Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Reports - Michael Appleton sacked

Reports - Michael Appleton sacked

Rovers have this morning sacked Michael Appleton after 67 days in charge of Blackburn Rovers.

He was reportedly summoned to a meeting this morning where he was given his marching orders after a run of only two league wins in his short tenure saw Rovers drop to just outside the relegation places.

Appleton was Rovers FIFTH manager of the season with Gary Bowyer now expected to take charge until the end of the season.

The circus continues...



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Tuesday March 19 2013
Time: 11:58AM

Comments

0
Are we ever going to see an end to this shambles?!
Mikey Delap
19/03/2013 12:01:00
0
To be honest I am a little shocked with this. Although results have not been the best, I honestly think the players this time are to blame. He was honest, which has been lacking from previous managers. When he mentioned a summer clear out, it was possibly the first thing i agreed with in a while, from any who filled that seat. (although I have to say, Bowyer was great when in charge last time)
The_Irish_Rover
19/03/2013 12:21:00
0
what a joke. we're going to get relegated again.
the shire
19/03/2013 12:30:00
0
Embarrassing. Totally embarrassing. I know the results havent been great, the performances not much better either, but 5 managers in a season??? What do they expect, the players must not know if they're coming or going.. Enough is Enough. Leave Bowyer in charge now till the end of the season. we need and crave stability.
Wiggle150
19/03/2013 13:59:00
0
Every time these clowns of owners sack another manager it makes it harder to bring in someone capable of doing the job. Any manager needs his own squad and his own pre-season to get the job done. If Venkys want instant success they should appoint someone who has a track record and some capability of delivering. They, and they alone, are responsible for the shambles that our Club has now become. The players must be totally demotivated and the emotional cost to the fans is huge. For all the worthy intent of the various supporters' groups there is nothing that we can do as fans except sit back and watch this slow-motion car crash.
kevin e
19/03/2013 14:40:00
0
Another shocking decision,they really are trying to completely destroy and finish this once great club.Unlucky for Appleton,seemed a nice bloke and promising manager.Don't think he did himself any favours with recent style of football that made Fat Sam look like Guardiola. Not like we were playing Barcelona either,was a very weak Milwall team that made us look like a conference side,and our performances in those two games were the worst unattractive style I've witnessed in all my time as a rovers fan.Hopefully Bowyer can keep us up(crazy to be saying this) and then Venkys touch wood give up and bail this summer,new experienced manager given time to take us up to where we belong......This feels like a pipe dream though as things stand!
dunn8
20/03/2013 17:00:00
0
I blame the FA.They let peoplewho know nothing about football buy our clubs. The rules say that only fit and proper persos should be allowed to own clubs. I know we have our differences but you hae my sympathy, best of luck.
cornwallclaret
21/03/2013 08:36:00
0
I always suspected that rovers fans were not very sporting, now it is confirmed.
cornwallclaret
23/03/2013 17:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers Trust Calls On Venky's To Sell Blackburn

The Rovers Trust was set up in 2012 to help safeguard the future of Blackburn amidst growing concerns for just that, the future of Rovers.

Blackburn 4-3 Crewe - Highlights

Blackburn secured a win over Crewe in the League Cup on Tuesday.

Brighton's Duffy Interest Ongoing

Previous attempts from Brighton to tempt Blackburn into selling Duffy have failed, rumour has it they'll continue efforts to sign the former Everton defender before the deadline.

Premiership Freebies In 12 Months?

With a week to go in the 2016/17 summer transfer window, Premier League clubs have players now in their final 12 months on contracts...

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

LC - Crewe MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Raya0%
Lowe0%
Duffy0%
Wharton30%
Hendrie0%
Feeney0%
Byrne0%
Akpan0%
Conway60%
Gallagher0%
Stokes0%
Sub - Guthrie10%
Sub - Graham0%
Sub - Marshall0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
7 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
9 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
10 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
12 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
13 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
14 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
15 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Derby County 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
18 Burton 4 1 1 2 4 0
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker33
2.@roverseas14
3.Sasman!4
4.captain _midnight2