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  1. Another year out on loan, perhaps the most successful, 4 goals in his last 5 from centre-back! He's had loan spells at Cambridge, Lincoln, Bury and Northampton since the age of 19. Funny stat is that he got a League Winners medal with Bury for League Two in 2018/19, but also a runners up medal with Lincoln for the same league in the same season! Having played 15 and 11 games for each club respectively. Just what do we do with a lad like Scott Wharton? He's due back at the end of the season, he'll be 22. Do we think he's good enough to be a squad player for us? Or is it simply too little too late?
  2. No lessons learned. No possession football. No plan B. No Joe Rothwell. No defence. No defenders signed. No method. No Ryan Nyambe. No positivity. No progress. No idea. You're a nice bloke, you've done a good job but this is as far you will take us. Don't ruin your legacy, do the right thing and step aside. Charlton are relegation fodder so what does that make us? Go.
  3. A video package here of Dolan's best bits from the last game against Doncaster. He had another great half, as he did against Blackpool and Fleetwood Town. Scarily, Mowbray played down his performance and claimed that Sam Gallagher would've come on ahead of Dolan if he had have been fit, and Dolan would've been down in Leeds with the Under 23's! Hopefully now TM can see the talent that they've acquired in Dolan.
  4. We are all experts right? Wether you've actually kicked a ball in your life or gone on to do well in the game of football at a playing level. It's all about opinions of course and even if you've never kicked the bag of fresh air around a football pitch we can all learn about who has been any good and who has been rubbish. As for myself bloody useless. My only experience is playing football competitively was for my junior school in 1975 and then again for Boars Head juniors (rossendale) in a local youth league. I didn't last long as in one game I was threatened to have my head kicked in after the game. Turned out that that player later in the future was jailed for manslaughter! That's when I turned my attention to cricket which I enjoyed playing right up until the age of 47. ( North Manchester league followed by the Ribblesdale league). Now, some of my closest friends went the opposite way and played to a good standard ie: Northwest Counties League and Conference Level back in the 80s and 90s. A few names spring to mind but I'll concentrate on my longest and oldest mate who I thought should have made the grade but sadly it never happened. His name is Andy Grimshaw and what a player he was. Centre midfield. Played for Man Utd reserves, Rovers reserves v Huddersfield, Bury reserves. Also played for Colne Dynamos under Chalky White and played at the FA trophy final for Witton Albion v Colchester at Wembley. Knows bugger all else apart from football and working his arse off to pay the bills. He taught me a lot about the game of football. So his opinions to me, make a lot of sense regarding the game. Just wondering how some bms form an opinion of a player, a professional that is. Have you played the game? How did you gain your knowledge about our greatest sport? Im off now, this Swedish beer is strong stuff!
  5. Lost in all the pain of losing a game we should have won, Harvey Elliott had an unremarked but impressive League game debut. This Kid is one class footballer. Midfield needs to adjust its eyelines to spot the runs he makes because apart from Holtby they were missing them last night. I know that Dack is a player you build a side around but I think Harvey will come into that category before too long. Certainly Watford were treating him with the greatest respect if you looked at the lack of space he was given to work in. Even so, look at this:
  6. philipl

