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I feel a long post coming on. If this is in any way soporific, it will reflect the level of our team's performance that sends Mowbray to sleep in the dugout.

One could see Mowbray as a Walter Mitty type figure. I think our situation is more akin to Zimbabwe under Mugabe or India under its last Congress party government.

Dan Clough's article starts by equating Mowbray with Dalglish. Include two name in the same sentence and you are intenidng people for that idea. Dan then says , it's not the idea at all, cementing it firmly in the mind of his readers as that's exactly what he is doing. I was certain Dalglish would secure promotion. That's why he was brought in. I was certain that Coyle would be potted when it was 'just too late' to keep us in the Championship. Mowbray brought in to keep us up. He failed. I was certain he would.

The League 1 campaign began with 4 defeats in 11. Mowbray didn't bring harmony. There was incredulity that another manager who had secured relegation was rewarded with an improved contract. Mowbray admits he lucked into a team, formation and style. Mowbray said the team picked itself. Mowbray let the senior players get on with it. Mowbray has said the team played a style he did not want.

 The Oxford game ticket was put on sale before the Charlton game. I was convinced we'd nothing from that game. The team played how Mowbray told them. The 27000 expected to see us clinch the League One title. They'd been sold a false prospectus. 15000 fans were permanently alienated from attending whilst Mowbray and Waggott remained in charge. That's dividing fans not bringing unity.

Mowbray's stated on numerous occasions that he doesn't do styles, formations or have footballing philosophy. It's no wonder his players don't have a clue what he wants. His death spirals aren't limited to Blackburn Rovers. Mowbray's invented the 'dominating the football' as his 'philosophy, yet has yet to explain what that means,

In 2013 before Middlesborough's last game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday an article appeared that dealt with the reason behind the team's fall from 2nd at Christmas to 12th as conceding 68 gaols. Mowbray said a team couldn't concede 70 goals and expect to be successful. How can a manager not know exactly how many goals his team has conceded? There's also the idea Mowbray is projecting that a team conceding that many is not his fault. Mowbray then went on to say that he hoped to say 'yes' to get somebody in. Mowbray's got that arse about face. It's the player who says yes to the offer on the table, not Mowbray. Mowbray signed 21 players at Middlesborough. Not enough for a full squad. Mowbray does not build teams.

At Coventry City, it took a final game win to save them from relegation, after being top at Christmas. Mowbray left Coventry in a total mess. I can see that happening here.

By all objective metrics, Mowbray has failed as a manager here. He has mismanaged Blackburn Rovers. @booth has alluded to how, in his post above. Lambert did not mismanage Blackburn Rovers.

I'd rather a new manager came in with the playoffs still mathematically possible.

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Finally he has provided the final evidence that he has become stale and incompetent with the latest team selection.

A team shorn of confidence, full of ability but unable to work to a system and YET he fails to select his best 11 players with a view to stemming the inevitable defeat.

Mowbray has to go, it’s become predictably boring

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Whos going to flip-flop their opinion first? Hope its not chaddy as I'm starting to like his posts.  I'm sure the let crew will be creaming tonight.  This result changes nothing. A win against an atrocious side has no impact on my opinion of Mowbray.  So many poor sides in this league.  Just takes a good manager to get out of it

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Still needs a win from the 1 of next 2 to better his 6 points from 10 games that saw him resign from Coventry sighting that he was an 'honourable guy'

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2 minutes ago, roverandout said:

Whos going to flip-flop their opinion first? Hope its not chaddy as I'm starting to like his posts.  I'm sure the let crew will be creaming tonight.  This result changes nothing. A win against an atrocious side has no impact on my opinion of Mowbray.  So many poor sides in this league.  Just takes a good manager to get out of it

Which Mowbray is not.

He'll no doubt waffle on again about "the journey" and how we're on course to challenge next season .

Always jam tomorrow with him.

And tomorrow never arrives but his pension pot will be topping up a treat.

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The bi-polar nature of social media is a phenomenon of our time. The Screen Grabber (formerly of this parish) has slagged off pretty much every utterance of TM and Waggott for weeks... today :

‘Inveterate gloom purveyors will have to have a night off unless they find out the new Brockhall won’t have any showers but a minibus to Ewood will be laid on after training’


I suppose it’s a calculation on which way the wind is blowing to get those precious serotonin releasing re-tweets....

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2 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

The bi-polar nature of social media is a phenomenon of our time. The Screen Grabber (formerly of this parish) has slagged off pretty much every utterance of TM and Waggott for weeks... today :

‘Inveterate gloom purveyors will have to have a night off unless they find out the new Brockhall won’t have any showers but a minibus to Ewood will be laid on after training’


I suppose it’s a calculation on which way the wind is blowing to get those precious serotonin releasing re-tweets....

