reality there is no reason for us to be so apart from our emotional attachment that is. Before the game at Ewood on Saturday I was told in quite uncompromising fashion that Rhodes was signing for Hull immediately after the game, this from someone who professed to have the ear of Derek Shaw, who had apparently brokered the deal. Even when I showed him the statement from Rovers saying that Rhodes was staying on my mobile he wouldn't have it, and he was almost apoplectic when Rhodes went off. Hope he doesn't sit near me again, idiots like that ruin the game.[/p][/quote]If you think being called a "Happy Clapper" is abusive then you're a weirdo. If you feel insulted, good. And there is a difference between an insult and abuse: Affront, Insult, Abuse. Affront, is an arrow of reproach and contempt, shot in public; it piques and mortifies those, who have any sense of honour. Insult, is an attack, made with insolence; it is, usually, repelled with spirit, which you did not do. Both affronts and insults, may be given without words; but, abuse results, chiefly, from scurrilous language. "Happy is that man, that can put up affronts, with composure; bear insults, with calmness; and, turn a 'deaf' ear, to abuse." You sir, despite how you like to project yourself, are no Gentleman. You come on here and regularly smear Rovers fans that criticise your precious Venkys which you then think clouds their objectivity with what you refer to as their subjective pre conceived ideas - before going on to then do exactly the same thing yourself by posting comments that say most Rovers fans want to see Bowyer sacked/fail etc. Most Rovers fans do not want to see Bowyer sacked/fail; that is your pre conceived subjective idea that clouds your objective judgment. The main problem with you is that you think every one else is thick and that you are the only one entitled to an opinion.[/p][/quote]The comment regarding "Happy Clappers" was actually a joke. Cage rattled I think? So much anger and a complete inability to have a reasoned argument, are you sure you aren't a Burnley fan? I come on here to discuss, argue, debate the daily goings on down at Ewood with other fans, some I agree with, some I don't, some who agree with me, others who don't. I do actually prefer a coherent argument even loosely based on fact as opposed to total speculation, even drivel. Anytime you want to make an attempt at the former be my guest. owd nick
  • Score: 0

5:58pm Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

baldie wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
Thanks baldie....LMHO
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,[/p][/quote]Thanks baldie....LMHO owd nick
  • Score: 1

6:03pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Pembina says...

mark anthony wrote:
It's not over until the fat Bruce sings
But he is clearing his throat
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: It's not over until the fat Bruce sings[/p][/quote]But he is clearing his throat Pembina
  • Score: -6

6:05pm Mon 25 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Pembina wrote:
mark anthony wrote:
It's not over until the fat Bruce sings
But he is clearing his throat
And thinking "Is Danny Ings good enough? I could get him for quarter of the value of Rhodes".
[quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: It's not over until the fat Bruce sings[/p][/quote]But he is clearing his throat[/p][/quote]And thinking "Is Danny Ings good enough? I could get him for quarter of the value of Rhodes". owd nick
  • Score: 4

6:18pm Mon 25 Aug 14

greenscreener says...

owd nick wrote:
Pembina wrote:
mark anthony wrote:
It's not over until the fat Bruce sings
But he is clearing his throat
And thinking "Is Danny Ings good enough? I could get him for quarter of the value of Rhodes".
Not really fair to compare a one season wonder with a proven goal scorer though, is it.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pembina[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: It's not over until the fat Bruce sings[/p][/quote]But he is clearing his throat[/p][/quote]And thinking "Is Danny Ings good enough? I could get him for quarter of the value of Rhodes".[/p][/quote]Not really fair to compare a one season wonder with a proven goal scorer though, is it. greenscreener
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Mon 25 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

baldie wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,[/p][/quote]Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
baldie wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager
It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.
[quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,[/p][/quote]Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager[/p][/quote]It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Mon 25 Aug 14

earwego says...

sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact
sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact earwego
  • Score: 4

7:20pm Mon 25 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset." TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -3

7:30pm Mon 25 Aug 14

earwego says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up earwego
  • Score: 3

7:45pm Mon 25 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
I think you need to accept that he's gone. We can't offer Jordan Premier League football and we'll never be able to. Of course he's going to want to take the opportunity, it might not come around again.

