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The enigmatic Jason Lowe vortex

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That video is great. I'd never seen it before.

I rarely saw Jason Lowe play, but I always wondered how he got all those England youth caps.

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Sod Lowe he's irrelevant but sending Bolton down would be sweet for a whole host of reasons it could be a highlight near the end of what will probably turn out to be a modest but respectable season

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Could have just flicked it back inside for Mulgrew before he made that last fatal turn.

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33 minutes ago, DE. said:

https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/12/29/tt-got-lucky-class-bolton-wanderers-fans-react-to-phil-parkinson/

Ah, anybody remember this old debate about Lowey's best position actually being right back? Didn't work out so well for them yesterday!

Anything to keep him out of the middle and off the ball. 

To think the team bowyer had around him and Williamson in midfield. Crazy. 

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Bowyer even had him at left back !

He did an admirable job at RB once or twice at Rovers and maybe if they'd pulled their heads out their arses and realized he'd never make the 5 million quid midfielder they were trying to make him into to flog he could've carved out a career at right back. Think it was far too late for him though at that point the shadow chasing was implanted into his DNA, odd that he's never actually played at the level his abilities suit but his time will come,

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Awful control by Lowey, but why was the pitch wide open behind him? From the video it looks like they've had five players sent off.

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Am I the only person didn't know he was at Salford City?

Just glanced up to see him blast one over the bar on Sky.

He's only 29. Should be peaking.

Had to go his Wiki to check age, and the picture on there is of him behind someone. 

How anonymous do you have to be that your own personal information page doesn't have you in the foreground. 

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I was surprised too. Had it on the background when I heard his name read out. He's found his level. Awful footballer 

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Who was it Nixon was saying was eyeing up a 5 million bid about 5 years ago ?

Some say TM should've been sacked for signing Brereton. Well Gary should have fell on his sword because of his obsession with this lad. 

 

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Ah, the good old Lynchpin. Still waiting for his PL move to materialise. 

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I don't think in all my time watching Rovers there has been a more inexplicable consistent figure in a team for as long as Jason Lowe was.

Never his fault that he was being picked by a few managers for so long, but why the hell was he? The level he finds himself at now really shines a light on the farce that was his continued selection, even though many of us could easily see it back then. I'll never understand the fans who defended him by saying he deserved his place.

That one goal he ever scored for us though was an absolute belter.

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4 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

I don't think in all my time watching Rovers there has been a more inexplicable consistent figure in a team for as long as Jason Lowe was.

Never his fault that he was being picked by a few managers for so long, but why the hell was he? The level he finds himself at now really shines a light on the farce that was his continued selection, even though many of us could easily see it back then. I'll never understand the fans who defended him by saying he deserved his place.

That one goal he ever scored for us though was an absolute belter.

For the level we were playing at, Andrews was a similar inexplicable selection. 

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Makes you wonder if he was the 'first' project. Youth international, captained England at youth level, and was the next on the production line after a certain Phil Jones. 

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‘Well he must have something about him if he keeps getting picked at this level’

’I’ll trust the opinion of professionals over 🤡 on here who’ve probably never kicked a ball’

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Lowe is the archetypal Sunday League player. I get pissed off when I'm watching sunday league football and the bloke who is pissing with sweat, lunging into tackles and knackered is being lifted to the heavens by the sidelines for his effort. Then, when he finally gets the ball, he's that fucked he gives it away.

Lowe is that guy. Every Sunday League team has the "harrier" in the middle of the park - usually one of the worse players and gobby. Only problem is Lowe was professional, and you need to be able to pass and move and dribble in professional football. Sadly, he couldn't. Salford is his level, fair play to him too, he chose the club with the easiest route to promotion, highest wages and best facilities. Probably about right.

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9 hours ago, Exiled_Rover said:

For the level we were playing at, Andrews was a similar inexplicable selection. 

Arguably, but personally I think he got more shit than he deserved, he was fractionally better than most made out. Out of his depth but his level was probably about Championship, where he scored 9 in 20 games for Ipswich. We are now seeing Lowe's was far lower (pun intended). He played in the Prem too though remember. Plus he stayed in the first team for far longer. It really is mind boggling.

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5 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

‘Well he must have something about him if he keeps getting picked at this level’

’I’ll trust the opinion of professionals over 🤡 on here who’ve probably never kicked a ball’

You'd think people would stop saying that shit after Lowe and all the other times professionals got it blatantly wrong. I can't stand that line of arguing, it's just a shutdown from people who don't know enough themselves to argue any better. It's entirely illogical, because professionals disagree with each other frequently about how good players are, too. It implies every professional gets every decision right and that's not even close to accurate.

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I actually thought he looked better last night than he did here. Only directly caused one goal against that I saw.

Strong shout for the worst footballer Rovers have had in the past 20 years.

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Saw the first half last night where he managed to blaze one over and lose Keane who scored and was completely at fault for the goal. Really is a terrible footballer. I still struggle to understand what some of our fans used to see when they picked him for their line ups 

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10 hours ago, JacknOry said:

Makes you wonder if he was the 'first' project. Youth international, captained England at youth level, and was the next on the production line after a certain Phil Jones. 

I'm pretty critical of him, but fair play to Tony Mobrawy to be honest. If we'd have been relegated to L1 under any other manager during Venky's reign - you imagine he'd have been given a new deal. But within a few months - he's seen as not good enough and is moved on.

 

You do wonder if that may have been part of the catalyst for an improved academy. If he's the best we could produce at the time - it doesn't say much does it.

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3 minutes ago, Traviscon said:

I'm pretty critical of him, but fair play to Tony Mobrawy to be honest. If we'd have been relegated to L1 under any other manager during Venky's reign - you imagine he'd have been given a new deal. But within a few months - he's seen as not good enough and is moved on.

 

You do wonder if that may have been part of the catalyst for an improved academy. If he's the best we could produce at the time - it doesn't say much does it.

I believe he was asking for something like £20k p/w which the club rightly refused to pay. I imagine if he'd been more realistic with his demands he would have been kept on. Forunate for us that he wanted far more than he was worth. 

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