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RoverKyle

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  1. RoverKyle

    January transfer window 2020

    If you remember, that deal and bid came right at the very end of the window when Venky's apparently injected a lump of cash Mowbray hadn't been expecting.
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    January transfer window 2020

    100% not having that it was the leak that scuppered the deal. Rovers were credited with interest ages before he signed for Villa. The club failed to make the most of being first in line and paying the money they wanted for him. Why that is, is anybody's guess. We were crying out for a player like him. Seem to remember Mowbray backing the likes of Smallwood to continue his fine work from L1 at the time. He probably thought we didn't need him. Look at how that has turned out.
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    January transfer window 2020

    I don't understand why you're getting so wound up by the suggestion. If we were to sell Rothwell now, do you think the club would sell him for less then £3m? Taking player valuations from that site as gospel just destroys your argument anyway. Unless clubs go on there and provide valuations for their players, surely you've got to agree that they're made up figures as well. By the way, clubs won't do that..
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    January transfer window 2020

    Do you mean clinical?
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    January transfer window 2020

    But how will we reach 300 pages in the transfer thread?
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    January transfer window 2020

    I was thinking the same two. Would be a pleasant surprise. Think I'd much prefer Curtis Jones, although I live in Liverpool and they rate Elliott really highly too.
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    January transfer window 2020

    There's talk on Twitter that it's likely Hull in for Maddison. Grosicki is meant to be in talks with West Brom and they might be selling Bowen.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Yeah it was a shame he was moved on. A bit rough around the edges but he had loads of potential. Proved himself at Europa League level after he left.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Kalinic was definitely still around. He led the line a couple of times for Kean when he first took charge.
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    January transfer window 2020

    As someone has already suggested, Luke Freeman seems to fit the profile. We were interested in him before he moved to Sheff Utd and they've also been on a cup run. I'd be incredibly surprised if we managed to sign some of the big names that have been mentioned so far.
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    January transfer window 2020

    We're a small town club that's been out of the Premier League for ages and more recently been in League 1. We hemorrhage money every month. £3m isnt small change for us. Plus we've recently spent big money on Brereton and Gallagher. Naturally, gaining promotion to the Prem and having access to the money that brings with it would give us money to spend. We'd be in a better place financially. You've given two extreme ends of the spectrum there. There's a whole lot of middle ground. To be fair, I agree with you on Mowbray. I don't see much progression under his management but we could have a lot worse in charge. I can't say I'd be confident of the club finding an adequate replacement if we were to move him on. Their track record is hardly inspiring.
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    January transfer window 2020

    I've heard this view a few times and I personally find it insane. Even if you get to the Prem and come back down having been battered every week, the financial reward for that completely outstrips any arguments for staying within this division. Going up would also give us extra funds (providing they were made available) to improve the squad, with the additional pull of Premier League football. So it wouldn't be a given that we'd come straight back down anyway. None of this really matters though because for the second season running we find ourselves in and around the playoff picture, but haven't took the initiative and properly strengthened in January. Yet.
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    Sheffield Wednesday (A)

    Whenever I tell people who I support, I usually get some line about Pedersen having been great or "they've had some good players". I've never lived in or around the Blackburn area, so whenever I use Rovers, they usually have to ask whether I mean Blackburn. Saying that, I will use Rovers whenever possible. In summary, most football fans find us completely irrelevant nowadays. Especially if you're not in the local area. We're like a bit of nostalgia for them.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Surprised to see Mulgrew back, but given our current crop of defenders always seem to be a game away from injury, it might be useful to have him around. On a related note I had this shirt curse growing up where I'd get a Rovers player printed on my shirt and they'd leave the following window. This year I bought a Seattle Seahawks shirt with Lynch on the back and he re-signed for them out of retirement. Last night I wore my Mulgrew shirt from a few seasons ago and today he's reappeared from the abyss. Does anyone want to send me an old shirt to wear so we can get someone good back? Tugay!? Shearer?
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    Player of the year (so far)

    Downing hands down for me. Given his quiet second spell at Middlesbrough, I wasn't expecting much from him. He's provided us with a bit of creativity and performed well in all the positions we've needed him to play in. As the season goes on I think Armstrong will push him close.
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    Goal Of The Decade

    I don't disagree with that. But I was framing that in context of Rovers at the time. His decision making could've been improved significantly with coaching.
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    Goal Of The Decade

    Jason Lowe's reaction to that shot, is everything that was wrong with that team at the time. We stifled/condemned creativity and instead prefered the slow, safe option. Incredible that we didn't get into the playoffs with that side. For all his doubters, Rochina has gone on to have a really good career. He could've been a massive asset for us if we'd managed him properly.
  18. Enjoyable watch so far. Bristol City look a good side but we're hurting them on the counter. Brereton has wasted some good opportunities to create something but he's getting himself about a bit. The lads who've came into the side are all performing well.
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    The Sports Betting Thread

    That horse was destined to win after that conversation!
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    January transfer window 2020

    Yeah, Left Back and GK are a must. Those positions alone could potentially push us into play off contention. Despite the lack of goals, I've actually liked what I've seen of Gallagher this season. It's a shame he's been shunted out on the wing so much. He looks like he's actually learned to use his height a bit when going up for headers. Hopefully he keeps improving.
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    Club merchandise

    I think the girlfriend has mine now. Doubt I'll get back into that again.
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    Club merchandise

    As has been mentioned, the legends tshirts were great. Navy with a white trim on the neck and sleeves. I had the Matt Jansen one. Still have it stashed away somewhere.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I've kept myself away from anything Rovers related on here and Facebook for a while now, as I've been silently fuming about how we've been getting on. I didn't want to be influenced by the overreaction parts of our fan base seem to stir up frequently. I've had enough this week though. - A great performance (but a weak point) against a Huddersfield team there for the taking. - A completely inept 'performance' against a Birmingham side that didn't seem up to much, completely failing to build on the previous performance. - Mowbray's ridiculous comments before the Man City game, sorry Preston game. We need a change of manager. Shades of Bowyer all over again. Similar mistakes as well. Can't even bring myself to go in to detail at the moment as I'm that pissed off with it all.
  24. It's such a blow for us as he was looking like a massive improvement in that position. I very much doubt we'll see him again this season, as you say. I tore my ACL about 6/7 weeks ago and it's such a strange feeling. I had very severe immediate pain when it happened and had to be carried off the pitch. Sitting on the sidelines with my leg outstrectched I genuinely felt like I could've gone back on. The hobble back to the changing rooms definitely proved that I couldn't! Had to spend 4 weeks working from home as I just couldn't get up and about. For the rigours of professional football, it's going to be at least 6 months before he can confidently get going again.
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    Hull (A)

    I think what's promising about our team is we now seem to have a genuine goal threat from deep, in Johnson. I echo concerns that our forward players aren't delivering at the minute in terms of converting chances, but that will come. When you have the likes of Johnson and Downing (who both look like they could reach the 5 goal mark each) who can chip in, it takes the pressure off the strikers having to reach that 15-20 goal mark. I'd rather see us score goals from all over the pitch, than be solely reliant on a Dack or Graham to score all of our goals.
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