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  1. Yes, more guff about Venkys understanding the "unique" nature of the season. Amazing that it was only unique to Blackburn Rovers! Utterly pathetic.
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  2. I respectfully disagree. Whilst he may not mention being away from his family every week, his overall demeanour is that of someone who finds managing the Club an absolute chore. When we started playing again after the first lockdown he made it pretty obvious he thought we shouldn't be playing at all and that therefore he wanted paying for doing nothing. At that time when the season started we were in an outside chance of the play offs but tailed off dramatically. Unsurprising given the manager's lack of enthusiasm. This season he has mentioned being away from his family on several occasions. I don't want him to do anything now as I want him gone but the solution would have been either for him to move them down here or resign. I can't imagine he needs the money and family comes first at the end of the day. There will be numerous managers out there who would consider managing this Club to be an absolute privilege and who wouldn't talk the Club down at every possible opportunity.
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  3. Wondered where I'd fit this in. Kean-managed Melbourne Victory lost 3-1 at home to MacArthur in the A League a few days ago. Scorer of 2 of their goals----MATTY DERBYSHIRE!!! Scum 1 Rovers 3!
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  4. Big news from Ewood. Tony shits in the dark. LET all over it. Sorry boys and girls. Watched them since 63. Never been so deflated. At least with Keano there was a chance to get rid. Tony et al will only leave with the treasures and relegation. Hope Reg and the other plants in the LET are happy. Preferred the third division days in the 70s to this bull
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  5. The current Rovers managers job has to be the best in football. At what other club does a manager get to set his own expectations and then when he misses them get's his bosses on board with downgrading them. At what other club does a manager have no pressure to get results and is able to have an attitude of not caring where he finishes in the table. At what other club does the manager get to appoint his own mate as his CEO.
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  6. Personally, I doubt there has even been any discussions. I wouldn't think the owners are really giving Rovers much thought at the moment (even less than they normally do!) If Mowbray had to put a case forward, how could he possibly defend his position ? He has always said we need to build slowly, continue the journey and develop the team's identity. After 4 years, this has failed miserably, the journey is in reverse and the only player with an identity other than 'bog standard jouneyman' or 'unfulfilled potential' will be leaving very soon. What can Mowbray possibly do in his one remaining season, with the sqaud he has other than continue to fail. What can he pitch to the owners to convince them he is still the man for the job? If there were discussions about a new manager next season it just proves that the only people who care for the club are us - the fans. Nobody with any clout within the club gives a rat's arse.
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  7. ‘Season Tickets 2021/2022. We have lower expectations, do you?’
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  8. Thinking more and more about the disorganisation behind the scenes under Waggot and it’s even more embarrassing day by day. New kit supplier unearthed by simple open source research - absolute shit show from the club with no announcement, no advertising and absolutely nothing to show to supporters of the club. Season tickets - I did a quick bit of research across the EFL, I found at least 43 clubs across the leagues offering season tickets, fully priced and with incentives whereas Rovers another shit show with no announcements, no organisations and not a fucking clue on how to engage with the clubs own support. Waggot and co, your an absolute let down, shit show and embarrassment to our great club.
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  9. BRFC - rewarding failure. BRFC - cronyism rules OK. Anybody who buys a season ticket next year deserves all the misery they are likely to endure.
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  10. Hi All, just had to tidy up this thread this morning. (Mods like to sleep, too). Just a couple of points- rather than mentioning mods by name- use the report button, the ask admin section, or DM a mod please. Also, please don’t start calling for people to be banned for having one opinion, whilst in the same post, defending someone else ‘as that’s their opinion’. As ever, any questions, just ask. If you contribute to this thread after this post, I’m going to assume you’ve read it....
