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Just now, FGS5635 said:

He's been great for us, but Graham doesnt strike me as a model pro who has looked after his body his whole career. A lot of players his age drop off a cliff performance wise in a very short period of time. The legs just go and they suddenly look a shadow of their former selves. Lets hope he has 1 more really good year in him, but I guess TM is worried he doesnt if we sign gally for big money

I don't think he was up to last season. It seems to have dawned on him big time. He looks as fit as I have seen him in the videos from pre season. Is it enough to delay the inevitable slide for a year or two... Let's see 

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

I don't think he was up to last season. It seems to have dawned on him big time. He looks as fit as I have seen him in the videos from pre season. Is it enough to delay the inevitable slide for a year or two... Let's see 

Its a genuine worry as for me he is the first name on the team sheet. He is key for everything we try to do tactically.

We always say stop dack and you stop rovers, but I always think the key to stopping dack is stopping graham. If the opposition centre half gets the better of Graham, then dack struggles to get into the game

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51 minutes ago, K-Hod said:

Never bet against your own team! 

Bit harsh, I admit I’m also concerned we don’t have a first choice ‘keeper of new defenders, but there is time...

Though I will feel much better if these issues are addressed before we kick off against Charlton...

From my experience I wouldn’t bet on them either

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Plenty of talk about new formations that involve Dack moving back is crazy, hes not the type of player to dictate play, he has to be around the 18 yard box. And hes our best player so he has to be built around. We have one competent centre back, so playing 3 there would just put additional demands on recruitment.

He says on here (this is 2 months old) "I've got no defence...defenders are coming." Lets just hope hes true to his word because its of criticial importance, we wont get out of the bottom half with the same set of defenders. He barely signed any defenders at West Brom, he left Coventry regretting his inability to sign a big centre back and here hes only signed Bell, Downing and Sam Hart so hes not improved our defence. Just signing one centre back I dont feel will be enough at all, we need a revamp. Our full backs arent up to it either.

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Just now, FGS5635 said:

Its a genuine worry as for me he is the first name on the team sheet. He is key for everything we try to do tactically.

We always say stop dack and you stop rovers, but I always think the key to stopping dack is stopping graham. If the opposition centre half gets the better of Graham, then dack struggles to get into the game

100% and it is a worry. He was more important than Dack last season. We aren't the same team without him. I think it was the Sheffield United game I remember watching. They completely froze both out, but mostly by stopping Graham. It's testament to the work he does that other teams couldn't do it last season. I love DG. The way he uses his experience, strength and cunning to best defenders bigger, faster and stronger than him is so impressive. He's the main man and frankly we are very lucky to have him. 

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I think we just have to wait and see on this. Mowbray will know how critical DG was last season. There has been plenty of talk about other styles of play. Hopefully plenty of work going in to honing one in pre-season.

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Just now, roversfan99 said:

Plenty of talk about new formations that involve Dack moving back is crazy, hes not the type of player to dictate play, he has to be around the 18 yard box. And hes our best player so he has to be built around. We have one competent centre back, so playing 3 there would just put additional demands on recruitment.

He says on here (this is 2 months old) "I've got no defence...defenders are coming." Lets just hope hes true to his word because its of criticial importance, we wont get out of the bottom half with the same set of defenders. He barely signed any defenders at West Brom, he left Coventry regretting his inability to sign a big centre back and here hes only signed Bell, Downing and Sam Hart so hes not improved our defence. Just signing one centre back I dont feel will be enough at all, we need a revamp. Our full backs arent up to it either.

That clip could come back to haunt Tony. He was angry there, I don't think he was just saying what people wanted to hear. I think he belived it, at the time..... Unfortunately I suspect he has backtracked for sure. It will be a CB on loan.

Although maybe above by defenders he was really referring to Raya. He just couldn't say that. Not saying he was right, just saying what I think. 

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Just now, roversfan99 said:

Plenty of talk about new formations that involve Dack moving back is crazy, hes not the type of player to dictate play, he has to be around the 18 yard box. And hes our best player so he has to be built around. We have one competent centre back, so playing 3 there would just put additional demands on recruitment.

He says on here (this is 2 months old) "I've got no defence...defenders are coming." Lets just hope hes true to his word because its of criticial importance, we wont get out of the bottom half with the same set of defenders. He barely signed any defenders at West Brom, he left Coventry regretting his inability to sign a big centre back and here hes only signed Bell, Downing and Sam Hart so hes not improved our defence. Just signing one centre back I dont feel will be enough at all, we need a revamp. Our full backs arent up to it either.