    Rovers and Covid

    The 20/21 season is going to be dominated by the pandemic whether we like it or not. There are indications that the pandemic has wiped out home advantage. Results if anything are now favouring away teams and analysis of refereeing decisions are showing that the slight bias that did exist to the home side has evaporated. Would Martial have seen red in front of 75,000 at OT yesterday? It was a crazy sending off but those sorts of decisions simply don't go against the Mancs at home normally. I am going to stir things a bit but for all the horrors of coronavirus, I think Rovers could benefit disproportionately. Going back in time, the polio epidemic in Blackburn in 1965 undoubtedly resulted in a really good Rovers team dropping out of old Division 1 like a stone. Could a pandemic have a reverse effect now? - financially Rovers have the Venky's blanket. The danger of Rovers following Blackpool, Bolton, Wigan, Bury, Stockport, Macclesfield, Chester into football hell doesn't exist from what we can see or know. - that is very different from saying Venky's will (or even can- FFP isn't suspended) spend this season to drive promotion but which clubs in the Championship have spent big this summer to buy a ticket to the Premier League? - conversely, Rovers with their tiny matchday income are far less affected financially by having no crowds than almost any other club in the Championship. Only a few clubs have smaller crowds but their commercial income and matchday prices are typically as high or higher than Rovers. Blackburn is a seriously economically disadvantaged area. - Rovers are going to benefit more than most not having to play in front of hostile away crowds. With the best will in the world and I have been to Ewood in the Championship era and "hostile" is not an adjective you can apply to Ewood as an away day experience. - in fact not having the crowds in at Ewood may benefit Rovers. The Ewood home crowd is amongst the most aggressively critical of home players anywhere. The fog horn know nowts berating their pet hate are to be heard all round the pitch at Ewood- be honest. Players are professionals but they are also young lads who hear those choice invectives. Not having a home crowd will probably positively help a good proportion of the Rovers team and backroom staff.
  7. Riverside under the drip

    Fans Forum / Roverstore

    Does anyone know when the next Zoom chat or whatever will occur for the Fans Forum? I'd love to know when the current commercial deal ends and if there are plans to change it. Are they aware how generic their offering is and how much more money they could take in if anything looked different to the stuff they sell in Matalan (unfair on Matalan; they do decent shirts)? The last time I had to spend my club cash it took me half an hour to find anything on their site even slightly appealing (in the end, I went for several bags of jelly babies, some cola bottles and a scarf which I got rid of without ever wearing). Every single t shirt was beige or navy dreariness with a crest attached. Why are blue and white halves such a rarity on our merchandise?! The pictures below illustrate the point. I'm partial so obviously picked out stuff to back my view but it is hard to find something genuinely attractive. I know that I could e-mail them myself but I also know that I would get a generic response: "We at Blackburn Rovers remain committed to providing our supporters with an attractive range of items" You can hear the person yawning as they type it...
  8. Hoochie Bloochie Mama

    5 most important players...

    ....if everyone was fit? Dack Armstrong Kaminski Travis Ayala
  9. It’s looking like we are going to need a heck of a facelift in the close season - although Mowbray will no doubt still try to get tunes out of Gallagher and Brereton, presumably still playing both out wide. Personally I reckon there are five players in our senior squad that we should keep and the rest need replacing, either because loans end or simply because they aren’t good enough. There is a possibility that a different manager could breathe new life into a few others: Downing, Rothwell, Holtby, maybe even the two above but I just can’t see how anything is going to change without a change in the dugout.
  10. Maké

    Hi & Help

    Hi Rovers fans, I'm a Rovers fan for 25 years and am registering today because I would need help with purchases on Roverstore but I will introduce myself first. I'm French and support Sochaux since my childhood because it is the club of my city and my region. Like Blackburn Rovers, Sochaux is a great club which is out of place today in the second division. I have also been a supporter of Blackburn Rovers since 1994 with this great team which will win the title in 1995. My favorite players at the time were Alan Shearer of course but also Graeme Le Saux, Chris Sutton, Kevin Gallacher, Tim Sherwood, Collin Hendry ... I scored a lot of goals in my garden with the Sutton-Shearer duo! Today I follow the Rovers every weekend hoping they will find the Premier League as soon as possible ... Unfortunately it is impossible to see the matches here but I watch all the summaries on YouTube. As I wrote at the beginning of my post, I would need some help shopping on Roverstore for (my) Christmas. Indeed, I often buy kits and other accessories for several years but since this year the store uses a credit card recognition system to which my two banks are not registered. I would need someone with a Paypal account who would agree to send me either my jersey and other purchases, or a gift card in the value of these so that I can make my purchases. Of course I send you the amount of the payment on Paypal before and I trust you, I believe in the understanding between supporters, especially in this difficult period for us football fans. Thank you for reading me and hope to see you soon at Ewood Park. I have planned to come after the COVID crisis as soon as we can return to the stadium. If you want to help me, you can send me a private message or here. Come on Rovers! Maké
  11. Two rounds of the league format already completed. I had expected the English contingent to struggle but the quartet top their groups and would have had a 100% record but for Chelsea's draw with Sevilla. Mancs' win in Paris and demolition of RB Leipzig the most unexpected- I had them as sure to be knocked out. They are 16th currently in the EPL. Real Madrid rock bottom of their group currently will surely stir themselves while troubled Barca are going very well with that win away at Juve.
  12. Stuart

