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  1. There's always been a weird obsession on here with people wanting ex players back. Unless that player was exceptional, I have never really understood it. For me I have always thought Rovers (certainly in more modern times) should be a club moving forward bringing in mostly young hungry players (with one or two experienced heads too), developing them then hopefully sell them on for big money after enjoying them for a few years. I think that's what Mowbray is trying to do, and I hope it works out for him/us.
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  2. Last time the Germans were eliminated in the first round was 1938 and they didn’t take that well. Whatever you do, don't mention ze VAR
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  3. Have to disagree. This is a better team to the one that was relegated, that’s before any signings- imo obviously. Id understand that many would disagree but from the performances I’ve watched, and Tony’s influence - even statistically when he inherited a rock bottom broken team from Coyle - even with only a couple of loan replacements, we are a better “team” than that imo. A lot of that comes from spirit, character and organisation, and obviously id like to see us further up than just merely surviving but I think we are in a better starting point than a few others might.
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  4. I missed two games last year out of 46. We were poor in most, no point sugar coating it. We had a couple of players that had no business being in the league, namely Dack, Raya and Mulgrew. We need to improve a lot before this season kicks off.
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  5. Reports of flag flying at half mast over Buckingham Palace.........
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  6. We have relegation fodder written all over us without,at least 4 quality first team signings. Not panicking yet though
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  7. He did well last season but I think your being very generous to be calling Lee Johnson a top manager. He was close to getting the sack the previous season and some Bristol fans are still unhappy with him.
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  8. I look at our forward line, which is the area causing me concern at present. As it stands we've Danny Graham, who does a job yet will be a year older, then we've Dack who we were possibly too reliant on last season who is unproven at Championship level, and then Samuel and Nuttall with question marks over whether they were even good enough for League One. Having waved goodbye to Antonsson, Armstrong and Payne, we're in I would say quite urgent need of work in that area. This is an area where decent players are in short supply and who generally cost more money than other areas. We need pace and presence up the top end of the pitch, and like it or loathe it they will cost substantial money, unless the plan is to rely on a couple of loans again, which goes against the steady building job talk we've heard because after 6-12 months the loans will need replacing, as we're finding now with last season's gone and seemingly out of reach this time. Of course there are one or two gems out there like Gestede was for us but in the main even proven League One forwards cost millions - Rhodes, Marriott etc. For those saying that the season hasn't started yet and there's plenty of time - I know this. But I'd remind you of our own manager's comments not too long since where he clearly wanted most of his business done by now so they could travel to Austria and 'bed in' with the squad. Listening to managers one of the big things with foreign training camps is the chance for the players, old and new, to go away for a week together, effectively live together, eat together, get used to each other, train together. Every season in the last 4-5 years we have started slowly looking disorganised and short in key areas. I want to avoid that this year.
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  9. ...or merely a reflection of what you choose to attribute to the character...Books and covers etc...Neville Southall, anyone? Goodnight!
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  10. Do you seriously think we played well for the majority of the season ? I can think of maybe 6 to 8 games were we dominated teams for more than 30 minutes. Most of the time we had a short period of good play that was enough to win us the game.
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  11. Classic Nixon. Giving himself till Sunday to come up with a bullshit reason why a deal he said was definitely going ahead, is now not going ahead Take note Chadster your mate really does know F ALL.
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  12. Thought the entire post was reasonable. We looked a pretty ordinary side carried by Dack most of the rime imo, even at L1 level.
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  13. Yeah I started off saying the 'we are better than the squad we got relegated with' claptrap too, but now I'm starting to get more worried, and the statement carries less and less weight. The team your comparing it too, was two years ago to the day, and money has been pissing into the division since then, the division has gotten stronger. It's not a fair comparison. As pleasing as last season was, our performances most of the time were quite poor, but for a solid back line and Raya, and touches of quality we were poor for most of the season. After what happened last time in the championship, along with people like Conway getting retained, I am fearful that we are not going to be good enough.
