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1 minute ago, J*B said:

The constant berating of Sparks off the back of something he’s been told and shared us pretty dull. He got told something, it didn’t happen, end of story. I would encourage him to post next time he hears something, too. 

It was you who said he'd signed, Sparks was asked, rung his mate and came back and denied it. Not sure what your point is?

It's also Sparks who slags off every player Rovers have and constantly bigs up Whiteman...to the point it's become a bit of a standing joke. Maybe Sparks should be less 'dull' when slagging players like Buckley off (who play in Whiteman's position). 

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49 minutes ago, RoverKyle said:

Intrigued to know who our existing 6 options for the wing are.

I meant 6 players for the front 3 positions. My apologies. 

Armstrong, Dolan, Brereton, Dack, Gallagher, Chapman were the 6 options I was talking about. Now we have Elliott.

35 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Its a strange do if chaddy is called negative after a signing spree!

To be fair to him, he said beforehand that he didnt want a winger and he is sticking to that opinion. Disagreed at the time and still do but fair play for not changing his opinion 👍

Me being negative? 🤣

Thanks for the comments 

 

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Well surprising sums up this window but for once it's maybe more positive than negative. 

Firstly the negatives - i'm really not sure why Pears signed. I mean it's going to be detrimental to either his or the Greek lad as only one keeper can be number 2 so not sure what is going on there. The only consolation is that given Kaminski and the Greek lad both are from overseas and therefore carry a bit of risk of not adapting (although I like what I've seen and heard about both of them) I guess you could say it's an additional security of having a keeper adapted to this league. Still seems a bit like a favour to a mate though. 

The other negative is it's a lot of loans, which means a potential reset next season. I get it was a hard one of either one in permanently or a couple on loan, and we had a lot of spaces to be filled so I can see why they went for that option. However I do feel it means there's a fair bit of rebuild next season. 

The positives. We've hugely improved on left back. Exactly the quality needed, a top 6 Championship left back. Excellent move. It gives us a pretty strong back line and first 11. Exactly what was needed. 

Also I said we needed numbers and we got numbers. I felt we were short of defensive cover, centre mid and on the wing and two of those three were filled. Ok I guess all three were but I would have liked an extra defender on top of a left back. However, this is a minor gripe as all three positions that were identified as weakness were addressed. Again, that's a big positive. 

The Liverpool lad I feel will either be a big flop or a huge success. He could however be a masterstroke and wildcard. So long as it's not your main option (which I don't feel it is) a wildcard like this may be the difference between playoffs and not. Certainly compared with Chapman I think the Liverpool lad may turn out to be a stronger option and we certainly could've done with that X factor Vs Cardiff. I'm pleased we now have that wildcard option. 

No idea about the Norwich chap but a midfielder which was needed, and seems to have decent pedigree so may be an astute move. That said Evans got promoted with Hull, so no guarentee of success, but again it seems like a solid move. 

Overall I think it was a good window. Not ideal but with no money could we have done better?.I'm not sure we could have. It seems a nice mix of youngsters and experience with few ageing players which may improve the success rate of TMs transfers. Not getting carried away but feeling much more pleased and optimistic than I thought I would. 

 

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Just now, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

It was you who said he'd signed, Sparks was asked, rung his mate and came back and denied it. Not sure what your point is?

No, it was me that said I had been told he was signing. He didn’t. 
My point is, the criticism of Sparks by you - and others - is immature and discourages people from posting things on here, which can sometimes be right. I’m thick skinned enough to ignore it, but others previously haven’t been and it’s at the forums detriment. So if it continues, I’ll stop it. 

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1 hour ago, m1st said:

Surely you can top Mercer's £150 @ 13-2? And from memory, that's for promotion. Think really big; and who knows, you might be able to buy the club from our owners!😂🤣

I backed us at 11/1, 14/1 and 9/1 for promotion. Close to £5000 if we get to the premier league. 

Was thinking of putting more on at 13/2, but a bit concerned with all the players missing tomorrow, and playing against a new manager.

