Duo's injury boost for Rovers

JORDAN Rhodes and Grant Hanley are expected to be ready for Rovers’ Championship trip to Derby County after both were forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad through injury this week.

The injury scare to Blackburn Rovers’ young duo sparked fitness fears but, after being assessed, the pair are in line to be fit for their next Championship outing.

Rhodes did meet up with the Scotland squad earlier this week ahead of Friday’s clash with Wales despite picking up an injury knockduring Saturday’s defeat to Wolves.

He was sent home after being assessed by the Scottish medical team but Rovers are now hopeful their £8million man will have shaken the injury off in time for the trip to Pride Park a week on Saturday.

The former Huddersfield man has looked increasingly jaded over the past couple of weeks, having been asked to play as a lone striker for the majority, with the club pleased to rest him.

Centre-back Hanley was also forced to withdraw earlier this week after suffering a groin injury during Rovers’ disappointing Ewood defeat at the weekend.

His fitness is less certain and he will undergo treatment at Brockhall as the club bid to get him ready for their next Championship action, but it is hoped he will be ready to resume training by the middle of next week.

Meanwhile, it remains uncertain whether a new manager will have been appointed in time for Rovers’ trip to Derby with global advisor Shebby Singh expected to draw up a shortlist of candidates this afternoon.

Singh and managing director Derek Shaw have received a host of applicants for the vacant managerial post after Steve Kean’s shock resignation almost two weeks ago.

A string of top names including Bernd Schuster, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Javier Clemente are already understood to have expressed an interest.

The final decision will be made by Venky’s, who are currently out of the country, but they will be briefed and advised by Singh and Shaw.

Republic of Ireland boss Trapattoni yesterday distanced himself from claims that he could be interested in the vacant post at Blackburn.

The 73-year-old said: “I’m not aware of it. It must be agent chit-chat. I’m not interested anyway.”

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9:58am Thu 11 Oct 12

Rover-The-Moon says...

Great news, all we need now is a decent manager in place.
Great news, all we need now is a decent manager in place. Rover-The-Moon
  • Score: 3

10:02am Thu 11 Oct 12

gleechy says...

Singh & shaw, what a combination. No recovery whilst being run by takers. Forget the gloss, these, to me to you double act hold themselves with high regard, and will move on to the next unsuspecting club when they have downed this one. The owners still couldn't care less, as long as their bank balance is up.
Singh & shaw, what a combination. No recovery whilst being run by takers. Forget the gloss, these, to me to you double act hold themselves with high regard, and will move on to the next unsuspecting club when they have downed this one. The owners still couldn't care less, as long as their bank balance is up. gleechy
  • Score: 2

10:02am Thu 11 Oct 12

Crow27 says...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Bernd Schuster
Shearer
All 3 'managers' offer different levels of experience. That would be my shortlist and in that order. OGS in by Derby please!
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Bernd Schuster Shearer All 3 'managers' offer different levels of experience. That would be my shortlist and in that order. OGS in by Derby please! Crow27
  • Score: 4

10:15am Thu 11 Oct 12

gleechy says...

It was very useful for the owners to throw some good names around as possible candidates, but when they are interviewed and told to liase with to me to you, any good bloke will run a mile or twelve, to Bolton probably. We'll get Singh or maybe the masked marauder.
It was very useful for the owners to throw some good names around as possible candidates, but when they are interviewed and told to liase with to me to you, any good bloke will run a mile or twelve, to Bolton probably. We'll get Singh or maybe the masked marauder. gleechy
  • Score: 1

10:32am Thu 11 Oct 12

Rovers 1495 says...

http://www.dailyreco
rd.co.uk/sport/footb
all/football-news/ex
-blackburn-boss-stev
e-kean-wants-1371768


LMFAO

And it's not even April 1st
http://www.dailyreco rd.co.uk/sport/footb all/football-news/ex -blackburn-boss-stev e-kean-wants-1371768 LMFAO And it's not even April 1st Rovers 1495
  • Score: 1

10:37am Thu 11 Oct 12

davemal says...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the managers job at Ewood,,,,,,if Bolton don't get him first.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the managers job at Ewood,,,,,,if Bolton don't get him first. davemal
  • Score: 7

10:40am Thu 11 Oct 12

Nuttall Street says...

