I really didn't think the Blackburn Rovers' soap opera of a season could get any more ridiculous but I realised how wrong I was when the news emerged on Tuesday that Rovers had sacked Michael Appleton after just 15 games and 67 games in charge.

Sadly Blackburn have become an object lesson in exactly how not to run a football club and getting rid of Appleton is just the latest in a long line of panicky decisions that defy any logic. The Venkys may not be football people but surely they realise that chopping and changing to the extent they have this season is bad for business.

The bizarre thing is the patience they showed with Steve Kean last season when the fans were calling for his head. They stuck with him despite all the vocal pressure from the terraces but this season they've suddenly decided to take a completely different approach and have got through five managers. It just doesn't make any sense.

Gary Bowyer is back as caretaker and although you can't really predict anything at Ewood Park with any great certainty at the moment, I suspect he will be in charge for Rovers' remaining nine npower Championship fixtures.

He was unbeaten in four games during his first caretaker stint but he's got a job bigger job on his hands second time around because Blackburn are in total disarray and plummeting down the table. The players have to be in a daze after what has happened and getting them focused isn't going to be easy.

The potential long term damage to the club is worrying. If the rumours about some of the players' salaries are to be believed, relegation to npower League 1 would be a financial disaster and God knows how much it has cost to pay off Kean and Henning Berg.

The other concern is attracting a new permanent manager even if they do avoid relegation. The pedigree of the club isn't it doubt but I'm sure the list of experienced managers willing to try their luck at Ewood Park in the future is dwindling by the day.

It's been a bad week for Watford following their 1-0 defeat at Barnsley on Saturday and the news that the club is now under a transfer embargo until the end of August after the previous owners were found guilty of financial misconduct.

I'm glad The Football League didn't deduct points because the fault lies with the previous regime but the punishment could cast a shadow over the club if they were to win promotion. Every club going into the Premier League needs to strengthen and the Hornets could find their hands tied behind their backs over the summer.

They can apply for special dispensation to bring in new players but it's still a potential concern.

The Tykes win at Oakwell came just a few days after David Flitcroft signed a deal until the end of the season and the manager thoroughly deserves the show of faith the club have put in him.

I was convinced Barnsley were dead and buried when he replaced Keith Hill in December but 10 wins in 16 have given them real hope of a great escape. I think they're going to need 52 or maybe 53 points to be sure of safety but the form they're in, they've now got a great chance.

There was a nice story over the weekend about Tyrone Mings who gave an Ipswich Town fan two tickets for the Bolton Wanderers game at Portman Road after the supporter Tweeted that he was too skint to go to the match. It never hurts to see about footballers in the news for the right reasons and Tyrone deserves a pat on the back for what was a kind gesture.

When I was playing, we often tried to get tickets to supporters when they were going spare. I remember at Bournemouth we'd send the kit man outside on away days to give tickets to fans when we had extras from the players' allocation and it'd good to hear it's still going on.

This week's funniest story - if you're not a Wolves fan, that is - had to be the revelation that Wanderers keeper Carl Ikeme had broken his hand and could miss the rest of the season after punching a tactics board during a half-time bust-up with Dean Saunders.

The pair had words after Ikeme let in a soft own goal. It was bad enough that Wolves were beaten 2-1 but Bristol City but to lose your keeper like that must have Dean tearing his hair out.

I've got to admit I'm not a stranger to bizarre injuries and when I was at Charlton I cut a lump out of my foot trying to stop a plate smashing on the floor. It was the night before a match and there was blood pouring out all over the floor.

My big worry though was Alan Curbishley finding out, so I rang the physio in a panic and he told me to strap it up and come in first thing in the morning. I knew Curbs would go mad if I couldn't play because of such a stupid accident, so I got the physio to patch me up and played.

We drew 1-1 and I got the equaliser with a header, which I still find a bit ironic. As far as I know, Curbs never found out.