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Valittiin heti kättelyssä Roversin kauden pelaajaksi 2013/2014 kaudella.. mitä pelejä tuli divarissa nähtyä niin kaikista vakuuttavin keskikenttäpelaaja oli koko sarjassa. En vaihtais keneenkään samassa sarjassa palloilevaan keskikenttäpelaajaan.


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Kauden avausmatsissa 2014/2015 sitten nähtiin jo todellinen kandidaatti kauden maaliksi  =) muutoinkin Cairney pelas läpi ottelun aivan huikesti ! ja kun sitä peluutetaan vielä sellaisella pelipaikalla jossa sen parhaat ominaisuudet eivät tule edes täysin esille. Jätkä on todellinen helmi ! :) jos ei ”nouse hattuun” ja jaksaa painaa duunia nöyrästi niin jätkä muistuttaa pelitaidoiltaan tosi paljon David Bentleytä paitsi vielä(kin) monipuolisempi ja parempi, myös hyvin paljon Tugayn parhaita puolia pojan pelistä tulee esille.


..heti ottelun jälkeisessä haastattelussa hauskuutti yleisöä ja osoitti mainiota huumorintajua kun kertoi että tauolla pukukopissa vitsailivat että Rhodes teki kauden taklauksen ! :D siis siinä kun painosti vastustajaa ja lopulta mainiosti riisti pallon josta Tom kävi maalin pamauttamassa.


Jätkästä taidettiin maksaa jotain parisataa tuhatta joka on ihan naurettava summa. Jos Rovers ei nouse niin voi olla pirun vaikeaa enää pitää riveissä (vaikka tosi pitkän sopparin tekikin) kun tarjouksia tulee taatusti satelemaan.. tosin jotain alta 10miljoonan ei kannata edes millään tapaa noteerata.



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‘Getting Personal’ with Tom Cairney

A brand new feature where we get to know the person behind the player …


What’s your earliest memory?


My earliest memory is playing out on the street with my mates. We lived in a cul-de-sac and it was fairly safe, so just playing out there.


What sort of child were you?


Lively, mardy, buzzing – just full of life.


What are you best at outside of football?


Playing pool probably. I’m the Blackburn Rovers pool champion! Number one seed!


What would you like to be better at?


I’d like to be better at golf, so that I could play with the boys. I’ve never really played. Well, I’ve tried a little bit, but I’m shocking! So if I could, I’d like to be better at golf, so that I could play with the lads when they go. 


Tell us a secret about yourself?


I worked in a bank! I did work experience at Barclays Bank when I was about 15 or 16. Worst two weeks of my life! Working 9-5 in a bank, suit and tie, the lot! Shocking!


What is your most treasured possession?


My most treasured possession is probably my Premier League debut shirt for Hull against Wolves at home. We drew 2-2. To make your Premier League debut at 18 is something pretty special, so I’d probably say that. I’ve got it framed and hung up at my mum’s house.   


Who is the biggest star name in your phone book?


Jay-Jay Okocha. Legend! What ability! I played with him at Hull. He’s probably changed his number now, but I’ll say him.


What has been your most embarrassing moment?


I fell in an ice bath at Hull about two minutes before I was due to go out and play, and I was in full kit! I slipped and fell in! It was more funny than embarrassing, but still quite embarrassing, so I’ll say that.


Who do you most admire?


Apart from Justin Bieber, I’d probably say … when I was growing up I used to admire the original fat Ronaldo! Loved him! He made me love football. He was the best player and he played for Brazil and when I was growing up, he was the man! So I’d probably say him.  


Your house, your football boots and your car – which do you clean first?


I’d probably say my car first, then my boots, then my room.


Could you survive in the wild on your own?


No chance! I’d like to think I’d have a go, but if I was on Cast Away, I think I’d have to call it a day!


What kind of people do you dislike?


I dislike ignorant people. And those that look down on people, when there’s no need to look down on people. Even if you’ve done more than someone else, I think you should make time for everyone. 