It is interview day at the Brockhall training ground. Mama Desai, and the brothers "Onion" Bahji and Vindaloo Rao are on the video link from Pune:-
MAMA: which one of you is an absolutely tip top lacrosse coach? (Some mumbling from over the video link). Which one of you is an absolutely tip top football manager?
ALAN SHEARER: well now Gary, it's like I wus sayin' just now to Alan before we come on air.......
MAMA: (yawn) thank you Mr. Coconut Head, we don't want to be bored to death. We want a personality, we want a manger who knows his onions.
ROY KEANE: I knows me onions 4:4:2, 3:5:2, 3:5:1:1, one up front, one dropping back, one in the hole....
MAMA: not those sort of onions, I mean the sort of onions that go into a lovely stuffing for our chickens.
ROY KEANE: I'd stuff you, you owd bag if you wasn't as ugly as Gary Neville. Anyways I want the Bolton job, I'm off!
SHABBY: who shares the Venkys philosophy of passing football?
(a long silence)
ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do.
SHABBY: and who shares my passion for Ronnie Clayton?
(a longer silence)
ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do.
SHABBY: Very good. I'm not giving anything away, but you're our kind of manager.
MAMA: does anyone have anything to say about the comments that the Rovers are living on borrowed time?
COLIN HENDRY: borrowing's a good thing. I'd encourage that approach. I like borrowing, I do. I do it a lot you know. In fact could you lend me something for a cup o'tea, say about £83,000?
'ARRY REDKNAPP: did someone say bung, err borrow. I've never borrowed anything! Mr Mandaric just put that quarter of a million 'nicker in my Swiss bank account with the funny name, named after me dog or me daughter, whatever, and I forgot about it same as any other man would as can't read and write like what I can't. Anyway I can't stand it up here with all you dishonest, thick, unsophisticated Northerners. I'm taking the Bournemouth job, it's a nice little earner.
KENNY DALGLISH: hoots mon, och aye tha noo. Eets a braw breght nite ta neght. I gan in tay footba in 1892! Och ay tha noo, tha noo.
ONION BAHJI: now I am going to ask a technical question. What is that round, inanimate object, full of gas that people would like to kick, which I am pointing at?
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER: that's Mrs Desai
MAMA: well, you're out of the running, you baby-faced assassin. We don't want a manager whose name is too difficult to spell.
OLE WHAT'SHISNAME: but Mama I learnt under Sir Alex Ferguson and I'm having great success in Norway. I won the Treble with Man U.
MAMA: and that's three more reasons why you won't be getting the job. You're too good and would be telling me what to do. Don't you know I'm a philosopher of passing football. There's a whiff of Big Fat Sam about you!
VINDALOO: sorry Mama that's me.
MAMA: you there! You look like a sharp young manager! Are you the one they call "The Special One"?
MICK McCARTHY: no ma, I'm the one they call Mick McCarthy.
MAMA: how disappointing.
MICK McCARTHY: well be disappointed some more, I'm only joining a Premiership team.
MAMA: but we are in the Premiership, Steve Kean told me so himself just around the time he signed Maradona.

