FULL-TIME: Wolves 3 Blackburn Rovers 1

Jordan Rhodes' penalty proved nothing more than a consolation

Jordan Rhodes' penalty proved nothing more than a consolation

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ROVERS were the masters of their downfall as they went down to a deserved defeat at fortress Molineux.

All three goals that Kenny Jackett’s promoted side scored were completely avoidable with Nouha Dicko’s early opener a consequence of a shocking pass from recalled midfielder Lee Williamson and Bakary Sako’s double a result of lacklustre defending.

Rovers did have prolonged periods of possession and pressure – although never intense – and Jordan Rhodes’ coolly taken 59th-minute penalty gave them genuine hope of staging a fightback after they headed down the tunnel at the break two goals down.

But their hopes evaporated nine minutes later after man-of-the-match Sako netted his second of the afternoon.

The loss leaves Gary Bowyer’s team 14th in the early Championship standings going into the international break with seven points from a possible 15 whereas Wolves are flying high in third with four wins out of five.

Rovers were dealt a big blow before kick off when talismanic striker Rudy Gestede failed a late fitness test after hurting his ankle in training yesterday.

And with in-form Markus Olsson unavailable due to a family bereavement that meant Bowyer was forced to make two changes to the side which had started last Saturday’s 3-2 home win over Bournemouth.

That was the last thing the Rovers boss would have wanted to do against a Wolves team defending a 14-match unbeaten home league run stretching back to December.

And it was one the players he brought back into his line-up who gifted the hosts the game’s opening goal after a closely fought first 12 minutes.

Williamson, 25 yards from his own goal, attempted to play an unnecessarily ambitious pass out to the right flank.

To the surprise of no-one it was intercepted and from then on Rovers were in trouble.

After the ball was switched out wide former Burnley midfielder Kevin McDonald swung over an inviting cross which Dicko, with a deft flick of the head, guided beyond Paul Robinson and into the bottom corner.

Rovers responded strongly and only a reaction stop from Carl Ikeme prevented Ben Marshall from netting an instant equaliser after the winger had charged down a clearance.

And, while Rajiv van La Parra wasted a good opportunity to double his team’s advantage when he side-footed wide from 18 yards after Dave Edwards and Sako worked the ball into his path, the visitors were getting the upper hand and winning free kicks in dangerous positions.

But apart from a 25-yard effort from Marshall which Ikeme pushed around his right-hand post, they did not make the most of them and Sako showed them how to do it in the 33rd minute.

Moments earlier Robinson, who was making his 200th appearance for Rovers, gathered a fierce Lee Evans drive from distance at the second attempt.

But, after Grant Hanley gave away a needless free kick on the corner of the area, he could do little to prevent Sako from curling a powerfully struck free kick around a woefully weak wall and through a clutter of bodies in the box before and into the bottom corner.

With their tails up Wolves dominated the rest of the half and Dicko nearly added a third on the counter as he poked wide.

And the League One champions went closer still straight after the restart as Matt Doherty burst into the Rovers box and played a sharp one-two before seeing his shot saved by Robinson.

The ball rebounded kindly to the right back. However he was able only to stab the ball an inch past the post with the former England number one beaten.

Rovers had, though, shown signs of improvement and they forced their way back into the encounter after lone striker Rhodes nonchalantly tucked away a penalty he had won after he had been dragged down in the area by Danny Batth, who was fortunate to escape without a caution at least.

Wolves hit back with Robinson getting down low to his left to deny Edwards before Ikeme made a more routine stop from Marshall.

The next goal was always going to prove crucial and it was Wolves who got it as Dicko turned Rovers captain Hanley inside out before laying the ball on a plate for Sako whose first-time strike managed to beat Robinson.

Bowyer brought on David Dunn and Chris Taylor for Williamson and Marshall.

But it was Conway who nearly reduced the deficit in the 74th minute when he forced Ikeme into his best save of the contest.

Wolves: Ikeme, Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne, McDonald, Evans (Saville 79), van La Parra (Henry 46), Edwards (Rowe 89), Sako, Dicko. Subs not used: McCarey, Clarke, Ricketts, Jacobs.

Booked: van La Parra, Saville.

Goals: Dicko 12, Sako 33, 68.

Rovers: Robinson, Lowe, Hanley, Baptiste, Henley, Conway (Varney 89), Williamson (Dunn 73), Evans, Marshall (Taylor 73), Cairney, Rhodes. Subs not used: Eastwood, Kilgallon, Brown, O’Connell.

Booked: Marshall, Evans, Hanley, Cairney, Varney.

Goal: Rhodes 59pen.

Referee: Keith Stroud.

Attendance: 21,260 (1,023 away).

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6:13pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Iiii1111 says...

Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money.... Iiii1111
  • Score: 32

6:15pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Riverside 7 says...

I’m just glad I didn’t go to Wolves today.

I’m sure that when the team was announced all Rovers fans there must have known what was coming.
A team with Lowe, Williamson and Evans was never going to create a thing.

I would love to see some stats showing our results when GB has selected 2 holding midfielders (any combination of the above 3 players).

GB's biggest mistake was not signing Dave Jones.
He's a proper central midfielder and is now starring for the Dingles.

The obvious choice to replace Gestede would surely have been Varney.
After all, GB bought him as a striker (after not impressing last season) but he refuses to play him up front.
Even against Scunthorpe.
What does that say?

I have never shared the optimism of many Rovers fans who believe that we are strong promotion candidates, on the contrary I feel that we may even struggle to make the play-offs again this season as we continue to leak goals and cannot keep a clean sheet.

GB dosn’t inspire me, he is far too negative and seems unable to motivate a team.
This is his team and he has no excuses now.
I’m just glad I didn’t go to Wolves today. I’m sure that when the team was announced all Rovers fans there must have known what was coming. A team with Lowe, Williamson and Evans was never going to create a thing. I would love to see some stats showing our results when GB has selected 2 holding midfielders (any combination of the above 3 players). GB's biggest mistake was not signing Dave Jones. He's a proper central midfielder and is now starring for the Dingles. The obvious choice to replace Gestede would surely have been Varney. After all, GB bought him as a striker (after not impressing last season) but he refuses to play him up front. Even against Scunthorpe. What does that say? I have never shared the optimism of many Rovers fans who believe that we are strong promotion candidates, on the contrary I feel that we may even struggle to make the play-offs again this season as we continue to leak goals and cannot keep a clean sheet. GB dosn’t inspire me, he is far too negative and seems unable to motivate a team. This is his team and he has no excuses now. Riverside 7
  • Score: 54

6:18pm Sat 30 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

That really is the final straw. Woeful performance and now we're down to 14th! For a club that's very existence depends on promotion to the Premier League we're doing a very poor job. As you all know I've been one of Bowyers biggest supporters but on today's evidence it's time for him to walk. Some shocking tactical decisions and substitutions that beggar believe. He's just not up to it. Get Bowyer out before things get worse for us.

Next up we have to face Wigan, and then Derby, and then Fulham, and then Watford. We could well be adrift at the bottom after a couple more mauling's.

What a joke.
That really is the final straw. Woeful performance and now we're down to 14th! For a club that's very existence depends on promotion to the Premier League we're doing a very poor job. As you all know I've been one of Bowyers biggest supporters but on today's evidence it's time for him to walk. Some shocking tactical decisions and substitutions that beggar believe. He's just not up to it. Get Bowyer out before things get worse for us. Next up we have to face Wigan, and then Derby, and then Fulham, and then Watford. We could well be adrift at the bottom after a couple more mauling's. What a joke. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 2

6:21pm Sat 30 Aug 14

themaltaman says...

Well what is your excuse this time Bowyer ? Pathetic , negative tactics, unable to change things and can't motivate. Get rid Venkys before it's too late, that's if you are serious about getting back to the Prem. Unacceptable all round. Also looks like some players not happy, say no more. !
Well what is your excuse this time Bowyer ? Pathetic , negative tactics, unable to change things and can't motivate. Get rid Venkys before it's too late, that's if you are serious about getting back to the Prem. Unacceptable all round. Also looks like some players not happy, say no more. ! themaltaman
  • Score: 35

6:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson. bburnrover
  • Score: 4

6:31pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Will P says...

The team sheet today basically said come attack us and defensive errors, poor play by Williamson (as usual) and none of Gestede's presence up top meant we were deservedly beaten. With FFP coming in january, i'm optimistically hoping another defensive signing alongside Duffy along with another striker are snapped up. I know that won't happen though.

We are as good as, if not better than most of the teams in the division when we hit top gear however we don't hit top gear often enough. So so inconsistent. We aren't good enough to win games when we don't play well. When we play bad we are well beat and when we play well we win.
The team sheet today basically said come attack us and defensive errors, poor play by Williamson (as usual) and none of Gestede's presence up top meant we were deservedly beaten. With FFP coming in january, i'm optimistically hoping another defensive signing alongside Duffy along with another striker are snapped up. I know that won't happen though. We are as good as, if not better than most of the teams in the division when we hit top gear however we don't hit top gear often enough. So so inconsistent. We aren't good enough to win games when we don't play well. When we play bad we are well beat and when we play well we win. Will P
  • Score: 18

6:35pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bigman501 says...

The usual case with Bowyer when playing away to a decent team, selects an overly defensive lineup and we get trounced, due to the usual reason; inept individuals in our defence. The solution to this is to actually sign some decent defenders. That cast off from Bolton is probably better than what we had, but what about the likes of Henley, Hanley and Lowe...We can do a lot better than those three. I know for a fact there are defenders out there and available who have the natural defensive qualities needed, none of those three idiots does or ever has. Scott Dann carried that defence last season, almost single handed at times, and here is the result...10 goals conceded in 5 games, and completely open at the back. Bowyer needs to look at the individuals in our defence who keep on getting exposed and realise its because they are not bloody good enough.
The usual case with Bowyer when playing away to a decent team, selects an overly defensive lineup and we get trounced, due to the usual reason; inept individuals in our defence. The solution to this is to actually sign some decent defenders. That cast off from Bolton is probably better than what we had, but what about the likes of Henley, Hanley and Lowe...We can do a lot better than those three. I know for a fact there are defenders out there and available who have the natural defensive qualities needed, none of those three idiots does or ever has. Scott Dann carried that defence last season, almost single handed at times, and here is the result...10 goals conceded in 5 games, and completely open at the back. Bowyer needs to look at the individuals in our defence who keep on getting exposed and realise its because they are not bloody good enough. Bigman501
  • Score: 15

6:36pm Sat 30 Aug 14

jussy1307 says...