What makes you angry?


Not a lot. I don’t get angry very often. The only thing that really makes me angry is losing to Jordan Rhodes at pool! Away from football, it’s always stupid stuff that gets me angry, like getting lost in your car or in traffic or running late. Normally things that should make me angry don’t make me angry, it’s stupid little things and annoying things, when things don’t go smoothly, that’s what really makes me angry. 


How many close friends do you have?


Three. I think you have quite a lot of mates, but only a few friends. Two from school and one’s my cousin, who I’d say is a close friend.


What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?


Probably the Ice Bucket Challenge I did with Jordan (Rhodes), when Marshy (Ben Marshall) and Varns (Luke Varney) went past on the surf board, naked! That made everyone chuckle a bit, so I’d probably say that. 


What is the worst/best decision you have ever made?


Football-wise, the best decision I’ve ever made is probably coming here, just because I’ve kicked on in my career. The actual best decision I’ve ever made is maybe moving out of my mum and dad’s house. Not because it was terrible, just because I think you grow up quicker. I should have moved out earlier, but just because I didn’t have to, I didn’t. The worst decision I’ve ever made is taking my mum’s car out the day after I passed my test and crashing it, straight into the back of a lorry at McDonald’s! That’s a bad one, isn’t it?!     


What has been your most bizarre life experience?


Spending time with Jimmy Bullard at Hull. He was a bizarre man! 


What are three things that you would like to do before you die?


Start a family, go to space – that would be unbelievable – and play in the Premier League again.


What team(s) do you support outside of football?


I don’t really support another team, but I follow my mate, Tommy Coyle, who’s a boxer. He’s from Hull and I know him quite well and I go to every fight, so I’d probably say I support him. 


Are you an animal person? Do you have any pets?


No! I don’t do pets. It’s hard enough looking after myself, let alone an animal.


What last kept you awake at night?


The first Paranormal Activity affected me!


What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?


Leaving Brockhall Village I’d say. There was talk of a statue of me being put up, but this is David Dunn’s town!


What film, no matter how many times you’ve seen it, do you have to watch when it’s on?


That’s a good question. I’d probably say Law Abiding Citizen. I just love it.


Tell me about the last time a team-mate got angry with you. What happened?


I don’t think a team-mate has ever got angry with me in training. I can’t remember a time anyway.


What business would you love to start?


I’d like to open a bar.


Did you have any other jobs when you were younger?


No, never had any jobs. Not even a paper round. 


Could you find your way around a foreign country using just a map?


I’d like to think I could, yes. I’d be confident.


What are you most proud of?  


What I’ve achieved in my career up until now. 


What is your idea of fun? If given a chance to skip training for a day, how would you spend your day off?


My idea of fun is a bit boring. It’s basically just watching telly, lying on the sofa, duvet on, food, film or football. That’s it. 


What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?


Oysters! Gross! Had them in Dubai.


If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?


Cooking or going to the supermarket. It does my head in!


What's the one thing you can't live without?


The one thing I can’t live without is music. Especially on the way into training.




Would you rather...


... skip Christmas for a year or skip your birthday for a year?


Skip birthday.


… live without your computer/laptop or your television for the rest of your life?




… be able to fly whenever you want or be invisible?




… have a beautiful house and ugly car or ugly house and beautiful car?


Beautiful house ugly car.


... visit the world 1,000 years into the past or 1,000 years into the future?




... be rich and ugly or poor and good looking?


Poor and good looking.


… go sky diving or deep-sea diving?


Sky diving.


… have a chef or a cleaner?







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...ennen matsia…

Rovers’ reigning player of the year was released by Leeds for being too small at 16 after nine years on their books.







…matsin jälkeen…


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Jos tuo uutinen käypi toteen, niin GBowyer vois vaikka ensi töikseen painua h*lvettiin...



Homma näyttää olevan jo varma, TC:llä on jo Fulhamin treenikamppeet niskassa.


