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Just now, Sparks Rover said:

Thats  not fair....😀 they've done Bell I believe so maybe the LB is sorted....i thought Cunningham was coming but looks like Harris wants a look at him or I think that would  be done by now. 

I don't know but I get the feeling if we truly want the player then we are in the driving seat.  2 meetings in 12 months suggests something,  but I'm not putting my head on the block on here, Id get pelters for sure....:brfcsmilie:

Surely another left back must be on the agenda too. A first choice one. 

Well fingers crossed 🤞 we get Whiteman, I reckon him and Trav in the middle would be a great partnership.

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Still find the Whiteman stuff odd, Mowbray meets with him without a deal with his club sorted, then tells him he has a pot of money to spend but may come back to him later?

Seems very arse about tit!

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3 minutes ago, Tom said:

Still find the Whiteman stuff odd, Mowbray meets with him without a deal with his club sorted, then tells him he has a pot of money to spend but may come back to him later?

Seems very arse about tit!

Sounds about right tbh

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Linked to kienan Davis Aston villa striker, sorry not used to forums just yet and will learn how to post links in work today 😉 

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15 minutes ago, Jlee1984 said:

Linked to kienan Davis Aston villa striker, sorry not used to forums just yet and will learn how to post links in work today 😉 

A scoring record to compare with a couple of our other high scoring strikers, sign him up. 

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1 hour ago, Jlee1984 said:

Linked to kienan Davis Aston villa striker, sorry not used to forums just yet and will learn how to post links in work today 😉 

Sounds about right. 2 goals in 28 Apps last time he was in the Championship. Should fit in with Gally and BB😉

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8 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

Sounds about right. 2 goals in 28 Apps last time he was in the Championship. Should fit in with Gally and BB😉

Having read their forums, he is actually well liked. They say he holds the ball up well, has a good touch, brings others into play and is a real handful for defenders. 

Only problem is that he doesn't score goals and is always injured.

https://forums.vitalfootball.co.uk/threads/the-keinan-davis-thread.2415/

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In itself the lack of goals isn't a problem as long as you contribute in other ways and have players to link up with who do score. Olivier Giroud is a prime example of this - Chelsea and France look much more effective with him in the side, yet he'll get 15 a season at most. 

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7 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

2 mil for Whiteman? 

Do you know how much the pot of money is? 

I hope Centre back is second on the list after signing a keeper

Maybe the CB’s already sorted Chaddy...

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7 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Pot of money? Will believe it when ive seen it sadly. A 2m midfielder couldnt be further down the list of priorities.

Of course there’s money!! There always is with Venkys.

My worry, based on what I’ve heard and now the Whiteman update is that we’re scratching around for two keepers on loan and a freebie defence just so we can pay Whitemans fee 🙈

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7 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

Bell has to be back up. so we need 1st choice Left back in. But the first 2 targets have to be 1st choice keeper and centre back partner for Lenihan. 

I wonder If Mowbray has already sorted a centre back position by him not mentioning it in talks with Whiteman

I think Tosin and Cunningham are a shoe in to come back. Two young keepers and spend £2m on Whiteman. Let’s see..

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9 hours ago, Paul Mani said:

The main issue, is that he’s crap. Comes back every year. Every year they’re filled with hope. Then they realise he isn’t quite good enough...

Mowbray saw fit to give him a three year deal last summer. Crap is harsh but I don't think there is a Championship player in there.

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Tbf I’m not saying I think Wharton is crap. I haven’t seen enough of him or heard enough about him.

I just see that every season the manager specifically talks about him, openly says he wants to review him and then he ends up back on loan.

No one above league 2 has ever taken him yet which says where his game is. I hope he flies into preseason, convinces the manager he’s the man and becomes another Lenihan, Nyambe or Travis. But I just can’t see it...

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Just now, arbitro said:

Mowbray saw fit to give him a three year deal last summer. Crap is harsh but I don't think there is a Championship player in there.

Crap is harsh, I agree. Not quite good enough is more likely. Would be absolutely delighted to be proven wrong on him.

