Blackburn Rovers boss Kean: We missed pass master Nzonzi at the Etihad

OUCH Rovers defender Grant Hanley delivers a crunching tackle on Mario Balotelli on Saturday

OUCH Rovers defender Grant Hanley delivers a crunching tackle on Mario Balotelli on Saturday

First published in Sport This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

STEVE Kean admits Blackburn Rovers badly missed Steven Nzonzi on Saturday night – after accusing his side of giving the ball away too easily.

A frustrated Rovers boss was forced to leave midfielder Nzonzi on the substitutes bench, due to a bout of tonsilitis, as his side crashed 3-0 at Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Nzonzi did make a second half appearance from the bench but, by then, Rovers were dead and buried having spent the majority of the game chasing City's shadows.

Kean said: “It was disappointing.

“We’ve gone to other tough grounds like Man United and Liverpool and done better than that.

“Our defensive organisation was good but as soon you win the ball, if we give it away as cheaply as we did at times today then it’s going to be tough and the other team is going to keep knocking it about and it’s going to be hard to get it back.

“That’s a factor we’re going to be trying to improve on and I do think a factor of that was not having Nzonzi, probably our best passer.

“If you look at the stats, Steven normally gets 100 passes a game and he then gives service to Morten and Junior, the wide areas and we found it difficult to get into those little pockets today because in the middle third we never really kept it enough.”

While the defeat moves Rovers back into the relegation zone, Manchester City stretched their winning home run to 18 matches as they dominated throughout.

Rovers were only able to get one shot on target, a weak strike from Yakubu in the dying seconds, and Kean believes travelling to Manchester City is now one of the toughest Premier League tests.

“I certainly think this is now up there as one of the toughest places to come as I don’t think they’ve dropped any points here,” said Kean.

“It is a tough ground for anybody to come.

“A big factor of that is when they rotate the squad, it’s the standard of players they bring in.

“They left Clichy out today, Micah Richards out and the two lads that came in are very expensive, experienced players.

“When they do rotate, I don’t think the quality diminishes any, it stays the same – it might even rise. That’s what an expensive squad does when you do rotate and can get a freshness it is going to be difficult for anyone.”

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10:16am Mon 27 Feb 12

Jansen_10 says...

you're right steve we did miss Nzonzi...

We also missed an entire defence, any creativity and an inspirational & tactically aware manager.

We were an utter disgrace on Saturday - regardless of the opposition and how much it cost to assemble their team, we were a complete joke, devoid of ideas and scared to play against a better team. It's the single worst performance I've ever seen from a Rovers team...even worse than against Arsenal a few weeks ago.

Venky's I hate you. Open your eyes and see what you're doing.
you're right steve we did miss Nzonzi... We also missed an entire defence, any creativity and an inspirational & tactically aware manager. We were an utter disgrace on Saturday - regardless of the opposition and how much it cost to assemble their team, we were a complete joke, devoid of ideas and scared to play against a better team. It's the single worst performance I've ever seen from a Rovers team...even worse than against Arsenal a few weeks ago. Venky's I hate you. Open your eyes and see what you're doing. Jansen_10
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10:17am Mon 27 Feb 12

hasslem hasslem says...

more inane ramblings from a madman.
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about time the LT stopped printing this rubbish - or if it is to continue to do so, then at least question it.
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nothing yey from our steve on how nelsen has made a miraculous recovery to join spuds or the departure of "no way is samba going anywhere".
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i like eric black - but was this another "exceptional" defensive performance.
.
rovers now create a premier league record of number of games without a clean sheet.
.
maybe we could be the reverse of that arsenal "unbeatable" side and become the "beatables"
more inane ramblings from a madman. . about time the LT stopped printing this rubbish - or if it is to continue to do so, then at least question it. . nothing yey from our steve on how nelsen has made a miraculous recovery to join spuds or the departure of "no way is samba going anywhere". . i like eric black - but was this another "exceptional" defensive performance. . rovers now create a premier league record of number of games without a clean sheet. . maybe we could be the reverse of that arsenal "unbeatable" side and become the "beatables" hasslem hasslem
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10:19am Mon 27 Feb 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

My sentiments exactly, if you rotate your squad a bit it keeps everyone fresh and on their toes, so lets roatate our centre halves, we'll send one to tottenham for free and sell another to the siberian salt mines and then oh dear, we haven't got enough for the run in. But never mind we have 11 million- 15% to spend in the championship when we arrive. Even west ham signed george john, total embarrassment to be outdone by the d1ldo sellers
My sentiments exactly, if you rotate your squad a bit it keeps everyone fresh and on their toes, so lets roatate our centre halves, we'll send one to tottenham for free and sell another to the siberian salt mines and then oh dear, we haven't got enough for the run in. But never mind we have 11 million- 15% to spend in the championship when we arrive. Even west ham signed george john, total embarrassment to be outdone by the d1ldo sellers Keep Darwen Green
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10:20am Mon 27 Feb 12

bypass06 says...

