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4 hours ago, briansol said:

Magloire is promising but like a lot of young players needs to learn how to handle themselves physically in this league. He was dominated in the air in his two appearances. Biggest difference from U23 football is the physical, positioning and strength in senior football. Playes like Joe Garner, Billy Sharp, Steven Fletcher and our own Graham will bully a young centre back even if they are not the tallest.

It was only a brief quote, but I liked reading Graham a couple months back saying how he makes a point of roughing up the young CBs a bit in training to give them an idea of what they'll be up against in League play. The Championship is one hell of a trial by fire!

We've got a decent CB pipeline at the moment in Magloire, Wharton, Platt, and Grayson. Have to think/hope one of them will come through. Although I suppose questions can be asked of all of them... perhaps Platt can be written off as playing National League North at 21 isn't too promising (I admittedly haven't seen him play though!). Next year may be make or break for Wharton. Seems to be getting mixed reviews at Bury. Had some bad luck with Lincoln bringing in Shackell after his loan was completed. Perhaps you'd hope he'd be on loan in League One or pushing for a place here, but I suppose he should be given some credit for battling for a spot with top League Two sides.

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3 hours ago, RoverCanada said:

Next year may be make or break for Wharton. Seems to be getting mixed reviews at Bury. Had some bad luck with Lincoln bringing in Shackell after his loan was completed. Perhaps you'd hope he'd be on loan in League One or pushing for a place here, but I suppose he should be given some credit for battling for a spot with top League Two sides.

I'd hoped he'd be on loan in League One this season, but somehow he ended up down in League Two again, twice! Someone on here was saying they'd heard he'd rather be sold than go on loan again. It's a shame, as I can't see him jumping straight from League Two to the Championship for a team who want promotion, especially since he couldn't get into one of those League Two teams and we need to strengthen in central defence anyway. The logical thing for the club is to get him tested properly at League One first so we can see how close he is to making the grade, but he doesn't seem to want that. Could be his days at the club are numbered...hopefully not another O'Connell scenario that we come to rue.

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Just now, RoversClitheroe said:

You can watch our game against Liverpool on there Liverpool Go. Does it cost? 

Its also live on Liverpool TV (presume its the same thing) for those that have it as part of their sports packages on subscription TV

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Just watched a wonderful first half against Liverpool. Up 2-0 after goals from Rankin-Costello and Butterworth. Hard to single out anybody as a great effort from everybody so far. Been dominant and could be more up, fun to hear Liverpool commentators trying and failing to find hightlight from the home team.

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Just now, Oldgregg86 said:

Does anyone know anything about the Burnley game and tickets etc. When there on sale and criteria etc

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/april/lancashire-cup-final-confirmed/

 

The competition’s 121st final will take place at the LFA’s County Ground in Leyland on Tuesday May 7th, kick-off 7pm.

This will be an all-ticket match, with both clubs allocated 1,000 tickets, which are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (over-65s & 16 and under).

All Rovers tickets must be purchased in advance of the game from the Ewood Park ticket office (or by calling 01254 372000 or by visiting www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers).

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Tuesday April 23rd until 12.30pm on Sunday May 5th in the following phases:

Phase 1 – Rovers season ticket holders who are also 1875 Club members (April 23rd-April 30th) 

Phase 2 – Rovers season ticket holders (May 1st-May 5th)

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Scott Wharton’s Bury we’re officially promoted last night. He’s played pretty much every game since arriving. I think it would make sense for him to go back to them next season and have a full season in League 1 (with Jan recall clause), although I don’t think he wants to go out on loan again.

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On 29/04/2019 at 10:50, Mattyblue said:

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/april/lancashire-cup-final-confirmed/

 

The competition’s 121st final will take place at the LFA’s County Ground in Leyland on Tuesday May 7th, kick-off 7pm.

This will be an all-ticket match, with both clubs allocated 1,000 tickets, which are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (over-65s & 16 and under).

All Rovers tickets must be purchased in advance of the game from the Ewood Park ticket office (or by calling 01254 372000 or by visiting www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers).

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Tuesday April 23rd until 12.30pm on Sunday May 5th in the following phases:

Phase 1 – Rovers season ticket holders who are also 1875 Club members (April 23rd-April 30th) 

Phase 2 – Rovers season ticket holders (May 1st-May 5th)

Its normally a couple of quid to get in...cheeky gets.

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On 29/04/2019 at 10:50, Mattyblue said:

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/april/lancashire-cup-final-confirmed/

 

The competition’s 121st final will take place at the LFA’s County Ground in Leyland on Tuesday May 7th, kick-off 7pm.

This will be an all-ticket match, with both clubs allocated 1,000 tickets, which are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (over-65s & 16 and under).

All Rovers tickets must be purchased in advance of the game from the Ewood Park ticket office (or by calling 01254 372000 or by visiting www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers).

