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  1. Scott Sellar was 9 stone dripping wet but one of the best midfielders in a league more physical than this one.
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  2. I think the current badge is superb and one of the best in the entire four divisions. It has everything you would want - our name, year of formation, Latin motto and the red rose of Lancashire. Tweaking it a little with the blue and white halved background would be good and, as EiT says, perhaps changing the yellow lettering and also changing the shade of blue to royal blue on the circular part of the badge. A very marginal update, for me.
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  3. Hugill proving far more effective for QPR as a loan than either of our big money strikers. This season looks an opportunity missed, with the money we've spent over the past 2 years we should have a much stronger starting 11 than we do.
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  4. The badge is fine, when you see the rubbish on some shirts we can display ours with pride
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  5. I'm out in Spain at the moment so I can't do it now. I'm a klutz with computers but No 2 son is pretty good. I'll see what he can do when I get back. It really is a great little series of drawings, the caricature is Dougie to a tee.
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  6. 2 simple questions. How has the UK being a member of the EU personally affected you? How will you personally benefit from leaving the EU?
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  7. This league his very poor and the teams who do well are organized ones . Look at the spine of the Rovers team Walton , Williams , Johnson and Graham a very experienced spine and good enough for this league . So wheres TM going wrong Bennett and Lenihan are midfielders Gallagher , Armstrong , are forwards and they are all playing out of position . If we are going to keep playing this way its going to be a long hard season . If we are to move forward as a club TM needs to be brave a get more young lads in Rankin , Tosin in to the back four and move Lenihan into midfield Rothwell and
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  8. A foul would be given in that situation 99% of the time, we had two players impeding the goalkeeper so I don't see how we can cry unfair treatment there. We already got away with one against Hull. Wonder if Mowbray is instructing the players to do this?
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  9. Views on the disallowed goal? I thought it was weak goalkeeping and kind from the ref.
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  10. Let's hope he turns out to be the next Gemmill!
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  11. You dont see where you could justify starting him? How about on the right of the 3 behind the striker. Second best player againat WBA
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  12. ...and I agree with both of you ... instead of Ref's being told what to stick to or change by someone far removed from the action, he/she should be looking at a pitch-side screen, and making the decision themselves, thus preserving their match authority ....
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  13. "Fergie for England" we used to shout from the terraces but we never got our wish, although he was so frustratingly inconsistent that it was never really going to happen. Utterly brilliant on his good days though.
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  14. How does a shirker like Armstrong walk into the first XI but Rothwell and Chapman are hung out to dry?
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  15. Even though the quality is low, you could make a case for most Championship games being 'tough' if you really wanted to. Let's take the next three games. Millwall have already been to WBA - a place where some don't mind a 3-2 defeat - twice this season and won and drawn. Only lost once out of six. Can already hear them being dubbed a 'tough nut to crack' or similar. Reading away. They've also been to WBA and drawn. They also beat Cardiff at home 3-0.....some people were happy with the 0-0 draw we had against them last week. We lost there last season, so a draw there would be an impro
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  16. We live in a country where people are offended by what someone says and ambivalent about what someone does. There would be greater outrage if the EFL made an insensitive joke on Twitter than letting a club shut its gates.
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  17. I think the bottom badge is from a cigarette card issued in 1957 , interestingly it shows the badge on the kit which I did not think happened until the 60 cup final (although the shirt was badged in the 1928 cup final) and is a simple representation of the town badge or the one that was possibly on Rovers officials blazers around that time https://www.grahambuddauctions.co.uk/150518-lot-1327-A-Blackburn-Rovers-Football-Club-blazer-badge-initialled-B-R-F-C-and-bearing-the-town-crest-there?view=lot_detail&auction_id=93 or club documents Edit : Part of the set of cigarette cards whic
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  18. Controversial view but IF we were to change our badge, then I wouldnt want us to go down the route of a boring circular clip art style thing. I'd either like a refurbishment of our current badge - bolder, brighter, less cluttered but keeping the same layout and shape. Alternatively I'd like us to adopt a variant of the town coat of arms worn in the 1960 Cup final, but with a modern twist. I've always liked the Blackburn Rugby Club badge as it is a twist on the town arms and think something similar would be nice as a Rovers badge. Ticks a lot of boxes. Red rose, Blackburn
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  19. Be careful, most of us only get one
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  21. Deep Purple - Child In Time
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  22. All that points to him being frustrated by lack of first team opportunities by the sounds of it, it's about time he had some.