Q. What other manager would sit back and watch his best players being sold without complaining.

A. None. Unless they are in it up to their necks with the owners.

Reports today say they have contacted Aston Villa, to see if they want to buy Scott Dann.

We really need to show this scum, That we are not prepared to lie back, and do nothing.

If, in your lifetime, you only ever go on one protest march,
Make sure it is the one happening this Saturday. R.T.W.D.............
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Q. What other manager would sit back and watch his best players being sold without complaining. A. None. Unless they are in it up to their necks with the owners. Reports today say they have contacted Aston Villa, to see if they want to buy Scott Dann. We really need to show this scum, That we are not prepared to lie back, and do nothing. If, in your lifetime, you only ever go on one protest march, Make sure it is the one happening this Saturday. R.T.W.D............. ..http://brfcactiong roup.org.uk/images/p df/marchPosterVillaV 2A4.pdf bypass06
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10:25am Mon 27 Feb 12

bypass06 says...

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10:31am Mon 27 Feb 12

RobbyRover says...

When Kean claims someone is injured I just don't believe him. Wouldn't surprise me if he'd agreed with Petrovic that he had to start a certain number of games.

May be being a bit over-cynical here, but Marcus Olssen was a free, now played a Premiership game so whatever he was worth has now increased... "Points aren't the only way to judge success. I am making this team more valuable" Kean, S (2011). Is this a factor in his team selection?

Now we're apparently 'encouraging bids for Scott Dann'. I'll admit he's been below average (being kind there), but can we really afford to lose another centre half?! We'll end up with N'Zonzi playing there again soon, which has the added negative of playing Petrovic on the pitch.

Now, that's all a bit negative, so to balance it out... Paul Robinson - what a performance!
When Kean claims someone is injured I just don't believe him. Wouldn't surprise me if he'd agreed with Petrovic that he had to start a certain number of games. May be being a bit over-cynical here, but Marcus Olssen was a free, now played a Premiership game so whatever he was worth has now increased... "Points aren't the only way to judge success. I am making this team more valuable" Kean, S (2011). Is this a factor in his team selection? Now we're apparently 'encouraging bids for Scott Dann'. I'll admit he's been below average (being kind there), but can we really afford to lose another centre half?! We'll end up with N'Zonzi playing there again soon, which has the added negative of playing Petrovic on the pitch. Now, that's all a bit negative, so to balance it out... Paul Robinson - what a performance! RobbyRover
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10:32am Mon 27 Feb 12

juanbbien says...

There is always some excuse from Keane,this player,that player,this injury,we did that when we should have done this,by all accounts the performance was abysmal on Saturday,never mind stats etc,they don't win matches it's bloody guts and effort that win matches in our situation,I just despair with this set up and at a loss with it all,we are Knackered big time and it's going to get even worse
There is always some excuse from Keane,this player,that player,this injury,we did that when we should have done this,by all accounts the performance was abysmal on Saturday,never mind stats etc,they don't win matches it's bloody guts and effort that win matches in our situation,I just despair with this set up and at a loss with it all,we are Knackered big time and it's going to get even worse juanbbien
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10:32am Mon 27 Feb 12

Rishtonian says...

only 500 of Keans loyal supporters went to this match
Just shows how many of Rovers supporters back him
Kean Out
Venky's Out
only 500 of Keans loyal supporters went to this match Just shows how many of Rovers supporters back him Kean Out Venky's Out Rishtonian
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10:36am Mon 27 Feb 12

RobbyRover says...

Quote from the MEN;

"The superlatives have to be tempered by the poverty of Blackburn. It is unlikely that, in the remaining 12 games of this season, the Blues will come up against such a lack of ambition married to such resignation to defeat."
Quote from the MEN; "The superlatives have to be tempered by the poverty of Blackburn. It is unlikely that, in the remaining 12 games of this season, the Blues will come up against such a lack of ambition married to such resignation to defeat." RobbyRover
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10:39am Mon 27 Feb 12

Rishtonian says...

