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Just now, Angry_Pirate said:

Selling Raya would be up there with the most stupid decisions this club has made in 10 years!

Quote me on this!

Yep I wouldn’t be happy one bit. Keeping Jayson yet letting Raya go? Sane decision is to let Jayson go and get in a decent experienced GK to help mentor Raya. Will be peeved off if this happens.

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Just now, Butty said:

Well I’d want at least 6 million plus a HUGE sell on clause because I think a few years from now Raya will be an absolute star. This would be almost on par with selling Cairney too Fulham in terms of stupidity for me.. Raya is nowhere near the finished article yet and when he is we won’t be fielding bids from Brentford that’s for sure! 

I think he could go either way.

He is capable of a world but other than that is very average. Poor kicking and doesn’t command his box at all.

I actually feel a bit sorry for him. He has been let down in terms of competition and coaching, with both the number 2 and gk coach devoid of experience. The lad is practically self-taught. I imagine he spends an awful lot of time watching videos.

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Just now, Butty said:

Well I’d want at least 6 million plus a HUGE sell on clause because I think a few years from now Raya will be an absolute star. This would be almost on par with selling Cairney too Fulham in terms of stupidity for me.. Raya is nowhere near the finished article yet and when he is we won’t be fielding bids from Brentford that’s for sure! 

Too sentimental mate, cost us a load of points last season 

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I am sure TM said Rays was his number 1 so he won’t be sold.

i see the summer disease is well and truly rabid on this site again. When will some learn to chill out?

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Just now, Stuart said:

I think he could go either way.

He is capable of a world but other than that is very average. Poor kicking and doesn’t command his box at all.

I actually feel a bit sorry for him. He has been let down in terms of competition and coaching, with both the number 2 and gk coach devoid of experience. The lad is practically self-taught. I imagine he spends an awful lot of time watching videos.

That’s what I mean, he’s still very raw but I believe he’ll be a top class keeper one day. I’m not against bringing another keeper in as competition who might even be better than Raya at this moment in time but don’t let the lad go and keep Leut as number two. That would be a poor move. 

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Sky sports are running with the Raya story.

Saying that Rovers have said talks are at an informal stage.

It would be silly selling him on to Brentford you don't really pay big money.

If he is going hope we have better than Hart or Fielding lined up

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Would take Bentley at Brentford in a straight swap with Raya.

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23 minutes ago, 1864roverite said:

I am sure TM said Rays was his number 1 so he won’t be sold.

i see the summer disease is well and truly rabid on this site again. When will some learn to chill out?

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What disease? There was an article in the news that people are remarking on, what’s the issue with that?

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2 hours ago, Angry_Pirate said:

He was far from a MOTD player.  MGP had the Premier League record for most distance covered in a game for a long long time.

His impact, on the surface, seemed to dip when Warnock arrived at LB. However Warnock was in all honestly a liability at full back (watch the DVD Season reviews), yet was able to get away with a lot of it due to the amazing defensive work that both MGP and ironically Mokoena did in covering him.

That Welsh bully from Cardiff was (apparently) disgusting and relentless towards MGP the season he was resurrecting his career at Ewood. Didn't help he was also made "fan" scapegoat #1 for about 3 years.

MGP was a loyal, outstanding footballer for our football club, and this quote tells you all you need to know...

Morten Gamst Pedersen (May, 2011),: "The eleven who are so lucky that they get the honor to represent the proud blue and white shirt with the beautiful red rose will fight as if it was about life. For that is what it is all about, the life of the club in our hearts! Blackburn Rovers are not lucky because they have good players on the team, good players are lucky because they play for Blackburn Rovers. COYB!"

Rant over...

Well if that didn't tear up my eyes.

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The Sky story says Rovers have told Sky that talks have occurred between Rovers/Bees but are not yet formal. 

Edited by blueboy3333

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Anyone who seriously thinks the manager has ultimate say on anything has been paying no attention for the last 8 years. If Venky's or their advisors decide it's worth selling Raya will be gone, and Mowbray will be told to deal with it. 

