Blackpool's Tony Parkes: Paul Ince needs more time at Blackburn Rovers

BACKING: Tony Parkes

BACKING: Tony Parkes

First published in Sport Blackpool Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Blackburn Rovers reporter

TONY Parkes believes Rovers’ playing squad have to shoulder most of the blame for their Premier League peril – insisting under-fire boss Paul Ince deserves more time.

The Blackpool assistant manager was caretaker boss at Ewood Park six times in his 34 years at the club, and admits their current spot in the relegation zone does hand the board a tough decision.

Parkes though insists Ince can not be judged on just 17 games in the top flight and believes he needs to backed ahead of the forthcoming January transfer window.

Ince’s short tenure has seen Rovers slump to second from bottom in the Premier League, after an 11-match unbeaten run, with his managerial Premier League debut looking increasingly unsure.

Parkes said: “The board have a big decision to make because it’s all about money in the Premier League.

“If they are going to sack Paul, how long will it be before they do it? These are tough times for Blackburn.

“They were a good batch of players when Paul joined the club but Mark Hughes was always going to be a tough act to follow.

“There are good times and bad times to go to a club and I’m afraid Paul’s picked a bad time because he’s always going to be judged by what Mark did.

“But you can’t judge a manager on 17 games.

“I would think the players are not doing it for him and they must take a lot of the blame.

“I’m sure Paul would like to get one or two out in the transfer window, generate some money and bring some new players in.

“That’s the way it should go.”

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12:26pm Tue 16 Dec 08

French Rover says...

just heard the news on SKY....the Ince Out brigade get their man! What a sad and sorry day for the club, the only way is down now! Any mextra money we had for the transfer window will have to go towards paying Ince off. The only thing we can do is to sell Santa Cruz and Warnock and hope we can get someone decent to come and manage us - but who would want to work for our panic stricken, chicken hearted board..
God save our Team now...
just heard the news on SKY....the Ince Out brigade get their man! What a sad and sorry day for the club, the only way is down now! Any mextra money we had for the transfer window will have to go towards paying Ince off. The only thing we can do is to sell Santa Cruz and Warnock and hope we can get someone decent to come and manage us - but who would want to work for our panic stricken, chicken hearted board.. God save our Team now... French Rover
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12:42pm Tue 16 Dec 08

Robbie says...

French Rover wrote:
just heard the news on SKY....the Ince Out brigade get their man! What a sad and sorry day for the club, the only way is down now! Any mextra money we had for the transfer window will have to go towards paying Ince off. The only thing we can do is to sell Santa Cruz and Warnock and hope we can get someone decent to come and manage us - but who would want to work for our panic stricken, chicken hearted board.. God save our Team now...
oh shut up dingle
[quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: just heard the news on SKY....the Ince Out brigade get their man! What a sad and sorry day for the club, the only way is down now! Any mextra money we had for the transfer window will have to go towards paying Ince off. The only thing we can do is to sell Santa Cruz and Warnock and hope we can get someone decent to come and manage us - but who would want to work for our panic stricken, chicken hearted board.. God save our Team now...[/p][/quote]oh shut up dingle Robbie
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1:32pm Tue 16 Dec 08

Ossy blue says...

Maybe the team didn't want to play for an arrogant manager and a back room staff that adopted coaching methods more suited to div 2....just a thought there!
Maybe the team didn't want to play for an arrogant manager and a back room staff that adopted coaching methods more suited to div 2....just a thought there! Ossy blue
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2:33pm Tue 16 Dec 08

French Rover says...

Robbie wrote:
French Rover wrote: just heard the news on SKY....the Ince Out brigade get their man! What a sad and sorry day for the club, the only way is down now! Any mextra money we had for the transfer window will have to go towards paying Ince off. The only thing we can do is to sell Santa Cruz and Warnock and hope we can get someone decent to come and manage us - but who would want to work for our panic stricken, chicken hearted board.. God save our Team now...
oh shut up dingle
U just gave me the biggest insult ever - Dingle??? I have been a proud rover for over 50 years u silly Robbie and I have been to more Rovers games than u will ever be able to see in your lifetime. So please if u r going to insult me ok -but please get your facts right - I am not and never ever will be a Dingle.....
[quote][p][bold]Robbie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]French Rover[/bold] wrote: just heard the news on SKY....the Ince Out brigade get their man! What a sad and sorry day for the club, the only way is down now! Any mextra money we had for the transfer window will have to go towards paying Ince off. The only thing we can do is to sell Santa Cruz and Warnock and hope we can get someone decent to come and manage us - but who would want to work for our panic stricken, chicken hearted board.. God save our Team now...[/p][/quote]oh shut up dingle[/p][/quote]U just gave me the biggest insult ever - Dingle??? I have been a proud rover for over 50 years u silly Robbie and I have been to more Rovers games than u will ever be able to see in your lifetime. So please if u r going to insult me ok -but please get your facts right - I am not and never ever will be a Dingle..... French Rover
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