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Although I can see the temptation of playing Armstrong right on the defender's shoulder to utilise his pace in behind, I don't see it as his best position. Having now had the chance to assess his strengths and weaknesses properly, I believe he is best employed behind the main striker(s). He played there late on in both of the last two games and looked good there, with time to get on the ball and run centrally with it. This led to his goal last night and he looked such a threat from deeper. 

In fact, I think you could try Brereton centrally with Armstrong playing slightly deeper off him. If you throw Rothwell into that attacking mix it could look very exciting. 

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Looks a genuine promotion quality player. Even when he was perceived to be playing poorly he creates chances for himself and others.

Reckon that makes 5 players in the squad good enough to go up - Dack, Lenihan, Travis, Downing, Armstrong. Nyambe and Tosin look on the cusp of that category too. 

Need 2 or 3 more and we will really be in the mix. Hope we can hold onto the ones we do have.

 

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Not like the LT to promote interest in the sale of a Rovers player.:huh:

Edited by AllRoverAsia

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Like him but he still needs to learn to lift his head when he is running. He gets the ball and it’s head down looking to get into a space where he can shoot when it’s not always the best option. Having said that I believe he is the best finisher we have, even above Graham who wouldn’t score the goals from outside the box that Armstrong can 

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1 hour ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

Like him but he still needs to learn to lift his head when he is running. He gets the ball and it’s head down looking to get into a space where he can shoot when it’s not always the best option. Having said that I believe he is the best finisher we have, even above Graham who wouldn’t score the goals from outside the box that Armstrong can 

I agree he is the best finisher and I would play up front where he will score goals and can use his pace and movement to most effect

1 hour ago, AllRoverAsia said:

Not like the LT to promote interest in the sale of a Rovers player.:huh:

The Article says PL clubs were interested in him in the January 

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2 hours ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

Like him but he still needs to learn to lift his head when he is running. He gets the ball and it’s head down looking to get into a space where he can shoot when it’s not always the best option. Having said that I believe he is the best finisher we have, even above Graham who wouldn’t score the goals from outside the box that Armstrong can 

Would say Dack is the best finisher then possibly Graham, although Armstrong is better from distance as we have seen.

Theres plenty of promise with Armstrong as a striker but of course there are elements to his game that he needs to improve. He needs to anticipate chances to get more scruffy goals to get his numbers up, he needs to work on the timing of his runs and he needs to be able to hold onto the ball at times. That being said, hes still young and is still a big threat and a very important player going forward.

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20 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

In the Newcastle local rag now... and what a surprise they mention who his agent is.

Agency planted story yet again.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/adam-armstrong-newcastle-blackburn-transfer-17757648.amp

Think that is where it was first as the LT story links to it. 

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1 hour ago, Mattyblue said:

In the Newcastle local rag now... and what a surprise they mention who his agent is.

Agency planted story yet again.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/adam-armstrong-newcastle-blackburn-transfer-17757648.amp

That's where the LT gets the story. Armstrong is having a good season. He's only 23 years old. Rovers need to offer him new 5 years contract. 

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LT regurgitating stories from elsewhere?

Sounds about right, considering one of the main stories in the ‘news’ section is a copy and paste of ‘Blackburn’s top restaurants’ from TripAdvisor.

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2 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Would say Dack is the best finisher then possibly Graham, although Armstrong is better from distance as we have seen.

Theres plenty of promise with Armstrong as a striker but of course there are elements to his game that he needs to improve. He needs to anticipate chances to get more scruffy goals to get his numbers up, he needs to work on the timing of his runs and he needs to be able to hold onto the ball at times. That being said, hes still young and is still a big threat and a very important player going forward.

Different strikers score different types of goalss. Less offsides than Grabban and Watkins this season. His game is about pace and movement. We are moving away from being more direct style like with Graham/Dack partnership. Playing a more short passing, movement, quicker game style

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2 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

 

Some superb goals. That 3rd one was absolutely top drawer though. Unstoppable.

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Feels like ages since we had a player who regularly scores those types of goals from open play. 

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14 hours ago, DE. said:

Feels like ages since we had a player who regularly scores those types of goals from open play. 

Ya, but they feckin seemed to be scored against us on a regular enough basis. Especially that season under Coyle. 

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This is how transfer rumours start. Telegraph doing us no favours once again regurgitating 'news' from other outlets and passing it off as 'interest' in one of our players.

Before long it will be a fact that Armstrong bids are coming and it will snowball from there.

Of course PL clubs will have had a look. He's young, English and not only in good form but scoring quality goals. Can say the same for half the Championship players who have played well this season.

Some things never change and before long it will be fact that he's going to be sold and we are going to struggle to hold on.

With Dack out and other business not great Armstrong might be Mowbray's saviour when it comes to his India trip.

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7 minutes ago, JHRover said:

This is how transfer rumours start. Telegraph doing us no favours once again regurgitating 'news' from other outlets and passing it off as 'interest' in one of our players.

Before long it will be a fact that Armstrong bids are coming and it will snowball from there.

Of course PL clubs will have had a look. He's young, English and not only in good form but scoring quality goals. Can say the same for half the Championship players who have played well this season.

Some things never change and before long it will be fact that he's going to be sold and we are going to struggle to hold on.

With Dack out and other business not great Armstrong might be Mowbray's saviour when it comes to his India trip.

If its on other sites, I don't think it being in the LT is going to alert any buyers who wouldn't have been interested anyway. 

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Having a signature celebration must add a couple of mill on to any valuation.

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34 minutes ago, JHRover said:

This is how transfer rumours start. Telegraph doing us no favours once again regurgitating 'news' from other outlets and passing it off as 'interest' in one of our players.

Before long it will be a fact that Armstrong bids are coming and it will snowball from there.

Of course PL clubs will have had a look. He's young, English and not only in good form but scoring quality goals. Can say the same for half the Championship players who have played well this season.

Some things never change and before long it will be fact that he's going to be sold and we are going to struggle to hold on.

With Dack out and other business not great Armstrong might be Mowbray's saviour when it comes to his India trip.

Newspapers can't be blamed for reporting the facts - it's the primary purpose of their existence.

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1 minute ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Newspapers can't be blamed for reporting the facts - it's the primary purpose of their existence.

What facts have the Telegraph reported? Relaying a rumour from another paper isnt the purpose of their existence.

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9 minutes ago, JHRover said:

What facts have the Telegraph reported? Relaying a rumour from another paper isnt the purpose of their existence.

The article makes it clear that there have been reports in the North East of interest in the player. You can't seriously be suggesting that in today's marketplace where local newspapers are struggling for their very existence that the LET should engage in a cover up of a story being reported elsewhere.

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13 minutes ago, JHRover said:

What facts have the Telegraph reported? Relaying a rumour from another paper isnt the purpose of their existence.

That there is interest in Armstrong? 

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

That there is interest in Armstrong? 

Who says that's a fact? It's a rumour. It might be true, it might not. There's no way the Telegraph know. So they are piggy backing on a rumour from elsewhere.

Saying he is being watched by others is fairly obvious and could apply to most players in the Championship. Premier League clubs spend fortunes scouting players all over the place. The vast majority don't get bids and don't move.

Telegraph are mischief makers who are always quite quick to jump upon distant rumours of interest in one of our star players but never actually come up with anything positive about the club e.g. new signings or spending. 

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