Siirtosummaksi näyttäisivät tarjoavan tuollaista £3.5m -> £4m


Saas nähdä kun kovasti huhuilevat että tuosta siirtosummasta sitten jokunen prosentti saattaapi menna Hullin suuntaan..


..seuraavaksi sitten odotellaan mihinkä suuntaan suuntaa kolmikko Gestede, Rhodes, Marshall.

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Everyone understands football is an unpredictable occupation, one minute I'm looking forward to pre season at brockhall the next I'm at


Fulham.. I will treasure the memories I have at ewood for the rest of my life, I have to say the friends I made at rovers players staff and


 Supporters are very dear to me and I thankyou for all the kind wishes I have received.. I wish rovers every success and hope promotion is


 Achieved.. Hopefully my new club can join them! I have nothing but thanks love and respect for everyone connected to this great club


 And thankyou to the gaffa for turning me into a better player!

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Jaa’a… tämän jutun mukaan olis sittten pitkälti pelkästään Venkysin idea myydä tuo Cairney.. jos pitää paikkaansa, voi olla että on pelkkä kiero yritelmä Bowyerila vähän nuolasta fanien peppuja.. niin eipä ole noita intialaisiakaan r*n***reita näkynyt tai kuulunut mitään virallista pariin vuoteen..


..tuollloin kun Rovers pelas Valioliigassa niin ne käväs pari peliä kahtelemassa.. jälkimmäisessä niitä pommiteltiin lumipalloilla.. sen jälkeen ne eivät ole uskaltaneet mitään virallista ilmoitusta enää pistellä edes joukkueen virallisille sivuille.. käsittämättömän hiljaa ovat olleet..


Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer saddened to see Tom Cairney go


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Scouting Report: Cairney

Paul Wheelock, Blackburn Rovers reporter for the Lancashire Telegraph, gives us the lowdown on former Ewood Park favourite Tom Cairney.



How would you describe Tom Cairney in one sentence?

A left-footed, creative midfielder who is very comfortable on the ball and can score spectacular goals.


What sort of player have Fulham signed?

Someone who is very adaptable. He can play wide on the right, cutting in onto his left foot, from deep, taking the ball off the centre-backs and starting attacks, or in the ‘hole’, playing forwards in.


Where do you see his best position?

I think he was most effective for Rovers wide on the right but his natural position is in the middle. I always liked him in a ‘three’ – some of his best performances for the club came there, particularly against Premier League opposition in the FA Cup.


What was the Blackburn fans’ reaction to his departure?

Disappointment. They voted Tom their player of the year in his first season at the club, and while he did not hit the same heights in the second, when he admits himself he could and should have scored more, he still won their goal of the season award. He was a firm fans’ favourite, as evidenced by the reaction on social media after his departure.


What are his main strengths?

His composure on the ball, his eye for a pass, and his ability to shoot from range.


What’s he like as a person?

A really nice lad and, from a journalist’s perspective, a great interviewee. He gave thought-out answers and, when the time was right, was up for a laugh. I think his Twitter messages to Blackburn fans after he left the club said a lot about him.


How do you think he’ll fare at Fulham?

I’m sure he’ll be a big success.





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Tom Cairney: Blackburn Rovers was best time of my career and it will be surreal to line-up against them





Pari komeata maalia jo kerinnyt Fulhamille tehdä..

Hull Cityä vastaan…


Brightonia vastaan…

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'I still have a lot of respect and love for the club' - Tom Cairney on his bittersweet winning return to Blackburn Rovers




Rovers – Fulham pelin jälkeen vieraiden manageri höpötteli seuraavanlaista Tom Cairneysta….

Jokanovic spoke of the value of Cairney, who he believes can make the transition to the Premier League. He said: "They're some very strong words but Tom Cairney can be a Premier League player. His quality, he's clinical.

"He's a player who doesn't lose passes. He normally completes around 90 per cent. We know him, he played for this club though I'm not sure what style he played. But he's a very important part of our squad and I like this player.

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