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  23. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/17874018.dack-reveals-words-exchanged-rovers-dressing-room/ I thought something had gone on as we were a few minutes late coming out for the second half. Sometimes a manager has to sit back and let the players rant at each other and it looks like this was the case. It certainly helped as we were far better in the second half.
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  24. My team no square pegs in round holes in this lot Walton . Rankin . Tosin. Williams . Cunningham . Rothwell . Johnson .Travis . Chapman . Dack . Garham . Would like to see Lenihan moved in to midfield if Johnson is injured and Buckley for Dack if he goes missing and Gallagher for Graham 70 mins Armstrong for Rothwell or Chapman easy really
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  25. One of my all time favourites. Tremendously skilled and on his day, a top class act. A player with an edge and an aggression - could, and frequently did, mix it with anyone. Just loved his directness and the way he attacked the defender(s) with the ball. Thanks for the memories Fergie and R.I.P.
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  26. Well, yes he has, but this is the first season he's started in the same division he finished the previous one in. His aim in his first summer window was to rebuild confidence in an ailing club and to build a squad to get out of L1 at the first time of asking, which he did. His second full season was a very different task, the main aim being to consolidate our position in the Championship, which he did pretty comfortably. That takes a very different set of playing & managerial styles to achieve as the quality of opponent is much stronger. This season (his third full season)
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  27. Madon, can you post this photo to WMC group.
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  28. I watched them back again this morning. Not a great day for the Irish lads. Cunningham was poor for the second, Walton should have been out quicker to at least narrow the angle for a shot,but Cunningham let their guy get in ahead of him. The third one then, lenihan should have taken him down quickly and subtly. I don't know what he was trying to do. Walton out slow again though. Looks to be 1 area where Raya was better. I'm going in random order here,but Armstrongs contribution to the first one sums him up in my opinion. Their guy got past him and he made absolutely minimum ef
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  29. I think the difficulty is the wages that a top class striker would want to come here. We can’t afford the break our wage structure, the wages to turnover ratio is already too high. You therefore have to invest money in younger strikers on low-ish wages who have the potential to develop into top strikers. That’s what we’ve done with Gallagher and Brereton. I think both will be good players at this level and we’ll see the fruits of that given time.
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  30. I think we’re a top quality striker away from being a top 6 side. If we had someone like Assombolomba who guarantees 15-20 goals a season then we’d be up there. It’s clear TM hasn’t found the right formula for his attacking positions yet. Dack and Downing are probably the only two certain starters up there right now as they both have quality you can’t leave out, but the other positions are up for grabs. Time to drop Armstrong and give Buckley an extended spell in the team (which I think he will); and forget the idea of playing Gallagher out wide (although he has worked hard out there).
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  31. Any opposing manager looking at a side who managed a solid midtable finish last season and have since signed good but ageing championship names like Downing and Johnson and have 'invested' c 15 million in strikers in the last 12 months should really be the one looking at Rovers and saying 'tough game' as well.
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  32. There are no myths. Pretty much everyone on here felt our first 6 game sequence was tough, to say otherwise is rewriting history. Fulham are more than just a team with a rookie manager; they spent £100m and still have a core of players starting that got them promoted last time. Boro are an established top half championship side, albeit on the decline / in transition. Same with WBA, except they have a manager with a very strong pedigree. Cardiff are a big, strong team that work well as a unit, did better in the Prem than most expected & were perhaps (tragically) only a
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  33. Watch Armstrong for the second goal. Gets skinned easily on the touchline and then starts trotting back towards goal. At the last minute he sees the danger right infront of him and bursts into a sprint to close the man down but it's too late. Just lazy. Having been done so easily he should be busting a gut to get back after the guy.
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  34. I agree entirely. His turn of pace and ability to play on the half turn is far more important than him not being built like Johnson. He keeps a decent tempo to the game when he has the ball and is constantly on the move. He will make mistakes but these will be highlighted because he is young and inexperienced.
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  35. I can't find this on the BBC News website but last night the Beeb reported No.10 is telling rebel Tory MPs if they support attempts to block no deal they will not be allowed to stand as Conservative candidates at the next General Election. We have a PM who closes down Parliament to prevent our elected representatives freely speaking and voting as they chose. Add to this we have a government which will gag those same representatives by not allowing them to stand for Parliament. If you won't vote for the PM's wishes, support the government and do as your told you will not be allowed to
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  36. 3-0 now, want them relegated, come what may, hate the smug bastards.
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  37. No true Rover will be with you, anyway all academic now. Game over, hopefully!
