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No doubt he’s already been mentioned on here somewhere but would hope we move for Adelakun from Scunthorpe regardless of whether they go up or not, as the lad is out of contract and by all accounts won't be signing a new deal. Sort of young, creative player we should be looking at.

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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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29 minutes ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

No doubt he’s already been mentioned on here somewhere but would hope we move for Adelakun from Scunthorpe regardless of whether they go up or not, as the lad is out of contract and by all accounts won't be signing a new deal. Sort of young, creative player we should be looking at.

Fully agree, there weren't too many outstanding prospects in L1, but he definitely impressed me at Ewood in December. 

The way i see it about 1/4 of our 'squad' needs upgrading/released. Caddis, Ward, Whittingham, Gladwin and Feeney being the standout 5 for me. Two being out of contract.

Based on the last 46(92?) games, players like Adelakun are 100% an upgrade on the Feeneys, Whittinghams and Gladwins of our squad so we should - and probably will - look for these options early (similar to when Bowyer went out early and pre-contracted Eastwood, Judge and Chris Taylor - just with hopefully much better results).

Rothwell, Camps, Niasala, Maddison, Nolan are all young (26 and under), fairly cheap/free, low wages, 100% attainable targets coming off outstanding seasons that would improve our squad (No, i don't think we should get all of them).

After that i think we would only need a quality starting Winger or two plus some proper competition for DG and we would be set for battling it out for 9th come may 2019.

Also, all this talk of Tammy Abraham is fantastic if not rather amusing. 1% chance :blink: . Someone like i dunno, Rudy Gestede, who has played 35 games in 2 years for Middlesborough and scored 13 goals in 4 seasons might be more interesting - not sure on his injury history now or how much £ he would cost in loan, transfer fee or wages? Rudy with Armstrong, Dack and (Chapman?) feeding off him would be something!

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59 minutes ago, Tom said:

We should see the retained list this week as the transfer window opens this Friday doesn’t it?

Shouldn't be long, a lot of clubs have already started announcing them.

Assuming we have to wait for TM get back from India

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Just now, islander200 said:

When is Mowbray due to go to India?

I thought it was this week but not sure when exactly.

The LET had this in the Waggott interview:

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Boss Tony Mowbray and Waggott will head to India next week to meet owners Venky’s to discuss Rovers’ plans for life back in the Championship

 

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12 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

Huth? How old is he?

Right back? We got 2/3 already. 

Agree on striker, 2 wingers and centre midfielder. Need Armstrong back and back up number 10 for Dack

One year older than mulgrew, less injury prone and a different kind of defender with the experience to bring on our young lads. His style of play would compliment mulgrews game and make us a better all round defensive unit. It would give us the option of pushing darragh onto the midfield and/or cover for injuries and add some real depth to our defense. Sadly I think he may be out of our range

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Gestede would be an ideal signing. Middlesbrough will have to make cutbacks this summer if they don't go up (unless they are allowed to spend £50 million and miss promotion under FFP rules?).

 

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44 minutes ago, Torgeir said:

Gestede's wages would be a stumbling block, and he's suffered a few nasty injuries lately. I'd rather we spend the money elsewhere.

True, but he has had 3 years on "premier league" wages of averaging around £35k per week (taking into account the probable 25% relegation wage drop for half that period). That's a solid £6m he wouldn't have dreamed of earning without BRFC in those 18 months.

On the flip side he has gone from playing every week injury free and scoring 1 in 2 (33 in 66) here to almost 1 in 7 (13 in 85) at Villa and Boro. Maybe he will be more open to a pay cut to return here? I won't get my hopes up.

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2 hours ago, Angry_Pirate said:

Rothwell, Camps, Niasala, Maddison, Nolan are all young (26 and under), fairly cheap/free, low wages, 100% attainable targets coming off outstanding seasons that would improve our squad (No, i don't think we should get all of them).

I like that list. Would also add Gwion Edwards from Peterborough. Had a cracking first half against us this season at Ewood and looks a real talent; Welsh international too and natural width (hoorah). As you say, not advocating a full on League One signing spree, but a number of these lads are talented with the hunger needed to test themselves at a higher level. 