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Tuesday April 23rd until 12.30pm on Sunday May 5th in the following phases:

Phase 1 – Rovers season ticket holders who are also 1875 Club members (April 23rd-April 30th) 

Phase 2 – Rovers season ticket holders (May 1st-May 5th)

Are both sets of support travelling in a bubble for this?

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According to that press release, tickets appear to be only on sale to season ticket holders for Rovers fans. On the Burnley website they have been on open sale to anyone from the 23rd April.

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7 hours ago, RV Blue said:

Scott Wharton’s Bury we’re officially promoted last night. He’s played pretty much every game since arriving. I think it would make sense for him to go back to them next season and have a full season in League 1 (with Jan recall clause), although I don’t think he wants to go out on loan again.

I heard that too...hopefully he'd be more willing to do six months in League One though this time. If he's realistic, he will, as he can't reasonably expect to walk back into a Championship side when he's barely played in League One. The best he can expect right now would be to assume the Downing cover role. Even that may be a stretch, depending how the summer business goes.

I don't see someone in the Championship trying to buy, nor someone in League One stumping up the few hundred grand I expect we'd want, so if he doesn't take a League One loan he may find himself back in the u-23s all or most of the season.

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Bought my tickets today for this. As someone who attends a lot of 23's games at Leyland for free, £10 is a bit of a kick in the teeth. Lady at the ticket office told me sales have been very slow on both sides, and I can imagine that's purely down to the price more than anything - although up until today you had to be an 1875 Club Member.

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11 minutes ago, OnePhilT said:

Joe Grayson has been playing at left wingback for Grimsby during his loan spell there. Two goals in eight appearances, and their set-piece taker. Surprised to read that from all aspects, although their supporters don't think he's worth bringing back next season.

He's rubbish.  I know many better 20 year old but not with daddy a manager 

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Just now, OnePhilT said:

I saw Grayson play a couple of times for us last season; he looked very good at the back. I suppose many youngsters who get injected into the first team bring an instant breath of fresh air, so only time will tell, as well as how his next loan spell goes.

I imagine that Grimsby have been playing Grayson on the left to give him some game time. I thought centre-back was his natural position.

Like I say, he's shit. He's been shit since he was a kid and would be nowhere near our club if daddy hadn't had him at the right rovers-arse licking school in clitheroe 

Mols is a class above but his dad isn't in the game

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I'm looking forward to us entering the Premier League International Cup next season and hosting some elite European clubs when our promising youngsters can lock horns with some of the best across Europe.

My understanding is that entry is for the 12 highest placed Category A clubs and 12 European clubs by invitation. With us finishing 5th in the upper division we should be getting picked.

Small problem for the Premier League - Rovers have just finished 5th whilst Man Utd finished 6th in division 2 so if entry is based on performance then Rovers will be in the competition and United won't be. Time to change the rules and make it all invitation only so the poster boys can be in.

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Just now, Madon said:

That sounds good, would be interesting to see how we compete with them.

 

More info..

https://www.premierleague.com/premier-league-international-cup-explained

Don't get your hopes up too much. As good as it would be to those who watch the u23s and as beneficial as it would probably be to our lads and club profile I'm expecting them to find a way to avoid allowing us in. They won't want Blackburn Rovers as one of their elite 12 clubs.

 

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33 minutes ago, JHRover said:

Don't get your hopes up too much. As good as it would be to those who watch the u23s and as beneficial as it would probably be to our lads and club profile I'm expecting them to find a way to avoid allowing us in. They won't want Blackburn Rovers as one of their elite 12 clubs.

We really have been upset by the Ladies experience haven’t we. I feel as though there was an issue with our Academy early days but can’t remember what it was - being overlooked for Cat A status despite meeting the criteria?

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Just now, Stuart said:

We really have been upset by the Ladies experience haven’t we. I feel as though there was an issue with our Academy early days but can’t remember what it was - being overlooked for Cat A status despite meeting the criteria?

I may be paranoid about the whole thing but I was upset last summer when we didn't get invited into the Checkatrade Trophy despite finishing higher than numerous other academies that did get entered into it.

Thanks to the investment made some time ago which put us at the forefront of things we've managed to maintain Category A status and I suppose some credit has to go to these owners for not shutting it down, yet, although I suppose if we churn out more Hanleys, Lenihans and Travis's then it's worth chucking a couple of million a year into it.

Then there was the Ladies experience which laid bare the corruption.

In theory all clubs with Category A status should be considered equal insofar as academy standards are concerned as each have to maintain a level and investment each year. I've no doubt that they will want United in their International Competition and will try to get them in and likewise won't be keen on a non-Premier League club being so high up the rankings.

At the moment with 24 Category A clubs it fits quite neatly into their structure but it will be interesting to see what happens should another club seek admission as Category A and meet the criteria. Will they get rid of one to make room?

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