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  2. With respect, you are talking absolute rubbish on this point and imo being extremely disrespectful to Jack Walker. I hope my post doesn't send you scurrying off to the moderators to complain as I would prefer not to suffer a ban and I'm not surprised you riled many people with your comments yesterday. No-one expects the facilities left by Jack to remain untouched for 100 years or more in his honour or memory. No-one expects the Jack Walker "Legacy" to mean that future owners should be hamstrung or restricted in their running of the Club. The Jack Walker "Legacy" is a notional st
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  3. Joe, I mean this will all due respect, but Jack’s legacy isn’t Rovers winning the league. I would assume you’re too young to really remember what Jack did? Jacks legacy is putting Blackburn on the map. It’s giving the fans pride in the club. It’s the commentators on TV saying “the most successful town football club in the world”. It’s giving local kids the opportunity to train at a superb academy and maybe one day, represent their town. They don’t necessarily need to be stars at Blackburn Rovers. Its about the soccer schools for local kids. The disability groups for local people. The wome
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  4. First alarm bell that should be going off is the fact that the club have only acted AFTER the news has emerged through fans doing homework online and spotting the planning application. If this is such a brilliant, ambitious and sensible plan why weren't they shouting about it from the rooftops early doors? I'll be honest I feel physically sick about this. Not just at the thought of Jack Walker's legacy being dismembered before our very eyes despite still being lumbered with Venkys but also the possibility that there are other agendas in play here with the Coventry-Venus-Waggott conne
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  5. I know it’s been mentioned a few times, but I honestly think he really crossed a line last night when he made the comment: ’we are the team we are, with respect to Blackburn Rovers, we haven’t been tearing it up in the premier league for a long time’. Having previously said: ‘This is Blackburn Rovers, premier league winners. You have to have an ambition, you have to want to push on. I want to get this club to the premier league as fast as I can’. I didn’t want to believe all the self preservation stuff, but he’s in the position where he’s blaming literally anyone and anything bu
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  6. I must admit that I've reached the point as to seriously question the value of paying even a tenner to watch Rovers at the moment. Like arbitro, I hadn't got a clue as to what formation we were playing or what role the players had. The substitutions - particularly replacing Nyambe with the kid from City - were mystifying at times. The Nyambe substitution really irritated me. Here we have a really good prospect who should be our right-back for years to come. A lad who has all the qualities required to play that position in the modern game and yet in the summer I feel sure he will
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  7. With respect to Tony Mowbray, we are Blackburn Rovers and we have pulled you off the football scrapheap and given you 4 years that your previous management achievements barely deserved. Now that you are trying to drag the great name of this club down to your level while trying to take the high ground you need to walk. And now.
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  8. It's also a huge misconception that the users of this site don't represent the 'general fan' - one thats usually peddled by people that either: 1) don't enjoy the forum (which is fine) or 2) have previously been banned from the forum and now have an agenda. The forum usually receives - on a normal day, 700 individual hits from across the globe. Of which, usually, around 200 post, but the majority of the 700 are members with an 'active' account to post if they see fit. Each of those 700 people usually spend between 10-12 minutes browsing the forum each session, which is massive, a normal w
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  9. OK, well I’ll qualify it with a serious response, just incase. We’ve always changed thread titles. It’s just with the latest forum software you can see (or I’m guessing you can) who changed the title and when. When I say always, usually it’s not for attempted comedy like in this instance, usually if a thread goes off topic or details about a game change / aren’t included I will tweak the thread title to be suitable. I changed the title of the thread because I found it funny. I really enjoyed StevenSK getting wine recommendations half way through the thread because I was expecting c
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  10. Having visited the academy site many times both as a spectator of the under 18 team and also through work, studied these vague plans in the document I am pretty confident that the site cannot accommodate what is required and supposedly sought by the club. There simply isn't the space, and that is before we factor in access, environmental issues, neighborhood opposition etc. Lets take the indoor pitch - the existing one must be 50ft high and there's no scope for building above it. The 'new' one will have to be the same height and cannot be built on top of. What does this mean? Well the 'pl
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  11. Established Championship club ✅ Recent history of Premier League football ✅ Squad packed with quality, including 2nd highest scorer in the league and a returning Dack ✅ No forced sales ✅ Owner investment and no interference ✅ Fantastic training ground ✅ Cat A academy top of the tree in the country ✅ Most successful club outside the top division by trophies won ✅ Low expectations from both fans and owners ✅ Its a dream job. If we conducted a proper recruitment process they'd be clamoring over each other for a crack at promotion here. Quite frank
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  12. Please tell me who these 6 right backs are that are better than Nyambe and are within our budget? Remember we have spent a number of years developing this lad in our academy at some expense. If he leaves - and I have no doubt that he will leave and probably this summer - that money is wasted. Mowbray threw him under the bus on Friday when he knew that the kid he has brought on loan Everton was badly out of position and whose judgement was shocking from start to finish. Lenihan too was caught out. No wonder the goalkeeper decided he'd better start playing centre-back himself with the w
