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  1. I expect progress within 3 years. I expect not to see players hopelessly out of position. I expect us not to stock up a defence with crocks. I expect us to be able to beat teams above us from time to time. I expect basic idiotic mistakes like letting players chose if they are fit not to be made. I expect good players contract situations to be sorted. I expect us to have a bit of bottle and launch a serious promotion bid. I expect us to not hide behind the excuse of they spent more than us. Boo bloody hoo. Didn't stop Hughes or Souness's teams. (And by
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  2. If we are on a journey, I would love to know what the plan is when our best player, Harvey Elliott, goes back to his club at the end of the season. I’d love to know what the plan is for when our best defender, Ryan Nyambe, leaves on a free. I’d love to know what happens when a PL club takes a gamble on Armstrong. Or Dacks 18 month contract runs out. We have the best team we are going to have for a long while right now. If we don’t finish top 6 this season it’s a travesty, we are 18 months away from a full rebuild.
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  3. I was just sat having a brew and sausage sandwich and my wife informed me that tomorrow is the third anniversary of her dad passing away aged 92. He was a 'hybrid' football supporter, following both Rovers and The Dingles when they were at home on alternate weeks from just before the outbreak of WW2 to his last full season in 1975. He claims he was probably the only person inside Turf Moor in 1960 to cheer all six goals as Rovers clawed back a 3 goal deficit in the last 15 minutes to earn a replay at Ewood which we won of course. He went to odd games afterwards with us, most notably at Goodiso
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  4. Correct. That '92 Play Off Final evokes great memories, for reasons other than just the fact that we won. It was the one and only time that 4 generations of our family attended a game together: all avid Rovers fans and followers I hasten to add, my Grandad, Dad, myself and our eldest son. A Rovers following family stretching back to 1919 when my Grandad first went as a 9 year old just after WW1, we lost 3-1 at home to that shower down the M65! My Grandad sadly passed away later in 1992 following a stroke. He used to recount many tales of following Rovers, from The Cup Final in 1928 (I sti
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  5. I have this hanging on my office wall at home. I never fail to get a tear in my eye or a lump in my throat whenever I read it. So much truth and emotion in it's wording. Give it a try, I defy you not to well up!
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  6. In 2018-19, 2019-20 and now 2020-21 we have reached a point, usually around December and January, where we end up with no fit/available CBs and have to either chop and change formations, play full backs at centre back or throw in youngsters to deal with it. Is this bad luck? For it to happen once would be bad luck. Three seasons running and any serious operation would be asking serious questions as to how this predicament keeps appearing each season despite transfer windows and some different personnel.
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  7. This also can be traced back to our regal owners. As a direct result of their disinterest they have effectively allowed the manager to appoint his boss. I’m sure there was no malice or Machiavellian plan on behalf of Mowbray to create an environment where he is bulletproof. But through Venkys incompetence this is what has happened. I don’t doubt initially there was noble intentions but now from Mowbray to swag I firmly believe the priority is for them all just do enough to keep a very passive fan base off their backs and to keep their own bank balances healthy. To a man self preservation
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  8. It's disgraceful on so many levels. Firstly our attack had got a ton of goals this season (second highest scorers?) so it is utter bull. On that, doesn't said line up include the league's top scorer so it's totally rewriting reality that we struggle to score because we are a young team is horse manure. Secondly its deceptive as he doesn't mention the £5 million pound carthorse he plays on the wing. Gally is neither young nor able yet is conveniently ommited from the analysis. Thirdly theres the issue that aside from the reality of our situation the general principle of
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  9. Just spoke with my Dad Tyrone. He agrees with you: Both he and my Grandad were stood on The Darwen End, in fact my dad says he had to climb into the roof rafters so he could get his hands out of his pocket to have a fag! Ronnie and my dad were best buddies until he sadly passed away. In fact, pre-Covid, my Mother, Ronnie's wife Val and their last remaining circle of friends, went out religiously for lunch once every month and have done for donkeys years. @ClaytonsLeftBoot's mother was also in the same circle of friends too until she sadly passed several years ago. Mum says she really miss
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  10. This is one of my favourites from back in the day, against Liverpool at a packed Ewood, you can see Jim sat on the cinder track if you look carefully enough.
