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I’m sorry Paul, but it really has bewildered me that running Blackburn Rovers sensibly has been made to look as arduous as sewing in sparring mitts, but that is how it has been presented throughout th

I certainly don't claim to be 'ITK' at all but shortly after the final whistle yesterday I received a text from someone extremely close to the club - not the playing or coaching side - who doesn't nor

The trouble is, this is a well-trodden route in the Copybook of Tony Mowbray. A week back, prior to Cardiff and following the utterly woeful and woebegone showings against Wigan and Barnsley, we neede

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Most, if not all,  of us on here think that.  Even on Twitter and Facebook the tide has turned or is turning but there's only one person whose opinion counts and she either doesn't know, doesn't care or thinks 'Stuff you, peasants.  I like him.' 

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Mowbray is in absolute self preservation mode with his post match comments. It's becoming an insult to our intelligence now but as I have said he is making these comments for the sake of Balaji and co. On a poor run of form like ours he just doesn't have the answers and wherewithal to stop the rot. 

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Any reasonably run club would now be looking to next season....particularly with the Covid affect...

*.asking, mailing, emailing fans about their welfare and their plans for season 21/22...

* working to “ clean up “ the stadium

* asking for imput on kits 

* offering reassurance on the future of the club and the academy 

* making “ can’t resist “ offers on season tickets ( let’s make our community strong again ) 

* asking for views on what ( or who ) would make them return to Ewood

......and what have we got ? ... Nothing but The Coventry 3 who slouch on the touchline offering neither  inspiration nor perspiration 

They must be  praying there will be some brave souls left to walk through the turnstiles ....but, as it stands I really believe that many of us, even the diehard support , will have found other things to fill our Saturdays .

Come the reopening Ewood will be a mirror image of its management...tired, dated , devoid of passion, empty....a shell of what it was 

.....The Mowbray effect ....

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TM also praises opposition teams before and after games - Pearson is hardly gonna say "you lot are shit". He is using politeness, professionalism and platitudes as part of his excuse now too.

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3 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

What’s going on with the players and results is totally normal, been 4 years, it’s got stale and they need a new voice.

At normal clubs the board/the owner would spot it and it would’ve been long nipped in the bud and a bit of momentum from a new broom lifts everybody. 

Here these things drag on and on and everyone involved just increasingly goes through the motions, the manager talks evermore nonsense as he’s run out of ideas (and knows he’d have gone already anywhere else) and the fanbase more and more apathetic.

That would seem to be the case. 4 years is a long time in football. Ferguson was an exception but he changed his back room staff regularly. Mowbray sticks with Venus. 

It's Rovers 3rd season back in the Championship and if Mowbray's "progression" is points based (which is the only metric that counts, right?) Rovers need to finish on 64 points to eclipse last season's total. 19 from 9 games. Norwich on Saturday will be a loss so it will be 19 from 8 games, which works out to needing 6 wins and a draw from those 8. That's Barnsley form. Rovers will fall short. 

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1 hour ago, Dolly blue said:

Any reasonably run club would now be looking to next season....particularly with the Covid affect...

*.asking, mailing, emailing fans about their welfare and their plans for season 21/22...

* working to “ clean up “ the stadium

* asking for imput on kits 

* offering reassurance on the future of the club and the academy 

* making “ can’t resist “ offers on season tickets ( let’s make our community strong again ) 

* asking for views on what ( or who ) would make them return to Ewood

......and what have we got ? ... Nothing but The Coventry 3 who slouch on the touchline offering neither  inspiration nor perspiration 

They must be  praying there will be some brave souls left to walk through the turnstiles ....but, as it stands I really believe that many of us, even the diehard support , will have found other things to fill our Saturdays .

Come the reopening Ewood will be a mirror image of its management...tired, dated , devoid of passion, empty....a shell of what it was 

.....The Mowbray effect ....

Thanks Dolly Blue...the Rovers Trust have been invited to put forward views and ideas on "Marketing"....main message so far from us has been "Get the Season Tickets on sale by May"....maybe its not only the Coventry 3 but also the Marketing Dept that need a shake-up.

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Best we can hope for now is that there is a review by Venkys and they bin him in the summer.

Hes survived this current run, so I can't see him getting binned before the summer now.

Problem is, he will use every excuse under the sun (covid, injuries, etc) as to why its been such a shit season and Venkys will likely buy it and give him another crack next season. 

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Still here then.  Just don't get this guy.  He's been playing Gallagher then we play a team for once with a not very big back line and he drops him and has no width to out the ball in the box, how the hell could Pearson be impressed with our delivery into the box almost everything went straight to their keeper.

  Get rid of this numpty.

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I think he will be canned prior to next season but not for performances - who in India cares about those - or even results (Covid, pitch, injuries blah blah). I think he will go for sticking his neck out on duff signings like Pears and Ayala. Overruling the recruitment dept and then his signings subsequently both failing this year and being long term, and thus expensive contracts I think will register in India. He knows he’s busted no matter what happens on the pitch now.

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37 minutes ago, davulsukur said:

Best we can hope for now is that there is a review by Venkys and they bin him in the summer.

Hes survived this current run, so I can't see him getting binned before the summer now.

Problem is, he will use every excuse under the sun (covid, injuries, etc) as to why its been such a shit season and Venkys will likely buy it and give him another crack next season. 

And probably too late into close season for a new guy to have an impact right away

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19 minutes ago, davulsukur said:

Without doubt.

Thats the Venkys way though.

Yep. I said the other day but I do think he'll leave this summer, just a hunch, but as you guys say, no doubt it won't be A) early on in the summer and B) straightforward, leaving us playing serious catch up. 

