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It boils down to two explanations, either Sharpe is a pussy or his editor is telling him to reign it back. My bet is 100% all in on the latter. It's an editorial decision to just be harness basically. 

The problem we have such little national or international traction, the pressure does fall on the LT. Probably shouldn't be expecting anything. Local papers are what they are. 

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9 hours ago, RoversClitheroe said:

Rich Sharpe's job is on the line if Mowbray bans The LT. So yes this is probably why he doesn't directly question his integrity.

The Editor of the LT refused point blank, a fully paid up advert of the banner "www.protectjackwalkerslegacy.com" directing fans to Revidgeblues open letter to Steve Waggott.

So, go figure.....never in a month of Sundays is The Lancashire Telegraph ever going to ruffle any feathers regarding the current regime at Rovers. Don't waste your breath contemplating it.

I'd suggest that we all boycott the rag!

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13 hours ago, gumboots said:

Haven't bought it or looked at it in years. 

I only read it online when it's not behind a pay wall. Refuse point blank to spend any money on it, no matter how little. Until they start questioning the manager instead of sucking up to him, that's how it will remain. I do however think Sharpes hands are tied and it's his bosses to blame. His job would probably be on the line if he went rogue. 

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10 minutes ago, Lucimo said:

I do however think Sharpes hands are tied and it's his bosses to blame. His job would probably be on the line if he went rogue. 

It all come down to professional integrity. 

If he is a journalist then he should chase the stories, or he might aswell work for womens weekly.

Not a journalist in my book

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17 hours ago, darrenrover said:

The Editor of the LT refused point blank, a fully paid up advert of the banner "www.protectjackwalkerslegacy.com" directing fans to Revidgeblues open letter to Steve Waggott.

So, go figure.....never in a month of Sundays is The Lancashire Telegraph ever going to ruffle any feathers regarding the current regime at Rovers. Don't waste your breath contemplating it.

I'd suggest that we all boycott the rag!

Who is the editor though ?   Does he or anyone else for thet matter have any genuine affinity to Rovers or the town even ?

Or are they all just paid employees of a much larger corporation, just going through the motions ticking certain boxes, filling inches. In a get the job done with as little fuss as possible operation.

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I don't know the Rovers Telegraph journo from Adam but if he does have to toe the line to get access then that is troubling.

He has a job and if keeping Mowbray sweet is the only thing stopping him from getting the boot he should start looking elsewhere. Continual puff pieces isn't journalism. 

I would also think if he did start asking the hard questions and did get a ban it would create more media scrutiny rather than less. Journalists stick up for each other. A ban would get others inquiring into why.

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Years ago the Rugby League correspondent of my local club was banned by the clubs directors because of his criticism of the way the team was performing. He took to paying at the turnstiles in a disguise to be able to report on the matches.

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On 03/05/2021 at 15:03, Mattyblue said:

The LT doesn’t have a standalone editor (or a Blackburn newsroom or sub-editing team) anymore.

As well as the LT, the editor (Steve Thompson ) covers The Bolton News, The Oldham Times and The Bury Times.

The newsroom is in Bolton and if you wondered why there are so many glaring mistakes when it comes to locations, street names etc, that’s because the sub-editors are in South Wales.

A Blackburn and east Lancs operation, it ain’t.

That explains the grammatical errors that abound in the paper. Journalists, Editors, I think not. 

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13 minutes ago, davulsukur said:

Tuchel is so shit, whats this Champions League final stuff?

Where's the slow build over 4 years?

Useless.

To be fair, this results based lark will still see him sacked before performance based Tone.

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32 minutes ago, LDRover said:

To be fair, this results based lark will still see him sacked before performance based Tone.

bloody chelsea succeeding by passing it forwards,unethical imo,why are their strikers not out wide??,i noticed harry pickering is down at brockhall,catch him quickly and get him mowbrayed before  he gets adventurous and starts playing his natural game

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1 hour ago, LDRover said:

To be fair, this results based lark will still see him sacked before performance based Tone.

He won't have even looked at the CL "table".

Probably doesn't even care he's made it to the final (or doesn't know he's in one 🤔)

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2 hours ago, AllRoverAsia said:

 

TBH I love it when its proved comprehensively that TM is a bellend

I'm struggling to prove TM is descended from a cocks knob, but there are strong indications he may have evolved from monkeys :

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2 hours ago, AllRoverAsia said:

Touchel breaking the rules and comfortably winning a game with just 32% possession.

A bloody travesty .... or so Mowbray thinks, imo.

TBH I love it when its proved comprehensively that TM is a bellend

What we would give if Rovers could play like that.

Organised, pace, power and terrific invention and skill.  Loved it - what football should be.

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34 minutes ago, Mercer said:

What we would give if Rovers could play like that.

Organised, pace, power and terrific invention and skill.  Loved it - what football should be.

Agreed. Was a pleasure to watch real defending too! 👏🏼

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The recent videos of Pickering and Carter back at the training ground, getting to know some of the players/coaches is for me the biggest indicator yet, that Mowbray is going nowhere.

At least we can all temper our expectations this summer if that is going to be the case!

Also, giving those who wish to vote with their feet/wallet (re tickets, merchandise etc) all the ammunition they'll need.

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4 hours ago, Ulrich said:

I'm struggling to prove TM is descended from a cocks knob, but there are strong indications he may have evolved from monkeys :

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Maybe that’s why he’s hanging on. 

No wonder he works out the north east with there reputation for treatment of monkeys 🐒 🪢
 

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38 minutes ago, Oldgregg86 said:

Maybe that’s why he’s hanging on. 

No wonder he works out the north east with there reputation for treatment of monkeys 🐒 🪢
 

I had heard men from the North East liked to spank their monkeys, guess its true lol.

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5 hours ago, Mercer said:

What we would give if Rovers could play like that.

Organised, pace, power and terrific invention and skill.  Loved it - what football should be.

Unfortunately you are comparing apples with pears. They have a world class Manager and top quality players. We have a journeyman Manager and bang average players. 😤😤😤

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