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1 hour ago, perthblue02 said:

Mukesh Ambani owner of Mumbai Indians is also heavily involved in the India Super League (football)   Link ,so with that and proximity to  the V's of the Cricket team , my guess on the pure speculation lies here.

 

Fair enough, did not dig that deep! India’s richest man too, so can afford to lose a few Bob getting us promoted

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19 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

You've contradicted yourself there 

I've seen him down Ewood many a time over the years,  my eyes say he's average championship in his prime and Mulgrewesque now

I haven't contradicted myself at all.

I said I believe he WAS a good championship defender whilst you say he was only ever average at best.

I go on to say he isn't premiership quality.

I then made the point we haven't been able to judge his level NOW as he barely kicked a ball for us.

As for seeing him over the years, I have too although he hasn't played that many games against us. I don't recall him being skinned alive at Ewood or having even a mare at any time to say he was average. The Middlesbrough and Norwich teams he was part of were never rolled over by us.

Not sure what a top Championship centre back looks like for you, perhaps more goals scored? He's always been solid, showed leadership and organisation against us when I've seen him and puts in a tackle or a block when needed. On the back of a few clean sheets conceding one a couple of times and being part of a team that we beat 2-0 7 or 8 years ago I think its harsh to call him average.

I think you were one of the first to dampen the enthusiasm of his signing when it was greeted with hype. Congratulations for that forthright vision that the signing would not pan out but the hype shows most thought he had something to give which for me, comes from the reputation he had as a defender at this level.

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10 hours ago, CheshireRover said:

Lachlan Murdoch (son of Rupert) part-owning Rajasthan seems a more likely investor in an English football team to me than say Chennai’s owner who’s background is concrete.

He could build up our defence?

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17 hours ago, CheshireRover said:

I had a look too & concluded that Kolkata & Rajasthan’s owners seemed most likely to be interested due to their other ventures. I realise it doesn’t always work that way, but Lachlan Murdoch (son of Rupert) part-owning Rajasthan seems a more likely investor in an English football team to me than say Chennai’s owner who’s background is concrete.

I am sure it’s all hypothetical and nothing comes from it, but it’s a least a glimmer of hope…

Sound logic, but then again Venkys whole thing was chickens before us 😕

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6 hours ago, bluebruce said:

https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/transfer-news/blackburn-rovers-curtis-portsmouth-rumour-20542170

It's cute that Cowley thinks we aren't a bigger club than Portsmouth. And that, by implication of what he is saying, neither are the likes of Forest, Derby, Norwich etc.

More pertinently, it doesn't sound from that as though Cowley would be crawling over broken glass to come here as manager if Mowbray were to be replaced.

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7 hours ago, bluebruce said:

https://www.lancs.live/sport/football/transfer-news/blackburn-rovers-curtis-portsmouth-rumour-20542170

It's cute that Cowley thinks we aren't a bigger club than Portsmouth. And that, by implication of what he is saying, neither are the likes of Forest, Derby, Norwich etc.

Yeah, he’s well wide of the mark with that one (if he genuinely thinks that of course). But either way it’d be nice to have a manager who talked up Rovers like he’s doing for Portsmouth, instead of Midtable Mowbray calling Boro and Stoke massive clubs and saying things like ‘Shearer and Sutton aren’t here anymore’. 

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1 hour ago, RevidgeBlue said:

More pertinently, it doesn't sound from that as though Cowley would be crawling over broken glass to come here as manager if Mowbray were to be replaced.

I have consistently said that posters on here significantly overestimate the appeal of the Rovers job to in demand managers like Cowley as long as the present owners are in situ.

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3 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

I have consistently said that posters on here significantly overestimate the appeal of the Rovers job to in demand managers like Cowley as long as the present owners are in situ.

££££££.

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37 minutes ago, frosty said:

Yeah, he’s well wide of the mark with that one (if he genuinely thinks that of course). But either way it’d be nice to have a manager who talked up Rovers like he’s doing for Portsmouth, instead of Midtable Mowbray calling Boro and Stoke massive clubs and saying things like ‘Shearer and Sutton aren’t here anymore’. 

Exactly, that's what the manager of our Club should be doing - talking Blackburn Rovers up.

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2 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

Exactly, that's what the manager of our Club should be doing - talking Blackburn Rovers up.

The problem is TM does not believe in Blackburn Rovers and the fans don't believe in TM. Next season will be interesting. 

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26 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

I have consistently said that posters on here significantly overestimate the appeal of the Rovers job to in demand managers like Cowley as long as the present owners are in situ.

If we were to offer Danny Cowley the job tomorrow morning promising the same time and backing that Mowbray has had then he would join IV no doubt.