Hull need a striker.
They have the money.
We need the money.
We are a mid-table Championship side at best.
Rhodes agent has already masterminded a whopping new £53,000 a week contract, of course he'll want his cut of a massive transfer fee.
Sadly we wont reinvest this money due to FFP.

You have to ask yourself this.... what can Blackburn Rovers offer Jordan Rhodes to benefit his career? The answer is nothing.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]I think you need to accept that he's gone. We can't offer Jordan Premier League football and we'll never be able to. Of course he's going to want to take the opportunity, it might not come around again. Hull need a striker. They have the money. We need the money. We are a mid-table Championship side at best. Rhodes agent has already masterminded a whopping new £53,000 a week contract, of course he'll want his cut of a massive transfer fee. Sadly we wont reinvest this money due to FFP. You have to ask yourself this.... what can Blackburn Rovers offer Jordan Rhodes to benefit his career? The answer is nothing. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -9

7:49pm Mon 25 Aug 14

baldie says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
baldie wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager
It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.
To be honest,i don't think I have ever,or will ever describe GB as a great manager.I do though,think he has done a marvellous job in giving our club some of its credibility back.You only have to compare today's situation with that of 2 years ago.
Ialways think it's strange how people seem to want their own team to do badly,just to prove their own point.It's all a bit odd.
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,[/p][/quote]Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager[/p][/quote]It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.[/p][/quote]To be honest,i don't think I have ever,or will ever describe GB as a great manager.I do though,think he has done a marvellous job in giving our club some of its credibility back.You only have to compare today's situation with that of 2 years ago. Ialways think it's strange how people seem to want their own team to do badly,just to prove their own point.It's all a bit odd. baldie
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Mon 25 Aug 14

mammamiauk says...

earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
I will also repeat this again as I have originally posted above - Rhodes told us all Rovers fans who had seen him after the game on Saturday - that he 'does not want to go but it is not his decision'. He is very happy at Rovers and will not push for a transfer request!

As I do not have Sky, it is indeed great news to hear that Rovers have told Hull City and SSN that it is pointless bidding, etc. So let us hope that Steve Bruce will divert his attentions elsewhere for his striker!
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]I will also repeat this again as I have originally posted above - Rhodes told us all Rovers fans who had seen him after the game on Saturday - that he 'does not want to go but it is not his decision'. He is very happy at Rovers and will not push for a transfer request! As I do not have Sky, it is indeed great news to hear that Rovers have told Hull City and SSN that it is pointless bidding, etc. So let us hope that Steve Bruce will divert his attentions elsewhere for his striker! mammamiauk
  • Score: 2

7:55pm Mon 25 Aug 14

earwego says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
I think you need to accept that he's gone. We can't offer Jordan Premier League football and we'll never be able to. Of course he's going to want to take the opportunity, it might not come around again.

Hull need a striker.
They have the money.
We need the money.
We are a mid-table Championship side at best.
Rhodes agent has already masterminded a whopping new £53,000 a week contract, of course he'll want his cut of a massive transfer fee.
Sadly we wont reinvest this money due to FFP.

You have to ask yourself this.... what can Blackburn Rovers offer Jordan Rhodes to benefit his career? The answer is nothing.
Jordan Rhodes WON'T be leaving Blackburn Rovers... the Venky's know they can't afford to accept the cash from Hull City.
The offer is touching £12million. The answer is a categoric no. Rhodes only signed a new contract last month and there is absolutely no reason for Venky’s to sell.Sportsmail understands that defiance isn’t borne out of negotiating a strong position for themselves in the market - this isn’t about the money, it boils down to perception
The monetary situation remains precarious and they could still do with profiting from the sale of players in order to balance the books for the next set of accounts. But allowing Rhodes to depart would be counter intuitive.