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53 minutes ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

I like that list. Would also add Gwion Edwards from Peterborough. Had a cracking first half against us this season at Ewood and looks a real talent; Welsh international too and natural width (hoorah). As you say, not advocating a full on League One signing spree, but a number of these lads are talented with the hunger needed to test themselves at a higher level. 

Is Edwards the left full back or winger who was tearing up our flank? I liked the look of him, if so.

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https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2018/may/rovers-confirm-retained-list/

 

So discussions ongoing with Conway and Graham, Ward and Feeney no deal.

Surprised with the Graham one as I was sure that when he signed it was a 2 year deal with the option of a 3rd year, so it seems they are negotiating a new one rather than invoking the 3rd year on his existing one. Unless they need Venky approval to do that first.

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3 hours ago, Torgeir said:

Gestede's wages would be a stumbling block, and he's suffered a few nasty injuries lately. I'd rather we spend the money elsewhere.

Now he does fit the tag of impact player and he'd be handy half fit coming off the bench etc but sadly his wage would probably be too much to carry unless Boro were feeling very generous.

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7 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I've always liked Brunt , very under rated player in my opinion. Having said that even if he were to come, which he won't, where would you play him ? Lately he's being playing more at the back than on the wing and we've already got two left backs.

Plus there's the issue of wages. Even " average " Premier League " players are on mega bucks as are lots of the established players at the next level down.

Brunt has been playing in centre midfielder for West Brom not left back 

6 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Chaddy, you are hardly suggesting that Caddis should play next season are you? 

I would prefer Bennett in midfield as well personally. 

Nyambe should be playing as 1st if we play a back 4. 

But Caddis has another year on his contract so he still be here unless he made. 

6 hours ago, K-Hod said:

This has been our problem for a number of years, counting players who can 'do a job' in a position instead of having specialists.

disagree, nothing wrong with having a couple of players who can play a different positions

5 hours ago, imy9 said:

Huth is a leader and we need a few more in the championship. Our overall squad needs to remain stable with about 5/6 new additions ( Chapman/ Armstrong May use up 2 of those spaces)

Huth has played no league games all season. and was injured for the first half of the season and not made one single appearance even on the bench.

we shouldn't be signing a 33 year old player 

I have agree that we need 6/7 new additions. 

5 hours ago, Stuart said:

Caddis - not good enough for L1 let alone Championship

Travis - can he play at rb? Never knew that. Mowbray doesn’t think so.

Bennett - midfielder

What was the question again?

Bennett is more than good enough to be back up to Nyambe who is good enough and come on leaps and bounds. 

Travis can fill in the there but is good enough to also fill in there. 

plus we might not play 4-2-3-1 this season but 3-4-1-2 instead

4 hours ago, Oldgregg86 said:

One year older than mulgrew, less injury prone and a different kind of defender with the experience to bring on our young lads. His style of play would compliment mulgrews game and make us a better all round defensive unit. It would give us the option of pushing darragh onto the midfield and/or cover for injuries and add some real depth to our defense. Sadly I think he may be out of our range

Huth has played no league games all season. and was injured for the first half of the season and not made one single appearance even on the bench.

we shouldn't be signing a 33 year old player 

3 hours ago, JHRover said:

Gestede would be an ideal signing. Middlesbrough will have to make cutbacks this summer if they don't go up (unless they are allowed to spend £50 million and miss promotion under FFP rules?).

 

What wages would Gestede be on? 35 to 40k a week. are we going to looking at that bracket of wages this summer? plus the fee. 

On Boro cutbacks, we will see. I can see them selling Assombalonga first before Gestede. Gestede seem more of Pulis type of player than Assombalonga

1 hour ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

I like that list. Would also add Gwion Edwards from Peterborough. Had a cracking first half against us this season at Ewood and looks a real talent; Welsh international too and natural width (hoorah). As you say, not advocating a full on League One signing spree, but a number of these lads are talented with the hunger needed to test themselves at a higher level. 

I have suggested Edwards previously. He was excellent against us. 

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1 hour ago, Give 'Em the Axe said:

Is Edwards the left full back or winger who was tearing up our flank? I liked the look of him, if so.

Yeah; played left midfield against us. We need a minimum of two wingers brought in, and just think he could be an option for the left flank. Peterborough have got a few decent attacking players who could add value; Edwards, Maddison and Marriott. Obviously the latter would be big bucks though.