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  11. If we shouldn't sack TM because Venkys would hire someone worse then we are finished as a club for as far ahead as anyone can see. On that basis, If TM keeps going till he's 90 and dies in harness then Venkys will appoint someone worse for the 500 still attending.
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  12. Yes that's it. We are at the limit of his capabilities here and I'm afraid that comes back to his principles and tactics. Unless you've an exceptional group of players like Fulham or a world class coach like Leeds you aren't getting out of this division playing football, as the clued up managers and sides will just pick us off. If we had sold people like Dack and Armstrong and adopted a policy of balancing the books then there'd be an argument that standing still would be a decent outcome. But to select that route as a club I would expect the books to be balanced and the debt to be manage
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  14. FFS, it's 13 months - don't split hairs. What difference does a month make. Mowbray is just days short of being here for 4 YEARS.
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  15. STARMER JUST WANTS TO PLUNGE THIS COUNTRY INTO LOCKDOWN (plunges country into lockdown a week later). STARMER JUST WANTS TO CANCEL CHRISTMAS (cancels Christmas 4 days later). Johnson needs to shut his gob and stop playing politics. Fact is Starmer is far from Captain Hindsight, and is simply able to predict Johnson's every move.
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  16. I'm at the point now where I think I'd pot him. His stubbornness or blind stupidity keep playing a failing system is taking the Michael. Even Gallagher himself knows he's about as useful as a willy in a lesbian orgy playing out wide. If he lasts till January, which tbh I fully expect him to, Ben and Dacky may help it look a respectable season, but it will still be another mid table one.
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  17. Your entitled to your opinion but by christ talk about casting the line! Please put your head back on...It was Venkys mismanagement and Kean the Charlatan who sowed discord amongst our fanbase...nothing more,nothing less.
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  18. Don't mean to pick on you specifically but your excuse about centre backs is all of TMs making. Having three injury prone CBs on the books was asking for such a situation to occur. Also even if it's just an off day for our attack and an unfortunate loss, as your post seems to imply, what about every other game against one of the stronger teams? It's the whole move on with no accountability that is helping to cause this malaise.
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  19. I was happy when we sacked Allardyce. I naively assumes we would bring in someone better... That experience Is the main factor preventing me from fully endorsing the idea of getting rid of Mowbray. Judging by recent appointments our next manager would certainly be coming via HSH. Take your pick: Steve Cooper Mark Robins Craig Bellamy Gary Holt Tony Pulis Graham Wesley Micky Mellon Dave Challinor Dean Keats Tony Philliskirk
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  20. So firstly you rebutted some points of view last night by asking what tactics they would employ. Yet when an alternative is given you then say that can't happen because of a 'lack of training' and then in the next paragraph suggest a change of formation? Are you actually for real?
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  21. So this weeks excuse is that 'It was a team of boys trying to score against men.' If you thought that was going to be a problem Tony then probably not the most sensible idea to bring on an 18 year old, two 21 year olds and a 23 year old. He won't take responsibility for anything, nothing is ever his fault and his sole interest is not the football club but his own self preservation.
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  22. I really want to give you the benefit of the doubt, however your avatar suggests you should be old enough to know better. You are likely just taking the piss, but if you genuinely believe this, I suggest you have a listen to the 10 Years of Venky’s episode we put out with @glen9mullan https://roversradio.airtime.pro/# And just do a few google searches.
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  23. Really fucking winds me up when he blames the players. It's cowardly. He's signed them, how does he sit there and believe he doesn't have to take account for that? Anyone that thinks he is "a nice guy" needs to read that as he's clearly nothing of the sort.
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  24. So this nutty fella, what we reckon, Dingle or Nobender? Mowbray ‘our most successful manager’ and resurrecting the Steve Kean thread to have a pop at fans.
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  25. Bit out of the blue with that. Nutty rover is the most perfectly chosen name
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  26. This government has proved itself to be useless. Pandemics need early, clear measures to quell them - as China and a few others have showed. Clear advice stated simply so that all can follow. Of course some people won't, but if the majority do then it can be effective. We have had none of this at all. Declaring a 5 day Christmas break as if "we've earned it" sends all the wrong messages. Listen to Angela Merkel spell it out to the German people. "I'd love to have Christmas as usual but we can't. People will die and we cannot have that. We cannot" Then there is the economic
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  27. Try Tony Mowbray at Ewood Park, he's bought a few over the years.