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8 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

Whiteman update, met Tony last Wednesday....they want him but not before they've bought a goalie and a left back.  Midfield is the 3rd priority. If there is 2m left over we will put a bid in.  We have a pot of money.  Derby are very interested too.  The player wants the championship,  not necessarily Rovers. 2m gets the player.

Well that’s about rights isn’t it ? 
 

we’ve no GK 

our left back options are either crap , want to play C/B or a young right sided midfielder 

midfield Travis Evans Johnson Davenport Buckley at a push Bennett 

if a midfielder is our 1st signing I like many others will be pissed 

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Just now, AJW said:

midfield Travis Evans Johnson Davenport Buckley at a push Bennett 

if a midfielder is our 1st signing I like many others will be pissed 

Apart from Travis, there's nobody there of any quality......especially if you want promotion.   I'd be more than happy with a LT and BW central midfield.  Bit of everything there.

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12 minutes ago, Paul Mani said:

Crap is harsh, I agree. Not quite good enough is more likely. Would be absolutely delighted to be proven wrong on him.

The real problem highlighted here is Mowbrays penchant for awarding contracts and committing the club's money with, in a lot of cases no return. Platt was another example. Most people were shocked when he got a new two year deal last season. After one Carabou Cup match he was sent to Barrow. Similarly Smallwood, Hart, Leutwiler, Gladwin and Mulgrew must have cost the club a significant amount of money.

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14 minutes ago, Paul Mani said:

Tbf I’m not saying I think Wharton is crap. I haven’t seen enough of him or heard enough about him.

I just see that every season the manager specifically talks about him, openly says he wants to review him and then he ends up back on loan.

No one above league 2 has ever taken him yet which says where his game is. I hope he flies into preseason, convinces the manager he’s the man and becomes another Lenihan, Nyambe or Travis. But I just can’t see it...

You said “the main issue, is that he’s crap” so which one is it, is he crap or not.

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9 hours ago, Ewood Ace said:

Travis wasn't trusted when we were in League 1. So what does that say?

For a long time Bennett was trusted at full back over Nyambe. What does that say?

Harrison Reed wasn't trusted in the centre of midfield over Evans or Smallwood. What does that say?

To me it says that we have a manager who cannot spot talented players when they are right in front of him.

Refusing to play Harrison Reed in centre mid still winds me up. Didnt know his position like smallwood does but one didnt play a league game all season and one is about to start a playoff final.

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9 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

If there is 2m left over we will put a bid in.

I am confused. If we have met with Ben Whiteman and said would you come but not put in a formal bid, we've acted against the rules and "tapped up" the lad....

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1 hour ago, alex l said:

In itself the lack of goals isn't a problem as long as you contribute in other ways and have players to link up with who do score. Olivier Giroud is a prime example of this - Chelsea and France look much more effective with him in the side, yet he'll get 15 a season at most. 

This season just gone was the first time he scored under 15 goals in a season in the last 9 years.

11/12 - 21 goals

12/13 - 19 goals

13/14 - 23 goals

14/15 - 19 goals

15/16 - 34 goals

16/17 - 20 goals

17/18 - 15 goals

18/19 - 17 goals

19/20 - 14 goals

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7 hours ago, Tom said:

Still find the Whiteman stuff odd, Mowbray meets with him without a deal with his club sorted, then tells him he has a pot of money to spend but may come back to him later?

Seems very arse about tit!

To me it just sounds like him touching base with a player he knows and fancies having. Then basically just saying look if you don't get sorted and we have any funds near the end of the window we'll try and do something.

Doubt there's anything more to it than that meanwhile it's now out there so other interested parties can act and TM gets a thank you card for getting the ball rolling !

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Just now, LeftWinger said:

This season just gone was the first time he scored under 15 goals in a season in the last 9 years.

11/12 - 21 goals

12/13 - 19 goals

13/14 - 23 goals

14/15 - 19 goals

15/16 - 34 goals

16/17 - 20 goals

17/18 - 15 goals

18/19 - 17 goals

19/20 - 14 goals

Sorry I should have specified league goals. We're hardly going to be pushing in the cup comps. 

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