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  1. If this is Conway's last game for us, i hope he gets to captain the team out and get a standing ovation in the 60th min when he gets subbed out for Butterworth or Chapman. Good and honest pro for us.
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  2. Last year, seeing that "Total Commitment" nonsense was a real wind up with the opposite effect. This year I am reading "OUR PRIDE. OUR PASSION. OUR ROVERS!" EXACTLY - This is MY ROVERS. This is YOUR ROVERS. This is OUR ROVERS ! Duncan has already said exactly how I am also feeling on the previous page. Vote Miller ! ? The other night Waggott seemed to be answering straight forward questions with straight forward answers. There seems to be people at the club actually listening to us.... and yes, even reading this forum. So I reckon I am going back as
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  3. I don’t buy this the poor old venkys were duped, learned their lessons routine. Yes there were some charlatans (Anderson/kean/shaw/Agnew/shebby/etc) taking advantage. But through it all the one group of people who unequivocally want what’s best for the club, namely us the fans, were ignored. Had they listened once from kean in 2011 to Owen coyle in 2017 2 relegations could have been prevented. They didn’t and they weren’t For me to even consider not hating them they need to 1 admit their mistakes and 2 apologise for their mistakes publicly. Will they-No. Do they feel they need to-probab
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  4. Here's a scenario. Next season we're 2nd going into the final game of the season. We're 3 points above 3rd and have a +3 goal difference over them. We play them on the final day. Anything better than a 2 goal defeat and we go up. We ring the football league the week before the game and tell them that our players are going on strike and we aren't playing the game. We presume that they will do the same thing as with Bolton and award a 1-0 win to the other team. Happy days.
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  6. Or thinking outside the box , Get him involved in a Rovers barbers shop set up at Ewood , additional income. Short, back and Riversides
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  7. Pound for pound one of the best Venky era signings Conway, I think though that if thee is room in the budget Mowbray will keep him but hopefully it's on very reduced terms. Then it's down to the lad if he thinks he can get more games elsewhere but we could do worse than getting him involved in the coaching side here there's plenty more i'd be showing the door first.
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  8. But they wouldn’t have had to resign if the letter they wrote from the club and passed to Bob Lord actually reached the Football League management Mick. It amazes me how Stanley fans seem to have forgotten this event. Butcher Bob loved the idea of Stanley going out of existence as he though that their fans would migrate to the turd.
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  9. Up until last night I’d have voted “not until Venky’s go” but the consultation meeting has changed things. I feel that, for the first time in a long time, there are people within the club willing to listen to and consider supporters interests and ideas. Steve Waggott has given me some hope that things are moving in the right direction, and that he is capable of managing things effectively. I think he will continue to do what he can to bridge the disconnect and re-engage supporters. I still despise Venky’s, but they have created a situation where we are dependent on their subsidising
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  10. Absolutely from the point they bought (earlier if truth is ever exposed) to the appointment of Coyle. Yes the damage is irreparable from taking us from finishing in the top half of the Premier League 80% of the time to where we are today missing out on the exceptional boom in Premier League income. Most fans at the time of greatest damage being done were extraordinarily slow to see what was happening and to respond. So it is re-writing history to say poor old ignored fans. Some of us saw what was happening and frankly we got as much flak from fellow-supporters as we got support
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  11. If we have to sell a Dack because we bought a Brereton, there is something very wrong with recruitment.
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  12. I'm absolutely with you on this. They sacked good honest people and let charlatans run the club. Several times. I will never be beholden to them for the damage they have caused. I believe the damage to be irreparable.