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Just now, chaddyrovers said:

 

What wages would Gestede be on? 35 to 40k a week. are we going to looking at that bracket of wages this summer? plus the fee. 

On Boro cutbacks, we will see. I can see them selling Assombalonga first before Gestede. Gestede seem more of Pulis type of player than Assombalonga

I have suggested Edwards previously. He was excellent against us. 

I've no idea what wages he will be on, only that if fit and anywhere near his form in his first spell here he would solve a lot of problems up front for us.

Surely Boro cutbacks are inevitable if they don't go up? We had to slash and burn our squad to achieve FFP compliance, they blew a large chunk of their parachute cash on transfer fees alone last summer (rumoured £50 million). Not forgetting a considerable spend last time they were here under Karanka.

Getting that one rule for us another rule for everyone else feeling again. Lost count of the number of times I heard Rovers had an unsustainable wage bill and had to make cutbacks when promotion was missed and yet other clubs who go way beyond what we did manage to avoid sanctions.

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26 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Brunt has been playing in centre midfielder for West Brom not left back 

Nyambe should be playing as 1st if we play a back 4. 

But Caddis has another year on his contract so he still be here unless he made. 

disagree, nothing wrong with having a couple of players who can play a different positions

Huth has played no league games all season. and was injured for the first half of the season and not made one single appearance even on the bench.

we shouldn't be signing a 33 year old player 

I have agree that we need 6/7 new additions. 

Bennett is more than good enough to be back up to Nyambe who is good enough and come on leaps and bounds. 

Travis can fill in the there but is good enough to also fill in there. 

plus we might not play 4-2-3-1 this season but 3-4-1-2 instead

Huth has played no league games all season. and was injured for the first half of the season and not made one single appearance even on the bench.

we shouldn't be signing a 33 year old player 

What wages would Gestede be on? 35 to 40k a week. are we going to looking at that bracket of wages this summer? plus the fee. 

On Boro cutbacks, we will see. I can see them selling Assombalonga first before Gestede. Gestede seem more of Pulis type of player than Assombalonga

I have suggested Edwards previously. He was excellent against us. 

Chaddy how you respond to many posts in one makes it difficult to reply to you

Ya, Caddis will be here,but what I asked you was do you think he should play? 

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5 minutes ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

First mistake of the new season, offering Conway a new deal, not for me

If the wages are reasonable, which I would imagine they will be, I don't see a problem. A good honest pro and we can call him a rover at this stage. He has given a lot to the club

 

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34 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Bennett is more than good enough to be back up to Nyambe who is good enough and come on leaps and bounds. 

Travis can fill in the there but is good enough to also fill in there. 

plus we might not play 4-2-3-1 this season but 3-4-1-2 instead

Where to start...

Chaddy, the transfer window is open, we don’t need to play Bennett out of position. He is more valuable in his midfield berth.

Travis? You’ve spent how long telling me he is a midfielder? Now he can fill in there as well as fill in there. Again, if he is a midfielder, we don’t need to play him out of position. Unless you really think he is a right back, you know, where he has been playing all season!

Nyambe’s ability as a Championship full back is a matter of opinion. You say he is good enough - based on nothing. I say I’m not convinced. I’d prefer a more experienced player personally but that’s just my opinion.

Please don’t get me started on three at the back but presumably you would see Lenihan, Mulgrew and Williams there? I’ve grave doubts over Williams.

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38 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

If the wages are reasonable, which I would imagine they will be, I don't see a problem. A good honest pro and we can call him a rover at this stage. He has given a lot to the club

 

I've been watching Rovers 47 years, I Don't get a free season ticket. We're a football Club not a charity!

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6 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

I've been watching Rovers 47 years, I Don't get a free season ticket. We're a football Club not a charity!

And what do you do to deserve a ticket? Did you score against Bradford last season? Must have missed that :P

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

And what do you do to deserve a ticket? Did you score against Bradford last season? Must have missed that :P

:D

That's all he did!

Doesn't offer anything much these days imo and in fact hasn't done for a couple of seasons at least. The money would be far better spent elsewhere for me.

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1 hour ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

If the wages are reasonable, which I would imagine they will be, I don't see a problem. A good honest pro and we can call him a rover at this stage. He has given a lot to the club

 

No, especially in a higher league!

 I like John Cooper Clark too, but I wouldn't offer him a contract either

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