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Strange that Gav hasn't posted in this thread recently! ^_^ Him and countless others were told and better told to no avail

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Strange that Gav hasn't posted in this thread recently! ^_^ Him and countless others were told and better told to no avail

Told what ?

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Strange that Gav hasn't posted in this thread recently! ^_^Him and countless others were told and better told to no avail

The reason I'm not bothering is because I'm not willing to enter into an Allardyce debate, pointless exercise.

What I or anyone else thought of him was irrelevant, we influenced nothing, so you or anyone else who 'Told and better told' (what exactly?) me was simply wasting oxygen, I didn't sack him, I didn't stab him in the back and I didn't bring **** into the club either.

Having read through some of the thread from back then I was pretty balanced as always :tu:

Funny to see GAV struggling to hide his delight.

Thats called balance Jim.

I was happy he'd been sacked, but I couldn't understand why, nobody could.

Edited by GAV

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Strange that Gav hasn't posted in this thread recently! ^_^ Him and countless others were told and better told to no avail

Is this different to winding Chaddy up? :rock::tu:;)

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Is this different to winding Chaddy up? :rock::tu:;)

Chaddy is a bit special

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These big long looping throw ins are useless if we haven't anyone to get on the end of them. Can someone tell Bowyer that Rudy has gone.

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At least the "graeme le saux" Champions league thrown-in had a bit of finesse even if ultimately it was just as useless.

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Ha! You can't pick cherry-pick, you have to take the inevitable relegation that was coming when he left us for Newcastle as well!

This has become almost fact now.

We ended up 11 points clear of relegation the season before.

He left in 2004 after 4 games, the last being a home draw against Manchester United.

The problem was that people then still expected us to be challenging for Europe every season.

We were probably too adventurous for our own good under Souness which cost us in a lot of games but the myth that we were doomed when he eventually went is bunkum.

Edited by Hasta

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It was all over for Souey when he started playing Dominic bloody Matteo on the left wing.

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Ha! You can't pick cherry-pick, you have to take the inevitable relegation that was coming when he left us for Newcastle as well!

Absolutely.Mainly good but certainly mixed.A bit of a paradox....

Kick-ass, promotion, Worthington Cup....then fall outs and physical fights with players. Did he break his hand or was it a foot after an incident with one of his own players? Yorke, I think?

The Rovers fans away at Newcastle were chanting something like "See what Souness left behind!" We were definitely going down, if he hadn't left.

I will always remain grateful to him for his achievements, though

Edited by Leonard Venkhater

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This has become almost fact now.

We ended up 11 points clear of relegation the season before.

He left in 2004 after 4 games, the last being a home draw against Manchester United.

The problem was that people then still expected us to be challenging for Europe every season.

We were probably too adventurous for our own good under Souness which cost us in a lot of games but the myth that we were doomed when he eventually went is bunkum.

Souness had completely lost the plot by the time he left us, the place was starting to resemble a retirement rest home and I think it's highly likely he'd have relegated us had he stayed any longer. I'm sure I commented on here that we started one game with 5 left backs on the pitch.

In answer to Abbey's question Souness or Allardyce you'd maybe take the Souness of the first two or three seasons with us (even though he needed the Trust to bail us out by buying Andy Cole)and undoubtedly Allardyce thereafter as he's a lot more consistent and far less erratic.

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Silverware trumps winning nowt

Edited by ABBEY

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It was all over for Souey when he started playing Dominic bloody Matteo on the left wing.

And Gresko in CM, wasn't it?

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How I'd love him back. He could play all 23 of Bowyers keepers upfront as long as he kicked ass

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It was all over for Souey when he started playing Dominic bloody Matteo on the left wing.

I'm sure I commented on here that we started one game with 5 left backs on the pitch

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Remember it well. It was the new "Question Mark" formation.

Unfortunately I too believe he had lost the plot by that time, but my word, we had some goods days and a hell of a team with him stearing it in the right direction for a while.

Amongst many highlights 4-0 away at Spurs will live long in the memory.

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I was there bob, gave them a right good hiding. Spurs fans lobbing their STs on the pitch (last game of the season, go figure!), 'wot a lowd a rabbish!'

Duff's final game. :(

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Remember it well. It was the new "Question Mark" formation.

Unfortunately I too believe he had lost the plot by that time, but my word, we had some goods days and a hell of a team with him stearing it in the right direction for a while.

Amongst many highlights 4-0 away at Spurs will live long in the memory.

I was there bob, gave them a right good hiding. Spurs fans lobbing their STs on the pitch (last game of the season, go figure!), 'wot a lowd a rabbish!'

Duff's final game. :(

They still haven't recovered from Cardiff

:lol:

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Damn that Roman Abramovich. Football had just come to s decision to cut it's cloth regarding wages and transfers and along he comes and ramps up the destruction of the game a notch or 98

Edited by Rover_Shaun

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And Gresko in CM, wasn't it?

We seemed to play everybody everywhere in Souey's final few games.

Remember it well. It was the new "Question Mark" formation.

Unfortunately I too believe he had lost the plot by that time, but my word, we had some goods days and a hell of a team with him stearing it in the right direction for a while.

Amongst many highlights 4-0 away at Spurs will live long in the memory.

Personally I'm glad Souey left before he relegated us and/or resigned. We ended up getting a decent amount of compo for him and managed to upgrade with our next appointment. Meanwhile Souness left with the majority of his legacy in tact.

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He may not have been a great tactician, or the easiest guy to get along with but boy could he spot and attract a player.

Friedel

Berg

Hughes

Steven Reid

David Thompson

Matty Jansen (well turned him from a dribbler into a centre forward)

Lucas Neill

Tugay

Berkovic

Andy Cole

Dwight Yorke

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On that basis, I'd say he can be forgiven for the following :)

Gresko

Grabbi

Baggio

Diawara

Keller

Pelzer

Ferguson

Andresen

Enckelman

Bothroyd

Amoruso?

I'm waiting for some work :)

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Baz, you forgot Emerton and Pedersen!

Edited by Mike Ellison

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On that basis, I'd say he can be forgiven for the following :)

Gresko

Grabbi

Baggio

Diawara

Keller

Pelzer

Ferguson

Andresen

Enckelman

Bothroyd

Amoruso?

I'm waiting for some work :)

With the exception of Ferguson and Grabbi, most of those flops were cheap, low-risk signings.

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On that basis, I'd say he can be forgiven for the following :)

Gresko

Grabbi

Baggio

Diawara

Keller

Pelzer

Ferguson

Andresen

Enckelman

Bothroyd

Amoruso?

I'm waiting for some work :)

Can't include Enckleman. He's the only Rovers player to appear in an FA Cup final for 55 years😀

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