He did backtrack, it was a BLIP. Our new passing game means oppo don't have the ball so cant score. I have not made this up.

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

That clip could come back to haunt Tony. He was angry there, I don't think he was just saying what people wanted to hear. I think he belived it, at the time..... Unfortunately I suspect he has backtracked for sure. It will be a CB on loan.

Although maybe above by defenders he was really referring to Raya. He just couldn't say that. Not saying he was right, just saying what I think. 

There really is no room for him to wriggle out on this one. It's there for all to see and hear. Even if he hadn't said those things 99% of us know the defence isn't good enough. Stats back that up.

If he fails to strengthen or add to the defence he's going to be in big trouble as soon as results dip.

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Just now, JHRover said:

There really is no room for him to wriggle out on this one. It's there for all to see and hear. Even if he hadn't said those things 99% of us know the defence isn't good enough. Stats back that up.

If he fails to strengthen or add to the defence he's going to be in big trouble as soon as results dip.

We even had a trial run after the failure of the January window!

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Just now, JHRover said:

There really is no room for him to wriggle out on this one. It's there for all to see and hear. Even if he hadn't said those things 99% of us know the defence isn't good enough. Stats back that up.

If he fails to strengthen or add to the defence he's going to be in big trouble as soon as results dip.

Indeed he will. Can't argue with that. 

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15 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Plenty of talk about new formations that involve Dack moving back is crazy, hes not the type of player to dictate play, he has to be around the 18 yard box. And hes our best player so he has to be built around. We have one competent centre back, so playing 3 there would just put additional demands on recruitment.

He says on here (this is 2 months old) "I've got no defence...defenders are coming." Lets just hope hes true to his word because its of criticial importance, we wont get out of the bottom half with the same set of defenders. He barely signed any defenders at West Brom, he left Coventry regretting his inability to sign a big centre back and here hes only signed Bell, Downing and Sam Hart so hes not improved our defence. Just signing one centre back I dont feel will be enough at all, we need a revamp. Our full backs arent up to it either.

I back him but if this doesn't come to fruition he needs hauling over the coals for it.

He must've had others in mind besides Bauer at this point seeing as he was putting the dampeners on that off record.

 

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Just now, Fraserkirky said:

This is just an unmitigated disaster.

Amazed that Lenihan and Dack haven't demanded a transfer. 

What's happened?

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Just now, Fraserkirky said:

This is just an unmitigated disaster.

Amazed that Lenihan and Dack haven't demanded a transfer. 

Why?

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Just now, Fraserkirky said:

This is just an unmitigated disaster.

Amazed that Lenihan and Dack haven't demanded a transfer. 

Bit of an overreaction tbh mate. There are plenty of worrying signs, but there is also a lot of the window left. I have numerous concerns, and I'm not optimistic they'll be resolved satisfactorily, but we don't truly know how this will end up yet.

Posts like yours will become more common the longer we go without a goalkeeper or CB signing. But I'd say they're not merited yet for another 1-2 weeks. Longer in some's books.

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1 hour ago, Doogs said:

Dont talk silly

Serious.... mowbary is past his prime. The guy has no clue about transfers or tactics. This is why he keeps going back to the same players. He obviously has no contacts. I mean seriously, 5 million on an average player like Gallagher? Ludicrous

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Just now, roverandout said:

Serious.... mowbary is past his prime. The guy has no clue about transfers or tactics. This is why he keeps going back to the same players. He obviously has no contacts. I mean seriously, 5 million on an average player like Gallagher? Ludicrous

I think £5m is ludicrous - but only time will tell. Also curious as to how that deal has been structured - could be heavily based on things like promotion rather than all up front.

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Just now, DavidMailsTightPerm said:

I think £5m is ludicrous - but only time will tell. Also curious as to how that deal has been structured - could be heavily based on things like promotion rather than all up front.

Well if it’s based on promotion then we won’t be paying it all 😂 this current squad isn’t good enough yet. 

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Wow I cannot believe some of the meltdowns some people are having on heat. Talk of relegation , dack needing to hand in a transfer because of Mowbray ! Wow I know everyone is entitled to there opinion but it seems so over the top.

to put things into perspective che Adams is a similar age to gallacher , was playing non league 4 years ago and has had a couple of good seasons and now has gone for 15million plus add ons up to 18million. I actually think Gallagher is a good signing and who in a good side will flourish but I suppose this makes me a happy clapper.

We all know we need to strengthen the defence and keeper but give Mowbray until the end of the window then judge. It’s miles better than the Owen coyle days guys let’s not forget that 

 

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