SHABBY: well that completes all our questions. I can see that we have a very high number of very big name candidates. We could worry about the difficulty of making a choice or we could appoint Jourdain Ali, who is absolutely top hole, or we could meet again to decide, say in about a month's time?
MAMA: Quite right Shabby, we will not be rushed. We are in a hurry but we will not be rushed. What came first, the chicken or the egg? That's what I always say. You draw up a short list. It will only have one name on it. It will have many big names on it. Is that clear! I must go now. I have a meeting with a former employee, an old bald headed favourite of mine, and his solicitor.
It is interview day at the Brockhall training ground. Mama Desai, and the brothers "Onion" Bahji and Vindaloo Rao are on the video link from Pune:- MAMA: which one of you is an absolutely tip top lacrosse coach? (Some mumbling from over the video link). Which one of you is an absolutely tip top football manager? ALAN SHEARER: well now Gary, it's like I wus sayin' just now to Alan before we come on air....... MAMA: (yawn) thank you Mr. Coconut Head, we don't want to be bored to death. We want a personality, we want a manger who knows his onions. ROY KEANE: I knows me onions 4:4:2, 3:5:2, 3:5:1:1, one up front, one dropping back, one in the hole.... MAMA: not those sort of onions, I mean the sort of onions that go into a lovely stuffing for our chickens. ROY KEANE: I'd stuff you, you owd bag if you wasn't as ugly as Gary Neville. Anyways I want the Bolton job, I'm off! SHABBY: who shares the Venkys philosophy of passing football? (a long silence) ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do. SHABBY: and who shares my passion for Ronnie Clayton? (a longer silence) ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do. SHABBY: Very good. I'm not giving anything away, but you're our kind of manager. MAMA: does anyone have anything to say about the comments that the Rovers are living on borrowed time? COLIN HENDRY: borrowing's a good thing. I'd encourage that approach. I like borrowing, I do. I do it a lot you know. In fact could you lend me something for a cup o'tea, say about £83,000? 'ARRY REDKNAPP: did someone say bung, err borrow. I've never borrowed anything! Mr Mandaric just put that quarter of a million 'nicker in my Swiss bank account with the funny name, named after me dog or me daughter, whatever, and I forgot about it same as any other man would as can't read and write like what I can't. Anyway I can't stand it up here with all you dishonest, thick, unsophisticated Northerners. I'm taking the Bournemouth job, it's a nice little earner. KENNY DALGLISH: hoots mon, och aye tha noo. Eets a braw breght nite ta neght. I gan in tay footba in 1892! Och ay tha noo, tha noo. ONION BAHJI: now I am going to ask a technical question. What is that round, inanimate object, full of gas that people would like to kick, which I am pointing at? OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER: that's Mrs Desai MAMA: well, you're out of the running, you baby-faced assassin. We don't want a manager whose name is too difficult to spell. OLE WHAT'SHISNAME: but Mama I learnt under Sir Alex Ferguson and I'm having great success in Norway. I won the Treble with Man U. MAMA: and that's three more reasons why you won't be getting the job. You're too good and would be telling me what to do. Don't you know I'm a philosopher of passing football. There's a whiff of Big Fat Sam about you! VINDALOO: sorry Mama that's me. MAMA: you there! You look like a sharp young manager! Are you the one they call "The Special One"? MICK McCARTHY: no ma, I'm the one they call Mick McCarthy. MAMA: how disappointing. MICK McCARTHY: well be disappointed some more, I'm only joining a Premiership team. MAMA: but we are in the Premiership, Steve Kean told me so himself just around the time he signed Maradona. [STEVE KEAN (feint, off camera in Pune): did I just hear someone mention trebles a few moments ago? Make mine Scotch with a pint chaser. One for the road.] SHABBY: well that completes all our questions. I can see that we have a very high number of very big name candidates. We could worry about the difficulty of making a choice or we could appoint Jourdain Ali, who is absolutely top hole, or we could meet again to decide, say in about a month's time? MAMA: Quite right Shabby, we will not be rushed. We are in a hurry but we will not be rushed. What came first, the chicken or the egg? That's what I always say. You draw up a short list. It will only have one name on it. It will have many big names on it. Is that clear! I must go now. I have a meeting with a former employee, an old bald headed favourite of mine, and his solicitor. Nuttall Street
  • Score: 5

10:45am Thu 11 Oct 12

dangerous dave says...

