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I'd never expect them to announce two signings simultaneously or even in the same afternoon unless they had to. So whilst I hope and expect we've got a few other irons in the fire even if they're done and dusted the club wouldn't announce them all at once. There's way too much publicity and fun to be had on social media these days, they can have thousands hanging on their every word for days on end.

I'm not overly fussed about Chapman, I'd have him back happily as he'd probably be a decent option but not sure whether he's ready to start games and also have fitness concerns. Armstrong much more important in my opinion although more difficult to get done if we're scrimping our way through the market.

Palmer is a positive step but several more needed!

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Jesus Christ, give the girl a break. Who knows what she's like? Having her character assassinated and reasons for being with her fella by a bunch of internet nobodies because of how she looks, pretty

There should be no excuses and no cliches imo. The window so far has been...underwhelming.  Do I think we’d go down with this squad? No? Is it better than the one which went down? Yes, I believe

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Just now, imy9 said:

Isn't Palmer a winger? He can play in any of the three attacking positions (assuming behind the striker). 

Think Number 10 is his best position but he is also able to play well on either side of that. Imagine he will slot in the three behind to one side of Dack and be Dacks backup if he ever gets any niggles. 

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1 hour ago, chaddyrovers said:

Palmee signs

So, we’re finally able to announce the good news! Got there in the end, #AgentBenno! 

#KaseClosed ?️♂️ https://t.co/TBOyVP0D4G

Rich Sharpe says

Kasey Palmer. Announced. 21-year-old Chelsea attacking midfielder joins #Rovers on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

Palmee eh. Very familiar Chaddy! 

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15 minutes ago, Pedro said:

I think we'll sign Armstrong  for around the £1m mark but through fear of injuries, pass on Chapman.  I honestly think that Chapman will have a super career though.  Unfortunately, we don't have the money to gamble with.

If Middlesbrough would agree, we could get him on a season long loan with an agreed purchase price. Then we would get best of both worlds i.e. he’d be tried and tested. Even though his contract would be up they would still be eligible for compensation, so an agreed price at this stage may work for both parties. 

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Palmer looks a promising loan signing, will bring some muscle to the team as the Championship is a very physical league.

On my wishlist are a pacey winger (Chapman ideally), versatile striker who can also play wide (Armstrong) and a proper center forward. Not asking a lot :)

 

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So all that fuss and build up this afternoon and the “big announcement” is a loan signing that Sky Sports announced last Saturday? Brilliant. Doesn’t bode well that they have built this one up as much as they have.

On the plus side, it’s a full season loan so at least we can plan. Let’s hope he’s as good as the hype.

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1 hour ago, markhayhurst said:

Just been going through kasey’s twitter and players in common with large majority of rovers squad including Bennett are:

Danny Williams. Huddersfield/USMNT

Damari Grey. Leicester 

Any of these seem like potential loans or even signings? 

 Take that as a no then?

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“I’m trying to loosen the burden on Bradley Dack, Danny Graham, Dominic Samuel, those sort of players. They need some help and after losing Adam Armstrong, Jack Payne, Harry Chapman, we have really lost a lot of attacking minding players,"

 

I don't know why but I take this as Armstrong is one that he's moved on from. 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, markhayhurst said:

 Take that as a no then?

Demarai Gray will be featuring a lot for the first team at Leicester this season, as he did last season. Danny Williams is a solid CM and is better than anything we've got. Made 20 appearances for Huddersfield last season, and in today's market he would probably be too much for us, he'd be out of our reach for sure. Plus I don't think we are looking at centre midfield as a position of interest. Hope that answers your question buddy. 

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Excellent signing. He’s certainly a matchwinner, of which we’re lacking. 

I would expect our “big” signing will be Armstrong, and that’s where the baulk of our budget will go. I would anticipate another loan coming in the forward positions, probably a target man.

Add a decent back-up centre half and I think we’re looking relatively strong.

On top of that, I think Lewis Travis will cement a regular place place in the centre of midfield this season, which will feel like a new signing. He looks like a top player. 

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13 minutes ago, Neal said:

“I’m trying to loosen the burden on Bradley Dack, Danny Graham, Dominic Samuel, those sort of players. They need some help and after losing Adam Armstrong, Jack Payne, Harry Chapman, we have really lost a lot of attacking minding players,"

 

I don't know why but I take this as Armstrong is one that he's moved on from. 

 

 

I wouldn't. For now he isn't out player, so what Mowbray says is fact. He couldn't be not including him in that list if we were going to sign him, needs to wait til it's official!

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50 minutes ago, Stuart said:

So all that fuss and build up this afternoon and the “big announcement” is a loan signing that Sky Sports announced last Saturday? Brilliant. Doesn’t bode well that they have built this one up as much as they have.

On the plus side, it’s a full season loan so at least we can plan. Let’s hope he’s as good as the hype.

Oh Eeyore, when are you ever going to lighten up!? ???

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Think protecting the wage structure is Tony's top priority - we'll just have to let go of Armstrong unless he and his agent are happy to take a cut.....

...ha!

 

Palmer - great signing for the season, though!

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Happy with the Palmer signing, in that hes of a calibre to really push us on, proven record of promotion at this level, and gives us more individuality in the final third. Very happy to see that the deal is a season long loan too.

Think the media team have scored a bit of an own goal with their over the top coverage of the deal, seems a bit underwhelming to only sign the player we all knew we were signing anyway. Not one for all the nonsense on social media around signings but thats perhaps grumpiness beyond my years.

I just hope that Palmer is a regular and Mowbray finds a way of using him with Dack. He is naturally a central player which clashes with Dack, but he can play from wide, I imagine Chelsea will have ensured, probably via financial penalties, that we give him the game time they consider to be sufficient to agree to a season long loan, so I hope we see him regularly, albeit he has had problems with injuries in the past.

Mowbray has given Dack the perfect platform to take his game up a couple of levels, and he knew exactly how to use Armstrong in terms of getting him involved from wide in a way that Bolton had failed to do. Contrary to this, Chapman in particular was underused and Mowbray didnt know how to get the best of him, and Payne who is also naturally a 10 and in glimpses had shown that he could link with Dack from wide positions, was again not trusted nearly enough in favour of safer but far less offensively threatening alternatives in Antonsson and Conway. His eye for exciting, attacking talent is there, his use of them is hit and miss.

Its down to Mowbray to get Palmer in the team and working in tandem with Dack as soon as possible. If he does that I imagine we will be entertained.

Now for a good striker and some pace out wide, and a centre back.

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Prixon says Nmecha off to Swansea. If true then it's a shame as I think he'll do well this season, talented kid. Saying that though it is Nixon, and he did say we were in pole position to get Kent before he went to Rangers.

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3 minutes ago, Paul Mani said:

Oh Eeyore, when are you ever going to lighten up!? ???

He made 3 points. 2 of which were based on the player. An acknowledgement of the hype around him and happiness that the loan is longer than initially expected.

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