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  1. FourLaneBlue

    Where Are They Now?

    A few years ago I started a topic (here - So just where are all the ex-Rovers? - which I have now closed as it was getting a bit unwieldy at almost 20 pages) about where all the ex-Rovers had got to since their days at Ewood. This led to a large list which was contributed to by many other members of this board. I´ve not bothered to update it for quite some time (though others stepped in to help with the updating a while back) so here is a new list. If you know the whereabouts of any other old Roverites especially if they are at another club then let me know... Known current clubs of former Rovers players or staff: Accrington Stanley - Leam Richardson. AEK Athens - Giorgos Donis (Manager) AIK Solna - Nils-Eric Johansson. Altona Magic (Malta) - Ryan Baldacchino Ankaragücü (Turkey) – Kaba Diawara Aston Villa - Brad Friedel Ayr United - Paul Weaver. AZ Alkmaar - Toni Kolehmainen Ballymena - Garth Scates. Barnoldswick Town - Michael Holt. Bayer Leverkusen - Vratislav Gresko. AC Bellinzona (Switzerland) - Corrado Grabbi Birmingham City - Damien Johnson, Martin Taylor, Lee Carsley, Marcus Bent Blackpool - Ben Burgess, Marlon Broomes, Tony Parkes (Assistant Manager), Simon Grayson (Manager). Blyth Spartans - Graham Fenton (player- assistant manager). Bolton Wanderers - Kevin Davies. Bournemouth - Gareth Stewart, Jimmy Quinn (manager) Bradford City - Peter Thorne. Brescia Calcio FC: Dario Marcolin (Coach and also occasional Italian TV commentator) Burnley - Alan Mahon. Cardiff City - Jay Bothroyd Cercle Brugge - Dwight Willie. Cheltenham Town - Alan Wright (non-contract terms) Chesterfield - Lee Richardson (Manager), Scott Sellars (Assistant Manager) Clitheroe FC - Joel Byrom, Clark Walsh. Crystal Palace - Shefki Kuqi, Neil Danns. Coventry City - David Mcnamee, Chris Coleman (manager) Derby County - Jay McEveley, Andy Todd, Alan Fettis (Assistant goalkeeping coach), Robbie Savage. Derry City - Eddie McCallion. Doncaster Rovers - Gordon Greer. Dynamo Dresden – Sebastian Pelzer Elgin City FC - Kieron Renton, Adam Nelson. Everton - Mick Rathbone. Exeter City - Andy Marriott. Fleetwood Town – Jerome Watt Forest Green - Ryan Robinson. Fulham - Billy McKinlay (Reserve Team Coach), Roy Hodgson (Manager) Galatasaray -Hakan Sukur (rumoured to be leaving this summer), Shabani Nonda Galway United - John Fitzgerald, Jeff Kenna (manager) Glenavon – Ciaran Donnelly Glentoran - Gary Hamilton. Harrogate Town -Darren Dunning. Hednesford Town – Mark Patterson (Assistant Manager), Phil Starbuck (manager) Hamburger SV - Mamadi Keita IK Start (Norway) - Stig Inge Bjornebye (Manager) Inverness Calendonian Thistle - Ian Black. Ipswich Town - Alex Bruce, Jon Walters, Jon Stead (on loan from Sheff U with view to permanent move) Kidderminster Harriers - Luke Jones. Kilmarnock - Alan Morgan Lancaster City - Wayne Gill (physio). Leeds United - Jonathon Douglas, Dominic Matteo Lisburn Distillery - Peter McCann. Livingston - Raffaele De Vita Lyn FC (Oslo) - Henning Berg (Manager). Malmo FF - Anders Andersson. Manchester City - Mark Hughes (manager), Mark Bowen (assistant), Eddie Niedzwiecki (coach), Glyn Hodges (reserves Manchester United - Eric Steele (Goalkeeping Coach) Middlesbrough – Steve Agnew (reserve team coach) MK Dons – Jemal Johnson Montrose - Stuart Cumming, David Worrell. Morecambe - Steve Drench. Newcastle United - Damien Duff, Shay Given Northwich Victoria - Keith Barker Nottingham Forest - Andy Cole, Joe Garner Östersunds FK – Lee Makel (player-coach) Partick Thistle – Gary Harkins Port Vale - Marc Richards. Portadown – Jon Topley. Preston North End - Callum