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Just now, Hasta said:

The problem is I've said for 4 previous transfer windows we need a new centre half. I've waited every windows and it hasn't been adressed. For 3 of those windows it is well known we have been sniffing around Bauer. 

I didn't know a lot about him other than Charlton fans rated him, and missed him when he was injured. As he was obviously Mowbrays number 1 target, I hoped he would be coming in at some point so am disappointed that we've now lost him to Preston.

Theres a lot of people on here decided that he is suddenly shit, who I expect would be saying good move by Mowbray if he had signed. If the strategy is going to be sign cheaper from below, rather than pay more money for proven players from above, it may be one that has slipped through the net.

 

 This is just the juxtaposition and I agree with your sentiments completely. But I can’t for a second believe we have  been out manoeuvred by PNE.

There is nothing that you would has a footballer think PNE over rovers. I may be biased and missing something but at this point I can’t think what that i.

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Just now, AllRoverAsia said:

Is he a reliable Twit?

Of course. It’s not like Twitter and wannabe journalist regurgitating past rumours for a few likes. 

Seems like Lenihan is definitely off then. 

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Just now, AllRoverAsia said:

Is he a reliable Twit?

Not sure - hes not a reliable tweeter though, 3,500 followers suggests very little 'ITK' info. 

I was told at the end of last season the vast majority of the budget will be spent on defence, with everyone but Lenihan at risk. Bauer going to PNE says two things - either we dont have anywhere like the budget we have been told, or we have targets of a better standard. PNE have a salary limit of 15K - we could have easily beaten that, if we wanted. 

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Think i need a bit more than Ryan Shawcross saying a bids been put in. I'd think they would be aiming higher in the PL to be honest. 

Edited by JacknOry

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I'd find it a little strange if Sheffield United did go for Lenihan. He is key for us but thats amidst a defensive shit storm, Lenihan himself can be very rash and prone to making big mistakes or conceding penalties, for all of his attributes in terms of his bravery and athleticism.

Also, presuming Sheffield United continue to play with 3 at the back, he is nowhere near good enough on the ball to play as one of their overlapping centre backs, so he would be competing with the impressive Egan in the middle.

One thing is for sure, hes one we cannot allow to let go.

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Huge gap in standard between the opposition in Aus and the Championship. No way would he get that amount of time and space for Rovers.

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Reading through the blokes Twitter and struggling to find and of his transfer scoops that have actually come off. Just seems to post idle bullshit.  He's probably picked up on the fact they've bid for him previously a few years ago. As much as I like Lenihan I'd say the blades need to be aiming a bit higher than him anyway if they wanna stay up

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7 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

I would be surprised if they are censoring well articulated criticism. More than likely censoring abusive posts or drivel. They shouldn't censor the drivel though. 

Nothing would surprise me about the Venkygraph!

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7 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

Tony is the Theresa May of managers, can't sell anything with that dour, old-skool mentality.  That's why it's normally his mates who he signs.

Bauer means Bauer!

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14 minutes ago, Hasta said:

The problem is I've said for 4 previous transfer windows we need a new centre half. I've waited every windows and it hasn't been adressed. For 3 of those windows it is well known we have been sniffing around Bauer. 

I didn't know a lot about him other than Charlton fans rated him, and missed him when he was injured. As he was obviously Mowbrays number 1 target, I hoped he would be coming in at some point so am disappointed that we've now lost him to Preston.

Theres a lot of people on here decided that he is suddenly shit, who I expect would be saying good move by Mowbray if he had signed. If the strategy is going to be sign cheaper from below, rather than pay more money for proven players from above, it may be one that has slipped through the net.

 

You could very well be right, but what I saying let’s wait and see if he can bring a better player before we slate him.

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Did Spurs not come out last Jan and lay the Dack-to-Spurs speculation firmly at the door of Dack's agent? It wouldn't be surprised if Dack does want to leave and his agent is busy doing his thang again. 

Edited by blueboy3333

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7 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

and plenty do

 

Actually, I am coming round to thinking that most don't.

Dack and Smallwood and, latterly, Rothwell, seem to be exceptions...

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Just now, Oldgregg86 said:

I could see grealish go to spurs and dack as his replacement. Let’s hope not.

That's buggered up any hope this insomniac had of getting at least a few hours kip :brfcsmilie:

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I think he'll pull off at least one good loan from a Prem club the Vs like to back that kind of thing but I hope it's a good defender and I hope he gets started.