My wife loves Kean
Till he and Venky's have gone she has got her week-ends back and she does not need to arrange life round Rovers , but I am a lost soul and miss going to Ewood
My wife loves Kean Till he and Venky's have gone she has got her week-ends back and she does not need to arrange life round Rovers , but I am a lost soul and miss going to Ewood Rishtonian
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10:40am Mon 27 Feb 12

carlmc says...

If Nzonzi was really ill, then no way would he be on the bench. If any manager thought he was fit enough to play a part in the game, then surely you would start him and take him off, if it wasn't working out for him.

A previous posting has eluded to this already and I am convinced, that the players are chosen, based on what it costs to get them on the pitch or on the bench. I reckon certain players have a contract and if they start a match the get a certain amount, less if they are on the bench and come on, even less if they are on the bench and don't come on and basic wage only if left out of the squad completely.

This sounds fanciful, but it makes sense when you look at how often the substiutions, starting line up and squad make no sense.

I went to the game on Saturday and it was as bad as I have ever seen.
If Nzonzi was really ill, then no way would he be on the bench. If any manager thought he was fit enough to play a part in the game, then surely you would start him and take him off, if it wasn't working out for him. A previous posting has eluded to this already and I am convinced, that the players are chosen, based on what it costs to get them on the pitch or on the bench. I reckon certain players have a contract and if they start a match the get a certain amount, less if they are on the bench and come on, even less if they are on the bench and don't come on and basic wage only if left out of the squad completely. This sounds fanciful, but it makes sense when you look at how often the substiutions, starting line up and squad make no sense. I went to the game on Saturday and it was as bad as I have ever seen. carlmc
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10:52am Mon 27 Feb 12

trinepigen says...

Again a very bad game from Rovers-- yes I know it was Man City, but still we need a better tactic. I dont think Kean know what tactic is, it is time for a new manager!
Again a very bad game from Rovers-- yes I know it was Man City, but still we need a better tactic. I dont think Kean know what tactic is, it is time for a new manager! trinepigen
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10:54am Mon 27 Feb 12

French Rover says...

I don't think anyone expected anything but a hiding for us at City....I thought it would be another seven up - but I think we all expected a better performance from the Rovers.

It was abysmal, we posed no threat at all, nothing all match to get excited about and not even sure if we even got a corner?

Today is a new day of a new week and what do we wake-up to - media reports that we will sell Dann at the end of the season. Just when you think things cannot get any more sorry for our poor club, we have to read this latest self defeating news...
I don't think anyone expected anything but a hiding for us at City....I thought it would be another seven up - but I think we all expected a better performance from the Rovers. It was abysmal, we posed no threat at all, nothing all match to get excited about and not even sure if we even got a corner? Today is a new day of a new week and what do we wake-up to - media reports that we will sell Dann at the end of the season. Just when you think things cannot get any more sorry for our poor club, we have to read this latest self defeating news... French Rover
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10:56am Mon 27 Feb 12

Sherwoodforest says...

Absolute garbage, why oh why do we have to put up with watching the club we love take a mammoth shaft ing?

Its is disgraceful what venkys and kean are doing to the club, and its about time someone put a stop to it.

Blatantly shaft ing right in front of our very eyes.
Absolute garbage, why oh why do we have to put up with watching the club we love take a mammoth shaft ing? Its is disgraceful what venkys and kean are doing to the club, and its about time someone put a stop to it. Blatantly shaft ing right in front of our very eyes. Sherwoodforest
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11:07am Mon 27 Feb 12

hasslem hasslem says...

French Rover wrote:
I don't think anyone expected anything but a hiding for us at City....I thought it would be another seven up - but I think we all expected a better performance from the Rovers.

It was abysmal, we posed no threat at all, nothing all match to get excited about and not even sure if we even got a corner?

Today is a new day of a new week and what do we wake-up to - media reports that we will sell Dann at the end of the season. Just when you think things cannot get any more sorry for our poor club, we have to read this latest self defeating news...
even frenchrover sounds desperate and resigned - christ, how low have we sunk?
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I don't think anyone expected anything but a hiding for us at City....I thought it would be another seven up - but I think we all expected a better performance from the Rovers. It was abysmal, we posed no threat at all, nothing all match to get excited about and not even sure if we even got a corner? Today is a new day of a new week and what do we wake-up to - media reports that we will sell Dann at the end of the season. Just when you think things cannot get any more sorry for our poor club, we have to read this latest self defeating news...[/p][/quote]even frenchrover sounds desperate and resigned - christ, how low have we sunk? hasslem hasslem
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11:12am Mon 27 Feb 12

Armchair Warrior says...

