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  1. Bolton at home on Easter Monday is Category A. Not saying it had to be dirt cheap (I'm a ST holder so don't want the value to be undercut) but with people off work, and this being the penultimate home game against local rivals we had a really good opportunity to pull in a larger than usual crowd. But most importantly, with the season petering out with nothing to be excited about, this was the last chance to get bodies through the door to sell the product as well as we can before next season. Do we want to shift any season tickets??? Anybody deciding to walk on on the day will have t
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  2. IMO, 100% Mowbray has to go. Sentiment shouldn't count. His 'nice guy' image shouldn't count. His constant prattling about his values shouldn't count. His wife's lemon drizzle cake shouldn't count. I think Mowbray is too old school and in reality a muddled tactical dinosaur. Key points for me are: Are we physically and mentally fit. IMO, no and based on what I've seen, other teams are far quicker, fitter and tougher mentally. Are we organised and difficult to beat. Results speak for themselves. We leak goals for fun. Does Mowbray get the most out of his p
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  3. I’ll be honest the Rothwell thing is just bizarre. I think he’s a fantastic player and impacts the game every time he plays. Can’t get my head around why he doesn’t start.
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  4. Every interview Mowbray does with the LET annoys me now. Some of his comments are just weird and show how hes a tactically a muddled mess. The latest of his comments on Rothwell. “Adam has a natural work ethic. He’s like a cross country runner, but also a sprinter, which is why I play Adam on that side as an attacking winger and on the other side a hardworking Conway or Bennett." Why? Why do we need a Bennett or Conway on the other flank? Has it proved to help us keep clean sheets over the season? If hes impressing you and the fans why not play them both? I struggle to listen t
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  5. I'd be tempted just to get a proper centre half
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  6. Exactly right Don. Make it £15 a ticket anywhere in the ground. Us and Bolton would sell substantially more. A season ticket pack (ha!) with every purchase . But nah, make it £27- £34 in the hope Bolton fetch 3,000 or so to rip off. I hope Bolton do come ‘in a taxi’, it will be a fitting finish to a season of largely poor away followings to Ewood and blows a hole in that nonsense Waggott was coming out with in the summer about moving home fans from the DE due to all those upcoming massive followings.
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  7. Artists & Soldiers. Artists & Soldiers, that's what you said Tony. Well, the artists you put on the field are more like Painters & Decorators and as for the soldiers, the ones I dip in my egg put up more of a fight!
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  8. That's not a good enough reason to keep employing someone who (at the moment at least) looks nailed on to lead us to a second relegation. Yes, he's a nicer bloke and better manager than the jokers we've had in recent history but it's not about that, it's about if he's simply good enough to take us forwards. Based on our last 30 points return, how anyone can conclude that he is almost borders on delusional, or just blind faithful at least. I don't think you will find any of us that won't agree that he's a nice fella and has done a good job getting us promoted but football is about
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  9. Need to sign 3 centre halves in summer then, not 1. Need 2 to partner Darragh and 1 to challenge them.
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  10. The best managerial move this club has made since King Kenny was in 2000. Even though Tony Parks was doing his usual classy treading water job and the season was going nowhere, there was no pressing need to get the next manager in. Graeme Souness was brought in around Easter and you cannot underestimate how crucial it was due to those 6-10 games finsihing 11th why we were able to get promoted the next season. Jansen and Dunn were nowhere near the starting 11 and our GK and CB options were poor. Souness brought in Berg, Bjornebye, Curtis and Friedel and built the team around
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  11. Nonsense. Bowyer not only stopped us getting relegated (something Mowbray failed to do) but he also finished in the top 10 twice after building his own team on a lot less than Mowbray spunked on BB.
