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1 hour ago, MarkBRFC said:

Based on what? I see this as the typical lazy solution "because he used to play for us"

I very much doubt he will come back here.

I do too but I'd like him back.

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1 hour ago, MarkBRFC said:

Based on what? I see this as the typical lazy solution "because he used to play for us"

I very much doubt he will come back here.

Not laziness just probability. He couldn’t get a look in at Norwich in this division, let alone in the Premier League. He’d be cheapest because he’s not played a lot and his wages are Championship level.

Its just common sense that it’s definitely a deal that’s been looked at.

*all of this not even taking into consideration the fact that he’s the exact type of player we’re in need of right now

Edited by JoeHarvey

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Grant Hanley would be a good buy. If nothing else he'll put his head through the ball and probably put a bit more confidence in the keeper behind him too. He probably shouldn't have left us in fairness but at the time we thought we may use the money wisely.....

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Dreams of 1995 said:

Grant Hanley would be a good buy. If nothing else he'll put his head through the ball and probably put a bit more confidence in the keeper behind him too. He probably shouldn't have left us in fairness but at the time we thought we may use the money wisely.....

 

 

At the time we were selling anyone who could fetch a fee and anyone of any value in the squad knew it. Then came the knee 'injury' which ruled him out of pre-season with the bandage that changed legs at half time. God they were taking fans for fools.

He ticks all the boxes. Knows the club/area, come through our system, experienced at this level. Not really a gamble. I'd rather keep the punts and gambles down to a minimum so if someone is there who can come in and fit in quickly it's worth looking at.

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Just my opinion but I wouldn't want Hanley back. A season on the bench, clearly likes a drink, I think we need to look to do better than that. 

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I really like Hanley and agree that he'd be a good signing for us. With regular game time I'm sure he'd be the right sort of quality for a promotion push. Can't believe he's still only 27.

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Generally I follow the 'don't go back principle' but feel that applies less to defenders.

Unless a gem has been discovered in Mowbray's European adventures I do not expect us to sign a CB who is better than Hanley so if he is available we should at least try.

There is the 'red mist' issue with him but I like passion in a player.

(Ooops, just remembered about not posting in this thread, bloody temptation got the better of me)

Edited by AllRoverAsia

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13 minutes ago, AllRoverAsia said:

Generally I follow the 'don't go back principle' but feel that applies less to defenders.

Unless a gem has been discovered in Mowbray's European adventures I do not expect us to sign a CB who is better than Hanley so if he is available we should at least try.

There is the 'red mist' issue with him but I like passion in a player.

(Ooops, just remembered about not posting in this thread, bloody temptation got the better of me)

I'd agree it doesn't seem to apply with defenders. The buying back worked superbly with Big Col and Henning Berg. 

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1 hour ago, Pedro said:

I'd agree it doesn't seem to apply with defenders. The buying back worked superbly with Big Col and Henning Berg. 

And Chris 'Cafu' Price. 

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Rich Sharpe just tweeted that Fielding has been released by Bristol City, says he would fit the bill for what Mowbray is looking for.

One to watch?

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This season he has had a hip flexor problem, viral meningitis, and I think it said a fractured hand. Very unlucky year for the lad! Still managed 7 appearances.

I wonder whether they're releasing him because of his sudden glut of injury issues or they just don't rate him enough to be their backup? Either one makes me wary, but clubs don't always make the right call on releasing players.

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I'm a sucker for having Rovers fans in the side (especially proper ones like Dunny & Derbyshire, and I know that Fielding is one of those) but putting sentiment aside, I'm not sure if it would quite fit. 

The impression I've got from his career is that he's constantly in a battle to be no. 1 at either Derby or Bristol City. Great championship shot stopper, maybe not that well-rounded (like Raya, only not at an age to expect to improve). I might be being very unfair, and the stats might not back this up, but it's the impression I have of him.

That said, if the idea is competition rather than a replacement, then I suppose we might not exactly have a host of quality established 'keepers queuing up to sign & wait for Raya to lose his jersey. 

Edited by Admiral Nelsen

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I don't think Fielding would push Raya anymore than the guy already here, waste of a wage at this stage of his career for us.

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51 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

Rich Sharpe just tweeted that Fielding has been released by Bristol City, says he would fit the bill for what Mowbray is looking for.

One to watch?

Linked with him all last summer by Sharpe iirc, so it's obviously a name that he's had confirmed as us being interested in (or we were last summer) Sharpe doesn't tend to do speculation. 

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6 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

Yes and gamble 

Lost track here, sorry.

Who are you confident of coming to Rovers?

Hanley, tomey, Whiteman or someone else you have mentioned?

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Bit confused.  The names knocking around so far seem to be a mixture of second choice keepers or league one maybes.  Not what we need to upgrade the first team.  

I'm hoping this is the B list and we get the A list authorised. 

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Both of the Olsson twins, Timm Klose, and van der Hoorn are out of contract this summer. 

Surely they could improve our squad rather than that Beuer?

Definitely would have Martin back, but wages may be an issue 

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I don’t get all the excitement about signing ex or aged players. All they bring are memories. We want players who bring a future.

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1 hour ago, philipl said:

Lost track here, sorry.

Who are you confident of coming to Rovers?

Hanley, tomey, Whiteman or someone else you have mentioned?

I'm not confident any of them will.

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5 hours ago, AllRoverAsia said:

Generally I follow the 'don't go back principle' but feel that applies less to defenders.

Unless a gem has been discovered in Mowbray's European adventures I do not expect us to sign a CB who is better than Hanley so if he is available we should at least try.

There is the 'red mist' issue with him but I like passion in a player.

(Ooops, just remembered about not posting in this thread, bloody temptation got the better of me)

I think that quote applies more to girlfriends or boyfriends rather than centre backs 😍🥴.  

We did go back with Henry which was a good move. 😍

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