    Stewart Downing

    https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/june/rovers-seal-downing-deal/ Now a Rover
  13. Duvet

    Finally saying hello

    Hi all, Greg here (don't ask about the user name). I've been a member at least since the darkest days of the early Venky's era and read daily, but have never posted, mainly because I wouldn't be able to stay on the message board all day and so would chip into a debate and then disappear, which might wind people up. However, I'm currently suffering from the double whammy of COVID and surgery. Whilst already exhausted I got appendicitis. Currently find it hard to do anything for more than a few minutes, or to maintain concentra.......... .....tion. So I thought I might actually start doing a bit of posting while I'm laid up. Supporter since the late seventies, season ticket since 1983, now go with wife and 2 kids. Favourite players down the years (not many surprises here) Brotherston, Garner, Barker, Sellars, Moran, Hendry, Speedie, Ripley, Sutton, Hendry, Shearer, Duff, Dunn, Jansen, Friedel, Tugay. Harder to name from the last ten years or so, but feel Rhodes is now under appreciated, have a soft spot for Conway, sad to see Danny Graham leave and love having Lewis Travis as the driving force in this new young team. Feel the most optimistic for our chances 'on the grass' than I have for a long time. Feel the best Bowyer team had bigger strengths, bigger weaknesses and overall this squad is better equipped to remain consistent and cope with injuries. I'll shut up now, sorry for rambling on, hope we speak soon Greg
  14. Alejandro Tapia

    About Travis

    Everybody talks now about Cunningham and about Johnson and yes defenetly they are doing a greatand repeat great work but... I feel we ate forgoting some one thst has made a very good work indeed and that's Travis...he is improving and growing up with every single chance that he has had on last matches... I'm sure he will be one of the most important players in our roster in a couple of years... Now...talking about Cardiff it's go8ng to be very important if we want to have more and better chances if we try to keep and to steal the ball as much as we can and i have seen mote than one how Travis sacrifices and helps on the bottom of pitch as well #TheMexicanRover #COYBB
  15. Joe Rothwell seems to be the one player who nobody can agree on, I think Harry Chapman seems to fall into the category too, but when it comes to Rothwell, you hear so many contrasting opinions on him. Some talk about his ability on the ball, but others have been frustrated with his final product too. What do you think? Is he a bit of a myth or is the hype real? Should he be starting games in 2020/21 or do you believe he's better off the bench?
  16. philipl

    Joe Rankin-Costello

    Amazed there is no thread for Joe. He is developing into one hell of a player. The long diagonal to Ben Brereton which lead to the penalty was unreal in its pinpoint accuracy against Coventry. He doesn't have the Nyambe ability to burn past opponents but whenever I see him on the ball in advanced positions I am on the edge of my seat expecting something to happen rather than on my knees praying something will happen when Ryan ventures forward. I don't know if right back us the real position for Joe. At present I think he would be skinned by most Premier League teams attacking down their left flank but that said, Joe has the look of growing into a real Premier League quality talent.
  17. blackburn bhoy

    125th Anniversary Shirt

    Hi, Just To Ask If Anyone Has The 125th Anniversary Shirt For Sale at all,I’ve been looking about the Internet for years but never been able to find one,hope someone can help.
  18. Inglorious basturk

    Covid football anomalies / fan power

    The first 0-0 this season was wba v Burnley last week , we have seen some crazy results , eg villa 7 champions 2 , Leeds who play attacking football have been fearless and are in the top 3 , closer to home Ben brereton is like another player . how much of this is due to the lack of pressure from fans? Is every fake like a behind closed doors friendly ? Are partisan feelings among a union of players diluted without fans fuelling it ? what do we think the game will be like when fans return ?
  19. Hi All, I don’t often post (so much so that I’ve had to make a new account) but I’m hoping that someone could help me out. I’m trying to identify the 2 signatures circled in red on this 2000-2002 shirt. I think I’ve worked out the rest! I believe it was signed during the 00/01season but not entirely sure. many thanks for any help
  20. A Northern Horde...