Davidson, Brett Ormerod, Rob Kelly (Assistant Manager) Alan Irvine (manager). Also…John Curtis – unattached but having a trial with PNE. QPR - Tim Flowers (Assistant Manager) Rangers - Barry Ferguson, Christian Dailly. Recreativo Huelva - Florent Sinama-Pongolle. Rochdale - Keith Hill (Manager). Sheffield Wednesday - Franny Jeffers. Sheffield United - Keith Gillespie (signing new deal), James Beattie Shrewsury - graham Coughlan Sligo Town - Gavin Peers. Sporting Fingol - Robbie Doyle Stabæk - Lars Bohinen (Sporting Director) Stuttgart VfB - Markus Babbel (Assistant Coach). Sunderland - Dwight Yorke. Tombolo (Italian 3rd division) - Dino Baggio Toronto FC - Paul Dickov Tottenham Hotspur - David Bentley Tranmere Rovers - Andy Taylor. Troon Juniors - Andy Reid. TuS Koblenz (Germany) – David Yelldell Valarenga (Norway) – Martin Andresen (player-head coach) Viking - Egil Østenstad (Director of football). Wales National Team - Dean Saunders (Assistant Manager). Watford - Richard Lee. West Ham United - Lucas Neill, Craig Bellamy. Wolverhampton Wanderers- Jay Bothroyd, Micheal Gray, Bobby Mimms (Goalkeeping Coach). Workington AFC - Gari Rowntree, Viv Busby (Assistant Manager). Wrexham - Richard Hope, Tony Williams. Xerez CD - Jorge Yordi. Zurich FC – Oumar Konde
  2. The current edition of FourFourTwo magazine has a list of the worst players at each league club. As usual, it is heavily biased towards the more recent players, almost all of them since the Premiership began with very few (if any?) from before the eighties. So the worst United player is Taibi, for Liverpool it is Phil Babb, Chelsea have Winston Bogarde and of our local rivals Burnley's worst player is deemed to be Steve Harper (who?), for Preston it is Mark Leonard (who?), Bury have Mark Sertori (who?) and Blackpool plump for Steve McMahon (who I didn't think even played for them?). Other players of interest to Rovers fans on the worst ever list include Mike Newell for Doncaster Rovers for his time playing for them in the Conference. calamity goalkeeper Mike Dickens at Rochdale and at Southampton it is Ali Dia, who of course tricked our former boss into believing that he was George Weah's cousin. Never been sure why even if that were true why he should have got a game. What on earth has being a cousin to someone got to do with being a footballer? As for the worst Rovers player, FourFourTwo say step forward Kevin Davies. A disastrous signing who cost a fortune and repaid it by helping us to relegation. One league goal and one cup goal in a season. That was bad but worse was to come, I'm not sure if it was ever confirmed but the allegation that Davies and Omar Konde (a similarly uselss Rovers signing) were spotted in a Preston nightclub the night before the game against Manchester United that sent us down. Not sure if that was true or not but if it was then Davies deserve the title of Worst Rovers Player. Leaving aside the rubbish players we had when before Jack Walker, such as Sean Curry, we have had some stinkers in the recent past. Ashley Ward - Ashley I believe holds the record for being relegated from the top flight (at least Premiership) with the most clubs; four. Something to put on his CV there. Ashley tried very hard but...he was sh1te for us. Christian Dailly - we paid over five million for him you know. There are more and I hate to think just how much money we have wasted on poor players or those who haven't delivered the goods, but Kevin Davies the worst for us? Yeah, I think they got that right. Who else can compete for sheer awfulness? We could probably put a first eleven out of terrible signings from just the last decade. VOTE FOR THE WORST PLAYER EVER
  3. FourLaneBlue