.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]I think you need to accept that he's gone. We can't offer Jordan Premier League football and we'll never be able to. Of course he's going to want to take the opportunity, it might not come around again. Hull need a striker. They have the money. We need the money. We are a mid-table Championship side at best. Rhodes agent has already masterminded a whopping new £53,000 a week contract, of course he'll want his cut of a massive transfer fee. Sadly we wont reinvest this money due to FFP. You have to ask yourself this.... what can Blackburn Rovers offer Jordan Rhodes to benefit his career? The answer is nothing.[/p][/quote]Jordan Rhodes WON'T be leaving Blackburn Rovers... the Venky's know they can't afford to accept the cash from Hull City. The offer is touching £12million. The answer is a categoric no. Rhodes only signed a new contract last month and there is absolutely no reason for Venky’s to sell.Sportsmail understands that defiance isn’t borne out of negotiating a strong position for themselves in the market - this isn’t about the money, it boils down to perception The monetary situation remains precarious and they could still do with profiting from the sale of players in order to balance the books for the next set of accounts. But allowing Rhodes to depart would be counter intuitive. . earwego
  • Score: 2

8:10pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Sussed so he changes accounts. Quite predictable...
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Sussed so he changes accounts. Quite predictable... Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

baldie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
baldie wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager
It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.
To be honest,i don't think I have ever,or will ever describe GB as a great manager.I do though,think he has done a marvellous job in giving our club some of its credibility back.You only have to compare today's situation with that of 2 years ago.
Ialways think it's strange how people seem to want their own team to do badly,just to prove their own point.It's all a bit odd.
It isn't odd baldie. Rovers aren't his team, it's the dingle troll with a sign in which makes him sound like a Rovers fan. I see he's reverted back to Turf Moor Tom again. There'll be more changes any time now.
[quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,[/p][/quote]Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager[/p][/quote]It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.[/p][/quote]To be honest,i don't think I have ever,or will ever describe GB as a great manager.I do though,think he has done a marvellous job in giving our club some of its credibility back.You only have to compare today's situation with that of 2 years ago. Ialways think it's strange how people seem to want their own team to do badly,just to prove their own point.It's all a bit odd.[/p][/quote]It isn't odd baldie. Rovers aren't his team, it's the dingle troll with a sign in which makes him sound like a Rovers fan. I see he's reverted back to Turf Moor Tom again. There'll be more changes any time now. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -3

8:16pm Mon 25 Aug 14

jim 2012 says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request.....


"Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend.

However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting.

Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action.

Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers.

City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present.

“We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."
cut and paste OLD NEWS
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: Rhodes expected to submit a transfer request..... "Bruce thought he had a deal to sign Rhodes sewn up at the weekend. However, Blackburn’s hand could be forced this week if Rhodes hands in a transfer request to move the deal along himself, as sources in Lancashire are suggesting. Desperate for funds to enter the transfer market, Rovers manager Gary Bowyer is understood to have travelled to India for a crunch meeting with owners Venky’s about finalising a plan of action. Rhodes, who scored in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth, is yet to press the matter with Blackburn and remains open to a transfer to the Tigers. City are holding onto the hope that either Bowyer’s meeting with the Venky’s will change their stance, or Rhodes himself forces the issue, something the Mail understands the striker is not eager to do at present. “We’re close to one in particular that we hope we can get over the line."[/p][/quote]cut and paste OLD NEWS jim 2012
  • Score: -1

8:19pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

mammamiauk wrote:
earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
I will also repeat this again as I have originally posted above - Rhodes told us all Rovers fans who had seen him after the game on Saturday - that he 'does not want to go but it is not his decision'. He is very happy at Rovers and will not push for a transfer request!