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  13. 'Blackburn Rovers' trust do not respect boundaries and targets kids in our borough of Hyndburn' That suggests to me that he seems to think 'Hyndburn' (an artificial collection of several towns younger than most people who go watching Stanley) is their 'territory' and should be left alone for them to try and develop their club in. I think we need to be very careful as a club. It is a fact that traditionally and today a huge chunk of our existing and potential support comes from 'Hyndburn'. In particular Ossy, Rishton and Harwood but also Accy, Baxenden etc. Over time i suspect the pe
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  14. Dinosaur? Anything but, that’s the folk that still see them as ‘little owd Stanley’ knocking about in the Unibond League. They are now a highly professional outfit and are taking support away from us. I personally know about 5 Rovers lads that have decided they are now Accy fans and are Clayton End ‘Ultras’. The free shirt and tickets to every kid in Hyndburn is a superb gesture and I have a lot of respect for how he’s running things. Bit let’s be frank, we have a small, hemmed in catchment area as it is and the last thing we need is an upwardly mobile club on our doorstep one d
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  15. I know not many will see it this way and that's perfectly understandable but from a business point of view he's played it right. Rise it last year on the back of promotion which gave them a valid excuse and solid finish this year allows them to freeze it. They'll be hoping the new age bracket prices increase or at least balance out on this years numbers but they'll know rising them again was a no goer. Maybe a bit of forward thinking there and a clever little plan though obviously not a massive gesture but end of the day he's a CEO doing what CEO's do. Not saying it's the way I would've
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  16. I am another one of the few
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  17. The problem that Accrington has is the fact that they ve been out of the picture for 30-40 odd years as a league club. They lost a whole generation fan wise. People at the time who weren't already Rovers/Burnley in the town suddenly had no team . For all those years after people went either Rovers or Burnley and their kids did/do the same. Football has always been a tribal thing when following a team and for Stanley to suddenly re appear and expect fans to suddenly come running back after following Rovers/Burnley was never going to happen and will probably take years for it to happen in the
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  18. SEM is not the only problem. Although they are not supposed to, prominent agents in effect work as networks with affiliated smaller agents. One such agent has about 150 ostensibly independent agents tightly inside his network. On the general point, agents cannot be avoided but it comes down to management and ownership as to whether the agents are de facto running the club. On this basis, within the last two years, Rovers have again come to look like a proper football club business. Agents crossing boundaries thrive where there is no effective management to shoo them out of
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  19. This initiative is clearly aimed at retaining the patronage of young people & to soften the transition from kids prices. The same argument in reverse could be levelled when that bloke is paying full price & you have a discounted senior citizen ticket. There is no pricing structure that pleases everyone. If season tickets were £50 each we’d then have people complaining that we have to sell all our players to pay the bills.
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  20. Absolute dinosaurs some of you lot!! Despise Venkys and everything they stand for yet slate the local owner of a small club trying to build his club and expand the outreach to secure the future for the club. As for Stanley being rivals on or off the pitch i think you need to wake up and realise what year it is. Holt never stated that Hyndburn is for Stanley fans only, simply that when it comes to the community trust it's a lot harder to get kids and new fans on board because, A. they receive a fraction of money from the PL that Rovers do, B. Rovers following for obvious reasons stretches
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  21. See, this is why we need the laughter emojii back
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  22. I turned 26 one week ago today. Fuck you Waggott.
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  23. Bottom of the article suggests Mowbray also looking at Carson much prefer him out of the two.Hart is useless
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  24. I always thought Heerenveen should change their name to Heerentheer.
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  26. This. 100% this. Breaks my heart to think back to how protesters were viewed, nay, blamed, by the majority of fans. I’d temper your ire at BRFCS members though, they were privy to a lot more sharing of detail than those who just weren’t interested in knowing about it, lest they might have felt morally compelled to get involved - when in reality they just cba’d. So I can see why someone on here might say fans were ignored. A lot of the members on here from the time have left though, and many now here were children or young teens at the time. But still... On a side note, I ca
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  27. It hasn’t because some elected politicians are ignoring the referendum result and sabotaging the leave process at every opportunity.
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  28. Machiavelli had nothing on you JH.
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  29. As long as we have dealings with that agency there will continue to be a smell that just won’t go away. Trouble is, as Phil’s post illustrates, agents in general are a stench all of their own.
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  30. Brilliant article on how much football has changed in the last ten years. https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/ken-early-football-s-new-age-neutralises-philosophies-of-the-past-1.3874358
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  31. It’s a good question. On the face of it, I think for a time, we should have, or had, a self-imposed ban on using that agency. If it was an agency that owed us money I’d suggest that we would stop using them until the debt was paid. I’m not sure that what people associated with that particular agency cost our club will ever be repaid. While we continue to deal with them the stench will remain.
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  32. Is he the only one? If a player we want is SEM do we avoid? Is there links between the club, agents and players signing like it was 'alleged' before? One player I would suggest is manageable and although not great it is not a plague that infected us previously
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  33. I hope they certainly repeat the stunt with the kids again maybe 4 times in the coming season. They could aim to reopen the top tier of the BBE by Xmas with a proper plan. No point unless it's filled with additional fans (not sucked from other parts of the ground). Great Video.
