Blackburn Rovers forward Rhodes hails 'incredible' Gomes

JORDAN Rhodes has hailed strike partner Nuno Gomes as “incredible” after the pair helped to fire Blackburn Rovers to the top of the Championship on Saturday.

The big-money striker scored his first two goals for the club in a thrilling 5-3 win at Bristol City, Rovers’ first win at Ashton Gate for more than 100 years, and then gave all the praise to Nuno Gomes.

The Portuguese striker scored Rovers second goal and linked up well with Rhodes throughout, something the £8m man was quick to recognise as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

Ruben Rochina and Scott Dann were also on target for the visitors as some poor defending made hard work of a game they should have won convincingly.

Rhodes said: “It was a really good ball from Nuno for my first goals and he had a really good game. He is a joy to play just in front of.

“He can see things and do things that are just incredible at times. It takes the breath away watching that.

“He managed to find me and I slid the ball down the side of the keeper.

“He is very creative but so are the other lads.

“I try to do my best. In any game, no matter what stage, I will give 100 per cent.

“There is no better feeling than scoring goals and that is what I like doing.

“It is just pleasing to get the three points. We came from behind, it was a rollercoaster, but it was a lot of fun to be part of it.”

Rhodes has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past two years, rising from the lower leagues to being a fully fledged Scottish international.

The former Huddersfield man is refusing to get carried away though and insists he will continue doing what he does best.

He said: “It is a huge honour when you walk out at Hampden Park, never did I think I would be playing for Scotland when I am still eligible for the under 21s.

“It has been a whirlwind. I have not sat down and had any time to think about anything.

“I have had to go off the cuff and pretend everything is quite normal and try to live my life and be me.

“I will just try to improve and get better and make myself the person I want to be in the future “I have been away with Grant Hanley over the past 10 days, I have played two games and had three training sessions. It has been terrific the welcome I have got and the lads have really helped me.

“It is a massive challenge but one we will relish and want to be a part of. We will just go out, give our all for Blackburn Rovers and hopefully we come away with the results.

“We will give it our best shot and see where it takes us.”

Scotland boss Craig Levein, however, insisted at the weekend that Rhodes is not yet ready to start games for his country.

“In the lead up to the Serbia game all the talk in the papers and on radio was about Jordan Rhodes,” Levein said. “Listen, Jordan isn’t ready to play international football. He’s not.

“Jordan has been built up to this kind of status and the danger for me is he’s getting way over-hyped and that might damage his confidence. It was unusual for there to be a such a clamour for a young boy to play. It was beyond normal.

“The fact somebody has paid £8m for him is their opinion. In my opinion he’s not ready yet to start every game for us.

“It’s easier for me to pick players who are playing at a higher level.”

Markus Olsson (hamstring) and Gael Givet (burst blood vessel in leg) are expected to miss Rovers’ home game against Barnsley tomorrow.

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10:23am Mon 17 Sep 12

MatthewCA says...

Rhodes is a real HERO, The fact should accept after the first goal aganist australia even though it is a warmup match. If u want to win a match you should plug young blood, avoid the EGO while selecting the player. Still I feel Scotland is a good side, make the players understand - we need a player to win or BIG names as a player.

Blackburn rovers is a good move for Rhodes and in coming years will prove the value of a good striker. ITs just a start..............G
ood Luck.
Rhodes is a real HERO, The fact should accept after the first goal aganist australia even though it is a warmup match. If u want to win a match you should plug young blood, avoid the EGO while selecting the player. Still I feel Scotland is a good side, make the players understand - we need a player to win or BIG names as a player. Blackburn rovers is a good move for Rhodes and in coming years will prove the value of a good striker. ITs just a start..............G ood Luck. MatthewCA

10:38am Mon 17 Sep 12

dangerous dave says...

Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on.
As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!!
Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion.
As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!!
OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS
Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS dangerous dave

10:50am Mon 17 Sep 12

MatthewCA says...

dangerous dave wrote:
Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS
NOTOUT camp is going on, update

Kean IN, Game ON
[quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS[/p][/quote]NOTOUT camp is going on, update Kean IN, Game ON MatthewCA

11:07am Mon 17 Sep 12

Tuo Neak says...