As I do not have Sky, it is indeed great news to hear that Rovers have told Hull City and SSN that it is pointless bidding, etc. So let us hope that Steve Bruce will divert his attentions elsewhere for his striker!
Like Danny Ings, maybe ?
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]I will also repeat this again as I have originally posted above - Rhodes told us all Rovers fans who had seen him after the game on Saturday - that he 'does not want to go but it is not his decision'. He is very happy at Rovers and will not push for a transfer request! As I do not have Sky, it is indeed great news to hear that Rovers have told Hull City and SSN that it is pointless bidding, etc. So let us hope that Steve Bruce will divert his attentions elsewhere for his striker![/p][/quote]Like Danny Ings, maybe ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: -1

8:19pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

mammamiauk wrote:
earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
I will also repeat this again as I have originally posted above - Rhodes told us all Rovers fans who had seen him after the game on Saturday - that he 'does not want to go but it is not his decision'. He is very happy at Rovers and will not push for a transfer request!

As I do not have Sky, it is indeed great news to hear that Rovers have told Hull City and SSN that it is pointless bidding, etc. So let us hope that Steve Bruce will divert his attentions elsewhere for his striker!
Like Danny Ings, maybe ?
[quote][p][bold]mammamiauk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]I will also repeat this again as I have originally posted above - Rhodes told us all Rovers fans who had seen him after the game on Saturday - that he 'does not want to go but it is not his decision'. He is very happy at Rovers and will not push for a transfer request! As I do not have Sky, it is indeed great news to hear that Rovers have told Hull City and SSN that it is pointless bidding, etc. So let us hope that Steve Bruce will divert his attentions elsewhere for his striker![/p][/quote]Like Danny Ings, maybe ? Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 0

8:49pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

With the obvious exception of Turd Moor Tramp, there seems to be a distinct reduction on the number of Dingle posts on here this week. It must be cold and dark under whatever stones they are hiding under or perhaps they are busy watching re runs of their favourite game show........POINTLES
S.
As for Jordan Rhodes, it would be disappointing if we did have to let him go but certainly not the end of the world, or even our season, especially if it allowed funds to bolster the defence. Gestede has proven himself to be a worthy centre forwards and I doubt there will be too many games when GB picks two up front.
With the obvious exception of Turd Moor Tramp, there seems to be a distinct reduction on the number of Dingle posts on here this week. It must be cold and dark under whatever stones they are hiding under or perhaps they are busy watching re runs of their favourite game show........POINTLES S. As for Jordan Rhodes, it would be disappointing if we did have to let him go but certainly not the end of the world, or even our season, especially if it allowed funds to bolster the defence. Gestede has proven himself to be a worthy centre forwards and I doubt there will be too many games when GB picks two up front. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

8:57pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
I think you need to accept that he's gone. We can't offer Jordan Premier League football and we'll never be able to. Of course he's going to want to take the opportunity, it might not come around again.

Hull need a striker.
They have the money.
We need the money.
We are a mid-table Championship side at best.
Rhodes agent has already masterminded a whopping new £53,000 a week contract, of course he'll want his cut of a massive transfer fee.
Sadly we wont reinvest this money due to FFP.

You have to ask yourself this.... what can Blackburn Rovers offer Jordan Rhodes to benefit his career? The answer is nothing.
Knob head.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]I think you need to accept that he's gone. We can't offer Jordan Premier League football and we'll never be able to. Of course he's going to want to take the opportunity, it might not come around again. Hull need a striker. They have the money. We need the money. We are a mid-table Championship side at best. Rhodes agent has already masterminded a whopping new £53,000 a week contract, of course he'll want his cut of a massive transfer fee. Sadly we wont reinvest this money due to FFP. You have to ask yourself this.... what can Blackburn Rovers offer Jordan Rhodes to benefit his career? The answer is nothing.[/p][/quote]Knob head. Stone Island:
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Mr Ted Maul says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
baldie wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
baldie wrote:
A Rover 45 years and over wrote:
Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.
Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,
Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager
It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.
To be honest,i don't think I have ever,or will ever describe GB as a great manager.I do though,think he has done a marvellous job in giving our club some of its credibility back.You only have to compare today's situation with that of 2 years ago.
Ialways think it's strange how people seem to want their own team to do badly,just to prove their own point.It's all a bit odd.
It isn't odd baldie. Rovers aren't his team, it's the dingle troll with a sign in which makes him sound like a Rovers fan. I see he's reverted back to Turf Moor Tom again. There'll be more changes any time now.
So drooperclaret had gone back to pretending to be a Rovers fan again eh? What a surprise.

