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  2. Bigdoggsteel

    Academy & U'21's

    Ya, that's exactly what I was getting at. I would almost put Tomlinson and Travis in that category. Mahony when he was here too. I agree that Mowbray is more cautious than most in many ways, but he did sign the 17 from WBA last year thinking he was good enough to play a part.
  3. OnePhilT

    Other Football League 2018/19

    Ladies and gentleman, I give you logic in a nutshell. 😀
  4. Mattyblue

    Attendances

    Ow much?! Thought it has gone from £5 to £10? Edit - Spotted it’s £15 for non ST holders.
  5. chaddyrovers

    Other Football League 2018/19

    Hurst going back there would be bad move. Its a different squad to the one he had there. Bowyer would be good choice but Im not sure he wants to be a manager anymore and prefer the role Sporting Director. Could see him joining Notts County tbh.
  6. DeeCee

    Music Association Game

    Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
  7. Rogerb

    Attendances

    Paid 16.50 this year think it was 10 last year.
  8. Oldgregg86

    Colin hendry

    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/3460875/rangers-colin-hendry-moorgate/ Out of retirement and playing for local.side moorgate.
  9. Me too, I was home and in the pub by about 8 o'clock 😁
  10. DE.

    Other Football League 2018/19

    Bookies seem to think it'll either be Bowyer or Hurst taking over at Shrewsbury. Could potentially be a good move for GB, although he's never actually worked in a stable environment so it remains to be seen how he'd fare at a relatively normal club! Hurst going back would just be sad for all involved.
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  12. roversfan99

    Attendances

    Agreed, dont know if its been mentioned before so apologies if so but didnt 1875 membership double in price?
  13. SIMON GARNERS 194

    Ep 102 - Revisionist Rovers - The Souness Years

    Would love to live the Souness years again....far more good than bad. Putting the Media darlings Spurs in their place at the Millennium Stadium will live in my memory forever.
  14. bluebruce

    Academy & U'21's

    Of course they'd still be signing him for their under-23s or the bench at best. My point was, the better he does, the more money they will throw at him to make that happen, and young lads are easily influenced by a fat paycheck. I agree managers are too cautious, and I feel TM is arguably more cautious than most. Promoting him to the first team already would be hasty though. The best balance lies in-between - seeing if he can replicate over 10 or so U-23 games, and if he can, starting to introduce him from the bench. If he's still doing the business, start the lad. But you do have to go through stages. Hopefully we don't go through them too slowly. Jack Doyle seems a good example of too slowly. Was highly rated and has ended up being 22 in February and on loan at Maidstone. He'll never make it with us now. Operating too many levels below us for his age (and injured now too).
  15. arbitro

    Premier League Stuff

    For doing his flaming job, what he is paid to do. And how difficult was it to conduct pretty much a Dutch Auction with big multinationals who were desperate for the tv rights. Football sometimes makes me want to retch.
  16. meadows

    Attendances

    £3 discount on tickets for away games a few times a season, it doesn’t have to be every week, would be a start.
  17. meadows

    Attendances

    As he points out most people who buy the 1875 Club in order to get priority on away tickets are likely to be season ticket holders to start with so £3 discount in tickets for a match you already have a ticket for is hardly a benefit.
  18. Bigdoggsteel

    Academy & U'21's

    Even if he played for us in the championship the top teams would still be signing him for their under 23 squads. They wouldn't be signing him to play first team. Valid points, but my main point is just that I think managers are overly cautious introducing younger players. It seems like 23 is the new 18
  19. bluebruce

    Academy & U'21's

    Not necessarily. If he did well it would only raise his profile, potentially demonstrating he can already cut it in the Championship at 17, so maybe he will be cutting it quickly in the Prem. This would encourage the big clubs to throw more money at him. Young lads are easily swayed. Anyway it's just one quote from an unnamed 'insider' about how good he is. Seems like he has made an excellent start, but Joe Nuttall was smashing in goals for fun at a higher level than Vilius (U-23s) and got the nod for a lower level (League One rather than Championship as it would be now) only to show that whilst goals were in his locker, not much else is yet and he still needs a lot of work. Don't get me wrong, all sounds very promising if we can tie him down and he can recreate that form at U-23 next, but it's a little early to be so sure he is a revelation or potentially displace players like Palmer or Rothwell from the subs bench (depending what week it is).
  20. Bigdoggsteel

    Academy & U'21's

    Ok
  21. darrenrover

    Academy & U'21's

    I trust parsonblues' opinion: he watches both U23s and U18s regularly and has done for years. If he says he's nowhere near ready for the first team squad then that's good enough for me.
  22. Leonard Venkhater

    Preston tickets

    How many policemen does it take to throw a suspect down the steps? None...he fell..
  23. Bigdoggsteel

    Academy & U'21's

    It sounds like he is a revelation. Phil Foden played for City at 17. Woodburn for Liverpool and Wales likewise. There are outliers to the norm of progression though the age groups. In my opinion if he is as good as reports, he is just as likely to do well for the senior team as the under 23s. He is less likely to leave us if involved with the 1st team as well.
  24. Leonard Venkhater

    Preston tickets

    ...and back to Mussolini!
  25. bluebruce

    Academy & U'21's

    Do you? He's only 17 and has only just come over from Lithuania. Ripping it up at U-18s in a handful of games doesn't mean he's the next Messi. They're not looking to buy him for their first team, they're looking to take him for his potential obviously. This is what the big clubs do, they try to hoover up all the best young talent whilst they're still cheap. I find it strange you want him to go straight to the first team after 4 (I believe) appearances for the U-18s. Surely the U-23s is the next logical step, even if only for a few games if he continues in the same vein at a higher level. We have a whole bunch of talented, more experienced players struggling to get in the side in the first team. I do agree he would be best staying here though, the top 6 is a graveyard for young talent.
  26. Bigdoggsteel

    Jacob Davenport

    How long is he going to be out for? We could do with him after the international break. Games will come thick and fast
  27. Bigdoggsteel

    Academy & U'21's

    I find it strange that the top 6 clubs in England want to sign him, yet he isn't even good enough for a place on our first team bench. I stand by my comment that there is an overly cautious approach with young players these days. Anyway, if he is only going to be in the under 23s this season, he would be far better off staying here than going to a top 6 club.
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