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  1. Some REALLY selective stats there, it's basically just not true. Norwich? Huddersfield? Sheffield Utd? Cardiff? Burnley? Forest and Derby have spent shit-tons - and both Leeds and Preston are in the autos and top 6. There's more than one way to skin a cat, and I'd certainly prefer we do it in a smart and sustainable way - maybe that's just me?
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  2. 9 points and then beat Leeds and you won't be needing that train or accommodation.
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  3. I think what was meant was that the club was not going to take the absurd "roll the dice" approach of spending transfer fees on a scale that would bust the FFP limits but gambling that promotion to the Premier League would solve the FFP issue. If promotion is not obtained then there has to be a fire sale of assets or a points deduction or both. Rather the club would stay within FFP limits but acknowledging that it would probably take more than a year or two to build to a level where the club could win promotion.
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  4. Do you watch Curb your enthusiasm? Larry ,the main character, has a look he does at people , reminds me of that.
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  5. It’s fairly obvious that loan signings are used to plug a gap until we are able to identify a permanent signing that is within our price range. That’s a policy that all clubs use, from the bottom of the league to the top. I don’t see what is so confusing about that. Given that we have no chance of signing a player with the pedigree of Tosin I’m glad that the transfer team have secured him on loan. For me, we would be in a much poorer position without Tosin. When he plays we keep possession, look composed at the back and can play up the field without aimlessly hoofing it. We should do ever
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  6. Only 100 tickets left (1650 allocation). Another cracking following, especially as it’s on Sky and back to back with another well attended London game
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  7. "It's saved my life. It's such a relaxed and friendly place, and it's helped Dad to become more independent. It's given him his life back and I can now spend time with my two-year-old. The volunteers are special people." Natalie Parkes-Thompson https://www.lep.co.uk/health/how-leyland-group-helping-blackburn-rovers-legend-tony-parkes-live-well-alzheimers-1749029
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  8. I think it's completely fair to say we are progessing under Mowbray compared to where we were when he arrived. The pace of that progression is up for debate but as it stands we're looking good to potentially finish higher in the table than we did last season which can't be seen as anything other than an improvement - particularly with so many top players injured. Ironically we seem to do better when we have injuries but that's another topic for discussion entirely. I'd say we're more or less back to where we were under GB at present. Probably a slightly less talented overall squad but es
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  9. 95% of promoted teams from this league into the PL are either bouncing straight back up after relegation, or go out and spend loads of cash in the transfer window (£20m+). It's VERY rare that a 'slow build' actually finds promotion. QPR (spent loads) vs Derby County ("slow build") in 2014: QPR went up Aston Villa (spent loads) vs Leeds United ("slow build") in 2019: Aston Villa went up WBA this season have spent a fuck ton, so have Fulham, Leeds will probably fall short too. (If Leeds manage promotion is the slowest build in FL history). We're destined to sit in this league for
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  10. I've wanted to post this for a while, but I was waiting for an upturn in form, so it didn't get lost in all the (probably justified) manager and team bashing that go along with bad performances and results. So before a possible Brentbashing this Saturday (eeek): Referring to past comments about the direction Rovers are supposedly heading in. What exactly does a Slow Build mean? Has this ever been explained? Does it refer to building Rovers Financially or Team Progression on the Pitch. As those 2 things are contradictory - as 'making money' would imply selling your best players for a
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  11. They're the ones who want to pull the drawbridge up now they're safely part of the establishment. Or the think they are. The reality is that behind their backs a significant section of the Tory party can't stand them. As an old naval colleague of mine used to say " Fuck you Jack, I'm inboard ". Priiti Patel has just been on the radio telling me that 8 million of us aren't working hard enough so we can do a bit of arse wiping in our spare time. They're heading us down the " everybody needs two jobs to survive " economic path.
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  12. He’s a decent Championship keeper, bit I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be playing as a first choice in a top European league in 6 months time. He was never as bad as the ‘send him back to Brighton’ crew were making out earlier in the season, but I think a few are now getting carried away the other way.
