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Don Said last won the day on April 12 2019

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  1. Don Said

    Stoke City home

    This would probably be my team too. Having two strikers buzzing around, with both a pace and crossing threat from the wings seems like the way to go against a team that might defend deep at Ewood. That's where the 4-2-3-1 has come unstuck over the past couple of seasons in games against Millwall, Wigan, Brum etc in which we dominated but couldn't create enough clear cut chances.
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    Agreed. Cliché, but it's a '14 cup finals' mentality needed if we're going to push ourselves up in to the playoffs.
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    Would you sign Christian Walton

    At the moment Walton is probably no better than an average Championship keeper. Regularly makes decent saves and has some sort of a presence. Seems to have a slightly higher than usual mistake rate in him and his decision making can be slow and costly at times. For that reason I'd be looking to sign better. As others have said, I'm sure we could do better for the same or a smaller price tag, with a keeper from the European leagues. Maybe even an older keeper knocking about over here. At 24 he's young for a keeper but we can't realistically afford the luxury of waiting (and hoping) for him to develop and cut out the negative side to his game through experience. That for me was the whole point of the Raya sale which made the Walton loan signing baffling.
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    Rovers v Hull

    Really starting to feel the lack of January signings now. Tombola team selection time. I'd like to see a 4-4-2 in the absence of a central play maker. Solid base, simple and hard-working in the middle, get the ball out wide and get it in to the box. Something like: Walton Nyambe Lenihan Tosin Bell Armstrong Travis Davenport Downing Graham Gallagher Same back line. Shame to put Arma back out wide but needs be. Johnson was very poor last game, Davenport is next in line. Toss a coin on whether to play Brereton, Gallagher or Samuel next to DG.
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    No arguments there, he had a good game as did everybody on the pitch. He'd gone a chunk of games without being a consistent threat beforehand though, hopefully he can start to sustain it because he's one of our biggest threats on his day.
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    Wouldn't change the last starting 11, assuming current fitness and no surprise signings. Off the back of a very good performance leading to a 5-0 win, don't see a major need to change anything. I think JRC is one more decent impact sub appearance away from winning a start ahead of Rothwell, who has been quiet lately.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Loaning Brereton to Holland is a lifeline, we need to snap their hand off whilst an offer is there. Possibly the only chance we’ll get of recouping any money in the future. and/or getting any sort of player with confidence and developed ability. Serious questions for Mowbray to answer though, 7m unproven striker out on loan due to not being able to cut it, at a time where 7m should’ve been improving our starting 11 considerably.
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    Preston (home)

    Like this. Would also be interested to see how flexing it to have Armstrong/Graham as a front two with Rothwell (or preferably Holtby) playing in the hole behind as a 3-4-1-2 would do. We need to learn how to score more goals without Dack. An Armstrong/Graham partnership might work best with our squad, varying attributes to complement each other, not to mention Armstrong is our current (fit) top scorer, and Graham our only (fit) proven goalscorer at this level.
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    Probably, but leaves us with less of a problem and increased revenue potential during times of success. Will always be something for Town clubs to grapple with.
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    Rovers with 13k on within an immediate catchment area of around 150k people. Liverpool with 50k on within an immediate catchment area of around 2.5m people. Get them to do the maths!
  11. Another great result. The lads are fighting for each other and it’s ace to see. We are The Rovers!
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    Gareth Ainsworth

    Top of League 1 with Wycombe, 8 points clear of the team in third. Got them punching well above their weight, maximising their potential and beyond. Ticks a lot of boxes. Gets his tactics right, has consistency with his side and finds his best 11 avoiding unnecessary tinkering, does the basics well, keeps clean sheets, a proper game manager, brave, positive attitude, great character and a leader, commands respect, inspires his players, young and ambitious, knows Rovers, yada yada.... Will be managing in the championship soon one way or another. If only Waggott & co had any ambition or a purposeful vision.
  13. Rovers were awful today. Any other side in the league would’ve beaten us comfortably. Happy to get 3 points as ever, but the future stays worrying if nothing changes.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    And to add to that, successful managers either do the basics very well and consistently, or live and breathe a forward-thinking philosophy. We don't see either.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Very disheartening comments.Shows a major defeatist attitude, and not for the first time. If allowed to continue this spiel will breed bad results & will make our better players want to leave. We have no given right to be anywhere. But we've got a half decent squad, a good opportunity to kick on and it feels as if he's backtracking on the summer plans and is painting us out to be a real minnow at times. The person leading our squad needs a positive, winning mentality. I'm not seeing it.

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