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  12. Apologies if all this has been mentioned above but I find the second half of this season extremely odd. In January we had a theoretical chance of the play offs so any manager worth his salt should have been hammering the owners' door down demanding a couple of impressive additions to freshen things up and try to sneak into the top six. Instead TM declared himself largely satisfied with the tools at his disposal and as a result we predictably fell away immediately the window was over. Thereafter it was soon obvious the remainder of the season was a dead rubber so it should have been all a
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  13. Surprised I still have hair left when it comes to this topic. What on earth does the lad have to do to get a run of games? Every time he's played he's arguably been MOM and yet the next game he's straight back on the bench. What does that do to the lad's morale? Especially having to sit there whilst Conway and Bennett comically run around the pitch, not effecting the game. Does it show poor man management skills from our manager? I think so. Why sign him if he's not going to play him? Why critisise him after clearly being our best player against Wednesday? Can he not see that he's clearly the
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  14. I made a point a couple of weeks ago, people were up in arms about the ‘knee jerk’ reactions but there isn’t a club in the land where the manager wouldn’t come under scrutiny after the run we’ve been on. Seems the consequences are more real elsewhere
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  15. Completely an utterly disagree. Tony should have seen by January they weren't of the quality and made use of the market to make the changes. Instead he continued to pick the awful players and we went downhill. We were completely found out tactically. Mowbray doesn't know his best team still. Watch Brentford away and it's all far too obvious why he shouldn't be manager.
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  16. Armstrong offers nothing defensively and is lazy. As for playing Bennett or Conway the big question is why? They offer little in attack and they clearly aren't helping us defensively as we have already leaked 62 goals this season.
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  17. This forum is so harsh at times. The manager has been a breath of fresh air in general. He united the fans with the club and got the club feeling good again. I can’t remember a happier atmosphere than last seasons final home game. As Iv said, I see this summer as being Tony’s moment as Blackburn Rovers Manager. His loyalty to the players who worked so hard to get us up last season was fully vindicated until January. But he deserves the chance to put it right in my opinion. He’s earned that surely?
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  18. Stuff like that can be dealt with by anyone, or in our case probably by the Community Trust who these days seem to be at the centre of everything that happens at the club. A chief executive is supposed to run the club - budgets, all departments, hire and fire, managing all operations etc. If Waggott can't do those things, or indeed can't even order an extra sack of grass seed without India having to approve it all first then he isn't a chief executive.
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  19. Wouldn't be my first choice but you haven't included Karanka - he's free and would be a good choice imo
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  20. Hughes, Jokanovic or Wagner are the three outstanding candidates, but they won't come cheap and every Championship club that sacks their manager is going to be keen on those 3. If we don't have the ambition or finance to attract any of those 3 then Cowley at Lincoln.
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  21. A good point, along with the old chestnut "they wouldn't employ anybody better" - which may be true, but isn't exactly a rousing endorsement. If the team is regressing at the rate we are at present (we've been in relegation form 4 of the last 5 months!) then it's either roll the dice or prepare to be relegated again. I can't think of many situations where a manager has presided over this kind of slump and ultimately made a success of things. It's certainly never happened in Mowbray's career, which most of his advocates seem to be conveniently ignoring! "He'll get it right this time" - when all
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  22. The Final, since the Competition was reintroduced, has always been played as a pre-season game. Talking to folk at Leyland the other week they said it was planned for August.
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  23. The way we are going at the moment, I can't see us beating Bolton. In theory it would have been incredibly satisfying to do so and potentially relegate them as well.....
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  24. We had 2 shots on target, 1 of them the goal we scored which once again was a direct result of Mulgrew's set pieces. Despite all our possession and pressure in the last 15 minutes their keeper could have been asleep for most of it as we turn back to the CBs as soon as we get anywhere near their area. People moan about Allardyce football but their keeper would have been bombarded and clattered for 20 minutes in pursuit of an equaliser. I'd much prefer that than inanely passing around in circles on the half way line going nowhere.
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  25. Well done to Neil Warnock for saying what has needed saying for a long time he will probably get a fine for it but he is absolutely right in this country we have the worse refs in the world.
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  26. He's missed out the big one LEFT-BACK.
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  27. He'll live or die by his summer recruitment. He needs to sign 1 first choice centre back (no CM's who can "do a job") and probably 1 for competition. He needs to grow some @#/? and shift out some of his favourites. I can't see him doing either, in fact, I reckon our CB pairing for the first game of the season will be Lenihan and Mulgrew.
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  28. Champions again :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv0HrAcmNlM
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  29. The writing is on the wall. If Mowbray is allowed to stay for a large chunk of next season and the squad is largely the same, which is the most likely scenario, we will go down. I think it's that simple.
