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  1. I've read some of the opinions on here regarding the signing of 35 year old Stewart Downing, shocked to be honest that very few Rovers fans don't see this as an excellent signing for you. Arguably our greatest ever academy player he is not the flying winger he once was, you won't see him bombing past a player and whipping it into the box. You will see him keep the ball move possession on and shift the ball, whip balls into Danny Graham who I think will be buzzing someone of Downing's quality has signed. I and many other Boro fans would of liked to see Downing stay until he retired. He came bac
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  2. So we still haven’t found what we’re looking for...
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  3. We have enough options on the right wing
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  4. He would of played 46 games for us last season had the contract situation not arose, was arguably one of our better players in a team that finished 7th on the final day - would of been higher if not for Pulis' negativity. He's achieved miles more than the other two in his career IMO and is a class above those in terms of ability. You're not getting a player who cant put himself about the pitch or put a shift in - he's as fit as a butchers dog.
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  5. I'm not convinced by the Downing signing, and I certainly haven't been by the Brereton signing either. But I must say, this logic that a few people have put out, of it mattering what our 'first' signing is...I find it strange. Sure, if you got to pick which order things will land, you wouldn't ideally make the 35-year old winger your opening gambit, due to temporarily affecting fan morale. I do get that. But why should we gear our transfer policy around selling season tickets? If you don't want to make Downing your first signing, but you do intend to sign Downing, what do you do? Tell Ste
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  6. Can you not? I’m sensitive about my steroid use.
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  7. I like Nyambe and I think there's definitely a player in there. Just to prove that I'm not negative about everything at Rovers. However I don't think the coaching at Rovers is all it should be, if it was he'd be putting right the weaknesses in his game by now.
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  8. Why the hell do you run around day after day digging out peoples posts trying to twist then to your perceived negativity then telling everyone you've better things to do ? It doesn't seem like you do as you are the one starting the arguments. Just accept a lot don't share your candyfloss covered views on everything, that candyfloss was seriously missing when you were wanting Mowbray out and were a merchant of doom yourself not long ago ! Get a grip pal lets get the season started we'll all have plenty to fall out over then in the meantime chill and dig out some Downing posters ready
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  9. Ya, except Lowe put a lot of the recycling into the regular bin. No, for sure, we need someone in the middle with creativity. The Evans/Smallwood axis served it's purpose in league 1 and was given too much time last season. Travis should be a starter, so I wonder could Downing be a good partner for him? A modern day Tugay/Savage partnership would be great.
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  10. Luke Freeman close to a £3m move to Sheffield United from QPR. Didnt we have double that rejected 10 months ago? There seems to be a worrying disparity between the quality of players we get signed and ones (in some cases we enter talks with) that choose not to join. McGinn, Freeman, Bauer and Assombalonga compared to Smallwood, S. Downing, P. Downing and Brereton. Mowbray talks a good game yet keeps ending up with the classic "10 to 2 bird" in the kebab house.
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  11. We better not have signed Downing to play him in Centre mid. Why can't we just sign players who play in the correct position?
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  12. Ben Gladwin? "He's like a new signing"......................................................... Get ya hard hats
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  14. I think the problem with our view of this signing is that its the first one after lots of ''gonna do this , gonna do that'' rhetoric form the management at Ewood. If he was the last signing rather than the first and we could see that he was a final piece in the jigsaw then fair enough. The worry is that this is the start of more haphazard transfer dealings without any real plan or structure .Undeniably our primary requirement is for a couple of stalwart defenders but the first thing that happens is an ageing player in apposition where we are quite well covered and that makes us all wonder w
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  15. The sentiment of a Downing/Travis being Tugay/Savage is a good one and would imo if it worked be something this team has lacked at times a proper engine room rather than just stoppers. Downfall of it would be the tinkerman though who wouldn't leave it alone given the options he now has and the people he has to keep happy. I actually like Smallwood as a squad man he gets far too much stick he is what he is but can we be carrying so many centre mids ?
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  16. I don't really follow this, loads of our youth players have had a chance over the last 5-10 years. I'd say more than the average for a championship club. It's not really a stick you can beat the club with. Current side has 4 regular starters from the youth squad (Raya, Lenihan, Nyambe, Travis). Only youth player who got bounced by Rovers and went on to have a better career in recent years was O'Connell I think. Mahoney went to Bournemouth but it hasn't worked out. Fascinating web page here, though some data looks incomplete : https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/blackburn-rovers/jugendar
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  17. Fergie ruined him, he signed a very promising young CB and played him at RB, DMC for ages. Signing for united was a mistake, he should have gone elsewhere.
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  18. Agree with all of this. The worry is that Whittingham didn't work out but TM knows Downing so hopefully less of a risk. I think the answers to your questions/worries imo are yes he will tinker rendering it less effective and no we can't afford that many centre mids - although Evans would be the one to go in my book. Feel similar to you that Smallwood is a good reserve to have in the squad as a backup player. Evans on the other hand offers little
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  19. Arctic Monkeys - Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
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  20. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
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  21. We constantly let youth players down. Scott Wharton made his first team debut in August 2016, and scored in his second game. It's now been three years and he's not been given a proper chance. Willem Tomlinson, a player who had considerable talent, but not given the chance when he should've been, gone. I watch these players at Leyland/back at Leigh Sports Village a number of years back - they're all of a similar ilk and ability, yet some get the chance and other don't. Scott Wharton could easily be our back up (bench) centre-back, but for some reason he isn't, with the right amount of gam
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  22. I hope the 'plumber's mate' was 6'5", built like a brick sh1thouse, barked instructions at the photographer and the shirt he was holding up was numbered 5 or 6. We've no given right to expect millions to be lavished on recruitment. IMV, if we sort ourselves out at the back, we'll not be far short of top 6 with what midfielders and forwards we already have at our disposal.