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3 minutes ago, islander200 said:

Sky sports are running with the Raya story.

Saying that Rovers have said talks are at an informal stage.

It would be silly selling him on to Brentford you don't really pay big money.

If he is going hope we have better than Hart or Fielding lined up

If we have Fielding lined up it makes sense to sell Raya. We'd get money for Raya and Fielding would be free. We'd need a sell on clause for Raya just in case. But as it stands we wouldn't miss Raya. He's been a liability at times this season. 

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Just now, blueboy3333 said:

If we have Fielding lined up it makes sense to sell Raya. We'd get money for Raya and Fielding would be free. We'd need a sell on clause for Raya just in case. But as it stands we wouldn't miss Raya. He's been a liability at times this season. 

Fielding would be ok as a number 2 but if we have any aspirations of being in the promotion mix we need better.

I do think we need a new number one as Raya has a lot to work on but he does have big potential if we sell him without a hefty sell on clause it would be madness

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I've had a go at Raya a few times but if he improves his game in a few areas he could be a top top keeper.  We may regret it if we sell him.

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Just now, islander200 said:

Fielding would be ok as a number 2 but if we have any aspirations of being in the promotion mix we need better.

I do think we need a new number one as Raya has a lot to work on but he does have big potential if we sell him without a hefty sell on clause it would be madness

Raya can be a brilliant shot stopper but the rest of his game is fairly average. I have no idea if Fielding is better or worse. But I doubt Raya would be happy being a No2 here. 

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Interesting if the Raya story is true. Has Mowbray touted him round because he wants a better keeper or has Raya asked to leave because Mowbray has told him his performance wasn't good enough and that another keeper is being brought in?????

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A year ago I thought we'd have Premier League interest in Raya at this stage. At least tentative interest anyway.

The fact it's Brentford initially enquiring and we don't seem time shutting it down, IMO shows how far his stock has fallen within 12 months. 

I think everyone expected him to kick on after the League 1 campaign, however he's been disappointing.

Personally I wouldn't sell him but I'd be looking to bring in competition to push him on a bit. 

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1 hour ago, 1864roverite said:

I am sure TM said Rays was his number 1 so he won’t be sold.

i see the summer disease is well and truly rabid on this site again. When will some learn to chill out?

😂🌞🌞

No he said Raya was above Leutwiler in the pecking order. That doesn't mean he is happy with Raya as his No1

Edited by blueboy3333

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I’m not a massive fan of Raya as has clangers in him but given his age and his potential to improve id want very good money because as much as anything it’s such a fag having to go out and replenish as well as strengthen

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Just now, RoverKyle said:

A year ago I thought we'd have Premier League interest in Raya at this stage. At least tentative interest anyway.

The fact it's Brentford initially enquiring and we don't seem time shutting it down, IMO shows how far his stock has fallen within 12 months. 

I think everyone expected him to kick on after the League 1 campaign, however he's been disappointing.

Personally I wouldn't sell him but I'd be looking to bring in competition to push him on a bit. 

He has not yet got over being deliberately kicked in the face by the Dingle.

He was rushed back after that incident and indeed I think he's only booked in for reconstructive surgery this Summer.

At least see what he's like after that.

If this story is true I wonder where our Gladwin style generosity is? 

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One of Bowyer’s best habits was to get players who had JUST been promoted to the PL, but not necessarily good enough FOR the PL.

In one season: Cairney, Evans, Rudy, Conway.

Think we should try applying the same ideas. Another reason I’d love Hanley back.

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Raya is a very good shot stopper but not yet the commanding presence needed to help marshal what realistically is an inexperienced defence. I feel if we had that experience then Raya would fare a lot better here. Ideally I’d like to bring an experienced goalkeeper to compete with raya. Someone he can learn from. If Brentford want to pay us a good wedge and some sell ons then I wouldn’t be overly upset, as long as we had a good replacement lined up...but I have doubts over whether we would. 

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