The National Press this morning saying the Singh is in touch with Spurs about the release of Sherwood (Singh Spurs Fan) - the circus clowns continue to perform at Ewood - as we have all said we need a proven Manager not a Technical Director of Youth Football as Sherwood is at Spurs - Yes you can trust the Venkeyts & Co to repeat history and drag us further into the gutter!!
OUT WITH BLACK AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS
The National Press this morning saying the Singh is in touch with Spurs about the release of Sherwood (Singh Spurs Fan) - the circus clowns continue to perform at Ewood - as we have all said we need a proven Manager not a Technical Director of Youth Football as Sherwood is at Spurs - Yes you can trust the Venkeyts & Co to repeat history and drag us further into the gutter!! OUT WITH BLACK AGNEW SINGH HENDRY VENKYS dangerous dave
  • Score: 2

10:54am Thu 11 Oct 12

ronnie clayton says...

HENDRY today on TALKSPORT
Alan Brazil ---Colin who would you like to them to bring in as new manager ?

Hendry-- the man we have right now ticks all the boxes !!!

Brazil -- the results have not been good the last 3 games have they ?

Hendry -- we tried everything we could against Wolves but it never worked.

Well I seem to recall a Hendry quote prior to Steve Kean employing him as defensive coach ,it was "Steven ticks all the boxes as manager ,and the majority of supporters are behind him>"
ALSO the quote that they (B&H) tried everything they could to beat Wolves but could not is basically a admission that they cannot do the job.

Also I would think HENDRY would HAVE NO QUALMS about saying "THE TEA LADY TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES TO BE ROVERS MANAGER " if it meant him keeping his job.
HENDRY today on TALKSPORT Alan Brazil ---Colin who would you like to them to bring in as new manager ? Hendry-- the man we have right now ticks all the boxes !!! Brazil -- the results have not been good the last 3 games have they ? Hendry -- we tried everything we could against Wolves but it never worked. Well I seem to recall a Hendry quote prior to Steve Kean employing him as defensive coach ,it was "Steven ticks all the boxes as manager ,and the majority of supporters are behind him>" ALSO the quote that they (B&H) tried everything they could to beat Wolves but could not is basically a admission that they cannot do the job. Also I would think HENDRY would HAVE NO QUALMS about saying "THE TEA LADY TICKS ALL THE RIGHT BOXES TO BE ROVERS MANAGER " if it meant him keeping his job. ronnie clayton
  • Score: 7

11:05am Thu 11 Oct 12

greenscreener says...

I saw that headline and thought maybe Orr and Murphy had collided in training !
I saw that headline and thought maybe Orr and Murphy had collided in training ! greenscreener
  • Score: 5

11:51am Thu 11 Oct 12

bburnrover says...

Well by the time they have put together a short list and Shebby has learnt how to converse in English Bolton will have pinched the best candidate just hope they go for Keane or Mclaren and leave the good applicants to us.
Well by the time they have put together a short list and Shebby has learnt how to converse in English Bolton will have pinched the best candidate just hope they go for Keane or Mclaren and leave the good applicants to us. bburnrover
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Thu 11 Oct 12

French Rover says...

Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?
Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though? French Rover
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Thu 11 Oct 12

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?
It used to be David Batty
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?[/p][/quote]It used to be David Batty greenscreener
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Thu 11 Oct 12

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?
It used to be David Batty
I thought Batty was Le Saux;s best mate :)
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?[/p][/quote]It used to be David Batty[/p][/quote]I thought Batty was Le Saux;s best mate :) French Rover
  • Score: 2

2:03pm Thu 11 Oct 12

greenscreener says...

French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?
It used to be David Batty
I thought Batty was Le Saux;s best mate :)
lol, Still remember how depressing it was to witness what I thought was a dark day in Rovers History. And wasn't it Sherwood who tried to break it up ?

