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  1. If we want promotion we need to scrap the manager and keep Armstrong if we want relegation we need to keep the manager and sell Armstrong simple..
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  2. Nonsense. All the cards are stacked against Rovers. Armstrong walks for nothing in 12 months if that is what he wants. All boils down to Armstrong. Think least likely option is he signs a new contract with Rovers and condemns himself to Championship mediocrity at best - think he and his agent will have a bit more sense than that. Think Rovers will be lucky to net £7/8million after Newcastle's 40% share of any profit. We are not in the driving seat - Armstrong and his agent know that and so do other clubs. I think the incompetence of Waggott and Mowbray has screwed us again.
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  3. Just started looking into this over the weekend as I'd not worried about next season until after the Euros. I miss more than half of the midweek games due to work, and the other midweek games are a pain to get to as I have to finish work early and rush around to get home and down for kick off. A "Saturday' season ticket would be ideal for me and I suspect many others, but the club wouldn't entertain it as they would presume it would kill the mid-week attendances. Therefore, under the current climate, it might be time for me to switch and become a match-by-match punter. Then you look at the prices and see they expect people to be paying £32 and £36 as the cheapest tickets for a significant number of games (all of the Cat A and Cat A+ will probably be weekend) and realise that match by match is not going to be cost effective at all. So now I won't be attending most weekends either and will pick maybe a few big weekend games. The pricing policy doesn't work. It just pushes away those who aren't obsessive enough to buy a season ticket regardless. And £400 for a season ticket isn't enticing enough for me to take the plunge.
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  4. The man really is quite deluded. He now seems to think that his own training methods are well advanced of the Belgium National team who have been in and around the top of the FIFA World rankings for a long period of time and came third at the World Cup. Also Kaminski was called up on the 28th of June and Belgium were eliminated on the 2nd of July, it's hardly like he was away for weeks.
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  5. The pricing policy is simply laziness and shows a complete lack of imagination. No flexibility whatsoever; no effort to entice those people who perhaps can't afford or justfy a season ticket, but would go to a number of individual games. £36 is just ridiculous. 'Either give us a chunk of money up front or we'll fleece you' seems to be the strategy here.
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  6. So, with less backing and a worse squad we are gunning for top 6. What world do you live in Chaddy?
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  7. And he doesn't look at the league table. What a guy.
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  8. ‘I let the senior players decide where they are with their fitness’. It’s either incredible laziness, or a bit negligent….
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  9. 7 million for Brereton ? No one will pay that. Oh wait a minute !!!
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  10. Travis was 21 before he got a proper run of games. So I’m not too bothered about Butterworth’s age at this stage… but he just has to stay injury free for a sustained period to actually fulfil this undoubted potential and back injuries can often prove chronic.
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  11. Foden has to become more integral going forward too. He is our special talent for me and has to become integral, he is far more talented than Mount for example.
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  12. You'll eat your words. He's a top talent and only been held back by two injuries sadly. Was immense in his half at Fylde, best player on the day.
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  13. Ignore the 0.1% Marcus Rashford, this community and nation are behind you, a brilliant reaction to a mindless minority:
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  14. I think we are at cross purposes here. No I don't know what the wage budget is. I do know that in allowing senior players like Evans, Bennett, Mulgrew, Williams, Bell, Downing and Holtby all to leave that we will have cut the wage bill by a significant amount. The point I was making was that I'm fairly sure no other club will have achieved such a drastic cut in wages in one swoop. Surely having done so there would be scope to increase Armstrong's pay rather than believe this cock and bull story that they were considering selling Rothwell to generate the funds to pay Armstrong more. Very noble having this wage cap. Unfortunately if the direct result of it is that we continue to lose prized assets on the cheap then rather than be a good thing at managing costs it actually costs us money. If the requirement to keep Armstrong is to increase or break the cap by a few grand a week but in doing so command £20 million for him rather than £8 million then it is worth doing. Anyone with any sense knows this. I'm not sure what you are going on about with Graham, Samuel and Smallwood. My initial point was that last summer Mowbray was allowed to give them each extra month contract extensions, along with Leutwiler and Downing. This was in the middle of a pandemic and Mowbray's reason was that he wanted them all to finish the season together after the re-start. Bless. Still, an extra 4 weeks a piece for those 5 players probably cost the club another couple of hundred grand. The fact that those players were barely used and then weren't retained after the end of the season makes it all the more baffling and pointless. Mowbray doesn't have a formation or style of play and certainly doesn't recruit players to fit in with one. I've already covered the Evans and Holtby departures - I agree that neither played enough to really justify new deals - but they then need replacing. You are making a hell of a lot of assumptions about the young players and their abilities.
