TEAM NEWS: Murphy passed fit for Rovers' trip to Charlton

DANNY Murphy has been passed fit for this afternoon's Championship trip to Charlton Athletic, with Eric Black as Blackburn Rovers ' caretaker manager.

The central midfielder will partner Dickson Etuhu in the centre of midfield, with Jason Lowe and Morten Gamst Pedersen on either flank.

Gael Givet and Scott Dann form a central defence partnership with Bradley Orr at right back and Martin Olsson at left back.

Jordan Rhodes will play in front of Nuno Gomes in attack.

ROVERS: Robinson, Orr, Givet, Dann, Olsson, Lowe, Murphy, Etuhu, Pedersen, Rhodes, Gomes SUBS: Kean, Nunes, Dunn, Formica, Rochina, Hanley, Ribeiro CHARLTON: Hamer, Jackson, Morrison, Green, Stephens, Wright-Phillips, Kerkar, Solly, Hollands, Wilson, Cort SUBS: Button, Evina, Wagstaff, Pritchard, Cook, Smith, Dervite

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3:07pm Sat 29 Sep 12

ronnie clayton says...

Wonder why Murphy prior to Kean resigning was out through injury , now he`s miraculously fit and playing.
Wonder why Murphy prior to Kean resigning was out through injury , now he`s miraculously fit and playing. ronnie clayton

3:10pm Sat 29 Sep 12

bigste says...

Odd one that but maybe we can read between the lines
Odd one that but maybe we can read between the lines bigste

3:17pm Sat 29 Sep 12

MxMave says...

BLACK OUT!!!
BLACK OUT!!! MxMave

3:19pm Sat 29 Sep 12

bluerob says...

Rovers 1 - 0 , come on you Blues !!!!
Rovers 1 - 0 , come on you Blues !!!! bluerob

3:19pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Dan11 says...

ronnie clayton wrote:
Wonder why Murphy prior to Kean resigning was out through injury , now he`s miraculously fit and playing.
Exactly.
[quote][p][bold]ronnie clayton[/bold] wrote: Wonder why Murphy prior to Kean resigning was out through injury , now he`s miraculously fit and playing.[/p][/quote]Exactly. Dan11

3:24pm Sat 29 Sep 12

A Darener says...

MxMave wrote:
BLACK OUT!!!
There has to be one! For goodness sake have you not learnt anything over the last two years? Lt's get behind the club and team. Leave the bickering until it is required
[quote][p][bold]MxMave[/bold] wrote: BLACK OUT!!![/p][/quote]There has to be one! For goodness sake have you not learnt anything over the last two years? Lt's get behind the club and team. Leave the bickering until it is required A Darener

3:31pm Sat 29 Sep 12

A Darener says...

Still can't keep a clean sheet. saved penalty then goal against.
Still can't keep a clean sheet. saved penalty then goal against. A Darener

3:32pm Sat 29 Sep 12

Reg Rover says...