Went to the game Saturday - The only highlight of the day was the hamburger and onion sandwich I purchased outside the ground just before the game. All the fans who paid £38 for this game should be refunded for the embarrassment I and my fellow fans had to endure watching this game - Yakubu (as good a player he is) on his own up front against the whole city defence was as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
Went to the game Saturday - The only highlight of the day was the hamburger and onion sandwich I purchased outside the ground just before the game. All the fans who paid £38 for this game should be refunded for the embarrassment I and my fellow fans had to endure watching this game - Yakubu (as good a player he is) on his own up front against the whole city defence was as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Armchair Warrior
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11:15am Mon 27 Feb 12

stefjam says...

either boycott the next game OR go on one of the marches. Even the mass media seem to realise what a con this has all been by those loverly Venkys. Do they have a London office? When you look on the Venkys website it shows a map with an office in London, but it is in Spain Portugal area!!!!!!!! Aholes!!!
either boycott the next game OR go on one of the marches. Even the mass media seem to realise what a con this has all been by those loverly Venkys. Do they have a London office? When you look on the Venkys website it shows a map with an office in London, but it is in Spain Portugal area!!!!!!!! Aholes!!! stefjam
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11:17am Mon 27 Feb 12

davemal says...

There will be more than Scot Dann going at the end of the season, any player worth his salt will go, they won't want to play in the championship.
There will be more than Scot Dann going at the end of the season, any player worth his salt will go, they won't want to play in the championship. davemal
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11:18am Mon 27 Feb 12

Tuo Neak says...

Armchair Warrior wrote:
Went to the game Saturday - The only highlight of the day was the hamburger and onion sandwich I purchased outside the ground just before the game. All the fans who paid £38 for this game should be refunded for the embarrassment I and my fellow fans had to endure watching this game - Yakubu (as good a player he is) on his own up front against the whole city defence was as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
Gutted I didn't buy the sandwich then, it wasnt the low point of the season. The Arsenal and Cardiff away matches were probably more depressing. Just have to hope the manager resigns at some point in the future, unlikely as that may be.
[quote][p][bold]Armchair Warrior[/bold] wrote: Went to the game Saturday - The only highlight of the day was the hamburger and onion sandwich I purchased outside the ground just before the game. All the fans who paid £38 for this game should be refunded for the embarrassment I and my fellow fans had to endure watching this game - Yakubu (as good a player he is) on his own up front against the whole city defence was as much use as a chocolate fireguard.[/p][/quote]Gutted I didn't buy the sandwich then, it wasnt the low point of the season. The Arsenal and Cardiff away matches were probably more depressing. Just have to hope the manager resigns at some point in the future, unlikely as that may be. Tuo Neak
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11:20am Mon 27 Feb 12

Tuo Neak says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
more inane ramblings from a madman.
.
about time the LT stopped printing this rubbish - or if it is to continue to do so, then at least question it.
.
nothing yey from our steve on how nelsen has made a miraculous recovery to join spuds or the departure of "no way is samba going anywhere".
.
i like eric black - but was this another "exceptional" defensive performance.
.
rovers now create a premier league record of number of games without a clean sheet.
.
maybe we could be the reverse of that arsenal "unbeatable" side and become the "beatables"
Got to agree with the first bit, I know the LT has to fill a newspaper but it is going to stop me buying it soon the amount of times we have to listen to the next few matches are cup finals or other such "Positive" Kean speak.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: more inane ramblings from a madman. . about time the LT stopped printing this rubbish - or if it is to continue to do so, then at least question it. . nothing yey from our steve on how nelsen has made a miraculous recovery to join spuds or the departure of "no way is samba going anywhere". . i like eric black - but was this another "exceptional" defensive performance. . rovers now create a premier league record of number of games without a clean sheet. . maybe we could be the reverse of that arsenal "unbeatable" side and become the "beatables"[/p][/quote]Got to agree with the first bit, I know the LT has to fill a newspaper but it is going to stop me buying it soon the amount of times we have to listen to the next few matches are cup finals or other such "Positive" Kean speak. Tuo Neak
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11:30am Mon 27 Feb 12

A Darener says...