Rubbish said after the cup game get shut, needs doing asap venkys there are better candidates out there warnocks been taken,sherwood for me, did ok at spurs came across in interviews with a positive and passionate attitude....
Rubbish said after the cup game get shut, needs doing asap venkys there are better candidates out there warnocks been taken,sherwood for me, did ok at spurs came across in interviews with a positive and passionate attitude.... jussy1307
  • Score: 22

6:40pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bigman501 says...

Bowyer needs to have his A-HA moment with this team and its as follows. Packing your midfield with defensive midfielders and players, is not going to matter one iota, if you have inept individuals being exposed on a one on one basis, because they are not bloody good enough. What you need to do Gary is sign some decent defenders, those with natural defensive qualities, not sideways passers who will always be exposed and through an error in because they are not bloody good enough. Wake Up Gary, you really need your A-HA moment, it was same at the end of last season...you know in your mate these defenders are useless and need replacing...act on it for all of our sakes and for your job prospects its a good idea.
Bowyer needs to have his A-HA moment with this team and its as follows. Packing your midfield with defensive midfielders and players, is not going to matter one iota, if you have inept individuals being exposed on a one on one basis, because they are not bloody good enough. What you need to do Gary is sign some decent defenders, those with natural defensive qualities, not sideways passers who will always be exposed and through an error in because they are not bloody good enough. Wake Up Gary, you really need your A-HA moment, it was same at the end of last season...you know in your mate these defenders are useless and need replacing...act on it for all of our sakes and for your job prospects its a good idea. Bigman501
  • Score: 14

6:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Get rid? No way! He's doing a fine job is ol' Droopy.
DROOPY IN!
Get rid? No way! He's doing a fine job is ol' Droopy. DROOPY IN! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: -10

6:44pm Sat 30 Aug 14

johnley says...

poor showing again, Burnley held Man-u you know.
poor showing again, Burnley held Man-u you know. johnley
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt.
Good.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt. Good. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: 9

6:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

LanghoRover says...

Gary Gary Gary, what the F . You don't know what your doing. Sorry buddy you have got to go
Gary Gary Gary, what the F . You don't know what your doing. Sorry buddy you have got to go LanghoRover
  • Score: 36

6:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

It does hurt.

It hurts us Blackburn fans more than you could ever imagine.

We have nothing left other then to hope that Burnley get beat, and yet what do they do.... take a point off Manchester United, our old 'rivals', while we get a thorough de-panting at Wolves and put in an abject performance.

Bowyer simply has to go. Wigan, Derby, Fulham and Watford up next, stick with Bowyer and our season could well be over after those four games.

Embarrassed to be a Rover.
It does hurt. It hurts us Blackburn fans more than you could ever imagine. We have nothing left other then to hope that Burnley get beat, and yet what do they do.... take a point off Manchester United, our old 'rivals', while we get a thorough de-panting at Wolves and put in an abject performance. Bowyer simply has to go. Wigan, Derby, Fulham and Watford up next, stick with Bowyer and our season could well be over after those four games. Embarrassed to be a Rover. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -10

6:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

Isn't it funny when normal, reasonably intelligent adults can be reduced to childish raving lunatics over a game of football !!!
Isn't it funny when normal, reasonably intelligent adults can be reduced to childish raving lunatics over a game of football !!! Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Sat 30 Aug 14

dg666 says...

Well, my prediction of Bowyer going after the Reading game may well come true! My worry is we have no real physical presence in midfield. If we are to play a more traditional 4-4-2 we need a big strong commanding midfielder in there who breaks things up and let's the others around him create things. This coupled with our defensive frailties negative tactics and an in experienced Manager with no plan b who is supported by a bunch of youth team coaches, is simply not good enough!!

Williamson is at best a Lge 1 player and as for Taylor well it beggars belief!! In my opinion he has done his job and steadied the ship so to speak, Venky's have proved in my opinion they are here for the long haul so it's time we got a manager that knows what he is doing at this level and is experienced!! When you have average players like we do you need the manager to get that extra 10% from them that will make us compete in every game, unfortunately I think Bowyer is getting 10% less out of the lads at the moment!!

Also hearing worrying stories of senior players falling out with the manager, when that happens your time is up! Either move him back to running the Youth Team or give him an honourable way out, but it is time for a strong focused experienced manager.
Well, my prediction of Bowyer going after the Reading game may well come true! My worry is we have no real physical presence in midfield. If we are to play a more traditional 4-4-2 we need a big strong commanding midfielder in there who breaks things up and let's the others around him create things. This coupled with our defensive frailties negative tactics and an in experienced Manager with no plan b who is supported by a bunch of youth team coaches, is simply not good enough!! Williamson is at best a Lge 1 player and as for Taylor well it beggars belief!! In my opinion he has done his job and steadied the ship so to speak, Venky's have proved in my opinion they are here for the long haul so it's time we got a manager that knows what he is doing at this level and is experienced!! When you have average players like we do you need the manager to get that extra 10% from them that will make us compete in every game, unfortunately I think Bowyer is getting 10% less out of the lads at the moment!! Also hearing worrying stories of senior players falling out with the manager, when that happens your time is up! Either move him back to running the Youth Team or give him an honourable way out, but it is time for a strong focused experienced manager. dg666
  • Score: 22

7:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

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  • Score: -8

7:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
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Well that was wasted! Hey-ho!
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [IMG]http://i58.tinypic.c om/2ekm74o.jpg[/IMG][/p][/quote]Well that was wasted! Hey-ho! ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: -10

7:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

crankitup says...

not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....
not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up..... crankitup
  • Score: 5

7:26pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Tatts says...

Very disappointing. We seem to be back in the rut of win one, draw one lose one. Not good enough!

Could be worse though as we could be almost 6 hours without scoring a goal.
Very disappointing. We seem to be back in the rut of win one, draw one lose one. Not good enough! Could be worse though as we could be almost 6 hours without scoring a goal. Tatts
  • Score: 8

7:30pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Yeah_nice_one! says...

listen !! im gonna write a open letter to Gary commending him on the work he's done and the expressing the grattitude i think most fans feel ( we could have been div 1 dont forget) , and some of the players he's brought in are fantastic.
but.....

i will also ask if he could consider other options in terms of player selection ,etc. maybe it could spark some new thinking , just a thought!

if nothing changes asap we are in the sh@t

does anybody want to contribute ?
listen !! im gonna write a open letter to Gary commending him on the work he's done and the expressing the grattitude i think most fans feel ( we could have been div 1 dont forget) , and some of the players he's brought in are fantastic. but..... i will also ask if he could consider other options in terms of player selection ,etc. maybe it could spark some new thinking , just a thought! if nothing changes asap we are in the sh@t does anybody want to contribute ? Yeah_nice_one!
  • Score: -5

7:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Captain Dreckley says...

Tactically shambolic yet again. Bowyer has to go and be replaced by an established, experienced manager now. This squad is more than capable of gaining automatic promotion but it needs a manager who can bring the best out of them and can adapt to situations in each and every game. Hanley also gives no leadership on the field as captain, too young and too inexperienced to inspire the players. Bowyer needs replacing now or its mid table at best this season.
Tactically shambolic yet again. Bowyer has to go and be replaced by an established, experienced manager now. This squad is more than capable of gaining automatic promotion but it needs a manager who can bring the best out of them and can adapt to situations in each and every game. Hanley also gives no leadership on the field as captain, too young and too inexperienced to inspire the players. Bowyer needs replacing now or its mid table at best this season. Captain Dreckley
  • Score: 20

8:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.
[quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 2

8:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Ron Seal says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
That really is the final straw. Woeful performance and now we're down to 14th! For a club that's very existence depends on promotion to the Premier League we're doing a very poor job. As you all know I've been one of Bowyers biggest supporters but on today's evidence it's time for him to walk. Some shocking tactical decisions and substitutions that beggar believe. He's just not up to it. Get Bowyer out before things get worse for us.

Next up we have to face Wigan, and then Derby, and then Fulham, and then Watford. We could well be adrift at the bottom after a couple more mauling's.

What a joke.
your a joke and an embarassment to us true clarets. a claret troll pretending to be a bstd fan troll. its d ickheads like u that give true clarets a bad name.today we played 1 of the biggest matches in us lives and what r u busy doin?trollin blackburn articles pretendin to be a blackburn fan whilst stealing a blackburn fans pi ss take user name. i never thought i could detest a fellow claret but u are 1 big embaressment to the whole town

back 2 football & i reckon boyer will be sacked & the chicken farmers will go for a big name Like pullis or shagwood.if u've managed to keep rhodes then they r obviously serious about goin up. just hope were here to greet u & beat u again

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[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: That really is the final straw. Woeful performance and now we're down to 14th! For a club that's very existence depends on promotion to the Premier League we're doing a very poor job. As you all know I've been one of Bowyers biggest supporters but on today's evidence it's time for him to walk. Some shocking tactical decisions and substitutions that beggar believe. He's just not up to it. Get Bowyer out before things get worse for us. Next up we have to face Wigan, and then Derby, and then Fulham, and then Watford. We could well be adrift at the bottom after a couple more mauling's. What a joke.[/p][/quote]your a joke and an embarassment to us true clarets. a claret troll pretending to be a bstd fan troll. its d ickheads like u that give true clarets a bad name.today we played 1 of the biggest matches in us lives and what r u busy doin?trollin blackburn articles pretendin to be a blackburn fan whilst stealing a blackburn fans pi ss take user name. i never thought i could detest a fellow claret but u are 1 big embaressment to the whole town back 2 football & i reckon boyer will be sacked & the chicken farmers will go for a big name Like pullis or shagwood.if u've managed to keep rhodes then they r obviously serious about goin up. just hope were here to greet u & beat u again UTC Ron Seal
  • Score: 28

8:06pm Sat 30 Aug 14

leitchy says...