KEAN RESIGNS ON LEGAL ADVICE
Steve Kean dramatically resigned at 5.30 pm on Friday.
But with all things Kean it was not so simple as it seems.
Whilst all sports channels both TV and radio had pundits, personality’s and former players all queuing up to express their sympathy for Kean and the treatment he has had to endure these past weeks, the true picture is much different.
In a meeting earlier on Friday with chief executive Derek Shaw and Director Paul Agnew, Kean had expressed his determination to carry on regardless. Despite the damage his continued presence was doing to the club and more important the attendances, Kean had every intention of riding out the storm with the full backing of Shaw and Agnew, and had hoped to oust his arch enemy Shebby Singh.
Kean knew that Singh himself was getting frustrated and disillusioned in his efforts to remove Kean and bring in a new manager. With the Rao family continually stalling and being indecisive (so what’s new) Singh was considering his position.
However Kean’s position changed in mid-afternoon after allegedly taking a phone call from his agent Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson and his legal team.
Kean was advised to resign, saying his position was “untenable” and poignantly added that he could not say any more “for legal reasons”.
Those reasons, I can reveal, are that Kean is to sue the Venky Company and the Rao family for constructive dismissal and squeeze every penny that he can from them.
Mrs Anuradha Desai is about to see Kean in his true colours. She is going to learn about Kean what we all know, and that is that Kean is a very devious man.
Mrs Desai has issued a statement saying “she is disappointed with Kean’s action”. She is going to get a lot more disappointed as Kean plans to plunder the family fortune. And he will succeed.
The evidence of this last week is stacked in favour of Kean as the situation could not have been more badly handled by the Venky’s.
The solution was quite simple but Mrs Desai refused to grasp it. She should have sacked Kean and pay up his contract. Venky’s had every justification to do so, his record is appalling, the worst Blackburn manager ever and lost half the fans (Venky’s customers) from the club.
No arguments, no legal action for wrongful dismissal, a straight forward uncomplicated procedure. Kean would not have had a case or reason to complain.
But no, Venky’s huffed and puffed particularly Mrs Desai and played into Kean and Anderson’s hands. It will cost her a fortune, serves her right, but it will impact on Rovers financial stability. I have warned Mrs Desai on several occasions that Kean would ‘bite the hand that fed him’, but she has ignored all advice from everyone.
In one National newspaper today Kean talks of being “stabbed in the back”. That’s rich coming from Kean, if he wants to talk about being stabbed in the back, give Sam Allardyce a call and ask him what it’s like.
Mrs Anuradha Desai has ‘egg on her face’ big time. She has given Kean wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Kean, a ‘jobbing coach’, hit the jackpot at the Rovers. Never could he have envisaged earning the salary he has been paid as an imposter at the Rovers, a reported £1.3 million per annum.
Now he is going to ‘bite the hand that fed him’.
Mrs Desai, you have been stitched up! As I have repeatedly warned you Kean would.
And now Kean is going to squeeze you dry.
ENJOY.
Reg.
Footnote:
May I respectfully suggest to Mrs Desai that she has no more dealings with Jerome Anderson and his agency and listens more to her brothers Ventkatesh and Balaji but more so Shebby Singh, who in a short space of time has picked up on the mood of the supporters, something she has never done. It would not be a bad idea to take more note of Andy Cryer in the Lancashire Telegraph and Reg of course!!
www.regoftherovers.c
o.uk
KEAN RESIGNS ON LEGAL ADVICE Steve Kean dramatically resigned at 5.30 pm on Friday. But with all things Kean it was not so simple as it seems. Whilst all sports channels both TV and radio had pundits, personality’s and former players all queuing up to express their sympathy for Kean and the treatment he has had to endure these past weeks, the true picture is much different. In a meeting earlier on Friday with chief executive Derek Shaw and Director Paul Agnew, Kean had expressed his determination to carry on regardless. Despite the damage his continued presence was doing to the club and more important the attendances, Kean had every intention of riding out the storm with the full backing of Shaw and Agnew, and had hoped to oust his arch enemy Shebby Singh. Kean knew that Singh himself was getting frustrated and disillusioned in his efforts to remove Kean and bring in a new manager. With the Rao family continually stalling and being indecisive (so what’s new) Singh was considering his position. However Kean’s position changed in mid-afternoon after allegedly taking a phone call from his agent Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson and his legal team. Kean was advised to resign, saying his position was “untenable” and poignantly added that he could not say any more “for legal reasons”. Those reasons, I can reveal, are that Kean is to sue the Venky Company and the Rao family for constructive dismissal and squeeze every penny that he can from them. Mrs Anuradha Desai is about to see Kean in his true colours. She is going to learn about Kean what we all know, and that is that Kean is a very devious man. Mrs Desai has issued a statement saying “she is disappointed with Kean’s action”. She is going to get a lot more disappointed as Kean plans to plunder the family fortune. And he will succeed. The evidence of this last week is stacked in favour of Kean as the situation could not have been more badly handled by the Venky’s. The solution was quite simple but Mrs Desai refused to grasp it. She should have sacked Kean and pay up his contract. Venky’s had every justification to do so, his record is appalling, the worst Blackburn manager ever and lost half the fans (Venky’s customers) from the club. No arguments, no legal action for wrongful dismissal, a straight forward uncomplicated procedure. Kean would not have had a case or reason to complain. But no, Venky’s huffed and puffed particularly Mrs Desai and played into Kean and Anderson’s hands. It will cost her a fortune, serves her right, but it will impact on Rovers financial stability. I have warned Mrs Desai on several occasions that Kean would ‘bite the hand that fed him’, but she has ignored all advice from everyone. In one National newspaper today Kean talks of being “stabbed in the back”. That’s rich coming from Kean, if he wants to talk about being stabbed in the back, give Sam Allardyce a call and ask him what it’s like. Mrs Anuradha Desai has ‘egg on her face’ big time. She has given Kean wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Kean, a ‘jobbing coach’, hit the jackpot at the Rovers. Never could he have envisaged earning the salary he has been paid as an imposter at the Rovers, a reported £1.3 million per annum. Now he is going to ‘bite the hand that fed him’. Mrs Desai, you have been stitched up! As I have repeatedly warned you Kean would. And now Kean is going to squeeze you dry. ENJOY. Reg. Footnote: May I respectfully suggest to Mrs Desai that she has no more dealings with Jerome Anderson and his agency and listens more to her brothers Ventkatesh and Balaji but more so Shebby Singh, who in a short space of time has picked up on the mood of the supporters, something she has never done. It would not be a bad idea to take more note of Andy Cryer in the Lancashire Telegraph and Reg of course!! www.regoftherovers.c o.uk Reg Rover

