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9 minutes ago, SuperBrfc said:

"How about the promotion from League 1, Tony?"

"You could say that, but listen, this club shouldn't find itself in League 1, our aim is to be back in the Premier League and we are working towards that".

In an alternate universe the answer is:

"No doubt about it, winning the League 1 title. Although we were disappointed to find ourselves there, I thought we played some good stuff that season, and it was great seeing the lads lift the trophy at the end."

The difference being, in that universe TM has a winners mentality. 

 

For the record, I'm also married to Margot Robbie there, and drive a Lamborghini. It's a magical place!

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28 minutes ago, Ewood Ace said:

The big worry is if he is still here this time next year (and I fear he will be) then I think that question might be a much more difficult one to answer.

Yes, I fully agree with that statement. I believe we’ve “maxed out” under his mgmt. 

I don’t think he can possibly last that long, considering the current state of affairs. We’re averaging a point a game... that’s definitely not enough to promote, and maybe not good enough to stay up. 

I’m glad the owners don’t have as itchy a trigger finger to can/sack managers as they used to, but a loss tomorrow, and they might find it much easier to do so. 

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In the past whenever we've been on long lasing runs we've nevertheless had the knack of only losing narrowly and often grabbing a late consolation goal to falsely make things appear things were closer than they actually were.

Wonder if this will be the case tomorrow? I sort of feel like it will be a thumping.

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Just now, RevidgeBlue said:

In the past whenever we've been on long lasing runs we've nevertheless had the knack of only losing narrowly and often grabbing a late consolation goal to falsely make things appear things were closer than they actually were.

Wonder if this will be the case tomorrow? I sort of feel like it will be a thumping.

Dreading it.

I have this vision of my youngest shaking his head, sighing "How can we be this shit?"

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2 minutes ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

Dreading it.

I have this vision of my youngest shaking his head, sighing "How can we be this shit?"

It's awful isn't it and we've had eleven years of this Arguably more if you go back to when Hughes left.

A whole generation of young fans lost.

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6 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

‘I talked about stats the other day didn't I last week? And one of those stats was we had the most touches in the opposition penalty area of anyone else in the league.’

Have I woken up in 2012?

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‘Crooke - And I know you're not big on milestones but four years at a football club is a pretty big achievement, is there anything that stands out in your time as manager that you take great pride in? A proud memory or a favourite moment?’

Mowbray - No.


How petulant. Supposed professional football manager in his mid 50s. Either he’s on his way out or he really is just going through the motions - whatever it is isn’t good for the club.

Not only petulant but like most TM comments it's pretty damning of himself unintentionnally. If I hadnt something to be proud of within 4 years in a role I'd be offering my resignation.

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Starting to actually hope Tony goes now, ideally that he walks. I'm reminded of the 'good resignation' speech from Malcolm Tucker:

 It IS possible to have a good resignation, you know! Look, people really like it when you go just a bit early! You know, steely jawed, faraway look in your eyes!

Before they get to the point when they sitting round in pubs and say "Oh, that fucker's got to go!", you surprise them!

"Blimey, he's gone! I didn't expect that! Resigned! You don't see THAT much anymore! Old school! Respect! I rather liked the guy! He was hounded out by the fucking press!" How about that, ah? What a way to go! Yeah!

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Most of the regular fans, even his critics, hold him in high esteem for promotion and turning around then stabilizing the club. I know i do, as well as his general conduct over most his time here. It was a refreshing change seeing someone humble, honest and only appearing to be driven by his love of being a manager.

He's in grave danger of all that going out the window recently as this season his interviews have gone increasingly bizarre. Now at the point of being an arrogant ignorant self preserver. 

It isn't the fans or medias fault hard questions now need asking this has been coming a while. Promotion, stability, some good signings and the odd impressive victory have covered over a lot very frustrating stuff.  It always catches up in the end but it seems he isn't prepared for it.

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9 hours ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

Dreading it.

I have this vision of my youngest shaking his head, sighing "How can we be this shit?"

Just show him a picture of Tony Mowbray, that ought to explain it....

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“At the risk of repeating myself, I’m a performance related coach, I want to see my team play well and I’m never happy to lose, but sometimes it lessens the hurt when the team have functioned and created lots of chances and dominated possession.

“Of course we want to win. I sat and watched Brighton v Crystal Palace and it was unbelievable how Crystal Palace won that football match, it was so one-sided yet they lost 2-1 in the last minute"

Mowbray urges Rovers to 'keep believing' amid poor run | Lancashire Telegraph

Winning really doesn't matter to him does it? I've never read such garbage, well not since last time he banged on about being a performance-related manager.  

He should be sacked immediately. The man is a menace. 

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27 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

“At the risk of repeating myself, I’m a performance related coach, I want to see my team play well and I’m never happy to lose, but sometimes it lessens the hurt when the team have functioned and created lots of chances and dominated possession.

“Of course we want to win. I sat and watched Brighton v Crystal Palace and it was unbelievable how Crystal Palace won that football match, it was so one-sided yet they lost 2-1 in the last minute"

Mowbray urges Rovers to 'keep believing' amid poor run | Lancashire Telegraph

Winning really doesn't matter to him does it? I've never read such garbage, well not since last time he banged on about being a performance-related manager.  

He should be sacked immediately. The man is a menace. 

Agree wholeheartedly. Someone should have told the Leicester title winning team it doesn't count because of their possession stats or the Dingles they can't be in the Prem because they don't have enough of the ball. He's a deluded muppet. 

What makes it even more galling is:

1) We have played badly and performed badly for the whole of 2021. The football had been grim. We aren't even meeting his warped criteria for success. 

2) When we win and play badly (which tbf is most of our wins against 11 men) it's all about the results and the performance doesn't matter. The Berk contradicts himself repeatedly and if the team played at the speed at which he shifts the goal posts we would be top 6 by now. 

Get rid. 

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What does "performance related coach" mean? It's a load of gobbledgook to detract from results. If results had been good, but the performances poor, he'd have said he was a "results based coach".

Anyway, Tony, if you want to be judged on performances most fans would agree they've been very poor, and that's being kind. 

Another defeat tonight and please do the decent thing and resign

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38 minutes ago, jim mk2 said:

What does "performance related coach" mean? It's a load of gobbledgook to detract from results. If results had been good, but the performances poor, he'd have said he was a "results based coach".

Anyway, Tony, if you want to be judged on performances most fans would agree they've been very poor, and that's being kind. 

Another defeat tonight and please do the decent thing and resign

I could be reading too much into it but is the performance related coach also a way of him distancing himself from as much responsibility from the current mess? Or am I just getting cynical that we are no further on then the early years?

If it is an I just coach the team plea, it's a load of guff as said coaches don't appoint their bosses or set up scouting networks or buy half the Boro team. 

Also Jim why wait till another loss. Get rid now. 

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Have I missed all these good performances from us that have somehow ended in defeat, à la Brighton? When we lose we usually stink the place out too with our performance.

In fact I'd be embarrassed to call myself a performance related coach after what's been served up the last few months. 

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5 minutes ago, frosty said:

Have I missed all these good performances from us that have somehow ended in defeat, à la Brighton? When we lose we usually stink the place out too with our performance.

In fact I'd be embarrassed to call myself a performance related coach after what's been served up the last few months. 

What other options are there? Cake-related? 

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