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I simply replied to your post stating Rhodes had not kicked a ball in the PL as yet.

We will soon know if all those claiming Rhodes could easily play higher up were correct or not. His first target is to try and get a game. Good luck to the lad, cannot blame him for wanting out at all, but find it amusing he is cut so much slack after agitating for donkeys to leave, whilst the fans were still going to his party.

I really don't get this strawman that has been put out there. I've not suggested he is a PL player. He may be, he may not.

He is however a prolific Championship player, having been a prolific a League One player. Last time I looked Rovers were on the look out for decent Championship players, not PL ones. Rhodes fitted the bill very well. The small matter the he got promoted with Boro - and scored crucial goals to contribute to the, alongside better players than he ever had at Rovers - must also be considered.

We had a great goalscorer, he's gone. Re-writing history or writing him off before he has even kicked a ball in the PL just isn't right. He may well prove to be a PL flop but even a lower league lad like Jon Stead had his day in the sun. Boro are now competing alongside teams like Burnley, Hull and one or two others to stay in the league. If they do and Rhodes contributes then he will be a PL player. Of course this will change to "he never competed against the best teams". It's a moot point anyway.

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Boro have already signed Victor Valdes, now they're due to sign Subotic from Dortmund and Ramirez from Southampton.

Spending some bloody money...

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Well done Colin Murray, a man of principle.

He is one of the few who has stuck up for Rovers fans. Unlike all the others on Talk5hite.

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I really don't get this strawman that has been put out there. I've not suggested he is a PL player. He may be, he may not.

He is however a prolific Championship player, having been a prolific a League One player. Last time I looked Rovers were on the look out for decent Championship players, not PL ones. Rhodes fitted the bill very well. The small matter the he got promoted with Boro - and scored crucial goals to contribute to the, alongside better players than he ever had at Rovers - must also be considered.

We had a great goalscorer, he's gone. Re-writing history or writing him off before he has even kicked a ball in the PL just isn't right. He may well prove to be a PL flop but even a lower league lad like Jon Stead had his day in the sun. Boro are now competing alongside teams like Burnley, Hull and one or two others to stay in the league. If they do and Rhodes contributes then he will be a PL player. Of course this will change to "he never competed against the best teams". It's a moot point anyway.

Fair do Stuart. I never blamed him for wanting to leave. I valued his efforts. I wondered if a different style of striker would have helped the team as a whole. So did others including management. No right or wrong, have a good evening. Edited by onlyonejackwalker

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Fair do Stuart. I never blamed him for wanting to leave. I valued his efforts. I wondered if a different style of striker would have helped the team as a whole. So did others including management. No right or wrong, have a good evening.

You too pal.

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If there is a fire sale at Leicester, Vardy will probably be regretting his decision right now.

Mind you, there will probably be a not so secret trigger clause in his contract.

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Looks like Hull have major problems. Threadbare squad, not a lot of money, unhappy supporters, unpopular Chairman and now seems no manager.

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I'm sure the Hull owner is batnuts and have sympathy for the fans but it's no surprise Bruce left. He's always been one for jumping to pastures new so the chances of him staying when things got difficult was negligible.

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Moyes to Sunderland. Dammit.

Could have been to us :( but who wants to play for the lovely Venkys

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Could have been to us :(

I doubt it. I never read anything credible to suggest Moyes was either interested or ever even considered.

Moyes is similar to Allardyce in that he tends to get the best out of limited players. Obviously his last two jobs have been disasters for different reasons, but I think he'll keep Sunderland's heads above water next season.

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I doubt it. I never read anything credible to suggest Moyes was either interested or ever even considered.

It does make you laugh though when some folk on here said they wouldn't want him.

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Andre Grey on our friendly neighbours:

Well done to the 2 racist burnley fans👍🏽 still live in the stone ages i see !! Ignorant prats

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I must say I am taking some enjoyment on seeing West Ham's attempts to get players in, specifically a striker. Soon as last season finished the porn barons were laying it on thick about how they were going to sign a world class big name striker, to no avail so far! There was talk of Zlatan, then bids for Lacazette and Bacca fell by the wayside. It's obvious the targets weren't interested, and why would they be? In fact it's looking as if they will need someone to replace Sahko too! So for all of their bluster, they're not close to signing this marquee world class forward. Great stuff. Maybe those two big mouth b'stards should come out of their bubble (pun intended) and realise they aren't a top top club that they and the media always rabbit on about, and adjust their transfer targets accordingly.

Although he's not a striker, I do believe Sofiane Feghouli is a good signing for them though.

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I must say I am taking some enjoyment on seeing West Ham's attempts to get players in, specifically a striker. Soon as last season finished the porn barons were laying it on thick about how they were going to sign a world class big name striker, to no avail so far! There was talk of Zlatan, then bids for Lacazette and Bacca fell by the wayside. It's obvious the targets weren't interested, and why would they be? In fact it's looking as if they will need someone to replace Sahko too! So for all of their bluster, they're not close to signing this marquee world class forward. Great stuff. Maybe those two big mouth b'stards should come out of their bubble (pun intended) and realise they aren't a top top club that they and the media always rabbit on about, and adjust their transfer targets accordingly.

Although he's not a striker, I do believe Sofiane Feghouli is a good signing for them though.

They'll probably end up re-signing Carlton Cole again!

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