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  11. When Adam Armstrong leaves it will be because a club comes along that offers him more than this club does. It will be nothing at all to do with what fans think, or don't think, of him here. It will be because this is a club going nowhere, with no ambition, sticking with a poor manager at the end of his shelf life because it is more important to stick with good old Tone who will dance to whatever tune the owners decide than it is to shake things up and show some ambition. He will leave because he doesn't want to play for a tin pot outfit with 4,000 fans a week turning up, which is where we are headed soon. He will witness this summer unfold, will see what direction this club is heading in, and will want to move elsewhere, just like any other player of any ambition will want to do too. Convenient because I expect the priority this summer will be to sell anyone with any achievable value. It is unlikely that he has even been offered a new long term deal, because the club has been in a state of inertia for the last 12 months (except on plans to flog the training ground). So our intentions there are already clear, that's before our manager tries advertising him in the press as up for sale. We are at a club where the manager selling our star player and brining in millions for him is the ambition for the summer because it will protect his position and earn him credit with the owners. What a backward club we are.
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  12. Ouch!, bit harsh, how often do I post what you could class "inside information?" Furthermore I am not "an ITK" nor have I ever claimed to be. Bit of an odd one this, I still haven't given up all hope that something will happen this month but as Paul Mani says the longer it goes on the less likely it is it will happen. It does seem though that at least three different people heard basically the same thing from three separate and seemingly entirely credible sources. What are the chances of that if there was nothing in it in the first place? It would be entirely typical of the confused decision making at the Club that the Rovers Trust highlighted if a certain course of action had been decided on and then the Coventrio had managed to talk their way out of it on the basis of results in a couple of dead rubbers. Irrespective of all of the above, even if there was never anything in it, (which I don't agree with) tomorrow is always another day and that doesn't preclude a change of heart if a particular point of view or set of facts suddenly resonates with the owners. So I won't be letting up with efforts to see off the Coventrio.
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  13. Which I think translates to Rothwell has told them where to go and wants out. Fair play to the lad. He's better than this shite show.
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  14. At this point you'd be hard pressed not to convince me that the Venky's are just incredibly rich Burnley fans having a laugh.
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  15. Can't agree Tyrone. With the correct manager and system my view he goes to the Premier league at some point. He can do the one thing that managers crave, being able to.go past multiple defenders and beat a man one on one. Mowbray again mis managed this lad. He's done stuff this season that if Messi had done it they'd be tossing off over it. If a manger can get an arm around him, build a team to suit him, I think he's a lovely player. Sat on the bench far too often not starting or taken off
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  16. Selling Rothwell to keep Armstrong would only serve to highlight how terrible the Coventrio are at recruitment. A proper manager would sell him and buy three gems. Have we learned nothing from what happened with Dack? But then again it is Nicko. He has a tombola machine to rival Tony’s.
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  17. Entirely predictable. We're infested with c%nts, from the owners to the fat mess of a CEO to the hook nosed gurning moron in the dugout. I hate them and all of the chancers that have made the most of the situation in the last decade. Fully expecting to get relegated next year with Johnson as manager after they pull the trigger on the hook nosed gurning moron too late. Shambles
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  18. Presumably next season is also a write off due to Covid 19 still being around and the "unique conditions" that creates. We won't be taking a foreign training camp and will lose Armstrong so all the excuses are ready to go again. Just wait for the ones about struggling to adjust without Armstrong's goals, filling the void he leaves and transitioning to a new style of play to cope with it. Great for the Football Manager laptop brigade but depressing as hell for me.
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  19. You could count on the fingers of one hand the decisions they’ve got right in over ten years. That takes some doing. That success rate in their chicken choking business would have closed it years ago. If they’d have tossed a coin each time they would have got more right.
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  20. Interesting comparison Leicester v Rovers with regards to foreign ownership takeovers 3 months apart Here are the highlights Takeover August 2010 Nov 2010 Champ Play off Qual 2012/13 Championship winners 2013/14 Relegation Premier League 2011/12 Premier League winners 2015/16 Relegation Championship 2015/16 FA Cup Winners 2020/21 Runners Up League 1 2016/17 UEFA Champ League Qual 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League Qual 2020/21
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  21. Meanwhile Celtic fans have always been just wonderful. Glass houses, etc.