How a team can capitulate before even getting on the pitch is unbelievable. We all know that we cannot get clean sheets, so what do we do? We put ten men behind the ball and wait for the first goal, which inevitably comes. Then we come out a bit for five minutes and press up the field. Then Kean says get back in defence we are in danger of getting in the opposition's half. So back they go waiting for the second/third/fourth goals, fortunately the fourth goal didn't arrive, but that was more due to Man City's bad finishing than our defending. I bet Bolton won't lay down and die at City's next home match.
How a team can capitulate before even getting on the pitch is unbelievable. We all know that we cannot get clean sheets, so what do we do? We put ten men behind the ball and wait for the first goal, which inevitably comes. Then we come out a bit for five minutes and press up the field. Then Kean says get back in defence we are in danger of getting in the opposition's half. So back they go waiting for the second/third/fourth goals, fortunately the fourth goal didn't arrive, but that was more due to Man City's bad finishing than our defending. I bet Bolton won't lay down and die at City's next home match. A Darener
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12:19pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Dukes says...

kean you put him on bench on purpose get the hell out of our club you tosser.
kean you put him on bench on purpose get the hell out of our club you tosser. Dukes
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12:34pm Mon 27 Feb 12

makaveli96 says...

Its good to hear Steve Kean is refunding all away fans who went out his own pocket (ticket, travel, time and a small admin fee).

Nice gesture....
Its good to hear Steve Kean is refunding all away fans who went out his own pocket (ticket, travel, time and a small admin fee). Nice gesture.... makaveli96
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12:35pm Mon 27 Feb 12

bburnrover says...

The reason we cannot retain the ball is basically due to the erosion of our skill base purchasing players from other leagues who cannot cope in the Premiership and firing off or selling the players who we know can cope.The systematic assett stripping goes on unabated and there is nothing at all we can do to prevent it.
The reason we cannot retain the ball is basically due to the erosion of our skill base purchasing players from other leagues who cannot cope in the Premiership and firing off or selling the players who we know can cope.The systematic assett stripping goes on unabated and there is nothing at all we can do to prevent it. bburnrover
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12:46pm Mon 27 Feb 12

French Rover says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
French Rover wrote:
I don't think anyone expected anything but a hiding for us at City....I thought it would be another seven up - but I think we all expected a better performance from the Rovers.

It was abysmal, we posed no threat at all, nothing all match to get excited about and not even sure if we even got a corner?

Today is a new day of a new week and what do we wake-up to - media reports that we will sell Dann at the end of the season. Just when you think things cannot get any more sorry for our poor club, we have to read this latest self defeating news...
even frenchrover sounds desperate and resigned - christ, how low have we sunk?
I am fighting the desperation Hass but its a tough call.....I am running on empty almost after the weekend but probably still have just enough dregs of 'positivity' to get me through most of March.

Seeing as we have Villa and Sunderland at home and the Bolton and Wolves away. then we MUST get a min of 8 points from those four games to stand any possible chance of still being in the mix to stay up as we go into the April fixtures, as that is a really tough month for us.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: I don't think anyone expected anything but a hiding for us at City....I thought it would be another seven up - but I think we all expected a better performance from the Rovers. It was abysmal, we posed no threat at all, nothing all match to get excited about and not even sure if we even got a corner? Today is a new day of a new week and what do we wake-up to - media reports that we will sell Dann at the end of the season. Just when you think things cannot get any more sorry for our poor club, we have to read this latest self defeating news...[/p][/quote]even frenchrover sounds desperate and resigned - christ, how low have we sunk?[/p][/quote]I am fighting the desperation Hass but its a tough call.....I am running on empty almost after the weekend but probably still have just enough dregs of 'positivity' to get me through most of March. Seeing as we have Villa and Sunderland at home and the Bolton and Wolves away. then we MUST get a min of 8 points from those four games to stand any possible chance of still being in the mix to stay up as we go into the April fixtures, as that is a really tough month for us. French Rover
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12:46pm Mon 27 Feb 12

bypass06 says...

Blackburn Rovers have promoted young defender Anthony O'Connor to the senior squad.

Republic of Ireland under 19 international O'Connor joined up with the seniors for the first time for the defeat to Manchester City.

The 19-year-old has been given squad number 30. This makes the situation with Myles and Bruno both laughable and criminal.
Blackburn Rovers have promoted young defender Anthony O'Connor to the senior squad. Republic of Ireland under 19 international O'Connor joined up with the seniors for the first time for the defeat to Manchester City. The 19-year-old has been given squad number 30. This makes the situation with Myles and Bruno both laughable and criminal. bypass06
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2:16pm Mon 27 Feb 12

100%ROVERS says...

A VISITING SCOUT'S REPORT ON ROVERS @ CITY ...