What would we give for a bad night in the champions league these days.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?[/p][/quote]It used to be David Batty[/p][/quote]I thought Batty was Le Saux;s best mate :)[/p][/quote]lol, Still remember how depressing it was to witness what I thought was a dark day in Rovers History. And wasn't it Sherwood who tried to break it up ? What would we give for a bad night in the champions league these days. greenscreener
  • Score: 3

2:41pm Thu 11 Oct 12

French Rover says...

greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
greenscreener wrote:
French Rover wrote:
Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?
It used to be David Batty
I thought Batty was Le Saux;s best mate :)
lol, Still remember how depressing it was to witness what I thought was a dark day in Rovers History. And wasn't it Sherwood who tried to break it up ?

What would we give for a bad night in the champions league these days.
Yes it was Sherwood who stepped-in to stop it, whilst Big Col strangely kept out of it? Here's the link to the classic You Tube clip:

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=kICLDnopT
t0
[quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenscreener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?[/p][/quote]It used to be David Batty[/p][/quote]I thought Batty was Le Saux;s best mate :)[/p][/quote]lol, Still remember how depressing it was to witness what I thought was a dark day in Rovers History. And wasn't it Sherwood who tried to break it up ? What would we give for a bad night in the champions league these days.[/p][/quote]Yes it was Sherwood who stepped-in to stop it, whilst Big Col strangely kept out of it? Here's the link to the classic You Tube clip: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=kICLDnopT t0 French Rover
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Robbie says...

gleechy wrote:
Singh & shaw, what a combination. No recovery whilst being run by takers. Forget the gloss, these, to me to you double act hold themselves with high regard, and will move on to the next unsuspecting club when they have downed this one. The owners still couldn't care less, as long as their bank balance is up.
Singh & shaw aka dumb and dumber!!!!
[quote][p][bold]gleechy[/bold] wrote: Singh & shaw, what a combination. No recovery whilst being run by takers. Forget the gloss, these, to me to you double act hold themselves with high regard, and will move on to the next unsuspecting club when they have downed this one. The owners still couldn't care less, as long as their bank balance is up.[/p][/quote]Singh & shaw aka dumb and dumber!!!! Robbie
  • Score: 4

3:02pm Thu 11 Oct 12

DJP says...

French Rover wrote:
Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?
Tony Parkes would make a good assistant to Tim.
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: Good news that our two young Scots are going to be fit for the next game...also that Rovers are going for Sherwood again. Spurs really want to hang on to him but I heard that he is really keen to come to the Rovers if we can agree compensation with Levy. Not sure who his assistant would be though?[/p][/quote]Tony Parkes would make a good assistant to Tim. DJP
  • Score: 2

3:28pm Thu 11 Oct 12

ewood1952 says...

Well let's us all hope that Black is not in the dug out. For God's sake how long does it take to replace that muppet Kean and Black and Hendry etc.
Well let's us all hope that Black is not in the dug out. For God's sake how long does it take to replace that muppet Kean and Black and Hendry etc. ewood1952
  • Score: 3

4:53pm Thu 11 Oct 12

YarkshahRover says...

Rovers 1495 wrote:
http://www.dailyreco

rd.co.uk/sport/footb

all/football-news/ex

-blackburn-boss-stev

e-kean-wants-1371768



LMFAO

And it's not even April 1st
He still doesn't get it.
[quote][p][bold]Rovers 1495[/bold] wrote: http://www.dailyreco rd.co.uk/sport/footb all/football-news/ex -blackburn-boss-stev e-kean-wants-1371768 LMFAO And it's not even April 1st[/p][/quote]He still doesn't get it. YarkshahRover
  • Score: 0

8:10pm Thu 11 Oct 12

DirtyHarry says...

Remember how prolific Rhodes was both for Huddersfield and Scotland?