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  28. That's a bit intolerant.
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  29. I've just read the published results that have been discussed in the media about the mutation. The news has been widely covered in the media, but maybe I could add a few things. The code for the virus is like a book containing about 30 000 letters. There have been hundreds of changes in these letters- but a 'spelling mistake' doesn't mean that the story changes, or even the meaning of the sentence changes, I.e. a mutation is quite often irrelevant. Spelling mistakes or mutations occur at a rate of 1-2 a month for this virus. This new strain contains 17 mutations, 3 of which are signi
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  30. I didn't go to that one for some reason, but I remember my dad coming home from the match and telling me the Rovers played like they'd all eaten too much Christmas pudding!
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  31. He's making excuses. Plain and simple.
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  32. Most of us can only imagine the stress Hancock has been under for the past 11 months. Yes he's got things wrong, yes at times he's been out of his depth, but on a human level he's not trying to kill people and must be absolutely worn out with the weight of the country firmly on his shoulders. I know at a local level decision makers take every death personally, he'll be no different.
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  34. Mowbray probably thinks he's tactically advanced to play 4-4-2
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  35. The W and H Talbot photo archive is superb..a treasure trove of memories.
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  36. 91800 is the average rolling 7 day figure for people tested not positive cases which yesterday was 13000+ source publichealthlacounty.govmedia
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  37. And how many selfish wankers are ignoring the rules - plenty. The rules only work if people abide by them, and there have been too many playing fast and loose with their own interpretation of them. multi family bubbles, no masks, and multi household gatherings in pubs and restaurants.
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  38. If we don't get promotion this season I fear our best players are on their way...the financial situation has been compounded by Covid.Then the shit will really will hit the fan so to speak. Do we have a Manager who is capable of Promotion?..........🙄
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  39. Oh the cushion of his Third Division stats. Bowyer - True ...... with the squad he had promotion was expected. There are those of us blessed with a memory greater than that of a Goldfish
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  40. Mike England scoring in a game many of us older fans talk about on here. Scoring against Spurs in that 7-2 win. Looks like Dave Mackay in that photo to me.
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  41. Chaddy, you are losing your credibility in arguing about days as opposed to years. Just finishing off a Barolo then off to bed.
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  42. Back to VAR and offside - can we not agree 'feet? The game is called football (sorry any fans in the US, but it is!). Never mind this bollocks of head, shoulders, knees & toes (ok, maybe the last one). As it stands, the attacker needs to be behind the defender as he is naturally leaning forward otherwise he'll be offside. Not daylight, part of the body you can score with or anything left open to interpretation. Plain & simple, feet!
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  43. Tories are 11 years away from being a responsible governing party after the parade of the three worst PMs in my life time- each more out of their depth than their predecessor and all making Gordon Brown appear a giant in global stature.. which he was and will be seen to have been when 2008/9 is fully understood.
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  44. Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 technical lead at the World Health Organisation, told the BBC tonight that the new strain of the virus had originated in south-east England. So there you have it: Boris Johnson's world beating leper colony complete with sovereign virus
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  45. We were really, really slow to take on board how difficult this was going to become. When we had it on the way out in Summer we should have tightened the restrictions and tried to get it down to a point were it was more easily controllable. Instead we took the brakes off, employed a load of no marks to run the show, and now we're paying the price.
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  46. Some of those teammates of Marshall you mention... Christ we’ve had some serious shite pass through the club this past decade.
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  47. What a myth Graham Potter is.
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  48. Agree Mowbrays free pass with the local press is pathetic he just makes it up as he goes along. Sharpe knows the fans feeling and the right questions but he either dare not step off the company line or has been told not to. He knows the score though he alludes to it.
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  49. Rovers played towards the Darwen End in the First Half against Spurs. I was right behind the goals. At half time I " migrated " to behind the Blackburn End goals. I was right in line with that Mike England header. If the net hadn't have got in the way I might have caught it. That is without doubt the best Rovers performance in my life time and I saw the thrashing of Norwich and Notts Forest in our Prem years. It could easily have been 10-2. Spurs had no answer to us.
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  50. Theres a certain irony about a country going through the brexit process now having such a high demand for Brussels
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