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Just now, dingles staying down 4ever said:

As Gladwin isnt going anywhere yet surely they will have to share

No, he'll be like a "new signing" this season, can't wait.

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9 hours ago, BankEnd Rover said:

Think what he means is that BB is given very heavy criticism for how many minutes he's Played. Once again his price tag does not help. If we spent 2million on the lad, this discussion wouldn't be taking place.

I agree completely.

What I disagree with is the assertion that people want him to fail. And to say that it must be true because someone thinks it is is just crass.

Brereton failing is the worst outcome for this football club. It completely undermines Mowbray’s recruitment ability with the purse holders (if it hasn’t already); it leaves the team without the Graham replacement it needs; and it means no resale value.

But even worse, it means that a huge chunk of money set aside for rebuilding the side has been wasted and may even make this Summer’s transfer thread and bit of a non-event.

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Everyone wants Brereton to succeed, why wouldn't they? We all support Rovers.....

Problem is, people have their doubts, given what they have seen so far, that he will come good. 

Is there anything wrong with folk having a different opinion?  Personally, I want him to succeed more than anything, and I truly hope he does!

Edited by K-Hod

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Anyone suggesting anyone would rather see a player fail (so they can be right) is being a little silly. No true fan would wish ill on the club just so that they could say 'i told you so'.

If BB fired us to promotion next season, i think most that had a bad initial view of Bb as a player and the transfer as a whole would be quick to hold their hands up and be ecstatic at the same time.

Edited by JacknOry

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53 minutes ago, Stuart said:

I agree completely.

What I disagree with is the assertion that people want him to fail. And to say that it must be true because someone thinks it is is just crass.

Brereton failing is the worst outcome for this football club. It completely undermines Mowbray’s recruitment ability with the purse holders (if it hasn’t already); it leaves the team without the Graham replacement it needs; and it means no resale value.

But even worse, it means that a huge chunk of money set aside for rebuilding the side has been wasted and may even make this Summer’s transfer thread and bit of a non-event.

Think this is right, at games he's been backed to the hilt (bar the odd frustrated groan). The way everyone celebrated his goal and gave him support generally at Bolton was a really nice moment. 

There's still something to be said for people making their mind up a bit too quickly in my view, and social media & forums really put them under the microscope, but they're different issues that probably relate to 4 or 5 players at every club at any one time.

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Basically we've now reached a stage where:

  • Anyone over the age of 30 is likely to not be an option for the club, as it doesn't fit Mowbray's self-proclaimed policy of signing younger players who will grow in value. Indeed most people on here would seemingly be pessimistic about any such deal as it brings back memories of Danny Murphy and apparently the policy we 'should' be following is to avoid players on their last legs.
  • Anyone at the young end of the scale or unproven will set alarm bells ringing as it will suggest we're still in the developing players for more money phase and there is immense concern at Mowbray's track record on that front.
  • Anyone who has played regularly at Championship or Premier League level and people will lose their minds about us potentially paying or being expected to pay big wages and we 'shouldn't' be going down that route these days. If we sign someone proven people will get their knickers in a twist about us possibly paying out big wages and being at risk under FFP rules.
  • So what we end up with is all the focus being on players from League One who tick all the boxes e.g. not fresh out of an academy, league experience, cheap - e.g. more Dacks or Rothwells knocking about. Unfortunately that doesn't really stack up with what Mowbray was saying in the aftermath of last season when he said he wanted proven quality who would help us immediately push on towards the top 6 in the Championship.

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Just now, JHRover said:

Basically we've now reached a stage where:

  • Anyone over the age of 30 is likely to not be an option for the club, as it doesn't fit Mowbray's self-proclaimed policy of signing younger players who will grow in value. Indeed most people on here would seemingly be pessimistic about any such deal as it brings back memories of Danny Murphy and apparently the policy we 'should' be following is to avoid players on their last legs.
  • Anyone at the young end of the scale or unproven will set alarm bells ringing as it will suggest we're still in the developing players for more money phase and there is immense concern at Mowbray's track record on that front.
  • Anyone who has played regularly at Championship or Premier League level and people will lose their minds about us potentially paying or being expected to pay big wages and we 'shouldn't' be going down that route these days. If we sign someone proven people will get their knickers in a twist about us possibly paying out big wages and being at risk under FFP rules.
  • So what we end up with is all the focus being on players from League One who tick all the boxes e.g. not fresh out of an academy, league experience, cheap - e.g. more Dacks or Rothwells knocking about. Unfortunately that doesn't really stack up with what Mowbray was saying in the aftermath of last season when he said he wanted proven quality who would help us immediately push on towards the top 6 in the Championship.

The one's he's being linked with though have plenty proven Championship experience like Fielding, Downing et  so that's his trump card he can't be accused of lying too much.

Fact that they're crocks and ancient cast offs who'll cost big wages not withstanding !

If he delivers at least one marquee signing he could probably get away with the rest otherwise he might be swerving heaping pressure on himself by not spending money if it's there from the owners viewpoint but he's in danger of putting himself firmly in the firing line as far as fans are concerned.

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40 minutes ago, JHRover said:

Basically we've now reached a stage where:

  • Anyone over the age of 30 is likely to not be an option for the club, as it doesn't fit Mowbray's self-proclaimed policy of signing younger players who will grow in value.

Unless they are free of course! Like Downing.

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2 hours ago, CrouchingNunhiddenCucumber said:

A sad indictment of Blackburn Rovers in 2019; that we can only dream of getting a player like Jacob Murphy. 

Yeah, thanks venkys 

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7 hours ago, Fraserkirky said:

Looks like Jacob Murphy’s name has just came up on twitter. Mentioned him back on May 4th, he destroyed us in the replay at Ewood. Would fit in nice with Rothwell and Dack in the three behind. This one has legs.

The Murphy brothers are friends of Elliott Bennett as well from their time at Norwich.

Edited by Bootlaces

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Just now, Bootlaces said:

Id also take Bradley Johnson on a free

pretty good shout tbf, decent midfielder on his day, would compliment travis well

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Just now, Bootlaces said:

Id also take Bradley Johnson on a free

Yeah he's a good player, I remember him absolutely dominating our midfield at Ewood a few years ago in a game against Norwich.

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Tommy Elphicke would be an ideal signing and has been released by Villa. Was the catalyst for reviving Hull City's season! 

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Tommy Elphick and Albert Adomah released by villa, I’d take both. A fully fit Elphick would be a great centre half partner for Lenihan, he impressed on loan at Hull this season by all accounts and Villa fans seem too rate him, had bad luck with injuries that’s hopefully behind him now. Adomah would be a good option on the wing, he’s not the trickiest but he gets up and down and he’s got pace. If we sign either Jon Taylor or Adomah I’d be pleased, if we sign Downing I’ll be fooking fuming. 

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Just now, OnePhilT said:

Maybe there'll be more of an idea of the outcome of Mowbray's trip to India once this news drops.

Knowing Sharpe it won't be too explosive, but at the same time, I don't think it would be in any ones benefit if he came out and said that things went well. It would just lead to other clubs and agents looking for more money. 

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Just now, Butty said:

Tommy Elphick and Albert Adomah released by villa, I’d take both. A fully fit Elphick would be a great centre half partner for Lenihan, he impressed on loan at Hull this season by all accounts and Villa fans seem too rate him, had bad luck with injuries that’s hopefully behind him now. Adomah would be a good option on the wing, he’s not the trickiest but he gets up and down and he’s got pace. If we sign either Jon Taylor or Adomah I’d be pleased, if we sign Downing I’ll be fooking fuming. 

would be great bit of business that, both would be upgrades on our squad

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