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  15. in that case there is`nt any need for a manager is there,he does`nt monitor their fitness,we don`t practice set pieces,he does`nt bother with tactics and he does`nt do anything on the touchline,in fact mowbray appears to do nothing,sack the **** imo
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  16. It does make you wonder at times if he actually is a football manager or just a bloke paid thousands to clock them in and out......when they feel like it. Seniors run the dressing room, seniors make calls on the team, seniors decide how fit they are, seniors decide if they want to stay/leave and how long/when. Seniors never get called out in the press no matter how crap they might have been. Mowbray just bosses the kids around and regularly blames things on them, never the seniors. No wonder they love him. Drip.
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  17. Rashford is poor as a front man.He never plays as centre forward for United anymore
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  18. Being a club of our size is about maximising income from player sales, then sensibly reinvesting the proceeds in replacements likely to repeat the trick and either get you promoted or increase in individual value. See Brentford who have done alright out of it. Being a club of our size is not about allowing contracts to run down, meaning we lose out on millions then pocketing the cash and hoping a kid steps into the void.
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  19. Why not use the wages freed up from the 15 other players that have all gone and not been replaced? Why not dip into the slush fund we had when Mowbray wanted to give Smallwood, Samuel and Graham new deals last summer?
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  20. If you want bottom half mediocrity keep both.
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  21. Isnt Greenwood thinking of declaring for Jamaica? I've decided to make it a life ambition to go to the 2026 world cup (Mexico, US, Canada) so was having a look to see from our current squad who will still be around. From the team that started the final only Trippier and Walker will definitely be too old to play. Pickford, Stones, McGuire will all be 32/33/34. Rest of the team and squad (except Henderson) 30 or under..... Mad. Theres a real long term opportunity to build here. The really young ones - Foden, Bellingham, Rice, Sancho, Saka - could play together for 12 years at international level.... Pretty rare to have so many top prospects that young.
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  22. Getting to the final I think Southgates approach has been totally vindicated. I suspect if we played more open with those players we would have gone out earlier. Can't prove the counterfactual, but that's how it feels. But I agree we need to kick on now and build a more positive system where we can control games, and really bed it in and be comfortable with it over the next 12 months. Looking at the fixture list the only real competitive tests are two world cup qualifiers against Hungary and one against Poland. We need to use those to take some risks and change things up.
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  23. Wharton looked the business when he came in pre injury and Magloire hasn't had the chance to show what he can do here. Overall though I agree with you. I've never agreed with this "He's a good 'un let's loan him out" type sentiment. If they're good enough, we want them in our squad. If they're not good get rid. Over the years we've had numerous players hanging round indefinitely without ever featuring like O Sullivan.
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  24. Definitely, and in truth it is entirely my own fault for being in this position. I have been flat out at work recently and was nervous about being sick after getting the jab and having to miss a day. I’ll probably miss a week now. I’m assuming that at Christmas I had a different strain of Covid. It definitely feels different. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t see it coming, and rather foolishly thought that because I had it before i could perhaps wait a month or so to get the jab when things quietened down at work. You live and learn. The reality though is that there’s a lot of people I know with it at the moment. Some twice. One lad is adamant it is his third time. I have no reason to disbelieve him but would assume he’ll be contacted by the NHS at the very least if that’s the case. There’s a lot of people taking the lateral flow tests and sticking with them results so some false positives might be at play I have also heard a few stories of ppl deleting the Covid app after being pinged in the past couple of weeks. So it is no shock so many people are catching it All that said, I have always been a supporter of returning to normality. I should have got the jab sooner. I don’t mind getting it as I’m fit and healthy but the long Covid stories are worrying, even if rare in comparison. On the upside all the chaps I work with had been double jabbed and not a single person has tested positive or had any symptoms.
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  25. All lives matter.... but not them ones.
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  26. How can a player break through when injured?He has spent the majority of the last two seasons out injured
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  27. I think mine would be: Pickford James Stones Maguire Shaw Bellingham Rice Sancho Foden Grealish Kane It is very interchangable though, Sterling, Phillips, Alexander Arnold, Mount, and then players like Walker, Saka, Gomez etc can all get into that team.
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  28. Good luck Dreams.
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  29. Good luck, hope it goes well for you and you're back feeling better soon. 🤞
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  30. And you live in Preston.....