MatthewCA wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS
NOTOUT camp is going on, update

Kean IN, Game ON
MatthewCA do you know anything about football? Or just here on some sort of wind up?

Back in reality what a fantastic performance from both Rhodes and Gomes on Saturday, everyone should be thrilled that they represent our football club despite all the chaos that surrounds it.
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS[/p][/quote]NOTOUT camp is going on, update Kean IN, Game ON[/p][/quote]MatthewCA do you know anything about football? Or just here on some sort of wind up? Back in reality what a fantastic performance from both Rhodes and Gomes on Saturday, everyone should be thrilled that they represent our football club despite all the chaos that surrounds it. Tuo Neak

11:13am Mon 17 Sep 12

3bricks says...

Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving
Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving 3bricks

11:27am Mon 17 Sep 12

critic321 says...

Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.
Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League. critic321

11:29am Mon 17 Sep 12

lusorover says...

3bricks wrote:
Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving
As thick as 3 bricks!
[quote][p][bold]3bricks[/bold] wrote: Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving[/p][/quote]As thick as 3 bricks! lusorover

11:37am Mon 17 Sep 12

handsj14 says...

Fantastic offensive performance by Rovers on Saturday. Despite our defensive frailties our threat of goals will win us more games than we lose. Although, if we defend like did Saturday gainst the likes of Cardiff, Blackpool etc we may find it harder to outscore the opposition. Nonetheless, I am very satisfied with start of the season so far- just hope for 6 points this week!!!
Fantastic offensive performance by Rovers on Saturday. Despite our defensive frailties our threat of goals will win us more games than we lose. Although, if we defend like did Saturday gainst the likes of Cardiff, Blackpool etc we may find it harder to outscore the opposition. Nonetheless, I am very satisfied with start of the season so far- just hope for 6 points this week!!! handsj14

11:44am Mon 17 Sep 12

ponyton says...

Overheard in a pub in Lytham recently ,

Kean - I can give you a job as a defensive coach 8 grand a week

Hendry - What do I have to do ?

Kean - Pick me up in the car ,take me to the pub and back.

Hendry - I can do that .

Kean - oh and NO gambling

Hendry - I can do that

Kean - you sure ?

Hendry - positive , you wan to bet I can ?
Overheard in a pub in Lytham recently , Kean - I can give you a job as a defensive coach 8 grand a week Hendry - What do I have to do ? Kean - Pick me up in the car ,take me to the pub and back. Hendry - I can do that . Kean - oh and NO gambling Hendry - I can do that Kean - you sure ? Hendry - positive , you wan to bet I can ? ponyton

11:56am Mon 17 Sep 12

Harwoodstblue says...

critic321 wrote:
Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.
"Manager" What do you mean manager. Kean isn't a football manager, he just suddenly and inexplicably became one.
That and Venkeys are the reason that Rovers were relegated when there was absolutely no need for it, and that is why the fans are so angry and are staying away.
The stay away fans want a proper, experienced manager who can do the job properly and until such is appointed the unrest will continue.
Venkeys have at least brought in some decent players for The Championship, but the continued debacle in defence screams out for someone who knows what they are doing.
Well done to the players for a decent start, although some games they have not been that convincing and even the most ardent of fans must admit that.
[quote][p][bold]critic321[/bold] wrote: Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.[/p][/quote]"Manager" What do you mean manager. Kean isn't a football manager, he just suddenly and inexplicably became one. That and Venkeys are the reason that Rovers were relegated when there was absolutely no need for it, and that is why the fans are so angry and are staying away. The stay away fans want a proper, experienced manager who can do the job properly and until such is appointed the unrest will continue. Venkeys have at least brought in some decent players for The Championship, but the continued debacle in defence screams out for someone who knows what they are doing. Well done to the players for a decent start, although some games they have not been that convincing and even the most ardent of fans must admit that. Harwoodstblue

12:00pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Tuo Neak says...

critic321 wrote:
Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.
Why not? No fans deserve this treatment from a manager. There are still no apologies for his actions from last season, there are still no indications that the club intend on disciplining him. Fans have always been behind the team and its players, what fans want is a change of manager.
[quote][p][bold]critic321[/bold] wrote: Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.[/p][/quote]Why not? No fans deserve this treatment from a manager. There are still no apologies for his actions from last season, there are still no indications that the club intend on disciplining him. Fans have always been behind the team and its players, what fans want is a change of manager. Tuo Neak