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1 hour ago, DaveyB said:

Indeed, and I imagine that many of those using this as a stick to beat Mowbray with, would have been underwhelmed had he signed and then used that as a stick to beat Mowbray with instead. 

It’s almost as though people have entrenched views and use every action, inaction, rumour and whatever else as confirmation of those views

The difference is that one group want us to strive for success and question when we look as though we are settling for mediocrity.

The other just defend mediocrity like it in some way makes them better supporters.

The interesting bit at the moment is when Mowbray says one thing and does another but is still defended.

Right now we have a weaker squad than the one that finished the season. I just hope our signings this Summer aren’t made out of desperation and that we can look back at Bauer and laugh. (Just not at Mowbray for scouting him of course).

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The relative silence could be seen either way. From the good perspective, we've got targets and figures in hand and we're keeping it all under wraps to protect the deals. 

Bad perspective, the fax machines broken again.

 

He has the window to keep my faith.

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Just now, tomphil said:

I think he'll pull off at least one good loan from a Prem club the Vs like to back that kind of thing but I hope it's a good defender and I hope he gets started.

 

I hope the loan signing is better than him from Chelsea , who ended up at Bristol City .

One good 5 minutes every 4 games ...

Edited by Waggy76

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Just now, Traviscon said:

The relative silence could be seen either way. From the good perspective, we've got targets and figures in hand and we're keeping it all under wraps to protect the deals. 

Bad perspective, the fax machines broken again.

 

He has the window to keep my faith.

Might be out of his hands, the chicken farmers may have turned the money tap off again. Lets see where we are come the start of August. 

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Just now, Butty said:

Might be out of his hands, the chicken farmers may have turned the money tap off again. Lets see where we are come the start of August. 

That is very possible !!

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Just now, Stuart said:

The difference is that one group want us to strive for success and question when we look as though we are settling for mediocrity.

The other just defend mediocrity like it in some way makes them better supporters.

The interesting bit at the moment is when Mowbray says one thing and does another but is still defended.

Right now we have a weaker squad than the one that finished the season. I just hope our signings this Summer aren’t made out of desperation and that we can look back at Bauer and laugh. (Just not at Mowbray for scouting him of course).

I disagree. I think we all want Rovers to succeed. The difference between the two groups is that one believe Mowbray can deliver that and the other doesn’t. And like I say, those views have become entrenched within some, with some posters unable to see any bad in Mowbray and some unable to see any good. 

To take Bauer as an example, one group is now saying that he wasn’t that great and there are better signings to be had when, as you pointed out, the same posters would probably have been lauding him as a great signing had he signed. 

However the other group are now chastising Mowbray for being unable to land a target he had chased for a year, but presumably had he signed wouldn’t have credited Mowbray with being able to get his man, but instead claimed that there were better signings available and that Mowbray was settling for mediocrity. 

And to be honest it makes for dull reading on both sides. I long for the bygone (probably non-existent) days when we used to discuss the team and manager on their merits, rather than taking every little thing and twisting it to score points for our own particular viewpoint

(In truth I’m probably just sick of it happening with regards to politics and want this place to be a break from that particular depressing reality)

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Just now, Stuart said:

1. The difference is that one group want us to strive for success and question when we look as though we are settling for mediocrity.

2. The other just defend mediocrity like it in some way makes them better supporters.

3. The interesting bit at the moment is when Mowbray says one thing and does another but is still defended.

4. Right now we have a weaker squad than the one that finished the season. I just hope our signings this Summer aren’t made out of desperation and that we can look back at Bauer and laugh. (Just not at Mowbray for scouting him of course).

1.  I don’t think being unwilling to cry about Preston signing someone we wouldn’t pay 1m for last year is “defending mediocrity” personally (buzzwords of the constant moaner btw)

2. Again, being currently unwilling to be critical based on rumours, Sharpe’s assumptions, Daily Fail articles or Nixon isn’t a crusade to be “a better supporter” it’s just an opinion.

3. Read @Miller11 ‘s post, and remember the LET surmising isn’t TM’s words.

4. We do have a weaker squad, losing Reed and Conway - however there’s no way anyone could judge this window yet, and as you say - the signings we will probably make need to be probably a step up from Bauer ilk, especially if we want the club to “strive for success..!”

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