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  31. If we want to get promoted we need to keep Armstrong and get rid of Mowbray. If we want to get relegated we need to sell Armstrong and keep Mowbray. If we want to have mid table mediocrity we need to keep Mowbray and keep Armstrong, just like we did last season. That's basically what has been posted. Which part doesn't make sense?
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  32. Seems to be a lot of optimism that we will sign anyone at all
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  33. Famara Diedhou is being strongly linked with Boro and Swansea on a free transfer. 1 in 3 goal record and a powerful targetman who always seems to cause us problems and can link play too. Too sensible for Mowbray though who would have him out wide in his deluded idealistic tika taka philosophy.
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  34. Tyrone Mings to Priti Patel “You don’t stoke the fire and then pretend to be disgusted” Another footballer speaks for the nation
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  35. DID I SAY HE SHOULD GO? Someone else suggested we needed a manager who knew about winning big trophies. There isn't an English manager available who fits this criterion. The only alternative would be a foreign manager. I wouldn't want that because they wouldn't create the team cohesion that Southgate has. The reason Mancini has done so well with Italy is that he's Italian and has created a real squad ethos, AND he's an experienced manager. After a tournament, you need to take stock and you need to ask questions of players, management, the FA and everyone. Saying I dont know what happens next isnt a statement that I don't want Southgate to stay. It was merely a statement of fact. I dont know, or didn't know when I wrote it, what happens next. You are generally rude to people because you don't read properly what people write and try to tell others what they should think. I suppose I should expect that by now from you because you do it to everyone. If Southgate stays, its fine by me. If he doesn't sign a new contract, I'm equally fine with that.
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  36. It's merely a saying chaddy meaning if something unexpected were to happen and GS had to give up the Job tomorrow etc etc
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  37. Ergo, plenty to do with racism. The current Tory PM compared Muslim women to letterboxes, called black people 'picaninnies with watermelon smiles', and has at every turn until yesterday dumped upon the England football team's gesture against racism (which all of their opponents joined in with). He has done a myriad of racist things and was voted into office. And all knowingly on public record. Not only is he racist, he's shameless about it. What kind of person votes for that? A kindred spirit.
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  38. Can I give you a bit of friendly advice, do yourself a favour and turn the site of for the rest of the evening, because you’ve had an absolute shocker, that article is embarrassing.
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  39. I take it you’ll be getting a jab in the future ? I know we’ve heard of isolated cases getting COVID twice, it’s been on the news, but it’s concerning when it someone near to home. Get well soon.
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  40. Mowbray is the reason, I will not be a season ticket holder, this season.
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  41. In todays LET all the back page is Mowbray saying its up to Chapman if he plays in my team, what a disgrace Mowbray is. It is HIS job to coach and mentor, not diss him on the back pages, really makes you want to play for Mowbray, i dont think so. Time this dinosaur did one back to Middlesbrough. PLEASE
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  42. I think walker has proven his worth for the time being but not looking into the future
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  43. Mount into the holding role, frees up a space behind kane for foden or grealish. Henderson has to stay in and around the squad. He's been here with Liverpool twice - champions league and Premier league where the team was so close but didn't quite get over the line and had to pick themselves up and go again. He needs to bring that experience and mindset to England.
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  44. Results and our league position make a compelling argument that way he wants to play doesn't work the way he set us up. Rovers are very thin on numbers and are likely to lose our only real goal threat in the next few weeks. So how are we likely to transform from the shambles of last season to being top 6 material? There's more chance of me dating a super model than Rovers making top 6 and I'm a retired ex squaddie that has a bald head and no fortune.
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  45. I think those assists numbers are way off. This suggests he's played 104 games, scored 38 goals and got 51 assists in the Bundesliga. https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/jadon-sancho/leistungsdaten/spieler/401173
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  46. i would like to think so too, but unless we go more as an attacking team with midfield creativity and not just graft we will not get past the top teams from Europe and South America. Southgate will be in charge for Qatar so I hope he progresses from just safety first.
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  47. The Small Faces - My Mind's Eye
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  48. The facts are Mowbray needs players like Armstrong, Dack, Travis etc and a host of young talent to pick from. Alongside high end young loaness just to maintain mid/lower midtable. Shows how tough the championship is but also shows he and his crew haven't got a scooby how to make the best of what's available to them. Just an ongoing experiment they play around with under very little inside pressure. Best job in the Championship by a long way, easy money.
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  49. Hello pot this is kettle
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  50. Oh ya 100% there are dickheads, but it's a serious minority. Going off your news today you would think it was a pandemic. It's manipulative. I worked in London and I have English mates. Not a racist country in my view, contrary to what the media are trying to portray.
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