Is bowyer losing the dressing room??

Tactics are once again very questionable?
Is bowyer losing the dressing room?? Tactics are once again very questionable? leitchy
  • Score: 20

8:09pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Dave.RTID says...

Poor performance. Williamson, Henley, Varney are not up to it.
Poor performance. Williamson, Henley, Varney are not up to it. Dave.RTID
  • Score: 23

8:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

As Gary bowyer got the bottle? As he lost the trust in his own playing staff? Who do we believe in what goes on at Blackburn rovers fc matter of keeping the club ticking over. Ask a blackburn rovers player now at 18.55hr if he's gutted at today's result .........answeres on a postcard
As Gary bowyer got the bottle? As he lost the trust in his own playing staff? Who do we believe in what goes on at Blackburn rovers fc matter of keeping the club ticking over. Ask a blackburn rovers player now at 18.55hr if he's gutted at today's result .........answeres on a postcard mark anthony
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Sat 30 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Tatts wrote:
Very disappointing. We seem to be back in the rut of win one, draw one lose one. Not good enough!

Could be worse though as we could be almost 6 hours without scoring a goal.
Yeh maths not your strong is it? Six hours in the Prem? They've only played three. Two of those against the top two teams in the prem and Man U. As for you lot - se4ason over now.
[quote][p][bold]Tatts[/bold] wrote: Very disappointing. We seem to be back in the rut of win one, draw one lose one. Not good enough! Could be worse though as we could be almost 6 hours without scoring a goal.[/p][/quote]Yeh maths not your strong is it? Six hours in the Prem? They've only played three. Two of those against the top two teams in the prem and Man U. As for you lot - se4ason over now. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 6

8:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

LanghoRover wrote:
Gary Gary Gary, what the F . You don't know what your doing. Sorry buddy you have got to go
l have to agree with most of that post .Bowyer is out of his depth. His tactics are far too negative and this squad cannot put teams away and away from home we are abysmal and we may need to look at a big name manager that can inject some balls,
[quote][p][bold]LanghoRover[/bold] wrote: Gary Gary Gary, what the F . You don't know what your doing. Sorry buddy you have got to go[/p][/quote]l have to agree with most of that post .Bowyer is out of his depth. His tactics are far too negative and this squad cannot put teams away and away from home we are abysmal and we may need to look at a big name manager that can inject some balls, noddy57
  • Score: 18

8:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Rover 45 years and over says...

Robinson recently said that all the players are behind GB and they are all going in the same direction with no **** at this club. Therefore don't know where these rumours of discontent have come from. But irrespective of that we need a manager who can deliver promotion especially with regard to the financial situation and it is looking more likely that we will have another wasted season with the Leagues top scorer Rhodes on board and failing to take advantage once again. Very disappointed to say the least and it is looking like that the pre-season optimism has been blown already
Robinson recently said that all the players are behind GB and they are all going in the same direction with no **** at this club. Therefore don't know where these rumours of discontent have come from. But irrespective of that we need a manager who can deliver promotion especially with regard to the financial situation and it is looking more likely that we will have another wasted season with the Leagues top scorer Rhodes on board and failing to take advantage once again. Very disappointed to say the least and it is looking like that the pre-season optimism has been blown already A Rover 45 years and over
  • Score: 15

8:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Nice comment Ron Seal.......proper fan.
Nice comment Ron Seal.......proper fan. A Darener
  • Score: 3

8:45pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Nuttall Street says...

We'll done Burnley. Excellent to see a small club giving Man U as good as they got. Fantastic spirit, great example.
Contrast Venky's Blackburn: absolutely ABJECT. They could hardly have made a more limp wristed start to what is turning out to be a dire season.
VENKYs OUT.
We'll done Burnley. Excellent to see a small club giving Man U as good as they got. Fantastic spirit, great example. Contrast Venky's Blackburn: absolutely ABJECT. They could hardly have made a more limp wristed start to what is turning out to be a dire season. VENKYs OUT. Nuttall Street
  • Score: 7

8:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Nuttall Street says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn. Nuttall Street
  • Score: 0

8:55pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.
Well it does actually t.i.t.s. You seem to ignore the fact that Duffy, despite playing for Yeovil who were relegated, was still voted the Championship defensive player of the year last season. And that includes anyone who was playing for Burnley.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.[/p][/quote]Well it does actually t.i.t.s. You seem to ignore the fact that Duffy, despite playing for Yeovil who were relegated, was still voted the Championship defensive player of the year last season. And that includes anyone who was playing for Burnley. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 7

8:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

At least we can console ourselves with the fact that there was yet another game-changing, season-defining contribution from David Dunn.
At least we can console ourselves with the fact that there was yet another game-changing, season-defining contribution from David Dunn. OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 5

9:03pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Parbold Rover says...

Very dissapointing result today but we played well for periods and their goals were all avoidable.

2 weeks to sourt out defensive mistakes and when we play Wigan next we should be able to field Spurr on left, Baptiste on right and Hanley & Duff in the centre,which will be much more solid, we need back to back wins in our next 2 home games to kick on from what until today had been a good start.
Very dissapointing result today but we played well for periods and their goals were all avoidable. 2 weeks to sourt out defensive mistakes and when we play Wigan next we should be able to field Spurr on left, Baptiste on right and Hanley & Duff in the centre,which will be much more solid, we need back to back wins in our next 2 home games to kick on from what until today had been a good start. Parbold Rover
  • Score: 6

9:08pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bazzer says...

We looked poor up front without a big target man and Wolves coped with our neat forays quite easily. We did not seem to be able to mix our forward play at all.They also found it unacceptably easy to carve open our defence with three outrageously conceded goals. I have rarely seen a more inviting gap for their second goal from the free kick. We missed our big men badly today and the absence of Gestede was very keenly felt. And as for our marking at the back......we need to improve drastically. Let us hope we can quickly get this defeat out of our system.
We looked poor up front without a big target man and Wolves coped with our neat forays quite easily. We did not seem to be able to mix our forward play at all.They also found it unacceptably easy to carve open our defence with three outrageously conceded goals. I have rarely seen a more inviting gap for their second goal from the free kick. We missed our big men badly today and the absence of Gestede was very keenly felt. And as for our marking at the back......we need to improve drastically. Let us hope we can quickly get this defeat out of our system. Bazzer
  • Score: 9

9:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bazzer says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.
The days of our managerial wish lists are long gone.
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]The days of our managerial wish lists are long gone. Bazzer
  • Score: 10

9:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
That really is the final straw. Woeful performance and now we're down to 14th! For a club that's very existence depends on promotion to the Premier League we're doing a very poor job. As you all know I've been one of Bowyers biggest supporters but on today's evidence it's time for him to walk. Some shocking tactical decisions and substitutions that beggar believe. He's just not up to it. Get Bowyer out before things get worse for us.

Next up we have to face Wigan, and then Derby, and then Fulham, and then Watford. We could well be adrift at the bottom after a couple more mauling's.

What a joke.
You're fooling no one but yourself, with this pointless charade. You are in fact, a BELL END!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: That really is the final straw. Woeful performance and now we're down to 14th! For a club that's very existence depends on promotion to the Premier League we're doing a very poor job. As you all know I've been one of Bowyers biggest supporters but on today's evidence it's time for him to walk. Some shocking tactical decisions and substitutions that beggar believe. He's just not up to it. Get Bowyer out before things get worse for us. Next up we have to face Wigan, and then Derby, and then Fulham, and then Watford. We could well be adrift at the bottom after a couple more mauling's. What a joke.[/p][/quote]You're fooling no one but yourself, with this pointless charade. You are in fact, a BELL END! Stone Island:
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
It does hurt.

It hurts us Blackburn fans more than you could ever imagine.

We have nothing left other then to hope that Burnley get beat, and yet what do they do.... take a point off Manchester United, our old 'rivals', while we get a thorough de-panting at Wolves and put in an abject performance.

Bowyer simply has to go. Wigan, Derby, Fulham and Watford up next, stick with Bowyer and our season could well be over after those four games.

Embarrassed to be a Rover.
Knob head.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: It does hurt. It hurts us Blackburn fans more than you could ever imagine. We have nothing left other then to hope that Burnley get beat, and yet what do they do.... take a point off Manchester United, our old 'rivals', while we get a thorough de-panting at Wolves and put in an abject performance. Bowyer simply has to go. Wigan, Derby, Fulham and Watford up next, stick with Bowyer and our season could well be over after those four games. Embarrassed to be a Rover.[/p][/quote]Knob head. Stone Island:
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

Nuttall Street wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.
And who could blame him?
[quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]And who could blame him? Stone Island:
  • Score: 7

9:19pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Parbold Rover wrote:
Very dissapointing result today but we played well for periods and their goals were all avoidable.

2 weeks to sourt out defensive mistakes and when we play Wigan next we should be able to field Spurr on left, Baptiste on right and Hanley & Duff in the centre,which will be much more solid, we need back to back wins in our next 2 home games to kick on from what until today had been a good start.
Gassing!!!
[quote][p][bold]Parbold Rover[/bold] wrote: Very dissapointing result today but we played well for periods and their goals were all avoidable. 2 weeks to sourt out defensive mistakes and when we play Wigan next we should be able to field Spurr on left, Baptiste on right and Hanley & Duff in the centre,which will be much more solid, we need back to back wins in our next 2 home games to kick on from what until today had been a good start.[/p][/quote]Gassing!!! mark anthony
  • Score: -1

9:24pm Sat 30 Aug 14

RoversSwiss says...

dg666 wrote:
Well, my prediction of Bowyer going after the Reading game may well come true! My worry is we have no real physical presence in midfield. If we are to play a more traditional 4-4-2 we need a big strong commanding midfielder in there who breaks things up and let's the others around him create things. This coupled with our defensive frailties negative tactics and an in experienced Manager with no plan b who is supported by a bunch of youth team coaches, is simply not good enough!!

Williamson is at best a Lge 1 player and as for Taylor well it beggars belief!! In my opinion he has done his job and steadied the ship so to speak, Venky's have proved in my opinion they are here for the long haul so it's time we got a manager that knows what he is doing at this level and is experienced!! When you have average players like we do you need the manager to get that extra 10% from them that will make us compete in every game, unfortunately I think Bowyer is getting 10% less out of the lads at the moment!!