He's got so many log ins, it must be very confusing for the poor harmless little sap.

Just like he feels every Father's Day!
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]baldie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Rover 45 years and over[/bold] wrote: Who was it who changed their mind and was prepared to let him go. It would be foolish to let him go at this stage. They have made a massive investment with the player in order to gain promotion and have just give him an improved contract to keep him. Therefore they need to see it through until they get promotion. The squad would be deflated if he left. Why did GB say on Sky Sports it is still not over and Bruce says he will come back. Don't trust GB on this one as he is very close to Bruce. Why has he jetted out to India when the Brothers were at the match, is it because he he is trying to convince her to sell in order he can buy more rubbish players and who keeps saying we are hanging out for £12 million. Didn't like GB's body language during sky interview he looked sheepish and now he has jetted off to India. If Rhodes is eventually sold this window I will blame GB.[/p][/quote]Let's be honest,if you woke up tomorrow with a flat tyre,you'd blame GB,[/p][/quote]Lets be honest if we got relegated at the end of the season, you would still say GB is a great Manager[/p][/quote]It s the troll baldie. Same old pattern, everything negative and nothing positive. Will start hurling insults very soon.[/p][/quote]To be honest,i don't think I have ever,or will ever describe GB as a great manager.I do though,think he has done a marvellous job in giving our club some of its credibility back.You only have to compare today's situation with that of 2 years ago. Ialways think it's strange how people seem to want their own team to do badly,just to prove their own point.It's all a bit odd.[/p][/quote]It isn't odd baldie. Rovers aren't his team, it's the dingle troll with a sign in which makes him sound like a Rovers fan. I see he's reverted back to Turf Moor Tom again. There'll be more changes any time now.[/p][/quote]So drooperclaret had gone back to pretending to be a Rovers fan again eh? What a surprise. He's got so many log ins, it must be very confusing for the poor harmless little sap. Just like he feels every Father's Day! Mr Ted Maul
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9:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

earwego says...

Steve Bruce SS News "It’s difficult. We got an indication from Blackburn 2-3 days ago, or a week ago, that they were prepared to sell. But now we hear he’s (Rhodes) not for sale at any price."
Steve Bruce SS News "It’s difficult. We got an indication from Blackburn 2-3 days ago, or a week ago, that they were prepared to sell. But now we hear he’s (Rhodes) not for sale at any price." earwego
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8:11am Tue 26 Aug 14

owd nick says...

earwego wrote:
Steve Bruce SS News "It’s difficult. We got an indication from Blackburn 2-3 days ago, or a week ago, that they were prepared to sell. But now we hear he’s (Rhodes) not for sale at any price."
It depends how the word "indication" is interpreted in Bruce's mind, especially as he struggles to understand words and phrases such as "Not for sale".

That's pretty clear to me, Bruce on the other hand, like Fergie (his mentor) and "Arry" the wide boy, Redknap have never understood any version of the word no.

He will continue to put the pressure on, there will be rumours leaked to the media to unsettle Rhodes, Rovers and the fans right up to the last second.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: Steve Bruce SS News "It’s difficult. We got an indication from Blackburn 2-3 days ago, or a week ago, that they were prepared to sell. But now we hear he’s (Rhodes) not for sale at any price."[/p][/quote]It depends how the word "indication" is interpreted in Bruce's mind, especially as he struggles to understand words and phrases such as "Not for sale". That's pretty clear to me, Bruce on the other hand, like Fergie (his mentor) and "Arry" the wide boy, Redknap have never understood any version of the word no. He will continue to put the pressure on, there will be rumours leaked to the media to unsettle Rhodes, Rovers and the fans right up to the last second. owd nick
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8:30am Tue 26 Aug 14

Warnie says...

