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  1. 4000Holes

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    My take on this transfer window. we need first and foremost a strong backbone which is absolutely essential for any team, particularly in the championship. Goal keeper - Debatable. Poor season after horrible injury but he is in the mindset of the clash (should I stay or should I go) because centre defence just not good enough. Therefore new central defender an absolute must, we can have great wingers, great forward thinking midfield players but without the backbone we will lose more than we win ie if we score 4 but opponents score 5, result is zero points. Any money available should go to that position which should be priority. Up top - Depending the formation, Graham will be ok for one more season but not a priority replacement. If we change formation and pace becomes far more relevant then BB will come into his own, I think he will prove doubters wrong but it will need a change of style. Therefore no need to break the bank for another striker. Next we need a a right back and possibly left back who can defend without the need for centre backs being pulled out of position to cover which in turn puts pressure on the keeper. I am not sure about either Bell or Nyambie but Bennett is not right there. So if money available we need at least one new full back. No need to spend in either midfield or up front because we are covered. That would be my priority and that is what I would look at improving before any other positions are even thought about. It’s all about priorities.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Dack has all the attributes to make it to the top but it depends how much he wants it. He needs to really appraise his own lifestyle.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Assuming that there is a budget and that’s a big assumption. The first on the shopping list should be a big uncomplicated centre back, someone in the mould of Matt Woods, Tony Gale, and dare I say Glenn Keeley who would stick his head where others would think twice about putting their boot. In my opinion that would improve the goalkeeper beyond recognition, and first and foremost a reasonable team needs a good spine. Once that is achieved then look at other positions, probably right back to prevent the centre backs being pulled out of position to cover.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Where is Madon when you need him?
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    Norwich - tempting fate

    Don’t get the criticism of Brereton tonight. First half we were poor and static, second half while not Barcelona we at least were more fluid and competitive and that was before Rothwell moved into the middle which improved things again.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I think the last time we moved really early was for none other than the great Miles Anderson after coming on and playing 3 minutes for Aberdeen. What a 3 minutes that must have been, he must have won the game single handed stopped 2 certain goals with last gasp defending and then laid on the winner. Now those are the sort of players we want. Wait a minute, I have just woken up from having a very strange and weird dream.
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    Rovers away at Villa this Saturday: 30th March - KO - 3pm

    The biggest dick ever to swing on these pages or at this club just happened to be a Goodwillie.
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    Venkys London Ltd accounts

    Venky’s like others who have inherited wealth have a certain arrogance that they are right. Same with Walkers, who when you get down to it, their business acumen has been left wanting, take Flybe for example. In my opinion, we have Indian owners who are living in a world that is probably 50 years behind Europe and as a result can’t be seen to have made a stupid decision to buy the club because in their world they have made the decision and it cannot be seen as wrong. Problem is for us as fans we are now stuck between a rock and a hard place as they are looking at the money drain that is no doughtedly occurring. Initial problem was that Venkys where shafted by certain agents and didn’t see that for a considerable period of time but by the time they did the agent and the manager who the agent had put in did untold damage which was exasperated by the relationship between the owner and the managers wife. We thought or at least I did, this is pathetic. They should give the club back but that is not going to happen because (coming from someone who has done business in that part of the world for many years) it is not in their psychology as it would be seen as a failure which is not acceptable. In short, I believe, we are stuck with our current owners for the foreseeable future as in their world they cannot be seen to have failed. However, if they see an opportunity for the club to improve (possibility of promotion etc.) then they will back the manager of the day, however, there is always a however, it is whoever chooses the manager because they haven’t the know how, Our current manager has done a reasonable job for us as fans because we are in a far better place now than we where at this time last year or certainly 2 years ago. Problem we have, is this the farthest that the current manager can take us and if it is then who makes the decision to change. The chief exec in Blackburn is a mate of the manager and is not going to get rid of him easily. We have this issue, if we like it or not it is a fact, so in summary I can only think we get lucky and the owners will keep us going and back us to the hilt should circumstances arise but if they don’t, they see us as a money laundering outfit without going into FFP and keep us going.
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    Sheffield Wednesday away Sat 16th March

    Don’t bet on that. Don’t think even Mercer would bet on that?
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    ROVERS v Boro

    He had been given a yellow also.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Well: in that first half we where lucky to get nil.
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    The Second Class - Rovers Hall of Fame 2020

    I have just voted for other name. That name being Andy McEvoy. Against all the odds he ended up being second best scorer in the first division and the following year being joint top scorer with Jimmy Greaves. In my opinion, absolutely remarkable.
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    It’s never over until it’s over. Wait for the fat lady to sing.
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    Welcome back the 11 O’clocker.
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    Dack can do better than Burnley. Come to think of it I can do better than Burnley and I am nearly 70.

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