Also hearing worrying stories of senior players falling out with the manager, when that happens your time is up! Either move him back to running the Youth Team or give him an honourable way out, but it is time for a strong focused experienced manager.
Agree, Williamson in for Gestede, we might as well as just given them the 3 points. Everytime GB uses these tactics , they fail, can't understand him. We definitely need a strong powerful midfielder, we are not strong enough or quick enough in midfield.
[quote][p][bold]dg666[/bold] wrote: Well, my prediction of Bowyer going after the Reading game may well come true! My worry is we have no real physical presence in midfield. If we are to play a more traditional 4-4-2 we need a big strong commanding midfielder in there who breaks things up and let's the others around him create things. This coupled with our defensive frailties negative tactics and an in experienced Manager with no plan b who is supported by a bunch of youth team coaches, is simply not good enough!! Williamson is at best a Lge 1 player and as for Taylor well it beggars belief!! In my opinion he has done his job and steadied the ship so to speak, Venky's have proved in my opinion they are here for the long haul so it's time we got a manager that knows what he is doing at this level and is experienced!! When you have average players like we do you need the manager to get that extra 10% from them that will make us compete in every game, unfortunately I think Bowyer is getting 10% less out of the lads at the moment!! Also hearing worrying stories of senior players falling out with the manager, when that happens your time is up! Either move him back to running the Youth Team or give him an honourable way out, but it is time for a strong focused experienced manager.[/p][/quote]Agree, Williamson in for Gestede, we might as well as just given them the 3 points. Everytime GB uses these tactics , they fail, can't understand him. We definitely need a strong powerful midfielder, we are not strong enough or quick enough in midfield. RoversSwiss
  • Score: 11

9:26pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt.
Good.
You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt. Good.[/p][/quote]You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post. Stone Island:
  • Score: 6

9:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14

tall in the saddle says...

Harwoodstblue wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.
Well it does actually t.i.t.s. You seem to ignore the fact that Duffy, despite playing for Yeovil who were relegated, was still voted the Championship defensive player of the year last season. And that includes anyone who was playing for Burnley.
Very true. Infact I hope it works out and watching Everton' s three games so far - conceding 10 - maybe they need him
[quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.[/p][/quote]Well it does actually t.i.t.s. You seem to ignore the fact that Duffy, despite playing for Yeovil who were relegated, was still voted the Championship defensive player of the year last season. And that includes anyone who was playing for Burnley.[/p][/quote]Very true. Infact I hope it works out and watching Everton' s three games so far - conceding 10 - maybe they need him tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

9:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

Usual troll fest following a Rovers defeat, just look at the names - only ever post when they can be negative
Real truth, the best team won but due to injuries and bereavement we were well short of our best 11.
Only 5 played out of 46: we all know we need to tighten up at the back hence
Duffy...
Keep Calm & carry on GB
Usual troll fest following a Rovers defeat, just look at the names - only ever post when they can be negative Real truth, the best team won but due to injuries and bereavement we were well short of our best 11. Only 5 played out of 46: we all know we need to tighten up at the back hence Duffy... Keep Calm & carry on GB Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: -2

9:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Mr bowyer walk out now with your head held high ..........stalybridg
e utd are calling
Mr bowyer walk out now with your head held high ..........stalybridg e utd are calling mark anthony
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Sat 30 Aug 14

aaman1 says...

I can remember the days when a defeat at Wolves would spoil my weekend and I would loose sleep worrying over our league position.
But nowadays I don't give a monkeys,just like them professional footballers who turn out for BRFC.win or loose they don't care as long as they have the fast lane lifestyle and big bank accounts.
Sorry but its true,when I think back to the days of Clayton and Douglas how it was an honour to play for your town club and country...
Sad days...
I can remember the days when a defeat at Wolves would spoil my weekend and I would loose sleep worrying over our league position. But nowadays I don't give a monkeys,just like them professional footballers who turn out for BRFC.win or loose they don't care as long as they have the fast lane lifestyle and big bank accounts. Sorry but its true,when I think back to the days of Clayton and Douglas how it was an honour to play for your town club and country... Sad days... aaman1
  • Score: 20

9:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bazzer says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.
And who could blame him?
Why push for Tim Sherwood when Tony Pulis is out there?
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]And who could blame him?[/p][/quote]Why push for Tim Sherwood when Tony Pulis is out there? Bazzer
  • Score: 5

9:57pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Parbold Rover says...

mark anthony wrote:
Mr bowyer walk out now with your head held high ..........stalybridg

e utd are calling
Today was our 2nd defeat in our last 19 league games, yeah today wasn,t great but Gary Bowyer has given us a team that will compete in this league and has a good chance of getting us in the play offs. Get behind your team instead of making ridiculous statements man.
[quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Mr bowyer walk out now with your head held high ..........stalybridg e utd are calling[/p][/quote]Today was our 2nd defeat in our last 19 league games, yeah today wasn,t great but Gary Bowyer has given us a team that will compete in this league and has a good chance of getting us in the play offs. Get behind your team instead of making ridiculous statements man. Parbold Rover
  • Score: -9

9:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Bazzer says...

aaman1 wrote:
I can remember the days when a defeat at Wolves would spoil my weekend and I would loose sleep worrying over our league position.
But nowadays I don't give a monkeys,just like them professional footballers who turn out for BRFC.win or loose they don't care as long as they have the fast lane lifestyle and big bank accounts.
Sorry but its true,when I think back to the days of Clayton and Douglas how it was an honour to play for your town club and country...
Sad days...
No bloodsucking agents about then either.
[quote][p][bold]aaman1[/bold] wrote: I can remember the days when a defeat at Wolves would spoil my weekend and I would loose sleep worrying over our league position. But nowadays I don't give a monkeys,just like them professional footballers who turn out for BRFC.win or loose they don't care as long as they have the fast lane lifestyle and big bank accounts. Sorry but its true,when I think back to the days of Clayton and Douglas how it was an honour to play for your town club and country... Sad days...[/p][/quote]No bloodsucking agents about then either. Bazzer
  • Score: 6

10:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

RoversSwiss wrote:
dg666 wrote:
Well, my prediction of Bowyer going after the Reading game may well come true! My worry is we have no real physical presence in midfield. If we are to play a more traditional 4-4-2 we need a big strong commanding midfielder in there who breaks things up and let's the others around him create things. This coupled with our defensive frailties negative tactics and an in experienced Manager with no plan b who is supported by a bunch of youth team coaches, is simply not good enough!!

Williamson is at best a Lge 1 player and as for Taylor well it beggars belief!! In my opinion he has done his job and steadied the ship so to speak, Venky's have proved in my opinion they are here for the long haul so it's time we got a manager that knows what he is doing at this level and is experienced!! When you have average players like we do you need the manager to get that extra 10% from them that will make us compete in every game, unfortunately I think Bowyer is getting 10% less out of the lads at the moment!!

Also hearing worrying stories of senior players falling out with the manager, when that happens your time is up! Either move him back to running the Youth Team or give him an honourable way out, but it is time for a strong focused experienced manager.
Agree, Williamson in for Gestede, we might as well as just given them the 3 points. Everytime GB uses these tactics , they fail, can't understand him. We definitely need a strong powerful midfielder, we are not strong enough or quick enough in midfield.
Gestede injured his ankle in training you fool
Enforced change not choice
[quote][p][bold]RoversSwiss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dg666[/bold] wrote: Well, my prediction of Bowyer going after the Reading game may well come true! My worry is we have no real physical presence in midfield. If we are to play a more traditional 4-4-2 we need a big strong commanding midfielder in there who breaks things up and let's the others around him create things. This coupled with our defensive frailties negative tactics and an in experienced Manager with no plan b who is supported by a bunch of youth team coaches, is simply not good enough!! Williamson is at best a Lge 1 player and as for Taylor well it beggars belief!! In my opinion he has done his job and steadied the ship so to speak, Venky's have proved in my opinion they are here for the long haul so it's time we got a manager that knows what he is doing at this level and is experienced!! When you have average players like we do you need the manager to get that extra 10% from them that will make us compete in every game, unfortunately I think Bowyer is getting 10% less out of the lads at the moment!! Also hearing worrying stories of senior players falling out with the manager, when that happens your time is up! Either move him back to running the Youth Team or give him an honourable way out, but it is time for a strong focused experienced manager.[/p][/quote]Agree, Williamson in for Gestede, we might as well as just given them the 3 points. Everytime GB uses these tactics , they fail, can't understand him. We definitely need a strong powerful midfielder, we are not strong enough or quick enough in midfield.[/p][/quote]Gestede injured his ankle in training you fool Enforced change not choice Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

ZomZom@thePark says...

Stone Island: wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt.
Good.
You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.
Then I suggest you take a look at the dictionary. The poster's DETERMINATION and OBSESSIVE compulsion to keep thinking and suggesting that Burnley are still below Rovers on many levels just to make himself feel better show a tenacity.

Clever Dick.
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt. Good.[/p][/quote]You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.[/p][/quote]Then I suggest you take a look at the dictionary. The poster's DETERMINATION and OBSESSIVE compulsion to keep thinking and suggesting that Burnley are still below Rovers on many levels just to make himself feel better show a tenacity. Clever Dick. ZomZom@thePark
  • Score: -2

10:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
It does hurt.

It hurts us Blackburn fans more than you could ever imagine.

We have nothing left other then to hope that Burnley get beat, and yet what do they do.... take a point off Manchester United, our old 'rivals', while we get a thorough de-panting at Wolves and put in an abject performance.

Bowyer simply has to go. Wigan, Derby, Fulham and Watford up next, stick with Bowyer and our season could well be over after those four games.

