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  1. RoverKyle

    Ben Brereton

    I don't buy the idea that if we lost Graham we'd suddenly be awful. When Armstrong played through the middle in the cup, albeit against Carlisle, there were signs that we could play a different style successfully if we needed to.
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    Premier League Stuff

    I agree. His stock was rising massively with us and he'd built a good team. It was only early on in his managerial career but he'd already been talked about being a future successor to Alex Ferguson.
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    Rovers v Leeds, Ewood, 12.00 KO, 20th October

    Nice to hear Mowbray buy into the idea that we could make a real push for the play offs. To do that you need to win games. And to win games you can't just sit off and let then opposition attack you for the rest of the game once you've taken the lead.
  4. Just as a follow on, the television changes won't necessarily have an impact on my decision on whether or not to renew. I have SkyGo, but that doesn't provide a red button option as far as I'm aware. Plus I prefer to go to games than watch them on TV!
  5. This is a bit of a funny one for me. I bought my first season ticket last season (coinciding with relocation to Liverpool) and bought again this season. I'm finding it difficult to get to mid week games, as the trains don't run late enough for me to get back home after the game. To get to them I have to essentially bribe my girlfriend with love & affection, a ticket to the game and a visit to Nando's pre game to make a bit of a night of it for her.. The whole set up has been working well to date, but as she's working on her PHD, her time is going to become more limited. For weekend games, I make the 2 hour trip there and back (I was surprised by how long it takes all in all) by myself with no qualms at all and enjoy the day out. Typically I have to miss 3/4 weekend games a season due to scheduling conflicts, so that coupled with my midweek travel issues, mean that I will seriously have to look into the cost benefit of purchasing a season ticket next season. That being said, if I don't buy one I'll make the journey to Ewood any weekend I'm available and purchase a ticket with Club 1975 membership. Plus it may free me up to attend a few more away games.
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    Bolton vs Rovers

    Really don't know what to expect from this one, but after the showing against Sheffield United I think we'll come out fighting. Just bought my ticket for the game and looking forward to it. Never been to their stadium before.
  7. I'll put my hands up to say I've been one of Nyambe's biggest critics over the last season or so, however he's made great strides already this season. It looks like the full season playing in League 1 has done him the world of good. He can still look clumsy in possession, but people have already mentioned he's often able to recover well using his pace and strength. My main concern with him at the moment is his use of the ball in the final third. He doesn't seem to have a cross in him, so he always has to cut the ball back to Bennett to whip it in. It doesn't take a genius manager to pick up on that and essentially limit anything meaningful coming down our right side.
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    Loan Window

    Reading between the lines, that sounds as though Chapman will be joining in January. Obviously providing that Boro sign the necessary replacements.
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    Loan Window

    Haha fair enough. I haven't seen the image. Just a lot of mentions of big cats. By the sounds of Mowbray's comments, he'll either be signing here or staying put if it gets too late in the day or Boro don't sign enough players to warrant him going.
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    Loan Window

    Just to be an arse and add to the silly Chapman destination debate, Millwall are known as The Lions. He's always posting pictures of his dog on Instagram, so maybe he's just an animal lover.
  11. - I expected Whittingham to be our stand out player last season and potentially our new captain at the time of signing. - For one of Gestede's first games with us on loan, I spent the whole 90 minutes calling him a donkey and claiming he wasn't good enough. How wrong I was. What a player; especially in the air.
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    Loan Window

    Such a strange link. I don't see the appeal of Turkey unless it was one of the big boys. I was half expecting it to be teams like Boro, Derby and Celtic for some reason. I'd have been half concerned by the link then.
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    Loan Window

    He's posted various stuff on instagram where you can see him lying around with some sort of recovery strapping on his leg. Not to say that isn't misdirection advised by the club, but it does seem very unlikely.
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    Loan Window

    I've no problem with us potentially signing Rodwell. Mowbray has made it clear that it would only happen if he accepts an affordable wage, plus he'd have a point to prove to sort out his career. As initial back up for CM & CB, it could be an absolute bargain on a free transfer. If he performs, we could have a £5-£10 million player on our books. I don't buy into the desperation comments. If an opportunity like that pops up, it's definitely something to consider. I'm not surprised that he's got a few options open to him.
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    Loan Window

    Think people have got their wires crossed with that one.. Isn't that James Husband, hence the 'Hubby' tag. They played together at Norwich.
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    Rothwell, Evans and Bennett all put in a massive shift last night. They were brilliant and a big reason why we managed to get ourselves back in to the game so well last night. Rothwell in particular impressed me. Looks like we've signed a bit of a gem.
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    Loan Window

    We know that Mowbray likes his players to be versatile. Bennett, Williams, Travis & Armstrong are shining examples of that. Brereton seems to fit the mould in that he can play comfortably as a lone striker or as a wide forward. Providing he signs, I can see him and Armstrong sharing the lone striker and left foward roles in our current formation long term.
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    Loan Window

    Exactly. They're now haggling to get the best possible deal on him. As I'm sure we would do when selling any of our assets. The difference with the Bauer transfer, is that Charlton aren't in a strong position to negotiate due to Bauer's contract running down and his public statement saying that he won't be signing a new one. They're just digging their heels in for the sake of it, hoping they'll get an excessive transfer fee. That one shouldn't have dragged on as long as it has.
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    Loan Window

    I took it that we're potentially close to sealing the Brereton deal and that we're moving on from Bauer.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Severely disappointing end to the window. However if either of those reported bids were accepted, there'd be a completely different mood in here. I don't buy that the bids were to appease fans. If they were accepted, the players would be here. On reflection Armstrong signing is massive for us. Along with Palmer joining that's a statement of intent. The window can easily be salvaged with a winger and a striker on loan (ideally with a view to buy), which Mowbray will no doubt be targeting.
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    Thursday deadline.

    I'd have him back in a heartbeat.
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    Ipswich away match thread

    On his debut at Ewood Evans smashed in a 20-25 yard volley. Haven't seen him hit a decent shot since.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Back to Armstrong... We're potentially signing a 21 year old striker with junior England honours for under £3 million. He has a track record of scoring regularly in League 1 but hasn't yet proved himself in the Championship for whatever reason (Barnsley - Lack of consistency, Bolton - Out of position). He's an absolute steal for us and will only get better.
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    Thursday deadline.

    That's probably the best bet. Get to take a look at him, then decide on a purchase at the end of the loan, like we did with Payne. Forest seem to have written him off, so I imagine he'd be going for cheaper than they bought him for.
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    Thursday deadline.

    I think a few people just need to calm down. The window isn't closed yet. The squad isn't in a great shape at the moment, but there's time to sort that out and Mowbray seems confident of getting who he wants (based on recent interviews). Let's judge at the end of the window.

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