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Well a full house on the Mowbray bingo. A textbook Mowbray performance with just about every ingredient on display today.  - Bright(ish) start to the game for the first 10-15 minutes but alas no

It was always going to be tough against a side like Doncaster. We did well to stay in it for as long as we did and make a contest of it. Donny have to be one of the favourites for this competitio

Beaten by a better coached and organised team, who played some nice stuff on the counter and thoroughly deserved their win.  The goalkeeper isn't good enough, terrible from Mowbray to spend money

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I thought Mowbray's body language was awful again today. During the closing stages of the game, anyone with a passion for the club would have been on the touchline shouting and giving the team directions and generally acting like the Tasmanian devil rather than doing a good impression of Rip Van bloody Winkle.

A very weakened Donny team won without really being troubled. 

Mowbray just doesn't seem to be able to affect a match by what he says or his subs or his tactics. The team just run around like a bunch of school kids without any common purpose or plan.

I think we are all agreed, the evidence is now irrefutable. Mowbray's race is run. He should not be allowed to waste any more time or money.

I see Hayden Carter scored the winner for Burton and they kept a clean sheet away from home. Another Mowbray master stroke.

 

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2 hours ago, Doogs said:

Dusty Bin would do a better job than boring Tony....Out of both cups  15th or so in league. Once again all talk...

Mowbray and the owners sucking the life-blood out of us. If you lived in Accrington, say, why would you drive past to get to Ewood? Nailed on fans will but new fans won't be attracted. Time is not on our side. That's why promotion for us is urgent, not some long-drawn out saga to suit Tony.

Our crowds will wither away and the Club with it.

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2 minutes ago, 47er said:

Mowbray and the owners sucking the life-blood out of us. If you lived in Accrington, say, why would you drive past to get to Ewood? Nailed on fans will but new fans won't be attracted. Time is not on our side. That's why promotion for us is urgent, not some long-drawn out saga to suit Tony.

Our crowds will wither away and the Club with it.

Not surprised at all we lost today, is that three successive losses in round 3?

Mowbray just sees Cup games as an un necessary extra irritant and a fixture to be fulfilled.

You could maybe forgive this if we were challenging strongly for automatic promotion every season to compensate but we're not even seriously threatening the play offs and are trailing in around 14th or 15th every season give or take.

Mowbray and Waggott are getting away with blue murder.

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5 hours ago, neophox said:

I think Gareth Ainsworth would be interesting or that German who was manager Wagner... Young with experience of getting the best out of players.. 

I'm not 100% convinced that Ainsworth would be the best man available were the V's to wake up and pot Mowbray but by god, if he got the role he'd treat it as the biggest and most prestigious job in the world, put a bit of pride back in the place and we wouldn't be going out of the FA Cup at the first time of asking three seasons in a row.

Especially not to opposition a division below us.

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16 minutes ago, Mercer said:

For context, we were playing an injury ravaged Doncaster from League 1 so Rovers' injuries just don't cut it with me.

I think we were just horrible to watch on a horrible pitch with a disinterested manager.

My thoughts / opinions on our starting eleven:

  • Pears - horribly at fault for the goal.  Unbelievable this guy has been given a four year deal.  The Greek lad must be poor if Pears is 2nd choice.
  • Buckley - 'the one' will never be a footballer whilst he's a hole in his arse
  • Lenihan - in regression
  • Johnson - legs gone and going through the motions
  • Bell / Douglas - struggle to recall two worse left full backs in almost 60 years of watching Rovers
  • Downing - just why oh why did Mowbray blow his last bit of budget on this guy.  A pointless and unnecessary signing
  • Trybull - not good enough for Norwich and not good enough for us
  • Travis - the lad's not fit and overweight
  • Dolan - flatters to deceive.  Looks busy but no end product
  • Dack -   as Travis, the lad's not fit and overweight
  • Brereton - gone backwards again.  Needs to try and stay on his feet more instead of trying to win free kicks/penalties

A sad, sad day.  FA Cup Third Round day historically special.  Yesterday was an abomination.

I cannot argue with a single word Mercer (not that I’d wish to do so)

BRFC is soul less, rudderless, managed by passionless, unprofessional incompetents, who wouldn’t know how to relate to Blackburn public if Birdie smacked them in the gob!

I’m sick of it, we’re all sick of it,

WE ARE BLACKBURN ROVERS ffs, let’s bloody well believe it matters!!!

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RIP Blackburn Rovers season 2020-21.

The season passed away peacefully and in its sleep yesterday at 2.50pm yesterday when Tony Mowbray gave his inspirational pre-match team talk and was pronounced as dead at 4:45pm. The season leaves behind three children: Shit defenders, Shit football and Shit tactics. Guardian Mowbray plans to honour the memory of the season in the next five months by playing mourners out of position, making three substitutions at once and continuing to healthily remunerated so as to boost his pension fund.

The season will be remembered primarily for some thumping early-season wins over whipping boys down to ten men, which led to hilariously anticlimactic hopes on behalf of long-suffering Rovers fans in September.