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  23. Never believe anything you read on here is the first rule of this message board.
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  24. Brererton pushing for a move? We know how TM feels about ripped jeans
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  25. To be honest I don't think the club wanted to sell Chapman - My understanding is he wanted to leave and join Blackburn last summer - He was out of contract this summer. You'll see Boro giving lots of young lads debuts this season.
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  26. Harper played like he didn't want to be at Rovers, I would have thought that was obvious. Mowbray must have thought the same thing because he sent him back in mid season. Maybe the lad thought he'd dropped a clanger coming and he was really unhappy, that can happen, but he showed nothing in his short stay that led me to think he was good enough for this level of football never mind the big time.
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  27. That's a fair enough comment. Something to be said for both of those being pencilled in as our main men meant that they were bigger let downs though. Another way of looking at it, a 35 year old David Dunn still had loads to offer at this level, albeit very injury prone. I think Dunny always had more natural quality than Downing, but equally Downing has an abundance at this level. He might be another Murphy/Whittingham, but just because we've had our hands burned with players in their 30s doesn't mean we always will.
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  28. I think he's still liked as a character, and is popular for his approach to the game. Hugely influential in getting promoted the season before last. Even the most critical of fans couldn't knock his effort, desire and importance in getting the club back in the Championship. It became obvious last season that our squad needed a couple more players of more quality if we want to be talking about promotion. We have plenty of good characters who are decent players, who will probably see us lower-mid table easily enough but not much beyond that. Smallwood's become a bit of poster boy for that
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  29. In our current situation it's a player who gets the ball, doesn't know what to do with the ball, so gives it to somebody else 10 or 15 yards away who also probably doesn't know what to do with it. Lowe was a good example of a " Possession Recycler "
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  30. So sack a manager who reached our target of mid table over signing an England under 19 international that he has stated needed time to settle in. Mmm ok then. I think the money could have been spent elsewhere, but sacking him over it? Come on
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  31. Make no mistake about it, our most important players for next season are already at the club. We have a very limited budget by the sounds of things, I can smell what’s cooking here. You don’t make Stewart Downing at 35 your first signing when your desperately trying to shift season tickets. For the record, we have decent squad with a lot of potential, with even more potential coming through with Butterworth, Buckley and Magloire. I’m fine with being skint next year(use to it) but don’t lie to us, and don’t spend 7m on Brereton when we have no money.
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  32. We had a pot to piss in last summer and he pissed it away on Brereton.
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  33. Mentally, TM is still in Div 1. I do not believe we will ever be promoted further while he is manager. Hasn't got it.
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  34. Mowbray has worked a miracle at Ewood and yet so many judge him in ten negative sense. Where are the young hungry talented managers that can do better? Where are the players that can somehow be bought with the vast amount of cash we find ourselves aflush with? The stock answer is this, TM is the man to carry on the rebuilding work, we have seen nothing but gradual success since he came in to the club. What is the issue with progression? Some fans expect more but we pee with the todger we have got and that means walk before running. I believe with a little bit of tinkering and a
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  35. Exactly. Travis wouldn't have gotten his go if it wasn't for injuries and suspensions. We have to give more youth players game time. We're a division above Manchester United at Under 23's Level, we beat Liverpool, City and Tottenham at 23's level this year too. Why the hell do we keep loaning these players in from these clubs that we have better academies than. What makes Harry Wilson better than Danny Butterworth? Game time. In August 18 (not even a year ago) I watched Callum Hudson-Odoi get marked out of the game by our 23's defence, and because of game time he now plays for the En
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  36. Jones will be a multi-millionaire so whatever the next few years bring he will live the good life in retirement and still in his thirties! When I first saw him I thought he would be England captain with over 100 caps, just about the best young prospect I'd ever seen.
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  37. BRFCS is delighted to announce that renowned Rovers historian & author Harry Berry (A Century of Soccer, The Blackburn Rovers Miscellany, The Men Who Made Blackburn Rovers since 1945) has given us access to his archive records of Rovers first team players. The initial batch of records representing players with surnames beginning with A have been loaded & can be accessed from the new Home Page &/or by following the link below :- https://www.brfcs.com/mb/index.php?/player-archive/ Our sincere thanks go to Harry for sharing this content, over time the record wi
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  38. You never know with Rovers away support, it could not get close to selling out or it sells out in a day.
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  39. Not at all as above he would of played 46 games for us last season - Woodgate made it clear in his press conference he is looking towards using the academy bringing young players into the side and this is a fresh reset for Boro. A lad with bundles of potential - struggled with injuries but every time I saw glimpses of him in the league cup last season he has the ability. He must feel a bit hard done to that he never got a shot under Pulis but then again what attacking wide wingers do? I expect Chapman needs to knuckle down work hard and stay fit to reach his potential - he's pro
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  40. The couch scouts say players aren't good without every seeing them pay. Is that difficult for you to understand? It seems to be ,because you are answering something I didn't say. How do you know the couch scouts I am referring to are regulars at games when I never named anyone? That's funny, you must have some posters in mind
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  41. Sam Hart is never good enough. There is plenty of exciting youth as seen with the success of the u23s and some players above that already around the first team but Hart needs moving on for his own sake as much as anything.
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  42. We would ALL love to do well this season but not because it gives gloating rights. What if we do badly and everyone queues up to remind you of this post? This is NOT what the MB is for.
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  43. Yeah and all of those worse than Mowbray with the exception of Ince are in the Venkies era.
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  44. Neil Young - The Needle And The Damage Done
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  45. I just hope Bob Fleming isn't one of the banned ones. Was good to see him back. I like his style of writing
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