3:36pm Sat 29 Sep 12

forever_rovers says...

Can't beleive comments on Sky Sports News re Kean. Shows how little these pundits know. The Rovers fans never backed Kean because we thought he lacked experience and talent and would be crap. And he was! Look at his record. Worst ever Rovers manager. We were relegated! You say he has done well for the club and can leave with his head high. Total balls. Also bull that gates were not impacted by Kean. Let's see, I reckon Ewood will be bouncing on Oct 6th.
Can't beleive comments on Sky Sports News re Kean. Shows how little these pundits know. The Rovers fans never backed Kean because we thought he lacked experience and talent and would be crap. And he was! Look at his record. Worst ever Rovers manager. We were relegated! You say he has done well for the club and can leave with his head high. Total balls. Also bull that gates were not impacted by Kean. Let's see, I reckon Ewood will be bouncing on Oct 6th. forever_rovers

3:47pm Sat 29 Sep 12

jogalot says...

Whatever manager is appointed, Venkys MUST get the message that a Venkys' or an Anderson yes-man will only lead to the same protests by the Rovers fans. Rovers fans are not stupid. We know much more than Sky Sports pundits. We love our club. We KNOW that a good independent manager who makes his own decisions and directs all footballing matters is a MUST. Anything less and the fans will vote with their feet again until BRFC is run in a proper sensible manner again. We have no dreams of Europe yet but we want Premiership football. Then build steadily from there. Most good sensible managers can do that with the Rovers squad plus a couple of defenders on loan. (Mmm... only one loan day left)
Whatever manager is appointed, Venkys MUST get the message that a Venkys' or an Anderson yes-man will only lead to the same protests by the Rovers fans. Rovers fans are not stupid. We know much more than Sky Sports pundits. We love our club. We KNOW that a good independent manager who makes his own decisions and directs all footballing matters is a MUST. Anything less and the fans will vote with their feet again until BRFC is run in a proper sensible manner again. We have no dreams of Europe yet but we want Premiership football. Then build steadily from there. Most good sensible managers can do that with the Rovers squad plus a couple of defenders on loan. (Mmm... only one loan day left) jogalot

3:51pm Sat 29 Sep 12

formerover says...

