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  1. Up to a point, martonrover. Because I no longer drive, I tend to leave Ewood about 10-15 minutes before the end of the game so that I can get a bus to Bolton - the first leg of my journey home - before Bolton Road is closed to traffic. Increasingly, it feels like common sense to have left early - not only am I likely to get home a bit sooner, but I won't really be missing anything by doing so. And yet; and yet; within this 73-year-old frame, beats the heart of the 7-year-old who: was born in Blackpool to a couple of Blackburners; was dead proud at that age to wear a blue and white replica
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  2. I work abroad a lot. Got chatting to a guy from Pune in a bar the other night. A very well educated guy. He could only talk about the venkys in glowing terms, how they were an example for Indian business and actually had a surprising knowledge around their various interests. He had never heard of Rovers. Says a lot
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  3. Smallwood is a worse player than Evans at this level (but better than him in League One, where his technical deficiency wasn't shown up), and there is literally no room for him in the squad other than to occasionally, pointlessly, hold back a u23 from getting a game at that level. However, Evans is probably on double, maybe triple the money. I'm of the opinion we could shed both and not be any weaker as a squad. In the medium, or maybe even short term, we'd be stronger, as it would open the pathway for the youngsters who play that position. Even if we decide we need to rely on experience
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  4. At the moment, having Tony as our leader is as good as it’s going to get. We’re an average Championship side that’s going to be stuck in mid table forever. Tony’s a nice guy who has sorted out some of our problems, forged a good relationship with our owners and got rid of a lot of deadwood. However, his track record as a manager isn’t too impressive and, for me, he possess neither the nouse nor the credentials to take us to the next level. Were we to get someone in with a bit more mettle, a bit more authority and the ability to win games by employing both the right tactics and the right
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  5. No but your comments on how poor Corbyn was (and I didnt see it so cant comment) struck me as odd when you intend to vote for Johnson as PM (via your vote for a Tory candidate) and see nothing wrong with his bumbling incoherent speeches, his refusal to answer questions and his total lack of principles. I may not and do not like some of Corbyns ideas, and I find him annoying in the extreme but he isnt a proven serial liar, who has deliberately misled the Queen, Parliament and the people in pursuit of his own ambitions
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  6. Typical; racist shite repeating the same old tropes - The EU immigrant population of the UK is typically young and fit - It's the Old home grown gammons here in the UK that is placing pressure on the NHS - More and more old economically inactive Boomers to support.
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  7. He can rot in hell. Don't care if he turns into a new Beckenbauer, he can fuck off. I remain convinced to this day that he took money to pop those own goals in. Astonished it was never investigated.
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  8. Our Championship status. At the moment, as dull as it is and as obvious it is that a change in the dugout is required, we still remain a member of the 2nd tier, one good season away from the Premier League. Unlikely to happen under these idiots yes, but possible. A return to League One would be horrific in many ways. The job of being Rovers manager is one for an experienced gaffer who knows the duties, expectations and pressure of being a boss at this level or higher. Particularly when handling the extra baggage of the idiots in Pune and the sham board of directors. Weve se
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  9. Not sure I agree. The money was big, I’ve seen him a few times for forest and I quietly thought we might have a good one. In a few games for forest he was unplayable and 18, something’s gone wrong in his development from his arrival here. A mixture of shyte day to day coaching, lack of any game time in his correct position, injuries, the team is crap and is looking like a relegation side. im not saying he’s a world beater but we’ve screwed it up in my opinion. The lads had no confidence since he arrived
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  10. On Mr Smith, very odd really. Are you telling me that in his 20 years of writing he has never witnessed somebody disagreeing with his opinions? Almost feels as this was an excuse to quit rather than being the actual reason. 2 or maybe 3 posts that maybe went over the top and he cannot hack it and so suddenly leaves. Either needs skin that is 100 times thicker or was looking for something he could pin walking out on. My opinion, his hands are obviously tied as to what he can say in the LT, and with our current run he knows that it is far too difficult to keep putting a positive spin on thi
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  11. Good faith? Not quite. Before we get too sackcloth and ashes, he didn't always come to the site in good faith. See his own "Thanks for the love" thread, which was launched as a provocative and antagonistic dig at posters here. Sure, two or three posts on this thread were OTT, but only a few....and we do have to see the context. I agree with Philip that the underlying problem is the bitter divide in the fanbase. Simon has largely taken one side-the loyalist one. I happen to have taken the other side, although, significantly, not in a local newspaper column.
