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  1. One last thing. Not a huge fan of Pickford in the previous games but he hasn't half been shafted today. Kept us in the penalties and made some good saves in the game. Literally nothing more he could have done.
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  2. If some had once told me, that we would bring a Malaysian TV pundit, who would come across as a complete moron, in the press, give him the title global advisor and let him sign a clutch of Portuguese duds, I would have thought that was an attempt at satire too. Sadly, the club has become something of a joke, over the last 10 years, so we need to poke some fun at ourselves now and then. It keeps some of us sane.
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  3. I do wonder what the process is when a bid comes in for one of our players. I imagine it’s something like this… Waggott takes the call and fields the initial bid. Southampton want Armstrong for £15 million. He then gathers the brain trust of Mowbray, Venus, Cheston and himself. Venus talks about potential replacements and the building work he can do on their house, Mowbray talks about the holes in their trousers, Waggott talks about a player they had at Coventry, and Cheston mumbles that he’s not telling them about the finances as it’s a secret. After they’ve eventually come to a majority decision, Waggott goes off to look for Suhail. If he’s lucky he’s somewhere in the Lancashire area. He relays the bid and their thoughts and Suhail tells him to expect a response from Venky’s within 10-14 days. Southampton are ringing every day, but Waggott is ghosting them. It’s only been a week, and Venky’s are busy people so he doesn’t want to bother Suhail or them. They’ll just have to be patient. Three weeks after the initial phone call Suhail has his answer. Venky’s are holding out for £47 million. Their trusted advisors have told them that’s he’s worth 30, but Balaji has been doing some research and he thinks that’s about right. Waggott tells Southampton they can’t accept such a low bid, but his football manager playing instincts kick in and he mentions they may be receptive to a part exchange. Southampton counter, so it’s time to assemble the brain trust again. Mowbray checks the list of players to see if any of them have played for Middlesbrough or at least been on holiday to Redcar, Venus brings up football manager to see if they can play in any other positions, Waggott counts the letters in all the surnames to calculate the projected extra income from shirt printing each player will bring, before providing Suhail with their counter proposal. By the time Venky’s respond via Suhail, there’s 6 hours left of the transfer window. Southampton’s interest has cooled. In 3 and a half hours Waggott will be delegated the power to “just get some cash in” and accept any bid he deems acceptable. Armstrong goes for £6 million, rising to £8 if he wins the Ballon D’or.
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  4. A real shame we didn't use the pace we have to try and unsettle the Italians tonight. It was a pretty easy evening in the end for the Italian old boys at the back. Other than the surprise opening they were never really troubled. We have a decent squad but I think WC2018 and Euro 2020 may be looked back on as two massively missed opportunities. Two tournaments where we benefited from being on the easier side of the draw and for the Euros we played almost every match including the final at home. Unless we host a tournament again in the near future that advantage won't be coming around again any time soon. All credit for Southgate for getting us as far as he did in the last two tournaments, but I'm not convinced this style of football combined with the likes of Rice & Philips in midfield gets us through a more difficult side of the draw in future tournaments. We maybe need a slightly braver manager to really push us on. Southgate is clearly a very good human being and I think it's fair to say he has exceeded expectations as England manager, but we saw the difference tonight between him and a top manager like Mancini. Much like against Croatia in 2018 Southgate ultimately got found out tactically at the very end. It's possible he can learn from this and improve, but I think he'll always be a safety first manager and I'm just not sure how far that will take us long-term. Nonetheless, congrats to England on reaching the final and dragging Italy to penalties when we really should have been buried by full time. Beating Germany 2-0 was a great experience and the match against Denmark was memorable as well. It's been a fun tournament overall, I just hope I am completely wrong about this potentially being our peak for a while. The talent in the squad is there but I continue to harbour some doubts over the long-term viability of our style of play.
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  5. after watching mcguire take a penalty you`de have thought the message would be clear,smash the **** out of the football
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  6. I wouldn't say I'm "moaning" , just dealing with reality. You're saying we are going to challenge for the play offs and that the squad we have now is good, but we need 4-5 signings , of which we have zero at the moment. You seem to have put the fact we have Mowbray as manager in a compartment and have decided to ignore that elephant in the room and focus on being positive, but don't be surprised when people say "wait a minute chaddy, that's all well and good, but we still have an average, at best manager , who won 2 games in 17 last season and now appears to have lost the dressing room" and that's ignoring the other elephant,which is venkys. It doesn't bode well.
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  7. Southgate has to take some criticism for this. He picked an overly defensive team from the start and should have made big changes at half time after Italy dominated from the 15th minute onwards. Not making any changes in the 2nd half when Italy were totally dominating us was inexplicable.
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  8. I'm not an expert in these sort of things. If I was maybe I could find a job on £300,000 a year. But I do know that the vast majority of other Championship clubs have all complied with whatever requirements the EFL set, including filing their accounts on time and providing the information required to satisfy the authorities that they were compliant. Last time I checked the whole country has had to deal with Covid issues so unless I'm missing something I don't know why, yet again, this club seems to have had a harder time in dealing with these things. A bit like our invisible new kit. Yet most other clubs seem to have found theirs somewhere. If anyone can explain the above then maybe I'll review my opinion which is that we are just run by a collection of con men, shysters, liars and incompetents who have no place at a Championship football club. They will tell us anything and come up with every excuse in the book for their failures.