And now look at him, he's ruined. Just goes to show how sh1t you lot really are.
Remember how prolific Rhodes was both for Huddersfield and Scotland? And now look at him, he's ruined. Just goes to show how sh1t you lot really are. DirtyHarry
  • Score: -1

10:16pm Thu 11 Oct 12

peely says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
It is interview day at the Brockhall training ground. Mama Desai, and the brothers "Onion" Bahji and Vindaloo Rao are on the video link from Pune:-
MAMA: which one of you is an absolutely tip top lacrosse coach? (Some mumbling from over the video link). Which one of you is an absolutely tip top football manager?
ALAN SHEARER: well now Gary, it's like I wus sayin' just now to Alan before we come on air.......
MAMA: (yawn) thank you Mr. Coconut Head, we don't want to be bored to death. We want a personality, we want a manger who knows his onions.
ROY KEANE: I knows me onions 4:4:2, 3:5:2, 3:5:1:1, one up front, one dropping back, one in the hole....
MAMA: not those sort of onions, I mean the sort of onions that go into a lovely stuffing for our chickens.
ROY KEANE: I'd stuff you, you owd bag if you wasn't as ugly as Gary Neville. Anyways I want the Bolton job, I'm off!
SHABBY: who shares the Venkys philosophy of passing football?
(a long silence)
ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do.
SHABBY: and who shares my passion for Ronnie Clayton?
(a longer silence)
ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do.
SHABBY: Very good. I'm not giving anything away, but you're our kind of manager.
MAMA: does anyone have anything to say about the comments that the Rovers are living on borrowed time?
COLIN HENDRY: borrowing's a good thing. I'd encourage that approach. I like borrowing, I do. I do it a lot you know. In fact could you lend me something for a cup o'tea, say about £83,000?
'ARRY REDKNAPP: did someone say bung, err borrow. I've never borrowed anything! Mr Mandaric just put that quarter of a million 'nicker in my Swiss bank account with the funny name, named after me dog or me daughter, whatever, and I forgot about it same as any other man would as can't read and write like what I can't. Anyway I can't stand it up here with all you dishonest, thick, unsophisticated Northerners. I'm taking the Bournemouth job, it's a nice little earner.
KENNY DALGLISH: hoots mon, och aye tha noo. Eets a braw breght nite ta neght. I gan in tay footba in 1892! Och ay tha noo, tha noo.
ONION BAHJI: now I am going to ask a technical question. What is that round, inanimate object, full of gas that people would like to kick, which I am pointing at?
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER: that's Mrs Desai
MAMA: well, you're out of the running, you baby-faced assassin. We don't want a manager whose name is too difficult to spell.
OLE WHAT'SHISNAME: but Mama I learnt under Sir Alex Ferguson and I'm having great success in Norway. I won the Treble with Man U.
MAMA: and that's three more reasons why you won't be getting the job. You're too good and would be telling me what to do. Don't you know I'm a philosopher of passing football. There's a whiff of Big Fat Sam about you!
VINDALOO: sorry Mama that's me.
MAMA: you there! You look like a sharp young manager! Are you the one they call "The Special One"?
MICK McCARTHY: no ma, I'm the one they call Mick McCarthy.
MAMA: how disappointing.
MICK McCARTHY: well be disappointed some more, I'm only joining a Premiership team.
MAMA: but we are in the Premiership, Steve Kean told me so himself just around the time he signed Maradona.