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  12. 4-1, piece of p***. We’ll be swigging back the merlot by full time. What are you worried about?
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  13. My Labour Party policy would have been that we have another referendum. Forget the re-negotiation . A simple " Take this deal or Remain ". Simple. Labour Party MP's given permission to campaign for either option, much as Harold Wilson did previously.
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  14. Calling it now, he'll return to Forest on loan. His contract will wind down and we'll cut our losses for a few bob.
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  15. Evans can be a tidy player on his day. Problem is it's mostly Northern Ireland who get to see that. Is he more suited to international football or just going through the motions here? I think he's been coasting for a long time and we need to get shot.
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  16. People keep confusing communism with socialism and it’s very frustrating. (Not that I want either like, it’s just another prime example of enough mud getting thrown in the media and it sticking).
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  17. As long as he doesn’t wear ripped jeans, is willing to play in a position that he never has before, is a good human and likes lemon drizzle cake, he’ll get a 4 year deal.
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  18. lets just say he`s yet to make a favourable impression on me!!!
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  19. Just to clarify, are you saying you don't rate Brereton that highly?
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  20. Love this post, Andrew. Cheers.
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  21. With the greatest respect I think it’s a little harsh for people to still be haranguing Corbyn about sitting on the fence. What else is he meant to do? The lines are drawn in the sand: Tories - leave do or die despite how shocking all predictions are from pretty much all sources, alienating most of those that voted remain or changed their minds since the referendum. Lib Dems - remain regardless of the referendum result, alienating all of those that voted leave or have changed their mind since the referendum. Labour - putting personal views aside to renegotiate a (supposed)
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  22. I predicted something like this the min he signed something isn't right with that signing. If something like that did happen he and a few others will have made a nice few quid out of it.
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  23. The "party of business" (although Johnson famously said "f**** business) bows to the Labour agenda. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50454627 Personally, I don't believe a word of it. I wouldn't trust a Tory to walk an elderly person across the road without shoving them under a bus
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  24. I actually think Downing has been our most consistent player this season, barely had a bad game, hardly ever loses the ball.
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  25. When Blair came to power the NHS was in a very poor state, waiting times were as long as 18 months to 2 years for some cases. Blair set about reducing those waiting list and brought them down so that nobody was waiting longer than 6 months. It cost money obviously, but it had to be done because the Tories had left the NHS in such a terrible state. The NHS got its highest satisfaction ratings ever under Blair’s Labour government and followed by Brown. people talk about foreigners causing the current problems. As someone else said that’s racist claptrap. The NHS performance figures nosediv
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  26. Even the useless Jeremy Hunt admitted the Tory spending cuts had damaged the NHS https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/jeremy-hunt-tory-cuts-nhs_uk_5b22944de4b09d7a3d7b2ff4?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvLnVrLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJDz4aEiiT21fTQ1l_xSrL1jPtRlEC_DONogTJtYMG14tcnuUo07Ijs9tH2tbSzMZmnnXZJTLCAQBQ-CiOwPFGVhjCyWycwE5kCoKKfhImGIC4xdh8JqHOJQZ30TNLlTZF5obYJKlcprF2fCBVwlzsaTQ5474kQohfd7VTaKTk2s Truth is, as a country we don't spend enough on healthcare, either per capita or as a percentage of GDP, compared to our peers. Only Labour will p
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  27. I haven't been able to get to a game for quite a long time but i'm flying over for this game and PNE. After reading posts on here I'm anticipating wanting to top myself at half time. It's also the first time in 15 years I'm going to Ewood by train and not car. Where's good for a pre-match pint these days? I feel like I'm gonna need a few before going in.