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  13. Outthought and outdone by Alex Neil yet again. What's that now? 5 times in 6 games? He should have gone after the Preston embarrassment of October 2019 when Mowbray and his dithering team collapsed and chucked away a 2-0 lead at Deepdale. 16 months down the line and he's still here being outwitted by Nob Enders. Where I come from the mere prospect of losing a game to Preston was at one time inconceivable but thanks to this setup they repeatedly get the better of us thanks to clueless management, so much so that we are at best neck and neck with a clearly inferior squad of players bu
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  14. Today was classic Mowbray. We have a good group of players but we are being held back by a stubborn, arrogant, deluded manager who seems to think he is a gifted tactician but he's not and everything on the pitch looks a confused over complicated mess. The 4-3-3 does not work yet because that is what he has been working towards playing for so long he won't admit that it isn't. The 4-3-3 also does not suit Dack he's far to deep in it. Whenever he does make a tweak to the 4-3-3 it is to play a false 9 which has never worked whoever plays the role. Harvey Elliott is not a false 9 he is a righ
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  15. I have to say also that as upsetting and concerning as this news has been it has stirred a dormant emotion inside me. Over the last 12-18 months I have really questioned my love for it all any more but then this sort of development has hit a nerve and wound me up about things like I haven't been for some considerable time. Not for good reasons or the right reasons, but it at least reminds me that I still care deeply about the club and what it used to be and should be. It has also brought things into focus with the three stooges in place there now. Previously I had them down as genuin
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  16. Disgraceful stuff from Mowbray, he literally said midweek there was no reason he was dropped But yeah he’s honest and decent all right
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  17. If it's called the Mowbray Estate then like his teams with players in the wrong positions,the Kitchen will be where the Garage should be,the garage will be where the bedroom should be and the toilet will be in the back garden.
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  18. Tony Mowbray January 2025 : "You can not expect us to compete with clubs that have excellent training facilities, whilst we have to share with the under 9's. It's a long time since Blackburn Rovers had a state of the art training facility for the senior teams" Asked on the sudden departure of assistant manager Mark Venus , Mowbray laughed and said "funnily enough , I got a postcard from him today from the Bahamas" "The owners can see what we are trying to do here"
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  19. It's got me absolutely fucking fuming. The guy has the temerity to act like a spoilt brat in the media and moan about being fucking cold - how about having to suffer the last decade of utter shite, Tony? How about people with genuine financial or health problems, that used to count Rovers as something to enjoy and look forward to and help forget about all the other shit in their lives that now have to put up with your gross incompetence as a manager whilst you still earn £100k's per year? And you moan about being cold. You're an absolute clown in my book, I've seen through your attempt at mana
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  20. Mowbray is not worthy of managing our Rovers. I absolutely hate how Waggott, the media and some supporters make out as though we are lucky to have him. I'd argue it is the other way round. He was abysmal as the manager of Celtic and not much better at Coventry. He was on the footballing scrapheap when Rovers came in for him. He has done nothing but talk the club down since his time here, making out as if we are some small time outfit and it is something that many have sadly bought into. All of this a front to quieten expectation. Then he has the nerve to say some fans will never be happy becau
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  21. Jack rebuilt the Riverside Jack rebuilt the BBE Jack rebuilt the DE Jack rebuilt the Nuttall St Jack rebuilt the team Jack built the training facility Jack built the Academy Jack made us Champions This was all for Blackburn, Blackburn Rovers, Rovers fans. No catch. His gift to us. Venkys took us to the 3rd division Venkys made us a laughing stock Venkys have not invested anything zilch in the infrastucture of the assets. Pitch Stadium Riverside Surrounding area. Even St Barts is the same as when demolished i
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  22. I thought we played well in the first half and probably on balance deserved the win, but was relieved that you didn't attack the way you did at Deepdale, especially as we've lost our 3 best defenders since then. We are currently very vulnerable at the back, yet Harvey Elliott was left on the bench and I'm not sure where Armstrong was playing? Armstrong was devastating at Deepdale through the middle as a striker. I was relieved that he seemed to be shunted into a different role tonight. Even when he was central, the ball was hoofed up to him against a 6ft 3 centre half. Thought Branth
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  23. I'm not and haven't been for a long time. We've got owners who don't take even the slightest interest in the club, a chief executive who was brought in at the suggestion of the manager, huge debts created by the owners and a manager who changes his tune depending on whether his job depends on it - and he's supposedly the best one they've appointed! Arguably the worst aspect to Venkys ownership is that their management recruitment policy only appears to benefit a certain sporting agency. This gives us a very small amount of choice and very little chance of picking the correct man for
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  24. 1. Rebuild the Riverside 2. Refurb/renew the rest of Ewood & it’s environs 3. Invest in the ladies team 4. Buy a Brexit busting feeder club in RoI 5. Appoint a sales & marketing director 6. Appoint someone to run merchandising & licensing 7. Appoint a fan liaison officer charged with building bridges with the community 8. Give away Rovers shirts to every new born child in BwD (Google Atalanta) 9. Give Rovers shirts to every 10 year old child in BwD (Google Accrington Stanley) 10. Design innovative fan membership schemes to encourage at
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  25. The biggest issue with all of this for me is it doesn’t leave room to upscale. Fine, we might not need the space or use it at the moment. But that land is prime. Once it’s sold, we will never have the opportunity to buy more - no money can buy it, there’s none left. By selling the STC we are limiting the future of the club.
