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MY GUESS as to what was said: If we project last year's losses forward 2-3 years then we would have FFP problems and have to start selling star players like Dack to balance the books or worse still consider other options such as selling and leasing back the ground (as others have done). 

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This just proves all of the thoughts I have had in my head over the Christmas break. I was looking forward to it as I knew I'd be back in town and could attend a few games. I didn't go once. The truth

It isn’t, In fact it’s very relevant. You can’t have it both ways.

I’ve said this before, but just so nobody forgets, we basically have these FFP concerns because we spent £12 Million on strikers that don’t score anywhere near enough goals.  

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13 hours ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Irrelevant now.

How can it possibly be irrelevant?

That's a bit like saying, "Well it doesn't matter that Owen Coyle/Paul Ince has landed us in a relegation battle, it's done now so we might as well stick with them."

Plus, how can Mowbray be trusted going forward when his transfer dealings have been so dire? If anything given he's stuffed us up for FFP purposes it's now even more crucial that the next man is an astute operator in the transfer market and makes every penny count.

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13 hours ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Warburton has got QPR below us in the League. Apart from Rowett the other 3 names would have been complete fantasy - I have never said there are not better managers out there just that (1) you have only to look at the owners' track record in manager recruitment to see what sort of manager would actually be hired, (2) the owners' toxic reputation in the game and the way the club is run is a serious deterrent to attracting a good manager (3) and the potential FFP position compounds that.

More nonsense. They aren't fantasy. We are Blackburn Rovers - not Tranmere Rovers.  Plenty of people would be proud to manage our club.  The owners 'toxic reputation' is very old hat. They are patient as hell, and proved it over the past three years with the messiah. They also get their hands in their pockets...again, proven with Saint Tony.

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14 hours ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Warburton has got QPR below us in the League. Apart from Rowett the other 3 names would have been complete fantasy - I have never said there are not better managers out there just that (1) you have only to look at the owners' track record in manager recruitment to see what sort of manager would actually be hired, (2) the owners' toxic reputation in the game and the way the club is run is a serious deterrent to attracting a good manager (3) and the potential FFP position compounds that.

We couldnt afford Bilic or Pearson wages. People are suddenly thinking we paid more we get one. But I think someone posted on here that Rovers have approach Pearson before and been rejected. Pardew, think him going overseas and trying to manage over there in Holland is a big bonus. 

Rowett and Warburton are both good managers imo similar to Mowbray. 

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54 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

I think someone posted on here that Rovers have approach Pearson before and been rejected. 

When? This extra bit of information is crucial to your point, if you are claiming it as fact.

If we had have approached him before the Watford job came along he'd have snapped our hands off I reckon 

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It was either pre TM or Coyle but he was sounded out and allegedly was holding out for something else.  Think it might have been before he went to Derby.

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16 minutes ago, tomphil said:

It was either pre TM or Coyle but he was sounded out and allegedly was holding out for something else.  Think it might have been before he went to Derby.

Thanks Tomphil. Thought it was you but wasn't 100% sure. 

Was it after Bowyer left and before Lambert was appointed

Paul Senior told me that Mowbray was his 1st choice to take over from Coyle

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10 hours ago, RevidgeBlue said:

How can it possibly be irrelevant?

That's a bit like saying, "Well it doesn't matter that Owen Coyle/Paul Ince has landed us in a relegation battle, it's done now so we might as well stick with them."

Plus, how can Mowbray be trusted going forward when his transfer dealings have been so dire? If anything given he's stuffed us up for FFP purposes it's now even more crucial that the next man is an astute operator in the transfer market and makes every penny count.

There aren't any pennies left to count after £2million plus is spent on moving on the present management team.

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10 hours ago, Pedro said:

More nonsense. They aren't fantasy. We are Blackburn Rovers - not Tranmere Rovers.  Plenty of people would be proud to manage our club.  The owners 'toxic reputation' is very old hat. They are patient as hell, and proved it over the past three years with the messiah. They also get their hands in their pockets...again, proven with Saint Tony.

You have this naive trust in Venky's which I find both touching and tragic in equal measures.Nobody with a choice would ever choose them.

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10 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

Thanks Tomphil. Thought it was you but wasn't 100% sure. 

Was it after Bowyer left and before Lambert was appointed

Paul Senior told me that Mowbray was his 1st choice to take over from Coyle

I think it was between GB and Lambert yes, it was an ex Rovers player who was saying he was expecting Pearson to come. Somebody who applied for the job himself i believe.

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1 hour ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

You have this naive trust in Venky's which I find both touching and tragic in equal measures.Nobody with a choice would ever choose them.

Venky's are still here and financing the club. That's not tragic, despite their mistakes; it's a remarkable act of faith

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1 hour ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

There aren't any pennies left to count after £2million plus is spent on moving on the present management team.

How did Millwall, Reading, Huddersfield, Stoke, Barnsley, Forest, Birmingham all manage to fire off managers?

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21 minutes ago, Miller11 said:

Venky’s have continually only appointed managers from a very small pool that share one essential criteria.

I am quite confident I can guess what that criteria. Despite this we have someone posting above, who seems to have a soft spot for them.

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26 minutes ago, Miller11 said:

Venky’s have continually only appointed managers from a very small pool that share one essential criteria.

Well the last three have all been unemployed, cheap, and with a championship promotion on there CV.

Before that there was the ex player obsession, the promotion from within, and Michael Appleton for some reason.

They are not suddenly going to go out and find a young dynamic manager doing well at another club.

 

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29 minutes ago, lraC said:

I am quite confident I can guess what that criteria. Despite this we have someone posting above, who seems to have a soft spot for them.

They’re all arrived via Dave Sheron and his HSH Sports Middlesbrough ex SEM mob messrs Honeyman and Horner.

Its like manager roulette 

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1 hour ago, Miller11 said:

Venky’s have continually only appointed managers from a very small pool that share one essential criteria.

Sheron: Hey Balaji, let me know when you're ready for a new manager, I've got one or two kicking their heels.

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1 hour ago, tomphil said:

I think it was between GB and Lambert yes, it was an ex Rovers player who was saying he was expecting Pearson to come. Somebody who applied for the job himself i believe.

Yes - unfortunately a good manager like Pearson would not be interested in what we currently have to offer.

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6 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Apart from Birmingham presumably not up against FFP issues - there have been reports that Birmingham are facing a further points deduction for FFP 

How can those clubs not be facing Ffp issues? All have massive wage bills, similar gates or have come out of the Premier League and need to make massive cutbacks.

There were reports of Bolton facing sanctions from the League for not turning up for games yet they got away with it. Why worry about such things when punishments are few and far between. If we reach Mowbray's target of 70 points we won't get play offs so a 9 point deduction and clean slate wouldnt hurt us.

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11 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Yes - unfortunately a good manager like Pearson would not be interested in what we currently have to offer.

Well seeing as he's at Premier League Watford then no obviously.

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20 minutes ago, tomphil said:

Well seeing as he's at Premier League Watford then no obviously.

but he wasn't when they picked him up he was managing in Belgium he said when taking over at Watford he thought his chance had gone in the PL. With what we offer and pay managers you are always going to be scraping the scrapheap pile

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