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  14. Don't mention the var if you have any German friends. I might try it once to see if I get away with it.
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  15. We’re among the favourites to win it now, one of our strengths was coming into it with no real expectations so let’s hope we stay grounded.
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  16. Well after those two games hoping for Switzerland and Serbia wins later and Brazil to go out
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  17. Thing is I can see them using that £15 million to go out and sign some real quality, what they won't do is trouser it all and then moan about FFP rules. Meanwhile how much is that now for Middlesbrough since they were relegated? £50-60 million with Flint and McNair arriving this week? Alright for some, lets see if an embargo ever gets put on them.
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  18. Uruguay are the team which all round has been the most impressive thus far. Let's see if that has jinxed them!
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  19. Well done to the Turkish referee last night who didn't give in to VAR pressure after they referred a decision to him as a clear and obvious error. This would have resulted in a penalty for Nigeria for an alleged handball by Rojo. The way he explained his decision to the irate Nigerians was exemplary. Collina however should be hauling the VAR's over the coals.
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  20. I think the key is the referee has to be strong. The guy in the Iran Spain game got overwhelmed and it turned into a mess. In Argentina Nigeria referee was strong and nipped the dissent and calling for VAR etc in the bud and it worked reasonably well.
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  21. Disgraceful height discrimination , the word is vertically challenged, and what is to say a slightly less vertically challenged person can not rise to be the owner occupier of the enchanted beanstoke* *That is if an Argentinian vertically challenged person has not just got there and tried to claim it as their own
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  22. I was irritated by his 'get real' interview whIch I saw as support for Kean. As a local lad he should have known more than any other player how we all felt about Kean and the way the club was being wantonly pillaged by Kean and his associates. I hear him no malice but I don't feel any sorrow about him leaving.
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  23. Also, early in the season, Chapman who made cameo performances which changed games, then there was Smallwoods last gasp winner at Fleetwood, oh and how about Bennett’s mom performance in Cm against Shrewsbury? Hang on, Armstrong scored 8 goals too...Antonsson started the season in excellent goal scoring form... Amazing really, for a one man band!! Haha
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  24. Omg. If any person believes you can accumulate 96 points, scoring 80+ goals as an ‘ordinary side carried by Dack’ (or any one player) they have no knowledge or experience of team success. I don’t know where this ‘we were average last season’ rhetoric is coming from but I can only think that it’s borne of the frustration of grown men who are impatiently waiting for transfer news. It’s beyond ridiculous. Laughable.
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  25. He does have a point. Strip away the heady final days of what turned out to be a successful season. So many "ordinary" performances were saved by one or two moments of shear class. I would imagine a stroll through the match threads on this very site would find many expressing a similar view.
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  26. Brazil have basically spent the last 20 minutes passing to Neymar so he can score, the problem is Neymar is not as good as he is hyped up to be and is not in the same class as Coutinho.
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  27. You always go out to win but it does look like the runners up in our group will get the rub, the right hand side of this looks a much easier path than the left Potentially the next 2 rounds could be Japan and then the winner of Sweden v Switzerland, you couldn’t ask for a kinder path to the semi final
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  28. Didnt fancy Germany as much as usual but amazed that they didnt grind out a win today, Sweden really are poor so equally surprised by that result. Did think that they were relying too much on experience, Loew didnt seem to know his best team, and obviously Sane's well publicised exclusion plus Brandt being underused was puzzling in that they were crying out for pace, width and energy. Not sure Werner is a top striker either.
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  29. Flag went up for offside then VAR showed the ball came off a defender so no it wouldn’t have been given otherwise. In fairness Germany never looked like scoring
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  30. Wtf I love VAR now!
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  31. Seen nothing for the three Lions to fear Jimbo but point taken..this is England.
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  32. Guys are good with Conway and Samuel on the wings and Graham and er Nutall up front?
