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  1. Is this the same brother who said Lambert was signing?
  2. As things stand Rovers need Imo 3 strikers for what's a very, very long season with games galore. We have a proven striker in Graham who is good for 70 minutes but struggles for 2 games in a week. A lot seem to be raving about Samuel and he's likely to sign, but him being a success is anyone's guess, given he has not had the joy of being a 50 game a season player . Mowbray has conceded himself we need to be finding 80 goals plus in the league and at present, after a promising start to the window we have managed. Dack - got promise, has performed very well in this division previously but will have to rediscover previous good form, add to that the pressure of being at big club, I just hope we don't put too much on his shoulders. Whittingham - been a terrific player over the years , but let's not get too carried away. League 1 is no walk in the park. Rovers will be seen as a big scalp to most of this division. He will need to be up for getting a good kicking as I'm sure the tackles will come flying in. Set pieces are what he brings, but with no strikers yet on board, and the squad not brimming with warriors of the past to go flying in to win those 50/50s in the box, I do feel his quality could be wasted unless we beef up with some players who will put their head ,where others won't put their feet. Smallwood - Relegated last year and will need to show he is better than Lowe, Guthrie and Akpan who have subsequently left. A good free transfer, but when the bookies have Rovers favorites to win the division, is he really that good and that much better than what's left. People who have watched league 1 will tell you, it's like the championship except you get kicked harder and have even less time on the ball. Gladwin - Mowbray signed him based on a game he played against coventry, whilst at Swindon. He could be anything and is a Stokes style signing , in terms of nothing ventured , nothing gained. I'm optimistic about the new season and feel Conway and Bennett are key for us more, than what has been signed to date. Rovers spending a little bit of money , has of course got many of us giddy, me included at the time. However on reflection, there is lots of good business going on at other clubs and we need to show more intent in my opinion and bag some proven players especially in attack, who have 20 goals plus already on their CV for a seasons work.
  3. Never been an interest from Tm point of view and glad Mowbray sticking to his guns regarding every shark of an agent trying to off load players in rovers direction for their latest pay day. One thing does concern me though, and that's the element within ewood which appeared to be trying to broker something in the background, which suggest we still have a rogue element!!!!
  4. Would be very surprised if Lambert signed, I know he has been offered to rovers , but his wages would eat up 3 or 4 players potential earnings, whilst he is seen as a 20 game season man, with much of that from the bench. I'd be pretty confident that one won't happen.
  5. He was voted best player in that division as Lens just failed on promotion , can't see him dropping to third tier of English football.
  6. A great effort by Duncan Miller and his supporting team who have put together a campaign on a shoestring budget. 875 votes , with a ballot paper which never said Venkys out is a massive achievement and should not be underestimated. He didn't have the budget to Market like other parties , that being said. I never got a leaflet or a canvasser from any of the main parties. Elmer Fudd or Buzz lightyear could have stood for labour and would of won the town vote, it's a safe labour seat. Beating the liberal democrats was a great result , but this is a big victory in the Venkys out movement. I'm certain had this been a venkys out party as originally attempted then that vote would of been a few thousand higher. Of all the MPS to represent the supporters , Graham Jones still stands head and shoulders above the rest. Having held quite a few meetings with Kate Hollern, I have never felt the same passion from her and she always appears to be going through the motions. I hope Duncan's efforts are taken on board by Kate. As our MP, she has a responsibility to our residents to fight all causes and with the same effort and passion, of other things within her mandate.
  7. Season ticket revenue is a drop in the Ocean in terms of debt, operating cost , money needed. I have renewed today purely because I was passing on my way to Doctors. It was never in doubt. Supporters have spent years trying to remove Venkys and if we spend more years the fight will never stop until they are gone. That being said, I wont let these charlatans run me away from the club I love . The club may be broken , but we have fallen on hard times before. When I first started watching Rovers we had nothing , since then I have seen two promotions , a premiership title , a league cup, a full members cup, European football, some of the best players to wear those famous blue and white halves and also witnessed the heartbreak of relegation. My appetite to remove Venkys and see justice done will never falter , my beliefs will never change, but I'm rovers til I die and always will be
  9. Never took to Teflon senior, What will he be remembered for? Sacking Coyle, appointing Mowbray, cocking up January transfer window , result = relegation Got himself a tidy wage for 6 months, not bad work if you can get it. I have never been comfortable with players being signed by anyone bar the manager, it's a wage we can do without and will hopefully give TM more say in squad rebuilding
  10. Statement quicker than expected , more front than blackpool promenade. That being said, hopefully it means they will pay the bills for the forseeable as that's my greatest concern at this moment in time.
