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Mark Atkins' Bald Patch

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  1. Mark Atkins' Bald Patch

    Reading (A)

    That's a great result... get in!
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Without having read all the debate on the 'nobody through the middle' topic... could it just be as simple as he intends to play 2 upfront rather than 1. As in 2 running the channels instead of Graham up front on his own?
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    AFC Bournemouth v ROVERS

    Has Brereton stayed on after that challenge? He looked in some pain.
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    AFC Bournemouth v ROVERS

    I'd rather see Rodwell get a run out at centre half... he claims that is his more natural position and it's a position of greater need for us currently. I'd like to see what he has at centre half.
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    Loan Window

    Fair point, but I think Reed is an upgrade on Evans (and I'm a countryman of Evans')... and based on what I'm hearing Davenport looked good when he featured in pre-season. Although I must admit I have never seen him in action myself. Is the consensus on here that Davenport should start in the 2?
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    Loan Window

    The potential Reed signing does seem a bit unnecessary given the numbers we have in that area (the 2 in front of the back 4). However, in my view he is better than anything that we have in there currently and Tony sees it as a chance to upgrade in that area. Yes, Smallwood and Evans were good servants last year, but Tony needs to be ruthless and if there is an upgrade available at a manageable cost then he has to go for it. Especially with it being such a vital area of the pitch - if you have a good 2 in there it makes a world of difference. So I say go for Reed and pair him Davenport, with Palmer, Dack, Rothwell/Armstrong in front of them.
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    Ipswich away match thread

    Yessssssssssss! Certainly sounds like it was against the run of play. We'll take it. That'll do wonders for the confidence.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Apologies if it's been mentioned before, but what type of front man is this Nmecha? Target man or a quick skillful type? Cheers
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    Thursday deadline.

    I don't think Bell's attacking strength alone warrants us playing 3 at the back. I would even suggest that when Bell is solely responsible for wide attacks on the left he struggles. He would be more effective as the left back in a 4, taking advantage of overlaps and 2 on 1s in combination with a left sided midfielder.
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    New Kits

    I always look to the kit launch and I'm usually quite easily pleased. This is one of the very few times I would consider myself not pleased with the home kit. The sponsor isn't great but I can get over that, it's the fact that the blue is much too pale which means there is not enough contrast that annoys me. Wishywashy. Looking forward to the away kit making up for it now.
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    RIP Jimmy. I always enjoyed his contributions on the 5 live commentaries. Said what he thought.
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    Carabao Cup

    Don't knock it Bob... that just might be enough to get you a saucer of olives down the country club!
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    Carabao Cup

    3 -1 Samuel.
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    Carabao Cup

    ...antlers always the extra TV money to consider as well. (scraping the barrel now)
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    Mowbray’s Future

    Also playing devil's advocate here ... but are we sure Adkins, Jackett, Hill etc. would have took the job if asked? I suspect not, given the circus at Ewood. Anyway, good luck Tony. You'll need it in spades.

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