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2 minutes ago, J*B said:

No, it was me that said I had been told he was signing. He didn’t. 
My point is, the criticism of Sparks by you - and others - is immature and discourages people from posting things on here, which can sometimes be right. I’m thick skinned enough to ignore it, but others previously haven’t been and it’s at the forums detriment. So if it continues, I’ll stop it. 

No problem with Sparks and when iv commented back to him about Whiteman it's only a bit of banter which I'm sure he knows.

He gets it because every signing we make is dross according to him, yet Whiteman who is still in league one is some sort of footballing god according to him

 

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Just now, J*B said:

No, it was me that said I had been told he was signing. He didn’t. 

That's what I said.

 

Just now, J*B said:

My point is, the criticism of Sparks by you - and others - is immature and discourages people from posting things on here, which can sometimes be right. I’m thick skinned enough to ignore it, but others previously haven’t been and it’s at the forums detriment. So if it continues, I’ll stop it. 

And again, Sparks slags every Rovers player off (especially the kids) to the detriment of the forum and constantly bigs up his mate. Immature? 'Immature' is slagging off Academy kids like Grayson, Buckley etc and saying they are only there due to nepotism. Or are you happy with that on the forum - young lads being denigrated? Hopefully you'll put a 'stop' to that too? 

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Just now, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

That's what I said.

 

And again, Sparks slags every Rovers player off (especially the kids) to the detriment of the forum and constantly bigs up his mate. Immature? 'Immature' is slagging off Academy kids like Grayson, Buckley etc and saying they are only there due to nepotism. Or are you happy with that on the forum - young lads being denigrated? Hopefully you'll put a 'stop' to that too? 

Question him all you want - discuss his opinion, tell him he’s wrong. Criticise him for putting the young players down. All fine. 
But keep chasing him around questioning why ‘his mate’ doesn’t play for Rovers, or imply that he’s making it up, or that he’s no idea what he’s on about because one rumour didn’t come into fruition and, as I said, I’ll put a stop to it. 
 

I’m off to get excited about tomorrow’s game. I hope the above is clear. 

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2 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Bristol City, Birmingham, ourselves, Cardiff and maybe QPR have had good windows for me. Sheffield Wednesday decent too, and Watford have done well to keep so many of their best players.

Derby and Huddersfield have had particularly strange windows. Not sure on Forest, plenty of quality but also plenty of holding midfielders and far too many bodies. That being said, their last 2 of Knockaert and Hughton are very impressive.

Preston a strange one. Very quiet but plenty of players with only a year on their contract.

You make a good points there. 

We had a good transfer window. Bristol City and Birmingham look to make some good signings. Forest have made 14/15 signings. So interest how Hughton sort all that out. Swansea had a good window despite having to make budget cuts. Some good loans like Gibbs-White. They signed 4 loaned players. Similar to last season. Sheffield Wednesday have made some decent signings 

Not sure on Cardiff has where does Wilson play? 

Derby have cut the budget there. Alot of academy players in squad..no proper striker there. Huddersfield strange window. Again massive cut backs under a new unknown head coach. Preston no investment in squad. Surprise Bournemouth didnt invest more. Warnock struggled to sign his targets today and all window.at Boro

 

 

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14 minutes ago, J*B said:

Question him all you want - discuss his opinion, tell him he’s wrong. Criticise him for putting the young players down. All fine. 
But keep chasing him around questioning why ‘his mate’ doesn’t play for Rovers, or imply that he’s making it up, or that he’s no idea what he’s on about because one rumour didn’t come into fruition and, as I said, I’ll put a stop to it. 
 

I’m off to get excited about tomorrow’s game. I hope the above is clear. 

Yep, he's fine to slag academy kids and publicly humiliate them  but forum members can't take the piss out of him for promoting his mate on a forum. Got it! Nice ethics, nice forum. 

And I'm not chasing him round the board. I hardly even engage with him. Hope I'm clear, and hopefully not as childishly passive-aggressive as you're trying to be. 

