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  2. Mowbray is not the right man to bring the ypung players through, he doesn't have the back bone to give any young player an extended run in he team, he has talked the talk with regards many of them but he doesn't walk the walk I have heard that there is a couple or so of the higher rated youngsters that are looking for a way out as they feel they have been led up the garden path a little and are at a stage in their careers where 1st team football is now so important for their future development It's unlikely the players out on loan at present are unlikely to get an opportunity either
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  4. I heard somewhere that a Labour candidate was standing down because she'd been " called out " for comparing the state of Israel to a child that has been abused and has grown up to be an abuser. To me that is fair comment, Israel is fast becoming as reprehensible a nation as the old South Africa. Having said that I also heard another candidate is standing down after calling a Jewish guy " Shylock ". That's going too far for me and he was right to stand down. I'm not a member of the Labour Party but Mrs Shoelaces is so consequently I know lots of Labour Party members quite well. I've
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  5. That applies to anybody in the public eye who voices an opinion. If you are a sensitive soul then you are in the wrong game.
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  6. It seems to me that if you criticise Israel at all, some people consider you to be anti-Semitic. I think that is rubbish.
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  8. I don't think that Corbyn is "anti-semitic" but he clearly believes (with some justification) that Israel has done bad things. The problem is that in modern media/society everything has to be either 100% Black or 100% white there is no middle ground, so ergo any criticism of Israel is quickly labelled as "anti-semitic" just as anything to do with "immigration" is often labelled as being racist/not inclusive.
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  9. Bennett has given away two penalties in as many games and is heavily targetted when playing RB or LB. Shouldnt be starting for a while at least. If he did have to start, CM possibly or on the RW/Defensvie winger position.
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  10. Comparing anyone to Damien Duff is lining them up to fail. Duff was special and would be playing for City if he were in the game now. The saddest thing is that we will NEVER have another Duff while Mowbray is here. He’d have been stifled from the start, dropped when playing well and slated for not being defensive enough.
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  11. TM is long enough in the tooth in football terms to know that the basis of a hard to beat side is a core of players who a) work well with each other, b) work hard for each other and c) play regularly together. Quite why he persists with the tinkerman approach, dire defensive (or should that be defective) tactics, and a penchant for selecting players who are quite visibly inferior to others left languishing on the bench, is beyond me. So, if Tinkerman Tone turns out tomorrow, I fully expect the rollercoaster of disappointment to leave Elland Rd empty handed. If he finds the balls to s
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  12. Christ can you imagine. "Damien needs to learn how we play. Work on the defensive side of his game. He needs to not take risks with the ball. He needs to wait for his chance" All whilst Gallagher and Armstrong are on the wings.
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  13. If you want to write publicly about football then you need thick skin. There will always be somebody who disagrees with you.
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  14. Re: Ian Austin's 'takedown' of Corbyn: When a person who has received money from 6/7 different entities/people employed by/linked to the Israeli government accuses you of antisemitism, chances are they're just being a paid-for prick.
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  15. It's so dumb. Look at other Cat One Academies like Chelsea. I watched Callum Hudson-Odoi just a little over a year ago play at Leyland against Blackburn Rovers Under 23's. He was rank average. 6-9 months later he's in the England mens set up having played countless games for Chelsea. Harry Chapman (whom I'm not even the biggest fan of) is better than he was in that Under 23's game. I think it's just proof that we aren't handing out enough chances. The only difference between Jack Vale and a first teamer like Joe Rothwell is experience. There's only one way to give that experience o
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  16. Yes Alejandro. We support a fabulous football club with a long and illustrious history, an iconic and beautiful kit and a record of achievement unsurpassed by any town of similar size. Present difficulties should not be a reason to deter you or any other fans from celebrating and supporting the Rovers. We have a history of punching above our weight, overcoming obstacles and representing with honour a Northern town itself characterised by the honest endeavour of straightforward folk. Be proud.