Embarrassed to be a Rover.
Says the man who said
Cardiff, Blackpool , Norwich, Bournemouth and Wolves, we will get nothing from these games and be bottom by the end of August ....actually have 7 points
Same man said " I told you morons Rhodes would be sold.....
Etc etc etc ad nauseam
What a silly troll......
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: It does hurt. It hurts us Blackburn fans more than you could ever imagine. We have nothing left other then to hope that Burnley get beat, and yet what do they do.... take a point off Manchester United, our old 'rivals', while we get a thorough de-panting at Wolves and put in an abject performance. Bowyer simply has to go. Wigan, Derby, Fulham and Watford up next, stick with Bowyer and our season could well be over after those four games. Embarrassed to be a Rover.[/p][/quote]Says the man who said Cardiff, Blackpool , Norwich, Bournemouth and Wolves, we will get nothing from these games and be bottom by the end of August ....actually have 7 points Same man said " I told you morons Rhodes would be sold..... Etc etc etc ad nauseam What a silly troll...... Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 6

11:21pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

ZomZom@thePark wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt.
Good.
You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.
Then I suggest you take a look at the dictionary. The poster's DETERMINATION and OBSESSIVE compulsion to keep thinking and suggesting that Burnley are still below Rovers on many levels just to make himself feel better show a tenacity.

Clever Dick.
No, you're clutching at straws there.
[quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt. Good.[/p][/quote]You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.[/p][/quote]Then I suggest you take a look at the dictionary. The poster's DETERMINATION and OBSESSIVE compulsion to keep thinking and suggesting that Burnley are still below Rovers on many levels just to make himself feel better show a tenacity. Clever Dick.[/p][/quote]No, you're clutching at straws there. Stone Island:
  • Score: 5

11:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Iiii1111 says...

Bazzer wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.
And who could blame him?
Why push for Tim Sherwood when Tony Pulis is out there?
Amazed u didn't say Allardyce he'll be available soon!
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]And who could blame him?[/p][/quote]Why push for Tim Sherwood when Tony Pulis is out there?[/p][/quote]Amazed u didn't say Allardyce he'll be available soon! Iiii1111
  • Score: 1

12:18am Sun 31 Aug 14

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse says...

You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up.

You lose and you call for your manager's head.

Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan.
Pmsl
You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up. You lose and you call for your manager's head. Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan. Pmsl Chuck Norris' Roundhouse
  • Score: 0

12:19am Sun 31 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic.
This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions.
His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.
We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic. This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions. His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 16

12:26am Sun 31 Aug 14

darwen1946 says...

Very very poor. We are going nowhere with this defence !!!
Very very poor. We are going nowhere with this defence !!! darwen1946
  • Score: 8

12:27am Sun 31 Aug 14

reggie0008 says...

crankitup wrote:
not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....
We have 7 points from 5 games can't see us getting 13 points from next 5 games to get to the 20 point mark can you?
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....[/p][/quote]We have 7 points from 5 games can't see us getting 13 points from next 5 games to get to the 20 point mark can you? reggie0008
  • Score: 6

12:34am Sun 31 Aug 14

reggie0008 says...

Malky Mackay's stock will have fallen with recent events think he would jump at the Rovers job, if we got an experienced manager of his calibre and a good holding/defensive mid to protect the back four we could still go up.

Stick with the current manager Williamson,Evans or Lowe in central midfield top 10 is the very best we can hope for, If Venkys are serious about compEting for promotion an experienced manager needs to be brought in, thanks for steadying the ship Gary but you have taken the club as far as you can.
Malky Mackay's stock will have fallen with recent events think he would jump at the Rovers job, if we got an experienced manager of his calibre and a good holding/defensive mid to protect the back four we could still go up. Stick with the current manager Williamson,Evans or Lowe in central midfield top 10 is the very best we can hope for, If Venkys are serious about compEting for promotion an experienced manager needs to be brought in, thanks for steadying the ship Gary but you have taken the club as far as you can. reggie0008
  • Score: 13

1:21am Sun 31 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up.

You lose and you call for your manager's head.

Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan.
Pmsl
AS fickle as averaging 10,000 in a promotion season and then selling out against United?
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up. You lose and you call for your manager's head. Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan. Pmsl[/p][/quote]AS fickle as averaging 10,000 in a promotion season and then selling out against United? BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: 3

1:42am Sun 31 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

What a joke we have become, fans turning on fans, players turning on the manager, and the manager turning on the players. Bowyer has clearly lost the dressing room and its time for him to make a dignified exit before any more damage is done. The man is a liability I'm afraid and we were woeful today. Truly shocking.

It's pure farce being a Rovers fan and I literally cringe when I hear Bowyer tedious and whining voice coming out with excuse after excuse as to why we're so sh*te.

I bet that £12m is looking quite nice now isn't it you f@#king retards. We've just passed up the chance of taking a massive profit on an overrated player who we'll eventually lose for next to nothing in order to lose 3-1 to the likes of Wolves!

You couldn't make it up. Wigan next, then Derby, Fulham and Watford.

Squeaky bum time is here again.
What a joke we have become, fans turning on fans, players turning on the manager, and the manager turning on the players. Bowyer has clearly lost the dressing room and its time for him to make a dignified exit before any more damage is done. The man is a liability I'm afraid and we were woeful today. Truly shocking. It's pure farce being a Rovers fan and I literally cringe when I hear Bowyer tedious and whining voice coming out with excuse after excuse as to why we're so sh*te. I bet that £12m is looking quite nice now isn't it you f@#king retards. We've just passed up the chance of taking a massive profit on an overrated player who we'll eventually lose for next to nothing in order to lose 3-1 to the likes of Wolves! You couldn't make it up. Wigan next, then Derby, Fulham and Watford. Squeaky bum time is here again. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -10

6:20am Sun 31 Aug 14

Cumbrian Blue says...

Stone Island: wrote:
ZomZom@thePark wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt.
Good.
You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.
I think the word he/she was looking for is "audacity".
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZomZom@thePark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]We parked the bus? Well maybe, but we were playing Manchester United not last season's League One conquerors. As poor as your team is, you still have the tenacity to take a pop at Burnley. It must really hurt. Good.[/p][/quote]You may think you're being clever using a word like tenacity, but believe me, you are anything but. it makes no sense in the context of your post.[/p][/quote]I think the word he/she was looking for is "audacity". Cumbrian Blue
  • Score: 3

7:44am Sun 31 Aug 14

OnePostThenTheOther says...

temerity, nerve, effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, gall, front...
temerity, nerve, effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, gall, front... OnePostThenTheOther
  • Score: 2

7:57am Sun 31 Aug 14

Harwoodstblue says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
Harwoodstblue wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
bburnrover wrote:
Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half.
Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.
Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.
Well it does actually t.i.t.s. You seem to ignore the fact that Duffy, despite playing for Yeovil who were relegated, was still voted the Championship defensive player of the year last season. And that includes anyone who was playing for Burnley.
Very true. Infact I hope it works out and watching Everton' s three games so far - conceding 10 - maybe they need him
I think it just highlights the difference between the Premier League and the Championship. Duffy may well prove to be a good signing for usbut Everton don't think he's good enough for the Prem just yet. Hence they've let him go.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harwoodstblue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bburnrover[/bold] wrote: Looks like Turf Moor Tom is actually becoming a Rovers supporter I don't blame him he must be fed up of supporting the weight of the Premiership especially after parking the bus in the second half. Well I do believe its too early to write Rovers off as we had a worst start last season and only just missed out.I hope besides this giant from Everto he can attract a hard tackling midfielder who can pass a lot better than Williamson.[/p][/quote]Everton conceded six tonight and dont want this lad. Doesn't bode well does it.[/p][/quote]Well it does actually t.i.t.s. You seem to ignore the fact that Duffy, despite playing for Yeovil who were relegated, was still voted the Championship defensive player of the year last season. And that includes anyone who was playing for Burnley.[/p][/quote]Very true. Infact I hope it works out and watching Everton' s three games so far - conceding 10 - maybe they need him[/p][/quote]I think it just highlights the difference between the Premier League and the Championship. Duffy may well prove to be a good signing for usbut Everton don't think he's good enough for the Prem just yet. Hence they've let him go. Harwoodstblue
  • Score: 2

9:15am Sun 31 Aug 14

Bazzer says...

Iiii1111 wrote:
Bazzer wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
Nuttall Street wrote:
Iiii1111 wrote:
Well that trip to India did the trick


Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....
Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.
And who could blame him?
Why push for Tim Sherwood when Tony Pulis is out there?
Amazed u didn't say Allardyce he'll be available soon!
Ah! The old wounds! But there are not many Rovers players I would exchange for Wolves players at all - and our approach play was at times yesterday very skilful and pleasing on the eye. Yet I would swap Mrs. Desai's "entertainment" any day for a team organised by the likes of Allardyce or Pulis. Apart from the noise created by a few at half time on the concourse yesterday Rovers fans were very quiet. The noise heard was the grumbling at a woefully organised rearguard.
[quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bazzer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttall Street[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Iiii1111[/bold] wrote: Well that trip to India did the trick Some backsides need kicking and GB isn't the man for that...move him upstairs and bring in young whippersnapper Tim Sherwood before our situation is to late to save or Tim gets another job......beg him Venkeys before u lose all your money....[/p][/quote]Tim Sherwood wouldn't consider a move to Blackburn.[/p][/quote]And who could blame him?[/p][/quote]Why push for Tim Sherwood when Tony Pulis is out there?[/p][/quote]Amazed u didn't say Allardyce he'll be available soon![/p][/quote]Ah! The old wounds! But there are not many Rovers players I would exchange for Wolves players at all - and our approach play was at times yesterday very skilful and pleasing on the eye. Yet I would swap Mrs. Desai's "entertainment" any day for a team organised by the likes of Allardyce or Pulis. Apart from the noise created by a few at half time on the concourse yesterday Rovers fans were very quiet. The noise heard was the grumbling at a woefully organised rearguard. Bazzer
  • Score: 7

9:58am Sun 31 Aug 14

MattNewcastle says...

Team GB - The lot of them not just Bowyer totally incompetent

They have been negligent in putting the team in such a weak position . They have presided over an absolutely shocking transfer window but what's new there. Brown yet to kick a ball in earnest - Varney appears surplus to requirements - Dunn!! Taylor still with us.

Job of a manager and coaches are to:

Strengthen where a team is weak

Identify the strategy to move forward - What's ours - We continue to be weak in defence and midfield and have to consistently rely on the likes of Williamson. I agree with an earlier point that Jones was always the stronger of the two and we let him go.

