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  1. Rob1981

    Tony Mowbray Appointed Head Coach

    I think we should all seek improvement from Mowbray, so totally agree. I think Ive made the mistake of thinking the volume of posts corresponds to the number of people wanting him to go....😂
  2. Rob1981

    Tony Mowbray Appointed Head Coach

    The disregard for getting us promoted last season is strange for me. Agreed, League one is not a great league but plenty before us haven’t come straight back up and you can’t ignore where momentum was heading before Mowbray took over. I was expecting us to head into league two rather than come straight back. Yes, this is a depressing level of ambition but it’s a realistic one I think after what Venky’s have done to the club. At least we’ve enjoyed winning some games and a promotion under Mowbray. Consolidating in the Championship is a realistic level of ambition this season. I dread to think who we might appoint to replace him if he was fired....
  3. Rob1981

    Tony Mowbray Appointed Head Coach

    It’s not about detesting change for me. We’ve had an awful lot of change over the last few seasons and in each case I’ve wanted it to come sooner than it did. Mowbray seems a decent man who has done well overall for us since he came in. That means I intend to give him another few months to prove himself in this league. I think he’s earnt that and I’m not convinced that a new manager will be able to change anything drastically in the short to medium term. That doesn’t mean he has mine or anyone else’s unlimited support though - if we continue to drop down the league....
  4. Rob1981

    Rovers v Leeds, Ewood, 12.00 KO, 20th October

    Without trying to offend anyone, I think a thread about ticket prices would be the place to talk about that. I’d rather read about how we are all happy to beat a very good championship team. Im delighted for what it’s worth...
  5. Rob1981

    Rovers v Leeds, Ewood, 12.00 KO, 20th October

    I had no expectations that we’d do anything today. A very good win against a good side. Think we should all just enjoy it. Fabulous result and all down to the manager and the players. Nice to have an early Saturday win to set you up for the weekend 👍
  6. They did look very good with their passing and also closed us down well. Fully agreed that Graham coming on changed the game for us. I am reluctant to say this but I thought Dack was given the ball in good positions a number of times but chose to try and take on three or four players rather than pass to a better positioned teammate. He’s a great player at this level but it is frustrating to watch if he doesn’t beat seven players like he can sometimes occasionally do...because his instinct seems to preclude passing...
  7. Just got away from the ground and a really interesting - and entertaining - match. The starting lineup simply didn’t work. Armstrong just not capable of winning balls in the air or holding the ball up against a team like Derby. To be fair to Mowbray, he was decisive and took off Conway for Graham early on. How we weren’t two down at that point I don’t know. I thought all the substitutions - Graham, Bennett and Reed improved the side and the performance. Slightly less positively, a team including Conway and Palmer is way too lightweight for this league. I’ve now see Palmer a few times and he’s full of skill but too much of a liability I think. I’d personally keep him on the bench. Raya made some good saves (though distribution suspect at times) and I thought Nyambe and Bell were our best performers. I was certain we’d lose at half time so I’m seeing it as a good point against a decent side. Thought Derby passed it well and have a decent noisy home support. They will be up there at the end of the season. Overall, enjoyed waking away with the point, but our limitations this season are clear.
  8. Rob1981

    Loan Window

    What’s particularly pleasing is that there is a strategy in place - young players, good team spirit, some who will command big sell on fees. We’ve spent the last few years trying to survive but Mowbray deserves all the credit for the approach now. This is EXACTLY what a team in our position should be doing.
  9. Rob1981

    Loan Window

    A bit harsh. He did a job for us last year...
  10. Rob1981

    Loan Window

    I agree. Whatever your view on Mowbray - I’m a big fan admittedly - he seems to be a realist. I assume he has spoken to the player and various other contacts he has and decided it’s worth a try. Feels low risk to me, with a small chance - worth taking - that we get someone intent on trying to re-prove himself and undoubtedly with natural talent. At the least some useful cover. If there is an inkling of him upsetting the strong team dynamic, I’d assume he will be binned quite quickly. In my view, Mowbray has earnt trust by building a team of players that is as cohesive as it’s been for years.
  11. Rob1981

    Thursday deadline.

    We’ve kept all of our better players and they’ve signed new contracts. Made a couple of decent additions. Still have the loan window available. Thought we looked decent enough against Ipswich on saturday too, even if we do need some more strength in depth. So a couple of loans important. Personally struggling to panic about this transfer window after some of the ones of the last few years.
  12. Rob1981

    Thursday deadline.

    Just out of interest.. are you from our auditors or something? Lots of certainty on the finance front 😂
  13. Rob1981

    Thursday deadline.

    This journo has strong West London football links - QPR and Brentford mainly - so I’d guess some truth.
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