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  28. As daft as that post is, another Peter White at the LT would be great. Would he survive alongside 2019’s social media-fed fanbase though? Not sure. Maybe he would lead it!
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  29. It used to be Nyambe but he has since gone quiet on that one since he has been featuring. Now every second post of his is this weird obsession with Chapman.
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  30. You dont get pi55 splash back at PNE
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  31. And Johnson is an articulate, truthful and inspirational speaker?
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  32. I'm pretty sure that even the shower of shite in Pune would allocate funding for ongoing maintenance if Waggott found his bollocks and asked for it.
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  33. How did you gain access to the VAR room?
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  34. No wonder Travis rarely makes those forward passes and driving runs forward anymore.
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  35. As for Ainsworth, his obvious enthusiasm for the Club is an asset but is no guarantee of success. Dyche had no affinities with Burnley before they made the decision to sign him, as far as I'm aware. We're just desperate to get this club back on the up again, understandably so we clutch at straws. We need a trusted and proven manager or we need to pull one out of the hat. Venkys won't pay for the former and there is no-one at the club capable of picking the latter. So we go on, week after week, season after season. We really are cursed.
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  36. Wigan are selling tickets for all games up to the end of January. Huddersfield and Preston are selling tickets for games into January. We are only selling November games. Maybe this is because we have another 3 game ticket coming out but whether or not that is the case, why not have them on sale now? Huddersfield half season tickets go on sale tomorrow. You can choose which game it starts from and just pay the appropriate price. So it can start any time between 15 games and 11 games. Clubs of a similar size to us are on the front foot making it fl
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  37. I now live on the south coast, my biggest local club would be Bournemouth I guess. Honestly, whenever I get into a football conversation here and say I support Rovers, I'd say nine times out of ten I get the questions 'who is your manager?' 'Which league are you in?' and if I mention that we're where we are because of poor ownership the question is 'who are your owners?' The sad truth is that a lot of football fans have actually forgotten the whole Venky situation. We aren't on their radar any more. Once the chicken farmers stopped doing funny stuff for the papers other fans ceased t
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  38. Yes, funny too that Nyambe has struggled to get into the side since he left Crown...
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  39. He has all the attributes needed to play in defence though, in that he is a midfielder. Bit of competition for Bennett maybe??
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  40. I think you're over-egging it. Isn't this why he resigned? "However, I have grown sick of defending players only for them to show zero desire for the shirt."
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  41. Just really made me feel sad to see the ground like that. It's such basic stuff. Just reaffirms to me that we're in hand of people who really have no emotional ties to the club at all. Tossers.
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  42. Went to the ground today for the first time in ages. And I mean ages. When the hell did it get so dirty? It's bloody disgusting
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  43. I think it’s wishful thinking to think this season is over. There is a very real chance of a relegation battle to contend with yet.
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  44. How old are you, 12?
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  45. I wouldn't. Sure he's the opposite of Tony but he's been rubbish apart from that season or two at Sunderland before he took them back down. He's mental.
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  46. Yep. Wasn’t deemed able to play his position as well as our now 6th choice centre mid Richie Smallwood. Reed now starts for Fulham, good call that one.
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  47. Whatever one's views on VAR one thing that sensible people can agree on is that the idea that there is some sort of conspiracy to favour Liverpool is complete nonsense. The previous week they had a goal disallowed by VAR because of an offside armpit !
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  48. He only seems to throw our academy graduate players under the bus. Made Raya want to leave by singling him out every week, constantly putting down Ryan Nyambe.
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  49. Good piece on PNE and their manager Neil in the Times today. Preston's starting XI on Saturday cost less than £1.5m in total. The playing budget, £15m, is among the bottom 5 in the division. The £2m fee paid for Tom Bayliss from Coventry in August was a club record. Over to you Tony, for an explanation on why you've underperformed despite spending tens of millions
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