Wow those published accounts don't look good. What a shambles. I did warn you!
Wow those published accounts don't look good. What a shambles. I did warn you! Warnie
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8:56am Tue 26 Aug 14

French Rover says...

earwego wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
I told you goons it was only a matter of time......


"Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit.

Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through.

KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine.

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."
Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up
According to Sports Mole, it is the Tory rag Daily Mail that is promoting the story that Rhodes is about to put a transfer request in to get a move to the prem. Rubbish just like that paper.
[quote][p][bold]earwego[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: I told you goons it was only a matter of time...... "Hull City Close In On £12m Signing as Jordan Rhodes Requests Blackburn Rovers Exit. Hull City’s ongoing pursuit of Blackburn Rovers ace Jordan Rhodes appears to be nearing completion with the Daily Mail claiming that Scottish international will demand an Ewood Park exit so as to push a move through. KC Stadium boss Steve Bruce has been tracking the 24 year old for some time and is ready to use funds accrued from the sale of Shane Long to Southampton to land the Championship goal machine. Blackburn Rovers have confirmed failed bids for Rhodes this summer but may be ready to consider a sale of their prized asset."[/p][/quote]Will repeat it for you "sky sports news Rovers have told hull and ssn that there is no point bidding as he is not going anywhere, and as for asking for a request, that was a rumor started by a hull radio presenter with no basis in fact" Try to keep up[/p][/quote]According to Sports Mole, it is the Tory rag Daily Mail that is promoting the story that Rhodes is about to put a transfer request in to get a move to the prem. Rubbish just like that paper. French Rover
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10:03am Tue 26 Aug 14

claret813 says...

Looks like Rhodes is on his bike after all. Latest reports are he is going to put in a transfer request. Not looking too good now!!!!!
Looks like Rhodes is on his bike after all. Latest reports are he is going to put in a transfer request. Not looking too good now!!!!! claret813
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10:16pm Tue 9 Sep 14

claret777 says...

owd nick wrote:
So there we have it in black and white.

Hull; "We thought we had him" then “Who knows? We’ll have a conversation with them over the next 24-48 hours and if it’s not to be, we’ll move on".

Venky's; "Not at any price".

GB jets off to India (presumably with Shaw) to discuss targets before the window closes.

One thing for certain life at Ewood under Venky's can't ever be described as boring! :-)

Personally I want this window to close, Bruce was a tough, uncompromising player and I suspect that has translated into his management style, he is used to getting what he wants, he will be back as promised.

Rovers and for that matter Rhodes are under intense pressure, the former to sell, the latter probably from family ties and agents and both from the media.

I suspect that Venky's will stand firm now after their statement, certainly up to the next window when the whole circus will start afresh. By then we will have a better idea how we stand in the league and under FFP.

In all this Jordan Rhodes proved his character, no "I can't play, my heads not right", but a full on performance with a typical goal."

Respect.
Venkys stepped in ? What..a pigeon flew in ? Clearly Rhodes wants out...he was on the Humber Bridge....then Bruce changed his mind.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: So there we have it in black and white. Hull; "We thought we had him" then “Who knows? We’ll have a conversation with them over the next 24-48 hours and if it’s not to be, we’ll move on". Venky's; "Not at any price". GB jets off to India (presumably with Shaw) to discuss targets before the window closes. One thing for certain life at Ewood under Venky's can't ever be described as boring! :-) Personally I want this window to close, Bruce was a tough, uncompromising player and I suspect that has translated into his management style, he is used to getting what he wants, he will be back as promised. Rovers and for that matter Rhodes are under intense pressure, the former to sell, the latter probably from family ties and agents and both from the media. I suspect that Venky's will stand firm now after their statement, certainly up to the next window when the whole circus will start afresh. By then we will have a better idea how we stand in the league and under FFP. In all this Jordan Rhodes proved his character, no "I can't play, my heads not right", but a full on performance with a typical goal." Respect.[/p][/quote]Venkys stepped in ? What..a pigeon flew in ? Clearly Rhodes wants out...he was on the Humber Bridge....then Bruce changed his mind. claret777
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