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  22. Brad Lyons and Tom White must be up there with some of the oddest signings we've made at this level. In hindsight it really just feels as though they were brought here to keep results moving in the PL2, before some loans and being let go.
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  23. And to be honest, who hasn't slipped and given the landlord of their local pub a multi million pound PPE contract? Party of the people!
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  24. Selling Rothwell to keep Armstrong doesn’t make any sense to me. There’s a player in Rothwell I think. He picks the ball from deep and can hurt teams. He is anonymous far too much but i would like to see him under a new manager before pinning that entirely on him. Don’t sell either and use the owners ‘deep pockets’ to sign some cheques LOL
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  25. If that's true then the club has just lost three season ticket holders.
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  26. There are those, that after 10 shitty years, are still willing to give the owners the benefit of the doubt. Surely, a failure to remove the Coventrio after this clusterfuck of a season would remove that?
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  27. When they came to Ewood they flooded the away end with fake tickets causing hundreds of genuine Celtic fans being refused entry, fought with police and generally behaved like the Rangers fans you're condemning. Just for a bit of balance.
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  28. It is outstanding. As roversfan99 said, take out the penalties for all of them and he tops the league for goals scored from open play. How is that not outstanding? Whether he is a PL striker is irrelevant (though, he is for me...he won't notch 28 up there but he is an average or bottom half Prem level player for me) as we aren't in the PL. If you'd consider 10 mill for a player who just scored as many as he did a laughably great deal, I'm glad you're not in charge. And given who we have in charge, that's saying something. Properly contracted English players with pace and that many goals are worth closer to triple that. Thought Dolan did fine in that role but I don't think we can expect that every week from him yet and there are other places he can play. I compared those two because they are the alternatives and there is zero evidence they could hit even half those goals. Wide they may be, but Brereton fluffs more chances than Arma, and though Gally should be given a chance there when Arma is out (and actually has been on occasion), he is a very long way from proving he can do the business there. The point was simple, that we have no proven source of goals without him. Nobody honestly believes either of those could get close to his figures. That's a much bigger problem than Rothwell not being there to make 1 or 2 barnstorming runs a game on average, 90% of which lead to nothing.
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  29. When Celtic went to Seville for a Uefa Cup final (a few years before the original Rangers' fans trashed Manchester) there was no trouble whatsoever I was out there and it was a fantastic occasion. They even received fair play awards from both Uefa and FIFA. As I mod could you also tell me why my post has twice been taken down in regards to Rangers winning their first league title? Which mod doesn't understand liquidation? The old Rangers are dead that company was liquidated in 2012.
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  30. Its the most in the league of any striker once you remove penalties. "Hardly outstanding" though in your eyes. He missed 8 games, we scored 4 goals in those.
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  31. I thought you said: Gallagher playing as CF and being given the same freedom would bring similar results IMHO. Your quoted response is a facetious response to a reasonable question. I don’t understand your unrelenting focus on making Armstrong out to be a weak point in our team. He’s the best striker we’ve had in a long long time, certainly since Rhodes and probably since the PL days. We absolutely should try our utmost to get Arma to sign another contract, ideally with a view to providing the goals that will get us promoted, at worst with a view to making a huge profit on him which must be on the cards. Strikers that get over 20 goals a season should be celebrated, not damned with faint praise or criticised. The question of rothwell or Arma is ludicrous and a complete non-starter when you compare both player’s contributions.