And FYI - @Sparks Rover sent me a DM the other day thanking me for sticking up for him  when others were having a go. 👍

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Going up as Champions with a record number of points! Can't remember when Rovers last got me so stoked?

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On 07/08/2020 at 12:44, arbitro said:

I posted that a couple of weeks ago but didn't name the player.

Can you name the player and the team it was from? 

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22 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

I meant 6 players for the front 3 positions. My apologies. 

Armstrong, Dolan, Brereton, Dack, Gallagher, Chapman were the 6 options I was talking about. Now we have Elliott.

Me being negative? 🤣

Thanks for the comments 

 

Yeah, fair play. That's a good amount of depth though. Considering Dolan & Chapman are the only natural wingers, it's good that we've brought in a 3rd option that's arguably better than both.

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1 hour ago, roversfan99 said:

A window in which on paper the manager has utilised fairly limited resources very capably, with 2 fees of under half a million, 3 freebies and 3 loans, and it warrants asking to welcome back the idiots owners!

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I'm at a point where I dont aggressively hate the venkys. I accept that we need them to stay afloat and appreciate that they've kept relatively quiet in recent seasons. Itll take a lot before I'm thanking them. Even if we become a mid table PL team again the progress under them would be zero and we've had 10 years of hell to go with it.

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Looks like Swansea have signed Ryan Manning for 250k. Why didnt Mowbray sign him instead of Doulgas who I like we signed btw even tho I am concerned over his injury record. 

 

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1 minute ago, chaddyrovers said:

Looks like Swansea have signed Ryan Manning for 250k. Why didnt Mowbray sign him instead of Doulgas who I like we signed btw even tho I am concerned over his injury record. 

 

Must admit Chaddy. I'm surprised you of all people seem to be subdued after today. 

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Just now, chaddyrovers said:

Looks like Swansea have signed Ryan Manning for 250k. Why didnt Mowbray sign him instead of Doulgas who I like we signed btw even tho I am concerned over his injury record. 

 

It's really annoying that he's gone for that cheap, considering we appear to have been put off by a  potentially higher asking price. Pleased with the Douglas signing but this would've been a good longer term option.

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Just now, chaddyrovers said:

Looks like Swansea have signed Ryan Manning for 250k. Why didnt Mowbray sign him instead of Doulgas who I like we signed btw even tho I am concerned over his injury record. 

 

Maybe Manning didn't want to come to Rovers? Maybe we couldn't afford the wages? Not really fair to blame Mowbray when you don't know the facts. 

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250k? That’s nuts. Either we didn’t fancy it or he didn’t. Peanuts for him if true though.

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1 minute ago, Traviscon said:

Must admit Chaddy. I'm surprised you of all people seem to be subdued after today. 

Not subdued at all. Pleased Mowbray got the players he wanted. I don't know much Trybull or Elloitt tbh. Ayala is a good signing. Think we did well. Let's hope it enough to get top 6 this season

If you mean I'm not posted regularly on here todah. That's cos I now work nights so been asleep through most of the day. 

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4 minutes ago, RoverKyle said:

It's really annoying that he's gone for that cheap, considering we appear to have been put off by a  potentially higher asking price. Pleased with the Douglas signing but this would've been a good longer term option.

Exactly

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15 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Exactly

I know he's gone to a champ side. But he does seem to have been angling for a PL move all summer and this had ended up last gasp. 

It might be a cheap fee, but wages could be out of our range. He's younger than Douglas, but I don't mind having someone as experienced as him around our younger players. He's also a vast upgrade on Bell imo. 

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1 hour ago, Wing Wizard Windy Miller said:

Good end to the window that.  Couldn't have gone much better with minimal resources so fair play to Mowbray.

Certainly going to be our best chance of top 6 this year. 

 

Agree - nagging doubt whether we have the goal power over 46 games out with Armstrong but highly encouraging squad overall .

Better than we could have dared to hope for .Let’s hope he knows where to fit them all in ...... in their right positions !!! 🙈

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