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  9. Why are they going to sort it out now Rev? It's been ten years and counting. The names change from time to time - Shebby, Hunt, Senior, Shaw etc/ Kean, Berg, Appleton, Coyle - but club continues it's never ending downward spiral. To change things they have to be interested and that's something they haven't shown since they bought the club. As for the today the main plus for me was being able to go to a football game with friends and enjoy a social occasion. As for the game I thought Barnes and Carter looked good at the back, whilst Butterworth and McBride showed promise up front. The predictable was Johnson and Vale coming off injured.
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  10. It will all be forgotten by Tuesday. And we can all go back to worrying about the Rovers. Mowbray out.
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  11. I don't see what Southgate loves in Mount,left him on for far too long today when he was doing nothing.
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  12. Yep, the bitter truth is we were pretty terrible tonight after the first half an hour or so. Not sure if the occasion overwhelmed the players but most of our top ones disappeared tonight. Southgate was far too slow making changes and ultimately in the end he made the wrong ones.
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  13. Better side won it. Can't complain
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  14. It's interesting that some people are getting annoyed that others are negative about the upcoming season. I'd suggest on a message board you are going to hear opinions that you don't like. It goes with the territory. I'm astounded though that they are surprised at the negativity. We have a manager out of his depth who specialises in making things worse, we have a paper thin squad reliant on crocks and kids, most of our better players are out of contract within the next year or so and we have the worse owners in football history. Gee, I cannot think why anyone might be a tad worried about the upcoming season.
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  15. Sorry if you didn’t like it. Perhaps I got a bit carried away, but there is a serious point in there about how our convoluted decision making processes and unclear remits aren’t really conducive to effective transfer business. I think 168 pages with nothing more concrete than a couple of Nixon stories attests to this.
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  16. Its made in the Netherlands Dave, but it will always be ours and no sausage sandwich is complete without it. Just planning the roast beef dinner, my son asked if we're having pizza later, he got the answer that question deserved 🤬
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  17. What an absolute shit show. Having to be bailed out by a non League side. We're meant to be a professional Club in the second tier of English football. So: Extortionate match day prices Season ticket prices raised during a pandemic The Brockhall fiasco New pitch promised which never came to fruition Edit: Young fans excluded from a Club mural No kit to play in The list of fiascos gets longer and longer. Come on Venky's - sort this rabble down at Ewood out! Please!
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  18. it makes me smile that southgate is seen as some sort of messiah,who`s brought england out of the doldrums with a new approach when in reality big sam played basically the same way and was called a dinosaur😀
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  19. Rashford missed 100% because he had just come on. Sancho's was a good save. Saka shouldn't be taking that 5th pen. One of the senior pros should have had that. Pickford did his bit. Southgate got it all wrong tonight but in previous games he got it right so no complaints. Best team won.
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  20. Equally, what is the point in suggesting and discussing rumoured transfer targets? It has equal relevance (none) to what will happen, but people are just discussing it on a forum. Fact of the matter is that he is a hindrance that cant be swept under the carpet until he either is finally sacked, leaves or creates a sudden and remarkably unexpected resurgence. And his existence in his current role is of massive relevance both to recruitment and indeed how our season is likely to unfold. So yes, people will continue to "moan" about him as long as he is playing the role of underperforming manager.
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  22. Obafemi would be worth what on the market? £10m with some Premier League goals and his age/club? So him permanently, plus £7-8m for Armstrong would be a great deal. A deal where we sell Armstrong and get MO on loan is the complete opposite.
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  23. I can see it now. End of the season, relegation, Mowbray's excuses about late recruitment, relying too heavily on loans, too many kids, transfer embargo. Of course all without any admission that responsibility for all the above lies either in India or the corridors of Ewood/Brockhall. I've no doubts they will try and sweeten the Armstrong deal by begging for a kid on loan in return. Saves them the hassle of finding someone else or spending any of the money. A bit like selling your multi million mansion at a knock down price but getting discounted rent on an apartment for 12 months in return. At least you've somewhere to live but you'll be in a mess when that arrangement comes to an end.
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  24. How are you happy with what we have? I'm sure some of the players signed by clubs already will do well. Many clubs are miles ahead of us when it comes to recruitment networks and results. Freeman is too slow I think. Although he is a decent player. We have gotten rid of some Deadwood, but currently we have very little wood. Yet again we are an injury or 2 away from catastrophe. At best we are banking on Mowbray turning a group of youngsters into a competitive outfit at this level. I'm not confident of that happening. I would imagine he will confuse them and play some out of position.
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  25. English breakfast is served: Lancashire oven bottom bap D.Gawthorpe local butchers sausage HP Sauce Big mug of Yorkshire tea (apologies) Come on England, the excitement is building.
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  26. That's the one downside for me I detest "Sweet Caroline". Dreadful record but unfortunately it seems to have been adopted before every major sporting event. My mate's son winds me up every time it comes on the boxing. But he jokingly insists Diamond "only has one song" so his Dad bores us all to death reeling off his other (equally dreadful) hits.