Reg Rover wrote:
KEAN RESIGNS ON LEGAL ADVICE
Steve Kean dramatically resigned at 5.30 pm on Friday.
But with all things Kean it was not so simple as it seems.
Whilst all sports channels both TV and radio had pundits, personality’s and former players all queuing up to express their sympathy for Kean and the treatment he has had to endure these past weeks, the true picture is much different.
In a meeting earlier on Friday with chief executive Derek Shaw and Director Paul Agnew, Kean had expressed his determination to carry on regardless. Despite the damage his continued presence was doing to the club and more important the attendances, Kean had every intention of riding out the storm with the full backing of Shaw and Agnew, and had hoped to oust his arch enemy Shebby Singh.
Kean knew that Singh himself was getting frustrated and disillusioned in his efforts to remove Kean and bring in a new manager. With the Rao family continually stalling and being indecisive (so what’s new) Singh was considering his position.
However Kean’s position changed in mid-afternoon after allegedly taking a phone call from his agent Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson and his legal team.
Kean was advised to resign, saying his position was “untenable” and poignantly added that he could not say any more “for legal reasons”.
Those reasons, I can reveal, are that Kean is to sue the Venky Company and the Rao family for constructive dismissal and squeeze every penny that he can from them.
Mrs Anuradha Desai is about to see Kean in his true colours. She is going to learn about Kean what we all know, and that is that Kean is a very devious man.
Mrs Desai has issued a statement saying “she is disappointed with Kean’s action”. She is going to get a lot more disappointed as Kean plans to plunder the family fortune. And he will succeed.
The evidence of this last week is stacked in favour of Kean as the situation could not have been more badly handled by the Venky’s.
The solution was quite simple but Mrs Desai refused to grasp it. She should have sacked Kean and pay up his contract. Venky’s had every justification to do so, his record is appalling, the worst Blackburn manager ever and lost half the fans (Venky’s customers) from the club.
No arguments, no legal action for wrongful dismissal, a straight forward uncomplicated procedure. Kean would not have had a case or reason to complain.
But no, Venky’s huffed and puffed particularly Mrs Desai and played into Kean and Anderson’s hands. It will cost her a fortune, serves her right, but it will impact on Rovers financial stability. I have warned Mrs Desai on several occasions that Kean would ‘bite the hand that fed him’, but she has ignored all advice from everyone.
In one National newspaper today Kean talks of being “stabbed in the back”. That’s rich coming from Kean, if he wants to talk about being stabbed in the back, give Sam Allardyce a call and ask him what it’s like.
Mrs Anuradha Desai has ‘egg on her face’ big time. She has given Kean wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Kean, a ‘jobbing coach’, hit the jackpot at the Rovers. Never could he have envisaged earning the salary he has been paid as an imposter at the Rovers, a reported £1.3 million per annum.
Now he is going to ‘bite the hand that fed him’.
Mrs Desai, you have been stitched up! As I have repeatedly warned you Kean would.
And now Kean is going to squeeze you dry.
ENJOY.
Reg.
Footnote:
May I respectfully suggest to Mrs Desai that she has no more dealings with Jerome Anderson and his agency and listens more to her brothers Ventkatesh and Balaji but more so Shebby Singh, who in a short space of time has picked up on the mood of the supporters, something she has never done. It would not be a bad idea to take more note of Andy Cryer in the Lancashire Telegraph and Reg of course!!
www.regoftherovers.c