    The State of Ewood Park!

    What has happened to the general maintenance of Ewood of Park..does anyone at the Club care anymore?. We were gifted the new Ewood Park from Jack Walker,a legacy dear to all Blackburn Rovers fans and the People of Blackburn in general. 'We will respect the Jack Walker legacy' fawned Madame Desai...yeah right! The current state of the Stadium is not acceptable,I urge fellow Board Members,Fans Forum and even visiting Telegraph Reporters to get involved on this thread and issue. Further photos will follow as hopefully it will shame someone at the Club into taking action,It's shameful and embarrassing for a Club of our Stature...PLEASE VOICE YOUR CONCERN.
  21. roversfan99

    Best Team

    If everyone was fit, what does everyone think would be our best starting line up, and what do people think Mowbray would consider his best team? Not factoring in further arrivals. I would say mine would probably be this below: Kaminski Nyambe Lenihan Ayala Williams Travis Holtby Dolan Dack Rothwell Armstrong If it has to be 4-3-3, I would probably say: Kaminski Nyambe Lenihan Ayala Williams Travis Evans Holtby Dolan Dack Armstrong In easier games, I would go Rothwell for Evans there and move Travis inside, and also it is early days for Dolan, maybe Brereton, Chapman or Rothwell could eye that place. I think Mowbrays would be the above with Bell, Johnson and Gallagher for Williams, Evans and Dolan.
  22. Hoochie Bloochie Mama

    Final League Position 2020-2021 - Poll

    Where are we finishing then lads and lasses? With the squad coming together and hopefully no major outgoings what are our chances of a tilt at promotion?
  23. Ben Frost

    Goalkeeping Dept

    Moved from the Transfer thread, cos probably worth its own space I think the revamp of the goalkeeping department is really interesting. It's important to look at the ages of the players. Kaminski 27. Pears 22. Stergiakis and Hilton 21. Eastham 19. Had Pears been brought in before Stergiakis, I'm not sure you'd be questioning [from original post in transfer thread] either signing, because we'd all have assumed Pears was automatic 2nd choice to Kaminski and then the Greek lad was just a cheap low risk punt for some time in the future. Now suddenly there's a clear No1 who is 5 years older than any of the other keepers, but the battle to be No2 is going to be intense. Compared to the goalkeeping department last season, it's a revolution. Out go Flappy Walton and an ageing Canadian, and also Fisher who made some dreadful errors in preseason. In have come a clear No1, and a couple of potential No2s who will have to scrap like mad to prove themselves better than the other. Which in turn will keep Kaminski on his toes. Hilton and Eastham will be galvanised to perform to the very best of their abilities - it's suddenly career make or break rather than I'm next in the queue. Nothing not to like.
  24. roversfan99

    Elliott Bennett/Captaincy

    Couldnt see a topic specifically on this, but surely the time has come now to move on Bennett. I think Mowbrays reasoning for selecting Bennett over Nyambe, that the latter has lacked confidence is a joke. That isnt going to help! Mowbray also said that "Bennett brings some character and personality to our team and takes the game-plan on to the pitch." Absolute rubbish. The game plan wasnt evident and certainly didnt work. Its such a feeble reason to select his favourite player. I have a stat which I saw on Lancs Live which sums up how much of a liability Bennett is and why he needs not only to be dropped but moved on as soon as is possible: Bennett has captained 26 games this season, we have lost 13. Lenihan has captained us 14 times, we have lost once. I dont think its because Lenihan was wearing the armband. It is because how much of a weakness Bennett becomes when he plays. Does anyone think he should stay even as a squad player anymore? He is as much of a liability as Mulgrew is. Further reason why its time for a change of manager too.
  25. Scotland1

    Season Tickets 2020-21

    Anything on tickets ?
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