SHABBY: well that completes all our questions. I can see that we have a very high number of very big name candidates. We could worry about the difficulty of making a choice or we could appoint Jourdain Ali, who is absolutely top hole, or we could meet again to decide, say in about a month's time?
MAMA: Quite right Shabby, we will not be rushed. We are in a hurry but we will not be rushed. What came first, the chicken or the egg? That's what I always say. You draw up a short list. It will only have one name on it. It will have many big names on it. Is that clear! I must go now. I have a meeting with a former employee, an old bald headed favourite of mine, and his solicitor.
Brilliant ! You should take up writing full time , sure you,d make a fortune ! Very funny but almost could be the true situation..
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: It is interview day at the Brockhall training ground. Mama Desai, and the brothers "Onion" Bahji and Vindaloo Rao are on the video link from Pune:- MAMA: which one of you is an absolutely tip top lacrosse coach? (Some mumbling from over the video link). Which one of you is an absolutely tip top football manager? ALAN SHEARER: well now Gary, it's like I wus sayin' just now to Alan before we come on air....... MAMA: (yawn) thank you Mr. Coconut Head, we don't want to be bored to death. We want a personality, we want a manger who knows his onions. ROY KEANE: I knows me onions 4:4:2, 3:5:2, 3:5:1:1, one up front, one dropping back, one in the hole.... MAMA: not those sort of onions, I mean the sort of onions that go into a lovely stuffing for our chickens. ROY KEANE: I'd stuff you, you owd bag if you wasn't as ugly as Gary Neville. Anyways I want the Bolton job, I'm off! SHABBY: who shares the Venkys philosophy of passing football? (a long silence) ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do. SHABBY: and who shares my passion for Ronnie Clayton? (a longer silence) ERIC BLACK: Oh! Oh! I do, I do. SHABBY: Very good. I'm not giving anything away, but you're our kind of manager. MAMA: does anyone have anything to say about the comments that the Rovers are living on borrowed time? COLIN HENDRY: borrowing's a good thing. I'd encourage that approach. I like borrowing, I do. I do it a lot you know. In fact could you lend me something for a cup o'tea, say about £83,000? 'ARRY REDKNAPP: did someone say bung, err borrow. I've never borrowed anything! Mr Mandaric just put that quarter of a million 'nicker in my Swiss bank account with the funny name, named after me dog or me daughter, whatever, and I forgot about it same as any other man would as can't read and write like what I can't. Anyway I can't stand it up here with all you dishonest, thick, unsophisticated Northerners. I'm taking the Bournemouth job, it's a nice little earner. KENNY DALGLISH: hoots mon, och aye tha noo. Eets a braw breght nite ta neght. I gan in tay footba in 1892! Och ay tha noo, tha noo. ONION BAHJI: now I am going to ask a technical question. What is that round, inanimate object, full of gas that people would like to kick, which I am pointing at? OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER: that's Mrs Desai MAMA: well, you're out of the running, you baby-faced assassin. We don't want a manager whose name is too difficult to spell. OLE WHAT'SHISNAME: but Mama I learnt under Sir Alex Ferguson and I'm having great success in Norway. I won the Treble with Man U. MAMA: and that's three more reasons why you won't be getting the job. You're too good and would be telling me what to do. Don't you know I'm a philosopher of passing football. There's a whiff of Big Fat Sam about you! VINDALOO: sorry Mama that's me. MAMA: you there! You look like a sharp young manager! Are you the one they call "The Special One"? MICK McCARTHY: no ma, I'm the one they call Mick McCarthy. MAMA: how disappointing. MICK McCARTHY: well be disappointed some more, I'm only joining a Premiership team. MAMA: but we are in the Premiership, Steve Kean told me so himself just around the time he signed Maradona. [STEVE KEAN (feint, off camera in Pune): did I just hear someone mention trebles a few moments ago? Make mine Scotch with a pint chaser. One for the road.] SHABBY: well that completes all our questions. I can see that we have a very high number of very big name candidates. We could worry about the difficulty of making a choice or we could appoint Jourdain Ali, who is absolutely top hole, or we could meet again to decide, say in about a month's time? MAMA: Quite right Shabby, we will not be rushed. We are in a hurry but we will not be rushed. What came first, the chicken or the egg? That's what I always say. You draw up a short list. It will only have one name on it. It will have many big names on it. Is that clear! I must go now. I have a meeting with a former employee, an old bald headed favourite of mine, and his solicitor.[/p][/quote]Brilliant ! You should take up writing full time , sure you,d make a fortune ! Very funny but almost could be the true situation.. peely
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