    goodwillie

    He can't play as a lone striker, but then again neither can Rhodes or Rochina. So, what will Kean do? It'll be one up front as usual. Goodwillie has looked dangerous in his past two sub appearances. Give him a chance, for once, and play him up front in a pair.
  4. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    Is that the sequel to BraveHeart?
  5. It had been fifty nine years since the last time we had won a major cup...and to be honest on this day we still hadn't won a major cup. Never mind though...it felt like it was! The Full Members Cup victory meant a return to Wembley for the first time since the Cup final debacle of 1960. That had been a disaster from before final day (ticket fiasco), on the morning of the game (star striker Dougan handing in a transfer request), during the game (3-0 thrashing with an own goal to boot) and after the game (Dave Whelan's football career lay in ruins). If ever there is a new forum created named 'Hell, I'm in Hell.....' then that should probably be the first entry. Instead we had a cup run which saw us beating Huddersfield United, Sheffield United, Oxford United(first division then), Chelsea(ditto) before sweeping aside Ipswich Town 3-0 at Ewood in the semi-final. So...to Wembley. The game wasn't actually much kop really. Dull, although we had the better of proceedings I felt (although this might be bias as our keeper, Vince O'Keefe, was named Man of the Match) and our fans were certainly the most vocal. Unsurprising really as top flight Charlton could only bring about 8,000 of their fans along. It's not as if it was too far to go either.... Then it happened. The moment. The thing I'd been waiting for. After 84 minutes...I needed the toilet. Thinking I'd be able to rush it quickly and so be back well in time for the inevitable extra half hour and penalties if need be(they were quite a new introduction then so I was quite looking forward to seeing them). The fizzy pop my dad had bought me had caused this need so I left my nice blue Wembley seat (we'd actually paid for the cheaper rubbishy red ones at the front with holes in them but there had been plenty of spare seats) and as I was in the toilet I heard a surge of voices from the Rovers fans. As quick as I finished and as quick as my little legs ran all I saw was Rovers fans jumping up and cheering. I'd missed the goal. Gutted. Aparently Windy Miller had raced down the right wing and sent over a cross the Charlton keeper couldn't deal before the new Blonde Bombshell striker from Dundee FC, Colin Hendry, swept the ball in. The Rovers winner at Wembley...and I'd missed it, Oh well that's life...I didn't miss seeing Glenn Keeley lift up the trophy and then dropping the thing on the way down. Later that week - a large gathering of Roverites to welcome back our victorious team at a Town Hall Reception. It was only the Full Members Cup...but we were still oh so grateful! To read more I wrote a little article on Rovers in the Full Member Cup - The Full Members' Cup. If I ever get the spare time I'll try to update that section of the site. The Rovers team that day was… Vince o’Keefe, Chris Price, Chris Sulley, Glenn Keeley, David Mail, Scott Sellars, Simon Barker, Alan Ainscow, Ian Miller, Simon Garner and Colin Hendry. Mark Patterson came on as a substitute for Sellars and Jim Branagan was the unfortunate unused substitute Below is a picture of the Rovers contingent at Wembley going...well...a bit barmy!
  6. FourLaneBlue

    Gary Speed

    Hopefully, some good could come from such a tragic incident and those suffering in silence might be able to talk about these kind of issues. There is a huge amount of stigma relating to mental illness, yet the majority of people are likely to be affected by minor versions of it at some time in their lives. Despite the image of depressed teenagers, older people are more likely to suffer than younger. Even successful, handsome and married adults such as Gary Speed. Something like 1 in 5 of the population will suffer from major outbreaks, although this is probably well underreported as people would rather suffer than admit to it. Let's hope this can lead to the breaking down of some stigmas relating to this, and encourage greater attention. Let's not the death of such a personable, talented, famous man be in vain.
  7. FourLaneBlue

