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  1. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Oi! Mystic Meg! What's next lottery numbers???
  2. I'd written off this season after Brentford. I suppose to say it's a write off is a bit far as we could still use this season as experience for the younger players. This squad is going to need some investment to match the ambitions of the manager. Who would you like to come in? First bit of summer transfer speculation to kick us off... Apparently sourced from one of the red tops... https://the72.co.uk/125258/derby-county-blackburn-rovers-among-sides-interested-irish-defender/
  3. Neal

    Attendances

    https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/16908899.tony-mowbray-feels-a-warmth-from-fans-to-rovers-players/?ref=mac Felt sorry for Mowbray here and thought was a worthy topic for some open and frank discussion. As many of you are aware, I was a big advocate of the NAPM movement and numerous other protests, particularly when the club was on its arse under Ke*n and Coyle. In these situations, as the saying goes... Desperate times called for desperate measures and if in some way our actions helped to get us in the position we're in now then I don't regret it... If we're being honest though, it was Kean and Coyle's downright ineptitude that cost them their jobs. These days things are much more positive, (on the footballing side at least) yet the aftermath of the damage done by numerous poor managerial appointments, poor management by V*nkys is having a major effect on attendences at home. It's to be expected of course, some people lost faith, lost trust, lost the habit, lost the enjoyment, there are many variables I suppose. I lost most of those things but I always believed this club could find its way back somehow, that's why I still cared and fought for its future. Like many others, under Tony Mowbray I've found something to believe in again, I feel as if he's trustworthy, honest, decent, commited, all the things that I can't say about hardly anyone at Rovers since they took over. Because of this, I feel as I can find some identity with the club again, I look at the way he conducts himself and how the players perform and personally can't help but feel they deserve my support. I can see how other fans of this club and of others would see this as fickle or such like, fair enough, that's their opinion but it's as simple as giving the fans something to believe in, which TM has done both off and on the pitch. Yes Venkys are still the owners and yes they are ignorant but it works both ways and 2 can play that game, I'll ignore their existence as much as they ignore ours but as long as they support TM I couldn't care less. I'm not so short sighted and naive to think that this couldn't all fall apart in the drop of a hat and I doubt many reading this are either, the debt is still there and they still own the club... Whilst V*nkys are in charge anything is possible as we all know. That aside I feel this is a great opportunity to get back to supporting the club whilst there is something/someone worth while to support and make the most of this opportunity... Which bings me on to my main point... The club also needs to do something to seize this opportunity, look at the Oxford game, it doesn't take a scientist to work out why there were so many fans. Empty seats are no good to anyone so why not just do something absolutely radical like season tickets for £150 or a tenner a game? Yet prices increased, I just don't get it. There was an opportunity to really capitalise on that Oxford game that was obviously completely overlooked, perhaps its the decision makers being out of touch with the previous years and general damage that has been done but to use the phrase again... Desperate times call for desperate measures. The club need to try something new, look at the Bundesliga prices, try something like all tickets from Christmas onwards are £10 and fill the ground as much as we can, it could be pivotal to keeping us up or pushing us up the table. I hope people at the club are reading this and if you are... Be radical, talk to the fans, give everyone of every income the opportunity to support their local team, be pioneers against pricing poople out of football. Don't look to other clubs as measurement for value for money, set a new standard. We are fighting an ever more losing battle against ifollow and the red button and we have nothing to lose! TMBWA.
  4. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Direct competition doesn't sound like an upgrade in a position that has costed us loads of points. It's just another wage added on the wage bill without significant improvement. Raya is a decent keeper but I don't see him being any better than that. Fair enough, he's pulled off some good saves in the past few season but that should be the requirement of any goalkeeper at this standard... Even Leutweiler pulled off some decent ones at Norwich and I recall Simon Eastwood pulling off a few too... Doesn't mean any of them are or were good enough to be in a promotion pushing side. I do agree that people are being a tad sentimental about him.
  5. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    He might, he might not but if the money is right we can cash in and probably upgrade for less and reinvest elsewhere.
  6. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I'd sell Raya for decent money in a heartbeat. Easily replaceable.
  7. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    For those mentioning Aribo... He's been linked with much bigger clubs than us. Good player.
  8. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    So we're going to end up with a bloated squad contrary to what the manager has only just been saying recently about us not being to sign player after player. How on earth does Samuel and Gladwin fit into the picture for minutes? Especially when it's likely another forward will be coming in.
  9. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    He used to play for KFC so at least he'll have no problem with Venkys paying him in chicken.
  10. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    We need an obvious upgrade IMO, else it's just wasted wages.
  11. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Still has a year left on his contract by looks of it.
  12. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Be a great signing IMV
  13. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Where has this Ruddy rumour come from?
  14. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Just my opinion but I wouldn't want Hanley back. A season on the bench, clearly likes a drink, I think we need to look to do better than that.
  15. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Dru Yearwood at Southend might be one to look at. Ivan Toney at Peterbrough looks, moves and plays like Wilf Zaha. Watched highlights from their games yesterday and looked unbelievable.
  16. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Said exactly the same myself.
  17. Neal

    Goalkeeper Situation

    Didn't realise Forster played for Southampton against West Ham, his first start since 2017. Pulled off some decent saves too.
  18. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I can probably see where you are coming from but then again we have taken a lot of points from teams in and around the top 6 and then failed to turn up against teams like Rotherham. We need more consistency in the defensive areas to push us up there.
  19. Neal

    Goalkeeper Situation

    I'd love Fraser Forster, well out of favour at Southampton but probably on big money. I have a feeling this is one he might get from the continent.
  20. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I think that's a bit harsh, got some good young players coming through, Rothwell, Dack and Lenihan are 3 decent players for us, I also think the same for Arma. There's a lot of crap, no arguments there but there some reason for optimism.
  21. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Surely there comes a point where you just wash your hands of it? Give the lad and silly bollocks agent a final offer that they can either take or swivel. If he signs it will be with a bitter taste the greedy prick.
  22. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    He isn't good enough, else he'd be in the Championship. Sounds like a prick, f*ck him. I hope Waggot laughed and ended their interest then and there. Otherwise, give him a take it or leave it offer that will only last so long before we move on.
  23. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I'd tell Bauer and his agent to jogg on. The player will be fully aware of what his agent is asking. Judging by the players words and actions he strikes me as someone believing his own hype... You're a league 1 defender pal, you should expect to be on the some of the lowest wages here.
  24. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    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 against. Tony is a good man, I want to see good men do well in football, especially at my own club, I just hope he see's these things too.
  25. Neal

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Is this something you've heard or are you just speculating? Bauer is a given really, our interested in him has been well documented.
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