DANN - Legend in his own interviews. "Im off if Samba goes" - well go on then Johnny Bigbollocks ("No really - Im not rubbush really - my ball's got scratched) ..
HANLEY - cant pick up or get tight to save his life.
ORR - weakest link. Nervy & not good enough.Target him with pace.
OLSSON - great going forward but cant defend full stop
FORMICA - South American rat boy on the run masquerading as a footballer (even Formica cant believe he keeps getting picked in front of Rochina !!!)
PEDERSON - Longest serving Rovers player. Failed to do a job as the Senior Pro in midfield. Not a winner.
HOILETT - Only responds to the words "LINKS / RECHTS / SCHNELL / VORWARTS / VERKAUF / GELD.
OLSSON 2 - Out of contract from Swedish 2nd Division. Says it all really. Scared on the ball.
YAKUBU - Woeful. Trapped nothing all game. Offer him MARS BARS from side of the pitch to distract him. Mmmm Food yesss yesss
KEAN - Allows his subs only 2 mins to warm up.. and then after 70 mins uses them in last ditch attempts. No strategic awareness. No Press training. Rovers has NO shots on target for 80 minutes.

Summary : WOEFUL MANAGEMENT. NO QUALITY. Easy 3 points against this lot.
A VISITING SCOUT'S REPORT ON ROVERS @ CITY ... DANN - Legend in his own interviews. "Im off if Samba goes" - well go on then Johnny Bigbollocks ("No really - Im not rubbush really - my ball's got scratched) .. HANLEY - cant pick up or get tight to save his life. ORR - weakest link. Nervy & not good enough.Target him with pace. OLSSON - great going forward but cant defend full stop FORMICA - South American rat boy on the run masquerading as a footballer (even Formica cant believe he keeps getting picked in front of Rochina !!!) PEDERSON - Longest serving Rovers player. Failed to do a job as the Senior Pro in midfield. Not a winner. HOILETT - Only responds to the words "LINKS / RECHTS / SCHNELL / VORWARTS / VERKAUF / GELD. OLSSON 2 - Out of contract from Swedish 2nd Division. Says it all really. Scared on the ball. YAKUBU - Woeful. Trapped nothing all game. Offer him MARS BARS from side of the pitch to distract him. Mmmm Food yesss yesss KEAN - Allows his subs only 2 mins to warm up.. and then after 70 mins uses them in last ditch attempts. No strategic awareness. No Press training. Rovers has NO shots on target for 80 minutes. Summary : WOEFUL MANAGEMENT. NO QUALITY. Easy 3 points against this lot. 100%ROVERS
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3:34pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Tuo Neak says...

100% Rovers - I think Kean doesn't need any more Press Training he has them all listening and hanging on for his every word. Most importantly they publish them in stories like this.
100% Rovers - I think Kean doesn't need any more Press Training he has them all listening and hanging on for his every word. Most importantly they publish them in stories like this. Tuo Neak
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3:42pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Got the solution - We need Arnie from the Terminator movies.
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Send him back in time to stop Jerome Anderson and Venkys ever meeting? Or to visit Mrs K at the birth of the Clown!
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I really can't believe there is a Rovers fan left who can think anything else matters other that cutting these cancers out of our club before recovery can commence.
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Matters not which league until they are gone - starve them of cash and empty the seats for the TV games against Man U and Liverpool to be shown worldwide!
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33rd..........
Got the solution - We need Arnie from the Terminator movies. . Send him back in time to stop Jerome Anderson and Venkys ever meeting? Or to visit Mrs K at the birth of the Clown! . I really can't believe there is a Rovers fan left who can think anything else matters other that cutting these cancers out of our club before recovery can commence. . Matters not which league until they are gone - starve them of cash and empty the seats for the TV games against Man U and Liverpool to be shown worldwide! . 33rd.......... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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3:46pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles! says...

Continuos Chant ......

We-Are-The-Rovers,
We-Want-Kean-Out,
We-Are-The-Rovers,
We-Want-Kean-Out,
We-Are-The-Rovers,
We-Want-Kean-Out,
We-Are-The-Rovers,
We-Want-Kean-Out,
We-Are-The-Rovers,
We-Want-Kean-Out,
We-Are-The-Rovers,
We-Want-Kean-Out,
.
33rd.........
Continuos Chant ...... We-Are-The-Rovers, We-Want-Kean-Out, We-Are-The-Rovers, We-Want-Kean-Out, We-Are-The-Rovers, We-Want-Kean-Out, We-Are-The-Rovers, We-Want-Kean-Out, We-Are-The-Rovers, We-Want-Kean-Out, We-Are-The-Rovers, We-Want-Kean-Out, . 33rd......... Morst The 88th Min Heartbreaker of Dingles!
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3:50pm Mon 27 Feb 12

makaveli96 says...

