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25 minutes ago, LDRover said:

I'm coming  round to thinking they're deliberately decimating the fanbase so they can tell the owners to flog Ewood as it's too big for us and to  build a 'state of the art' 10,000 capacity shoebox at Whitebirk.

Well let's shove it where the sun don't shine!... Unite and when we're all let lose again, 20k+ on Ewood, all venting their spleen!

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This is off-topic but it’s probably worth acknowledging that under the current guidance at C-suite and playing staff management, the fat lady is warming her vocal cords.

This has happened before in football and it happens a huge amount in business. People really do run businesses into the ground and take a whacking great salary doing it. It’s never truly clear if they know they’re doing it but the result is always the same.

None of us can blame the playing squad so much, really. They’re a target of ire and that’s part and parcel of their jobs, but on an operational level, their responsibilities only go so far. To an extent, none of us can even blame the manager or the executives, because their salaries are easy money. You keep dancing until the music stops and all the grown ups (if you can even call them that) have gone home.

Call it what it is; we were bought by novices as a vanity project, from a family of trustafarians desperate to cash out their inheritance, allowed to descend into ‘basket case’ status and the end has all been prolonged by a seemingly endless stream of face-saving cash from owners who don’t know when to fold.

It’s nice to fantasise about how things might change (I really leaned into the positive start at the beginning of the year and ate my humble pie a while ago) because we all fundamentally care so much about the club. It’s deep for us, it’s always going to be different for us. Pretty much all of us would have resigned before now if we were in Mowbray’s position, but we’re not. It’s different for us because our investment isn’t contingent on however many thousands of pounds a week land in our bank accounts. We’re all paying out for the privilege of following the team.

But speaking objectively, the cracks are being papered over with money from the owners and you’ve got to wonder how low that pile will be allowed to go before the cracks are instead allowed to grow and they abandon it.

In that case - if I’m right in thinking - the holding company goes into administration and therefore the club. Brockhall sale will be worth some money, hence the likely need to get it moving quickly. Goes to paying off any preferred creditors, maybe even in advance. I think Ewood isn’t that desirable as an asset, given the entire of the surrounding area’s infrastructure is basically built around it, so it probably “stays” somehow.

All of this is to say that in that case, someone swoops in on a pennies-to-the-pound basis and this particular nightmare is  over, although whoever picks up a former basket case club in administration better be in it for the genuine love of that particular club and with money they would otherwise have actually set fire to, because it might be a devil we don’t want to get to know.

Anyway, I play the Euromillions, so if I win I promise I’ll be the total idiot who swoops in and wastes it all on this particularly cruel mistress.

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2 minutes ago, Bethnal said:

This is off-topic but it’s probably worth acknowledging that under the current guidance at C-suite and playing staff management, the fat lady is warming her vocal cords.

This has happened before in football and it happens a huge amount in business. People really do run businesses into the ground and take a whacking great salary doing it. It’s never truly clear if they know they’re doing it but the result is always the same.

None of us can blame the playing squad so much, really. They’re a target of ire and that’s part and parcel of their jobs, but on an operational level, their responsibilities only go so far. To an extent, none of us can even blame the manager or the executives, because their salaries are easy money. You keep dancing until the music stops and all the grown ups (if you can even call them that) have gone home.

Call it what it is; we were bought by novices as a vanity project, from a family of trustafarians desperate to cash out their inheritance, allowed to descend into ‘basket case’ status and the end has all been prolonged by a seemingly endless stream of face-saving cash from owners who don’t know when to fold.

It’s nice to fantasise about how things might change (I really leaned into the positive start at the beginning of the year and ate my humble pie a while ago) because we all fundamentally care so much about the club. It’s deep for us, it’s always going to be different for us. Pretty much all of us would have resigned before now if we were in Mowbray’s position, but we’re not. It’s different for us because our investment isn’t contingent on however many thousands of pounds a week land in our bank accounts. We’re all paying out for the privilege of following the team.

But speaking objectively, the cracks are being papered over with money from the owners and you’ve got to wonder how low that pile will be allowed to go before the cracks are instead allowed to grow and they abandon it.

In that case - if I’m right in thinking - the holding company goes into administration and therefore the club. Brockhall sale will be worth some money, hence the likely need to get it moving quickly. Goes to paying off any preferred creditors, maybe even in advance. I think Ewood isn’t that desirable as an asset, given the entire of the surrounding area’s infrastructure is basically built around it, so it probably “stays” somehow.

All of this is to say that in that case, someone swoops in on a pennies-to-the-pound basis and this particular nightmare is  over, although whoever picks up a former basket case club in administration better be in it for the genuine love of that particular club and with money they would otherwise have actually set fire to, because it might be a devil we don’t want to get to know.

Anyway, I play the Euromillions, so if I win I promise I’ll be the total idiot who swoops in and wastes it all on this particularly cruel mistress.

Are you the UK winner tonight??!! 🤠🤠🤠

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Mowbray has obviously dug his heels in so I reckon they are going to give him the first 10-15 or so games next season and if flirting with relegation places they'll sack him. If we're heading towards another mediocre but safe season, they'll keep him till his contract runs out. They are trying to save a payout, it has to be.

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18 minutes ago, booth said:

Mowbray has obviously dug his heels in so I reckon they are going to give him the first 10-15 or so games next season and if flirting with relegation places they'll sack him. If we're heading towards another mediocre but safe season, they'll keep him till his contract runs out. They are trying to save a payout, it has to be.

Thats the trouble. We did ok in our first 15 games this season, so what's the point in that?