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  13. I think some fans give credit where due, but also can point out where there are issues. However, I do think some just won't give him credit for anything. Stuff like we are doing well in spite of him, nonsense. Or that he was lucky we got injuries, rubbish. Or that his signings are poor, even though 6 of his signings started at the weekend. I agree that sometimes he can be frustrating building up the opposition too much, but I believe that may be a good thing if we are in the play off mix-keeps feet on the ground. I think that him doing that was a problem in league 1, but eventually it tu
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  14. I think Bennett’s legs have gone you know. For what it’s worth I often advocated his inclusion last season. He worked the hardest and gave the most. BUT this season I think there’s been a notable drop in his physical attributes. He looks tired more and has lost a yard of pace when he didn’t have a yard in the first place. Nyambe has finished him and I expect him to be used sparingly for the rest of the season. Him starting vs Hull and then being dragged with Graham at 60 mins in a game where the subs came on and changed the course, for me signalled the end for both. Cant see DG
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  15. Thanks for that den. Really lovely to read this, it brought a tear to my eye... And for the few hours that Tony is with his Sporting Memories family, Natalie added: "I have my dad back, the man I remember and grew up with." Meanwhile, we deliberate over which of the training pitches to rename. If we are even deliberating at all.
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  16. Absolutely brilliant. Best game at Ewood for ages. Delighted to beat the nobbers. Delerium at the end. It certainly meant something to the players.
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  17. He's trolling alright but that's a Mods judgement I guess.
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  18. Weird how certain people are Mowbray fans first, Rovers fans second. Wouldn't be surprised if the club had plants on here.
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  19. Some superb goals. That 3rd one was absolutely top drawer though. Unstoppable.
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  20. Warburton and Franke got Brentford into playoff contention faster than Mowbray has for us though. Regardless of that the big difference between Brentford and ourselves is that at Brentford the owner and his staff are dictating the policies, whilst at Rovers for some reason the first team manager is doing that job for the most part. At Brentford the removal of a manager merely changes the playing side of things (much like Watford) whereas with us losing Mowbray would potentially cause a complete implosion as he is both manager and club visionary. Our structure is fraught with significantly
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  21. Because the club is clearly making progress under Mowbray.
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  22. Brentford changed managers multiple times though, so how does it make sense to compare that situation with people who want Mowbray to move on?
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  23. Messageboard gold.
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  24. One of the best shows going!
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  25. Brentford a good example of a "slow build". The club has been on the up for a few years thanks to good management. I wouldn't put us in their class though - they have very good people at the top with a clear sense of direction.
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  26. I'm not too sure it works in my favour though and didn't want the poster I quoted to think I was having a go at him. I'm having a be nice to people day Edit - I didn't type that '1' either FFS
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  27. I think it works well there ?
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  28. The word Manager jumps out with that list.
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  29. But this season he’s Rovers’ number 1. To describe him as Brighton’s no 4 is a bit harsh because he’s our player for the season.
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  30. Not only Charlton but Brum .. Speaking on his YouTube channel [as cited by the Birmingham Mail] about the Blues’ link with the midfielder, Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: “Birmingham came back with a second offer (on January 18) and we felt at that stage that he’d definitely go as Marcus told me himself he’s definitely go to Birmingham. “But then it came down to money and he didn’t want to go there. “His agents dragged it out, he dragged it out and it wasn’t happening. MacAnthony later revealed: “The Birmingham thing dragged on and eventually they pulled out
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  31. Anybody else sick of reading about Marcus bloody Maddison day in day out?
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  32. Huge, glass, tacky monstrosity?
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  33. I don’t know how we’ll get the points between now and then. In all honesty I’d prefer to us to get them ASAP as I expect Lenihan to be suspended for two games. Which will effect us. 73 points is just the average but either way we Still need to win at least 6 games out of the 13 we’ve got left so we have to get wins against those teams you mentioned. For what it’s worth I wouldn’t be surprised if we beat Leeds, West Brom and Bristol and then struggle to beat Stoke and or Swansea at Ewood. The game on Saturday Vs Brentford won’t make or break the promotion push.