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17 hours ago, Ewood Ace said:

Another barrel load of garbage from him. Bemoaning the fact that sides sit deep against us, Cardiff did it in the 4th game of the season we didn't have an answer then and 30+ games on we still don't. Instead of moaning about it come up with some fresh ideas instead of doing the same things game after game and getting the same results. As for saying that Gallagher 'isn’t someone who historically has scored goals from crosses'. Well it's quite difficult for him to when he is the one putting the crosses in tonight for example we had the 6ft 3 Gallagher putting in crosses for the 5ft 5 Dolan. But Gallagher showed under Coyle that if played central he can score goals from crosses. 

'Find the answers' - Mowbray's verdict on Bristol City stalemate | Lancashire Telegraph

Reading that article makes me think we will end up signing another striker in the summer 🤣

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44 minutes ago, USABlue said:

Still here then.  Just don't get this guy.  He's been playing Gallagher then we play a team for once with a not very big back line and he drops him and has no width to out the ball in the box, how the hell could Pearson be impressed with our delivery into the box almost everything went straight to their keeper.

  Get rid of this numpty.

If we don’t get rid soon we are going to be in the small group of teams fighting relegation right from the off next season.

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I bet he's sat at home with his feet up,cup of Tea and Lemon Drizzle Cake in hand....laughing his bollox of at both us and this thread and enjoying his good fortune.

Stitched up big time.

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18 minutes ago, Ewood Ace said:

At least we can all now see him for what he really is. He likes to make out he is this great, humble and moral guy and for 18 months or so I was taken in by him but like Kean and Coyle before him he is just another chancer managing above his abilities.

He loves to talk about what a great, honourable guy he is and how he would never be a burden, yet he resigned at Coventry after 6 points from 10 games saying he was an 'honourable guy' and that it was 'embarrassing' yet it seems to him that 5 points from 11 games with Blackburn Rovers is perfectly acceptable. I'd love to hear that put to him by one of the local journalists but I shan't hold my breath.  

Indeed.

I would actually be happy with an statementt now that he was leaving at the end of the season. 

It's the Kean situation all over again, albeit with different players in the game. Fans demanding change, owners not listening or actively going against them. Basket case of a club.

Mowbray out 

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4 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Indeed.

I would actually be happy with an statementt now that he was leaving at the end of the season. 

It's the Kean situation all over again, albeit with different players in the game. Fans demanding change, owners not listening or actively going against them. Basket case of a club.

Mowbray out 

tony has shot it but he was nowhere near kean levels of incompetence,it`s just his refusal to admit his time is up thats annoying everyone

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3 hours ago, tomphil said:

I'm sorry i hate to say it but that is straight out of Keans book of self preservation. 

Insulting to be honest.

It's hard to believe that it was a genuine quote. It feels like Mowbray is now trying to use the views of other professionals to send a message to Pune. It's a bit of a "other managers appreciate what we are doing" type of plea.

'Balaji, I know we've lost a few recently, but they were really close games. We've been dominating the ball and the possession stats. Many managers have told me how impressed they have been with our football, Nigel Pearson also said this to me this last night. Stick with it, it'll come good soon'.

The root cause of all of this is the owners' lack of football knowledge. There's a reason why we here all this football jargon from Mowbray. It's a load of flannel just to fool the owners over and over. All this crap about "our rotation", "final third entries" and being the "second or third best passers in the division" means nothing to us, but it might sound like genius to those who don't know much about football.

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He is now claiming that we have an ''identity'' - I call it tippy-tappy executed at slow pace.

This 'identity' theme will be focused on by Mowbray until seasons end and sold to the Poons.

Jam tomorrow will win him next season.

Having said that come Saturday pm it will be 5 points in 12 games so maybe he can do the honourable - he will not!

Anyway we will only be 1 season into the new Journey ......

It's fecking unbelievable what a crock of shite our Club has become under the absent.

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6 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

You suggested yesterday that we start with Dolan up front!

I consistently berate the nonsensical tactics to which Mowbray uses but there isnt a prolific goalscorer waiting in the wings there. He had an average loan spell which is overhyped through nostalgic eyes, and even if we ignore this season, last season and at Birmingham goalscoring was alien to him. Youve picked isolated and random examples, its like me saying that Brereton could become prolific, he scored v Watford and Coventry, im not saying that Gallagher can not score the odd goal.

Last season he played quite a lot especially in the first of the season up front and in the main was shite.

We do need a new manager obviously (although ideas of one being searched for during the international break are depressingly naive) but the squad needs gutting and starting again. Mowbray has built an imbalanced rabble of rubbish that somehow managed to hoodwink people into thinking it is a top 6 squad under any manager. 

Based on his recent performances of him playing there. Long term he will should playing wide role. 

Did you see Gallagher's spell at Birmingham? how was he played? How many chances a game did they created under Cotterill? 

His loan Spell isn't being overhyped by anyone. 

Yet again you are making comments up again cos I have said no one in my post that Gallagher or Brereton could be profilic goalscorers here like Armstrong. For Gallagher, if he played as striker for a season in front 2 he would score to 10 to 15 goals. On Brereton since you brought him into this conversation would score around 10 goals a season from a wide role if he stayed fit for full season which for me would be acceptable for me. He isn't a number 9 striker who lead the line. 

On last seasons, How many chances did we really created for Gallagher when he played up front then? Do you have the figures please? if so, please share them for the messageboard. Thanks in advance. 

Hopefully the search for a new manager/head coach has been done and we have someone line up to replace Mowbray after the Norwich game. 

Its was Mowbray who said he build a top 6 squad and we would be challenging for the top 6. We havent got close to the top 6 after 6 transfer windows. We need a change under Mowbray cos we wont get top 6 under him

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I don’t know how he will be able to carry on his job after the inevitable defeat at Carrow on Saturday. Surely it’s time. Let’s not let this get nasty.

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