    Gary Speed

    Mental illness is one of the scourges of our society, and one of its biggest killers. It takes no account of wealth, job, fame etc. What a damn shame. RIP Gary Speed.
  8. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    It's crap. Not quite as crap as the last one, but crap nonetheless. The first film was a masterpiece compared to the last two. Still, people know what to expect. I went to see it as it was someone else's choice. They thought it was crap, too. You don't have to be a middle aged hack to see that.
  9. For a very interesting author, try Jeffrey Eugenides. Somewhat bizarre at times, but his "Middlesex" and "The Virgin Suicides" are both superb. Anyone know of any really good football books of the last couple of years?
  10. FourLaneBlue

    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    They lost 5-0 to Schalke, so...not too sure he can be classed as another "Shay Given" goalkeeping type who we slipped through our fingers...
  11. Harry Pearson is always excellent. His "The Far Corner", about football in the North East, was a delight. As was ´A Tall Man in a Low Land: Some Time Among the Belgians´
  12. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    I know how your wife felt. It was rubbish.
  13. FourLaneBlue

    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    Good report. However, wasn't it two seasons ago Wolfsburg won the Bundesliga? What do you think of the sacking? He might not have won that many, but he didn't actually lose that many either.
  14. FourLaneBlue

    Ruben Rochina Signs

    This article on the Barca site says the fee was 450,000 Euros A reasonable price for a young prospect. Will be interesting to see how he progresses.
  15. FourLaneBlue

    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    The Copa America receives next to no coverage on the big channels, which is strange as it is of a far higher quality than the African/Asian ones. Next July it is in Argentina, so should be more interesting than usual. As well as Brazil, the Argies, Paraguay and Chile from last year's World Cup, they have also invited Mexico and Japan (they always invite an extra two countries so they can have 3 groups of 4 teams). Quite why the BBC bids for Burkina Faso v. Mali or Algeria v. Cameroon in January (when it was played last year) when everyone is all preoccupied with the Prem I don't know. Not when it could be the likes of Brazil v. Mexico or Argentina v. Uruguay in July when there is no other football, I'm not quite sure why.
  16. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    Possibly. The original TV series was pretty crap, to be honest. It was certainly no classic, that is for sure. The movie was as good as the TV shows.
  17. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    The A-Team was quite good, I thought, funny at times and enjoyably forgettable. Rebelmswar - don't watch the Nightmare on Elm Street remake. I think that would finish off your those remaining remants of your will to live.
  18. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    I have seen them both and think The King's Speech is the better film. It is true enough that Blue Valentine is interesting and very emotional at times, however.
  19. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    Sounds similar in some ways to that Jack Nicholson movie, About Schmidt?
  20. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    The Fighter is not bad, very formulaic but enlivened by some excellent acting and expect Christian Bale to be nominated for his portrayal of Wahlberg's crackhead has-been older brother. The story itself is the kind of thing that has been seen a ton of times before. Enjoyable, but forgettable. Of the three films I have seen recently I would recommend - 1st. True grit 2nd. 127 Hours 3rd. The Fighter 2,756,874th. Skyline
  21. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    Yes, Franco. Not sure why I got him mixed up with Brolin.
  22. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    127 Hours isn't bad. Unsurprisingly, it's a one man show and it is a good performance from Brolin. I don't think it is one of Boyle's best, to be honest, but is a decent film nonetheless.
  23. FourLaneBlue

    Movie Discussion

    Saw two very different movies recently. True Grit was excellent and was a really enjoyable experience. I am a fan of both The Coen Brothers and westerns in general so they were preaching to the converted, but it is highly recommended to all. On the other hand, Skyline was one of the most unintentionally hilarious movies I have ever seen. It truly is one of those so awful they are amusing movies. Mix the worst script with the worst acting you can think of, and make it as brainless as possible, and there you go. The number of gaping plot holes must be in the thousands. I soon learnt, after about 7 minutes, to not take it at all seriously and it was much the better for it. Some of the effects were quite good though, to be fair.
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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    You get around a bit, CLB. Thought you were in Norway?
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