Mowbray has had 4 year and hasn't been forced to sell a player and has been backed.Id imagine plenty of managers would be interested

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35 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Sadly no likelihood of that either

You might be right but hypothetically were it to happen the conversation would go something like this:

Balaji: "So Danny £1m p.a. plus a healthy bonus in the event of promotion to the Premier League".

Cowley: "Done, what a dream job for me, Blackburn Rovers fantastic history, Premier League facilities, Cat 1 Academy etc etc"

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2 hours ago, frosty said:

Yeah, he’s well wide of the mark with that one (if he genuinely thinks that of course). But either way it’d be nice to have a manager who talked up Rovers like he’s doing for Portsmouth, instead of Midtable Mowbray calling Boro and Stoke massive clubs and saying things like ‘Shearer and Sutton aren’t here anymore’. 

And, if they were, Chris Sutton, would be playing on the left!

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2 hours ago, frosty said:

Yeah, he’s well wide of the mark with that one (if he genuinely thinks that of course). But either way it’d be nice to have a manager who talked up Rovers like he’s doing for Portsmouth, instead of Midtable Mowbray calling Boro and Stoke massive clubs and saying things like ‘Shearer and Sutton aren’t here anymore’. 

 

2 hours ago, RevidgeBlue said:

Exactly, that's what the manager of our Club should be doing - talking Blackburn Rovers up.

The craziest part is, if we played Portsmouth, Mowbray would probably be agreeing with Crowley!

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Can't wait for Mowbray to cry/complain about us having no money to spend < Sell Armstrong for £30m > complaining that clubs are asking for too much money as they know we have sold Armstrong.

= 5 loans, 3 free transfers, 1 £400,000 signing (and 3 ex boro players) as the £15m* transfer fund disappears forever.

Can't wait.

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I have been told today that Bell is not getting a new deal and will leave with Evans, Holtby and Downing along with the loan players returning to their parent clubs. Johnson has been offered a new one year deal. The person who told me thought Bennett had been offered a new deal but couldn't be certain. He also said there is a strong possibility that Nyambe played his last match for us today.

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I can see us trying for Assombalonga this summer. Been interested before at 8m+, now on a free. He looked like the answer at that time, but probably not now 2 or 3 seasons later. Wouldn't mind him at the club at all, but he isn't going to notch 20+ goals.

The wages were what put us off back then weren't they? And I expect they'll be higher now without a transfer fee. I expect us to spend half the window trying to sign him as the Arma replacement for half the wages he wants, then some other Championship club coming in and getting him. Meanwhile a few players who would have been good signings on our budget will be snaffled up and we will loan an 18 year old striker from City or Liverpool and hope he does the job.

Then again, maybe not, as I don't expect Armstrong to even move until about a week left on the window, so it will probably be straight to the youngsters at that point.

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10 minutes ago, arbitro said:

I have been told today that Bell is not getting a new deal and will leave with Evans, Holtby and Downing along with the loan players returning to their parent clubs. Johnson has been offered a new one year deal. The person who told me thought Bennett had been offered a new deal but couldn't be certain. He also said there is a strong possibility that Nyambe played his last match for us today.

That (Bell) would be contrary to the LT's recent report, but they do get some stuff wrong these days.

I'm not interested in Johnson, would rather he left. Smashes it for a few games a season and then a complete passer-by for the rest. Not cheap either, should be moved on. It better be a pay drop offer at least.

I've wanted to see the back of Bennett for a long time, and ideally I still do. But I do wonder with the amount of players leaving if we might want to keep a versatile player who is normally fit, as a cheap (hopefully) bench option (though obviously I'd rather someone better). We do have a lot of business to do, with a brand new head of recruitment and a bungling manager, with owners who move in slow motion during transfer windows. It's far from certain we will get all bases covered.

But if we were to assume we will, yeh, I'd rather say adios. Nice bloke, great work ethic, not a good footballer anymore.

Nyambe hasn't looked interested for a couple of months or so. The barnstorming runs are gone, errors at the back creeping in. Not at all surprised to hear it's expected he will leave, I think it has been expected at the club for a while. Probably trigger the extension then court bids.

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9 minutes ago, arbitro said:

I have been told today that Bell is not getting a new deal and will leave with Evans, Holtby and Downing along with the loan players returning to their parent clubs. Johnson has been offered a new one year deal. The person who told me thought Bennett had been offered a new deal but couldn't be certain. He also said there is a strong possibility that Nyambe played his last match for us today.

Johnson shouldn't get a deal, and Bennett just needs a job. Sad, if true, about Nyambe.

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