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  17. Issac Whitehall came on at right back looks a prospect and only 17, good size good feet and athletic, one to watch IMO
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  18. For 73 minutes we were never in the game - then Chapman was the last of the 'seniors' to leave the field and suddenly we looked a team again. Hilton kept us in the game against a very impressive Middlesbrough side who ought to have been four or five ahead before we got back into the game. I'm sure they will be travelling back tonight wondering how on earth they lost that game. Credit the lads for a thrilling final 15 minutes when they turned the game on its head. Biggest concern has to be the performances of Brereton and Chapman again. Neither look anywhere near good enough for Ch
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  19. Thanks @Stuart and @JoeH for updates/reports
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  20. Poor displays from all the first team players tonight. Further proof that our academy players are brilliant, and that our first team dross need moving on. Davenport, Chapman, Samuel and Brereton all looked awful. Could've been 3-0 down at half time. Second half and on came Jack Vale, Isaac Whitehall and Ben Paton. JRC moved into a forward role alongside Butterworth and Vale. Final score 3-1 Rovers. Best way to describe it is that Vale - Butterworth - JRC >>>>> Brereton - Chapman - Samuel, by SOME distance. Good win in the end, but worrying times for Ben Brereton,
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  21. Thanks Stuart for the update.
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  22. This 'good group' shit is never going to work. Every good team has a good mix of 'characters'.
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  23. Sad times Skip Really enjoy your input and insight on posts on the young lads on here I must say ?
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  24. Just about the only time I've felt sorry and embarrassed for well paid professional footballers. I've always chosen to believe that the players were forced to do it. I only ever watched it a couple of times, it makes my skin crawl.
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  25. That's not been my experience to be honest Phillip. The extreme dislike of capitalism and capitalists doesn't have any religious undertones. After all a significant minority of the leading lights of the early Socialist movements were Jewish and have subsequently become icons for young socialists.
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  26. In the LT, an insight in the overthinking from Mowbray that happens before every game. He's talking about number of passes Leeds make in the final third, and how we should pass first time to Armstrong/Gallagher etc. God forbid we play to our strengths and not just come up with a new game plan every week depending on who we're playing.
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  27. I'm not criticising his character for a moment, he's probably a nice lad for all I know! There are loads of people who I disagree with on a host of issues, but I still count amongst my best friends. Such is life. It just seems weird he is so sensitive about criticism, when he's put himself up there to be shot at.
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  28. His opinions and he's entitled to them just as some are to disagree. He has the platform there though to say his bit to a huge audience with the safety net of no direct replies. When he has a pop at fans or comes out with stuff that's a bit 'superfan' . Or goes against what others feel is actually happening he's fair game. I'm sure he knows that.
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  29. Smithy is a good lad and his devotion to BRFC over the past 40 years should not be doubted. Not saying I agree with all he says mind you but he's a good egg.
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  30. Simon is a thoroughly respected commentator on the Rovers from the fanzine's perspective. Massively grateful that he went to the effort of getting quotes from the likes of Terry Gennoe, Mick Rathbone, Mick Speight and other teammates for his wonderful 2000-word tribute to Kevin Stonehouse in Issue 97 earlier this season. This was followed up by another brilliant piece about John Lowey last month.
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  31. He's so not bothered, he wrote an article about not being bothered. Has anyone got a flotation device? I'm drowning in irony over here.....
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  32. Which makes his achievements even more impressive. He got Shamrock Rovers into the group stages of the Europa league, the first time an Irish league side every qualified for the group stages of a European competition. Everywhere he has managed he has exceeded expectations, not a little bit, but massively. He may have an issue with egos etc managing a club in England, but I think appointing him would be less of a gamble than many of the names that get bandied about when a vacancy comes up at this level. I would have loved him here. I would have been more excited with appointing him than I
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  33. No, you drop Bennett who contrary to what you keep saying did not do a Makelele like job on Gallagher, and play our best central midfielder Travis with another, Downing, Johnson or at a push Evans. The fact that you havent taken that as the joke it clearly was is funnier than the actual joke.