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  34. The Home Secretary is from East Africa descent is she not? Our chancellor is not a “white nationalist”. It’s a multi cultural government, no? Many of the firms who are criticising this are also the ones who exploit foreign workers for cheap labour. Maybe if they hadn’t drove wages down so low they wouldn’t now be in this position now. Industry has just as much responsibility as the government in all of this. A high wage, low tax, low unemployment society is of benefit to all, where each pays their way. A friend of mine worked in Australia for a year in a call centre and was
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  35. This government have turned the U.K. into something that should be so loathsome, to most decent people. We have become a country tolerant of no one who isn’t white and who wasn’t born here. If there’s an opportunity to deport them then it’s seized whether they recognise the country they’re being sent to or not. White nationalism is what the government is about. It’s disgraceful. Immigration and immigrants are the devil and the cause of most of our problems. Get rid of them and the future is bright. That’s the message. This policy has a lot of support mainly from brexiteers. They’re n
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  36. We are trying to get into the top 6 whereby competition is fierce and we have a 3 points and 2 place deficit already, margin for error isnt very high. We cant be going into a 3 game week, where we play a top 6 team away, a relegation struggler at home and then another home game v a team in and around us and be content with 4 points, even as a minimum. We shouldnt be anything other than very frustrated if we were to lose more points in the week than we were to gain, especially with 2 games at home.
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  37. My brother was at Rovers for a couple of years until he was 9, even then it was being coached to all the outfield players the best technique for diving. Some very bitter PNE fans on there
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  38. It turned the game quicker than it might have done but Rovers came out second half the better team and it was a keeper error (poor kick) that resulted in their second. That was after the ref got in the way of the ball in the build up to their first. The man advantage seemed to stop late on at Preston went for it. We looked nervy almost the entire time between the third and fourth goals but they couldn’t fashion a chance without a bit of help from us. Thankfully that didn’t come.
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  39. I used to carry a card in my wallet that I got from " Private Eye " years ago. It said words to effect of " In the event of the bearer of this card being taken into hospital under no circumstances must he be visited by Margaret Thatcher ".
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  40. Yes, I think Tony can take personal credit for this evening’s game. Three cheers for Mowbray everyone! Hip hip...
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  41. More I think about it, the more this week coming looks quite a lot like the one a fortnight ago. A 3 game week, starting with a very tough fixture before a very winnable mid-week home game, before a tricky game to round it off. Like last time, 6 points from 9 represents a successful week as I see it. Brentford away is as hard a game on paper as we have left, so not a must win by any stretch in my view. It does mean that the pressure is heaped on the Stoke & especially Swansea games though. If we do win, then I'll believe for the first time that we're actually going to get in ther
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  42. Ideally neither Lenihan or Adarabioyo will miss a minute of the remaining games as the drop in quality to Williams is very noticeable.
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  43. Very Harsh on Williams, early season Del looked very good as a CB, the issue was him and Lenihan are too similar. Tosin offers something different. I actually have no issue with a fit Williams there for a few games. If he was at LB we'd have issues though.
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  44. Very enjoyable game. Well worth the 4 pounds.
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  45. 4 2 Sam Burns Well played Rovers
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  46. 3 2 Rovers Gilsenan scores
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  47. I havent seen these comments, bar like I said the ones that said that he joined Hull was because he declined Charlton due to location/traffic issues and financial reasons which I dont think is at all indicative of a bad attitude. It has nothing to with their chairman, and if he can be quoted to say that Maddison has a bad attitude then please feel free to show me and I will concede. Fester was perhaps a poor choice of word. My main point is that I dont see the season as a whole as a failure but there are parts of it or aspects of it which I do. I feel that it is fair to deride the
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  48. Give him another 12 months contract
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  49. Weatherall was brilliant, no doubt about that and a sad loss. He was the same age as me as well, which is always a very sobering thought. However, I think your comment is a bit harsh mate, to be honest. Don't be fooled into thinking that Caroline Flack wasn't extremely talented. She was an excellent TV presenter and a superb dancer as well. The fact that you or I might not have been into the shows she was involved in doesn't mean she wasn't a very talented young lady. Apologies if I come across as a grumpy sod but it did hit a bit of a raw nerve with me that comment.
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