  11. This is all covered in my blog and more, with Nick now putting more out there via National press, perhaps the noose which has prevented exposure is finally being lifted, especially as companies are liquidated and don't now have the funds for injunctions and legals. I still think a book should be written regarding the truth at Rovers and the FA should be target number 1, for going great lengths to bury the truth
  12. I will be a little controversial here, Anderson is always the main target, however he was just a puppet of the bigger machine of Crescendo. HUBER AND SELLA DA MONTELUCE Are the kingpins of the operation, the men who brought Venkys to the table, the men who have other business interest with the Rao Family. Anderson was just the middle man who did the negotiating on their behalf and was ditched as a human sacrifice, whilst Crescendo lives on. Anderson has no involvement with the club anymore , can the same be said of his associates and their shared business interest, they hold with the Rao family? There's always a puppeteer and a puppet, Anderson falls under the latter
  13. As someone who presented a strong case to the sports minister 4 years ago, winged with all 3 local MPS I actually share your view. The government won't regulate the FA, they will often raise the flag and support for supporter ownership, but in terms of getting rid of Venkys, I strongly feel this is a case of been there, done that , and it's a waste of time. No one has found that magic key to forcing Venkys to sell, that magic key will never come from pressure from the likes of MPS or the football authorities. As hard as it is to take, they will only up anchor when they get bored, or it it starts to affect their other industries
  14. It's not with criticism to you or the other nominees I have posted what I posted, it's also not the time to reel out personal CVS too. Throughout the supporter base there is lots of doers , lots of opinions (they all count). I see this as a great opportunity for more doers to quote you, to work together to make the trust as powerful entity and viable alternative. The trust needs like minded people to join those who for 6 years have given their all to get the trust to where it currently is. Fresh people , bring fresh ideas , but that should be to add to what we have, not reinvent it. Venkys came in , dismantled the club from top to bottom and that's why the club is where it's at. If the infastructure of the trust is totally replaced, I see this as a step back, regardless of who comes in, what's on their CV etc. I remember the trust before it was taken over by BRSIT, I'm sure the likes of Mark Fish, Paul Keogh remember too as it was going nowhere . They even filled the application form to supporters direct in a red pen and held a piece of paper which nearly killed the trust ever getting off the ground. It then merged with BRSIT and became a different animal. As someone who has crossed swords with some of the trust board on many occasions and also been the secretary a couple of years back, I can assure you, the ones standing down are the driving force on anything that the trust has achieved to date, which is actually quite a bit. A few years ago other key people like Paul and Brian stepped down, they too have never been adequately replaced. 5 nominees for the trust is fantastic if there is not more, as that's the first time since the trust formed that there has been anyone step forward at election time to help and get involved. This is a great opportunity for the joining of hands, remembering it's not a popularity contest , you don't have to like one another to work with one another for a common goal. It's just my opinion and certainly not aimed with any criticism
  15. A very good post Dan and one which I hope all read word for word. Committees , constitutions , legislation are not just a walk in the park. It takes some real effort and staying power. That ability to have an opinion somewhat gets taken away and diluted. In my time at the action group I think the first election had 10 on the committee , within 3 months that was down to half that, whilst many others have come for a few weeks and found its not for them. As a former secretary of the trust, I also found it hard trying to get some of those involved in simple mundane things , I found it less proactive than the action group in terms of how much they met up, how much they communicated and how pro-active they were. That being said , the core of the board were a bit more proactive. Staying power is important , it's not just about passion , or being on a committee, it's a full time responsibility to a paying membership board. It's taking public criticism which often gets personal and having the ability to not bite. It's having to be squeeky clean always ,especially in public in the way you act, speak and who you associate with. It's about keeping a level of professionalism and keeping your head, when others lose theirs. Have you , Wayne and Neil considered re-standing and is there still time for you to re-stand? Are the trust still taking candidates given there has been no election? Is the intention to send a mail out on the AGM, tell members of who is standing , and extend the invitation for others to stand who perhaps don't know that it's election time? Not everyone uses emails , social media and I'd of thought that an open invitation would perhaps have gone in LT? I can't help thinking this is not the time stand down, but is the time to welcome more onto the board with you to make the trust stronger?