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  30. You perhaps quite fairly question his numbers but considering a similarly primarily substitute role thus far, havent you defended Brereton and his lack of goals? For me, them quotes suggest that he is not considering a change of approach any time soon. His line about Armstrong is a load of bollocks, he is just as negligent defensively as anyone. But ultimately, he is choosing all 4 midfielders based on their perceived defensive capabilities first and foremost, so surely that is pretty galling considering our defensive record is so poor?! I also dont think Bennett is as reliable defe
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  31. He’s not the finished article by any means. But we are safe, so give the lad a run of starts. Play him instead of Dack if it helps this mythical ‘defensive work’ that most of the actual defenders don’t even seem to possess.
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  32. Those are pretty shocking comments a hard worker on one wing doesn’t effect the other, add to that the fact that Nyambe in the right is better than anyone on the left so he’s just making up excuses now
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  33. I think Hughes would probably be my choice from that list but largely agree with JHR, I’ve still far more confidence in TM finishing the season with better and developing further, than I do in the new “structure” of the club finding someone else who will. Hughes, Bowen and Eddie N (not even attempting to spell that second name) with decent funds with incentives in their deals for promotion would be a statement of ambition.
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  34. In other words: ‘I’m shit scared of flair players. How dare they drive forward like that?’
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  35. I’m pretty sure we’re heading towards 3 at the back so wouldn’t need wingers.
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  36. Potentially a good attacking lineup within the squad -------------Graham Rothwell---Dack---Chapman Could even sub Graham out for the £7m prodigal son
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  37. Back to watching homes under the hammer with Casper and the fat lass then. All of us could see Steve being a massive failure yet he still gets a job.
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  38. I think a solid, middling season would constitute a good season for us. I agree with you that we over achieved in the first half of the season, but the slump has to be a major worry. It's a pity we didn't add a couple of players before the January window closed, as we were on the up around that time. In this game, you have to strike whilst the iron's hot. I would reserve judgement until May on whether Mowbray has earned that right. Should results not significantly improve, I would say it's time to move on. My personal view is that if we are looking at a slow buil
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  39. I wouldn’t be so sure. Honestly there are so, so many blinkered fools on Facebook, Twitter and the LET. We could lose every game between now and season end (probably won’t be far off in reality) and some folk would still be saying ‘give him the window to sort it out FFS’.
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  40. Well I’m beginning to believe that we will leave the EU, but with the softest brexit possible - otherwise known as BRINO (brexit in name only). It’s frustrating that MP’s are falling between two stools because BRINO is utterly pointless. Without doubt we are better off with what we already have. MP’s seem to be trying to please everybody, but will please nobody. The only bright light is that Tony Blair has accepted the offer to lead a government of national unity if that’s the way we go.
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  41. He should have been our manager then we would be in the same division as you now and still beating your ambitionless club regularly. Oh and if you’re referring to Sir Jack, before he took over we were in the playoffs fighting for promotion practically every year while you’re lot were only just managing to stay in the fourth division.
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  42. Welcome and what a fantastic first post!! Excellent result, and so good for the Rovers ladies!
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  43. I think we overachieved at the start of the season but I’m guessing you think a solid start means we should have been in and around the playoff spots? He may have said he’d like us to bounce through the leagues and yes, some teams do have great success after being promoted but that’s very much the exception rather than the rule. The slump is concerning but I think TM has earned the chance to build on this squad and try again next season.
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  44. Deserved a point ? We were comprehensively outclassed for long periods of the game, we got what we deserved, nowt.
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  45. You’ve just put up your own counter-argument. He managed a Championship team playing in League One. As the accounts illustrate. The Championship isn’t a place for Bowyers and Mowbrays. Successful managers at this level are one-eyed, ambitious, ruthless bastards with trusted coaches who know what is expected of them and their players.
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  46. Go...... lovely man, extremely limited manager. Too fixed in his ways, poor recruitment, archaic tactics, shocking team selection. It will be an empty Ewood next season if he remains I used to get annoyed at a former colleague of mine..... I used to think .... he wouldn’t....it then over time became clear......he couldn’t.... Ditto Mr Mowbray
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  47. Indeed. Millwall were 8th last season in their 1st season back after promotion (72 points). They are dogshit this season. We've just got promoted but our 'bounce' only lasted half a season whereas they kept it going for a full season.
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  48. The 'plan' as I see it is to be a decent bloke and to trade on the apathy of the fanbase for as long as possible. There's sod all else that I can see.
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