Bought some crocodile shoes the other day.

They didn't fit him.
Bought some crocodile shoes the other day. They didn't fit him. makaveli96
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5:04pm Mon 27 Feb 12

reiko082 says...

Didn't expect anything to begin with, but also did not expect to be publicly humiliated. I believe a conference club would have given more of a fight.

Tactically INEPT manager and owners that are blatantly asset stripping. It's depressing.
Didn't expect anything to begin with, but also did not expect to be publicly humiliated. I believe a conference club would have given more of a fight. Tactically INEPT manager and owners that are blatantly asset stripping. It's depressing. reiko082
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5:13pm Mon 27 Feb 12

TamesideBlue says...

No offence boys but you were playing City
Took a while to break you down at Ewood but once the first went in, it was only time that stopped it being many more
At the moment, City are just getting back to form after a blip. Think yourselves lucky you don't have to play us in mid March !!!
No offence boys but you were playing City Took a while to break you down at Ewood but once the first went in, it was only time that stopped it being many more At the moment, City are just getting back to form after a blip. Think yourselves lucky you don't have to play us in mid March !!! TamesideBlue
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6:04pm Mon 27 Feb 12

dangerous dave says...

Absolute disgrace two atempts on goal and back in bottom three - same old comments from Kean but no longer any mention of top ten position - bloody idiot
out with Kean out with Venkys
Absolute disgrace two atempts on goal and back in bottom three - same old comments from Kean but no longer any mention of top ten position - bloody idiot out with Kean out with Venkys dangerous dave
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6:15pm Mon 27 Feb 12

lancs1985 says...

the golden cup
the havelock
uncle jacks

saturday
3 way march, everyone to be there please before 2pm!!!

We want our rovers back, thats the message for march
the golden cup the havelock uncle jacks saturday 3 way march, everyone to be there please before 2pm!!! We want our rovers back, thats the message for march lancs1985
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6:49pm Mon 27 Feb 12

guiderover says...

I was on the march from the Brown Cow the last time and was well attended.Why are they not going from their this time?
I was on the march from the Brown Cow the last time and was well attended.Why are they not going from their this time? guiderover
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7:25pm Mon 27 Feb 12

dg666 says...

Hi all,

Seriously down at present it just kills me to see my club being raped before our very eyes and us being able to do next to nothing about it. Unfortunately no amount of protesting will change a thing, it is apparently clear what these guys want to do to our club!!

Anybody heard the rumour the Samba deal was done in Jan and the owners insisted that it didn't get completed until now? Why you may ask? Simply because they would then not to reinvest in the squad during our window, giving them the opportunity to well, you know what I am getting at. I must state this is a rumour!!

I will always love my club, but I fear we are going to go through much worse and tougher times before we all smile and march together again as one club!!!

Best Wishes

DG666
Hi all, Seriously down at present it just kills me to see my club being raped before our very eyes and us being able to do next to nothing about it. Unfortunately no amount of protesting will change a thing, it is apparently clear what these guys want to do to our club!! Anybody heard the rumour the Samba deal was done in Jan and the owners insisted that it didn't get completed until now? Why you may ask? Simply because they would then not to reinvest in the squad during our window, giving them the opportunity to well, you know what I am getting at. I must state this is a rumour!! I will always love my club, but I fear we are going to go through much worse and tougher times before we all smile and march together again as one club!!! Best Wishes DG666 dg666
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7:26pm Mon 27 Feb 12

dg666 says...

Hi all,

Seriously down at present it just kills me to see my club being raped before our very eyes and us being able to do next to nothing about it. Unfortunately no amount of protesting will change a thing, it is apparently clear what these guys want to do to our club!!

Anybody heard the rumour the Samba deal was done in Jan and the owners insisted that it didn't get completed until now? Why you may ask? Simply because they would then not to reinvest in the squad during our window, giving them the opportunity to well, you know what I am getting at. I must state this is a rumour!!

I will always love my club, but I fear we are going to go through much worse and tougher times before we all smile and march together again as one club!!!

