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1 hour ago, rock steady said:

It's not just Sky, is it? Lazy all round. You do have to admire how Tony has managed to retain his reputation though, regardless of results!

Reporter on radio 5 just asked if his time is up, and his response was that Rovers fans still remember the good times, and therefore lack patience for incremental progress.

Suppose it goes to show how out of touch with reality the whole analysis/punditry industry is but they can get away with it, as it only really stands out as blatant nonsense when it's your club.

If there was any progress at all many of us would be very patient but we're going backwards so fast it's unbelievable

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Coyle was sacked when it was “too late”. A decent Championship manager would have saved us but Mowbray’s supporters would have us believe that he wasn’t culpable.

Will they again wait too long to make a change again?

Was it Pasha who made the decision and spoke to the owners? No chance Waggott will do anything so we are completely relying on Suhail to act.

I guess with such rich owners, who don’t care about results, it really doesn’t matter which division we are in - but surely it matters to Suhail? Does he have no pride? No shame? Even if Waggott and Mowbray apparently don’t?

Don’t worry it isn’t hope talking but more of a last chance game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey.

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18 minutes ago, Ewood Ace said:

Just 5 places higher in the table now than when he took over from Coyle, when you consider the funds he has had and the fact he has not had to sell any key player then for me he is just as bad as Kean and Coyle.

Mowbray's way worse than Coyle. Owen was given a bad hand, which to be fair he played badly, but sometimes managers don't work out and they leave after half a season, happens to all clubs at some stage.

However, with what has come to light about the Brockhall plans, the question is whether him or Kean will end up as the most hated former manager. All depends what state the club is in when he (finally) leaves us. 

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I'm not even sure what to say or to think anymore. Sack him now, ok, but what is the message then? 'Things were ok up until this point, but now it's too much?' No. If Venkys think the past year, let alone the past few months, was ok in any way shape or form then we are doomed. I mean it's not even TM's fault anymore, in terms of his job performance he has been a useless sack of s*** for a long time now, and the owners seem to be keeping him on out of spite toward the fans.

I'm just at a loss, I really am. It seems that we are going straight to hell and that is that. 

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Tony Mowbray doesn't want to be 'a burden' on Rovers | Lancashire Telegraph

“I don’t want to be a burden on the club, if I’m the problem then that's no problem, the owners have to tell me. Other than that, I love the game, I've been here before, I'll keep going"

Mowbray on the 26th Feb.

He isn't resigning. He's waiting for the sack.  

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2 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

Tony Mowbray doesn't want to be 'a burden' on Rovers | Lancashire Telegraph

“I don’t want to be a burden on the club, if I’m the problem then that's no problem, the owners have to tell me. Other than that, I love the game, I've been here before, I'll keep going"

Mowbray on the 26th Feb.

He isn't resigning. He's waiting for the sack.  

Yep, which is why there's no point in even getting angry at TM anymore. He has dared the owners to sack him, they have said no. The owners are the problem, always have been, and we are going absolutely nowhere good with them on board. I don't care if they appoint Guardiola tomorrow, Venkys will always be the bane of this club. 

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Wouldn‘t be surprised if you moved for Alex Neil.

He has a track record of getting into or pushing closely for the top 6 with decent Championship squads and a reasonable budget, which you have.

And he is settled in the area with his family.

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Mowbray is a "middle of the road" manager. And we all know what happens if you keep standing in the middle of the road....He's not "terrible" - compared to K**n/Coyle - but his record is just 2 promotions in 18 years of almost continuous management. At most of his clubs there has been a death spiral of results - WBA relegated bottom, Celtic in an unprecented 5th position, Boro closer to the bottom of the Championship than they've ever been and Coventry no win the opening 10 games. He has form for this. 

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21 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

Tony Mowbray doesn't want to be 'a burden' on Rovers | Lancashire Telegraph

“I don’t want to be a burden on the club, if I’m the problem then that's no problem, the owners have to tell me. Other than that, I love the game, I've been here before, I'll keep going"

Mowbray on the 26th Feb.

He isn't resigning. He's waiting for the sack.  

If he doesn't want to a "burden" then why is he waiting for his payoff (probably in the region of £300k)?

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Andy Bayes just asked TM if ‘he has reached the end?’ 

‘He vehemently disagreed and certainty wouldn’t be waking’

Well obviously the ‘burden’ talk has now been put away as he enters self-preservation mode... but at least Bayes has finally approached the subject (some hard hitting journalism in these parts, ay).
 

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And Sharpe gets off the pot too, must be bad...

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/19211306.not-decision---mowbrays-verdict-rovers-run-form/

Mowbray added: “You can’t defend the results, and I won’t try and defend the results, other than I’ve watched the performances and if I thought ‘we can’t win a game’ then I would be telling you

We don’t need telling!

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Venkys are all set to alienate the fans again as they did - among other things - by hanging onto K**n for so long. It's utterly counterproductive because there will be very few season ticket sales with Mowbray still in charge. It'll cost them far more than to give Mowbray the bullet. But then as we know Venkys are utterly clueless muppets at running this football club.

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Just now, Mattyblue said:

And Sharpe gets off the pot too, must be bad...

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/19211306.not-decision---mowbrays-verdict-rovers-run-form/

Mowbray added: “You can’t defend the results, and I won’t try and defend the results, other than I’ve watched the performances and if I thought ‘we can’t win a game’ then I would be telling you

We don’t need telling!

“I take pride in the performances, not the results"

Incredible that he's allowed near a professional football club.

Arrogant prick. 

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“I take pride in the performances, not the results, I’ve always said that I’m a performance related coach and I think the performance of the team has generally been good.

 

Well I think this is the nub of the problem. If you think the performances are good no wonder we are on a terrible run.

I'm also a tad bemused that you think that the results and performances have no correlation. Perhaps in one or two games but not 14. If TM genuinely can't see the correlation between the two or thinks performances have been good he is utterly deluded. 

Or he doesn't think that's the case and he is utterly lying. Lying to save his sorry hide. Which would make a mockery of Mr Integrity.

So either he is deluded or lying. Either way it shows his time is up. 

 

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