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

    We've already used up our luck at Bolton. Have a bad feeling about this one. Really hope we hold on.
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    ROVERS v Sheff Utd

    Reed is a better fit at right back considering he played there for the entirety of last season for Norwich
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    Loan Window

    Online chatter linking us with Idrissa Sylla of QPR
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    Loan Window

    Haha I saw that too. He's certainly changed the pic. His old one was one of his time with Rovers. Does him taking it down mean something? 😛
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    Loan Window

    He looks amazing!😍 We could definitely do with Chapman as he's another one who can unlock defences single-handedly. Can never have enough of these players.
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    Academy & U'21's

    This is perhaps, to an extent why England always have that little bit extra missing on the International stage? A majority of the English players seem to be churned out from the Academies of the Big four(and more recently Soton). And, these players get given the world to them at a young age. The amount of money that 17-18 yr Academy graduates at these clubs earn is insane. Throwing that much money at such a young age is bound to reduce their hunger/passion for the game as it is easy to become satisfied with the money you have and not struggle and work hard to go that one step further. And sometimes you need that nasty in a player. Players need to be fighters and stick a boot in if required. These are things that come naturally to players who have had to fight and sacrifice for their chance to play at the top(Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil etc). English players often come across as being "soft". If you look at the top International sides(especially South American ones) most of their players come from semi-professional backgrounds where they literally play their way to the top. There are so many rags to riches stories in these sides where players go from playing on the streets to the big stage. Jamie Vardy is the only English player I can think of that's worked his way to the top. Most of the other players in England often come out of Academies which industrialize players and mould them in a specific way, robbing them of their creative expression. Sorry for the long post! Just wanted to draw a correlation between passion/will to succeed and economic backgrounds of players!
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    Academy & U'21's

    Just had a look at our recent Academy graduates and is it just me that's amused at all of them predominantly being Defenders? We seem to be good at churning out quality defenders and goalkeepers but haven't really produced any forwards or midfielders in ages! Mahoney is the only one I can think of. And you could count Lowe as a midfielder I guess. Frank Fielding, Jake Kean, Raya, Olsson, Hanley, Henley, Jones, Lenihan, O'Connell, Wharton, Nyambe, Doyle, Travis - all of them being defenders/goalkeepers I only ask because I remember reading how Academies around the country are starting to focus more on producing Strikers & Attackers due to the rewards they can get in the Transfer market for a young British striker/winger. And some clubs have even hired foreign coaches who focus on Attacking skills and Technique. That makes sense as well considering a young striker would have the same value as four defenders combined coming out of the Academy. I realise there's not much the club can do in terms of the kind of players who make it out, but this is just something I found amusing.
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    Loan Window

    Now that Samuel is out atleast until January, I wouldn't be against getting Gallagher on a short term loan. Provides something different up front and is a betterment on Samuel for me.
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    Championship 2018-19

    Jack O Connell, a lad we let walk away for nothing looks a proper player and is getting rave reviews at Sheffield Utd A pity as we could really do with defenders of his ilk. Strong, no nonsense big men. I thought he was one of the top prospects coming through the Academy. Could anyone shed light on why we let him go for basically nothing? (I remember the fee being in the very low thousands)
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    Loan Window

    Jason Cummings from Forest who is currently on loan at Peterborough is banging them in for fun at League 1 and looks a striker who will go places. Was recently linked with Hull. A cheeky double striker swoop from Forest in Jan? 😛
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    ROVERS vs Lincoln

    You sure about that? 😛
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    ROVERS vs Lincoln

    Oh God please no
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    ROVERS vs Lincoln

    Lenihan and Nuttal are certs to start for me, going off the club's Instagram My team would be: Leutwiler Travis Lenihan Downing Williams Tomlinson Reed Bennett Rothwell Conway Nuttall Lincoln are a strong physical side with pacy players. We will have to start off well and give them their due respect. 2-1 Rovers #COYB
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    Loan Window

    Hasn't been announced yet. Apparently had his medical today and due to be revealed any time now!
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    ROVERS vs Lincoln

    Slightly nervous about this one. Shouldn't be taking them lightly. They're on a good run and on great confidence. I've been lingering around their messageboards to track how Wharton is doing (who they rate very highly) They have a decent team and won't fear us as they have nothing to lose. We need to play to our strengths and not put out a severely weakened team thinking it should be an easy game. Get that first goal and it should be easy. Otherwise it's gonna be tough.

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