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  32. Imagine wanting to keep Rothwell and not Armstrong. Absolutely insane. 'Yeah, lets sell Shearer and keep Robbie Slater'
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  33. I genuinely can't come close to understanding why that would be your sentiment. 24 year old who just bagged 28 goals, most since Shearer, or 26 year old who absolutely can turn it on but only notches about 5 goal contributions a season. It's the definition of a no brainer. Definitely won't find any clubs willing to part with 15 million for Rothwell. I like having him around but he isn't anywhere near as important as our main goal threat. I think Armstrong scored more with his weaker left foot this season (10) than Rothwell has total goals in all his time with us. He scored more with his left foot than Brereton or Gallagher, our only two other attackers, scored in total this season. Not far off as many with it as those two scored combined (13?) I believe.
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  34. If only he could manage a football team as well as his affairs
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  35. IMV it just shows, sadly, that even the people at Ewood (who a lot of this speculation probably came from) have absolutely no clue what is really going on. I doubt there was ever any intention to remove Mowbray last week or any time recently. It was just people at the club putting 2 and 2 together, whilst seemingly forgetting we are run by people who have no idea what they are doing.
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  36. Doesn't mean what was said wasn't correct at the time
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  37. I suspect that if you played Dolan in the same role across the season as Armstrong, he would struggle to score a quarter of the goals that Armstrong managed.
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  38. Embarrassing decision by the club to keep Mowbray for another season. Proof will be in the pudding when the club struggle to sell 4000 season tickets.
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  39. Think he means the coaching fella we took from their youth system a few weeks ago. Personally I'm absolutely certain Dolan has it in him. Bags of talent. Some of the things he can do with the ball are just magical, he's very young and has the right attitude by all accounts. However, these are key development years and I just don't think TM is remotely the right manager for him, so we will see what happens. IMO he has already lost something like 6 months worth of development this season.
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  40. Would you rather keep Rothwell or Armstrong? Because if that’s the clubs plan I know who I want around, and it’s the man who grabbed 29 goals last season.
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  41. Who’s going to pay big bucks for “ 1 good game in 5 “ Joe Rothwell ? Blow Johnson and Bennett out if they want to fund a big pay rise for Armstrong.
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  42. How on earth can anyone own a business for ten years and not learn one thing? Infuriating and heartbreaking.
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  43. They had 10 years pre- Covid to do that and didn't.
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  44. Reading the reports in today's sports pages about the Cup Final, my main thought has been, "Please can we find a benevolent Thai billionaire to offer Venky's an irresistible sum for us and then run this once-great club of ours like Leicester's owners run them?" It's not too greedy of me, is it?
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  45. Think part of the problem was a pretty dull group. A group with say, AC Milan or Barca would’ve really put a rocket under it all... though that being said a relatively weak draw should’ve enabled us to get into the knock outs and then face the big guns. All a bit of anti-climax, but then the club and team was treading water when we should’ve been moving forward like top clubs do after success.
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  46. There was a handball by Perez in the build up to Leicester's goal which, apparently wasn't seen by the VAR and yet a player literally millimetres offside is penalised, correctly I might add. VAR for matters of fact should be an exact science but the inconsistencies are alarming. I dislike VAR but it's here to stay but VAR itself isn't the problem, it's the people operating it.
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  47. So just to clarify, we are trying to keep Benno and Johnson? Why? What's that worth 500k + per annum, oh to work for a company where my budget can be spunked away like that. Bit like paying 175k a year for 'awesome' Pears and with those 2 we are probably paying close to 1 million pounds, just so TM has support in the dressing room. Or 1 million a year spent because our management cannot 'build' relationships or man-manage. If it wasn't Rovers, I'd be pissing myself with laughter.
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  48. I’m going to assume you are relatively young, because anyone over the age of about 40 would know that you are wrong in just about any measurement of what constitutes a big club. Possibly apart from money, but as InvernessRover so eloquently stated, that’s a self propelling situation and a matter of lucky geography. Arsenal a bigger club than Celtic? Even Ian Wright, as big an Arsenal cheerleader as you will come across, couldn’t believe what he found when he signed for the Hoops. Why do you think the premier league clubs were so against the idea of Rangers and Celtic joining it a few years back?
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  49. His stock won’t be higher than this season.
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