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This. Along with 4000’s post. Why buy two strikers for so much money if it was never the intention to play them both, in their normal position at the same time? Why buy so many midfielders when appare

It's more than just being in this "crap division " for me matey. It's the whole mess, the debt, the powerlessness, the alienation from the fans of the what used to be what I felt was my club, the lots

I see it is being reported that Pardew wants Brereton, in Holland, on loan for the remainder of the season.  However it is also being reported that Rovers are not keen due to lack of striking options.

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From the limited views I've had of our younger players, JRC and Butterworth look physically capable of stepping up straight away.  

Buckley's frame shouldn't  be an issue long term, as many 'slight' technical players excel - like Coutinho. 

However, I do feel he'd benefit massively from 6 months playing regularly in league one.  Get used to the physicality and learn how to win free kicks  instead of being eased off the ball by a stronger player.  He's clearly got the technical side, needs to learn the dark arts...

 

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4 hours ago, Kamy100 said:

Interesting stuff although i'm not keen on the 'everyone involved' in the signings i think there's been plenty of that here !

Can see a lot of sense in what they are doing down there though but just like the first team tactics Rovers has to decide which way it's going to go and stick to it. Burnley/Sheff U .. then get a group together like that and pragmatically physically fight your way up.

Watford/Brentford -- Have a football style and stick to it, let somebody who knows what they are doing operate the recruitment and have a good head coach who can work that way.

We are constantly caught in the middle it seems when really what they should be doing here is having their own Blackburn Rovers by Skill and hard Work identity. Using all the means they have to invest in players/youth to build a team for promotion.

Mowbray himself has said that in the past and some ways we are on the road so why change. Promotion challenge first with the funds given and all this investment model, production line stuff second. Why oh why hold it back in the slightest....

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2 hours ago, JoeH said:

It was just humour, I didn't actually mean that... it's called sarcasm. It's a very British, Northern thing.

Please, tell me more about being British and Northern.

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10 hours ago, Vilesinner said:

Rankin Costello impressed me massively when he played in the league cup earlier in the season. He always looked the most suited for a step up imo. But the two young keepers, Butterworth, Lyons, Mols, Buckley, Evans and Vale are all very exciting. And we have some excellent young defenders too. I am positive 2 or 3 should get a chance this year. 

 

I dont doubt that we need to give them chances from time to time, as I said I would play Rankin Costello for example every day over sticking Gallagher out wide. But it is not prudent to expect a whole batch of young players to all come through and become first teamers together, there are plenty of "promising" youth groups in the past that havent really amounted to much so its a case of wait and see. You have to give them encouragement and chances but if the plan is that this time in a year the side will be full of young players and we carry on with our top 6 push as normal then that would be a very naive prediction.

The main 2 that get mentions are Rankin Costello and Buckley it seems, and the former has only made one sub League appearance (and made a promising start) and the latter looks absolutely miles off being able to play a part at this level and needs to go down the leagues. If any youth players come through it is a massive bonus and money saved, but history suggests that most of your list wont make it here.

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41 minutes ago, Josh said:

He’s a united fan as mentioned in his episode of football origins 

 

1 hour ago, Sparks Rover said:

He's from Farnworth and supports Notlob.

I'm sure I read he was from Failsworth.

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17 minutes ago, Tugay-is-God said:

Have we had anyone since Dunny that's been a boyhood Rovers fan?

Matt Derbyshire

Paul Gallagher

Phil Jones

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6 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Makes Mahoneys decision to jump ship rather than play in League 1 even more bizzare 

Not really, Mowbray probably wouldn't have started him until Christmas, and I'm guessing he got a pretty good offer to go and further his development at a well respected top flight club, for a lot more money too.

No brainer for the lad.

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2 minutes ago, Mike E said:

Matt Derbyshire

Paul Gallagher

Phil Jones

Was just about to post these two, I always like the early cup games from that period having two Rovers fans up front seemed pretty special to me.

Remember away at Everton in the FA Cup in 2007 they played up top together, ran them ragged, both scored and we were 3-0 up at half time.

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2 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

He's from Farnworth and supports Notlob.

JRC has a Burnley tattoo - we can all get over things. 

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JRC has a Burnley tattoo - we can all get over things. 

Well so far he's a Rovers,Manure, Bolton and Burnley fan!

What's he got against Preston then?  Doesn't seem fair!  :D

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3 hours ago, Wegerleswiggle said:

 

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Top Signing for Top Six.

COYB!

Add this to the promising Midfielder we have on loan from Liverpool and the transfer window is suddenly looking rosey.

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