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  26. Reading his latest interview on the back of the last couple of weeks statements, then one word comes to mind "bitter". I've said a few times this season prior to Xmas, that injuries had massively hindered us, and on that basis I wouldnt change manager. However since Xmas, with injuries clearing and heavily backed in the january window by the owners he has zero excuses. His team selection for the last 2 matches in particular was criminal. I'd sack him for that alone, his faith is poor signings like Gallager who cant trap a bag of cement, cant pass, cant shoot, cant cross, cant wi
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  27. The bottom line is that he was poor. Caught badly out of position on the second and stood off and allowed the player to shoot for the first. Neither Harwood-Bellis nor Branthwaite look convincing at this level at the moment. We are allowing them to learn their trade to improve City and Everton - although one can't see either one making much impact at those clubs. Having supported this club for 60 years I'm appalled that we seem happy to be a nursery club for the big city clubs. Meanwhile players who we have invested time and effort in to develop - like Raya, like Nyambe - are allowed
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  28. Did you know that "THE NAME TONY MOWBRAY" is an anagram of "NO WAY TO THE MR NYAMBE" It's correct. Check it. Coincidence? I think not.
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  29. Alex Neil - Young manager sourced by Norwich from Hamilton - Takes them up via play offs beating their hated rivals along the way. Can't stay up but then gets sacked when they are 8th in the Champ. At PNE he has them beating local rivals regularly and finishing above them twice. Despite lesser facilities, transfer funds, no academy, lower wage bill. All this in the last 5 years not over a decade ago. It can be done if there are some brains and ambition behind it. It can't be done relying on the same scrap dealer agency looking to pocket from having their man in place. E
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  30. Kaminski by far our best addition this year
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  31. 5 defeats on the trot. Awful, clueless football. A CEO who won’t sack the manager come what may. A manager who won’t walk away. A manager who infers regularly that fans expect too much. A club that wants to build houses on its academy. What’s not to be happy about?
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  32. Young Man you've got to knock the facility down I said young man, neglect the Ewood Park ground I said young man Let's burn Jack's legacy down All that will make Venky's happy It's fun to work at B-R-F-C It's fun to work at B-R-F-C You can underachieve and still give venky's joy You can hang out with the Coventry and Boro boys Young Man, it's the place were you build slow except houses, you can can make easy dough You can doss there and I'm sure you'll find It's a place were you get an easy time It's fun to work a
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  33. Have to say Chaddy, I'm appreciating that you're not adopting a positive spin position on this one, and are willing to criticise and push for answers. You haven't been suckered by the press release like the FB mob, and you know we all, and the club, deserve better. Respect for that.
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  34. As many have alluded to this just kicks another of Jack Walkers investments and legacies into the long grass. That is the saddest aspect for me. Shysters like Waggott are simply disrespecting everything that Jack did for the club and town. And the owners have overseen a decade of scaling down but this is unforgivable and they are shameless, arrogant people. What next? Melting Jacks statue down for scrap.
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  35. The more astute of us have been banging that drum for quite a while!
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  36. https://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/planningApplication25634 The club sought planning permission in 2015 to construct floodlight pylons on the academy site. They sought this because it is one of the requirements of a Category A academy. The application was refused because the light overspill and reflection would cause increased visibility of the training ground, cause harm to nearby residential properties through noise and light disturbance. Also concerns about the impact upon ecology and protected species. This was why the floodlit pitch was then built at the senior site instead.
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  37. A short history of events for those still catching up on things. Episode 1 - Steve Waggott 2004-2010 - employed at Charlton Athletic, first in the Community Trust before ending up CEO of the football club. Our very short-lived Director of Football Paul Senior was also working at Charlton up to around 2004 according to his LinkedIn profile.... 2011 - Waggott joins Coventry City where in March 2015 Tony Mowbray arrives as manager, and in June 2015 Mark Venus becomes 'technical director' - a move that enables Waggott to concentrate on his 'other responsibilities' at Coventry having
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  38. The residents of Brockhall Village and surrounding area have formed a comittee to oppose both the planning applications and are already in talks with Councillor Atkinson and MP Nigel Evans.
