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About Crimpshrine

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    Venky's enforced Limbo

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  1. Crimpshrine

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Charlton message boards also mention Preston, Wigan, Reading and QPR as possible clubs interested in Bauer. I reckon we could match the wages at all those clubs but maybe he likes life in London. Just become a father too so he may feel settled down there. Rangers also mentioned. Not sure if they could go higher on wages ? Has Mowbray got the persuasive powers required?
  2. Crimpshrine

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Exactly what I was thinking. If you have a budget surely you can adjust the wage / transfer fee ratio based on the merits of the players involved. What Mowbray is saying is that we could have had 2 two of his original targets, who may have gone straight into the team, on higher wages. We ended up with 1 player on lower wages who made no impact. Total spend was the same either way. It's a strange argument.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Frank Fielding (mentioned on these pages as a possible target) in talks with Brentford.
  4. Crimpshrine

    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    The Owners are as supportive as ever. They are very nice, humble, honest people, who would like us to be successful Wow - they sound really enthusiastic! Are they desperate for Rovers to succeed? determined to gain promotion? committed to the cause ? I'd like England to win the cricket world cup but if they don't I'll have a cup of tea and not worry in the slightest. I feel that Venky's have the same attitude when it comes to Rovers.
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    Mogga's India Trip 2019

    From the article: 'Rovers continue to work under a benefactor model, heavily reliant upon recruitment from the Rao family' Are we signing Balaji ?
  6. Crimpshrine

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    In terms or organisation and readiness we are light-years behind! You correctly identify the reason.
  7. Crimpshrine

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Just because he isnt saying anything doesnt mean we havent got anything to spare waste. Lets judge him by his actions in the market first.
  8. Crimpshrine

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    And what about the season after that and then the next one.... Rovers' whole future is depressing as hell.
  9. Crimpshrine

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Blackburn Outsiders
  10. Crimpshrine

    Swiss Ramble thread on Rovers' finances

    This is the point. The owners have the potential, the money and the opportunity to do everything within their means to make Rovers a success but they do very little. Why do they bother?
  11. Crimpshrine

    Swiss Ramble thread on Rovers' finances

    Maybe, but I am just suggesting some inventive thinking and actually taking an interest. One meeting a year with the manager and paying the bills does not fulfil their obligations. We are just not set up to succeed.
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    Swiss Ramble thread on Rovers' finances

    These guys gained promotion at clubs with committed, enthusiastic, mainly local owners and probably loads of help from board members who wanted nothing other than their club to succeed. Rovers is not the same. You simply can't run a successful football club at this level with owners who don't know the game or the club. Mowbray and Waggott are doing their best but there needs to be so much more support behind the scenes at Ewood. This is exactly the sort of idea Rovers should be employing but who is going to investigate these opportunities. Mowbray is busy with the football side, Waggott is looking at match day revenue and finances. Over to you Venky's.....
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Albert Camus - good goalkeeper as well as a philosopher !
  14. Crimpshrine

    Swiss Ramble thread on Rovers' finances

    Isn't that their problem ? Why own a football club if you aren't prepared to push for success and put a bit of effort in. Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Brighton, Sheff Utd - why can't we do it if they can? I know FFP exists and needs to be taken into account but other clubs find ways around it. Alternatively use the promotion-or-bust model - Venky's can afford it. They're just not interested.
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    Swiss Ramble thread on Rovers' finances

    It will never be forgotten. My worry is we will be in that situation again at some point. Rovers is a business to Venky's - they want to balance the books and have no interest in the football side of things. They've taken the soul out of the club.

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