o.uk
If he is to sue for constructive dismissal, and I have no doubt he wont leave quietly, then his comments about having positive talks with the owners only a few hours before must surely go against any claim. Also would both Agnew and Shaw not be called as witness to such claims, and if so and go in Keans favour then their position is surely then untenable, I dont doubt what you are saying just curious as to how the situation might unfold. Any suggestions.
[quote][p][bold]Reg Rover[/bold] wrote: KEAN RESIGNS ON LEGAL ADVICE Steve Kean dramatically resigned at 5.30 pm on Friday. But with all things Kean it was not so simple as it seems. Whilst all sports channels both TV and radio had pundits, personality’s and former players all queuing up to express their sympathy for Kean and the treatment he has had to endure these past weeks, the true picture is much different. In a meeting earlier on Friday with chief executive Derek Shaw and Director Paul Agnew, Kean had expressed his determination to carry on regardless. Despite the damage his continued presence was doing to the club and more important the attendances, Kean had every intention of riding out the storm with the full backing of Shaw and Agnew, and had hoped to oust his arch enemy Shebby Singh. Kean knew that Singh himself was getting frustrated and disillusioned in his efforts to remove Kean and bring in a new manager. With the Rao family continually stalling and being indecisive (so what’s new) Singh was considering his position. However Kean’s position changed in mid-afternoon after allegedly taking a phone call from his agent Jerome (the man who ruined Blackburn Rovers) Anderson and his legal team. Kean was advised to resign, saying his position was “untenable” and poignantly added that he could not say any more “for legal reasons”. Those reasons, I can reveal, are that Kean is to sue the Venky Company and the Rao family for constructive dismissal and squeeze every penny that he can from them. Mrs Anuradha Desai is about to see Kean in his true colours. She is going to learn about Kean what we all know, and that is that Kean is a very devious man. Mrs Desai has issued a statement saying “she is disappointed with Kean’s action”. She is going to get a lot more disappointed as Kean plans to plunder the family fortune. And he will succeed. The evidence of this last week is stacked in favour of Kean as the situation could not have been more badly handled by the Venky’s. The solution was quite simple but Mrs Desai refused to grasp it. She should have sacked Kean and pay up his contract. Venky’s had every justification to do so, his record is appalling, the worst Blackburn manager ever and lost half the fans (Venky’s customers) from the club. No arguments, no legal action for wrongful dismissal, a straight forward uncomplicated procedure. Kean would not have had a case or reason to complain. But no, Venky’s huffed and puffed particularly Mrs Desai and played into Kean and Anderson’s hands. It will cost her a fortune, serves her right, but it will impact on Rovers financial stability. I have warned Mrs Desai on several occasions that Kean would ‘bite the hand that fed him’, but she has ignored all advice from everyone. In one National newspaper today Kean talks of being “stabbed in the back”. That’s rich coming from Kean, if he wants to talk about being stabbed in the back, give Sam Allardyce a call and ask him what it’s like. Mrs Anuradha Desai has ‘egg on her face’ big time. She has given Kean wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Kean, a ‘jobbing coach’, hit the jackpot at the Rovers. Never could he have envisaged earning the salary he has been paid as an imposter at the Rovers, a reported £1.3 million per annum. Now he is going to ‘bite the hand that fed him’. Mrs Desai, you have been stitched up! As I have repeatedly warned you Kean would. And now Kean is going to squeeze you dry. ENJOY. Reg. Footnote: May I respectfully suggest to Mrs Desai that she has no more dealings with Jerome Anderson and his agency and listens more to her brothers Ventkatesh and Balaji but more so Shebby Singh, who in a short space of time has picked up on the mood of the supporters, something she has never done. It would not be a bad idea to take more note of Andy Cryer in the Lancashire Telegraph and Reg of course!! www.regoftherovers.c o.uk[/p][/quote]If he is to sue for constructive dismissal, and I have no doubt he wont leave quietly, then his comments about having positive talks with the owners only a few hours before must surely go against any claim. Also would both Agnew and Shaw not be called as witness to such claims, and if so and go in Keans favour then their position is surely then untenable, I dont doubt what you are saying just curious as to how the situation might unfold. Any suggestions. formerover

4:03pm Sat 29 Sep 12

carlmc1 says...

If Kean is to sue the club or the owners, then he is highly likely to need that money to fund his payout to SA after he sues him. What a merry go round this is!
If Kean is to sue the club or the owners, then he is highly likely to need that money to fund his payout to SA after he sues him. What a merry go round this is! carlmc1

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