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  27. Not robbed but my goodness we didn't half throw a glorious chance away. We didn't so much as look the gift horse in the mouth but shot it in the head. We take the lead, we are playing at home, their best player is injured, they have aging centre backs who we had 120 minutes to run at, they missed the first penalty, they even missed what should be the winning penalty. We weren't robbed but we couldn't have asked for a better chance than that.
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  28. I blame Merc, again.
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  29. I think we were lucky to even get to penalties, Pickford man of the match and we still lost !
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  30. I thought he was pretty average to be honest.
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  31. To be fair I thought first half we were good and disciplined and defended well. Second half defended far, far too deep. Seemed a totally different side. As for the penalties that's a huge criticism to the England camp. That was the best we could come up with? Thats what practice got us? And as for the experienced players. Where the hell were they? So cowardly to leave it to a 19 year old lad.
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  32. They can all get to fuck after that. If we’d had a go beyond the first half it might have helped. Same old England. Soft centred bastards.
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  33. Senior players need to take a good look at themselves. Bringing on two players with 2 mins to go and expecting them to win it for us was ridiculous.
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  34. Saka should not have been down for the tournament, let alone the fifth penalty. Far too much pressure and it showed. That’s on Southgate. Rashford and Sancho’s penalties were disgusting and they should be ashamed. Rashford in particular. Southgate didn’t trust them enough to play them even in the second half of extra time when the Italians were on the back foot. They knew they would beat us on penalties. The shootout mirrored the game perfectly. We started well and then wilted badly. Pickford has been the weak link in our team and has, largely due to his defence, won the golden glove. But he stepped up there and was let down. Great tournament but it was a step too far. Youngsters… welcome to the world of England disappointment.
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  35. Fucking hell what just happened ⚽️
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  36. Fuck the minority. I'm proud to be English, I'm proud of this team and Gareth Southgate. C'mon! Hopefully the best 2 hours of my lifetime coming up at Wembley. Let's do this people. See you on the other side. 😀
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  37. I’m embarrassed by those comments Paul, you’re ignoring the 30 million watching on Tv, the other 60k that are at Wembley today. I support you on this site, but those comments tell me you’re a wind up merchant. Ignoring the obvious, come on England, we’re better than Italy, make the country proud lads.
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  38. Have we paid off the full Gallagher transfer? He's half way through a £5m deal, chances are we probably owe some more in installments. Over £1.5m, I'd guess. Armstrong = (Net) £10m profit, Obafemi and Gallagher dept wiped. Could be a fantastic way to preserve some of that 40%. Remember that crazy deal we made with them in 1998 for Kevin Davies. Think we gave them £7.5m, James Beattie AND Stuart Ripley. About time they returned that favour, let alone the Gallagher one.
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  39. We'll get an undisclosed fee and no player if he moves to Saints. Just window dressing all this talk and IF there was some player coming north then likely just a young loanee.
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  40. A friend of mine went to a sportsman’s dinner a few years later and Wolstenholme was the speaker. He was asked if he had rehearsed those lines. He replied that he had, and that he had been up till after midnight the night before, with Geoff Hurst, to work out the scenario.
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  41. Better not be a fucking espresso or cappuccino ;)
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  42. Ultimately, excuses wont put points on the board.
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  43. ‘Personal responsibility’- I.E don’t blame us when it all goes tits up.
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  44. Not really my department but I thought this was a nice gesture from school. They can knock the disappointment stuff on the head though!!!!
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  45. “The difficulty is that the five loans went back, five or six players left at the end of their contract and we’ve been unable to sign any players,” Mowbray added. "but let’s be realistic, we’re not going to win many Championship matches with the young team we had out there, we need to recruit some footballers.” I almost feel sorry for him.... might rush out to buy a ST so he can buy a footballer. Maybe buy a pie and a bovril so we can supply the new lad with a shirt. Just waiting for an update on the tribute to Tony Parkes.
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  46. Armstrong to Saints? Obafemi to us? Doncaster to get McBride and Pears on loan? All from Alan Nixon
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  47. I will never forget that! Brings a tear to my eye just remembering it.
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  48. So, if we knew an embargo would happen with the EFL, why not just get them in on time to avoid it? You are either niave or stupid thinking it's all innocent and shame we missed out on all them signings...🙄 Our accounts should have been easier to put together with half a seasons less receipts to process. The club is run by tossers and you defend them at all costs for some strange reason.🤷‍♂️
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  49. Bog average kit suppliers, bog average manager and team. Just a bog average championship club there just to make up the numbers and not get above our station these days. All whilst flushing 20 million a season of Indian money through the pipes with seemingly happy billionaire owners. No wonder not many of them look like they give much of a toss on the sidelines. It's just a wage.
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  50. I used to enjoy going to the pub to watch England but because of Covid I'm staying at home. My wife, who normally hates football, has really got into the swing of things. She's been nervous all day and it's only Saturday.🤪 So we'll be together on the settee, her with a glass or two of vino tinto and me with a nice pint or four of various beers. Come on England. Sweet Caroline etc.
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