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    Any Mill Hill St Peters veterans?

    Was Terry involved with West End CYC who played in the Blackburn Combination?
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    FFP Trouble

    Brereton could well be attached to the same group, as for the rest, perhaps the owners were badly advised and have learned their lessons. On second thoughts, probably not.
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    FFP Trouble

    I am quite confident I can guess what that criteria. Despite this we have someone posting above, who seems to have a soft spot for them.
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    FFP Trouble

    They did okay with that money transfer Company, when they bought us. Can they not try that again? I think they were based in Bradford and no one was that sure of the source, allegedly.
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    FFP Trouble

    Sounds like a good plan, we could just get relegated again. If it happens this year, someone could lump on and make a killing, as we are around 50/1. Just saying!!
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    January transfer window 2020

    It's hard to imagine that it is pure coincidence, with it going on for so long and under several different managers. Let that little group who won't accept some sort of strange behavior, has been and still is evident at the club, say what they want, I will take some convincing that there isn't.
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    Ben Brereton

    I haven't checked any of his stats, but having read through the last couple of pages, I couldn't help but think about Rudy Gestede. Before he joined Rovers, I assume his goal scoring record was poor, hence the fee we paid for Cardiff. He did the business for Rovers and we sell him to Villa for a much higher amount than we paid for him. He is then under the pressure at Villa, due to the fee they paid and suddenly he looks useless and his goal scoring record becomes poor again. Maybe Brereton just doesn't have what it takes to perform under the expectation the fee has thrust upon him. Someone has taken a chance on him and it just hasn't worked out.
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    Forest V Rovers

    I can never think of Forest, without having my mind go back to their glory days under the late Brian Clough and their success not only domestically, but on the European stage too. Like us, those days are long gone and the likes of signing Trevor Francis as the first £1m footballer and Peter Shilton, they most expensive keeper at that time, are distant memories. Again like us they had a brief look at life in the third tier, but are now established in the second tier again and are flirting with the play offs. Having played out a 1-1 draw at Ewood, back in October and with 4 points separating us in the league, this would suggest a close game. I can't help feeling though, that we are about to go on another one of those frustrating runs, where we simply can't buy a win. The last 3 games have all suggested that we are going to struggle in this one and the bookmakers have us down to lose it. My prediction is a 2-0 defeat and given that would create a gap of 7 between us and them, could be the last time this season, we think we are in with a shout of the play offs.
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    Forest V Rovers

    Very poor defending yet again and conceding very soft goals. I was closer to beating Ameobi to his free header and as for the pen, just a disgrace from Walton. Concede 3 soft goals and the possession stats don’t mean a thing.
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    Forest V Rovers

    Match day nerves are kicking in, as I'm not too sure I can stomach a defeat today. I still feel like we will lose and be left wilting, after picking up two points form the last 4 games.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I’m just not getting this any more. What on earth are the decision makers thinking of when we are spending that sort of money on players, who simply aren’t producing the goods? They very future of the club is dangling before our eyes, given the latest set of figures. Whether to keep the manager or not will be the least of our problems very soon. It doesn’t bode well this.
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    Huddersfield Town 29.12.19

    Players up and down the country fail to give 100% week in and week out. Three of ours that jump out from the not too distant past are Murphy, Best and Etuhu and I defy anyone to convince me that Shane Duffy was giving 100% to the Blackburn Rovers cause when we played Wigan and Cardiff away in our relegation season.
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    Huddersfield Town 29.12.19

    I do agree, yet we more than matched Preston for a while in that game, beat Bristol City away, took a point at Swansea and beat both Sheffield Wednesday and Brentford at home. At least two of those sides will make the play offs though.
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    Huddersfield Town 29.12.19

    When I look at other teams in the division, who are likely to make the play offs, I begin to think in theory we should have a chance. Obviously only 4 will make it and if we assume that Leeds and WBA will take the top two spots, then 4 from Fulham, Brentford, Sheff Weds, Preston, Forest, Bristol City, Swansea and Cardiff, should take those spots. I have always thought that a team good enough to be promoted, is one that stands out and plays exciting football, but don't see that from most of these play off contenders. In theory, that should therefore mean we have a chance, yet in reality, we are going nowhere near.
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    Huddersfield Town 29.12.19

    There is one constant in all of this and as I have stated many times, we will never succeed under these owners. After the win at Bristol City and the draw V Swansea, we looked like we had turned a corner and were in with a real chance of getting somewhere. A real big rallying cry and some sort of impetus, to give us the boost to get what we should have been able to from the following 3 games would have now left us sitting pretty. Instead of that, we got the tame insipid performances V Wigan and Brum and the surrender yesterday. A two point return from those 3 fixtures tells you all you need to know about our structure. The foundations are not there and although we have them shored up now and then, eventually the cracks appear again and we return to type. This will never change under this ownership, no matter how man false dawns there are.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Keeps opponents guessing about the strength of the team and the line up.
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    January transfer window 2020

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/tosin-adarabioyo-hopes-long-term-21089710
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    January transfer window 2020

    There is an article in the Mirror about it. Not certain it’s true, but certainly being reported.
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    Tosin

    If we do lose him, then that plus the loss of Dack, could spell the end of any hopes of the top six. It it would be a very rapid loss of two key players and wasn’t what anyone would have seen coming two weeks ago.
  20. It could be wishful thinking on my part, but they deducted points from Brum last year, for an FFP breach, so if this is also classed as one, then surely the same punishment, must be dished out?
  21. Hopefully they will be given a points deduction for it, but it isn't a formality. I still can't believe what happened with Bolton and how they effectively got away with postponing a fixtures, as they knew they would lose it.
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    Old Rovers Footage

    If I’m not mistaken that ended in a 1-0 win for us and earned us a tie against the then mighty Liverpool
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    Stoke v Rovers Nov 30

    The goal for Gallagher will have done him the power of good. Nice that he is saying what he is to the fans. I sincerely hope he comes good, bags a few and helps turn the season around properly. The three wins on the bounce, were massively unexpected, so hope we can build on them. A win next week and we are back in the mix.
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    Stoke v Rovers Nov 30

    Agree with Evans having a good game. Tosin looking very good too and for my money, our stand out player so far. Holtby for Rothwell at Half Time, as he is on his arse for me.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    What is also very telling about Mowbray's recent comments, is how he was accusing the crowd of being edgy and spikey on Saturday. If the players perform, as they did last night and put in a decent display, they crowd will be as normal as any other. I only saw the game on I Follow, but the crowd were lifted by the teams performance and effort and it seemed to me that they were also buoyed by the starting line up too, so blaming the crowd was a cowards trick IMO.
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