Best Wishes

DG666
Hi all, Seriously down at present it just kills me to see my club being raped before our very eyes and us being able to do next to nothing about it. Unfortunately no amount of protesting will change a thing, it is apparently clear what these guys want to do to our club!! Anybody heard the rumour the Samba deal was done in Jan and the owners insisted that it didn't get completed until now? Why you may ask? Simply because they would then not to reinvest in the squad during our window, giving them the opportunity to well, you know what I am getting at. I must state this is a rumour!! I will always love my club, but I fear we are going to go through much worse and tougher times before we all smile and march together again as one club!!! Best Wishes DG666 dg666
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8:22pm Mon 27 Feb 12

carlmc says...

dg666 wrote:
Hi all, Seriously down at present it just kills me to see my club being raped before our very eyes and us being able to do next to nothing about it. Unfortunately no amount of protesting will change a thing, it is apparently clear what these guys want to do to our club!! Anybody heard the rumour the Samba deal was done in Jan and the owners insisted that it didn't get completed until now? Why you may ask? Simply because they would then not to reinvest in the squad during our window, giving them the opportunity to well, you know what I am getting at. I must state this is a rumour!! I will always love my club, but I fear we are going to go through much worse and tougher times before we all smile and march together again as one club!!! Best Wishes DG666
Yes the deal was done in January, he had his squad number and fee agreed 4 weeks ago!

By the way if Nzonzi is being described as a pass master by our manager, guess who will be the first transfer out of the summer?

Answers on a postcard please!
[quote][p][bold]dg666[/bold] wrote: Hi all, Seriously down at present it just kills me to see my club being raped before our very eyes and us being able to do next to nothing about it. Unfortunately no amount of protesting will change a thing, it is apparently clear what these guys want to do to our club!! Anybody heard the rumour the Samba deal was done in Jan and the owners insisted that it didn't get completed until now? Why you may ask? Simply because they would then not to reinvest in the squad during our window, giving them the opportunity to well, you know what I am getting at. I must state this is a rumour!! I will always love my club, but I fear we are going to go through much worse and tougher times before we all smile and march together again as one club!!! Best Wishes DG666[/p][/quote]Yes the deal was done in January, he had his squad number and fee agreed 4 weeks ago! By the way if Nzonzi is being described as a pass master by our manager, guess who will be the first transfer out of the summer? Answers on a postcard please! carlmc
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11:37pm Mon 27 Feb 12

Bluegoose says...

At least the 500 rovers fans saw the fantastic talents of Aguero
Ballotelli Yaya Toure Silva Hart Kompany Dzecko well worth £38
At least the 500 rovers fans saw the fantastic talents of Aguero Ballotelli Yaya Toure Silva Hart Kompany Dzecko well worth £38 Bluegoose
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11:52pm Mon 27 Feb 12

craftandgraft says...

' i think i saw some £pound notes ( a very lot of them ) from
blackburn lancashire in the bermuda triangle '

jaques cousteau.

ultra international blackburn rovers olympic rescue.

wez.

s o f u ltd.

ps the relevant authorities have bbeen informed.
' i think i saw some £pound notes ( a very lot of them ) from blackburn lancashire in the bermuda triangle ' jaques cousteau. ultra international blackburn rovers olympic rescue. wez. s o f u ltd. ps the relevant authorities have bbeen informed. craftandgraft
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12:43am Tue 28 Feb 12

Stone Island. says...

Kean: We missed pass master Nzonzi.

The only master around here Kean, is YOU; a MASTER BATER!
Kean: We missed pass master Nzonzi. The only master around here Kean, is YOU; a MASTER BATER! Stone Island.
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1:47am Tue 28 Feb 12

Ralph Jones says...

This was a diabolical display, to plan a game without any sort of attacking plan is totaly un acceptable, we have one of the leading goal scorers in the Premiorship just going it alone without support. He threw any chance of a result away, just like the Cardiff game, You got to think there is something not right at the club, the league should complete an investigation as to whats going on behind the scenes.How this guy is still employed is a mystery to me, it is not fair on the loyal supporters to have nothing but silence coming from the club.
This was a diabolical display, to plan a game without any sort of attacking plan is totaly un acceptable, we have one of the leading goal scorers in the Premiorship just going it alone without support. He threw any chance of a result away, just like the Cardiff game, You got to think there is something not right at the club, the league should complete an investigation as to whats going on behind the scenes.How this guy is still employed is a mystery to me, it is not fair on the loyal supporters to have nothing but silence coming from the club. Ralph Jones
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10:49pm Tue 28 Feb 12

davea345 says...

if Nzzzzzonzi is the pass master then Stuart Metcalfe and Tugay are Xzavi and Iniesta in disguise
if Nzzzzzonzi is the pass master then Stuart Metcalfe and Tugay are Xzavi and Iniesta in disguise davea345
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10:52pm Tue 28 Feb 12

davea345 says...

I suppose Dunny is the "Burger" Master !!!!
I suppose Dunny is the "Burger" Master !!!! davea345
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