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Barrow imploding with a dangerous 9 games left to go.

Got lucky with a Harrogate o.g. straight out of looney tunes avoiding the gap dropping to 2 points.

Still have 4 points and a probably unassailable 12 goals difference as a cushion at the top of the National League but two defeats in rapid succession are making it squeaky bum rather than a procession to promotion.

1st April visit to 2nd place Harrogate Town looks tasty and several fixtures against play-off contenders to come...

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My Scouse neighbour has been doing some work at Evans Cornwall residence. He asked him (about 3 weeks back) how's the football going?

His reply was "As expected"

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22 minutes ago, DeeCee said:

My Scouse neighbour has been doing some work at Evans Cornwall residence. He asked him (about 3 weeks back) how's the football going?

His reply was "As expected"

I was talking with a former Ipswich player a couple of weeks ago and his impression was that Evans is happy to reposition Ipswich as a League 1 club due to how expensive the Championship has become to compete in. Last season they stocked up on League 1 players, and their business this season doesn't suggest they were gunning for an immediate return to the Championship. I imagine their operating model now will be academy players, free transfers and cheap loans. 

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Andy Holt offering Stanley season ticket holders refunds pro rata on remaining games if they don't fancy attending due to the covid-19 virus.

 

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Find him annoying at times but an absolutely class move that, minutes later Rovers tweeted out about buying tickets, doubt a similar courtesy will be extended to us 

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Chorley match away at Bromley off due one of Chorley players showing symptoms

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Keith Hill been sacked as Bolton manager today

Their owners according to Local Bolton journalist want a young coach with Director of football. Similar model to Brentford 

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I’m sure a lot of clubs will want to ‘do a Brentford’ but it’s easier said then done. Brentford have been building their method for years.

Especially difficult at a club like Bolton that have been stripped bare in recent years.

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Nice football, constant improvement despite regularly losing best players, healthy finances.

Let's face it, everyone wants to do that.

Easier said than done.

No owner is going to say "we're taking a short term approach and will appoint an old school manager and use whatever style of football gets results. It might be dull but all we want is promotion".

Productive academies, profits, young coaches and nice football are all the rage these days.

Not many with a better record in League Two on a tight budget than Keith Hill. Two promotions with Rochdale against the odds. Bolton would have been well placed at that level with him.

Not a Championship manager though, despite the bizarre clamour for him to come here.

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Ian Evatt appointed Bolton Wanderers head coach

 

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Wycombe currently beating Fleetwood 4-1. Fleetwood had a player sent off and Wycombe missed a penalty aswell. 

One of the best games I've seen since the restart 

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Perhaps now Barton will finally be put on trial. Outrageous that the 'incident' took place well over a year ago and nothing has happened about it.

If I misbehave at a match I get a banning order in a matter of days.

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4 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

Wycombe currently beating Fleetwood 4-1. Fleetwood had a player sent off and Wycombe missed a penalty aswell. 

One of the best games I've seen since the restart 

Ainsworth playing to his players strengths and no square pegs in round holes.  Blackburn lad could be in the championship soon.

Our next manager?

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4 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

Ainsworth playing to his players strengths and no square pegs in round holes.  Blackburn lad could be in the championship soon.

Our next manager?

Yes please.

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9 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

Ainsworth playing to his players strengths and no square pegs in round holes.  Blackburn lad could be in the championship soon.

Our next manager?

He done an excellent job at Wycombe. 

Thought he would have good choice after Lambert left. 

Wouldn't be my 1st choice but should be on any shortlist

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His Wycombe side will probably get the double over us next season.

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I’ve said for a good while I think he’ll be our manager at some point, think he’ll be our next one just not sure when that will be 

From people close to him he’s been approached in the past about it but Wycombe had a decent compo payment due if we took him and he wouldn’t walk away and make them miss out on that. 

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Been settled a long time down south too, you can tell that with his softening Blackburn vowels! (Though I think he was a QEGS lad, so that might explain it ^_^)

 

Hang on, just found this...

‘It has been a really difficult decision to finish playing football. It was all I ever wanted to do since I was at St Augustine’s School in Billington, and playing on Pleckgate playing fields.’

Pleckgate? My owd stomping ground, no excuse then!

Edited by Mattyblue

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16 minutes ago, Tom said:

I’ve said for a good while I think he’ll be our manager at some point, think he’ll be our next one just not sure when that will be 

From people close to him he’s been approached in the past about it but Wycombe had a decent compo payment due if we took him and he wouldn’t walk away and make them miss out on that. 

I saw him minutes after we got relegated at Brentford as we were getting into the car for a miserable journey home. I have refereed him several times and know him reasonably well as we always used to chat about Rovers. I asked him outright about becoming our manager and he told me he expressed an interest when Coyle got the job but never got the courtesy of a reply. I find that symptomatic of the last decade.

On the day he was with his son and daughter who were both decked out in Rovers kits.

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Delighted for Ainsworth and Wycombe.

I've met him a couple of times also and he was a genuinely nice guy, hope he continues to do well and maybe one day become Rovers manager.

Also nice to see Coventry and Oxford or Wycombe joining the Championship next season, nice to see new teams down at Ewood at this level, although we do have the ultimate yo-yo club in Rotherham joining them!

Fleetwood would have been a handy away fixture, but its always satisfying to see Joey Barton fail.

Edited by rog of the rovers

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Look like Dunn will become Barrow manager and Rob Kelly his number 2 shortly from reports

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