Identify people to improve the state of the team

Identify faults and correct them

Employ tactics suitable to the situation

React to change

Taking emotion out of decisions. Too loyal to some players / Cocahes - Major sign of weakness in a manager if they are no longer up to the job.

Offer continuous CPD - Coaching in Team GB case. What has Craig Short been doing all pre season?

Team GB guilty on all accounts.

We are in fact weaker now in defence than we were at the end of last season so Team GB guilty of not identifying our weaknesses and doing something about it during this summer transfer window.

What on earth has Craig Short been up to we are consistently weak in this area under his watch.

Bringing on Dunn (who he spent a great deal of time in the summer on enticing to stay) and Taylor says it all. What difference would Varney have even made?

Managers in this league apart from Bowyer have sussed out what is needed in this league and Team GB cannot see it.

Strong defence and midfield - Burnley last year / Could be Sheffield Wednesday this year. They are an absolutely massive / big / strong side that will take our midfield as it stands to pieces

Prediction (with Team GB still in charge) - bottom half of the table finish.

Even a new manager coming in would struggle to work with what Bowyer would have let them with.
Team GB - The lot of them not just Bowyer totally incompetent They have been negligent in putting the team in such a weak position . They have presided over an absolutely shocking transfer window but what's new there. Brown yet to kick a ball in earnest - Varney appears surplus to requirements - Dunn!! Taylor still with us. Job of a manager and coaches are to: Strengthen where a team is weak Identify the strategy to move forward - What's ours - We continue to be weak in defence and midfield and have to consistently rely on the likes of Williamson. I agree with an earlier point that Jones was always the stronger of the two and we let him go. Identify people to improve the state of the team Identify faults and correct them Employ tactics suitable to the situation React to change Taking emotion out of decisions. Too loyal to some players / Cocahes - Major sign of weakness in a manager if they are no longer up to the job. Offer continuous CPD - Coaching in Team GB case. What has Craig Short been doing all pre season? Team GB guilty on all accounts. We are in fact weaker now in defence than we were at the end of last season so Team GB guilty of not identifying our weaknesses and doing something about it during this summer transfer window. What on earth has Craig Short been up to we are consistently weak in this area under his watch. Bringing on Dunn (who he spent a great deal of time in the summer on enticing to stay) and Taylor says it all. What difference would Varney have even made? Managers in this league apart from Bowyer have sussed out what is needed in this league and Team GB cannot see it. Strong defence and midfield - Burnley last year / Could be Sheffield Wednesday this year. They are an absolutely massive / big / strong side that will take our midfield as it stands to pieces Prediction (with Team GB still in charge) - bottom half of the table finish. Even a new manager coming in would struggle to work with what Bowyer would have let them with. MattNewcastle
  • Score: 2

10:01am Sun 31 Aug 14

bburnrover says...

This situation will continue as Rovers can flatter to deceive they could beat Wigan and everything is Rosie again until we get beat the week after with Williamson in the side.
I think Pullis is our best bet but he wouldn't want the fiasco of travelling over to Pune every 3 months to see a woman who knows nothing about football.Sherwood would definitely take it but would he cope with it?
This situation will continue as Rovers can flatter to deceive they could beat Wigan and everything is Rosie again until we get beat the week after with Williamson in the side. I think Pullis is our best bet but he wouldn't want the fiasco of travelling over to Pune every 3 months to see a woman who knows nothing about football.Sherwood would definitely take it but would he cope with it? bburnrover
  • Score: 2

10:09am Sun 31 Aug 14

MattNewcastle says...

crankitup wrote:
not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....
With the manager we have, and the teams and fixtures coming up no chance.

Bowyer and his cronies have been negligent in virtually every Department so don't hold out hope
[quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....[/p][/quote]With the manager we have, and the teams and fixtures coming up no chance. Bowyer and his cronies have been negligent in virtually every Department so don't hold out hope MattNewcastle
  • Score: 1

10:12am Sun 31 Aug 14

MattNewcastle says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up.

You lose and you call for your manager's head.

Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan.
Pmsl
With all due respect

Wrong

Some of us have been saying it from Bowyers very appointment

He says he needs so many transfer windows to get it right - What has he actually achieved in this one accept sign and retain mediocre or below players.

The guy and his cronies have absolutely no idea.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up. You lose and you call for your manager's head. Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan. Pmsl[/p][/quote]With all due respect Wrong Some of us have been saying it from Bowyers very appointment He says he needs so many transfer windows to get it right - What has he actually achieved in this one accept sign and retain mediocre or below players. The guy and his cronies have absolutely no idea. MattNewcastle
  • Score: 2

10:16am Sun 31 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

Angry From Accrington wrote:
We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic.
This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions.
His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.
Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think
Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses
He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like.
The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market
Calm down , its a long season
[quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic. This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions. His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.[/p][/quote]Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like. The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market Calm down , its a long season Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 1

10:21am Sun 31 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up.

You lose and you call for your manager's head.

Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan.
Pmsl
With all due respect

Wrong

Some of us have been saying it from Bowyers very appointment

He says he needs so many transfer windows to get it right - What has he actually achieved in this one accept sign and retain mediocre or below players.

The guy and his cronies have absolutely no idea.
And in fact the alleged fickle fans are in fact Trolls like you and Mr N.Castle
Troll fest...
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up. You lose and you call for your manager's head. Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan. Pmsl[/p][/quote]With all due respect Wrong Some of us have been saying it from Bowyers very appointment He says he needs so many transfer windows to get it right - What has he actually achieved in this one accept sign and retain mediocre or below players. The guy and his cronies have absolutely no idea.[/p][/quote]And in fact the alleged fickle fans are in fact Trolls like you and Mr N.Castle Troll fest... Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 3

10:31am Sun 31 Aug 14

mark anthony says...

Parbold Rover wrote:
mark anthony wrote:
Mr bowyer walk out now with your head held high ..........stalybridg


e utd are calling
Today was our 2nd defeat in our last 19 league games, yeah today wasn,t great but Gary Bowyer has given us a team that will compete in this league and has a good chance of getting us in the play offs. Get behind your team instead of making ridiculous statements man.
I've been getting behind my team (Blackburn rovers fc) since I've been knee high to a grasshopper and paying my contributions towards financials running of the club ie season ticket, merchandise ect I could stand on the terraces and shout my disappointment at the players and coaching staff all day long your saying only 2 out of 19 games lost but this season we should be beating teams like wolves if we ever be considered promotion candidate PERSONALY I think Gary bowyer as taken the club as far as he can we need a manger with fire in his belly a manger who gets high on winning games we need a manger who walks in the dressing room and the players look up to him . Apart from Kenny daglish the only manger ever to do that. And that was Graham souness and he got us promoted when last in the championship
[quote][p][bold]Parbold Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mark anthony[/bold] wrote: Mr bowyer walk out now with your head held high ..........stalybridg e utd are calling[/p][/quote]Today was our 2nd defeat in our last 19 league games, yeah today wasn,t great but Gary Bowyer has given us a team that will compete in this league and has a good chance of getting us in the play offs. Get behind your team instead of making ridiculous statements man.[/p][/quote]I've been getting behind my team (Blackburn rovers fc) since I've been knee high to a grasshopper and paying my contributions towards financials running of the club ie season ticket, merchandise ect I could stand on the terraces and shout my disappointment at the players and coaching staff all day long your saying only 2 out of 19 games lost but this season we should be beating teams like wolves if we ever be considered promotion candidate PERSONALY I think Gary bowyer as taken the club as far as he can we need a manger with fire in his belly a manger who gets high on winning games we need a manger who walks in the dressing room and the players look up to him . Apart from Kenny daglish the only manger ever to do that. And that was Graham souness and he got us promoted when last in the championship mark anthony
  • Score: 6

10:34am Sun 31 Aug 14

Still a Wild Rover says...

MattNewcastle wrote:
Team GB - The lot of them not just Bowyer totally incompetent

They have been negligent in putting the team in such a weak position . They have presided over an absolutely shocking transfer window but what's new there. Brown yet to kick a ball in earnest - Varney appears surplus to requirements - Dunn!! Taylor still with us.

Job of a manager and coaches are to:

Strengthen where a team is weak

Identify the strategy to move forward - What's ours - We continue to be weak in defence and midfield and have to consistently rely on the likes of Williamson. I agree with an earlier point that Jones was always the stronger of the two and we let him go.

Identify people to improve the state of the team

Identify faults and correct them

Employ tactics suitable to the situation

React to change

Taking emotion out of decisions. Too loyal to some players / Cocahes - Major sign of weakness in a manager if they are no longer up to the job.

Offer continuous CPD - Coaching in Team GB case. What has Craig Short been doing all pre season?

Team GB guilty on all accounts.

We are in fact weaker now in defence than we were at the end of last season so Team GB guilty of not identifying our weaknesses and doing something about it during this summer transfer window.

What on earth has Craig Short been up to we are consistently weak in this area under his watch.

Bringing on Dunn (who he spent a great deal of time in the summer on enticing to stay) and Taylor says it all. What difference would Varney have even made?

Managers in this league apart from Bowyer have sussed out what is needed in this league and Team GB cannot see it.

Strong defence and midfield - Burnley last year / Could be Sheffield Wednesday this year. They are an absolutely massive / big / strong side that will take our midfield as it stands to pieces

Prediction (with Team GB still in charge) - bottom half of the table finish.