12:13pm Mon 17 Sep 12

bluerob says...

critic321 wrote:
Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.
your right no manager deserves this, but Kean is no manager, he is getting everything he deserves.
Kean out, thousands back
[quote][p][bold]critic321[/bold] wrote: Really good player & his signing will turn Rovers around. I hope the fans get behind the team & its players. Do it for the players even i you hate Kean. The players need the ans support when playing some tougher teams. If Rovers & Kean stays what the hell - let it continue - No manager deserves this kind o treatment from fans. Come on guys, support the team and lift them to Premier League.[/p][/quote]your right no manager deserves this, but Kean is no manager, he is getting everything he deserves. Kean out, thousands back bluerob

12:18pm Mon 17 Sep 12

bburnrover says...

Two good strikers and Richards and Best in the wings it does not get any better in this league.I have looked at all the other teams and besides Ince at 'pool and Bells at Cardiff we aint got too much to fear.

The loan market is still available surely we can attract a big centre back from one of the Prem clubs.
Two good strikers and Richards and Best in the wings it does not get any better in this league.I have looked at all the other teams and besides Ince at 'pool and Bells at Cardiff we aint got too much to fear. The loan market is still available surely we can attract a big centre back from one of the Prem clubs. bburnrover

12:23pm Mon 17 Sep 12

AndyW says...

lusorover wrote:
3bricks wrote:
Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving
As thick as 3 bricks!
That's exactly what Kean is.
[quote][p][bold]lusorover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]3bricks[/bold] wrote: Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving[/p][/quote]As thick as 3 bricks![/p][/quote]That's exactly what Kean is. AndyW

12:23pm Mon 17 Sep 12

thetop5 says...

I am thinking about a change of tack.

I cannot see what Rovers will have to do for Venky's to get rid of Kean. I thought he would go at the end of the last but one season, and then after the Cardiff game and certainly after last season. However, he is still with us.

Now I hope Rover will run away with the league, and Kean will believe his own drivel, think he is too big for Rovers and move the Newcastle, Villa, Liverpool. Either way we are shot of him, and he would not last 5 minutes away from Venky's!

David
I am thinking about a change of tack. I cannot see what Rovers will have to do for Venky's to get rid of Kean. I thought he would go at the end of the last but one season, and then after the Cardiff game and certainly after last season. However, he is still with us. Now I hope Rover will run away with the league, and Kean will believe his own drivel, think he is too big for Rovers and move the Newcastle, Villa, Liverpool. Either way we are shot of him, and he would not last 5 minutes away from Venky's! David thetop5

12:29pm Mon 17 Sep 12

garyintandem says...

Rhodes was v impressive and Gomes is a class act. We desperately need some pace and Ruben should start every match.
Just noticed that hull blackpool and cardiff have only let in 3 goals each in the first 5 games. We've let in more than anyone in top 10. Just need more concentration.
RTID
Rhodes was v impressive and Gomes is a class act. We desperately need some pace and Ruben should start every match. Just noticed that hull blackpool and cardiff have only let in 3 goals each in the first 5 games. We've let in more than anyone in top 10. Just need more concentration. RTID garyintandem

12:43pm Mon 17 Sep 12

dangerous dave says...

MatthewCA - yes a voice in the wilderness just like your dad Kean!!!
KEAN OUT, AGNEW OUT, HENNDRY OUT, SINGH OUT, VENKYS OUT THOUSANDS OF FANS IN
MatthewCA - yes a voice in the wilderness just like your dad Kean!!! KEAN OUT, AGNEW OUT, HENNDRY OUT, SINGH OUT, VENKYS OUT THOUSANDS OF FANS IN dangerous dave

1:02pm Mon 17 Sep 12

dogsb****cks says...

How about Jamie Carragher on loan?

Kean Out!!!!!!!!!
How about Jamie Carragher on loan? Kean Out!!!!!!!!! dogsb****cks

2:08pm Mon 17 Sep 12

RTID says...