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  38. We don't know what our best team is. We don't know what our style of play is. We never have under Mowbray. We won't go anywhere until we do. If anyone can name a stretch where we have been unchanged for three games under TM, I would love to be reminded of it. Constant rotation and changing roles and experimenting mid-match won't strengthen us long term. It won't develop the players. It won't allow us to develop a style of play which we can rely on. It won't win us football matches on a consistent enough basis to get in to the Top 6 of the Championship. Tony needs to decide what his b
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  39. I remember well the first march from the Havelock to Ewood before the Arsenal match. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Only a few hundred turned up and the disdain we received around Ewood was alarming. We were told to get behind the team, the owners, Mean, we are not proper fans etc. I often wonder if it would have been different in thousands of fans had marched instead of pouring scorn on the ones highlighting the plight we felt was coming. How right we were. One of the only true things Kean said was that only 1% of fans were protesting.
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  40. Embarrassed by what the owners and the criminal negligence had done to our club. Ashamed of the lack of culpability from footballing bodies and the support of shysters in the media.
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  41. Yes it was compete shit. I was extremely down by it all. I hated the owners absolutely for what they were doing to my fantastic club. Ergo I was on marches, meetings, walk outs and the rest of it showing my ongoing pride in my club. Yet you were embarrassed to be a Rovers fan?
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  42. Never, ever I have been embarrassed by Blackburn Rovers. The club was under occupation by nefarious people, but that in no way impacted my view of a football institution going back nearly 150 years.
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  43. Mowbray not flawless. We do lose games through his selections, tactics and substitutions we should otherwise be getting points from. But in a dirty industry of mega egos and prize shits I am deeply pleased we have a human being who fundamentally tries to be decent and do his very best as Rovers manager. Mowbray is a welcome change considering the open sewer we had running through the heart of the club in all too many of the recent seasons. I am grateful Rovers now look like a football club in senior management. Sure not of the calibre of Williams Finn and Hughes but what we have
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  44. You understand that he's not being compared to 'Hitler who killed millions' though? He's being compared to Hitler who bypassed his Parliament to achieve what he wanted. Funnily enough, Hitler had also gone about denigrating Jewish people's looks by 1933 before his hardline policies came into force around 1937/8. Can't think of any groups Boris has called names, can you? Muslims? Women? Gay people? It's not distasteful to compare like-for-like. It's distasteful to pretend there is no comparison at all. I can only hope Boris doesn't get as far as it took Hitler to in 6 o
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  45. open letters from Forever Bury sent to Jevans today Earlier this morning the Forever Bury board submitted the following two letters directly to Debbie Jevons. Dear Miss Jevans We write in response to the EFL’s decision to expel Bury FC from the football league in reliance on Article 4.7.5. It is our position that the application of Article 4.7.5 in this manner is misguided and contrary to the purpose of 4.7.5 which is a protective provision designed to ensure the preservation of a member club by facilitating the transfer of a club’s share as has just occurred i
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  46. It’s complete bullshit tbh mate. Whatever can be rightfully levelled at Mowbray, I have literally NEVER heard anyone in football refer to anything other than how thoroughly decent the guy is. The drivel that spews out “you can just see Joe Rothwell doesn’t like him” the crap about Joe Nuttall being “let down” by him etc...if only they knew the truth. How much respect both have for the manager. In fact how much the group suffer if they think they’re letting him down. Are his tactics always great? Does he sign brilliant players everytime? Nope. The biggest criticism which stands m
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  47. Somebody suggested that the Bolton v bury game scheduled for next Sunday should go ahead and be played at old Trafford with all fans turning up to show solidarity and the proceeds going to all the unpaid players and staff who have lost jobs and suffered through unpaid wages. i think that would be an excellent idea. Also would be a great opportunity to get banners and protest against the fa, efl, corrupt unfit owners and all the governing bodies ruining our beautiful game. Imagine a packed old Trafford with Bolton, bury, Blackpool, rovers, Coventry, Leyton orient, notts county etc and just
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  48. Anderson looks like a bad ‘un doesn’t he. We shouldn’t be surprised though because I reckon all Anderson’s in football are bad ‘uns. You have Ken, then you have Jerome. Myles was bloody useless as was Anders. out with the Andersons.
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  49. Great discussion here One more for the mix. My 2002 hat trick for Langho reserves against Blue Star was a performance for the ages. Whilst some of these players are legendary in stature could they have done it on a pleasant Tuesday evening at Pleasy in September?
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