Even a new manager coming in would struggle to work with what Bowyer would have let them with.
Do tell then , what is your solution?
Sack GB and all the staff, players etc. They are ALL rubbish inc Cairney, Gestede Conway, Rhodes as you pointed out
Well then, everbody out, new start....oh hang on FFP...
Are you Dangerous Dave?
Troll fest!
[quote][p][bold]MattNewcastle[/bold] wrote: Team GB - The lot of them not just Bowyer totally incompetent They have been negligent in putting the team in such a weak position . They have presided over an absolutely shocking transfer window but what's new there. Brown yet to kick a ball in earnest - Varney appears surplus to requirements - Dunn!! Taylor still with us. Job of a manager and coaches are to: Strengthen where a team is weak Identify the strategy to move forward - What's ours - We continue to be weak in defence and midfield and have to consistently rely on the likes of Williamson. I agree with an earlier point that Jones was always the stronger of the two and we let him go. Identify people to improve the state of the team Identify faults and correct them Employ tactics suitable to the situation React to change Taking emotion out of decisions. Too loyal to some players / Cocahes - Major sign of weakness in a manager if they are no longer up to the job. Offer continuous CPD - Coaching in Team GB case. What has Craig Short been doing all pre season? Team GB guilty on all accounts. We are in fact weaker now in defence than we were at the end of last season so Team GB guilty of not identifying our weaknesses and doing something about it during this summer transfer window. What on earth has Craig Short been up to we are consistently weak in this area under his watch. Bringing on Dunn (who he spent a great deal of time in the summer on enticing to stay) and Taylor says it all. What difference would Varney have even made? Managers in this league apart from Bowyer have sussed out what is needed in this league and Team GB cannot see it. Strong defence and midfield - Burnley last year / Could be Sheffield Wednesday this year. They are an absolutely massive / big / strong side that will take our midfield as it stands to pieces Prediction (with Team GB still in charge) - bottom half of the table finish. Even a new manager coming in would struggle to work with what Bowyer would have let them with.[/p][/quote]Do tell then , what is your solution? Sack GB and all the staff, players etc. They are ALL rubbish inc Cairney, Gestede Conway, Rhodes as you pointed out Well then, everbody out, new start....oh hang on FFP... Are you Dangerous Dave? Troll fest! Still a Wild Rover
  • Score: 0

11:11am Sun 31 Aug 14

Raymond Ban says...

Chuck Norris' Roundhouse wrote:
You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up.

You lose and you call for your manager's head.

Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan.
Pmsl
So the 10,000 plastics that have re-appeared since the 09/10 season at myth machine FC are not fickle?

Same old hypocritical b0ll0x chuck.
[quote][p][bold]Chuck Norris' Roundhouse[/bold] wrote: You win a game and you are DEFINITELY going up. You lose and you call for your manager's head. Another day in the fickle world of being a Blackburn fan. Pmsl[/p][/quote]So the 10,000 plastics that have re-appeared since the 09/10 season at myth machine FC are not fickle? Same old hypocritical b0ll0x chuck. Raymond Ban
  • Score: -1

11:14am Sun 31 Aug 14

SouthWestRover says...

I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!!
I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!! SouthWestRover
  • Score: 2

11:40am Sun 31 Aug 14

crankitup says...

reggie0008 wrote:
crankitup wrote:
not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....
We have 7 points from 5 games can't see us getting 13 points from next 5 games to get to the 20 point mark can you?
well if we don't mate then the prospects of going up are slim and the play-offs will soon be like last season, always playing catch up.....

as I say if we don't achieve 20 points from 10 games then something has to change.....and I know where i'll be looking
[quote][p][bold]reggie0008[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crankitup[/bold] wrote: not meaning to be too despondent, but although JR can pop up with the odd goal here and there I don't think he's as good as his reputation....don't get me wrong I would rather he'd be in a Rovers shirt than that of our opponents but I recon that RG will be our top goal scorer this season, he seems to be more of a presence and a menace to the opposition defence...I cant wait to see Chris Brown in action.....ok we lost but I still say 20 points after 10 game is the target before we have to shake things up.....[/p][/quote]We have 7 points from 5 games can't see us getting 13 points from next 5 games to get to the 20 point mark can you?[/p][/quote]well if we don't mate then the prospects of going up are slim and the play-offs will soon be like last season, always playing catch up..... as I say if we don't achieve 20 points from 10 games then something has to change.....and I know where i'll be looking crankitup
  • Score: 0

11:46am Sun 31 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Wolves 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers.

Disgraceful.

Bowyer out.

Sack the board.
Wolves 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers. Disgraceful. Bowyer out. Sack the board. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -1

11:59am Sun 31 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

SouthWestRover wrote:
I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!!
Quite right. The financial situation dictates that we MUST achieve promotion this season or we are looking at the serious impact of the Venky's withdrawing their support.

On the current evidence we are looking worse than last season for consistency and I would agree that mid-table would be the best we can hope for. However in January we have a transfer embargo and enforced cost cutting to deal with, we will lose Rhodes and I would expect Cairney may also attract some interest and we will be unable to refuse offers. This leaves us severely weakened and so our current team that could achieve mid-table will be no more after the January transfer window. We are then prevented from strengthening and are looking at a bottom half finish, if not a battle against relegation.

Where then does that leaves us, and more importantly Venky's who must decide whether to cut their losses or fund yet another financially draining season under a transfer ban as we come towards the end of our parachute payments?

Let's be honest we are not good enough at the present time to trouble the top six, after January will we certainly not be good enough to trouble the top half. If a change is to be made is must be made NOW. Bowyer is just not up to the job of motivating this group of players and should we stick with him we will fall further.

Sad days for Blackburn Rovers that could soon become far far worse.
[quote][p][bold]SouthWestRover[/bold] wrote: I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!![/p][/quote]Quite right. The financial situation dictates that we MUST achieve promotion this season or we are looking at the serious impact of the Venky's withdrawing their support. On the current evidence we are looking worse than last season for consistency and I would agree that mid-table would be the best we can hope for. However in January we have a transfer embargo and enforced cost cutting to deal with, we will lose Rhodes and I would expect Cairney may also attract some interest and we will be unable to refuse offers. This leaves us severely weakened and so our current team that could achieve mid-table will be no more after the January transfer window. We are then prevented from strengthening and are looking at a bottom half finish, if not a battle against relegation. Where then does that leaves us, and more importantly Venky's who must decide whether to cut their losses or fund yet another financially draining season under a transfer ban as we come towards the end of our parachute payments? Let's be honest we are not good enough at the present time to trouble the top six, after January will we certainly not be good enough to trouble the top half. If a change is to be made is must be made NOW. Bowyer is just not up to the job of motivating this group of players and should we stick with him we will fall further. Sad days for Blackburn Rovers that could soon become far far worse. TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: -2

12:18pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Stone Island: says...

TurfMoor Tom wrote:
SouthWestRover wrote:
I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!!
Quite right. The financial situation dictates that we MUST achieve promotion this season or we are looking at the serious impact of the Venky's withdrawing their support.

On the current evidence we are looking worse than last season for consistency and I would agree that mid-table would be the best we can hope for. However in January we have a transfer embargo and enforced cost cutting to deal with, we will lose Rhodes and I would expect Cairney may also attract some interest and we will be unable to refuse offers. This leaves us severely weakened and so our current team that could achieve mid-table will be no more after the January transfer window. We are then prevented from strengthening and are looking at a bottom half finish, if not a battle against relegation.

Where then does that leaves us, and more importantly Venky's who must decide whether to cut their losses or fund yet another financially draining season under a transfer ban as we come towards the end of our parachute payments?

Let's be honest we are not good enough at the present time to trouble the top six, after January will we certainly not be good enough to trouble the top half. If a change is to be made is must be made NOW. Bowyer is just not up to the job of motivating this group of players and should we stick with him we will fall further.

Sad days for Blackburn Rovers that could soon become far far worse.
Knob head.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthWestRover[/bold] wrote: I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!![/p][/quote]Quite right. The financial situation dictates that we MUST achieve promotion this season or we are looking at the serious impact of the Venky's withdrawing their support. On the current evidence we are looking worse than last season for consistency and I would agree that mid-table would be the best we can hope for. However in January we have a transfer embargo and enforced cost cutting to deal with, we will lose Rhodes and I would expect Cairney may also attract some interest and we will be unable to refuse offers. This leaves us severely weakened and so our current team that could achieve mid-table will be no more after the January transfer window. We are then prevented from strengthening and are looking at a bottom half finish, if not a battle against relegation. Where then does that leaves us, and more importantly Venky's who must decide whether to cut their losses or fund yet another financially draining season under a transfer ban as we come towards the end of our parachute payments? Let's be honest we are not good enough at the present time to trouble the top six, after January will we certainly not be good enough to trouble the top half. If a change is to be made is must be made NOW. Bowyer is just not up to the job of motivating this group of players and should we stick with him we will fall further. Sad days for Blackburn Rovers that could soon become far far worse.[/p][/quote]Knob head. Stone Island:
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Sun 31 Aug 14

TurfMoor Tom says...

Stone Island: wrote:
TurfMoor Tom wrote:
SouthWestRover wrote:
I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!!
Quite right. The financial situation dictates that we MUST achieve promotion this season or we are looking at the serious impact of the Venky's withdrawing their support.

On the current evidence we are looking worse than last season for consistency and I would agree that mid-table would be the best we can hope for. However in January we have a transfer embargo and enforced cost cutting to deal with, we will lose Rhodes and I would expect Cairney may also attract some interest and we will be unable to refuse offers. This leaves us severely weakened and so our current team that could achieve mid-table will be no more after the January transfer window. We are then prevented from strengthening and are looking at a bottom half finish, if not a battle against relegation.

Where then does that leaves us, and more importantly Venky's who must decide whether to cut their losses or fund yet another financially draining season under a transfer ban as we come towards the end of our parachute payments?

Let's be honest we are not good enough at the present time to trouble the top six, after January will we certainly not be good enough to trouble the top half. If a change is to be made is must be made NOW. Bowyer is just not up to the job of motivating this group of players and should we stick with him we will fall further.

Sad days for Blackburn Rovers that could soon become far far worse.
Knob head.
Another fascinating gem of wisdom from Blackburns answer to Stephen Hawking.

So whats the answer? How do we achieve promotion with a substandard manager and squad?