See where we are at christmas - if we are still unbeaten and top of the league then I guess we will all have to give Kean some praise.

As I said yesterday, he deserves some credit for getting Murphy and Etuhu to sure up the midfield. And our attacking players are as good as last season - the Yak was always slow, and Hoillet didn't have a particularly good season.

It is a waiting game. Carry on winning and who cares who the manager is. Start losing and he'll be gone by Christmas.

COYB
See where we are at christmas - if we are still unbeaten and top of the league then I guess we will all have to give Kean some praise. As I said yesterday, he deserves some credit for getting Murphy and Etuhu to sure up the midfield. And our attacking players are as good as last season - the Yak was always slow, and Hoillet didn't have a particularly good season. It is a waiting game. Carry on winning and who cares who the manager is. Start losing and he'll be gone by Christmas. COYB RTID

8:06pm Mon 17 Sep 12

silverstan says...

MatthewCA wrote:
dangerous dave wrote:
Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS
NOTOUT camp is going on, update

Kean IN, Game ON
Kean in, game on ??? Knob end, jog on
[quote][p][bold]MatthewCA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dangerous dave[/bold] wrote: Really pleased for Rhodes getting off the mark and hope that this will spur him on. As for Kean what a 'plank' - goals against a big problem last season and continues to be so this with 8 against which if not sorted will be our downfall!! Everyone and his dog has seen this for a long time yet Kean has only just come to this conclusion. As for his mate the 'defensive' coach Hendry' its a good job he is not a plumber with the goals 'leaked' under his guidance - a complete waste of appointment/money!! OUT WITHG KEAN HENDRY SINGH AGNEW VENKEYS IN WITH THOUSANDS OF FANS[/p][/quote]NOTOUT camp is going on, update Kean IN, Game ON[/p][/quote]Kean in, game on ??? Knob end, jog on silverstan

9:24pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Dickiepayshey says...

3bricks wrote:
Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving
3bricks ....... Is that what you've got between your ears ?
[quote][p][bold]3bricks[/bold] wrote: Rhodes is a good signing but with the presant management structure at ewood he can only go one way unfortunatly division 1 my guess.He would get top advice on drink driving[/p][/quote]3bricks ....... Is that what you've got between your ears ? Dickiepayshey

10:50pm Mon 17 Sep 12

smellthecoffee says...

Kean seems to be learning on the job....he clearly needs to understand that defending is equally important as attacking. Great to see Rhodes and Gomes doing well. Hopefully things are looking up. Kean has a long way to go though before ever thinking of gaining the supporter's trust and/or respect. As far as Hendry is concerned...he should pay the money back to the pensioners he 'borrowed' it off...otherwise he will be forever tainted in the football and wider world as a granny robbing t0sser!!
Kean seems to be learning on the job....he clearly needs to understand that defending is equally important as attacking. Great to see Rhodes and Gomes doing well. Hopefully things are looking up. Kean has a long way to go though before ever thinking of gaining the supporter's trust and/or respect. As far as Hendry is concerned...he should pay the money back to the pensioners he 'borrowed' it off...otherwise he will be forever tainted in the football and wider world as a granny robbing t0sser!! smellthecoffee

6:26am Tue 18 Sep 12

azza234 says...

i dnt see why ppl are talking about kean in this article its about rhodes and gomes and if we played like we do on the attack like we did against bristol city team's like blackpool shouldnt be a prob yeah our defence was crap but the players should sort them selfs out to at least focus when we are winning games if ppl have noticed we have scored more then any team in the league so far yeah we might of let in the most goals ppl talking about cardiff they have let in 6 them selfs which is only 2 less then we have and they have scored 4 less then us aswell so cardiff arent exactly rock solid at the back
i dnt see why ppl are talking about kean in this article its about rhodes and gomes and if we played like we do on the attack like we did against bristol city team's like blackpool shouldnt be a prob yeah our defence was crap but the players should sort them selfs out to at least focus when we are winning games if ppl have noticed we have scored more then any team in the league so far yeah we might of let in the most goals ppl talking about cardiff they have let in 6 them selfs which is only 2 less then we have and they have scored 4 less then us aswell so cardiff arent exactly rock solid at the back azza234

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