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  39. It's difficult to convey how much personal anguish this news has brought to me as I'm sure it has brought to many others. When you have followed the club for many decades and through some of its darkest moments and also seen the halcyon days that Jack brought including winning the PL in 1995 and the Football League Cup win in Cardiff in 2002, you feel this may be the beginning of the end. I think it's unlikely I will see the club in the PL again and most certainly will not see the club win the PL again. The younger generation may not understand these sentiments and I pretty much
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  40. This will be a lengthy process, time for some local Rovers supporters to get on the Parish Council and the Ribble Borough Council. Looks to me like Venkys at last see a means of getting their money back. If Rovers fans get in their way will they take revenge on the Club and cut off funding? You'd have to suspect so. They probably think they have us where they want us. Could be a pivotal moment in our history. I'm getting to the point where I just want to switch off. I have been supporting this club for over 70 years, it has been a huge focus in my life but I've never felt like I
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  41. I’m a bit ashamed myself I didn’t know this background on Venus. That absolutely stinks to the high heavens. Mirror image of Coventry and links to property developers. The Coventry article from earlier is so bizarre, he was caretaker manager but was pitching the business decision to develop houses himself. What the F? Manager hires his own boss (CEO), unsackable, win over the trust of owners, go about whatever business the hell you want. This has all hit me a bit this morning, reminiscent of Kean writing his own contract, or back when Williams, Finn etc all left. So much ca
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  42. Some posts today around the use of Nyambe, the use of Gallagher, our soft underbelly, Mowbray's demeanour, his use of loans whilst downtalking their concept, his repetitive mistakes etc reminded me of a past post of mine. Saddo I am, just to demonstrate the fact we're still enduring the same shite, I've dug it out - it's from a year and a half ago on this very same thread. He's been doing the same thing for years and years and years. He hasn't learned from the mistakes at previous clubs, he hasn't learned from them in his 4 years at Rovers. We are clearly wasting our time and re
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  43. Mowbray is just going to use Nyambe as the scapegoat for his own failings, in much the same why as he did with David Raya. Fast forward a few months and Nyambe will be down the road. Mowbray will paint him as uncommitted or not good or reliable enough for our 'system' and 'tactics' and promise we will do better. Then we will be linked with a raft of established 'big names' who pass the summer window with fans salivating at the prospect only to end up late on with a loan of either a kid from a Premier League club or senior player unwanted at his parent club. Then its rinse and re
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  44. “I'm at a stage now where I have some really tough decisions to make," Mowbray admitted. " Because Elliott Bennett and Corry Evans are now back available” Lord help us if those two make selection decisions difficult.
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  45. Asked about how concerned he was by a fourth straight defeat, Mowbray said: “I’ve talked about my views on football, I’m performance related, I think the performance was really decent and if we play like that most weeks then we’ll win football matches" The man's a fucking idiot.
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  46. The club should have release a statement and done interviews with local media to explain what the club wanted to do with the training ground and redeveloping it. They should be open and honest with fan base. Instead we found out through a fan. Simply not good enough from the club. If the plan is put all under one facility then fine. Makes sense. But why is the senior training centre being sold, surely that is where the new training centre should be. So why is academy training ground more suitable? Waggott and club need to explain further what the plans are with digital images of th
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  47. We are seeing standard behaviour as a manager gets to the end of his shelf life. Confusing tactics, constant changes of side and system, increasingly odd interviews, poor body language. It’s a bunch of players that are no longer responding to their manager, it happens, 4 years is an age in the modern game, and the side is now merely treading water, the team is crying out for a new voice. It is amplified here because these situations drag on much longer than they do at normal clubs.
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  48. OK I've seen the light and I'm converted, time for Rovers and TM et al to part company. I'm a strong believer in decency and loyalty but enough is enough. I like TM as a human being and I think his values saved our club. I'm grateful and wish him well and nothing but the best but the time has come for a change (and it pains me to say that). We've had bad injuries this season and no settled team available so many square pegs in round holes were necessary, c'est la vie. But now!? No, Tony this is all wrong. The team selection is wrong. Player positioning is wrong. Strategy is wron
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  49. What I want here, is a win for a friend of mine and mad keen Rovers fan Graham Swarbrick from Leyland, who died of Covid this week only two weeks after diagnosis. Rovers.... make this one for Graham. Edit... This is Graham. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19080547.tributes-paid-blackburn-rovers-season-ticket-holder-graham-swarbrick-died-coronavirus/
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  50. Well that was a disappointment. We finish the game with 3 teenage loans onfield. How to build a Team, how to build a Club ... Well I will say this, that isn't the fucking way. Journey my arse, Road to Nowhere more like.
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