Some people really don't get the Brockhall thing do they?

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Mowbray wasn't leaving before the end of the season anyway, so I'm thankful for any wins that drag us closer to the 50 point line.

Fairly sure he'll still be here at the start of next season as well, regardless of where we finish. He's surely one of the safest managers in any league, able to openly discuss how he is immune from results that would get any other manager sacked. 

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2 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

The bi-polar nature of social media is a phenomenon of our time. The Screen Grabber (formerly of this parish) has slagged off pretty much every utterance of TM and Waggott for weeks... today :

‘Inveterate gloom purveyors will have to have a night off unless they find out the new Brockhall won’t have any showers but a minibus to Ewood will be laid on after training’


I suppose it’s a calculation on which way the wind is blowing to get those precious serotonin releasing re-tweets....

Everyone needs to feel they are right - even though the team is still in 15th, 4 from 24, some tough teams coming up and Mowbray always being one crazy decision away from a death spiral.

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Just now, RevidgeBlue said:

Some people really don't get the Brockhall thing do they?

Young ‘uns I kind of get it, they’ve only known this shell version of Blackburn Rovers.

But for someone like him, who was actually involved with the club at the time we were being pulled up by our bootstraps, the lack of pride in the legacy left in the form of fantastic facilities and the shoulder shrugging to the gutting of infrastructure is something I just can’t get my head around.

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2 minutes ago, booth said:

Everyone needs to feel they are right - even though the team is still in 15th, 4 from 24, some tough teams coming up and Mowbray always being one crazy decision away from a death spiral.

It's eighteen points from the last eighteen League games now I think plus a defeat to Doncaster in the FA Cup.

If we have a storming end to the season then the last seven games can fairly be described as a blip but right now we're still in appalling form which is why the three points were so vital today.

And "the blips" are too frequent and too lengthy under TM to ever get anywhere.

 

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7 minutes ago, DE. said:

Mowbray wasn't leaving before the end of the season anyway, so I'm thankful for any wins that drag us closer to the 50 point line.

Fairly sure he'll still be here at the start of next season as well, regardless of where we finish. He's surely one of the safest managers in any league, able to openly discuss how he is immune from results that would get any other manager sacked. 

There’s no actual ambition to get promoted, that’s fairly obvious in the way the club is structured and run. So on what grounds would he be sacked as long as we are comfortable enough in the Championship? (Losing money hand over fist aside, but there’s no ambition to stem that either, short term cash grab at Brockhall aside).

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12 minutes ago, DE. said:

Mowbray wasn't leaving before the end of the season anyway, so I'm thankful for any wins that drag us closer to the 50 point line.

Fairly sure he'll still be here at the start of next season as well, regardless of where we finish. He's surely one of the safest managers in any league, able to openly discuss how he is immune from results that would get any other manager sacked. 

Basically this.

He wasn't going anywhere but I was definitely concerned we were heading back to league 1 with our current form.

We needed those 3 points and we'll need more yet to be sure.

No doubts Mowbray will be here next season for another season of the same.

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Next season will be just the same so we'd better just dig in !

For the 'clappers' we know this club has more than most you can see that from games like Oxford and when Liverpool come to town.

Feck em leave em to it they've not had an outing on social media in any number for over a month.

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11 minutes ago, Displaced Rover said:

The comments on the Rovers instagram on the full time score are disgusting. The amount of happy clappers. There's one suggesting an extension... I genuinely don't think that's even a troll.

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The standard win interrupting a Mowbray death spiral to keep his job. No-one is expecting anything from the next 4 games anyway. It would be different were we expecting a top 6 finish. Of course, now we have to win every match to stand a chance of getting there. That is not seen as 'realistic'.

As an inveterate gloom purveyor, I hold fast to the view that we will not be promoted back to the Premier League under Mowbray. You know, via the playoffs, the minimum target for Mowbray this season.

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14 minutes ago, Stuart said:

It amazes me that it only takes a single win for some people to start their sanctimonious crap.

We could lose the next four and win the fifth and the same thing would happen.

It’s just bizarre.

Because they have a Mowbray love-in. We never criticise the club. We're holier than thou

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Fuck me, if we won every game till the end of the season, we'd have three more points than Norwich have today. Let that sink in. Oh, and 14 points behind Barnsley in the top six. Still abject.

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Despite today win I still believe need a change of manager who can achieve the aim of getting us back to the Premier League. 

I respect fans views that want to stick with Mowbray in the long term and thats their right. We can discussed the issues and topics in a respectful way. Me and Dan Clough have different views on Mowbray's future but we both want the best for Blackburn Rovers Football Club

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