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  34. Well I'm not sure where that win came from given the balance of the match up until 60 odd minutes. Up until then Middlesbrough were by far the superior side and we didn't get going. Only the keeper with 3 or 4 excellent saves kept us in it. The removal of the 'first team' trio resulted in an immediate and drastic improvement from which point the game turned and Middlesbrough had no answer. Mowbray's trio have a hell of a lot to do before they can be relied upon to perform. In fairness there is a long history of senior players dropping into the u23s and not looking interested, treati
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  35. Second striker behind DomSam until he went off. Now behind Vale. Dack position I guess.
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  36. 0-1 Could be 0-3. We’ve been terrible, they’ve been all over us. Anyone championing Chapman for first team action needs to get down to one of these games and have a look. All the first teamers anonymous early on. Mols playing centre midfield!
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  37. I remember it going viral in a big way. Fans of The Dingles went to town on it! To be fair, who could blame them? I'd be doing the exact same if the boot was on the other foot....
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  38. Bob Dylan - All Along The Watch Tower
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  39. Fantastic appointment for Stoke, and a well earned opportunity for M O'N, to get into high level club football. Im surprised this opportunity didnt come earlier for Michael, especially after Euro 2016. Hes worked wonders at Shamrock and NI. He has a definite brand of football that will fit into the modern club game. I think the only small concern is that i hear many rumours about how fond he is of a little ''tipple'' , maybe thats what has hindered his progress into getting that club job he has always wanted. Ill be keeping a close eye now on all stoke results and wish him all the best.
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  40. “I think it’s fair to say that Amari’i is striving to find some consistency in his performances and that’s why he’s found himself in and out of the team.” That’s a bit back to front. But good for Amari’i’s confidence nonetheless.
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  41. I keep saying this but I will reiterate, for Walton (and even Raya) it's so hard to judge them at Rovers as "good" or "bad" keepers because neither have ever had anything other than a dreadful makeshift defence in front of them. For years we've spent our time either being pinned back or scoring and then sitting back and letting opposition take their time getting as many shots at our goal as possible. Not only does that make the keepers job harder in general but it also can't help their nerves either. At the end of the day, until we stop splurging our money on league one standard fo
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  42. Can't be Tony's that too many players IN position !
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  43. Sam Gallagher on 40k a week? I upchucked my supper. If that list is correct maybe this one is too. Also from FB it's alleged to be Tony's entry for the FIFA 20 "All-Time World Eleven" competition.
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  44. We, or should I say they, have made a very simple game complicated. For over one hundred and thirty years, a referee and two linesmen have sufficed. Back when Match of The Day showed extended highlights of a couple of games, a brief few minutes of the rest and on Sundays you got a main game on ITV, things were a lot simpler. A tv camera on the side and sometimes one behind one of the goals and that was it. Later on, maybe a bit of slow motion to show a foul or penalty. As the Premier League progressed following the advent of Sky, suddenly there were a million cameras and a million differe
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  45. Hope that Venkys have gone by the 150th anniversary. #FOV150
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  46. Still far too complicated. Forget how they do it in Rugby. A fifth ref sitting at a monitor should draw to the attention of the ref on the field any obvious, serious mistake that he's made. Conversation between the two completely private. No stopping play and calling for a VAR decision. On the field ref has final decision anyway. Simple! Besides, the laws of the game have been tampered with to the point of being ridiculous. They should revert to being more simplistic.
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  47. Don't worry mate if things follow the normal path a losing streak will not be far away then they'll all be agreeing with you again. We've seen it all before ..... ?
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  48. Really enjoying these columns, well written and a fun read. Not sure for me this run feels different from last season's mega bad run other than the fact that there's more frustration because of the same blasted mistakes as last season, which is astounding. Both looked like we couldn't buy a win, looked relegation candidates and had deep lying issues that a win or two would only paper over. Worrying times.
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  49. Probably do better than Lenihan, Williams and Adarabayio!!
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