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  33. This is not a politics forum, I will say, Argentina seem to have a decent president now. I don't know if this current president would be into this Falklands/Malvinas activism but I doubt it. In May, Boris Johnson went to Argentina to honour the war dead, I thought on both sides of the conflict (this is also the 2nd time a British dignitary has done something like this: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/19/boris-johnson-to-lay-falklands-wreath-in-argentina-latin-america-trip Argentina were a troubled country for quite a number of years or decades. They have also had good basketball teams in the Olympics and so on. They seem to be on the right track now.
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  34. Akpan???!!! That's up there as one of the stupidest things I've ever heard!
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  35. I'm not sure an open mic would be the way forward given some of the unpalatable things said in many languages. I know players should be dismissed for foul, offensive or abusive language but some games wouldn't finish. I like the idea of the referee doing a controlled press conference post match when he has had an opportunity to review his decisions. Mistakes happen and admitting them is far better than just going home with nobody none the wiser (well it was for me).
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  36. I think that's our home kit but reversing the red and blue on the collar and halves.
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  37. That's pretty much a recoloured version of our home shirt from 2 seasons ago.
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  38. Big clues here ?
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  39. In my opinion gestede has done nowt since leaving rovers so he should get his arse back here.
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  40. Pele retired years ago
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  41. To a degree but the concept of 'the auld enemy' suits England for some reason. And in fairness, if you do talk to Irish about the troubles it can get very heated very quickly.
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  42. correction ............…. Alan Wright from Blackpool. £500.000.00
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  43. The problem with VAR are the protocols are all wrong and there is a misconception that like Cricket the technology can clear up decisions. Cricket technology by and large gives a definitive answer, for example Ball Tracking will tell you if the bowl was going to it the wickets or snicko will tell you if there was a sound as ball passed the bat etc. However apart from the goaline technology the other bits that football use does not give a definitive answer so it is back to the "judgment" of the VAR ref/Match referee so you are going to get inconsistent decisions. Then the protocols are wrong and it is creating an inbalance, some teams are benefiting from VAR decisions being referred whilst others are not because VAR did not look/refer them. Those protocols need to be cleared up. If they are going to persist with this then they could just give the Manager 2 VAR referrals per match, so then you are putting the onus on the teams, so if they waste them then that is their own fault. At least the decision making protocol would be "fair". Having seen VAR in action for the whole season in Serie A and now this world cup I would say it needs scrapping in it's current format. I have seen it work brilliantly but I have also seen a lot of games where it has caused confusion and chaos.
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  44. Good news if anything it shows the Venkys now having faith and being a bit more trusting to have Rovers running like a normal business
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  45. Best away kit we’ve had imho. And astonishingly was never put on sale.
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  46. I'm sorry? 'Ruining' both threads by simply asking someone to put the same link they put in the 'links only' thread in the 'discussion' thread as well so people can actually discuss it? That's hilarious. You really have lost the plot. I think it's you that is struggling to understand a simple concept. I'll make it simple for you. IF SOMEONE ONLY POSTS LINKS IN THE NON-DISCUSSION THREAD THERE IS A CHANCE IT WON'T GET DISCUSSED, AS HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. PUT THE LINKS IN BOTH. Understand? 'You'll get the same again' This little bit of power has gone to your head. Embarrassing. I posted once to inform someone to put it in the discussion thread as well. 'Keep' posting would suggest it's a regular occurrence. When you have to resort to lying in order to justify your little power-trips it's maybe time to have a re-think. The fact you are actively banning other people for the same thing says more about you than them. Lenient? growe up. Now, just so you understand, I couldn't give a flying feck if you ban me again. With you running the forum it would be a blessing. You're a clown. I look forward to you calling me a 'cock' to my face.
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  47. @Herbie6590 A 48 hour ban for pointing out that if people only post transfer links in the 'links only' transfer thread and not in the 'discussion' thread AS WELL then no-one will discuss them. That was why it didn't work last summer. In the reasons for the ban it said 'Don't be a cock'. Ironically I got a two week ban recently for saying 'don't be a prick' to someone who was trolling. Is this what the forum has become? Can you please rein in the 'manchild' (not my description) responsible. Cheers.
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