The cremation will take place at Pleasington Cemetery with guest speakers Tony Mowbray and Steve Waggott. The Venky's are expected to send a telegram from Pune, India if their secretary remembers to get around to it in time. 

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For the LT, this is pretty damming (Sharpe’s verdict piece)...

‘During a bizarre, nine-minute period in the second half, between the introduction of Adam Armstrong, the final piece of the cavalry, and departure of Bradley Dack, seconds after he was denied from six yards, they had a back four, albeit one including two central midfield players, and then a front six, with very little inbetween.

There were quizzical looks over to the touchline for direction, Harvey Elliott and Joe Rothwell not appearing to know what was being asked of them, and as the game slipped away, the body language didn’t look like that of a team about to launch a grandstand finish.’

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19 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

For the LT, this is pretty damming (Sharpe’s verdict piece)...

‘During a bizarre, nine-minute period in the second half, between the introduction of Adam Armstrong, the final piece of the cavalry, and departure of Bradley Dack, seconds after he was denied from six yards, they had a back four, albeit one including two central midfield players, and then a front six, with very little inbetween.

There were quizzical looks over to the touchline for direction, Harvey Elliott and Joe Rothwell not appearing to know what was being asked of them, and as the game slipped away, the body language didn’t look like that of a team about to launch a grandstand finish.’

Very good piece by Sharpe.  https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/19000155.verdict-rovers-now-underperforming-well-underachieving/

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Mowbray, just walk please. (I dunno who we should get in but im sick of him)

Even a couple of a solid defenders (IF we even get them in) will not solve this tactical bullshit you are conjuring. As much as we are creating the chances, if we aren't putting them at the back of the net, it means nothing.

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33 minutes ago, Paul Mellelieu said:

That is without doubt  Sharpe's most damning piece - and a very accurate view of where we are.

Usually, when the local pressreach this stage, there is a club reaction.  Alas, I can't see anything being done.

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Just now, Wing Wizard Windy Miller said:

That is without doubt  Sharpe's most damning piece - and a very accurate view of where we are.

Usually, when the local press, reach this stage, there is a club reaction.  Alas, I can't see anything being done.

Put it to Tony tho, guy is getting a free ride without any heat thrown in his direction 

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What is it with this clown and journeys. Not content with taking Rovers on a road to nowhere. He’s chiming in on other journeys. I genuinely think he’s taking the piss

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I didn't even watch the game yesterday, nor am I remotely bothered about going out of the cup. Why its even going ahead this season I've no idea. The FA cup is about fans for me, mainly lower league fans getting that chance to mix it up against the big boys. The final will be ridiculous without fans too, at best I think there could be a very limited number there. Our current defensive crisis isn't able to cope with extra cup games, looking at the teams others are putting out they aren't particularly arsed either.

All that said though, I did read up on the game and watch the highlights. Utterly pathetic from Mowbray. Just throwing players on with no obvious formation or gameplan or anything. No emotion, no encouragement, literally fuck all from him. Now as I've already said I'm not arsed at all to exit the cup, but I'm also not paid silly amounts to motivate a team to win matches! He's lucky no fans were present yesterday because people would have been absolutely livid and let him know.

Doing himself absolutely no favours at the moment, the fanbase now must have the lowest number of pro-Mowbray supporters than it ever has. His interviews, wow, its as though he is deliberately trying to piss us off now.

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15 hours ago, blue_n_white99 said:

Derby got beat by Chorley

Derby couldn't even put the good kids out because the ones training with the first team squad were also in the first team bubble.

The average age of their side was just over 19.

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Mowbray has achieved not only making the team much less than the sum of its parts but he is clearly diminishing the parts as well.

At least half the 16 players used had horrible games way below their capabilities.

From Mowbray's gurning, Venus looking lost and the angry/detached glances from the players towards the management, I'd say Mowbray is now losing the dressing room. 

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9 hours ago, Sparks Rover said:

That's plainly not true.  At the moment we are a bottom 4/5 team in my opinion.  We lost to an under strength top 4 league 1 team.  Kind of tells me where we are.

I said earlier in the week, we should have put our best team out from the start minus Dack as he's not ready.  Too much jolly boys outing for me.  Can't wait to add Captain Benno to the mix 🙄

You obviously haven't grasped what I wrote. Mowbrays plan is working, for Mowbray. It is not working for the supporters, because we have a different target than the one Mowbray has. Our target is for success for the Rovers, Mowbrays would seem to be, mid table mediocrity.

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26 minutes ago, philipl said:

I'd say Mowbray is now losing the dressing room

Rubbish Philipl. For me, he hasn't lost the dressing room. 

Mowbray looks frustrated. Of course he is interested in the job. He is nothing like Kean or Coyle but someone who wants to get the club back to PL whilst building the club infrastructure in the background 

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1 minute ago, chaddyrovers said:

Rubbish Philipl. For me, he hasn't lost the dressing room. 

Mowbray looks frustrated. Of course he is interested in the job. He is nothing like Kean or Coyle but someone who wants to get the club back to PL whilst building the club infrastructure in the background 

I want us to get ba k to the Prem. I'm not going to make it happen though. Tony and I have that in common. 

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