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What I hate the most is that Mowbray tries to pursue and justify the image of an honourable and decent guy. If he had never said that he is a man of honour who loves the club and would rather walk before he has become a burden for the club, then I would have probably assumed that the guy is maybe clueless but perhaps ambitious and determined to get things right. I would have maybe thought that he is a fighter with perhaps a strict philosophy, who follows somewhat of a plan of action and who would rather fight until the very end instead of giving up because he has his own principles that he believes in. Instead he got found out as a complete lier and a fraud and that annoys the hell out of me

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9 minutes ago, Sparks Rover said:

Thats the trouble. We did ok in our first 15 games this season, so what's the point in that?

They’ll view it that we didn’t get relegated last season so we won’t this time. It’ll be another nothing season, or worse and they won’t lose sleep over it either way. They’ll just go on to employ someone else, recruiting in an entirely improper fashion with a fleeting hope the new manager will do better and that’s that.

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2 minutes ago, booth said:

Sorry to quote my own post, but even the chairs look unimpressed. The one furthest right looks like it’s going to burst into tears.

The other two can't bear it either, they've covered their faces.......just like the rest of us.

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Just now, Sparks Rover said:

The other two can't bear it either, they've covered their faces.......just like the rest of us.

Probably bodybags. And if so you have to wonder how many more dugout seats have perished having to endure Tony Mowbray’s brand of football over the years.

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20 minutes ago, booth said:

Sorry to quote my own post, but even the chairs look unimpressed. The one furthest right looks like it’s going to burst into tears.

2 of their chairs have passed away.  They're in body bags

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12 minutes ago, booth said:

Probably bodybags. And if so you have to wonder how many more dugout seats have perished having to endure Tony Mowbray’s brand of football over the years.

Shit didn't see what u wrote

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I find it strange that articles are coming out about summer plans, relegation this season is a real possibility in current form and Mowbray is being asked about budgets for next year by the local press and answering. Bizarre.

The precedent was set before today's game. This club is a total shambles from top to bottom.

Waggott Out! 

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After sleeping on it. I’m still mad. 1 win in 13. Surely must be coming towards the worst run in the clubs history over an extended period (he might already have that title with the losing 9 from 11).

For all I want him gone and have done for 3 years (I was slow on the uptake people saw him for what he was straight away) I also have a morbid curiosity to see how bad things have to get before he even acknowledges he’s under pressure. 

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1 hour ago, matt83 said:

After sleeping on it. I’m still mad. 1 win in 13. Surely must be coming towards the worst run in the clubs history over an extended period (he might already have that title with the losing 9 from 11).

For all I want him gone and have done for 3 years (I was slow on the uptake people saw him for what he was straight away) I also have a morbid curiosity to see how bad things have to get before he even acknowledges he’s under pressure. 

I think the 9 defeats in 11 is our worst run of form since the war.

This 1 win in 13 must be running it close though over a longer period.

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9 hours ago, booth said:

High intensity.

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I've said this for a while now - if the gurning one got any more disinterested he may invert himself and disappear up his own arsehole.

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1 hour ago, matt83 said:

After sleeping on it. I’m still mad. 1 win in 13. Surely must be coming towards the worst run in the clubs history over an extended period (he might already have that title with the losing 9 from 11).

For all I want him gone and have done for 3 years (I was slow on the uptake people saw him for what he was straight away) I also have a morbid curiosity to see how bad things have to get before he even acknowledges he’s under pressure. 

Yes, it is a bit like watching a slow motion car crash, where you know from the start that it ends badly for the spectators, but that all of the occupants of the car itself walk away unscathed and laughing as if nothing bad actually happened.

Maddening and completely unfair on the Rovers fan base.

Get thee away from me, Satan!  Gurning Goon 😞

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10 hours ago, booth said:

Mowbray has obviously dug his heels in so I reckon they are going to give him the first 10-15 or so games next season and if flirting with relegation places they'll sack him. If we're heading towards another mediocre but safe season, they'll keep him till his contract runs out. They are trying to save a payout, it has to be.

This is how it'll play out except he'll walk and play the victim.

We are going to end up being the only club in England whose fans aren't looking forwards to getting back to normal in the ground again next season.

Instead of an expectant crowd turning up we'll have a 'Mowbray out' lynch mob.

Press will love that, Kean/Coyle mk2 is set to play out again here.

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6 hours ago, Ghost7 said:

I find it strange that articles are coming out about summer plans, relegation this season is a real possibility in current form and Mowbray is being asked about budgets for next year by the local press and answering. Bizarre.

The precedent was set before today's game. This club is a total shambles from top to bottom.

Waggott Out! 

Warren Lucy said something similar yesterday, justifying the performance/result by saying that we have nothing to play for “not going up, not going down”, while Wycombe are “fighting for their lives” (despite being down and out). I can’t believe that he really believes this and more likely he’s just a walking cliché-spouter paid to promote Rovers (even at the expense of common sense and personal dignity).

But it does make me wonder, is there some software programme out there that shows all permutations of the remaining results and because of who plays who they can’t ALL get the necessary points to overtake us?

If so, I’d very much like to see it because right now it feels like we are in free fall. Certainly relegation form isn’t pretty on the eye (or soul).

Is there even any point in continuing to watch games if the manager isn’t bothered and/or can’t do anything about it? It used to be a habit of seeing games because the ST had already been bought. Now it’s throwing good money after bad.

If we really are “safe” then this is exactly the time to get a new manager in so he can see what is required. There is a huge rebuilding job required this Summer and Mowbray is demonstrating with each passing game why he is not the man to do it.

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