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  2. bluebruce

    January transfer window 2020

    Mostly agree, but... Nuttall is a definite yes, never a no. Cost barely anything, contributed goals, and was sold for half a million. It was a good deal, worked out well. Almost paid for Dack, that! Downing contributed, steadying the ship for us a couple of times. We did make a loss on him as we foolishly let him go for free and left ourselves short, but I don't consider it a fail. Rodwell filled a gap and probably didn't cost much, so just a 'meh' one for me. Chapman, Davenport, Lyons and even Brereton have to go under 'not yet' for now. Though I'll be astonished if Brereton makes it. Lyons probably isn't gonna get a look in because we are ludicrously high on numbers in his position, but he cost sod all really and always looked like a cheap youth team gambit that nothing was expected of, to fill a space for the u23s.
  3. Eddie

    January transfer window 2020

    Our last stint in the Championship should have told us that you don't get that many chances to go up. There are a lot of seasons where you aren't in and around the playoffs. Look at Derby. They've gone from being arguably the second-best side in the league to a team that needs a small miracle to even make the playoffs. There's no guarantee that we will be a win or two off the playoffs next January. Other sides might get better. All 3 promoted sides might perform well. We might have more injuries. We are there now and there is every chance that the right player or two could significantly increase our chances. Anyone arguing that we should keep our powder dry might well find that they have saved our resources for a rainy day.
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  5. Wood26

    January transfer window 2020

    We don’t need to sign anyone, as I’ve said before, squad is good enough to see what happens this year. This squad is good enough for play offs and if we go up then we go from there. If we don’t, then we shop and sell in summer. Unless there is a player who walks into our team and makes us better, play the youth fringe players.
  6. Pedro

    January transfer window 2020

    Sorry, yes I agree. On balance he hasn't done enough or been used enough. I didn't realise he signed Hart and Leutweiler and forgot about Caddis...so it's getting worse...at 22 years old, Brad Lyons must be considered too. At least twenty one permanent signings and only 3 decent ones who have made an impact. Woeful. I personally think Holtby will come good too and I live in hope for Gallagher to improve and contribute more.
  7. roversfan99

    January transfer window 2020

    Its easy to say when its not you potentially losing 10s of thousands just to play potentially regular football for 5 months. Rather than rushing to move now, they can take their time in the summer as a free agent with more options. We should never have extended Smallwoods contract, it was always a premature decision. Dont think anythings gonna happen chaddy.
  8. chaddyrovers

    January transfer window 2020

    Who knows what is going on at Rovers incoming transfers wise. The Market has usual is slow as always and After the weekend will be Chaos as always. We don't know what Samuel and Smallwood are on wages wise but I don't see why they want to play no proper football and just train after train. I would rather be playing regular football than not. Even if it on less wages.
  9. roversfan99

    January transfer window 2020

    I think youve been very generous on Rothwell! Otherwise you are spot on. Holtby might well at some stage become a yes, Gallagher almost certainly a no. Add Samuel, Hart, Caddis ans Leutwiler to the no's.
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  11. Roverthechimp

    The Second Class - Rovers Hall of Fame 2020

    Can't quite say why but i really don't think Dunn should be in there. How many games did super Atko play for us btw?
  12. Mike E

    January transfer window 2020

    I might be remembering it wrong, but I thought he got quite a lot of game time under Mowbray but proved frustrating. I feel like he kicked off at lack of automatic starts and took the pay rise on the bench of a PL club instead of working hard. He's not exactly done much since he left. Maybe I'm being harsh though.
  13. Silas

    January transfer window 2020

    And therein lies the problem. I feel like these older school managers like Mowbray, and at top level Mourinho for example, really care what people think of them. They have a legacy to protect, a longstanding career to keep as clean as possible. Whilst the newer managers on the block at top level - Chris Wilder, Nuno Santo, even Dean Smith- I sense they don't give a toss what people think. They're hungry, and willing to sacrifice anything for progress. Even their own reputation, so they take risks. Let's not forget Wilder could be the laughing stock of football if his overlapping centre back thing had backfired. If TM loaned BB out, BB smashed it, got his confidence, and came back beginning next season and hit the ground running, TM would be hailed a genius. But it would take balls, and more importantly, an abandoning of his pride and stubbornness, to make the decision. I just don't think he has it in him.
  14. AllRoverAsia