And why so angry all the time, you not getting any?
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoor Tom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthWestRover[/bold] wrote: I've read a variety of different opinions on the game yesterday from " stick with the team it will all come good" to going down faster than the titanic. I think the truth is somewhere in between as a number of comments have identified. Let's be honest - Wolves are not a great team...that much was evident yesterday. But, they are big, strong and accurate with the direct ball to their front men. Yesterday, they tore our mid-field to shreds and all the clever passing in the world from Rovers would'nt open a beans can never mind that defensive wall. I drove 525 miles over 13 hours and spent £125.00 to see that. It was dissapointing to say the least. I am now left asking my-self whether GB really is up to the job. You c'ant play like Barcelona when you have,nt got their players....it's not effective in this league and it certainly wont get you the promotion that Rovers desperately need. If we continue to play those players, in that formation, with that lack of defensive ability....... mid-table would be a good result!![/p][/quote]Quite right. The financial situation dictates that we MUST achieve promotion this season or we are looking at the serious impact of the Venky's withdrawing their support. On the current evidence we are looking worse than last season for consistency and I would agree that mid-table would be the best we can hope for. However in January we have a transfer embargo and enforced cost cutting to deal with, we will lose Rhodes and I would expect Cairney may also attract some interest and we will be unable to refuse offers. This leaves us severely weakened and so our current team that could achieve mid-table will be no more after the January transfer window. We are then prevented from strengthening and are looking at a bottom half finish, if not a battle against relegation. Where then does that leaves us, and more importantly Venky's who must decide whether to cut their losses or fund yet another financially draining season under a transfer ban as we come towards the end of our parachute payments? Let's be honest we are not good enough at the present time to trouble the top six, after January will we certainly not be good enough to trouble the top half. If a change is to be made is must be made NOW. Bowyer is just not up to the job of motivating this group of players and should we stick with him we will fall further. Sad days for Blackburn Rovers that could soon become far far worse.[/p][/quote]Knob head.[/p][/quote]Another fascinating gem of wisdom from Blackburns answer to Stephen Hawking. So whats the answer? How do we achieve promotion with a substandard manager and squad? And why so angry all the time, you not getting any? TurfMoor Tom
  • Score: 1

4:58pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic.
This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions.
His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.
Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think
Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses
He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like.
The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market
Calm down , its a long season
My main point is that Bowyer should not have waited until 5 games into the season to get a centre back. FFP emphasises the need to build a balanced squad rather than overload with makeshift midfielders and not play them.
[quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic. This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions. His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.[/p][/quote]Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like. The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market Calm down , its a long season[/p][/quote]My main point is that Bowyer should not have waited until 5 games into the season to get a centre back. FFP emphasises the need to build a balanced squad rather than overload with makeshift midfielders and not play them. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: -1

5:22pm Sun 31 Aug 14

MatthewCA says...

Don't start with Williamson again, opening goal makes the tune of the game, we miss the track after the back pass and never recover in the first half and they keep pressing from wide and intersect the ball easily and we got all the yellow card.

We cannot see the top of the table , different is getting double. Ohhhh.
Don't start with Williamson again, opening goal makes the tune of the game, we miss the track after the back pass and never recover in the first half and they keep pressing from wide and intersect the ball easily and we got all the yellow card. We cannot see the top of the table , different is getting double. Ohhhh. MatthewCA
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Sun 31 Aug 14

owd nick says...

Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic.
This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions.
His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.
Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think
Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses
He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like.
The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market
Calm down , its a long season
It is a long season and I respect what GB has done for us in such a relatively short time.

As you may have gathered from the majority of my posts I am a fairly patient individual and not one to panic because in reality this is only the second league game we have lost in the last 19.

But every fan has the right to question what was in effect an awful display yesterday and GB is responsible for signing the players, selecting the team and the tactics used on the day.

For instance, we were hammering Bournemouth 3 - 0 last week, did we go for the jugular, get 5 or 6 as we should have? No, we sat back and at the end of the game were lucky to get the 3 points. That started alarm bells ringing because it was clear that GB hadn't learned from last season at all.

Yes we had problems will injury, illness and sadly a family bereavement yesterday but GB's tactics and lack of imagination cost us, and not for the first time.

We were 1-3 down, needed at least a point and have Brown on the bench, who if I remember correctly roughed us up big style last season, so he brings on two midfielders, this when Conway and Marshall had been firing crosses into the box that demanded someone like Brown on the end of them.

Instead he settles for the safe option, and to be perfectly honest at this level that is simply not acceptable.

And if you think I am being over critical just imagine what I would be like had I wasted over £100 to go and watch that bilge, as I very nearly did.
[quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic. This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions. His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.[/p][/quote]Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like. The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market Calm down , its a long season[/p][/quote]It is a long season and I respect what GB has done for us in such a relatively short time. As you may have gathered from the majority of my posts I am a fairly patient individual and not one to panic because in reality this is only the second league game we have lost in the last 19. But every fan has the right to question what was in effect an awful display yesterday and GB is responsible for signing the players, selecting the team and the tactics used on the day. For instance, we were hammering Bournemouth 3 - 0 last week, did we go for the jugular, get 5 or 6 as we should have? No, we sat back and at the end of the game were lucky to get the 3 points. That started alarm bells ringing because it was clear that GB hadn't learned from last season at all. Yes we had problems will injury, illness and sadly a family bereavement yesterday but GB's tactics and lack of imagination cost us, and not for the first time. We were 1-3 down, needed at least a point and have Brown on the bench, who if I remember correctly roughed us up big style last season, so he brings on two midfielders, this when Conway and Marshall had been firing crosses into the box that demanded someone like Brown on the end of them. Instead he settles for the safe option, and to be perfectly honest at this level that is simply not acceptable. And if you think I am being over critical just imagine what I would be like had I wasted over £100 to go and watch that bilge, as I very nearly did. owd nick
  • Score: 1

6:44pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Angry From Accrington says...

owd nick wrote:
Still a Wild Rover wrote:
Angry From Accrington wrote:
We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic.
This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions.
His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.
Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think
Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses
He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like.
The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market
Calm down , its a long season
It is a long season and I respect what GB has done for us in such a relatively short time.

As you may have gathered from the majority of my posts I am a fairly patient individual and not one to panic because in reality this is only the second league game we have lost in the last 19.

But every fan has the right to question what was in effect an awful display yesterday and GB is responsible for signing the players, selecting the team and the tactics used on the day.

For instance, we were hammering Bournemouth 3 - 0 last week, did we go for the jugular, get 5 or 6 as we should have? No, we sat back and at the end of the game were lucky to get the 3 points. That started alarm bells ringing because it was clear that GB hadn't learned from last season at all.

Yes we had problems will injury, illness and sadly a family bereavement yesterday but GB's tactics and lack of imagination cost us, and not for the first time.

We were 1-3 down, needed at least a point and have Brown on the bench, who if I remember correctly roughed us up big style last season, so he brings on two midfielders, this when Conway and Marshall had been firing crosses into the box that demanded someone like Brown on the end of them.

Instead he settles for the safe option, and to be perfectly honest at this level that is simply not acceptable.

And if you think I am being over critical just imagine what I would be like had I wasted over £100 to go and watch that bilge, as I very nearly did.
Absolutely right Nick. We have given GB our full support and will continue to do so but he must respond positively and play our best players in their best positions. We have one of the biggest squads in the division and have every right to expect better from GB and his teams.
[quote][p][bold]owd nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Still a Wild Rover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry From Accrington[/bold] wrote: We have a squad do players capable of better results than this. Bowyer has assembled this squad, with the full support of Venkys, but if he insists on selecting players like Williamson, Henley and Lowe then he must accept all the responsibility for the abject performances and results against Scunthorpe, Norwich and Wolves. In truth, we were fortunate to defend the lead against Bournemouth and it is not surprising that genuine supporters are now beginning to question the judgement and ability of Bowyer to select, organise and motivate the talent at his disposal. Whilst I fully accept that the absence of Spurr and Kilgallon weaken the team, Bowyer's illogical obsession with hoarding midfielders rather than securing defenders defies all technical and commercial logic. This is a critical season for Rovers and Bowyer is not displaying the judgement and leadership required of a club of this stature. I repeat, Williamson, Henley and Lowe are simply not good enough and we have better options in all positions. His insistence on selecting these under performers leads me to support the view that we might need to consider a change of management and if Tim Sherwood could be persuaded to come back to Ewood I would be less Angry than I am tonight.[/p][/quote]Errr, Shane Duffy...? Kind of demolshes the main point of your post I think Trolls apart, some of us think GB is working steadily on addressing our weaknesses He plays defensive mid field as he is aware that our defence is weaker tham he would like. The funny part is how you chose to ignore the restraint of FFP which has so limited GBs choices in the market Calm down , its a long season[/p][/quote]It is a long season and I respect what GB has done for us in such a relatively short time. As you may have gathered from the majority of my posts I am a fairly patient individual and not one to panic because in reality this is only the second league game we have lost in the last 19. But every fan has the right to question what was in effect an awful display yesterday and GB is responsible for signing the players, selecting the team and the tactics used on the day. For instance, we were hammering Bournemouth 3 - 0 last week, did we go for the jugular, get 5 or 6 as we should have? No, we sat back and at the end of the game were lucky to get the 3 points. That started alarm bells ringing because it was clear that GB hadn't learned from last season at all. Yes we had problems will injury, illness and sadly a family bereavement yesterday but GB's tactics and lack of imagination cost us, and not for the first time. We were 1-3 down, needed at least a point and have Brown on the bench, who if I remember correctly roughed us up big style last season, so he brings on two midfielders, this when Conway and Marshall had been firing crosses into the box that demanded someone like Brown on the end of them. Instead he settles for the safe option, and to be perfectly honest at this level that is simply not acceptable. And if you think I am being over critical just imagine what I would be like had I wasted over £100 to go and watch that bilge, as I very nearly did.[/p][/quote]Absolutely right Nick. We have given GB our full support and will continue to do so but he must respond positively and play our best players in their best positions. We have one of the biggest squads in the division and have every right to expect better from GB and his teams. Angry From Accrington
  • Score: 0

6:59pm Sun 31 Aug 14

MatthewCA says...

" we conceded from a free-kick with the ridiculous goal we conceded."

Our Great Robbo is not putting effort to arrange the back four on there feet before the free-kick and it is not acceptable to break the wall and straight into the post...............o
n 200th match gift from Robbo.

This is not against the great, but the team is not talking each other to get support to defend on free kicks...............
........Sad part of the game is a better team lost.
" we conceded from a free-kick with the ridiculous goal we conceded." Our Great Robbo is not putting effort to arrange the back four on there feet before the free-kick and it is not acceptable to break the wall and straight into the post...............o n 200th match gift from Robbo. This is not against the great, but the team is not talking each other to get support to defend on free kicks............... ........Sad part of the game is a better team lost. MatthewCA
  • Score: 0
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