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  34. I thought that too. It also seems strange to me that the media and both Tories and Labour appear to be claiming that the results mean everyone just wants to get brexit done with when huge numbers of people changed their vote from a brexit supporting party to those that openly oppose Brexit. Whilst I know these are local elections and therefore a lot of other issues come into play, it is still a result that should reopen the debate as to whether the country would like to be asked again if they really want to leave
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  35. Andy Holt is a good, responsible owner who is doing his bit for his club. It can't be easy being based in a small town wedged between Rovers and b*ly. Stanley have done fantastically well when you consider where they have come from, I have a lot of affection for them being from the area. Interesting that he has taken up the cudgels against Rovers, perhaps an acknowledgement that Hyndburn is largely blue.
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  36. Enough of this B*rnlah love-in. It's my birthday, I got a cuckoo clock instead of socks, and the unwanted brethren were beaten by a third of the digits on one of their webbed hands. All is good in the world today.
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  37. You could always form your own singing section by getting together and singing
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  38. As much as we may not want to admit it, Burnley have played a blinder since getting promoted. Minimal outlay, a manager who knows exactly what he's doing and players who can grind out results without ever really looking good enough to be snapped up by other clubs. Meanwhile either by luck or design Dyche hasn't really been in demand by any other clubs and thus they've had a significant period of stability. They must have an extremely healthy balance sheet by now. They got into the Premier League at the right time and more importantly managed to stay there. Meanwhile we've gone in the exac
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  39. After the meeting closed Mowbray chatted with a group of fans... Patrick Bauer was mentioned as a potential signing and Mowbray said something along the lines of “We bid for him last summer, but now he’s on a free his agent thinks he’s worth 40-50 grand a week. He’s playing in league one. We want bigger, better players to come straight into the defence”. I mentioned Jake Cooper from Millwall and Mowbray said he could be a target. He was asked about Wharton and said he is not ready for Championship football yet. Few other points that might be on the Radio Lancs broadcast...
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  40. I had a conversation with Steve Waggott this morning about the free coach travel for supporters but nothing for people who arrange their own travel. My suggestion in an earlier email was that in the interests of fairness to everybody there should have been an across the board reduction in the ticket price. He accepted my point and said that would be a fairer way of rewarding the loyalty of regular away supporters irrespective of how they travel. He assured me that should the situation arise again a fairer system would be used. He welcomed my suggestion and said he is always prepared to listen
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  41. There is a lot of talk of forgiving Venky's and welcoming them back, which is quite frustrating to me. People talk about them funding the club like it's some kind of charitable donation. They own the club! It's their responsibility and duty to provide and care for it, that's what they signed up for when they bought the bloody thing. It's gotten to this weird point, and I don't know if it's a Stockholm Syndrome thing or what, where people genuinely seem impressed and amazed that the owners continue to fund the club rather than just abandon it. As if it would be perfectly okay for the owner of a
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  42. I admire TM's passion, quite enjoyable to watch that video but it does bring me back to his simplified way of thinking about football. We've conceded a lot of goals not just due to the defence but because of our general style of play, mananger not knowing his best 11, lack of identity, lack of intensity, game management, lack of fouls higher up the pitch and not keeping possession for crucial periods in the game. If you don't have a team or the players to retain poession, then the ball will keep coming back at you and no matter what defenders you have, it's going to be very difficult to defend
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  43. Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
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  44. Perhaps a more accessible presently-PL CB recruit might be Phil Jagielka who, if a report of Everton's 2-0 victory over the Dingles last night is to be believed, will be out of contract this summer and "is likely to be offered the opportunity to remain at the club he joined in 2007. However, a desire to play regularly means that he could look elsewhere, having made only four starts this term." We may only get 1 season out of him, but perhaps that would buy us the time to develop Lenihan & some of the even younger players. Just a thought.
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  45. So it could be that in theory that not only we don't deal with SEM, we could have to not deal with upto 150 other agents? If we know there connections? How does that get policed? Also not employing soemone because of their agent does that break freedom of employment laws?
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  46. Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me
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  47. A question for the oldies. Has any other manager in the history of Rovers come out in public to say that his defenders are basically a bag of shit? ?
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  48. In an ideal world they would, of course, love it. However, we are such a stripped down operation these days it just makes me laugh/cry when they send a press release to the LT pre an 18k crowd talking about 'bumper crowd expected', 'parking problems', etc etc. Plus netting off whole blocks of stands for 'segregation' etc. etc. How did we ever cope in the PL?
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