    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    I believe so. They can ask Him for forgiveness. They will get feck all from me.
  15. AllRoverAsia

    January transfer window 2020

    I saw that in a blog written by a well known "Late of this Parish" who is well connected for such stuff
  16. Silas

    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    10 whole years FFS. Champions League, Ronaldinho, Beckham. Talk about smashing your targets. 🙄 Sad thing is I'm not even taking the piss. Genuinely remember watching the live league table and loving it, and then watching the other teams jump above one by one. Which begs the question, who's the biggest clown in all this, them or me. 🤔
  17. Pedro

    January transfer window 2020

    I really like both. He doesn't and will pick Benno before either. I'm just pointing out the terrible returns on transfer investments. Chapman has been fit for ages and been waterboy until a few weeks ago, now we are led to believe he's after taking a multi-million pound punt on a young Polish right winger...when our young right winger only ever gets a cameo on the left! Also, how many of those have been long-term injured in training or suffered recurrent strains? Too many for it be a coincidence I feel. Something is fundamentally wrong in the coaching set up.
  18. simongarnerisgod

    January transfer window 2020

    bit unfair on davenport,we`ve never really seen what he can do,same with chapman,though i suspect that`s more a case of mowbray not liking individuality
  19. DE.

    January transfer window 2020

    I'm sure I read somewhere (possibly on this thread) that Mowbray and Brereton have the same agent which if true lends more credence to the idea that it was Mowbray's decision with perhaps some influence from his agent. As for why Brereton isn't being loaned out - the only reason I can think of is that Mowbray doesn't want to lose face by loaning out a guy we paid a lot of money for only a year and a half ago. Not a good look for him to say the least.
  20. simongarnerisgod

    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    this qpr lot won`t fancy a trip a midweek trip up north,i think we`ll take them apart with laser like precision,the question is,will tony keep an unchanged team and who will have picked up a mysterious "knock" in portugal in order to reinstate captain not so fantastic bennett
  21. Pedro

    January transfer window 2020

    How many permanent TM signings have actually come good and had an impact that has anywhere near matched their contract? Dack - definitely S Downing - absolutely Armstrong - Yes P Downing - No. Now left Bell - No. Contract up in the summer Rodwell - No. Now left. Smallwood - yes league one, unused for a year so No. Contract up in the summer. Chapman - No. Samuel - No. Gladwin - No. Now left. Rothwell - No, only fleetingly. Holtby - not yet Davenport - no Brereton - No Gallagher - Not yet Johnson - No Whittingham - No. Now left. Nuttall - No. Now left. Hart - No. Effectively left. Caddis- No. Now left. Leutweiller - No Lyons - No Apologies if I have missed anyone but I think they are largely absolutely pitiful dealings and MILLIONS have been wasted in fees and wages. I wouldn't trust him with another penny and (alongside the poor tactics and selections) just don't get the love in with him.
  22. Tugay-is-God

    January transfer window 2020

    You got a low bar there mate
  23. simongarnerisgod

    January transfer window 2020

    is mowbray making the decisions??the brereton situation stinks of somebody else`s involvement,it defies belief that an experienced manager can`t see that the lad needs to out on loan and get confidence and game time,i honestly believe mowbray did`nt want him and someone at the club was in cahoots with an agent and mowbray just wants nothing to do with him
  24. DE.

    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    The nostalgia brings a warm feeling to my chest. Good memories all around. The peak of the Venky era, no doubt.
  25. roversfan99

    January transfer window 2020

    Not only is there absolutely no sign of any incomings but it looks like there wont be any major outgoings. The likes of Samuel and Smallwood seem content to see out 6 months more on wages that League 1 teams wont come close to matching and then leaving on a free in the summer, which you can understand.
  26. geedog13

    January transfer window 2020

    Pmsl now that right there is humor my friend. A star to you
  27. Silas

    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    What a few hours that was though right?! My beer tasted sweeter, the air was fresher, the sun was shining, I had a skip in my step. I remember all the hopes and dreams I had during that time. Oh to return to those halcyon days.....
  28. roversfan99

    January transfer window 2020

    Presumably they want one that scores goals.
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