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18 minutes ago, Scotland1 said:

Sunderland fan asking me how good is Smallwood as they’ve been rumoured to have asked about him. Good move for the lad if true.

Good move all round 

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19 minutes ago, Scotland1 said:

Sunderland fan asking me how good is Smallwood as they’ve been rumoured to have asked about him. Good move for the lad if true.

Probably decide he wants to suck up a wage in our u-23s again because he's convinced he can get back into the first team...we don't seem to be having much luck reducing our wage bill to make funds.

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I'm absolutely fuming we're saying we have no money and don't want to repeat last season. 

He gave lucrative contract extensions to players that weren't championship quality, and now wasting the wage bill.

Bought 2 players that have so far been quite frankly awful.

How can we expect to progress with awful awful decision making by our manager / directors (who approve the deals)? 

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3 minutes ago, RoversClitheroe said:

I'm absolutely fuming we're saying we have no money and don't want to repeat last season. 

He gave lucrative contract extensions to players that weren't championship quality, and now wasting the wage bill.

Bought 2 players that have so far been quite frankly awful.

How can we expect to progress with awful awful decision making by our manager / directors (who approve the deals)? 

Well, the evidence is certainly stacking up.

So much money wasted on duds in purchases and lengthy extensions...

And I can still remember how Lee and Furphy quickly put together functional teams through their own knowledge of players, who could do a job.

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And I can still remember how Lee and Furphy quickly put together functional teams through their own knowledge of players, who could do a job.

you can add don mackay to this list as well,soon had the team sorted  with good signings like hendry,gale and nicky reid,it appears to me that our scouting network is defunct,does`nt exist and has been scrapped and mowbray could`nt spot a bargain if it was handed to him

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41 minutes ago, RoversClitheroe said:

I'm absolutely fuming we're saying we have no money and don't want to repeat last season. 

He gave lucrative contract extensions to players that weren't championship quality, and now wasting the wage bill.

Bought 2 players that have so far been quite frankly awful.

How can we expect to progress with awful awful decision making by our manager / directors (who approve the deals)? 

Brereton and Gallagher have been terrible acquisitions considering the outlay but I wouldn’t say that our transfers have been awful.

Downing, Tosin, Holtby, Cunningham and Johnson were all decent signings last summer.

In the main, we can find decent players, that’s not the problem. I’d say that finding Dack easily makes up for the likes of Whittingham, Gladwin etc.

The biggest criticism is that the only transfers we’ve spent big money on have been failures.

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Just now, magicalmortensleftpeg said:

Brereton and Gallagher have been terrible acquisitions considering the outlay but I wouldn’t say that our transfers have been awful.

Downing, Tosin, Holtby, Cunningham and Johnson were all decent signings last summer.  IMO - Downing good, Tosin jury out - too inconsistent at moment, Holtby flatters to deceive and not strong enough to cope, Cunningham was our best left back option until injured and Johnson is topping up his pension.  A mixed bag and would give manager 4/10.

In the main, we can find decent players, that’s not the problem. I’d say that finding Dack easily makes up for the likes of Whittingham, Gladwin etc.

The biggest criticism is that the only transfers we’ve spent big money on have been failures.

 

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14 minutes ago, magicalmortensleftpeg said:

Brereton and Gallagher have been terrible acquisitions considering the outlay but I wouldn’t say that our transfers have been awful.

Downing, Tosin, Holtby, Cunningham and Johnson were all decent signings last summer.

In the main, we can find decent players, that’s not the problem. I’d say that finding Dack easily makes up for the likes of Whittingham, Gladwin etc.

The biggest criticism is that the only transfers we’ve spent big money on have been failures.

Disagree completely unfortunately. The main acquisitions have been Brereton and Gallagher. The others were free transfers or loans because MOWBRAY spent that money where he could have spent it on better players that can make an immediate impact rather than 35 year olds and a loan that won't be ours come the start of the 2020 season.

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8 minutes ago, RoversClitheroe said:

Disagree completely unfortunately. The main acquisitions have been Brereton and Gallagher. The others were free transfers or loans because MOWBRAY spent that money where he could have spent it on better players that can make an immediate impact rather than 35 year olds and a loan that won't be ours come the start of the 2020 season.

Whether they are free,loans or whatever, it doesn't matter if they improve the team. It's an odd angle to look to criticize 

Brereton was a disaster of a signing for sure

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55 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

And I can still remember how Lee and Furphy quickly put together functional teams through their own knowledge of players, who could do a job.

you can add don mackay to this list as well,soon had the team sorted  with good signings like hendry,gale and nicky reid,it appears to me that our scouting network is defunct,does`nt exist and has been scrapped and mowbray could`nt spot a bargain if it was handed to him

Unlike Mowbray, Furphy could not get us promoted.

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12 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Unlike Mowbray, Furphy could not get us promoted.

Pretty sure we were on the way up until he left that December lol

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14 minutes ago, Mashed Potatoes said:

Unlike Mowbray, Furphy could not get us promoted.

Doubt he had the biggest budget in the league.

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48 minutes ago, Leonard Venkhater said:

Pretty sure we were on the way up until he left that December lol

Yeah, and took Tony Field with him to Sheffield United. My first hero, never forgiven him for that! 

Watch goal no 7 and tell me that's not George Best

 

Edited by Tugayisgod

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2 hours ago, Tugayisgod said:

Yeah, and took Tony Field with him to Sheffield United. My first hero, never forgiven him for that! 

Watch goal no 7 and tell me that's not George Best

 

Yeah, a faster Bradley Dack.

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Sounds like we'll be signing someone on loan next week according to TM

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My absolutely wild guess would be Tahith Chong from Man United.

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3 hours ago, Tugayisgod said:

Yeah, and took Tony Field with him to Sheffield United. My first hero, never forgiven him for that! 

Watch goal no 7 and tell me that's not George Best

 

He got a two even better ones for us v Watford and Charlton around 1972/3. 

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22 minutes ago, Tugayisgod said:

The day just gets better... 

http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/1016411695?-11198:839

Some very interesting lines in there about the owners. Reading between the lines they’re getting a bit more demanding - probably quite rightly after shelling out £12 million on Brereton and Gallagher.

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Today is another get out of jail card for the Ewood bean counters, we go with what we have.

As you were !

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