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Leonard Venkhater

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About Leonard Venkhater

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    Champions League


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    Former ST holder (now boycotting)
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    Blackburn End

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  1. Leonard Venkhater

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    Welcome back! Agreed. Be afraid, be very afraid about whom the owners might put in place of TM. I also agree that loyalty seems to have become a weakness for TM. Perhaps, it is even a sign of player power. If the lunatics aren't quite running the asylum, maybe they have junior managers' roles. It has started to irk me, when I hear TM still saying he is happy with his current squad etc. Ruthlessness is certainly required in the summer. I do get your point about gradualism, but I worry about standing still, stagnation, regression and...... another relegation. I think the manner in which the owners p***d away our premier league status still rankles with many and, let's face it, we haven't been anywhere near competitive at the top end of the championship, ever since we came down...and that is 7 long years ago! I am not even convinced the owners do want to take us to the next level.
  2. Leonard Venkhater

    Ben Brereton

    Not forgetting Eamonn Rogers, Andy McEvoy....
  3. Leonard Venkhater

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    Ah, good old Titus Oates at it again?
  4. Leonard Venkhater

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    So does denial...
  5. Leonard Venkhater

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    Glaring! Lack of fitness and not much pattern or method. On top of that, my guess is that something else might be wrong. Does it coincide with the obvious message at the end of the window that the club weren't really going for it this season? However, we have seen some horrendous performances before that e.g. Wigan. I am damned sure the club is relegation- bound, unless some serious alterations/additions are made in the summer... Certainly, though, I would be unhappy, If Venky's potted TM now.
  6. Leonard Venkhater

    ROVERS v Boro

    But you know the answer to that!
  7. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    What evidence is there that the Venky's actually do want to take us to the next level? The whole pattern, choice of managers, transfer behaviour and league positions etc, since the take over certainly do not point in the direction of "next level".
  8. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    I thought it was a nod to the Bowyer parallel...( as opposed to the Rodwell incident)
  9. Leonard Venkhater


    We were right!
  10. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    Was that deliberate irony? If so, I take my hat off to you. Seriously, though, I hope you are right about the summer recruitment, but we are almost certainly going to need to manage key departures, as well, so we will probably be starting from further back. I do wonder how a manager, who was a good defender can preside over such a shambles at the back
  11. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    Well, I would certainly have chosen consolidation before relegation, but I do feel some fans' expectations have been merely dumbed down. With the momentum and the nucleus of good players, I am very frustrated that we have chosen not to build on that. I also sense Tony is covering for the owners, saying the money was there, but that is only an educated guess. I just hope that we don't see a slump like the second half of 69-70 or 97-98 seasons because that would set a negative downward momentum.
  12. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    I can't help feeling uneasy. Momentum appears to have been frittered away. I just hope we are not going to see a repeat of the previous Venky pattern with Bowyer...hope, frustration, stagnation (with the manager covering for them until his inevitable departure) Maybe, I should not have binge- watched Sunderland till I die!
  13. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    Agree...I would go further and say we have wasted a good opportunity this season.
  14. Leonard Venkhater

    Reading v Rovers

    The powers that be clearly decided not to invest in a realistic push this year. I guess they have much more confidence than I do that the all the building blocks will still be in place come next August. Standing still usually means going backwards in football.
  15. Leonard Venkhater

    Rovers V Bristol City

    Maybe, he is doing a poor man's Arsene Wenger, putting the money aside for a new...er Riverside!

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